Archive: July 2020

When it comes to decorating your guest room, few things are as important as the bed! Friends and family aren’t likely to care too much about the color of wall paint you choose or whether you decide to put up your favorite prints. But they are definitely going to appreciate if you choose a great bed for them to sleep on. When you are picking out the best bed for the space, the most important factor is going to be space. If you are working with a tiny room, a twin-size bed is going to be perfect. But for a larger space you will nearly always want to opt for larger if the budget will allow it; a bigger bed means that couples can share without being cramped. Large doesn’t have to mean huge, of course. A full-size bed is a great size for a medium size guest bedroom. Getting a full size platform bed frame gives you plenty of options for storage and décor.

Once you have decided on a full-size platform bed frame, you have a few options available to you. The most basic and often affordable option is a free-standing platform frame that is simple; there is no headboard or footboard included. A frame that is integrated with a headboard and a footboard and even side rails is going to be more expensive but often gives you more options for decorative elements as well as storage. When you are deciding on what kind of platform bed frame is right for your room, you will want to consider what other décor you will be using in the room to make sure that the headboard and footboard you are thinking of is going to work well with the rest of your decoration plans. It’s also important to consider what you might plan on storing in the guest room, of if you want to offer storage to guests to be able to put away clothes for their stay.

As you are deciding on these logistics, the options available to you should narrow from a huge number to something more reasonable. Once you have narrowed down your décor specifications and your storage needs, you can begin to consider other options like ideal height and perhaps the weight if you are concerned about moving the bed as you rearrange the room. Taking the time to pick the right bed is going to lay the groundwork for a fabulous guest bedroom.

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There are so many changes that your child goes through as they reach their teenage years. When you look at your high school student, it can be hard to imagine that that young adult used to be the toddler you chased around the house, getting ready for bath time. As they get older, their interests change; the kid that once loved playing with dolls and playing ball might now be interested in art, might be dedicated to running track, might only want to talk about their favorite actors and musicians. Whatever they love, they want to bring into their lives, changing and updating what is in their room. As you help them to get rid of those old toys that they don’t play with, replacing them with their new hobbies, crafts and memorabilia, you are likely going to find that their old storage doesn’t work as well as it used to. To save on time and money, it’s a great idea to update their bed at the same time as you update their storage. Donate their old twin bed and replace it with a full bed with storage that can accommodate their new interests!

A full is a great size for a young adult. Larger than a twin but not as big as a queen, it’s great for teenagers that need a little more space to sprawl. You can find sheets and comforters in a huge range of styles for a full, too, which means your teenager can choose between younger themes and more mature styles to suit their personality and growing interests.

Getting a bed with storage gives them the opportunity to better organize their new belongings. They can use drawers in their bedframe for their school supplies, for art supplies, for sporting equipment and more. Shelves are perfect for storing books as well as displaying their favorite pictures of friends and family and art and award that they’re proud of. By doubling up their storage and their bed, they also save space in their room to be able to give themselves more room for their favorite activities. You can opt for a full bed at a normal height with minimal storage or look for a captained bed with even more storage space. A lofted bedframe is great for putting a desk underneath, giving your student space to work. Help your teenager adjust their bedroom to suit their new needs!

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It is a fact of life that every home owner is always looking for more storage. In the kitchen, it can feel like there is a constant struggle to find space for your fun new cooking gadget or new set of fancy serving dishes. In the living room, new blankets, throw pillows and remote controls are almost always looking for a new home where they can be put out of the way. In the bathroom, most of us struggle to keep the counters clear of new makeup, hairbrushes, toothbrushes and hair products. When it comes to the bedroom, you might find yourself fighting a losing battle against endless piles of clothes, stray jewelry and shoes. Your child’s bedroom is most likely overrun with toys, books, coloring books, puzzles and other fun things. If you and your child are struggling to keep things off the floor, it might be time to invest in a twin storage bed to get things organized again.

There are many ways that a good bed frame can offer you additional storage options in your battle against an overcrowded bedroom. One of the simplest options available to you is a bedframe with drawers. Your twin bedframe likely only has room for drawers to be pulled from one side but they can be quite deep. Depending on what your child needs to store, you might opt for one row or two rows of drawers on a normal-height bed. One row of drawers can be deeper and is ideal for storing toys, while two rows are going to be shallow and great for storing clothing that your child can get to quickly and easily.

You may also decide that a twin bedframe with shelving is going to be more helpful. Shelving is great for storing this that your child needs to be able to see quickly and easily. This is perfect for things like books and baskets and for displaying things like awards and art that your child has created. You can take advantage of shelving both under the bed and in the headboard, where your child can easily store things that they might need in bed, like their favorite stuffed animals, their nightlight and even a cup of water, where it is out of the way. Consider your child’s bedroom needs while picking out the best twin storage bed for their needs.

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