Are you about to set up your new bedroom? Before you dive into the interior decorating chasm, you’ll need to explore all the options and know all the details about your bedroom space. On top of that, you can’t forget to keep everyone’s taste in mind to make sure you and your partner feel welcome and comfortable during the night. Our comprehensive guide will let you know all about the aspects you need to consider before investing in bedroom furniture.
THE SIZE OF THE ROOM
One of the most important factors that will affect your bedroom design is the size of the bedroom itself. If you’re starting from scratch and have no furniture in, you’ll need to take a good look at the room and measure it thoroughly. The last thing you need is a bed that takes up almost all the space. Take into consideration the wardrobe, nightstands and any other piece of furniture that you want to place there when assessing the size of the room.
Once you’ve gotten to know how big a bed you can fit in the room, make sure it fits you. The bed needs to be big enough for you and your partner to sleep in it without feeling cramped by each other. If you’re setting up a bedroom for a teenager, they won’t need a double bed, but rather a bed that’s long and wide enough to accommodate one person and keep them cozy.
HEADBOARD AND FOOTBOARD POSSIBILITIES
Having a stylish headboard adds a dose of class to a bedroom while also making your time in bed more comfortable. Before you decide to invest in one of the many elegant fabric bed heads, consider your taste. On top of that, think whether a headboard will be in the way of a window, perhaps, or if it will be exactly the detail you need to make the room look ready for a good night’s sleep. Do you need a footboard too? Whether you want to create an extension for the bed or have a place to sit on and get dressed without feeling too tempted to go back to bed, a footboard can be a classy addition as well as a bed head.
KNOW YOUR STYLE
After assessing all the previous aspects of a bedroom, you’ll need to stop and think about your interior design style. Are you more of a minimalist, or do you like pieces to show off your eclectic nature? Maybe you love earthy tones, or you’d prefer old-fashioned furniture to resemble your grandparent’s retro style. Only after thinking about your style should you start shopping and decorating the room.
CONSIDER EVERYONE’S NEEDS
Have you ever stopped to think about what your partner’s preferences are? If you’ve been living with a boyfriend, girlfriend or maybe you’re a newlywed couple, you should also consider your spouse’s taste when shopping for nightstands and armoires. Will you even need or want a nightstand? Will your partner? What do they think about having a built-in closet and a set of armchairs matched with a coffee table by the window? Will a chandelier and matching bedside lamps be too much for them? Make sure you consider yours and their needs before investing in that pricey piece of furniture.
Decorating a bedroom will be a tiresome process but a fulfilling one too. However, to avoid any disagreement and resentment later on, be sure to talk to your partner about the decorating ideas and furniture options in general. Know your style, and don’t forget to measure the room so that all the pieces can fit seamlessly into the space creating a stunning décor for both of you.
Guest Contributor: Diana Smith