Description: One of the essential rooms in every house is the bedroom. A poorly designed bed can lead to severe backaches and discomfort. The design and colors of our bedroom can also affect your sleep quality. These tips will guide you in how to choose bedroom furniture, even on a limited budget.
A bedroom should be a safe place. It should encourage you to sleep, and allow you to get enough rest to face your grind the following day. Sprucing up your bedroom with new items can be very refreshing.
Like any other household products, asking yourself the right questions before shopping can make your decision easier instead of just clicking on “order now” on every furniture online.
The following tips will help you decide on the bedroom furniture that you need before making the hefty investment.
Understand the Personality of the Bedroom Owner
Are you looking for furniture for your master bedroom? A child’s room? Or a teen’s room? The bedroom furniture ideas vary depending on the personality of the bedroom owner. Decide on the theme, color, scheme, and furniture depending on their likes.
For example, your teenage son may not be very receptive to white bedroom furniture. Consider discussing the taste and preference of the furniture with the occupants.
Determine the Decorating Style
You can either go for modern bedroom furniture if you’re into a contemporary look or go for the traditional look. Both designs have their pros and cons.
The contemporary look can be somewhat expensive. To maintain the look, you may have to change the style after every decade. That said, some elements of the modern look remain constant. For example, it’s usually modular, clutter-free, and sleek.
On the other hand, the traditional style is classic. The look can have elements such as a four-poster bed with curvaceous posts, French provincial floral wallpaper, ornamentation, and decorations.
If you’re not drawn to a single look, you can go for a transitional look, which is a little bit of everything.
Set Your Budget
The last thing you want is buying bedroom furniture and ending up broke or in debt. Shopping without a plan may end up putting you in a financial fix.
Here is what to do if you want more than your budget allows:
- Buy second-hand furniture because it’s cheaper.
- Buy piecemeal. Start by buying the most important furniture and buy the rest as time goes by.
- Think economically. If the bedroom furniture is for a guest room or a kid’s bedroom, buy low quality furniture, which is low-priced. This is a brilliant idea for a toddler’s room that will be renovated one he reaches school-age.
The Size of Your Furniture
Before you go shopping, have an idea of how to arrange bedroom furniture, this is determined by the size of the room. The size of the furniture should be in balance with the space of the room.
It’s easy to see furniture in a showroom and assume that it will fit in your space. Make sure you check clearance dimensions for tight corners of the room as well as the door.
This may lead to huge losses if you custom-order furniture with non-refundable policy, only to be hit by a rude surprise on the delivery day.
Consider Matching Bedroom Furniture Sets
When buying a complete set may work in some cases, it may not be the best in certain instances.
If you go for a traditional look, then that’s fine.
But for a contemporary look, too much matchy-matchy may seem boring.
Instead, go for furniture pieces that complement each other.
Number of People Sharing the Room
If the bedroom furniture is for the master bedroom or two siblings, think of how the furniture may be shared to avoid congestion.
For example, can siblings share a toy box, desk, or bunk bed? Use the dimensions of the room and list down all the possibilities.
How you choose your bedroom furniture really matters, the bedroom is where you spend the majority of your time.
Therefore, you must treat your body to proper support and enjoy the rest you need.
If you need to save on anything, focus on the headboard, nightstand, or anything else that doesn’t directly affect your sleep.
What is your favorite tip for buying bedroom furniture?
After working as a real estate agent for ten years, Kay decided to start a blog for new homeowners. Through his blogs, you can learn how to furnish your living room, bedroom, and kitchen. Kay also talks about all the emerging home décor designs and plumbing.