Make Any Bedroom Your Dream Space With the Right Bedroom Set
Whether youâ€™ve moved recently or youâ€™re just updating your space, designing and creating the perfect bedroom oasis comes with a lot to think about. With so many types of furniture, and so many options, what will work for you?
The size and shape of your room is the fist thing to consider when buying new bedroom furniture. A room too cluttered with furniture does not make for a relaxing sleep experience. Whether your bedroom is in a small condo apartment or a large penthouse suite, furnishing every size of space comes with its own set of challenges.
Challenge: Designing a bedroom in a small space on a budget.
Solutions: Small bedrooms such as those in a condo or apartment can be the most difficult to furnish. Luckily there is an ever increasing selection of furniture made for making the most of your space at an affordable price. Before you start buying, always measure your space to ensure everything will fit. Just an inch can make the difference between a well designed room and stubbing your toe when you wake up each morning.
If your small space feels more like a dark cave than a bedroom, you can make it feel bigger by decorating with mirrors and using a low profile bed. Use light colored furniture, such as white and maple, to brighten your space.
Storage in a small space always poses a problem. Beds that have built in storage drawers are becoming more popular as urban spaces get smaller. If you find a bed with a bookcase headboard, you can store your night time essentials there and save space by not having nightstands. Armoires and tall chests store a large amount of clothes and belongings without taking up a lot of floor space and are often available in matching bedroom sets.
Donâ€™t hesitate to do your research to find the perfect alternative storage pieces. A cedar chest holds a lot of bedding and treasures but can also double as a bench. A lot of chests are TV ready with storage space specifically for your electronics. Some mirrors can store jewelry behind them and even some bed steps come with drawers.
Studio and Loft Apartment Bedrooms
Challenge: Working with odd shaped and open spaces and lack of storage.
Solutions: Having an open space like a loft or studio apartment is a licence to get creative. Sometimes, getting creative with your furniture is a must to make an awkward space work. A student in a studio would appreciate a loft bed with a workstation or futon underneath to make the most of their space. Consider using the end of a desk or dresser as a nightstand to increase floor space.
Platform beds are very popular among loft dwellers. For that open feel, purchase a low profile bed to fully enjoy your vista. Many case goods, such as nightstands and dressers, are also designed with a low profile to create that large, open feel. However, if the space is too open and lacking privacy, use a bookcase or Ă©tagĂ¨re in place of a standard room partition or screen.
Many lofts do not have a closet of closed storage space. Armoires or wardrobes are perfect for keeping clothes both hung up and tucked in drawers.
Standard Master Bedrooms
Challenge: Choosing the right furniture for your lifestyle.
Solutions: With a standard master bedroom size and shape, almost all bedroom sets are open to you. Itâ€™s all about arranging furniture to create the most accessibility and flow. If you tend to live a fairly cluttered life, look for closed storage options such as nightstands with drawers. Drawer chests have less surface area for visible clutter to accumulate.
For outfitting a guest bedroom, function and cost is important. Daybeds are a charming alternative to the standard futon and often come with roll-out trundles to accommodate more guests. Look for RTA (ready to assemble) furniture to help save on costs.
Suites and Grand Master Bedrooms
Challenge: Filling up a large space with coordinating furniture.
Solutions: Suites or very large master bedrooms come with their own set of furnishing challenges. Finding matching furniture to fill up a room can pose difficulties. There are lots of options for decorating with functional furniture. Adding an accent chair to an empty corner is functional and can add a splash of color. Jewelry armoires and vanity sets are a beautiful accessory to add to any open space. Electric fireplaces are very popular for adding decor and warmth to a large room.
In a large room, catering to your style tastes becomes a lot more open. A traditional manor or canopy bed will fit the queen and king of the house. If thatâ€™s not your style, find bold modern beds with built-in nightstands and lights to fit your grand lifestyle. Finding consistency in color among pieces may be difficult if youâ€™re buying at different times. However, warm colors such as espresso and walnut are very popular will be easier to match at a later date.
When shopping for furniture to outfit a bedroom, online is a great place to start. You can compare prices closely and not have to deal with pushy sales people. Look for stores that offer free shipping to help save extra money. Most free shipping will be basic, but many places will have inside placement or white glove delivery options. Buying anything online can be a little intimidating for someone who has never done so. Take the time to do a little research and read testimonials. Call the companies youâ€™ve discovered and find out what kind of support is at the other end. Finding a company you can trust will prove rewarding in the end.
| Contributing Expert
Alaina Young is a content writer for Wholesale Furniture Brokers, an online retailer of bedroom sets
, dining room sets, and living room furniture. Alaina writes and edits product descriptions, blog posts, reviews, and articles.