As bedrooms tend to be the space to get cozy, wooden furniture is a good idea to give it a natural, warm tone. However, depending on the choice, they may overpower the room and made it look full, especially in small spaces. So, how can we choose wooden furniture for a small bedroom?
Calculate the Budget First
Wooden furniture is often more expensive than furniture with other materials. Therefore, make sure that you know how much you can spend before splurging on one. Depending on the budget, the material quality may increase or decrease as the end cost of wooden furniture mostly depend on the price of the raw wooden materials.
So, if you are in a pinch, try and plan on buying one core furniture first. Core furniture is what you need most for the room. So, if we are decorating a bedroom, then the bed and bed frame must be on top of the list.
Since they are the core furniture, make sure to get the best choice within your budget to make them last longer. After all, sleep is an investment for your energy (which is needed, if you want more money for more furniture.) After that, add more furniture you need when you have enough to afford some.
Choose a Style
Bedrooms often became more than a place to sleep in – many used it as a private room to work and hang around as well. So, it’s best to decorate them according to the style of the user. If you already know what the style the user prefers, then go for it! If you don’t know what to choose, however, here are some styles to consider:
1. Traditional style
Every country has their own traditional bedroom style. Depending on how much rooted your country’s culture, this style may be the most widely accepted to most people.
Usually, traditional bedroom styles utilize matched patters for wallpapers and bed sheets, so one can simply buy matching bedroom sets and don’t think much about it.
However, depending on the country, this style may be costly. For example, in European countries, traditional bedrooms use bed frames with thick legs and head which can be expensive.
2. Contemporary Style
This style is perfect for those who are hip and up to following trends. However, since it follows trends, they can get outdated in a few years and even months. Considering that, this choice is best to be chosen for those who have enough money to continue following the trend. You can also use low quality furniture as they will be changed soon anyway.
3. Minimalist style
Looking for a versatile style that doesn’t need a lot of furniture? Then, this style is a good pick. Since minimalist style only gives what’s necessary, you can simply put a modern style bed and perhaps a chair and desk to be done with it.
The color tones are usually neutral, so you don’t need to mull your head over color choices. This style is also a safe budget choice if you are decorating for someone else as they can add their own style rather without obstructing the design.
Pick Thin Over Bulky Ones
Even if the furniture itself is small in size, bulky styles will make it looks big and taking more space. So, if you are decorating a small bedroom (or any small space in general), avoid bulky furniture. This includes thick parts such as thick legs (for tables, chairs, bed frames, etc.)
Opposing that, choose thinner furniture to make the most of the room. Vintage style or minimalistic ones are usually a good choice to go. Vintage-style furniture was designed for people in the past (who are smaller than us), so they can fit into small bedrooms easily.
Meanwhile, minimalistic furniture stays simple and tends to give off a ‘light’ feeling, so they can make the room feel bigger than it actually is.
Match The Tones To The Floor… Or Not
Speaking of bigger feel, you can also utilize wooden furniture choice to create such emphasis as well. Try and observe small modern hotel rooms – they use a few noticeable tricks that made the space feel roomy, such as:
1. Big yet thin headboards
When we see big headboards, we tend to assume that it is thick as well. Well, by choosing a wide but thin one, we can make an illusion that the room is spacious enough for the headboard.
2. Limit color and pattern uses
Too much color can make a room feel crowded even without adding furniture. So, limit the color choice and use as much neutral color as possible on the walls, floor, and ceiling as they look best with wooden furniture.
3. Choose lighter colors
Lighter wood tones will give the airier feel to the room. Don’t be afraid to contrast the furniture with the color of the wall or floor – contrast can give the room an interesting depth, even if you are using wooden floorboards as well.
Mind the Height
Some furniture such as closet and bunk beds needs a certain wall height to be able to be in a room. So, before choosing this type of wooden furniture, make sure to measure the wall height of the room first to avoid a waste of money. If you are planning for a bunk bed or a loft bed, make sure that the wall height is enough.
After all, shorter walls will leave little room for the top bed, possibly making it impossible to sleep comfortably on the bed. Also, tall bed frames, tables, and chairs can make the small bedroom look even shorter than it actually is – so don’t forget to measure your furniture heights before buying them.
Remember, the material is not evil – it’s the bad furniture choice that make the space look bad. So, if you want a small bedroom comfortable to the eyes and the body, choose your wooden furniture carefully. Most importantly, aim for as little furniture as possible to make the room look spacious without too much effort.