Start Planning your Fitted Bedroom
So you've made the decision to have fitted bedroom furniture. Presumably you've had a look around and have some styles in mind but there may be a few things you haven't given much thought to yet or you may be wondering where to start in terms of planning your new bedroom. Of course, we offer a full design consultation and can offer you some different options but it doesn't hurt to start getting your ideas in order in your own mind.
We've therefore compiled the following questions for you to consider when planning your new bedroom:
1. What are the biggest issues with your current bedroom that you would like to resolve? Eg:
- The layout – it doesn't work as well as it could
- Lack of storage
- Difficult spaces – eg chimney breasts, bulkheads, sloping ceiling
- Style – no longer happy with the style of your furniture
2. What elements do you like and want to retain?
- The layout – works well as it is
- The style and feel of the room
3. Are you considering having any significant building work done? Eg:
- Knocking through into another room
- Moving a wall
- Removing a chimney breast
- Adding an en-suite
- Enlarging/reducing a window
4. What sort of style are you looking for?
- Modern – eg minimalistic, handle-less doors, clean lines
- Contemporary – modern but with some details to soften such as ornate handles or inset panels
- Vintage – traditional in feel but with modern elements and vintage colour schemes such as French grey, duck egg blue or rose pink
- Traditional – timeless design with decorative detail such as a cornice, beading or ornate handles
5. What are your storage needs? How much of the following types of items do you need to store?:
- Long hanging – such as dresses, trousers, full-length skirts and long coats
- Short hanging – such as tops, knee length skirts, jackets, shirts etc
- Large items
- Bedding and blankets
6. Will your bedroom be a multi-functional space? Will it be used for any of the following purposes?:
- Home office – incorporating desk space for home-workers or students
- Getting ready – does it require a mirror and dressing table? Perhaps a full-length mirror
- Do you want to incorporate any electronics such as a TV, sound system, projector or even tea/coffee making facilities?
- Guest bedroom – potentially accommodating multiple occupants
- Storage – will it be used to store clothes or other items not accommodated in other rooms?
7. What materials do you like? Eg:
- A combination of different materials
8. How many items do you want to see on display? Would you like:
- Very little out on display – mainly clean lines and most things behind closed doors
- A few things out on display using some open shelving and/or glass panels
- Space for lots of personal/decorative items out on display – eg open shelving, glass/Perspex doors
These questions should give you a good starting point and help focus your ideas as well as practical considerations. Keep an eye out for ideas in magazines, in friends' homes or online. You could even start a good old fashioned scrapbook, a mood board or an online equivalent such as a Pinterest page. Also, think about what you're going to style your fitted bedroom furniture with such as fabrics in curtains and bedding, wall coverings, flooring and wall decorations. Knowing the answers to these questions will also help with your design consultation as you will have given thought to the kinds of things your designer will discuss with you.
Book a fitted bedroom design consultation
If you're ready to get some ideas (and, of course, costs) from your designer then please get in touch and we'll arrange a design consultation, which is offered free of charge without any obligation to buy. Call us on 0800 321 3491 or request an appointment via the website.
Looking for the fitted kitchen planning guide? Click here.