Our bedrooms are no longer just the place we head to in the evening to go to sleep. These days, for many people, bedrooms are an escape haven, or a sanctuary, a place where we can retreat to enjoy some down time or me-time. For this reason, we now expect more when it comes to bedroom furniture because we’d like this precious space to reflect our personality as well as our needs. So while there is no right or wrong way to design a bedroom, there are a few core ingredients that can help us create our own private oasis. But what are those ingredients and how have they evolved to fit in with our modern lifestyle?
The Snooze Fusion bed features 4 storage drawers and 2 retractable bedside tables.
1. MODERN FUNCTIONALITY FOR SMALL BEDROOMS AND APARTMENTS
As more and more people set up home in apartments or houses with smaller bedrooms, furniture makers have had to rethink how they design and manufacture beds and bedside tables. Traditionally, we’ve purchased a bed with matching bedside tables and some sort of storage unit to make up a suite. But now, bed makers have given the whole scene a bit of a shake up and come up with some fantastic designs, including storage drawers in the base and retractable bedside tables. These innovative space-saving tables are pulled out when you need them, then pushed back when you don’t. Nifty and neat and a little bit niche!
SPACE SAVING TIP: If your bedroom is on the small side, think about a double bed as they’re only around 1370mm wide.
2. EASY ON YOUR EYE, EASY ON YOUR ANKLES
Bed designers don’t just think about aesthetics anymore, although that’s probably high up on their list. As our lives become busier and room sizes shrink, we’re also starting to think about how we move around our bedroom. This is where designs like Southbank come in. This with the option of an upholstered base, pictured here, to make collisions with corners easier to bear. And if you’re really thinking forward, match it to the Southbank bedside tables and opt for the tech pack, which features a sensor light and two USB ports.