Sweet dreams await
What's the centerpiece of your bedroom? Probably your bed – it's the most comfortable and most important feature of the whole room. Whether you slumber in a standard queen bed or a huge king-size, choosing the right bed is important when you're redecorating a bedroom.
Choosing a Bed
Before choosing a bed, consider size, first and foremost. A double bed is not going to give two adults a comfortable sleep unless they like being cozy, but a king bed is not going to fit in a small master bedroom, either. Make sure to measure the room and carefully plan where you're going to place your bed. The general rule is: buy the biggest bed that will fit in your room.
Mattresses are also important when choosing a bed. The mattress is the most important part of the bed, so make sure you pick one that is good quality. If you sleep with a partner, consider a mattress that will suit you both. There are many different kinds, from a memory foam mattress to a feather bed. Try several types before making your decision. A mattress should last eight to ten years, so you want to make sure to pick the right one.
The design of your bed can really set off a bedroom done in a certain style. Not only is your bed a comfortable place to relax, it can also be the focal point of a well-designed room.
An iron bed will set off an antique bedroom perfectly. This style also works for romantic bedrooms – especially when it's a four-poster or canopy bed. The smooth curves of a sleigh bed also create a romantic feel.
Modern, 1950s-style bedrooms have simple, clean lines and feature a matching bedroom set (bed, dresser, and nightstands). A water bed upgrades this design to a retro, 1960s feel.
Contemporary bedrooms include interestingly shaped metal beds, or they may even feature a platform bed. A loft bed is perfect for adding the illusion of height – a trademark of the contemporary style.
If you're into a more luxury feel, pile a large feather bed high with luxurious designer bedding. Or, for the ultimate in custom comfort, try an adjustable bed.
In a room with very little space or a guest room that doubles as a home office, living room, or playroom, a day bed, sofa bed, or Murphy bed can provide a comfortable resting place for guests without compromising the primary purpose of the room.
Choosing a bed doesn't have to be a big problem. With careful research and consideration, your bedroom's centerpiece can be the most comfortable and the most stylish thing in the room.
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