Is the bedroom your favorite room at home? Whether it is or not, refreshing your bedroom with new furniture and a new look is a fun job to work on. A concern for anyone looking to redesign is cost, but once you have a good idea of exactly what you want, the money will automatically be easier to handle. The options can be quite overwhelming, so if you’re hesitant, this guide to fresh bedroom furniture and design should help you get some ideas on what’s right for you.
Seems like the most obvious thing to check before you head into a store to pick out furniture, right? But you’d be surprised how many people forget to measure their bedrooms. Make sure you measure your doorways, closets, windows, and any other recesses. Locate electrical outlets to ensure your new furniture won’t cover the ones you use the most. If you’re installing ceiling fans or a fancy chandelier, measure how far they suspend from the ceiling. Also, don’t forget to measure doorways to make sure your new furniture can enter your home unscathed upon delivery.
Ask Yourself What You Need
Before you run into a store looking for the right furniture, ask yourself what you need. Are you shopping for the entire bedroom or just a few pieces of furniture? Are you replacing, renovating, or trying to complement existing pieces? Once you figure out exactly what you want, it makes shopping all the easier. Next, determine what pieces you need and for what purpose exactly:
- For Sleep: Think of picking the right bed, mattress, headboard, footboard, and a box spring.
- Storage: Check out the right wardrobes, dressers, or storage benches.
- Accessibility: The right-sized nightstands to match your bed.
- Entertainment: Pieces of furniture that could serve as a TV stand.
Mode or Means?
A lot of what you decide for your bedroom furniture comes down to style. You can choose from any range of options, including classic, traditional, modern, minimal, and much more. While style is the most important element for some, others will want to focus on their budget. You need to understand if you prefer style or the price of a piece.
With a little research, you will find furniture styles to suit your wallet. If you find yourself drawn more to expensive pieces on a limited budget, these options might work for you:
- Wait for a while and save up funds to purchase what you really want.
- Look out for sales, coupons, and special offers online, so you can save a little on what you want.
- You could also compromise and look for something similar to what you want at a lower price.
Think About the Long Run
A majority of people don’t keep changing furniture every couple of years. It’s a huge purchase, meant to last many years, possibly even generations. So it makes sense to invest in good pieces. However, before you pick up furniture, remember that home decor is like fashion and trends can fade out as quickly as they begin. Make sure you choose something that you can live with for a long time while remaining practical and stylish. Here are a few options to try keeping in mind durability and style.
- Try Classic: Wooden furniture is timeless. Something like a simple wooden bed frame can easily be paired up with other accessories to create new looks.
- Look out for pieces that have removable or replaceable features, like footboards, hardware, and head posts.
- Try wrought iron. It is both versatile and durable. You can simply paint it another color if you want a change.
With something as big as picking out new furniture, you should know what you’re in for before you make a decision. A simple search online will give you the information you need. Here’s a checklist of what you need to look for before you buy anything.
- The dimensions of the furniture, which you compare to your bedroom measurements.
- Check out reviews on the furniture’s quality and durability.
- The average price range of the items you’re looking to buy.
- Ease of assembly.
Buying new furniture doesn’t have to be such a hassle if you’re willing to put in a little work. It’s all about doing your homework and making the right choices. We hope this little guide helps you make the right decisions.
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