Decorating your bedroom is enthralling if you have a plan in mind. This is why every interior décor professional says you should identify a décor style before you begin the actual decoration.
So, it’s great that you’ve settled on a modern décor. Modern bedroom decors are stylish and practical. The minimalistic approach also means that a modern décor makes the room tidy and easy to clean. It also promotes organization.
The next step is to bring in modern bedroom furniture to complement the style. The following are seven tips to help you bring in the perfect pieces.
1. Buy functional furniture
As we’ve already mentioned, the modern décor is all about keeping the room tidy and organized. You’re not allowed to bring in items for the sake of it. Thus, when shopping for modern bedroom furniture, the first consideration is to ask yourself whether they’re practical.
For instance, you have to ask whether you need them in the first place. Do you need the extra seats? Do you need extra cabinets? Ideally, you want multi-functional pieces. For instance, a dresser that doubles up as an entertainment stand means you don’t need a standalone entertainment center.
2. Consider size
Another critical consideration is size. The bedroom has limited space. Indeed, most bedrooms are smaller than 400 square feet. You can’t just bring in furniture for the sake of it into such a small room. Otherwise, you may cramp out the area.
So, make sure to keep size in mind when shopping. If you’re shopping for a small bedroom, find small-size furniture. Do not choose a bed too large to make a statement. It may not even leave room to walk around the bedroom. Also, keep the headboard and other furniture pieces modest.
3. Consider a bedside bench
For many people, finding the space to store the nightgown or bedsheets is a major challenge. Do you store them in the dresser drawers or have them in the cabinets? Or, do you leave them on the bed? If you can’t find a practical solution, you may end up throwing it on the next available furniture.
A bedside bench solves this problem once and for good. Place the bench at the foot of the bed for easy access. The same bench can also serve as storage for decorative pillows to give you more room for sleeping.
4. Pay attention to quality
This especially applies to the master bedroom. It pays to spend a little more to bring in high-quality furniture rather than budget shopping for the cheapest bargains you can find. Doing so comes with both functional and aesthetic benefits. A high-quality wooden bed with an attractive headboard serves as a centerpiece in the bedroom while also guaranteeing many years of quality service.
If you’re looking to save, do so on the nightstand and other minor furniture pieces, such as the bench. You can also save by skipping a few furniture pieces altogether or choosing to purchase them later.
5. Mix-and-match or matched?
Matched bedroom furniture are furniture pieces that come as a set. Typically, it involves buying everything together from the same store, such that all the pieces look the same and are of the same style.
While it’s a good way to shop as it minimizes the strains of shopping, matched sets can be boring. Too much matching in a modern bedroom setting takes out all the excitement. Instead, we strongly recommend mix-and-match designs. It gives you more freedom to mix things up and implement your style.
6. Decorate with a bedside table
A bedside table is a critical piece of furniture in the bedroom. It provides extra storage to tuck away clothes and underwear. You can also place your alarm clock and phone on the same table. Even jewelry and the table lamp typically go on the bedside table.
When shopping, make sure to find the right table for the uses you have in mind. More importantly, choose a stylish table that adds an oomph to the bedroom. It should match the bedroom décor while adding a touch of elegance.
7. Accessorize for warmth
Unfortunately, too much furniture in the bedroom can cause the area to feel a little cold. Adding furniture accessories can help minimize this feeling. Adding pillowcases to the chairs adds warmth and color while increasing bedroom comfort. You can also add mirrors to create a sense of space.
When choosing fabrics, don’t make them too bland. Even if you’d like to keep the area tidy, a few pops of color can help boost warmth.
Now that you know a few modern bedroom furniture ideas, you can head out shopping. The only other thing you need to remember is that learning from mistakes is the best form of learning.