Refrigerator, cooktop, rugs and furniture are some of the items that you do not buy that frequently. In fact, most homeowners purchase furniture only once or twice in their lifetime. The reason for not changing your bedroom furniture more often is the hefty price tag that usually comes when buying a master bed, nightstand, pouffe or couch and wardrobe. However, if you ask yourself the right set of questions you can easily pick the best bedroom furniture. Here is a simple bedroom furniture guide that will help you sort out.
Factors to Consider when Buying Bedroom Furniture
Before heading to the showroom, you must take a look at these factors and select the best furniture for your bedroom.
- Room specifications
- Who will be living in the bedroom?
- Decorating style
- What is your budget?
- Matched bedroom set or a casual look?
Let us take a look at the above factors in more detail before we move on to the next part of our blog where we will pick and choose the best type of bedroom furniture you would need.
Before you hit the main furniture market, head over to your bedroom with a measuring tape. Carefully measure out every inch of the bedroom and then take a paper and pencil and draw your bedroom layout. Place the pieces of furniture you want to buy for your bedroom at appropriate places.
Measure out how much space would be needed for your master bed, nightstand, wardrobe or console. You can add or subtract according to the available space you have. For instance, some people can’t do without a wardrobe, but they can easily let go of a dresser due to lack of space.
Who will be living in the bedroom?
Another important factor to consider before choosing the bedroom furniture is to ask yourself who will be living in the bedroom. Is it a child’s bedroom? Or is it a shared couple’s bedroom? A lot depends upon the inhabitants of the room as to what kind of furniture would be most suitable. If it is a kids’ room shared by siblings, then you can get a bunk bed. Worried about how to choose a bunk bed? This comprehensive guide on buying a bunk bed will definitely help you.
On the other hand, if it is a couple’s bedroom, then you might be more careful in choosing the TV stand, chester and nightstand. It is equally important to let your children, partner or whoever the bedroom belongs to what your final plan is. Their liking and preferences matter the most as they would be the ones living in it.
If you have recently constructed your dream home and are now looking to invest in your bedroom furniture, then take a good look at the kind of decorating style you have in your home. Is your house modern and contemporary, rustic and traditional or is it more luxurious and expensive?
The same decorating style will apply to your bedroom as well. If you try something totally opposite, then the interior decoration of your house will suffer. For instance, if there is traditional carved furniture used in the living room and drawing room, then go for a carved master bed that will ‘fit in with the rest.’
What is your budget?
It is important to decide the budget for your bedroom furniture before actually purchasing it. It is quite tempting to splurge on your bedroom where you would be spending most of your time.
However, make a list of the furniture items you intend to purchase and if you are out of your budget, then skip out the not-so-necessary furniture items. If you are really low on budget and most of your hard-earned money is spent on constructing your dream home, then buy bedroom furniture in pieces, instead of all of it at once.
Matched bedroom set or a casual look?
Another important question to ask before buying bedroom furniture is whether you are looking for a casual mis-matched look or a more cohesive matched bedroom set. Professionals have been debating about this and there is no sure shot answer to it.
A lot depends upon your personal liking and preferences. Some people like to see synchronization in their furniture and décor styles, while others prefer buying independent furniture pieces for the bedroom. Remember, the end result or the complete look of your bedroom when choosing the furniture for your room.
Types of Bedroom Furniture
We will now explore the different types of bedroom furniture that will help you give style to your personal space. Go through the list of bedroom furniture and pick the ones you need.
- Master bed
- Couch or sofa
- Arm chair
- Media solutions
So, which one of these bedroom furniture pieces is the most important? Let’s check them out.
There are approximately 7 different types of beds for your master bedroom. Here are the details:
- Four poster bed: If your bedroom is spacious and you want to give a classic European style to your bedroom, then go for four poster beds, which is basically a bed comprising four long poles. This style of bed is classy, traditional and elegant.
