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How to Improve a Space with Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Updated: Apr 3

Decorating a bedroom can be fun, but it’s also a challenge if you have minimal space to work with. Using fitted bedroom furniture will help you make the best use of the space and ensure you get the look you want.

Fitted bedroom furniture comes in a wide range of designs and can be everything from fitted wardrobes to bedroom storage and shelving units. Let’s take a closer look at what is available to you.

What is Fitted Bedroom Furniture?

If you’ve lived your entire life with only the premade furniture options from the shops, you are missing out. Normal furniture vs fitted furniture is like a standard suit vs a tailored one - you may not understand just what you’ve been missing until you have the tailored version.

Fitted furniture is essentially bespoke furniture that is made to the specific measurements of your space. This is important because it is meant to maximise the amount of space you have available.

If you have a section of the room between the door and cupboard, for example, you can set a piece of furniture there that will have gaps around it. Or, you can have a fitted wardrobe built for the space so that it perfectly occupies it.

Usually, you’ll look at some bedroom furniture design ideas and choose what you want. You can then customise it to be exactly as you wish, then it will be built to the measurements in your room. When the wardrobe or other piece of furniture is installed, it will be as if it came with the house, completely built-in.

Types of Fitted Bedroom Furniture

There are a few options when it comes to fitted bedroom furniture. Perhaps the most commonly seen option is the fitted wardrobe. The wardrobe is useful because it can be used for storing clothing or other items and can be built to fit the space you have, whether it’s narrow or wide.

Fitted wardrobes can have their interior shelving and hanging sections designed to fit your needs. They can also have sliding or swinging doors, depending on your preference. Sliding doors are a great way to save more space, as they don’t need any extra room - you can even select mirrored doors so you can use them as full-length mirrors to save space elsewhere in the room.

Another option is the walk-in wardrobe. If you have enough space in your bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe provides extra room for dressing and for clothing storage. This is an excellent option in older homes where closets were not yet built in, but there is plenty of space. You can set it up so there is extra lighting inside the wardrobe and areas to enjoy storing shoes, accessories, bags, etc.

Other types of fitted bedroom furniture includes headboards that will fit a unique bed or set into an alcove or other oddly shaped space. These headboards come in a range of styles, so you can pick exactly what you want for your room. You can also design a feature alcove where you could display a collection of sentimental items or perhaps some artwork. The options are endless and the choice is all yours.

Bedroom storage is always at a premium and, if you’re like most people, you want to get as much storage in as possible. This can be done with shelving units or built-in bedroom storage. Shelving space is useful for everything from books to collector’s pieces, creating space for storing items without taking up room on the floor. For example, you could even have a custom-built desk setup with shelving units overhead for a workspace with extra storage.

Finally, you could add a little more storage space and functionality to your bedroom by installing custom bedside tables. These are smaller, but can usually hold a few books and some items that you would want to have near the bed while you sleep.

Drawers, shelves, and cupboard doors can all be added to create a space that is ideal for your particular needs, and bespoke furniture is far more affordable than most people think. It’s surprising more people don’t enjoy turning their space into a unique bedroom that is just for them. There are no repeats of your room, because every piece is bespoke, so you get something very special.

Advantages of Using Fitted Bedroom Furniture Design

There are many benefits to installing fitted furniture in your bedroom. They’re popular for a good reason - keep reading below and you’ll see why.

More Space

You’ll automatically increase the amount of space you utilise in your room. When you install a freestanding, premade wardrobe, for example, it will have gaps all around it that are just wasted space. Instead, you can use a fitted wardrobe and get exactly what you need, making use of every centimetre of space whilst looking seamless.

Fill Awkward Areas

Awkward spaces such as the section under a sloped roof, or an odd cut-out in a room can be turned into bedroom storage with built-in shelving units. You can easily take a space that would not be used otherwise and turn it into something useful, like a little reading nook with shelves above and underneath to store books, or alcove seating with drawers in for blankets and other items. Everyone needs more storage and those awkward bits are just right for some truly unique hiding spots.

Customise Your Bedroom Storage

When you choose a storage unit or a fitted wardrobe, you get to customise the interior configuration, too. This means you can set it all up exactly as you need. For example, if you need plenty of storage for boots, you can ensure the shelves have enough height to let you slide your boots onto the shelves. If you have a lot of long jackets or suits, they can be accommodated in specially measured sections. You may wish to look at other wardrobe interiors to get a better idea of what you want to do with your own.

Spend Less Over Time

While the initial investment in fitted furniture may seem higher, it often ends up being lower over time. Separate pieces of furniture tend not to be as well built as fitted furniture and will need to be replaced more frequently. When you have bespoke furniture in the bedroom, you are nearly guaranteed higher quality and longer lasting pieces.

Increase Home Value

When you go to sell your home in the future, the fitted bedroom furniture can’t go with you. However, it will provide additional value to the buyer, which can result in a higher buying price. You can consider this type of furniture to be an investment for future reward.

Improve the Looks of Your Bedroom

There’s no doubt that a bedroom with all fitted furniture is going to look much nicer than anything else. When you’ve set each piece exactly in place, the attention to detail is very noticeable. Anyone coming into the room will understand how exquisite it is, with everything seamlessly fitting into place and complimenting the room as a whole.

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to consider fitted bedroom furniture. It’s a decision that you’ll appreciate for years to come.

How to Make the Best Use of Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Before you order any furniture, you should talk to a designer about the look you want for your room. Do you need space to fill out lots of paperwork? Are you more interested in looks than functionality? What style appeals to you? Do you need practical storage in a limited space? All of this is useful information that the designer can use to create the perfect piece of furniture tailored to your specific needs and requirements.

Where to Find Fitted Bedroom Furniture

When choosing to buy bespoke fitted furniture, it's important to choose a company that will do the designing for you. They should use CAD, the industry standard software, to create the perfect bedroom. With all the measurements checked out, the designer can then begin to work on fine-tuning the piece of bedroom furniture. It will then be built and installed to give you the room of your dreams.

Many companies will have a catalogue of existing furniture designs - you can select your favourites from these and then have them build it to your particular measurements. You may want to order multiple pieces at once so you can be sure they will all match. This is the best way to keep the bedroom furniture neatly designed and installed.

A company like the Mirror Door Company is ideal for bespoke furniture. We have many existing designs to choose from, ready to be tailored to your particular dimensions. It is also possible for us to come up with something entirely new that you really wish to be designed, creating furniture that is unique to your home.

Are you interested in fitted bedroom furniture? Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer for your home.

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