Essential Bedroom Furniture: Creating Your Ultimate Restful Retreat

Your Perfect Bedroom Design

When you think about bedroom décor, what comes to mind? Dreamy design, conducive to relaxation and serenity. Your bedroom should be an oasis, where you go to get away from the pressures of life, decompress, and get a restful night’s sleep. While there is no right or wrong way to outfit your bedroom, there are certain essential furniture pieces that are practical and functional, and can be styled to create a tasteful and comfortable ambience. Here, we discuss how to choose your bedroom furniture, and we offer some styling advice.

The Bed

First among the bedroom essentials is, of course, the bed. The bed is the focal point of the bedroom, and the size, style, and mattress options are all very personal and subjective choices. It is generally advised to get the largest size bed frame you can fit in your room without overcrowding it or blocking walkways. However, that may not be your best option. If other furniture pieces are a high priority for you, you will want to make sure your bed does not crowd them out. For a child’s room, you will want to leave more floor space for playing. Once you decide on size, consider the material. Solid wood is a good option for a natural look or an upholstered design, but metal frames can be quite decorative and appealing. Think about the style you prefer, whether sleigh, platform, canopy, traditional, or sleek and modern. Speak to someone with furniture expertise about the different options available to you. When choosing your mattress, you can pick from innerspring, foam, latex, pillowtop, and hybrid, in different degrees of firmness. Think about how you sleep and your personal needs when deciding, and go try a few mattresses to make your final decision.

Bedside Tables

Once you have chosen your bedframe, you will have a better idea of how the rest of your furniture should look. While it is better not to match everything exactly, you will want to choose pieces that complement each other. In addition to looking nice you’re your bed, your bedside table should be highly functional, designed to keep essential items within reach. When choosing a bedside table, make sure it has space for a lamp, any nighttime essentials, and books you may want to keep by the bed. There are many different bedside table designs, with different storage options, so it is easy to find one that complements your décor and meets your needs.

Dresser or Chest of Drawers

The dresser or chest of drawers you choose should provide adequate storage for clothing, linens, and personal belongings. There are many different styles and configurations, and your task will be to choose the one which best suits your style and fits into your space. If your space is limited, you may want to opt for an armoire with built-in drawers, especially if you plan to hang most of your clothing.

Wardrobe or Closet

Even if you do choose to have a dresser in which to store clothing and accessories, a place to hang clothes is a necessity. From wardrobes to closets to armoires, there are plenty of options designed to maximise storage space and organisation. It pays to do some legwork, shopping around to find the piece that best meets your needs.

Bedroom Seating

Seating is not necessarily essential in a bedroom, but it is a nice element to incorporate. Having somewhere to relax, read, or dress can make a bedroom more comfortable and functional. Chairs, benches, and chaise lounges can all serve these important purposes in a bedroom, when they are strategically placed. You can put a bench in front of a window or against a wall, or place it at the foot of your bed. A solid wood bench works well with a minimalist bedroom style, while an upholstered storage bench or lidded ottoman can offer additional storage and an elegant look. If you prefer an accent chair, aim for a chair that makes a statement while complementing your décor.

Vanity or Dressing Table

These are further niceties; a dressing table or vanity is not strictly essential, but is good to have. If you do decide that you need this sort of area for getting ready, choose one that is practical and functional, with the storage features and mirror options you need in a dedicated grooming area. This can be an extremely practical piece of furniture, especially if you have limited space in your bathroom.

Accent Furniture

Accent pieces add style and functionality to a bedroom. They can also lend versatility to your decor, as well as enhancing the overall design aesthetic. Consider your lifestyle and your needs when choosing the pieces that will go in your bedroom. Some people will want a full-length mirror, while others will need space for a dog bed, and still others will want a small writing desk, tucked away in a corner. Whichever items you choose, thoughtfully consider how they will impact the overall look of your bedroom.

Organisation Solutions

Bedroom organisation is important in keeping your space serene. Where will you find extra storage, to keep your surfaces clear and your bedroom uncluttered? Think creatively, looking at under-bed storage, wall-mounted shelves, and closet organisers, making the best use of your available space.

Find Your Perfect Bedroom at Carters Furniture

For the most beautiful bedroom furniture and so much more, trust Carters Furniture, where for over 47 years our family-run business has provided not only a vast selection of furniture, but also professional service and highly trained staff. Our stores are open 7 days a week, and our associates are happy to provide you with advice and information to help you choose the right furniture for your home. Even when our doors are shut, we provide customer service through online chat and an email system monitored 24/7 for urgent enquiries. At Carters, we have close business relationships with suppliers, allowing us to source furniture from around the world as well as locally manufactured pieces. From smaller local suppliers to big-name brands, the prices at Carters cannot be beaten; our low price guarantee states that we will match or beat any competitors’ price on identical pieces. Shop with us online, or visit our two large showrooms, where large free car parks and customer-friendly lifts make shopping convenient. For more information, call Carters Furniture Store at 05162 540862, Carters Bed City at 01562 66396, or contact us through our website.