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Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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Bedroom Essentials

To many people, a good night’s sleep is important for health and happiness. Giving your bedroom a makeover once in a while can help to make this space relaxing. The focal point of your oasis of quiet is going to be the bed so take your time and look for the right one in order to create a perfect space.

When looking for the bed of your dreams, there are different factors involved in finding the best level of comfort that you can afford. While there’s no substitute for actually trying out the bed, companies such as bedstar have some very helpful advice online, covering fitted slats versus fixed slats, grades of mattress and other factors. You might even decide, if you and your partner have different requirements, that you want two different single mattresses which you can zip together.

While a large bed might look luxurious, consider the size of your room and choose your bed wisely. You don’t want it to be so big you can’t accommodate your furniture or you end up not having enough space to walk around. Keep this in mind and take your room measurements before making your final decision. You should also consider access to the room and how easy it is going to be to get the bed in! Flatpacks have their benefits!

Bed frames are usually made of wood or metal, such as brass or iron. See which option best suits your bedroom’s style. Mixing and matching could be an idea: hardwood floors and metal bed frames look good together, while using the same materials for both might look a little bit too samey.

You might also make your choice based on other factors such as durability, strength and weight. Hardwood frames are heavy and usually more expensive, but they are also more sturdy and likely to last for a very long time. If you are on a budget, consider softwoods, like pine; while these woods can be more susceptible to damage, they can be refreshed with a lick of paint and are less expensive.

If you prefer metal frames, steel is a durable option. Less expensive than hardwood frames, steel ones are still pretty heavy and not necessarily budget-friendly, but if you have hardwood floors, you will want to add pads to prevent them scratching the surface.

If you need some inspiration, go to the bedstar page and browse their huge selection of beds, mattresses, headboards and bed accessories. They offer really nice products which allow you to work your way through your preferences methodically.

When you redecorate you bedroom, the colour scheme you choose is very important. Avoid bold patterns and bright colours and go for earth hues and soft pastels, adding some pops of colour later on with details.

The walls can be neutral – soft shades of grey, tan, light blue or peach will help you to relax and induce sleep but details like bedding and accessories can provide nice, bright accents in the room. A contrasting lamp shade or some statement frames help make your bedroom less boring but without being tacky. Adding a couple of big cushions or throws on the bed could add some personality to the space, and comfort too.

Talking about flooring, if you don’t need to replace what you have, but you don’t like how it looks with your new bed and frame, simply put a rug or a carpet near your bedside or – if your room is spacious enough – in the centre of your bedroom. It will help to tie in the two elements and it’s always nice to step out of bed onto a cosy rug. In this case though, make sure you use a non-slip underlay.

Decorating your bedroom can be a very pleasant and creative activity, and choosing from a great range of beds can add fun to it as well. Try and take all these factors into consideration and you will surely be able to achieve a wonderful final result.

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