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Bedroom Essentials

Your bedroom should be a relaxing retreat for you to retire to at the end of a long day. Investing in quality bedroom furniture helps to ensure that your room is well organised, inviting and free from clutter - factors that all contribute to you getting a good night’s sleep. With such a great range of beautiful pieces available, it’s easy to find furniture that is functional, beautiful, and reflective of your personal style.

Here, we look at the five main furniture pieces that every new bedroom needs and what you should consider before you part with your cash:  

1. Bed

It can be tempting to haul your old bed along with you whenever you move, but beds aren’t built to last forever and yours could be depriving you of your much-needed rest. According to the Sleep Council, if your bed’s more than six years old, it’s time to get a replacement. Even if your bed isn’t that old, it’s worth considering buying a new one if you struggle to get to sleep or often find yourself waking up groggy and unrefreshed.

Take a look at some of the gorgeous beds we have on offer here

A quality mattress is equally as important as a supportive bed. Old mattresses have been linked to increased levels of stress, allergies, aches and pains, so if you often find yourself waking up feeling achy, sore or congested, it’s probably time for a change. If you sweat during the night, a mattress with a Thermo Cool finish will be a good option for you – this helps disperse your body heat, keeping you cool and comfortable through the night. If you suffer from back or neck pain, a mattress with orthopaedic support is likely to make a huge difference to your sleep, as these are designed to keep your neck and spine in correct alignment. You can view our comprehensive range of mattresses here.

When you’ve found your perfect bed and mattress, don’t forget to invest in quality bed linen, comfortable pillows and a duvet that’s appropriate for the time of year. Wash your bed linen at least every other week to keep it clean, fresh and smelling fabulous, as this can have a significant impact on your mood.

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2. Wardrobe

Unless you’re lucky enough to have your own dressing room, it goes without saying that your new bedroom will need a good sized wardrobe. Like the bed, wardrobes are an item of furniture that tend to get lugged around from house to house as we move. However, modern day wardrobes offer much smarter storage solutions than older designs so it’s a good idea to compare yours to the best of what’s on offer. Not only will a new wardrobe make arranging your clothes and accessories a much easier task, but you’ll feel a lot calmer and more relaxed with your possessions perfectly organised for when you need them.

In a small bedroom, a mirrored wardrobe can really help to open up the space and you’ll love having a full length mirror to check your look before you leave the house each day. In a larger room, choosing a robe with a mirrored front will allow you to incorporate a lot more storage without making the room feel enclosed. 

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3. Dressing table

If you’ve never had a dressing table, you might consider them to be a luxury item that you can do without. In fact, for both ladies and gents, a dressing table is a really practical addition to the bedroom. Whether you need a spot to apply make-up, somewhere to dry your hair or a resting place for perfume and after shave, you’ll love the style and functionality that a dressing table brings to your new bedroom. You’ll also get extra drawer space for tucking away jewellery, watches and cuff links, and the mirror will help create a sense of space in the room. 

If space is at a premium in your home and your bedroom sometimes gets used as an office, a dressing table can double up as a desk too. It’s not ideal to work in your bedroom as it can interfere with your sleep. If, however, you absolutely must use the room for work, it is far better to work from a desk than it is to work on your bed.

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4. Chest of drawers

If you’ve already bought a sizeable wardrobe, you might think a chest of drawers isn’t needed. In fact, investing in a chest of drawers in addition to your wardrobe space will save you a huge amount of time: it will give you somewhere to quickly and easily put away your leggings, vest tops, swimming gear and all of the other items you own that really don’t need to go on a hanger.  Drawers are also perfect for organising socks and underwear, and for keeping small accessories tidy.

Take your pick from our huge range of stylish drawers here.

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5. Bedside tables

A bedside table is one of the most useful small pieces of furniture that you can buy, giving you a place to keep your mobile phone, books, magazines, alarm clock, tablets, glasses and any bedtime drinks or snacks. Without a bedside table, you’ll find that a whole host of things end up in a messy pile on the floor. Most bedside tables have handy drawers so you can keep essential bits and pieces close at hand without creating a cluttered untidy feel in your room.

You can buy just a single bedside table if your budget is stretched but if you have a double, king or queen sized bed, a table either side looks best. The symmetrical balance of this arrangement creates a restful feel that is perfect for the bedroom, and with a painting or artwork hanging above the bed, it also helps to create a sense of depth in the room.

Have a look at our beautiful range of bedside tables here.

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