A master bedroom is more than just a place to sleep – it should offer enough relaxing retreat at any time of the day! One thing that many people neglect is the importance of comfortable seating in the bedroom, even if most of them go there in the afternoon and read or watch TV.
Choosing the best seating for your bedroom will depend on many factors: your style, preferences, bedding, and other furniture. Fortunately, the supply of bedroom seating furniture on the market is almost limitless, and you can easily find a piece that looks good and does the job. Before you start looking, check out our tips to help you determine what you really need:
Space is of the utmost importance
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Buying furniture without considering how much space you have is never a good idea. Instead of buying the first piece you like and concluding that it is too overwhelming for your already piled bedroom, you need to do calculations.
The trick is simple: balance between too big and too small and leave enough space to move around freely.
If we are talking about a small room, then take a small piece that you can slide into the corner, for example a rocking chair. Large bedrooms, on the other hand, also allow for large, luxurious stools that can accommodate more than one person.
The second thing to consider is the shape
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Here, too, the size and layout of the form are crucial. Small bedrooms are better for chairs, while medium and large bedrooms give you more choice to buy the piece you really like.
The happiest who have large bedrooms can get really creative with their seating areas.
It could be a private, boutique-like nook with a couple of chairs and a footstool, even one that is completely separated from the sleeping area with smart, targeted lighting. Another creative accessory that visually divides the room are carpets and free-standing screens in all colors and patterns.
Next step: function
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The model depends on the function: will it be a lonely cinema or a romantic lounge where couples chat and drink wine in the evening? This is probably the crucial question when it comes to choosing the right type of seating for your bedroom.
An additional storage tip
Assuming you have a bedroom tomorrow, storage might not be a top priority, but if you don’t have one then it certainly is. It’s difficult to get creative with memory. So the smartest idea would be to check out magazines and catalogs with hidden storage options.
Some of the most common solutions are tables with top flaps that open, sofas with installed drawers, shelves or decorative boxes. It’s great to have these solutions close by so that when you are at rest you can easily get what you need.
Imagine how wonderful a comfortable armchair with a built-in drawer is – you sit, you relax and you reach for the drawer to pick up your favorite book. Ideal for personal reading corners, isn’t it?
The most popular option is stools, as they serve many purposes: they can of course be your footrests, coffee tables or seating. If space allows, choose the largest rectangular ottoman you can find or two smaller square ottoman ones.
Proceed with the topic
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Assuming you’ve already chosen a theme for your bedroom, there is no need to change it in the seating area. In fact, you should continue with the decor and create a visual connection between the two (this actually makes the room look bigger and better designed than it actually is).
Let me explain to you how: If you have light blue walls with the occasional shade of green, you can put a couple of stunning blue chairs in the corner to instantly grab attention.
At the same time, the look can be rounded off with a few green accent details such as soft pillows for additional flair. For rooms with antique themes, we recommend vintage solutions: rocking chairs, plush throws or whatever you think would elegantly complement your parquet floor and rustic color palette.
A visual connection can be established through color, material or design. Note, however, that sitting is no more important than bed.
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There has to be a match between the two, which means wrought iron beds with loud upholstery or carved furniture don’t look particularly good. Think coherently – a bedroom should be peaceful and relaxing!
Seating as a small living room
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How does a living room sound in the comfort of the bedroom? With a spacious room that allows for this, you can fully transfer living areas into the room that offers the most privacy.
It could be a couple of small couches, an interesting L-shaped cut, or just a couple of reading chairs. Of course, the room should be rounded off with a nice coffee table.
Doesn’t it sound like the luxurious hotel suite you’ve often dreamed of? If nothing else, it will be the cutest getaway money can afford.
More than a sitting area
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The number of seating areas depends on your lifestyle. For example, if your children have a habit of coming into the room in the morning to watch TV while checking email on your desk, think of seating that is suitable for both purposes. “Living rooms”, on the other hand, are perfect for separate chairs, sofas and conversation areas.
Louis style armchair
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Upright Louis armchairs are amazing in their uniqueness, and you can use them as dressing table chairs to make a powerful statement. Your dressing area will be cool and impressive, especially when you pair it with sheepskin blankets, bright floor lamps, and the obligatory full length mirror.
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Here, too, you have to think functionally: bedroom accessories have to be suitable for the bedroom, which is no exaggeration and no great liveliness. For seating, it’s best to choose brightly colored blankets and soft pillows.
Place it carefully
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The traditional position of the seating in the bedroom is at the foot of the bed. This should be your orienteering run in case you have any doubts about where to place it. However, with a cozy fireplace or a large, sunny window, you have a much better option on the horizon.
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Of course, your chairs will look amazing when you face them, but functionality shouldn’t be compromised. If you really need a spacious seating area to adequately accommodate the guests, it’s much better to put it in a corner closer to the door (or the fireplace, if you have one).
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Master bedrooms should be both beautiful and functional. Before deciding on something, consider the space available, your needs and preferences, and choose something that suits your tastes.
If you are interested in stools, choose a nice one that saves space and provides additional storage space for magazines and books. Ideally, choose movable seating (possibly even rolled under the bed if you don’t need it).
Space is always the deciding factor, but don’t let that stop you from why you had to sacrifice the beautiful looks of your master bedroom.