While deciding on their bedroom furniture and its overall design, people often assume they’ll get a free pass, because bedrooms, in general, are not exposed to visitors’ eyes and don’t see a lot of traffic. However, bedrooms have their own set of design challenges. Fitting in a huge centerpiece bed and substantial storage space, enabling a free flow throughout the room, designing a harmonious space where you’ll be able to rest – these are only some of the obstacles you will have to overcome. Here are a couple of tips that should help you accomplish this, admittedly hard, task.
Decide on the style
This is the decision that will guide all of your latter decisions, so you’ll have to make it first. Though the choice of style largely depends on your personal taste, it would be wise to make sure that your bedroom seamlessly blends with the rest of the house, and follows a few rules of common sense (e.g. slender pieces for more constrained spaces). As long as you abide by these rules, you can opt for industrial, vintage, cottage, or whatever style you might like.
Dealing with the bed
The bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, so feel free to give it a proper place in the grand scheme of things. However, if your bedroom is on the smaller side, you probably shouldn’t go beyond queen size. Just make sure the frame is painted in a neutral color, so you can have the opportunity to play with colorful beddings and accessories later. As for the mattress, if your budget allows it, go for memory foam. Finally, no matter what size your room may be, you should do your best to fit the rest of the pieces in a way that allows three-side circulation around the bed.
Ideally, bedroom storage pieces should meet three conditions – they should be spacious, blend into the room seamlessly, and occupy as little space as possible. The last issue can be easily addressed in two ways. You can either choose wall-to-wall built-in cabinets that won’t obstruct movement throughout the room, or build in storage space around the bed. This way, your bedroom closet will, at the same time, perform the duty of a bedside table and save you some space.
If you, on the other hand, choose to keep the nightstand as a separate piece, do your best to meet these important requirements – nightstands should be multifunctional (e.g. they should feature a small storage compartment), and should have enough room on the top to hold a lamp and the beverages of your choosing. If you want to, you can even try out your DIY skills with cinder blocks, old suitcases and logs.
Think about electronics
Most bedrooms feature a substantial TV or sound system. If you want to upgrade your bedroom with multimedia, you have to keep in mind that you need a proper place to fit those devices, so choose pieces that will be able to accommodate them. Also, it is in your best interest to hide as much of the cables as possible. So, before you call the guys that will perform your TV antenna installation, make sure that the furniture piece that will host the TV is capable of obscuring those cables.
Choose pieces with built-in mirrors
All bedrooms should feature a nice, spacious mirror. If you don’t have enough room to move in a standalone mirror, find a piece that will allow you to sneak in one. Ideally, the mirror should be available 24/7, but if that’s not possible, you will still be able to get away with a mirror hung on the inside of the closet door.
We hope that these tips will help you make your bedroom as harmonious and functional as possible. That’s the only way you’ll ever be able to get a good night’s sleep.