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How to Buy Bedroom Furniture

Here’s a guide to getting your bedroom storage right
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 27-09-2021 11:20am

Cutting down on furniture need not mean sacrificing space or function. You can get your bedroom furniture to pull double-duty. For instance, a small chest of drawers or dressing table can also serve as a bedside table, creating a neat, multifunctional piece. Fitted bedroom furniture may make the best use of available space but freestanding options have many advantages too. As they’re not fixed permanently in position they offer greater flexibility, and you can take them with you when you move. Whether freestanding or fixed, your storage ensemble should offer all your treasured possessions a dedicated home, bringing you the calm and orderly haven that everyone deserves.

Things to consider…

When choosing furniture make sure you have enough space to comfortably open drawers and doors. If not, sliding doors are a clever, space-saving option.

Credit: The White Company

Think about mirrors, which can be integrated into doors. Not only will you have the added benefit of a full-length view but the light will be bounced around the room.

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Gabriella wardrobe, Credit: Graham & Green

If you’re buying more than one piece, think about whether you want to choose a co-ordinated range or go for a more eclectic look. If mixing and matching, having a unifying feature between pieces can create an overall sense of harmony.

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Credit: The White Company

Think carefully about drawer size. Too small and you’ll be forever squeezing things in, too big and things may get lost at the bottom. The ideal drawer is long but not too high, offering plenty of space without the need to dig around.

Audrie chest, Credit: Loaf

Credit: Harriet Paige (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 238, February 2016

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