|Ideas In Choosing The Best Seating For Your Bedroom
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 04:00 AM PDT
A master bedroom is more than a sleeping place-it should provide enough relaxing retreat during any time of the day! One thing many people neglect is the importance of comfy seating in the bedroom, even if most of them tend to go there in the afternoons and read or watch TV.
Choosing the best seating for your bedroom will depend on many factors: your style, preferences, beds, and other furniture. Luckily, the offer of bedroom sitting area furniture on the market is almost unlimited, and you can easily find a piece that looks nice, and serves the purpose. Before you start searching, check our tips that can help you determine what you really need:
Space is of utmost importance
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Buying furniture without considering how much space you have is never a good idea. You need to make calculations, instead of buying the first piece you like and concluding that it is too overpowering for your already heaped bedroom.
The trick is simple: balance between too large and too small, and leave enough space to move around freely.
If we’re discussing a small room, go for a small piece that you can push in the corner, a rocking chair, for instance. Large bedrooms, on the other hand, allow even for large, luxurious ottomans that can accommodate more than one person.
The second thing to consider is form
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Once again, the size and the layout will be decisive for the form. Small bedrooms are more suitable for chairs, while medium and large ones give you more choice to buy the piece that you really like.
The luckiest ones who have large bedrooms can really get creative with their sitting areas.
It could be a private, boutique-like corner with a couple of chairs and a footstool, even one that is absolutely segmented from the sleeping part with smart, targeted lighting. Other creative accessory that divides space visually is rugs and freestanding screens in all colors and patterns.
Next step: Function
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The model will depend on the function: will it be a loner’s cinema, or a romantic lounge where couples spend their evenings chatting and drinking wine? This is probably the most decisive question when it comes to choosing the right type of seating that your bedroom needs.
An extra storage tip
Assuming that you have a bedroom acre, storage may not be a top notch priority, but if you don’t have one, than it certainly is. It is difficult to get creative with storage, so the smartest idea would be to check magazines and catalogues with concealed storage options.
Some of the most common solutions are tables with opening top flips, sofas with installed drawers, shelves, or decorative boxes. It is great to have these solutions placed close to you, so that you can easily take what you need from them while resting.
Imagine how wonderful a comfy armchair with in installed drawer is-you sit, you relax, and you reach for the drawer to take your favorite book. Ideal for personal reading corners, isn’t it?
The most popular option is ottomans, because they serve many purposes: they can be your footrests, coffee tables, or seating pieces, of course. If your space allows it, go for the largest rectangular ottoman you can find, or two smaller square ones.
Go on with the theme
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Assuming that you’ve already chosen a theme for your bedroom, there is no need to change it in the sitting area. In fact, you are supposed to continue the décor and make a visual connection between the two (this will even make the room look bigger and better-designed than it actually is).
Let us explain you how: If you have light blue walls with occasional green shades, you can add a couple of impressive blue chairs in the corner to attract attention immediately.
At the same time, the look can be finished with few green accent details, such as soft pillows for extra flair. For rooms with antique themes, we recommend vintage solutions: rocking chairs, plush throws, or whatever you think would complement smartly you hardwood floor and rustic color palette.
A visual connection can be obtained through color, material, or design, but one thing you should have in mind is that seating is not more important than the bed.
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There must be consistency between the two, meaning that wrought iron beds will not look amazing with loud upholstery or carved furniture. Think cohesively-a bedroom is supposed to be peaceful and relaxing after all!
A seating as a small living room
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How does a living room in the comfort of the bedroom sound? With a spacious room that can allow it, you can transfer full scale living areas in the room that allows most privacy.
It can be a couple of small sofas, an interesting L-shaped sectional, or just few reading chairs. Obviously, the space should be rounded out with a nice coffee table.
Doesn’t it sound like the luxurious hotel suite you often dreamt of? If nothing else, it will be the cutest home getaway money can afford.
More than one sitting area
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The number of sitting areas depends on your lifestyle. For instance, if your kids have the habit of coming to the room to watch TV in the morning, while you’re checking emails on your desk, think of seating that is good for both purposes. ‘Living bedrooms’ on the other hand, are perfect with separate des chairs, couches, and conversation areas.
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Upright Louis armchairs are amazing in their uniqueness, and you can use them as dressing table chairs to make a powerful statement. Your dressing area will be cool and impressive, especially when you combine them with sheepskin rugs, bright floor lamps, and the compulsory full-lengtht dressing mirror.
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Once again, you have to think in the functional way: bedroom accessories need to be bedroom appropriate, which means no exaggerating, and no extensive vibrancy. In the case of seating, the best choices you can make are colorful blankets and soft cushions.
Place it carefully
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The traditional location of bedroom seating is at the foot of the bed, and that should be your orienteer in case you have doubts where to put it. However, with a cozy fireplace or a large, sunny window, you have a much better option on the horizon.
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Obviously, your chairs will look amazing if you position them opposite each other, but functionality should not be sacrificed. If you really need a spacious sitting area to accommodate guests appropriately, putting it in a corner closer to the door (or around the fireplace, if you have one) is a much better idea.
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Master bedrooms should be both beautiful and functional. Before you decide whatever, you should consider the space you have at disposal, your needs and preferences, and choose something that suits your taste.
If you’re into ottomans, choose a beautiful one that saves space with extra storage for magazines and books. Ideally, choose seating that is movable (maybe even rolled under the bed when you don’t need it).
The main decisive factor is always space, but you should not let it be a deterrent of why you had to sacrifice the beautiful looks of your master bedroom.
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