Bedroom is one of the most private places in your house (next only to bathroom, perhaps). What is important to remember while creating your dream bedroom?
1. Where are your bed and mattress from?
Can you imagine that matching bed and mattress can be a problem? Unfortunately, there is more than one standard for bed & mattress sizes (and I’m not mentioning here custom made variations), depending on the country they were manufactured in.
So, if you purchase bed by European brand, make sure that your mattress is also a “European gentlemen” as American one will not fit in, sorry...
To help you understand where is “size trap” awaiting you, have a look on the table below.
As you can see, Indian, European, Chinese and Russian mattresses and beds accordingly can live together in peace in most cases, while UK and US brands mostly cannot be mixed with mattresses or beds made outside the country (unless foreign manufacture is following local size requirements).
2. Dimensions of the bed
Sometimes, people mix up bed size with the size of the sleeping area (aka mattress). They want King Bed knowing that it’s 160 x 200 cm (63×79 inches) and think that it will take same space in their rooms. Which can be a fatal mistake(as it will kill your expectations) as a real bed size can be much bigger than that.
As an example, have a look on this bed by Flou. While it’s a king’s size, actual proportions of this particular bed is 331×235 cm (130.32×92.52 inches).
Pic. Courtesy: flou.it
So, as the main purpose of the bedroom is sleeping – always choose your “resting nest” first. Then, according to the actual bed size, choose other furniture which is not only matching it by design but also gives you enough room for moving around in your bedroom.
3. Space for dancing…
Yep, not everyone wants to dance in their bedroom, but for sure you don’t wish to be squeezed while opening cupboard next to your bed. Rule of thumb is to leave at least 70- 75 cm (28- 30 inches)as a path between your furniture and walls.
Pic. Courtesy: in.pinterest.com/houseplanshelp
Wherever you have“movable” furniture like drawer or chair – give it extra space – so that you can use these items comfortably.
4. …and hiding your suitcases
Keeping travel suitcases openlyin bedroom seems to be a trend in India nowadays. ;) but try to avoid this kind of fashion. If there is no dedicated storage room, use upper shelves of your wardrobe or keep your luggage bags inside your bed’s storage base.
Do the same with all articles which you don’t use frequently and enjoy clutter free bedroom.
P.S. Unusual idea is to use your suitcases as a part of interior decoration by giving them another function, such as shown on the pic bellow. Be sure that your travel beg is stylish enough and following your overall bedroom design;)
Pic. Courtesy: houzz.com
5. Wardrobe of happiness
If you want (or have) to keep your clothes in bedroom, wardrobe is the second most important piece of furniture after bed. While choosing one, remember to answer (to yourself) following questions:
Who is going to use it? How many people?
How much “hanging clothes” do you have? Literally count it. For 5-10 women’s dresses you will need about 40 cm of hanging space. 5-10 men’s suites will take 90 cm of the hanging space. Remember that you will shop for more clothes in the future and count needed space accordingly.
How much “shelves” clothes you have?
Do you have a lot of bags, hats, belts, ties? They will need separate storage space as well.
Do you want to keep linens, extra blankets and pillows in your wardrobe?
Do you want to keep your shoes there? How many pairs do you have?
Do you want your sport accessories be stored there?
What else you want to keep in your wardrobe?
Once you know how much space (and for what propose) you need – choosing right wardrobe will become as easy as a pie ;)
Pic. Courtesy: diykitchenshop.ie
6. Where to install AC?
Surprisingly for you it is better to be hanged above your bed headboard. Not necessarily directly overhead, you can shift it right or left, but so that during sleep it is at the head. In any other location you may get chronic colds.
Pic. Courtesy: strojdvor.ru
This is it. Hope, you have found some useful information for yourself.
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