- Platform bed: This type of bed has almost no storage space and comprises long legs. It makes cleaning under the bed quite easy
- Box bed: It is quite functional and has plenty of storage space under the bed. So, if you are looking for style and functionality, then go for this one. You can choose either side opening drawers or top opening drawer
- Bunk bed: These are ideal for a children’s room. If you only have a single child, then you can utilise the lower floor for a study area or a reading nook. Check out these reading nook ideas for your home.
- Canopy bed: The four poster bed can be converted into a canopy bed by letting the fabric drape over it
- Floor bed: People with space constraints can choose a floor bed. It is also suitable for bachelors
- Sofa cum bed: These are perfect for a studio apartment. You can also fold and turn it into a sofa
Nightstands are the best companion for a good night’s rest and therefore it is an important feature of any bedroom. You must decide the purpose of your nightstand. Are you fond of reading a book before going to bed? Then purchase a nightstand that comes with a cabinet or a small bookshelf.
Go for a sleek, elegant nightstand if its only purpose is to keep a night lamp. If you are the one who wants to keep important stuff on your nightstand, then buy a bedside unit that has some drawers where you can place these important items.
If you have a small bedroom, then go for a slim fit chest of drawers. The height of the chester is also an important factor to consider, especially if you have small kids at home. If the height of the chester is low, then your child might fall off the chest of drawers.
You should also take a look at the depth of drawers and for which purpose you want to purchase it. For instance, if you want to keep clothes inside the chester, then the chester should be extra deep. If you just have to keep books and other things, then a not so deep set of drawers can also work for you.
There are plenty of headboard design ideas you can choose from. A headboard changes the vibe of a room eventually. You can use the headboard to add your favourite picture frames, succulents or even books. You can either purchase the headboard from the same place where you bought the bed or separately as an extra storage space or design element.
You can turn the chest of drawers into a dressing table or a dresser for your master bedroom. If you are tight on budget and low on space, then this idea works best. Go for a long horizontal chest of drawers and place a round mirror above it. Keep a comfy chair where you can sit and do your makeup. The top drawers can be utilized to keep makeup and other accessories.
Choosing a mattress isn’t as easy as it sounds. You have to take a number of things into consideration, however, the three most important factors to be considered in this regard are: size, firmness and thickness.
You need to have an idea of the usage; a mattress meant for the guest room can be of different durability than the one in your room. For children’s rooms, we have comprehensively covered all important points in our mattress selection guide.
Couch or sofa
If you have ample space, then you can go for a couch or sofa. A small coffee table in the bedroom looks classy. Place it near the window to enjoy the garden view while sipping tea or coffee. A pro tip: Choose a sofa that takes minimum space and adds both style and functionality to the room.
If the bedroom is for senior citizens, then you should add an armchair. A rocking arm chair can be added later, if you can’t afford it now, but it will definitely add value to your parents’ bedroom. Check out these tips for an elderly friendly home.
Some homeowners keep TV within the master bedroom. Use an LED rack to place the TV. There comes a variety of media solutions, where you can keep the flat screen TV, DVD player and a stereo in one place. If you keep your TV in the lounge, then check out these TV room design ideas.
Not exactly a piece of furniture, but without buying a proper lampshade, the bedroom will look incomplete. There are plenty of types of lampshades to choose from. Go for tall stand alone lamps, or bedside lamps. Remember to place a study lamp if you have a small reading corner within the bedroom.
So, this was a comprehensive guide on buying bedroom furniture for your home. If you Re looking for bedroom furniture in Pakistan, then visit the numerous wholesale furniture markets for a reasonable price. If you live in the City of Lights, then visit these wholesale markets in Karachi and choose your bedroom furniture at reasonable prices.
Avoid these common furniture buying mistakes and if most of your furniture is wooden, then go through our detailed post on how to polish wooden furniture like a pro. Don’t forget to check out these small bedroom décor ideas.
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