Home Furniture

Decorate your bedroom to what perfectly suits you but let’s not forget about giving your home an exciting redesign! Whether you are looking for a new sofa for your lounge or looking to upgrade your current dining table, we have a number of buying guides which are designed to help you find the perfect furniture item for you.

Beds-Sale’s Top 5 Furniture Buying Tips

Whatever furniture you are buying, here are some tips to make sure that you are getting the best deal.

  • While some furniture can be purchased cheaply from Ikea, some frequently used items require more research and should be considered as an investment. These 4 cornerstone items are sofas, dining table and chair sets, mattresses and beds.
  • Before you start looking at the furniture options available to you, it is important that you measure the room which you plan on placing the item in. This will allow you to work out the optimum size of the item. When measuring, remember to take into account any doors and cabinets, you don’t want your new table or sofa to obstruct them!
  • Although many of us prefer buying items online, with furniture it is always a good idea to see the item in person. Not only will this help you visualize how the item will look in your house, but it also gives you an opportunity to inspect the quality and comfort of the product.
  • Whether you are buying a cheap new desk or investing in a new leather sofa, make sure you understand what the warranty does and does not cover, this can avoid any complications down the line.
  • When looking at the various furniture options available, it is important that you take into account your lifestyle. For example, if you have young children and pets, hardwearing and stain-resistant fabrics will be more appropriate than delicate fabrics like velvet and satin.

Pillows

Throughout the US, the word comfort has become synonymous with “pillow”. Once the word “pillow” is mentioned, people automatically think of rest, relaxation and comfort. As the pillow is universally paired to the bed and it is more mobile than the bed itself, people had started to bring it to the car and their offices so they can get a quick nap any time.
Pillows are very important in any person’s sleep. It is scientifically and medically proven to promote better sleep experience through better circulation of blood upon proper use. But generally, it doesn’t take a genius to know and appreciate the value of pillows in our normal and daily lives. No matter how spacious, luxurious or comfortable your bed is, without a pillow you will have a hard time sleeping as you would want to place something in your head to have it elevated or perhaps you’re the type who wants to have a hugging pillow or have a pillow placed in your feet. Whatever you do with your pillow, the point is you, me, all of us can’t sleep without them.
Our partners offer pillows of extensive varieties. Since people have diverse preference when it comes to their personal belongings, our partners made sure that their collections will have something that will match your needs, your bed and your style. Finding and getting a good pillow for you and your family members are just as important as finding and getting a good bed for you to sleep in. Remember that the bed and the pillow work together to give you a good night’s rest so you have to invest in both. With the quality of pillows offered by our partners, you will never go wrong. The only problem perhaps will be choosing, you might want to get them all because of the vast number of benefits that each pillow is made of and you might want to take them all home because all pillows are designed uniquely; whether you are looking for a classic European design, African safari or Contemporary chic designs I’m sure that there is one waiting for your arrival.

Wardrobe Lightning

Unfortunately, due to the composition of wardrobes, the closet part does not receive much natural light which can make it difficult to sort through the contents of your wardrobe. Wardrobe lighting is a handy solution that rectifies this problem by illuminating the interior of the wardrobe with its own lighting system. The following article explores the various aspects that you will need to take into consideration when selecting your ideal wardrobe lighting solution.

One of the most important things that you will need to take into consideration is the power source of the wardrobe light. While regular lights are ordinarily wired into the circuit of the house, this power solution is impractical in the case of wardrobe lighting. As a result, wardrobe lighting usually runs off batteries or is plugged into a socket. Battery powered wardrobe lights tend to be the most practical option as they do not require the wardrobe to be drilled and it does not mean that wardrobe needs to be near to a socket.

LED lights are the most popular type of wardrobe lighting. This is because they are bright and safe for use in wooden wardrobes as they do not emit much heat which reduces the risk of fire. In addition, LED lights are very energy efficient, which is better for both the environment and your pocket.

Perhaps the most important consideration when choosing your lighting solution is how much space is available for the wardrobe lighting. The most popular type of wardrobe lighting is rail lighting, which, as its name suggests, is attached to the top of the inside of the wardrobe next to the cloths rail. In order to work out which light is best for you, you will need to find out how big your wardrobe is and find which model is the closest fit. Don’t forget to take into account the size of the switches and the battery case!

Shades

Shades are a type of window covering that open and close vertically as opposed curtains which are drawn horizontally. These practical window coverings are available in a range of colors and styles which makes them the perfect window covering solution for any room! The following guide look at the various types of shades available.

