The bedroom is your personal space in the house. This is where you need to feel totally relaxed and at peace after a hard day’s work. This is perhaps the only place where can shut out the world, drop all pretensions and just be yourself. It is therefore important that the furniture you choose for this room imparts to it an ambience that helps you relax, while at the same time reflecting your persona.
Bedroom furniture essentials
The kind of furnitures you choose for your bedroom is in turn determined by various factors, for instance the size, the shape, the theme you would prefer, say traditional, contemporary, country, eclectic or any other and of course your budget. Whatever the case, there are a few essentials that every bedroom, big or small, square or rectangular budget or lavish should have - bed, nightstands, a closet, a dresser and a couch/chair.
The most important piece of bedroom furnitures design - A comfortable bed
Considering that we spend half of our life sleeping, this piece better be good. Even if it means stretching your budget somewhat. Also remember, your bed sets the scene for the rest of the room. It is no doubt the most important piece of bedroom furnitures. Opt for the best your money permits you to buy and then design your room around it. When it comes to beds , there is a wide variety in the market today to choose from - Air beds, Canopy beds, Platform beds, Wrought Iron beds, Sleigh beds and Water beds to name a few. There are also beds designed specially for children to optimize space in their rooms like bunk beds and pull-out beds. Then there are sofa-cum-beds for very small spaces or studio apartments. Make your choice keeping in mind, space, the look that you want to create and your specific requirements, for instance how many people would sleep in the bed and so on.
If you are short on cash, you can get creative with your old bed. Refurbish it with a new headboard and you have a brand new bed.
The bed will ideally come with a couple of nightstands with drawers to house your bedside lamps, phone, alarm clocks, glasses and even books, magazines, papers and journals.
Spacious Storage options in the Bedroom
There is nothing as nice as a large walk in closet, but in most modern homes, space is often a constraint. A lot of people now go for built-in wardrobes. Their look can be coordinated with the bed, giving the room a harmonious and graceful appearance. Of course a good wardrobe needs to provide ample storage space to accommodate your clothes, accessories and shoes and other personal belongings in a tidy and organized manner. Every item should have its own dedicated spot. There should be plenty of hanging space, shoe racks and drawer space.
If a built in closet is not an option then a nice armoire can be opted for. Armoires look aesthetically pleasing and impressive adding a unique charm to your space. They are available in a variety of classic styles and newer, more innovative styles.
A dresser that compliments the rest of the modern bedroom furnitures
Depending on the space you have in your bedroom after the bed and wardrobe are in place, the dresser will need to be incorporated. Here again you can choose from the more traditional styles in wood or the more modern ones which use innovative materials like steel and glass and are generally low lying with large, prominent mirrors with sleek and sharp angles.
Ideal Seating furniture for a Bedroom
A lounge chair or a couch( if the space permits )does wonders to make the bedroom look and feel more warm and inviting. It’s ideal for sitting on to have a cup of tea or to curl up with your favorite book, to put on your shoes, or just to throw those extra clothes that you mean to put away later. Ideally the upholstery should be in sync with the bedroom décor. Another all time seating favorite in the bedroom is the rocking chair. The bench at the end of the bed is another seating option though certainly not the most comfortable one
Add on furniture pieces for the bedroomIf space permits you can opt for other furniture pieces like:
- a writing desk, if you like to write or work on a laptop in a private setting
- a chest of drawers for additional storage
- a book shelf if you can’t do without your books
But do keep in mind that over cluttering the bedroom is definitely a bad idea. Keep it tidy and welcoming. Most importantly give it a personal touch. Accessorize it with beautiful carpets, rugs, curtains, bed linen and cushions. Put up painting and photographs of your loved ones. It is then that you will feel completely at home here.