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Finding furniture that fits

One of the joys of having an old house is all of the funny little gaps and nooks - and the lack of storage space. I'm making it my mission to fill up all of our funny little nooks and crannies with shelves and cupboards to keep out stuff organise and out of site. Some of our areas are so unusual I'm getting custom furnture solutions made - like our kitchen which is not really suited to cooking in this century! If you are also dealing with retrofitting furniture to create storage in an old house, then you'll appreciate the hints on my blog.

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What goes into the perfect bedroom suite?

Remodelling a bedroom is an opportunity to indulge yourself and to create a haven where you can relax and unwind after all the stresses of the day. What can be better than snuggling down with your partner and relaxing together after a hard day at work?

You might think that creating the perfect bedroom is easy, but if you don't take some time to plan exactly what your new room will look like, it is easy for your bedroom to become cluttered and uncoordinated.

Which bedroom furniture do you need?

Obviously, if you are planning a bedroom, then the central focus of the room will be the bed — but what else should you think about buying? For most people, bedroom storage is going to be a high priority. You may be fortunate enough to have a separate room for dressing and for clothes storage, but in most cases, your clothes will need to be stored in your bedroom, so you will need at least one wardrobe and a drawer unit. It's likely that you will also want a dressing table and perhaps a few chairs if you have the space. Once you know the items of furniture you are looking for, then you can start researching bedroom suites which include the specific items you need.  

What type of bed?

The bed is where you will spend most of your time in the bedroom, so it's important to choose the perfect bed for your needs. Look for bedroom suites that include a bed that is a suitable size. If there will be two of you in the bed, you will want to buy a bed that is at least 10 cm longer than whichever of you is tallest. The bed must also be wide enough to let you both lay side by side comfortably without touching. Think about whether a bedstead or a divan bed would be best for your room. Bedsteads are a solid frame bed, while a divan will be a base with a mattress; it is normal to add a headboard to a divan bed.

Don't forget the bedside table

One of the most vital parts of a bedroom suite is the often-overlooked bedside table. It may seem like an afterthought, but the bedside table is where you leave your glass of water, spectacles or book after you have finished reading. It's the place for all those occasional items you might find yourself needing during the night.