The perfect bedroom starts with furniture. Choosing the right furnishings for your room depends on the space in which you are designing. If you have a large bedroom, there may be room for a sitting area with an accent chair and lamp for relaxation and reading. Small rooms need to do double duty by providing a lot of storage in a small footprint. Storage beds, chests of drawers, armoires and under-bed storage provide ample places to store clothing and blankets.
Decorating Your Space
No matter what size bedroom you are designing, work to create a focal point using furniture that makes a statement, such as a headboard or a bed. Above-the-bed artwork, accent pillows and colorful bedding can also draw the eye. If you have a large space,consider breaking it up into zones with rugs, lighting and accent pieces such as benches or chairs. Lastly, don't forget lighting. A mix of overhead and accent lighting is nice for functionality and ambiance. Pendant lights aren't just for kitchens—install them over nightstands for on-trend bedside lighting.
Designing Your Guest Bedroom
When designing a guest bedroom, it is important to make visitors feel welcome. A dresser, nightstand and luggage rack provide places for them to unpack and feel at home. Full-length mirrors allow for that last-minute check when getting ready. Guests will also appreciate extra blankets and pillows, as each guest may have different comfort needs based on the season. Try not to over-accessorize the room with personal items, and instead focus on making it comfortable and functional. Bedside table lamps, a water carafe, a device charging station, a tray for jewelry and coins, an alarm clock on the nightstand, and a small waste basket are all nice touches. And be sure to leave plenty of hangers in the closet for hanging clothes. Lastly, invest in a quality mattress and bedding—including sheets, blankets, duvets, comforters and quilts—to ensure your guests are comfortable during their stay.
Deciding on the right furniture for your bedroom can be challenging. Consider creating or exploring a Pinterest board with ideas to get a sense of what your style is. If you are drawn to more traditional furnishings, a bedroom set with matching pieces may suit your taste. For more transitional styles, consider using unexpected elements, such as accent tables or a desk. Don't stress about pulling the room together in a weekend. Take time to live in the space and add items as you see fit. Once you've selected all your bedroom furniture and designed your dream room, share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #CrateStyle.