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.”