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Contemplating furnishing a bedroom?


Decide on the use of the room, will it be your master bedroom, guest room, child’s room, teenager’s den or a study?

Master bedrooms having the luxury of a separate dressing room and en suite may simply require the bed and bedside table. A larger room could have a chaise longue or bedroom chair plus an ottoman box placed at the foot of the bed for discarded decorative covers and cushions; by carefully siting the furniture you will draw attention from the numerous doors while creating a welcoming room for yourself.

Main bedrooms are usually required to house our clothes as well as be sleeping areas and modern furniture offers great scope for individuality. If space is at a premium the bed is the perfect starting place from which to plan your room. Having inbuilt bed storage in the base can economically provide masses of cupboard space without losing any valuable floor space. Likewise modular wardrobes look beautiful with their tall sleek lines; they offer double hanging rails, shelves and internal drawers for a minimalist uncluttered look. Alternatively a combination of bedside cabinets, chests, dressing table and wardrobe can complete an ideal setting.

Guest rooms furnishing is easier if you have a plan centred on your most likely visitors. It is important that you choose the layout carefully and the choice of bed is paramount to a successful guest room. Twin beds may be ideal for grandchildren, in a small room a compact double guest bed would suit couples while zip linked single beds can easily be converted to a large double bed. Bedside tables, chest of drawers and some hanging space are all the essentials necessary if you are limited by budget or space.

Children’s rooms can be great fun to furnish; remember it is the child’s room and as such should be their haven. The child’s bed should be comfortable and robust and suitable to the child’s age it should also leave valuable play space in their room. Whether you need bunk beds for a shared room, stowaway beds for sleepovers, storage beds, extra large or small size beds; there is a wonderful selection available in today’s market you are spoiled for choice. Furniture must be safely and stoutly constructed and should have some shelves, drawers and rails reachable by little ones.

Teenagers’ rooms must be furnished with their tastes in mind whether Goth, Kylie, sporty or serious.

The bed should be the first consideration and whichever style chosen must support a good mattress.

Small rooms may require loft beds which allow for desks or chests to be sited underneath or stowaway beds are great for sleepovers.


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