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Dec­o­rat­ing your bed­room with fur­ni­ture other than your bed and bed­side tables can help this space feel like a sanc­tu­ary and may pro­mote a more rest­ful night’s sleep, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts.

But be­fore you go fill­ing every avail­able cor­ner with fur­ni­ture, Ashley Pratt from James Lane sug­gests con­sid­er­ing the size of your bed­room.

“In an ideal world, it would be lovely to have a comfy arm­chair and side ta­ble in one cor­ner to curl up on and read a book and a free­stand­ing dresser for your bits and bobs and fold­able cloth­ing,” she says.

“An up­hol­stered bench at the end of your bed to perch on in the morn­ing when you are putting on your shoes is handy and a beau­ti­ful piece of art or two to en­joy while you fall asleep is al­ways nice but given the re­al­ity of the size of bed­rooms this is not al­ways pos­si­ble,” she says.

When you’re mak­ing de­ci­sions about how to use the space, con­sider path­ways from the bed to your wardrobe, where the light is com­ing from if you plan to read and how to best place floor rugs to keep the chill off on cold morn­ings.

“My ad­vice is to choose one or two of th­ese items — the ones that make most sense to you and your daily habits and in­vest in a spe­cial piece that you love,” says Ashley. “Not ev­ery­thing you choose needs to match, how­ever you do want some level of co­he­sive­ness in your look.”

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