Choosing the right bedroom set doesn’t have to be stressful and confusing. Here’s a guide to get you started on choosing the one that’s right for you.
Do you feel like your old bedroom furniture is starting to look a little outdated?
Have you noticed it’s covered in unsightly paint chips, cracks, or simply has too much broken hardware?
Are you in the process of renovating or redesigning your home, and want to ensure that your bedroom looks as awesome as the other rooms in your house?
Buying a bedroom set is certainly a crucial part of the bedroom decorating process.
But what are the tips you need to make sure you’re buying the right one?
Read on to find out.
Ensure It Goes With Your Overall Design Scheme
Whether your prefer modern bedroom furniture (see awesome style options here) or can’t get enough of the Hollywood Regency style, make sure you’re choosing a bedroom set that matches the look of the rest of the room.
First, take a look at your flooring options. What colors are in your carpet or rug? Are there any subtle tones that the right shade of furniture could help to bring out?
What about your wallpaper? If you have a Chinoiserie-themed wallpaper, then you might look for faux bamboo furniture, or even go for beds and dressers that have an Asiatic look to them.
It’s important, however, to find a balance when it comes to your furniture.
No matter how much you love a particular design scheme, too much of it can make it look like a period of furniture design threw up all over your bedroom.
If you’ve already gotten matching carpeting, curtains, bedspreads, and wallpaper?
Use your bedroom set to help to tone things down and keep things more neutral.
Make Sure You’re Getting The Pieces You Need
Overspending can be a serious temptation when it comes to decorating any room in your home.
But when you’re shopping for a bedroom set, you need to think about the pieces you want versus the pieces you actually need.
For example, you can’t exactly live without a bed frame and headboard. However, ask yourself if you really need that vanity set, or if you can just do your hair and makeup in the bathroom.
Being able to narrow down your choices won’t just help to save you money. It also prevents your bedroom from becoming too overcrowded.
You don’t want to have to turn your body sideways just so you can get into bed every night, after all.
Most people look for a bedroom set that includes a dresser/armoire, a nightstand, some sort of television stand, and a bed frame and headboard. Anything else, especially in a smaller room, could be overkill.
Avoid Overly Trendy Pieces
For most Americans, buying a new bedroom set is a bit of an investment.
When you make any kind of investment, it’s important to focus on what you know will continue to work down the line — not the hottest thing of the moment that could be out of style tomorrow.
The last thing you want to deal with is a bedroom that looks outdated by the time all of your new furniture has been delivered.
We know it can be tempting to rely on the design trends of the moment to help you decide how to best decorate your bedroom.
However, make sure you know what’s in and what is definitely out before you make any final decisions about your purchase.
Looking for good ideas for more classic pieces?
If so, solid wood, stained in the color of your choice, is always a smart option. Wrought iron pieces (especially headboards) are also great, because they are easy to paint or stain if you want to switch things up down the line.
Always Research Your Bedroom Set
Another way to make sure that you’re getting the best possible pieces of furniture for your bedroom?
Always take the time to read what other people who have purchased the furniture are saying about it online.
Were the dimensions that were given actually accurate? How much time did it take to assemble the furniture? What about the overall durability of these items — can they stand up to your lifestyle?
Did the furniture set come with any sort of a guarantee or warranty?
These are all crucial questions that you should know the answer to before making an investment.
Also, if at all possible, we suggest looking up local showrooms. This way, you can actually see the furniture in person before making any definite purchasing decisions.
Finally, make sure that you also take into consideration the possible methods for the actual delivery of the furniture.
Will the company you purchase it from be responsible for that? If so, have you read the online reviews about their delivery service — and how much extra will it cost you?
You don’t want your new furniture to be ruined by a careless delivery company before it even gets in your house.
Looking For More Design Advice?
We hope that this post has helped you to better understand the kinds of things you need to take into consideration when you’re thinking about buying a bedroom set for your home.
Remember: avoid giving into trends, focus only on the furniture you actually need, and make sure what you’re buying is consistent with your overall design scheme.
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Spend some time on our website and blog to learn how you can update the look of any room in your home, and strengthen your decorating and design skills in the process.