When you’re shopping around for a perfect bedroom set, it can become an arduous task finding the right piece for the right job. We’ve all been there, on a visit to the local furniture store with a tape measure to hand, thinking “will it fit!”
The Perfect Fit
Modular bedroom furniture lets you choose from a variety of options which interlink together piece by piece so you know that it will fit, no matter what size room you have. You can choose from a selection of internal components, door and drawer fronts and end panels. This enables you to even grow your bedroom set over time if you require more storage capacity. If you felt like a complete change in years to come, you could simply change the end panels and doors giving you a complete new bedroom design.
The finishes available include:
- White gloss
- Black gloss
- Plum gloss
- Grey gloss
- Glass and mirror
Modular bedroom furniture has become extremely popular over recent years due to its versatility and flexibility. No matter what space you have available, modular furniture lets you tailor make you design to fit perfectly within your requirements. Space2 are forerunners when it comes to the modular option stocking a wide range of stunning finishes that would grace any modern day home.
The design trends for the coming seasons are bright, bold and tropical. Forget about miserable weather and turn your eyes to the tropics, with lotus blooms and large trailing leaves. Pink flamingos and gorgeous butterflies are featuring heavily on fabrics and wallpaper. The look can be worked in the majority of rooms in the household, with the butterfly theme working well in the bedroom.
You’ll find the trend on virtually everything from bedding to crockery. As the look is bold, you only need a little of it, a feature wall, a few cushions or even some tasteful butterfly stencils to add a touch of design style to dated furniture. Of course, the bolder the room, the more you have to think about the furniture within, consider white bedroom furniture set against a dark cerise and jungle green or the pink of the flamingo against dark wood wardrobes. This trend is seriously fun, in fact even a little bit of this style in your home will bring a smile to your face.
Summer will soon be upon us and the trend emerging is a nautical theme, but with a quirky sense of humour. It’s not just about scenes featuring coastal views or boats bobbing about on the ocean, nor is it coastal colours. It’s about the accessories and furniture, to give a room that extra bit of oomph and to add a touch of joviality.
Little wooden lighthouses, beach hut lights, port and starboard lanterns, anchors away all feature among the designs in the shops, all with a little quirky twist. Furniture gets the hand-painted look, old bedroom furniture can be given an overhaul with a lick of paint and then sanded down for a rustic look. If you want to buy new wardrobes, think along the lines of driftwood and choose a finish reflecting this, space2 has a coastal range to inspire you.
Chairs feature nautical stripes and many throws and cushions depict anchors and sail boats in blues, reds and whites. If there is one thing you buy for your home this summer, make it cheeky and fun and imagine you’re by the sea.
Often the bedside table is classed as an afterthought but they are a much used piece of bedroom furniture. Often seen housing books, glasses, bedside lamps amongst numerous other items, they are vital.
Bedside tables come in many designs, you really need to think ahead before buying one. The first thing you need to consider is what you would like it to be used for, do you need drawers or are you happy with a simple shelf. The more storage you have the likelihood you will inevitably fill it, the less space you have you may wish you had an extra drawer. However, if you are just using one for a lamp, then a simpler design is suitable.
The next thing to consider is the design, making sure it fits in with the overall theme of your bedroom. If your bedroom is traditional, a wooden bedside cabinet or a painted one would add to the decorative style. If your bedroom is more inclined towards the modern design style, choose clean lines and a more simplistic look.
Measurements need to be taken, how much space do you have on either side of your bed, you may find if there is not much room, you will be limited with your choice, squarer bedside cabinets tend to require less room, than curved or circular. Make sure your room maintains a feeling of space, too much furniture will make the room feel unwelcoming and this could affect your night’s sleep.
A bedside cabinet is normally the first thing you see in the morning and the last at night, make sure the one you choose makes you feel good.
Updating a bedroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune, a few simple changes can bring life back into the room and make it feel fresher. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a full overhaul, then these nifty little ideas will help get you the look you want.
Wallpaper can instantly add a new dimension to a room, but you don’t have to spend a huge amount to do the whole room, create a feature wall in your bedroom, choose a dramatic looking paper and the transformation will make it seem as if you have decorated all the room.
If your bedroom is feeling a little dark, introduce reflected surfaces, such as mirrors, not necessarily on the ceiling, but a striking mirror will reflect light and add an extra dimension to the room.
