The bedroom is an important area of the house. When you have had a long, hard day at work, this may be the room where you seek relaxation and solace. As such, it should be decorated attractively, eliciting comfort and appeal at the same time. You will want to use bedroom furniture that will create a feeling of well-being upon entering the room. Your furniture should bring to you an atmosphere of contentment. If you share the room with your spouse, your tastes can be combined in the choice of pieces that you use.
Very often, bedroom furniture will be chosen depending on the size of the room. If you are decorating a small room, you will not want to use overly large pieces that will seem overwhelming. You will also not want to put too many pieces in the room. The articles of furniture that you choose should be in proportion to the size of the area in which the furniture is being placed.
If you are decorating a good-sized room, you can use larger items without dwarfing the space. You will be able to choose from a number of pieces that would not fit as well in a smaller room, such as a four-poster bed, a bed frame with a large headboard, or a large dresser with mirror. A chest of drawers or armoire will make a nice addition to the room if you need more storage space. A beautiful cedar chest can be placed at the foot of the bed, providing a cedar scent to whatever items are stored inside.
When purchasing your bedroom furniture, you can use as many or as few pieces as you desire. Most bedrooms consist of a bed frame with headboard, one or two nightstands, a dresser with mirror and a chest of drawers or armoire. If the room is being used by one individual, one nightstand is usually sufficient. If a married couple are sharing the room, a nightstand will usually be placed on either side of the bed so that both husband and wife will have their own piece of furniture. With soft lighting, attractive window dressings and a coordinating area rug on the floor, the room will become an oasis, providing the perfect spot for escaping from the daily grind.