I am probably light years away from owning my own house, thanks to the lack of affordable housing, but I already know what my bedroom is going to look like. I know exactly what will be placed where, and which type of furniture will transform a bare room into my sanctum. Every individual has his or her own preferences, when it comes to bedroom decorating, as this is the room in which, they are going to spend at least half of their time away from work and other routines of their life. Your bedroom needs to reflect the individual you are, and your tastes and choice. Your selection of furniture probably defines the decor of the room.
Wicker furniture will probably mean that you are going to decorate your room in a Moroccan or Mediterranean style, while sleek steel furniture shows that you bend towards minimalism in your sense of style. Regardless of your interior decorating preferences, there are some pieces of furniture that are integral to any master bedroom. Here is a lowdown on the furniture that your room will be incomplete without.
Furniture for Master Bedroom
The furniture needs to be chosen with extreme care, as comfort and style, both need to be an integral feature of the furniture that you have chosen. There are some pieces of furniture that are synonymous with bedrooms. In this article, we try to tell you, the different essential furniture items, and what to keep in mind while choosing the furniture.
The most obvious thing on the list here. A bedroom without a bed is like a candy store without candy. A truly bad example, but one that drives the truth home. Your selection of a bed determines, as mentioned earlier, the decor of your room. Choose a bed that is comfortable for both, you and your partner. At the end of the day, this is the one piece of furniture that needs to make you feel the most relaxed. It should be inviting and cozy. Decide what your preference is, a low bed, which is almost futon like or a high bed in the Victorian style. While a queen size bed is big enough for a master bedroom, I would personally advice that, if you have the space, opt for a king size bed. This will definitely save you from any future squabbles about space constraints. At the edge of the bed, you can place a chest as a storage for bed linen. You can place some cushions on it, and transform it into an alternate seating area. Decorating the master bedroom is all about manipulating space with a sense of aesthetics and style to make the area look beautiful.
If you are planning to shop at an Ikea like furniture mart, and opting for one of those furniture sets, then you will probably have the side tables included in your package. A bed side table is a must, since you need something to place that book you read before you drift off to sleep, your mobile, if you are in the habit of carrying one, and the bedside lamp. Opt for a minimalistic side table, if you are extremely organized, or opt for one that has drawers to stuff in all those things that you have cluttering your bedroom with.
Remember Carrie Bradshaw walking into her wardrobe in the Sex And The City Movie? With enough space to have a spare bedroom fitted into it, the walk-in wardrobe is every girl's dream. If you are married to someone like Mr. Big, then well, you are one lucky woman, but if not, then you will probably have to make do with a much tinier wardrobe. Choose wardrobes that match your beds, at least in the material used to make it, if not the design. Opt for a built-in wardrobe instead of a standalone cupboard or an armoire. If you have the budget, then get a customized wardrobe with space for all of your and your partner's possessions. Also, try to get a shoe cabinet to show off your footwear collection.
An integral part of any bedroom, the dresser, if coupled with a mirror, is essential to every woman's (or man's) vanity. With drawers to store cosmetics, jewelry, and other personal items, a dresser is an extremely important furniture piece that also allows space for storage. One of the ideas that you can use to save space, is to have your mirror attached to the dresser. Do remember that your furniture needs to coordinate, unless a mish-mash, more eclectic style is what you are aiming for.
Loveseat or Futon
If, after arranging the furniture, you have space left in your room, then another furniture piece that is perfect for the master bedroom is a love seat or a futon. The addition of a love seat should not clutter the room, but enhance its appearance. Place the seat under a window, and it will make for a perfect reading corner or a space to just snuggle up with your partner at the end of a long day. If you are opting for a futon, then it can work as a spare bed for kids, when you have guests from out of town. A futon is one of the best space saving things to have in an apartment or a bungalow.
Choosing furniture for your master bedroom is extremely easy, provided you and your partner are clear about what your choices are, and have worked your differences out. If you are confused, you can always consult an interior decorating professional, who can help you narrow down your options, and make that final choice to give shape to the room of your dreams.