Bedrooms have changed! Once upon a time people were delighted simply to have a room with a bed in it. At times, we transformed living rooms into bedrooms, pulling back a curtain to reveal a bed built into the wall, or by unfolding the couch to make a creaky, uncomfortable sleeping platform. But a bedroom – a stand alone room with a real bed in it, what luxury.
Except concepts of luxury have changed drastically in recent years, and nowhere more so than in the bedroom. People have extra leisure time and they spend a big proportion of it sleeping or simply chilling out in their own special space.
Where we used to simply close our eyes and sleep between late nights and early rises, we now expect a lot more; more comfort, more utility, a greater and more relaxing atmosphere.
Bedroom furniture used to consist of a bed and maybe a wardrobe! These days the bedroom furniture we choose has to cope with all the expectations of a modern lifestyle.
The choices you make – and you’ll have plenty to choose from – will play a huge part in making your expectations of peace and tranquility a reality you can enjoy night after night.
Posh and elegant bedroom furniture might reflect your personality perfectly, or you may prefer a more sumptuous style, creating a space to soothe away the stresses of the day. With modern technology, minimalist bedroom furniture can be incredibly functional and fun as well, or perhaps you prefer the rustic charms of hand crafted wooden wardrobes, emphasizing your heritage and ecological credentials.
Your bedroom furniture may reflect your busy lifestyle in that in includes a study area, or an entertainment centre. Maybe you would rather show off your creative side with hand carved wood or sleek, flowing metal frames.
If there are kids in the house, you might need a large, well-sprung bed for the whole family to bounce on! And when it comes to sorting out the children’s bedrooms, well, the possibilities are endless. Where boys and girls of yesteryear were excited by a set of bunk beds, for today’s child, modern bedroom furniture fits perfectly with their sense of fun and adventure.
Your bedroom is the place where you shut the door on the world and all its demands. This is where you can chill out and be most truly yourself – and the bedroom furniture you surround yourself with will be both a comfort zone and an outward expression of what makes you content.
You can design it yourself or have someone design it for you – but don’t just settle for any old thing. Why should you, when a huge range of styles is available? Take some time to look around and choose the pieces that talk to you; the pieces that say, “Relax, you’re home.” Have a look at John Lewis Beds for some great ideas.
You see bedroom furniture is so much more than just a bed, wardrobe, and chest of drawers; it’s a reflection of your soul.