Creating A Sitting Area In Your Bedroom

The main purpose of a bedroom is rest and relaxation; an in-home sanctuary where you can escape and recharge. It should be the space that is the most reflective of your personal tastes than anywhere else in the house. Furniture wise, your bed is the star of this space. The detailing will determine how the rest of the space takes shape and it’s positioning will play a key role in the mood you’re looking to set in the room. But what about other parts of your room? Master bedrooms have enough room to really play with the layout and this includes some fantastic seating. It’s important to consider a few things when creating a sitting area in your bedroom after your next home renovation.

Firstly, what type of seating were you looking to include in your bedroom?  With chairs & ottomans, benches and loungers to choose from, it’s necessary to know which one (or combination of a few) work best for the look and mood you’re hoping to achieve in your bedroom. Secondly, what layout makes the most sense for the size and shape of your room? In some spaces, it may be harder to pull off an independent seating area and you may have to make a set up that’s more inclusive of your bed and other more traditional bedroom furniture like large dressers. L-shaped bedrooms, those with large walk-in closets and connecting ensuites already have a compartmentalized feel to it, so take advantage when doing a custom renovation. Sitting areas in spaces like this work well because it’s set up in such a way that makes it easier to create breaks and partitions, even if they are only with furniture and not actual walls.

Because the focus of a bedroom space should be warmth and comfort, the feel of a chair or lounger is just as, if not more, important than its appearance. Choose soft but durable fabrics like chenille and microsuede in rich welcoming tones that reflect the rest of your room’s colour palette, and hone in on accents like plush throws and soft cushions and pillows – maybe even borrowing a few from your nearby bed.

It should definitely be reflective of the look and style of the rest of the room, but also remember that matching it to the exact detailing of your bed and dresser isn’t always necessary because the seating should act as accent pieces around your bed.  Just like not every piece of furniture in any other room of your house matches exactly, the same goes for your bedroom. 

When considering your next custom home renovation, consider making use of your bedroom space and create smaller spaces within them so you can unwind in style.

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