Bedroom furniture for clients keen to maximise every inch of space

InsightFeatures Mon 23rd May 2022 by Nicola Hanley

Bedroom furniture for clients keen to maximise every inch of space

Bedroom furniture for clients keen to maximise every inch of space

Feature by Nicola Hanley | Mon 23rd May 2022

Nicola is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about interiors for 15 years. A former editor of Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business magazine, she has also worked in PR and is now a freelance writer specialising in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. More

With more time being spent at home, consumers are increasingly looking to transform their bedrooms into calm, clutter-free sanctuaries, with practical and flexible furniture providing a stylish and streamlined storage solution. Nicola Hanley looks at the latest products in this growing market. 

“Bedroom storage is undergoing a huge renaissance as homeowners join the ‘race for space’ in their homes,” says Simon Bodsworth, MD at Daval. “We are finding strong growth in the bedroom furniture market as part of the wellness trend.”

The double set of full-height, under-eaves fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and chest of drawers from Daval’s made-to-order, linen-effect Langham range are seen here in Silk Beige with brass bar handles. Additional storage is provided by the walk-in dressing room featuring low-level Mayfair drawers

It’s good news for designers and retailers looking to expand their offering and tap into the trend for whole-house renovations. “More than ever before we are being called upon for bedroom furniture, often as part of whole-house projects where we have been appointed to the kitchen, boot room and living cabinetry as well,” shares Alice Hood, senior designer at Roundhouse. 

Ideal for clients looking to embrace a neutral colour palette in the bedroom, Roundhouse’s Metro wardrobe in Cashmere grey matt lacquer has Integra handles, a walnut interior, and dovetail drawers

“It is also worth remembering you can get up to four bedrooms in a typical family home compared to just one kitchen, so you can see there is huge opportunities for greater margins and repeat sales from returning customers,” agrees Simon Bodsworth, MD at Daval.

Designed by Rainlight Studio in collaboration with Scavolini, the BoxLife furniture pictured includes pocket panelled doors, in Garden Walnut textured melamine, that conceal or reveal a pull-down bed, wardrobe storage and a desk area

The rise of interior design on social media is highlighting the benefits of bedroom furniture to homeowners and helping them see that anything is possible, points out Ashleigh Hanwell, senior designer at PWS. “We have seen a lot of people including shoe and handbag displays into walk ins. Integrating dressing tables with mirrors is also quite popular. I have also seen the incorporation of virtual assistant technology in bedrooms and wardrobes that can be used to turn on lighting, for example, by asking Alexa to turn on the lights or close the blinds.”

PWS says that classic, Shaker-style doors are proving popular with consumers and as a result, it has added some of its best-selling kitchen lines to its fitted bedroom collection. Pictured is the Mornington Beaded Edge Outline Bedroom in Copse Green

As in the kitchen, Shaker-style doors are in demand in the bedroom, too. “We have seen a rise in contemporary Shaker styles which have an elegance to them without being too fussy,” says Roundhouse’s Alice Hood.

Tapping into the trend for Shaker-style furniture throughout the home, the wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes seen here in the dramatic Lithadora colour are from Neville Johnson’s Wentworth range

For clients looking for something more contemporary, sliding doors are also big sellers. “We are finding that pocket and sliding doors remain the front-runners in hard working bedrooms that need to capitalise on every inch of available storage,” says Nuala Brady, group marketing manager at BA. 

This contemporary bedroom features full-height wardrobes, which incorporate a practical dressing table, and matching bedside units in UltraGloss Metallic Blue from BA’s Zurfiz range

New from Trend Bedrooms, the Carter sliding door contains a steel running system and titanium finish track. Pictured  here is Carter Cameo in Grey Textile

With working from home becoming more common, flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to bedroom furniture, according to Richard Evans, development director at Crown Imperial. “Customers are increasingly looking to multifunctional designs to meet the needs of their busy modern lifestyles. Working from home has become the ‘new normal’ for many and a dual bedroom with dedicated work zone is a growing trend for those where space is of a premium.”

From Crown Imperial’s contemporary Textura collection, the fitted furniture in this multifunctional bedroom features a discreet desk area to create a dedicated workspace. It is finished in Fleetwood with Furore Black

Creating a seamless divide between bedroom and home office, Crown Imperial’s Zeluso floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and over-bed storage, finished in Midnight Blue, is complemented by crisp white Zeluso furniture from the Crown Lifespace collection

Utilising the latest technology and integrating it into bedroom furniture to help enhance wellness will also become more common in the future, predicts Roundhouse’s Alice Hood. “Bedroom design in general has shifted towards feelings of sanctuary, rejuvenation and wellness. I think we will see this more as technology becomes integrated too and we start housing smart devices into cabinets to create automatic morning and evening routines with lighting, blinds and weather updates etc.”

Symphony’s Nebula bedroom furniture range, which includes fitted as well as freestanding units, comes in Matt Indigo, pictured, as well as Matt Pebble and with a choice of brass or titanium handles

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