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Guide to Choosing Your Bedroom Set

Bedroom furniture is much more than a bed, but your bed is important, so choose well and match the rest of the bedroom set to your bed frame. But before you select your dream bedroom suite, there are a few things you need to consider before you splash the cash! Our handy guide to choosing the best bedroom furniture for you should help.


One of the first considerations when buying stylish new furniture is the size of your room. Heavy, chunky pieces can easily make the room feel closed in, so avoid these if you’re tight on space. You may also want to consider the angles of your room, particularly if you live in an old house with lots of nooks and crannies! This can work in your favour by giving you extra room that you might not get in a modern home, but it can also put a limit on where you can place individual pieces.

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The natural light a room receives is hugely important when choosing your furniture. Anything too dark and heavy instantly makes the room feel small and oppressive. Pieces painted light colours or made from light woods, such as ash, will help lift the room and give the illusion of more space. If your bed sits underneath the window, try not to block the light with a large headboard.


When it comes to your bedroom furniture, extra storage can be found in surprising places! If you need storage space in your bedroom, you might look at platform beds, which offer under-bed drawer space, and ottoman beds have a gas lift to reveal storage beneath the mattress. The top of your wardrobe also offers a discreet place to keep extra items, so make sure your new furniture has extra storage if you need it. If space and budget allow, you could also invest in additional items, such as end-of-bed trunks and sideboards.

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That mirrored bedroom suite may look opulent and glamorous on screen or in the shop, but if you’re not a fan of polishing glass regularly, then once you get it home, it won’t look that way for long! Highly reflective furniture looks sleek, clean and modern but will take more maintenance than natural, matte wood, which hides dust and stains well. If you have little children, it goes without saying that you’ll want to avoid low furniture with sharp edges.


Minimalistic furniture looks fabulous in an urban loft apartment but might not suit an 18th-century cottage. Whether you choose an eclectic style of various pieces of furniture to create your own look or decide to buy pieces from a collection, your furniture should complement your décor. Most importantly, it should be pieces that you love.

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