Choosing the right bedroom furniture
Choosing furniture for your bedroom can be an overwhelming process because if there’s one room in your home that you want to decorate smartly, it’s probably the one that you spend the most time in. Nevertheless, your mission to furnish your room is made easier if you keep one simple objective in mind: make it yours, and make it comfortable. Here’s how.
Make your layout functional yet visually appealing. First, you have to decide which pieces you want to purchase for your bedroom. Start by determining what size bed you should have. Generally speaking, you should have a few feet of open space on every side of the bed, which could be a guide for how big you should go. And when it comes to clothing storage, consider how much closet space you have. If it’s limited, you can get a lot of mileage out of chest of drawers. In addition to these essentials, consider a night stand for storing items that you need within reach when you’re in bed and a sofa or armchair for relaxing when you’re not in bed.
Keep comfort in mind. The main goal of furnishing your bedroom should be to make it conducive to resting. That means that, in addition to choosing a bed frame, you’ll also want to put some thought into the kind of mattress that you purchase. Linen can also play a large part in creating a comfortable environment, especially if you choose bed sheets with a high thread count or made from a softer fabric such as silk.
Choose relaxing colours. If you’re traditional, you will likely choose wooden furniture, but keep in mind that there are many different shades to choose from. You could opt for a deep cherry oak or mahogany. Or you could find more comfort in lighter coloured maples or European redwood. And if you choose to have more contemporary furniture made from other materials, remember to steer toward neutral colours such as white, grey or black. This will not only make decorating the rest of your bedroom easier, but it will also ensure that you’re not kept up at night by too much visual stimulation.
Go beyond the visual. In addition to furnishing your bedroom, you should take care to have soothing scents and sounds in it, as well. Invest in a fan that can create a low lull to help you sleep, especially if you live in a particularly noisy neighbourhood. And try incorporating some candles scented with essential oils, such as lavender, to draw you into a peaceful sleep.
Add character. There are, of course, some things that you should have in your bedroom that you won’t be able to find at any furniture store. An antique quilt or a painting that has been passed down from generation to generation are examples of items that add character and a bit of your personality to your bedroom decor. Once you’ve chosen your furniture, these one-of-a-kind pieces can make your room feel completely yours.
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