|Arranging Furniture for The Perfect Bedroom|
Determine what your focal point will be in the room. Decide which wall to place the bed on first and then arrange the other pieces. Angle the bed in a corner for an unexpected look.
Place a nightstand and lamp on both sides of the bed. This adds balance to the layout and provides a place to set a glass of water, books or an alarm clock. Set a bench or trunk at the foot of the bed. It can provide storage for blankets or sweaters as well as an area to sit while getting dressed.
Create a soft seating area. Place upholstered chairs or a chaise lounge in the bedroom to provide a more inviting and personal feeling in the room.
Always have a mirror in the room. Try a mirror over the dresser or a full-length mirror or cheval, for an elegant focal point.
Select an armoire to store the television and audio equipment as well as providing extra storage.
Find a unique accent piece such as an unusual dresser to add interest in the room -- find a piece that has an interesting finish, color, material, or size.
Buy the best heirloom-quality furniture your budget will allow. Details to look for include:
Dovetail joints: provide lasting strength and reinforcement.
Metal on metal drawer glides: the ideal hardware for durability and ease.
Finished (sanded and stained) drawers: protect clothing from unfinished wood.
Cedar-lined drawers: a special feature for preserving fine clothing.
Solid brass hardware: a finishing touch that will last a lifetime.