Everybody has heard the saying, “you get what you pay for”. When it comes to furnishing your bedroom, investing in quality pieces isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it’s also a smart use of your money. By investing in well-made furnishings, you are less likely to have to replace them. One solid piece of furniture that is beautiful, well crafted, and timeless can last a lifetime. On the other hand, lower-quality mass produced furniture needs to be replaced more often, due to wear and tear. So, in the end, your total cost of ownership of a high-quality piece ends up being lower than it is with a lower-quality piece. But that’s not the only reason you should consider investing in well crafted bedroom furniture. You should also put a premium on your comfort.
Invest in Your Sanctuary
Your bedroom is your sanctuary and where you spend most of your time. It’s the place where you recharge, relax, read and get ready for the day. It should be supremely comfortable and its decor should create an environment that is perfectly tailored to your needs. The obvious place to start is with the bed. A well-made bed is a timeless treasure that you can have your entire life, and pass on to your heirs. Other essential bedroom furniture that you need includes nightstands, dresser with a mirror, chest, and drawers. You can also include a lounge chair, desk and bench.
Research Quality Manufacturers
Look for manufacturers that make their own furniture, such as Durham, Borkholder, Company C, Doughty Glen, David Lee, Simply Amish, Gat Creek, Harden and others. Solid wood with wood joinings (not nails or glue), drawers that function seamlessly, thoughtful and artistic details — these are all things to look for when selecting your master bedroom suit.
Your bedroom furniture should be manufactured in the USA to ensure that it is not made with hazardous chemicals. Cheaply manufactured furniture is often made from plywood and particle board/pressed wood which contains formaldehyde or isocyanate glues. These materials are extremely toxic and can send out fumes which we inhale. Furthermore, Brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, often found in upholstered furniture made with polyurethane foam, have been linked to cancer, neurological impairment and hormonal disruption. Companies like West Elm, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel buy their furniture from outside vendors from around the world, hence the varying quality and materials used.
Make a Statement
Quality furniture makes a fabulous statement to anyone who walks into your home. It tells your family and friends how you live and who you are. People who walk through your home know that someone who cares about their environment lives here.
While investing in quality furniture is a process, it is one that will pay off. When you enter your sanctuary after a long day and are greeted with a room that is furnished in quality, it makes you feel ready to relax and unwind, no matter what your day was like. Because you are truly home.