Roller Shades

The most common type of shade that you will encounter is roller shades. These shades are opened by pulling a cord which then rolls the shade around a cylinder attached above the window frame. Roller shades are the cheapest and most versatile types of shade around. There are a number of different materials from which roller shades are made of, such as cloth and vinyl. Light cloth roller blinds are perfect for north-facing rooms while thick vinyl roller blinds are better suited to south-facing rooms as they are opaque.

Pleated Shades

Pleated shades are another popular type of window covering and a softer alternative to blinds. These shades are made from pleated fabric which folds up as you pull the cord, making them a very compact option. Pleated blinds are available in a whole range of colors and opacities.

Cellular Shades

Cellular or honeycomb blinds work in the same way as pleated blinds, but have a 3D hexagonal design which traps air. This design quirk makes cellular shades great insulators. Cellular blinds tend to be constructed from soft materials such as cotton, making them a safe option in rooms that are frequented by young children.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a type of fabric shade that cascades from the head rail and stacks up evenly when the shade is opened. This style of shade is perfect for blocking all of the light out of a room and offer superior privacy, making them an excellent choice for bedrooms.

 

 

Bed Steps

Bed steps are typically formed of two steps and are designed to make it easier for people with limited mobility to get into bed. However, bed steps are not only for those who have mobility issues. Indeed, some people may find it uncomfortable to climb into a high bed and children may also benefit from this handy piece of bedroom furniture. You can even purchase bed steps that are designed to help pets climb up into their owner’s bed! The following article will outline all the factors that you will need to take into account when choosing the perfect bed steps.

Bed steps are available in a range of styles. Traditionally, bed steps are made from wood and have two steps. However, you can also get designs that only have one step. In addition, pet bed steps usually have at least three steps to make it easier for elderly or injured pets to get onto the bed. When choosing how many steps you need, think about the height of the bed and the ability of the individual or animal using the steps.

One of the other factors that you will need to take into consideration is whether you would like the bed steps to contain storage. Although not very large, under the some bed steps feature lids on both or either of the steps which can be used to store small items such as a pair of slippers or toys in the case of children and pets.

When choosing bed steps, it is always a good idea to pick a set that coordinate with the material that the bed is made from or with other furnishings in the room. Indeed, light wood bed steps would look rather out of place in a room that has a lot of dark wood furniture!

Curtains

When chosen correctly, curtains not only look good, but they can also help keep the heat in and restrict the amount of light entering a room. This makes them an important asset in any room. The following guide outlines the main factors that you should take into account when purchasing a new pair of curtains.

One of the first things that you will need to think about when choosing a pair of curtains is whether you want to purchase ready-made ones or if you would prefer to order bespoke ones. Ready-made curtains are cheaper and more convenient. However, if you have very unique windows or there is a specific design that you are after, tailor-made curtains may be more appropriate.

Be them shop bought or tailor made, it is especially important that you choose the right fabric for your curtains. As bedrooms are a place of privacy it is a good idea to get heavy curtains or cotton curtains with an opaque lining. Silk and velvet are thick and look beautiful in a bedroom. However, these types of curtains are dry clean only. Cotton or wool curtains are easier to look after and are available in a huge variety of colors, making them perfect for almost any room.

You should also spend some time thinking about how long you would like the curtains to be. Sill-length curtains are cheaper than floor-length curtains and work well over radiators as they help the heat to circulate. On the other hand, floor-length curtains are more expensive and have a more luxurious appearance.

Another decision that you are faced with is whether you opt for plain curtains or curtains that have a pattern. In general, if there are a lot of patterns already in the room, opt for plain curtains or some with a subtle pattern. If you find plain curtains too bland, you can always dress them up with ornate poles or pretty tie-backs. Conversely, if you room is relatively plain, patterned curtains can liven it up.

Wall Lamps

A wall lamp is a great way to add gentle ambiance to a room and character to a room. Not only can a beautiful wall sconce serve as an accent in a room, but it can also be used to highlight certain features of a room such as a painting or wall-hanging. Wall lamps are available in a huge range of styles from simple, minimalist lamps through to lamps with unusual, artistic designs.

Wall lamps can be used in a variety of ways in the bedroom. Many people place wall lamps either side of the bed. This is more space-saving than a table lamp and allows you to conveniently read in bed. Another popular place for wall lamps is either side of a mirror as this can provide a more flattering reflection than a traditional ceiling lamp when getting ready.

You should also think carefully about how high you should place your wall lamps. If you place them too high or too low, the room will appear unbalanced. As a general guide, wall lamps in a bedroom should be placed between 6 feet and 6.5 feet above the floor.

Whatever the style of your room, you are guaranteed to find a wall lamp that will complement it. If your room has quite a traditional feel to it, there are plenty of traditional style wall lamps which are made from bronze or wrought iron and feature lights that look like candles. Similarly, Tiffany or Tiffany-style wall lamps are also great for a traditional room. Conversely, if your room is styled in a modern or transitional style, modern lamps in minimalist, contemporary designs are a great way to inject a bit of glamour into the room.

