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How to Choose New Bedroom Furniture

Heather Flanaghan

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Your bedroom is the cosiest, most personal room of your home, so it deserves a little extra care and attention when you’re figuring out how to furnish it! You want to feel homely, but not slobby, personal but not unstylish and comfortable, but not cramped – it’s all a pretty delicate balance! Not to worry, follow this guide for how to furnish your bedroom perfectly, you’ll be putting it together in no time…

First, the layout

The layout is incredibly important when you’re looking at furnishing any room in your home. Figuring out where to place your pieces makes a big difference when it comes to getting a good idea of what you need to buy. You can use a large piece of paper and create a scale of your bedroom or use a layout app if you want a digital option. This will make your entire process easier, from shopping to placing your final add-ons.

Budget accordingly

Sadly, most of us have to decorate on a tight budget, so this has to factor in when putting together a bedroom. Now, this is one of the most important rooms of your home so you should feel comfortable in investing in a few larger expenses, namely your bed. This should take up quite a bit of the bedroom budget, as you’ll be sleeping on it basically every night and you want it to last you a long time. Look for pieces with some added storage elements to minimise clutter and keep your space calm.

Furnish to scale

No matter the size of your bedroom, you’ll need to find furniture that accommodates to the dimensions of the space. A tiny bed looks crazy in a huge room, whilst an oversized bed eats up all your bedroom space and doesn’t allow for a healthy amount of airflow. Take a few precise measurements and keep them with you during the design and furnishing process to ensure that your room looks cohesive and feels comfortable.

Determine the essentials

Once you’ve arrived at your ideal layout, got your measurements and pinned down a budget, you can start to shop! First things first, you need to focus on your essentials. You likely sketched them out whilst you were creating your floor plan! Most bedroom necessities will include a bed, wardrobe (if there isn’t one built-in already), tallboy or chest of drawers and vanity if you use one. Be sure to factor in space for a mirror and a plant or two to make it feel lighter and brighter in there.

Think about your style

The fun part! Style is immensely important in your bedroom, its all about you after all! This step differs ever so slightly if you’re sharing with someone if this is the case for you its best to go shopping with your partner to get a good idea of what you both do and don’t like. If you’re feeling lost, sticking to a theme always makes things easier. If you love the sleek look, shop for minimalist or contemporary pieces. Want to feel warm and snug? The boho or rustic vibe will suit you well! Shop according to you (and your partner’s) personality, and you won’t go too far wrong!

Accessories make all the difference

The accessories you select can transform a room! Find decorative vases, pictures, artwork, florals and colours that speak to you to embellish your space in a unique and creative way!

By following these simple steps, you can be totally sure that your bedroom is going to look and feel exactly as you want it! Explore your nearest Penrith furniture store to get started!

Heather cut her teeth as an entertainment journalist, covering red-carpet events and movie premieres on the balmy West Coast. She has interviewed several A-list celebrities for E! and other entertainment news outlets. She primarily covers entertainment, but from time to time, strays into current affairs.

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