Bedroom Furniture: Balancing Style, Budget and Practicality

For those who don’t have a massive budget to play with, finding suitable bedroom furniture is more complicated than simply buying the first thing that catches your eye. The best approach to take is to attempt to strike a balance between the three core aspects of any furniture piece; style, budget and practicality.

Practicality, Size and Purpose

Though it’s only natural to go on instinct when selecting new bedroom furniture, the most important aspects to consider are the practical ones. After all, if you’ve found a bed that you absolutely adore, but it won’t even fit through the front door, then there’s simply no point in pursuing it further. Likewise, a pair of luxurious Futon beds for the kids might sound like a great idea. But will it leave them enough space for their toys and other possessions? Arduous though it may sound, these practical aspects are the essential things you need to consider before even contemplating style. So before you enter a store or shop online, take measurements of the rooms in question and think about which pieces might best serve the purpose you need them for.

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Style and Appearance

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to style. Obviously, you’ll want to ensure that your chosen pieces fit within the overall interior design scheme of your home. But second to that, the actual appearance of the furniture is down to your own taste entirely.

Working To A Budget

This is where most people fall down. Finding bedroom furniture that is aesthetically pleasing, practical and affordable is no easy task. In most instances, one of these aspects will suffer, unless you’re prepared to spend a good deal of time looking for that perfect piece. On the positive side, the internet has meant that there is far more choice now. And whilst obviously you won’t have the same experience of being able ‘test’ the pieces of furniture in person, there are a small number of sites (Fortune Woods for example) who offer a large array of quality furniture pieces within a modest price bracket. For those on a budget, it’s definitely worth considering.

A Little Perseverance

Unless you have a fair amount of disposable income, finding a bed that fits aesthetically, practically, financially isn’t as easy as you’d hope. With a little online perseverance though, you’ll get there.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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