As well as aesthetics, you should also think about the functionality of the lamp. If you are looking for a lamp that is suitable for reading by, why not consider one with a swivel arm? This way you can adjust the direction of the light to your preference. On the other hand, if you are looking for a wall lamp to use when watching television, look out for recessed wall lamp or a lamp with a low voltage.

Table Lamps

Table lamps are great for brightening up any room and a centerpiece table lamp can quickly inject style into a plain room. The following guide will help you pick the perfect lamp by outlining the key things that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a table lamp.

Although often overlooked, when choosing a table lamp, size is one of the most important factors you will need to take into account. Indeed, if you select a lamp that is too big for the table, not only will it look out of place, but there is an increased chance of it being knocked over! As a general rule, your lamp should not be more than one and a half times the height of the table and the diameter of the shade should not be larger than the surface of the tabletop.

It is always a good idea to see the lamp in action before you purchase it as this will give you an indication of how bright it is. If you are searching for a lamp that you can use to read by, look for a lamp that supports at least 60 watt bulbs and has a dimmer switch.

When choosing a lamp, it is important that you pick a model that complements the style of the room. Lamps with drum-style shades are excellent for rooms with a modern vibe. On the other hand, if you are after a more traditional look, why not opt for a lamp with a conical shade or a beautiful Tiffany lamp.

In addition, while thinking about the style of the lamp, you should think about is practical qualities as well as its aesthetic appeal. If you are selecting a lamp for a busy part of the house or a room that is frequented by children, a heavy, sturdy lamp will be more appropriate than a fragile, delicate one.

Blinds

Blinds are a popular alternative to curtains or shades as not only do they provide darkness and privacy, but they also come in a variety of designs, making them an attractive piece of furniture. The following article will outline the different types of blinds available.

Venetian Blinds

The most common type of blinds that you will encounter is Venetian blinds. The blinds are comprised of horizontal slats that are connected together by string. By twisting a pole, the direction of the slats can be adjusted to let in more or less light. These blinds are typically made from one of the following materials: wood, aluminum or PVC.

Wood blinds are a great way to quickly add style and sophistication to virtually any window. In terms of style, wood blinds work best in plain rooms as they add detail and warmth. Most wood blinds come with 50mm slats.

Aluminum blinds usually have slim slats and are relatively cheap to buy. These blinds are incredibly flexible and available in an array of colors, making them work well in a variety of environments.

PVC blinds are really versatile type of blinds that will perform well in a range of rooms, even a bathroom. These blinds are great value for money as they are very durable.

Vertical Blinds

As their name suggests, vertical blinds are comprised of vertical slats. Due to their design, vertical designs work best on patio doors or against large windows as they are more practical than having oversized venetian blinds.

Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds are made of stacked solid fabric and, side on, they look like honeycomb, hence their name. As the honeycomb design means that these blinds retain air, they are excellent for insulation. These blinds are soft and available in a variety of colors and patterns which makes them a popular choice for children’s rooms.

Bedroom Chair

While a bedroom is primarily used for sleeping, a bedroom chair helps transform a bedroom into a comfortable, relaxing room that can be used throughout the day. When it comes to bedroom seating, there are a variety of options available. The following article will outline the different options available and help guide you to the perfect bedroom chair.

Stalls

While strictly speaking they are not a chair, a bedroom stall is a great seating option for those who are looking for something compact and multifunctional. As stalls are small they can be easily placed under a table or in wardrobe when they are not in use, making them perfect for those who have a restricted amount of floor space. Bedroom stalls are available in a whole array of design from simple wooden models through to comfy, padded options.

Armchairs

If you have the space, a comfortable armchair is an excellent addition to any bedroom. Two chairs near a window are perfect for conversations and relaxing. Or a comfy armchair in the corner of the room is great for curling up with a favorite a book.

Desk chairs

If you have a desk in your room at which you like to read or write, then a desk chair will be your best option. Indeed, desk chairs have a number of advantages over ordinary chairs. To begin with, desk chairs are ergonomically designed as you can adjust both the height and angle of the chair to your comfort, allowing for great comfort when sitting down for a prolonged period of time. Desk chairs are available in a range of finishes from simple wood or plastic designs through to cushioned leather of fabric models.

Wooden chairs

The simplest bedroom chair around is a wooden chair. These chairs are highly versatile, allowing them to be used for a variety of purposes from sitting at your desk or dressing table through to relaxing with morning paper. Another great thing about simple wooden chairs is that you can put them in the corner or against the wall when they are not in use, making them more space saving than an arm chair.