Three Furniture Design Tips For The Perfect Bedroom


Decorating your bedroom can be a tricky task. You spend more time there than in any other room of your home, but you're not actively "using" the room during that time. Do you make it super comfortable, or keep it basic? Like with any room of your house, it's important to consider design and function as a whole. Here's a look at three bedroom furniture design tips to make sure you are getting the best use out of your sleeping space.

Tip #1: Maximize the View

Whether you're in an urban city or the quiet country, take steps to maximize the view from windows in your bedroom. Don't face your bed away from the window, and don't arrange your furniture so that it blocks or competes with the windows. Direct sunlight will actually help keep your sheets and comforter smelling fresh, as well as helps you wake up more easily in the morning.

Tip #2: Stay Simple

The bedroom is a place for rest, so keep it simple. Try to limit your furnishings, and don't include busy patterns on your comforter or curtains. Keep as many things as you can in a closet, away from view, and limit fabrics to simple patterns or solid colors. Your body will actually be able to fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly in a room with minimal details. Most designers will agree that it's best not to have a rug under your bed (or anywhere else in the bedroom for that matter), because having a visible floor creates a more open and spacious feel.

Tip #3: Reflect on the Size of Your Room

Just like how your body will rest more easily in a sparsely designed room, your body will also feel at rest in an open room. If you've got a small, cramped bedroom, it's obviously not too easy to actually add space. But it is easy to use smart design to trick your eye and body. Use mirrors to open up the space. A large mirror on the wall adjacent to your bed or on a closet door can essentially double how large your bedroom feels.

Your bedroom should be designed to be the most comfortable spot in your home. There's no use of having the perfectly decorated bedroom if it's not a place you can rest. If there's one place for you not to sacrifice function for form, this is it. Talk to experts like Vandenberg Furniture for more information.


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