5 things to consider when purchasing bedroom furniture

Author: John Smith   Date Posted: 24 October 2018 

Your bedroom is your own private oasis. It is the perfect space to rest your weary head after a long and stressful day. But how do you transform a lackluster bedroom into a stylish and restful retreat? Make your bedroom a reflection of your personality that both makes an impression and feels like home  With so many styles, colors, and bedroom furniture options, trying to get that perfect look can be quite overwhelming!


What exactly is a chifferobe? What’s the difference between a footstool and an ottoman, or a nightstand and a bedside chest? How do you even begin to choose the right bedroom furniture?


Here are five things to take into consideration when purchasing your bedroom furniture.

The three important Ss - Space, Style, and Slumber


The most important thing to do before you begin to shop for bedroom furniture is measure your room. Before shopping for furniture, measure the room and be sure to account for doorways, windows, closets, built-ins, or recesses. Take into consideration wall height, window sill height, and lighting fixtures and switches. Locate electrical outlets and make sure your new furniture won’t cover the outlets you use the most. If you have ceiling fans or chandeliers, measure how far they suspend from the ceiling.

These initial measurements will help you determine how much space you have for your new furniture as well as give you a rough idea of how you can style your bedroom.

Have you always dreamed of a stately, traditional sleigh bed? Would the simple, clean lines of modern furniture express your trendy style perfectly? Or, do you prefer pieces that are more transitional? Consider how the new furniture will blend with the style of your bedroom and any other furniture, fixtures, or decor you plan to keep.


If you are struggling with ideas, just let pinterest push you in the right direction and then open up a new tab and look for online stores that offer a wide range of pieces that could fit your aesthetic.


Bed frames to bedside tables


You spend a third of your life in bed, which means it’s vital that you also spend plenty of time choosing the right one. A better night’s sleep in a better bed can all add up to a better you.


Never buy a bed without at least thinking about the mattress. Where possible, you should buy a new bed and a new mattress at the same time because a new mattress on an old bed won’t last as long as it would on a new one. When buying a bed try to understand the aesthetic you are going for and choose pieces that resonate with your idea, your bed frame, and bedside tables can facilitate in the matter but don't have to necessarily match, mismatched furniture is all the rage as long as the undertone of the pieces merges.


Dress your room up with a dressing table


Once considered luxury items available only to the wealthy, dressing tables and lighted makeup mirrors (vanity mirrors) became available to a much broader audience. Today, there are a myriad of styles on the market that fit almost any budget or décorum. With great looks, useful storage space, and a plethora of styles and materials to choose from, vanity dressing tables make a great addition to your bedrooms aesthetic.

Footstools and ottomans - a bed for your feet


Often considered a non-essential item of furniture in households, the mighty footstool is now making a comeback, as more and more people see the merit in having a comfy pew to raise their feet up on. Furthermore, it adds a much-needed touch of class and luxury to your bedroom.

Even if the only thing you ever use your footstool for is resting your weary and tired tootsies at the end of a long day, the fact remains that the fabric will be subject to daily friction and contact. So, it’s best to opt for a hard-wearing material that can withstand rubbing for longer before it starts to show signs of wear.


Add some flair and panache to your bedroom furniture


Throw blankets and throw pillows, just throw them in. Every bedroom should have a colorful blanket or pillow to add shots of color, pattern, and texture to your bedroom décor. Furthermore, consider large artwork, while a group of smaller pieces might be attractive, it doesn’t carry the same punch as a single, strong accent piece. When considering your options, don’t limit yourself to framed paintings or prints, other choices include quilts, ornate mirrors, architectural trim, wall decals, framed maps, enlarged photos or tapestries.

Every bedroom needs a houseplant or two. They help purify the air, add a touch of living color and give a serene feel to space.


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