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How Do I Choose Unique Bedroom Furniture?

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  • Written By: M.C. Huguelet
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 19 June 2018
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If you want a distinctive bedroom, you may be frustrated by the lookalike furniture offered by many home furnishings retailers. Luckily, with a bit of determination it is possible to source unique bedroom furniture, no matter your budget. If you have a sizable budget, you might wish to consider commissioning bespoke bedroom furniture. With a mid-range budget, you will likely be able to purchase unique pieces from antiques dealers or specialty furniture retailers. Even if your funds are limited, you can decorate your bedroom with distinctive furniture by scouring thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets, or by giving your current pieces a facelift.

Should you have a sizable budget, you may find that the best way to get unique bedroom furniture is to commission it from a custom furniture maker. By hiring an expert to interpret your vision for your bedroom, you will have total control over your furniture, from the shape and wood type to small details such as the hardware. Keep in mind, however, that custom-built furniture can be extremely pricey.

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With a mid-range budget, you will likely be able to purchase unique bedroom furniture from antiques dealers or specialty furniture retailers. If you tend to gravitate toward Old World looks, consider committing a weekend to “antiquing.” By visiting multiple shops, you will likely be able to find a good mix of pieces to fill your space. Try to bring a photograph along if you have a particular type of piece in mind. If you cannot find a similar piece in a shop, show the photograph to the shop owner and ask if she would be willing to source it for you.

For a more contemporary look, you might find that independent, specialty furniture retailers can provide you with new pieces that you are not likely to see in your neighbor’s house. Unless you live in or near a large metropolitan area, you may need to browse the Internet to access a wide selection of specialty furniture retailers. Thus, keep in mind that you may have to pay fairly high delivery costs for large or heavy pieces.

Finally, even if your funds are limited, you can source unique bedroom furniture at thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Note, however, that while furnishing your bedroom using these sources can keep your expenses down, it will likely require a significant time investment. You might need to visit a large number of these stores and sales before you find pieces that suit your taste, and some pieces may need a bit of rehabilitation. If you are on a budget but buying used furniture is not your style, consider giving your current pieces a facelift. With just a coat of paint and some new hardware, you can create bedroom furniture that is completely unique.

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