The latest trend for the bedroom is florals in hot-house colours; you can simply achieve this look by buying a new set of bedding, or even adding a few cushions with large blooms on them. Display on your dressing table pretty florals accessories, like a clear glass vase holding a posy or a picture frame with a flowery image.
Sometimes there is nothing better than snuggling under a just clean duvet, but keeping it as fresh as the day you put it on, can be a bit tricky. These little tips will help keep your bedding and bed as fresh as a daisy.
Forget about making your bed as soon as you get up, you will trap moisture, the best thing you can do is fold the covers or duvet back and let it air, so that the moisture evaporates.
Bedlinen needs to be washed once a week or fortnightly at 60°, higher if your fabric can take it. If you use pillow or mattress protectors, wash those at least once a month to keep them fresh, try and wash them at a similar temperature or to the temperature the manufacturer states.
If your mattress smells a bit tainted, try a sprinkle of bicarbonate of soda on it, leave it for between 3 to 4 hours and then vacuum off. The soda will trap unpleasant odours that build up on the mattress. Don’t forget to vacuum pillows and blankets.
It may be a little chilly outside but it is the perfect time to air bedding, it helps get rid of bugs, plus there is nothing like that clean, vibrant outdoors smell.
A simple storage solution is making a comeback this year, the blanket box. For those who like the extra detail there is also the option for storage trunks, complete with straps and locks, giving a colonial feel.
If extra storage is needed but space is at a premium or you have an area under a window that just needs an extra something, blanket boxes are perfect, they can be used as a seat and also for storing bedding (as the name suggests), or anything you would prefer hidden from view.
There is a wide variety to choose from, you can choose from the simple yet elegant wicker style to solid wood. Depending on the style of your room you may choose to go for a luxury leather trunk or an ornate carved design.
They are also great in children’s bedrooms, providing a much needed area for hiding the myriad of toys and games, plus the cuddly toys. The children’s boxes and trunks can feature fun pictures or you could even buy a plain blanket box and add your own stencils.
There’s something satisfying when you’re wrapped up warm in doors and it’s snowing, especially if you’re holding a nice big mug of hot chocolate. This time of year we do tend to think about keeping warm and of course trying to keep the heating bills as low as possible. Throws and blankets come into their own, you can be snuggled up on the couch with a soft cuddly throw or in bed with a lovely warm blanket covering you. Not forgetting the stylish hot water bottles available now, with their very own jumpers.
However you decide to keep the chill at bay, the place we do want to feel cosy is in the bedroom, this is the ideal time of year to spruce up your bedcovers, a new bed set in warmer tones will instantly give your bedroom an uplift and make it feel more inviting and cosier. Or just buying new puffed up pillows will give that extra appeal for winter snuggles, it’s all about getting the ‘snug as a bug’ effect.
The staple of any bedroom, aside from the bed is the bedside cabinet or chest of drawers, useful storage, a great place to for resting a glass of water or a morning cup of tea on a Sunday. However, they can get overlooked, as they aren’t the largest piece of furniture in the bedroom, but they are probably the one piece of furniture you look at before sleep and when you wake up in the morning, thanks to the alarm clock or bedside lamp. It makes sense to have them looking their best.
Nowadays you are more likely to find a large amount of gadgets by the side of the bed from mobile phones to kindles, including charging units. There is also the odd coins found in pockets, not forgetting receipts that need keeping, the bedside cabinet is an easy place to put these items until needed, but it’s not the most pleasant of sights when waking.
The easiest way around mess, is to make sure your bedroom cabinet has drawers, even better if the drawers fit a sock tidy, as each little compartment can house those bits which can get scattered around the room or fall down the back of furniture. Gadget chargers easily fit alongside jewellery and coins. This will leave the top of the unit available for a more accessorised feel, possibly for some flowers or a decorative ornament, a much more pleasing sight to eyes in the morning.
If you thought monochrome was a fashion trend stuck in the 60′s, then think again, two tone is back and in a big way, although you can forget about zebra stripes. This is blocks of black and white or wide stripes, giving a striking effect with an edgy impact. Interiors are seeing this wave of monochrome, with furniture and accessories blowing their own trumpets against the fashion designers.
This look is not just for the brave, you can use black and white in any area in your home. From tiles in the kitchen, to our very own modular bedroom furniture, why not have one door white, then the next black, easy to do and outstanding.