Are you looking to transform your bedroom into a serene oasis that reflects your unique style and taste? In this article, Tuscany Fine Furnishings award winning interior designer Riccardo Apreda will guide you through the process of selecting the perfect furniture and arranging your space for maximum comfort and functionality. We’ll cover the essentials, such as choosing the right bed size and style, selecting nightstands and additional furniture, and adding the finishing touches to create a beautiful and inviting bedroom. Get ready to transform your sleep sanctuary into a place you’ll love waking up to and winding down in every day.
The Importance of Space Planning and Bed Selection
When assisting my clients in selecting furniture for their bedrooms, I always emphasize the importance of space planning. Many costly mistakes can be avoided with precise measurements. Determine the placement of the bed, keeping in mind the differences in dimensions between king, California king, and queen size beds. A king size bed usually measures 85″ W x 90″ D, a California king is longer and measures 94″ D, while a queen size bed typically measures 67″ W x 90″ D. There is no such thing as a California queen.
Choosing a bed is much like finding the perfect chair – comfort, style, and functionality all play a role in determining the ideal fit. Embrace the journey of transforming your bedroom into the perfect retreat you deserve.
Bed heights will vary depending on the style and mattress being used. Platform style beds will always be lower than panel or poster beds. Complete beds, which include headboards, side rails, and footboards, will be higher than a headboard attached to a mattress frame.
Choosing a bed is much like finding the perfect chair – comfort, style, and functionality all play a role in determining the ideal fit. A current trend is the upholstered bed, available in many frame options, from tufted to tailored, with a wide selection of fabrics. Don’t be afraid to choose fabrics, as most can be treated with a guaranteed protection plan.
Nightstands, Lighting, and Additional Furniture
Once you’ve decided on your bed, consider the space available on either side for nightstands. Here are some guidelines for bedside tables: keep the height even or slightly below the height of the mattress. Keep in mind that bachelor’s chests are larger than nightstands and can provide extra storage while making a stunning statement when space permits. Nightstand dimensions range from 30″ W to 32″ W, while bachelor’s chests measure 38″ W to 40″ W. Whether you choose symmetry or prefer to use two different bedside pieces, ensure they are equal in height and proportionate to one another. Balance your lighting on either side of the bed. I often add artwork or mirrors over nightstands and chests, bringing another visual dimension to the room.
If drawer space is needed, a dresser and chest of drawers may be added to the room. However, many bedrooms have large closets, and extra storage may not be a necessity. You might want to choose a console or media chest to bring balance to the room. I prefer using a freestanding or wall-mounted full-length mirror rather than placing one over a dresser. A chaise or a couple of comfortable chairs and an ottoman can provide a pleasant, relaxing retreat.
Creating a Beautiful and Functional Bedroom
In conclusion, your bedroom is more than just a place for rest – it’s a personal haven where you can truly express your style and create an environment that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation. By carefully considering your bed selection, nightstands, lighting, and additional furniture, you can craft a beautifully designed and functional space that meets your needs and preferences. Don’t forget to infuse your personal touch with artwork, mirrors, and cozy seating areas, ensuring that your bedroom becomes the ultimate sanctuary for beginning and ending each day on a positive note. Embrace the journey of transforming your bedroom into the perfect retreat you deserve. Remember, this is the room where most of us begin and end our day. Make it beautiful!