Archive for the ‘Bedroom Furniture’ Category

Buying a chest of drawers

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

A chest of drawers, like any significant piece of pine or oak furniture, is a long-term investment that needs consideration before purchase. Here are some things to bear in mind during the decision-making process; a method that should point to the best and most durable piece of furniture.

Firstly, you should have at least a rough idea of what you like, or what you are looking to buy. This will make the buying process focused and decisive. What you are looking for also relates to physical dimensions – if the chest of drawers is going in a certain space, make sure it will fit. Be certain of the height and width of the chest of drawers, along with the amount of drawers the chest has and their depth.

The drawers should be closely noted. Do they open smoothly? Are the handles easy to grasp? Familiarise yourself with what the dovetail joints look like, and ensure that these joints stoutly hold the front and sides of the drawer together. Furthermore, it is a good idea to check the insides of the drawers for rough areas – clothing or other items placed in the drawers could potentially snag.

Practicality is as important as style in the decision-making process. If every element of the chest of drawers functions perfectly, you are on the right track to a great chest of drawers that is ideal for your home.

The merits of a pine bedside table

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Bedside tables may be perceived as relatively small and understated pieces of pine furniture, but they play a vital role in the bedroom. A storage unit for all of those things that you may need in the night – an alarm clock, a glass of water, a lamp – a pine bedside table can also make a big influence on a bedroom’s decor.

A bedside table – as the name suggests – is often placed right by or very close to a bed, but this does not mean that such a piece of furniture needs to be hidden away in the corner of a room. A bedside table can be placed to complement the positions of other pieces of pine bedroom furniture in the room, creating a harmonious balance to the room’s layout. A bedside table – especially one with a lot of storage space – can even be used in a room other than the bedroom, as a stand-alone piece that creates a focal-point.

Pine, a wood light in colour, will not be overpowering in an interior design scheme. The wood will blend in to the style of your room – contemporary or traditional – and complement any future interior design plans that you may have. On a practical level, pine furniture is mostly lightweight and easy to move around.

A bedside table made from the best pine wood will not be susceptible to fads or trends, but instead prove a stout and well-made piece that will last.