The bedroom is your personal retreat, and with a few key design tweaks you can transform it into a beautiful space to spend your nights in
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. After a hard day at work, or a busy day socialising with friends and family, it’s nice to have your own personal sanctuary to retreat to; a stress free place where you can finally unwind. The bedroom should be a space you want to spend time in, and therefore it’s important that you decorate it with beautiful items that reflect your own personal style.
Here we’ll list the furniture that is essential for any bedroom, and help you choose the right item to make your bedroom feel stylish, relaxing and unique.
The right bed
It may sound obvious, but first and foremost, a bedroom needs a bed! The most important thing to take into consideration when choosing a bed frame is size. If it is too small, it will cause you discomfort, while an overlarge bed will leave you little room to manoeuvre around, and make the room seem cluttered and pokey. The material of the bed frame should reflect the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. A wooden one looks at home in a cosy or rustic room, while a metal or material one could be made to look more elegant.
You can bring endless amounts of texture and colour to the room with the bedding, throws and pillows you use to cover the bed, and these can be easily altered should you decide to redecorate in the future.
Vintage bedside tables
The humble bedside table deserves some love. It is a place we store glasses of water, books, medicines and alarm clocks, but we rarely give it a second thought. A vintage bedside table, sold by specialist furniture companies like Vinterior, brings character and history to any bedroom. Traditional furniture comes in a range of styles, from art deco to mid century modern, so you are sure to find something to suit your style.
Rather than stuffing all your clothes and blankets into drawers, and having your jewellery and accessories strewn across your bedroom’s surfaces, invest in a handsome wardrobe to organise your space while also contributing to the overall aesthetic. They keep everything neat, safe from dust and creases, and in order, and are available in a range of colours, patterns and styles.
A chair or sofa
As well as a place to sleep or relax, the bedroom is a great place to get some work done at your own pace. Having a chair and table, or couch, gives you a comfortable, attractive space to do some reading or writing, or else another place to relax away from the communal spaces of the home, with a steaming cup of coffee and a good book, or the morning’s paper.
A dressing table
If you tend to find that the toiletries or the make-up you use in the mornings is spreading all over your bedroom’s surfaces, it may be worth considering adding a dressing table to the room. This gives you a handy space on which to confine your morning necessities; organising your toiletries into one draw and make up or medicines into another, leaving other surfaces clear for other purposes. Your bedroom will be clutter free, and you’ll never have to scavenge for a missing moisturiser again.
The bedroom is a functional space, but that does not mean it cannot be a beautiful one. The right furniture can make your mornings and nighttimes smoother and more attractive.