Selecting the Correct Bed and Bedroom Furniture
For 25 years I have personally enjoyed helping people choose the right bedroom furniture for their home here in the St Louis area and in recent years on the Internet and a common question that always seems to arise is exactly what kind of bed and furniture to put in the various bedrooms throughout the house. With so many different styles to choose from where is the best place to begin?
Four things you need to decide on before buying a bed or the furniture for your room
What room will the bedroom furniture be for?
Will it be the guest bedroom, a simple spare room, master bedroom, or perhaps the kid’s room? Each of these rooms offer unique concerns, some rooms may be used less frequently while others will be used daily and of course the problem nearly everyone faces is the space issues that will come into play. This is why we feel space is the first thing to consider. We recommend having the bedroom measurement dimensions laid out on a piece of paper showing windows, doors, and various other obstructions. With this kind of information it may also help sales associates locate that perfect piece of furniture for that hard to fill nook or tight space you are looking to furnish.
Choosing Your Style or Design
It is often said that one should splurge on the master bedroom since it creates atmosphere and promotes intimacy or just that peaceful sanctuary one sometime needs to relax. This is all up to you and perhaps you don’t quite know your personal style or design as of yet. Whether you do or don’t visiting many stores and surfing the web is a great why to see the wide variety of colors, styles and building material choices offered and in the end you will see some bedroom layouts you like or possibly never thought of, so don’t be afraid to window shop. It is also a great way to pick up some great decorating ideas.
How to Determine Budget
Everyone has a budget, but when we shop if you’re like me I always seem to blow mine. You may not have to compromise to get the bedroom of your dreams or furnishing’s for that spare bedroom. Stores make it easy to buy with convenient payment plans many of which have no interested charges to the consumer. Layaway is another alternate method for economical purchasing along with frequent industry sales, floor models, and liquidation. These are all great ways to save money and furnish a room on a budget. Our favorite in these hard economic times price negotiation. Don’t be afraid to offer less than the tag actually says more often than not great money saving deals can be made.
How to choose Quality
Know the quality of the bed and pieces you are about to buy. You may find that the budget you have allotted will not be enough to cover the cost of better built furniture. Ask an associate to show you the various levels of quality. Along with each of those levels be aware of the price differences when certain construction features or wood or laminates are either added or removed from the group or bed you desire. Remember furniture can last for years or can be constructed for the purpose of simply getting someone by perhaps going through college or simply working out of town for a few months or a year or two.
Be sure to check out our upcoming article on how to Choose the Right Bed and Mattress for Each Room in Your Home