Moving into an unfurnished home is a little daunting. An empty room is enough to make even the best interior designers worried. It’s like an artist staring at a blank canvas. So where do you even begin?
Walls & Floors
You’re going to be walking these floors and staring at those walls for many years to come hopefully. That’s why you need to get it right the first time. For the walls, think about the kind of colors you associate with calmness. You bedroom after all has to be a place of calm for you to sleep in. Are they light, or dark?
With the floors, think about texture. Do you refer to walk on bare floorboards? Maybe instead you like the cool grain of laminate flooring beneath your feet? Or plush, thick carpet between your toes? Once you decided, try to find a color that matches the walls the best you can.
A bedroom isn’t a bedroom without a bed. Think about the limits of space you’ll have to put up with, depending on the size of the bed you buy. Do you prefer more space in your room, or do you like sleeping on a larger bed?
You can browse Izonebed online for a vast range of different sizes and mattress types. You’ve got a lot of choices when it comes to beds, so take your time.
Your storage situation is dictated mainly by what you’ve got. If you’re a bit of a fashion addict, you’re going to have to put the priority on your clothes more than anything else. That means a big wardrobe or at least two smaller ones.
If the room has one inlaid into the wall already, you’ve got something to work with from the start. If not, you’ll have to decide if you want a larger wooden wardrobe or something plastic and portable.
If you’re a big reader or have an extensive DVD collection, a few bookshelves wouldn’t go amiss. Still, don’t try and fit everything in one place. If you have that big of a collection, some of it is going to have to go into storage elsewhere.
If you’re the type to need a few blankets around, get a storage ottoman and fold a few thin blankets into it. You may not need to pull them out until the winter, but it’s always nice to know you’ve got them nearby.
Curtains & Blinds
Depending on which side of the house you’re on, you may have to deal with some light problems. If your side of the house is facing the sun during most of the day, early rising suns are going to need a thick pair of curtains to keep the light out. The thickness is important in this, thin curtains will let the light through very easily. Always check the material.
Blinds are better if you’re on the side of the house where the sun sets. You won’t be trying to keep the light out during the evenings, but you can reduce the intensity of the setting sun by closing the slats some.
That’s how you furnish an unfurnished bedroom.