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Essential Bedroom Decorating Tips

Mar 20, 2008
With so many choices for decorating your bedroom, it is easy to end up with pieces that do not work well with one another. Choosing the right pieces of furniture and accessories for your new bedroom can be easier if think through what the most important elements of the room will be.

The Bed

The bed is usually the focus of the bedroom. Available styles include four-poster beds, daybeds, sleigh beds, platform beds, and pencil post beds to name a few. Standard sizes are twin, full/queen, king and the largest California king size bed. What size and style you choose depends on what kind of space you are working with and how much space you might want to leave free for other functions. If you want a large headboard that reaches to the ceiling make sure you know the exact dimensions so fit is not a problem later on. Also make sure the dimensions of the bed work well with any other pieces of furniture in the room - make sure there is plenty of space to walk around each piece. Bedrooms can fill up fast with too much furniture if you're not careful.

Entertainment

If you have a television in the bedroom, you might want to make sure headboards supply enough support for the angle at which you will watching television. Make sure the piece of furniture that will be holding the television is not too high or low for viewing from the bed or sitting area that will be used. Some people prefer to have the television in a cupboard so the electronics can be hidden away when not in use. If you always have a book at your bedside, be sure to choose bedside lighting that is adequate for reading light. For a couple, it is best to have small lights with a focused beam that will not bother the person who falls asleep first.

Fabrics and Rugs

Various size pillows in rich diverse fabrics can add drama and romance to the bedroom. Incorporate the standard sham size that usually comes with sheet sets, as well as European sham sizes, smaller pillows with rich fabrics and bolsters. The bedspread color and fabrics will dominate the look and feel and feel of the room - so choose one that evokes the emotion you want to predominate. If there is a sitting area in the bedroom, make sure the fabrics on the bed do not clash with the furniture fabric. If you have a rug or carpet with a complex design, it might be better to choose a bedspread with a more toned down color scheme. If your carpet is a solid color - you can choose more heavily patterned bedding without worrying if they will compete.

Multi-function Rooms

If a room needs to function as an office, playroom, and bedroom all in one - a daybed is a smart purchase. Daybeds can function as a great lounging sofa during the day and a functional sleeping space as night without too much hassle. If the room is used less as a sleeping area and more as an office or play area, a fold out sofa is also a good option. Shelving that have both open spaces and various levels can function as a nightstand as well as bookshelves. Drop leaves on the shelf itself can function as a desk when needed and hide away work when guests arrive.
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