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Create the Bedroom of Your Dreams with Manchester FurniturePosted on: May 14, 2012
A bedroom is the one place in the world where we can go to relax, which is why we all need one that is not only comfortable, but also peaceful so that we can go there to unwind and separate ourselves from the rest of the world.
When creating the ultimate boudoir, the first place to start is with a colour that promotes a calm atmosphere. Neutral tones are always a good option for bedrooms and can be complimented with matching soft tones in the furnishings and bedding.
If you plan to create a feature wall – usually the wall your bed is positioned against or the one opposite – it is still best to stay away from bright, powerful patterns and colours. Instead opt for something like a fireplace to create a focal point without appearing too over the top. In period style homes fireplaces are often found in bedrooms however an electric one can do just as good a job and be easily moved if necessary.
The next thing to think about is your bed, not just as a sleeping surface, but as the place where you can put your feet up and unwind. Soft to touch, fluffy bedding layered with matching scatter cushions and a throw will not only add an element of style to your bedroom, but also transform it into a place that you look forward to going to at the end of every day.
Other must have bedroom furniture in Manchester is a night stand or some form of chest and wardrobe, to help make it a functional space and clutter free zone. All the pieces do not necessarily have to match, but for a more attractive finish they should complement each other in some way or another.
Lighting is an equally important factor in the bedroom, making it a good idea to have both a ceiling light and bedside lamp so that the switch is within easy reach if you’re lying in bed. Wall art can also add an extra touch to a bedroom, mirrors being an ideal option as they will help create an element of space too.
Window dressings should also be treated as a decorative feature and can be plain or patterned to add a little something extra to your rooms overall look. If your room has a lot of natural light, make sure the curtains or blinds you choose help darken your room for a more comfortable night’s sleep.
Always remember that even though you want a bedroom that is relaxing, it’s just as important to incorporate your own individual style – it is after all your room. For a wide range of home furnishings in Manchester, visit Housing Units in store or online.