Bedroom Buying Guide

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep, and that’s why you should never overlook the importance of buying only the best bedroom furniture. Your bedroom is your private sanctuary, a place for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day, your own private haven. Whether your idea of a blissful bedroom is a cosy cottage style room for two, or a bold and trendy boutique style room, we have a handy guide to bedroom furniture to help you plan the prefect, relaxing bedroom for your home.

Pick your style
The very first step in designing a bedroom is to decide on what style of room you would like. Compared to other rooms in the home, the number of pieces of furniture you will have in a bedroom is usually fairly limited, so keeping with a theme can be quite important. For ideas of some bedroom themes, you could go for a classic, regal style of bedroom, a clean looking, bight bedroom, or perhaps you might prefer a more rustic looking bedroom. Whatever your preference, and these are just a few ideas, don’t forget to measure your room and choose furniture that will leave enough space for you to comfortably move around, and that leaves sufficient room to open doors and drawers.

Choosing your bed
Being the largest item of furniture in a bedroom, the bed will, of course, be the focal point of the room so, as well comfort, style will be a big factor in your decision making process. First of all, though, depending on personal preference and the space you have available, you will need to decide on the size of the bed. Is it to be a single bed, a double, a king-size, or a super king-size bed?

When it comes to style, it is the base of the bed and the headboard that will visible, so they are the things to focus on. The base of a bed might be blocked in, like on this Cattelan Italia Alexander bed, or the bed might be supported on legs, like this Giorgio Paradiso bed. Headboards are available in a range of coverings and designs and they might be large, statement style headboards, such as the Cattelan Italia Bjorn bed, which has a beautiful, soft Italian leather headboard, or you could opt for a smaller headboard, like this Furninova Noche bed, which comes with a choice of fabric or leather upholstery. For more ideas on the bedroom styles available, take a look at our full range of beds here.

Bedside tables and cabinets
To complement your bed, a pair of bedside tables will provide a place for your bedside lamps, the book you are reading, and perhaps a glass of water. Bedside tables can be simple and elegant in design, like this glass top bedside table from Tonelli Rollo or, if you need more storage space by your bed, you might prefer something like this two drawer bedside cabinet from Giorgio, which has a beautiful eucalyptus veneer finish.

Dressing tables
Don’t think that dressing tables are just for the ladies, there are dressing tables that are designed for the men to use too. If you want to add a dressing table to a bedroom suite of furniture, you will find ornate, pretty ones, like this all glass dressing table from Tonelli, and much more substantial designs with plenty of drawers, like the Giorgio Vogue Dressing Table.

Storage units
Another consideration when choosing a bedroom suite is how much storage space you will need for clothes, and for spare bedding. Depending on whether or not you already have fitted wardrobes in the room, you might like to add a chest of drawers, a wardrobe, or an armoire to your bedroom design.

Your choice of furniture will probably be different for the master bedroom, which is your own personal space, and a guest bedroom, for which you might choose more neutral pieces. Either way we have a stunning array of designer bedroom furniture that will give you plenty of bedroom furniture ideas. For a final tip when buying bedroom furniture, items such as beds and wardrobes can be heavy and bulky, so make sure that there is adequate access to the room before you order.

We would welcome the opportunity of helping you to design your perfect bedroom. If you would like to talk to our in-house design team, who will be able to help you choose your bedroom furniture, please do not hesitate to call us on +44(0)1423 701701 or visit our extensive showrooms in Harrogate.