Don't dispose of bedroom storage just because it's the incorrect colour for your new decor, or even though you think it could look just a little dated. Wood parts can be sanded down and coated to match a brand new colour scheme and drawer pulls can be changed for a totally fresh look at a small fraction of the price. This is effective in most bedroom decorating schemes, whether retro, modern or traditional. Along with the best bit? You understand the furniture fits in your room already!
When choosing a bed, comfort and support is key. We spoke to Myriam Ruffo, Head of Bedrooms and Bath rooms at IKEA UK, who gave us the 101 on the best mattresses for the three key sleeping positions; again, front and aspect. 'Be sure to test the firmness and take into consideration your sleeping style, to make sure you choose a firmness that offers you the correct back again support,' she says. 'Your mattress plays a huge part in your wellbeing and well-being considering you may spend around eight hours every night sleeping on it.'
Make the almost all of bay glass windows or the recesses beneath dormer home windows by building a neat screen seat, complete with a concise cupboard. As well as making use of useless space in a bedroom, it offers a place to store chunky bedlinen or anything else that potentially takes up valuable space in a wardrobe or dresser. If building work isn't a choice, consider a personalized bench seat (with storage) instead.
Bedroom storage doesn't have to be crafted from traditional lumber. Make a feature of your clothing, accessories or personal treasures with a wine glass cabinet like this, which has been up to date with a lick of bright yellow paint to match the bedroom colour pallette. With the appearance of a high-end retail display cabinet the cup surfaces create a sense of spaciousness in a loft room, but if that's nearly enough to house your wardrobe, vintage suitcases stacked at the top or slid underneath, are an elegant way to store more.
A good mattress is even more important than the bed it rests on. Take time to choose the best one for you, striving it out in-store if possible, and lying onto it in various different positions. Whether you go for an innerspring mattress, memory foam bed, or anything in between, it pays to invest in a well-made model. A top quality mattress should keep its form for at least eight years. Check out our guide to the best mattresses.