Riverfields renovations: tips for choosing bedroom furniture

  • 12 March 2020 | Pakamani Nombila

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For first-time homeowners and those who are simply not used to relocating, buying bedroom furniture that complements one’s taste, budget and style can quickly become a daunting and even overwhelming task.

If you’ve just moved into a new apartment or are thinking of modernising your bedroom, you’ll have realised that lots of factors come into play. Riverfields has compiled the following tips for those who are about to embark on this journey:

Consider your room space

Ever been to someone’s home where the furniture occupied so much space that you had to suck in your tummy and squeeze through a tiny opening to get to the other side? This is why measuring your room space is key before getting into the fun part of buying your furniture.

Measure your space and account for doorways, walls, windows and built-in items. Will the room have fans suspended from the ceiling? Where are the electrical plug points positioned? All these factors need to be taken into account before deciding on a piece of furniture that may not fit within your desired space.

What’s your personal style?

Houses, in general, are private spaces, but your bedroom in particular is your little secret haven. This is the one area of your house that you can decorate using your personal style and touch without any reservations.

Your personal style will determine the type of furniture that will go into your room, whether it’s incorporating a raw element from nature into the decor or choosing between modern furniture and a stately, traditional sleigh bed. All these style elements will determine the look and feel of your bedroom.

Choose your bed wisely

The average person spends a third of his or her life in bed; therefore, choosing a great bed will benefit your comfort and wellbeing as much as it will optimise your bedroom space. If the bedroom is too small, a massive bed is not for you. Consider alternative options such as sleeper couches, sofa beds and ottoman beds with lift-up bases for extra storage, to save space.

Your bed size matters if you’re after a well-decorated room. The size of the furniture needs to be in balance with the size of the space.

Dressing up your bedroom

Dressing tables are also valuable furniture items to consider for your bedroom makeover. These come in various styles and sizes, giving you the option to choose one that blends well with the rest of your bedroom furniture.


Dressing tables, wall-mounted shelves and bedside tables are great for enabling you to place your bedside lamps, books and phones within easy reach. With limited floor space, these versatile decor items are an excellent way to make the most of what’s available to you.