6 Things To Remember When You’re Furnishing A Bedroom

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Your bedroom is the last thing you see when you go to sleep and the first thing you see when you wake up. That’s why it’s important that you decorate and furnish it nicely. If you wake up in a bedroom that you aren’t comfortable in, you’ll start the day off in a bad mood. A bad bedroom can have a serious impact on your sleep as well which causes you all sorts of problems. There are a lot of rules that you have to follow when you’re decorating a bedroom like staying away from any bold patterns or over the top colors that might be too stimulating. Furnishing a bedroom is tricky and if you get it wrong, you’ll end up wasting space and creating a cramped room that you can’t sleep properly in. But it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think to furnish your bedroom properly, you just need to consider these things.

Start With The Bed

If you buy all of your furniture at once, you might find that you can’t fit everything in or some of the pieces don’t look right in the room, at which point it’s already too late and you’ve wasted a load of money. This is especially important if you’re moving house and you’re trying to buy furniture before you’ve actually moved into the house. The bed is the most important piece of furniture in the room because it’s a focal point and it takes up the majority of the space. That means you need to build the rest of the room around the bed. When you start furnishing, buy the bed first. Then you can start to think about what other pieces of furniture will work well with it.

When you’re buying your bed, you need to consider a couple of things. Firstly, be careful with the size. It’s tempting to buy a huge king sized bed but if it only just fits in the room and you don’t have any space for other furniture, you’re going to end up with a cramped bedroom with no storage and hardly any floor space around the bed. Don’t just buy the biggest bed you can fit in there, think about how much space you’ll have around the bed once its in.

Once you’ve found a bed, you need to get a mattress for it. Mattresses can get quite expensive and you might decide to save yourself a bit of money by getting a cheap one. But cheap mattresses are cheap for a reason; you’ll end up with a bad back and you’ll never get a good night’s sleep. It’s better to spend a bit more money on a decent one so you don’t have to replace it in a couple of years.

Decide On A Trend

When you’re picking the furniture for the bedroom, you need to make sure that it all matches, otherwise, it won’t look good. If, for example, you get a modern bed and then put two antique bedside tables in, it’ll look wrong. You need to decide on a trend and stick with it and that starts with the bed. If you’re not sure what to go for, have a look at some furniture sites and pick out your favorite pieces of furniture. Then you’ll get a better idea about what kind of furniture styles you like and which ones you don’t. Now that you’ve picked a theme for the room, you can start shopping for furniture.

Measure Twice

When you’re furnishing a bedroom, you need to be careful that you don’t fill all of the space with oversized furniture. It’s equally as important that you don’t leave the space too open either, which is why measuring is so important. You don’t want to estimate the size of a wardrobe when you’re buying it only to find that it’s way too big when you get it home. It’ll save you a lot of time and hassle if you measure and then measure again before you start buying anything. When you’re measuring up, outline an area around the bed that you should keep clear so you’ve got space to move around in there.

Spend Some Money

Now that you’ve decided on a style and you’ve measured the room up, you can choose some furniture. If you’ve just moved into a new place you might be short on cash and it might seem sensible to save money by getting budget furniture. That might save you some money now but you’ll end up having to replace that furniture in no time at all. Cheap furniture won’t look as good either because it’s more likely to be made with poor quality materials. You’ll be a lot happier with the room if you invest a bit more money in some good quality furniture.

Window Dressing

The window dressing you put in the room is an important thing to consider. If you’ve got some thin curtains that let loads of light in, your bedroom won’t be ideal for sleep and relaxation. You’ll get loads of light coming from outside and disrupting your sleep. Noise can be an issue as well; the windows will absorb most of it but thicker curtains can give you a little bit of added protection. It doesn’t really matter whether you go for curtains or blinds, it just depends what works best with the rest of the decor, but you do need to make sure that you’re blocking out enough light so you can sleep properly.


Avoiding anything too bold is always good advice in the bedroom but you’ll still want to introduce a bit of color to your bedroom. One of the best ways to do that is through your bedding because if it doesn’t work, you can just change it. Get a few different sets and rotate them to keep the bedroom looking fresh and exciting. If you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to go for something more neutral. It’s important to go for quality here as well. Cheap sheets are going to be uncomfortable and won’t do you any favors when you’re trying to sleep.

Follow these basic rules when you’re furnishing your bedroom and you’ll be able to create a great space and get a good night’s sleep every night.


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