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What Should You Put at the End of Your Bed?


Are you fortunate to have a bedroom large enough to place a piece of furniture at the end of your bed? Whether you're looking for beauty or function, there are lots of ways to use this found space. You can find interesting pieces at either online, at your local furniture store, or at places where they are having special sales. Depending on the amount of space you have, you're sure to find the perfect piece to fit at the end of your bed.

A great piece of furniture to put at the end of a bed is a TV cabinet. Of course the coolest and newest "must-have" for a bedroom is a cabinet with a TV that goes up and down at the touch of a remote control button. By day, you have a cabinet or bench, and by night you have an eye-level flat screen TV. Here are a few things to think about when putting a tv cabinet in your bedroom. First, examine the room. Look at the room and decide where you are going to place your TV and cabinet. Take measurements both horizontally and vertically. Know what other equipment you plan on placing in the cabinet such as DVD players, speakers or even personal knick-knacks. Know the focus of your room. Will the entertainment center be the main focus? If so, make sure it complements your room. You don't want a gigantic entertainment center that overshadows everything else. Measure your TV. Be sure that the measurements for your TV fit the measurements of the cabinet. Then you are going to want to consider different cabinet styles, etc.

Another great piece of furniture at the end of your bed is a large Upholstered Bench. A large bench or ottoman can catch your bedspread at night, hold a tray of goodies, or serve as a great place to sit. In fact, one of the easiest and least expensive steps that can be taken to create a room that is rich in textured color is to purchase a piece of upholstered furniture. An upholstered bench is usually perfect for most people who are just beginning to experiment with decorating with fabrics because it is both beautiful and versatile. One of the most popular places to incorporate an upholstered bench is the bedroom. Upholstered bedroom benches can be used to add a romantic or Old-World feel to your intimate space. An upholstered bench can be matched and blended with practically any existing bedroom furniture or can be selected to make a bold statement or to become the focal point of the room. Bedroom benches can also be covered with rich, colorful fabrics chosen from a large tapestry of colors and designs.

A storage bench is great to have too. Whether you choose a wooden bench or an upholstered one, a storage bench provides a perfect place to put bedding, pillows, and extra linens. It's a great place to sit to put on shoes and socks and also a handy place to put your bedspread at night. It seems like we can never have enough space to store the things we have. One of the more practical things you can ever buy is a storage bench. From storage to seating it can have several purposes. There is a wide variety of storage benches available for purchase and you can easily find one that will match your decor and fit into your budget. Generally storage benches are very durable and will last for many years. Investing in a good one can be one of the better investments you make as you will be glad you purchased a good one.

A skirted table is also a good option for a piece of furniture to be placed at the end of your bed. If you have a small round or oval table, this will work perfectly. Purchase or make a floor-length tablecloth that coordinates with the decor of your room. If you have more space, add a small side chair on each end of the table. Skirted tables can be added to nearly any room. Large or small, round or rectangular, they are as functional as they are attractive. Not only stylish, they are also inexpensive, and versatile-- taking on a variety of roles according to room and size. Also consider using a skirted table as a nightstand, an accent piece, an entry table, dressing table, corner table, or a side table.

Here are some other nice ideas. A pair of chairs will look great at the end of your bed! If you love to read in your room, you could place two small upholstered armchairs or side chairs at the end of your bed. With an ottoman and small reading lamp, you'll have a comfortable, private reading nook. A small loveseat is great at the end of a queen or king size bed. Have a good floor lamp close by for reading and decorate the loveseat with a soft blanket and pretty decorative pillows. A sofa loveseat is often an extension of your couch, providing more seating and color to your living or family room. It can be a smaller copy of your sofa with the same fabric and style, or a different but complementary color and style. Or if you live in a small space a loveseat may be your only option for a couch. Low cabinets, chest, or a trunk will also work well. The drawers are great for linen storage, books, craft supplies, and CD's or DVD's that you might use in your bedroom. A trunk can hold extra blankets and pillows. A nice piece of wood furniture gives a good balance to a bedroom's upholstered look. Wicker or iron bench or seats are great. The end of a bed is a great place to put an unusual piece of furniture, one that has "character." Iron and wicker look great in casual interiors or rooms with a vintage look. Add a pretty plaid or floral cushion to coordinate with the rest of the room. A pedestal or library table can provide space for books, collections, family photos, or a small television. The table should not be more than 8" taller than the top of your mattress.

Lastly, a Writing Desk would be the perfect addition to the end of your bed. With a small writing desk at the end of your bed, you'll be able to use and enjoy your bedroom during the day. Read your mail, write a letter, and make your shopping list or a phone call in the comfort of your bedroom. A writing desk acts as a kind of compact office.

If you fortunate to have a bedroom large enough to place a piece of furniture at the end of your bed. Whether you're looking for beauty or function, there are lots of ways to use this found space. You can find interesting pieces at either online, at your local furniture store, or at places where they are having special sales. Depending on the amount of space you have, you're sure to find the perfect piece to fit at the end of your bed! Good luck.