How do I choose bedroom furniture?

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Buying new bedroom furniture is simutaneously exciting and nerve-wrecking. It's exciting because it's always nice to get new things and an updated look. However it can be quite stressful as wrong decisions will mean wasting a lot of money. This can be prevented by pondering over some questions. Firstly ask who is going to use the bedroom furniture as the it should be suited to match the style and personality of the person using the bedroom. 

Another important thing to consider is the size of the bedroom because it should be proportional to the size of the bedroom furniture, hence if it's a large bedroom then the size of the furniture should also be large. However make sure that the furniture is not too big to make its way through the house and into the bedroom. 

Choosing new bedroom furniture can be fun, but it can be very expensive too so it's best to set priorities straight by asking what type of furniture the bedroom really needs. Although it may be tempting to buy a vintage dressing table, it's more important to buy a wardrobe closet for the bedroom. Also keep in mind the limited space in the bedroom. Next, a colour scheme needs to be chosen. We highly recommend choosing light-coloured furniture as dark colours can make a bedroom feel smaller than it is. For a more warm feel, wooden furniture will do the trick. Although buying a bedroom furniture set sounds a lot easier, matching furniture can look monotonous and boring. Instead carefully selecting single pieces of furniture can make the bedroom look more interesting. 

Which style of bedroom furniture to buy?

It's best to base this decision by taking into account the style of the whole house and the style and personality of bedroom user. For a more cohesive look, choose a style which is similar to the rest of the house. If it's not clear what style your house is, take a look at the furniture in the house—is it modern, casual, formal, traditional or country? It's also perfectly fine to choose different styles for different rooms in the house. To help create a relaxing and cosy ambiance in the bedroom, choose furniture with calm colours and patterns. 

How much does bedroom furniture cost in India?

A wardrobe can cost between Rs 1500—Rs 1600 per square feet, while a 6 feet x 6 feet bed can cost from Rs 39500 to Rs 45000. These are two essential pieces of bedroom furniture and once the purchase has been made, there's a lot less to worry about. Other pieces of bedroom furniture like nightstands and shelves may also be needed. With a bigger budget and a larger bedroom, armchairs, a coffee table, a study table and a dressing table could also be included. For more inspiration, here are 10 furniture ideas for your bedroom.

What are the different types materials used for furniture?

A variety of materials can be used to make bedroom furniture including including solid wood with wood veneers, particle board, medium density fiberboard (MDF), metal, marble, leather, faux marble and by-cast leather. The most durable and long-lasting furniture is usually made from solid wood and wood veneers. Here are 10 interesting furniture ideas for small bedrooms.

What are the different types of wood for making bedroom furniture?

Bedroom furniture is usually made with wood such as teak, cedar, cherry, walnut, rosewood, acacia, pine and mango. Wood can also be painted or stained to match the colour scheme of the bedroom so it's best to choose the type of wood based on the quality and price rather than the colour. For more information, please refer to our article titled how to paint wooden furniture.

What is the best material for bedroom furniture?

The best material for bedroom furniture is solid wood, but it's also the most expensive. It's a worthwhile investment if the furniture will used for a long period of time. Another benefit of choosing solid wood furniture is that it will always be unique as they can be crafted to match your specific needs and taste. For more ideas, here are 14 wooden furniture designs from Indian homes.

How much maintenance does bedroom furniture require?

There are some material which require more maintenance than others. For example, engineered wood requires much more maintenance compared to solid wood. Another thing to consider is how often the bed will be moved. Many types of beds are not designed to be disassembled and moved.

What is the most suitable bed size?

It depends on who will be using the bed and how many people will be using it. The largest sized beds are king beds, followed by queen beds, double beds and twin beds. King sized beds are usually 76 inches wide x 80 inches long, while queen sized beds are typically 60 inches wide x 80 inches long. Double beds are generally 54 inches wide x 75 inches long and twin beds are about 39 inches wide x 75 inches long.

The most suitable bed size also depends on the bedroom size. Make sure there will be enough space to move around the bedroom freely when all the furniture is in place. It's best to measure the bedroom first and then consider the size of the other furniture in the bedroom such as the wardrobe, study table and armchairs. 

How to save space in a small bedroom?

Multi-functional furniture such as beds with storage space underneath like the one pictured here are one of the most effective ways of optimizing on the space in the bedroom. Tables and chairs which can be folded away are also good ideas. 

How to choose nightstands for the bedroom?

Firstly ensure that the nightstands are high enough so that the things on it such as lamps can be reached easily. Ideally the top of the nightstand should be the similar height as the bed. 

We hope the information here has been helpful. For more articles like this please have a look at bedroom furniture: four-poster beds

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