Ask yourself what your bedroom means to you. Intimacy? Sanctuary? A place to unwind? A bedroom is your refuge from the outside world. It’s worth all the effort you put in to make it a place to look forward to after a rough day.
It’s vital that you get the bedroom’s furniture right. You don’t want the furniture to be an eye-sore or obstruct your movements. Your bedroom’s furniture should be immaculately chosen and placed to reflect your style and give you maximum comfort.
First, decide your budget. Then, decide on what you want your bedroom to look like. You will only be comfortable with a bedroom that mirrors your personality. So depending on whether you are outgoing or reserved, choose the furniture (wood, metal, cane) and the colors accordingly. Once you have a decent picture, start searching for options. Browse the Internet for the latest furniture models and styles. From Antique to Ultramodern and from the understated to the bold, you will have multiple product catalogs to help you along.
If you can’t yet make up your mind, try visiting furniture showrooms or pick up interior design journals. These give you the twin advantage of the showcasing the kind of furniture that suits your taste as well the best way to arrange them in your room. In addition, they will also educate you on the various accessories you may use to complement the dominant pieces of furniture, the bed(s). These accessories can be items like dressing tables, armoires, nightstands, footboards, closets, classy rugs or carpets and small tables etc.
Pay special attention to the accessories as they should complement the bed while not hogging precious space and spoiling the overall mood of the room. The idea is to pick accessories that fit in seamlessly in the big picture. Nightstands and armoires and tables are useful to add symmetry around the master bed and are also handy in storing numerous little items like books, notepads, timepieces, lamps, telephones and other bric-a-brac.
An important consideration is to choose the furniture as per the needs of the room’s occupants. For children, go for low lying furniture and items like toy chests. For elderly occupants, again, easily accessible furniture with generous use of soft padding material is the correct options.
Another crucial factor that should influence your choice is the frequency with which you revamp your room’s settings. Be it the wall paint or the furniture layout, if you are one who alters the settings often; choose expandable or light weight hardware. Wrought Iron or Cane furniture is a good choice. It might also come be handy should you have to change residence.
All things said and done, devote enough time towards choosing your bedroom furniture. Make sure that it matches your expectations of comfort and style, and (possibly) gives you more than you asked for. Unlike other areas of life, choosing furniture is an experience where compromise must be best avoided. Focus on utility and comfort. When you have peace of body and mind, luxury will follow.