The bedroom may be designed for sleeping, but it’s also the room where people spend most of their time. It’s therefore a good idea to make it as comfortable and organised as possible and often the most efficient way of doing this is with a fitted bedroom. Built-in units rather than free-standing furniture can mean that you have more scope for the rest of the decoration of the room. People who opt for luxury fitted bedrooms often find they maximise the space available while creating a unique look at the same time.
A fitted bedroom can also prove better value for money than buying separate items and can be less time-consuming to put together. The process usually involves deciding on a particular theme and colour and then the store will provide you with practical help and installation. Fittings will be made to measure, so awkward corners can be fully utilised and you can discuss ideas and design solutions to suit you as an individual.
Sliding wardrobes are a key trend at the moment, with entire walls providing you with easily accessible storage space. Panel materials range from classic woods such as pine and mahogany to high-gloss finishes in bold colours such as red or green. Another effect employs tinted lacquer glass so that you can view the contents of your units. This provides an attractive aesthetic statement.
More traditional layouts still hold mass appeal, however. Fitted double-door wardrobes, dressing tables, mirrors and shelves can all be arranged according to function and taste. This means you can indulge in a rustic style with wood or plump for a bit of modern glamour with minimal black and white aluminium. You could take a specific period as inspiration, such as Georgian moulded frames, or go for a country-cottage feel with a natural finish and a canopied bed.
Fittings have a more practical side as well. Because most units will run from floor to ceiling, there are no gaps to clean and dusting is kept to a minimum. If you do have any slopes or niches in the walls, these can be covered to give a more tidy impression. There are usually options such as over-bed cupboards for bedding, towels and tie and shoe racks and extra rails for children’s wardrobes which make the best use of the space.
Both functional and stylish, a tailored bedroom may be the solution to storage problems you’ve encountered previously. It can be a good way of designing your own bedroom from scratch without the hassle of furniture shopping, particularly if you are moving into a new home.