Bedrooms

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There are many items you can add to your bedroom to personalize its look. Beds and headboards come in assorted styles, designs and sizes. You will need something to store your clothes in, so a wardrobe, armoire, dresser or set of drawers is needed. Night stands are useful to place next to the bed to hold a lamp, telephone or magazine, or anything else you want within handy reach. A mirror is also a good idea, and if you have room you can add a chair, futon and table. Vanities, bookcases, blanket racks, chests, lamps and benches are also possibilities for a bedroom.

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Beds

Beds and bed frames come in various sizes, styles, materials, colors and designs. You can get bunk beds, water beds, air beds, folding beds, platform beds, single beds, sleigh beds, poster beds, queen and king size beds.

Make sure your mattress is comfortable and the right size for your body frame. Your bed can be decorated and you can easily change its look by dressing it with various styled linens. Bed prices vary usually range in price from about $200 to $2,000 online.

Bedroom Sets

Many people like to buy their bedroom furniture together as a set, so it all follows the same style and theme. All sets include a bed and various other items, but what the items are may differ from set to set.

Bedroom sets can include such things as mirrors, dressers, drawers, nightstands, bedside tables, benches, armoires, vanities, TV stands, lamps, blanket racks and headboards. Most sets don't include the mattresses or bed linens.

Make sure your bedroom is large enough for the set before you purchase it. Bedroom sets can range in price from about $200 to a few thousand dollars online.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is the main and largest bedroom of the house. It's usually occupied by the head of the household. Many people are spending more time in their master bedrooms, and it's not uncommon for people to make it a living space complete with television, stereo, computer, phone and small library. Adjoining bathrooms are also popular.

Kids' Rooms

Children's rooms are usually decorated in an "anything goes" manner, as the room is meant to be fun. The good thing about a child's bedroom is that you can change it as the child grows.

Children often like to sleep in sleigh beds, bunk beds or mate's beds with storage drawers built into the frame. If your child's friends like to sleep over, consider a trundle bed that rolls under the main bed for storage. Fun beds shaped like cars or other vehicles are also popular. Bed linens come in many themes and colors.

The walls can be decorated in endless colors and themes including animals, teddy bears, trains, planes, cars, boats, spaceships, cartoon characters, sports figures, dolls, stars or rainbows. Use your imagination and draw on your child's interests for inspiration.

Don't forget to decorate the ceiling, too, by hanging mobiles or sticking glow in the dark stars on it.

Once your children turn into teenagers, their interests may change dramatically. Teens like to decorate their own rooms, to express their developing sense of style and create a personal space to withdraw to.

Teens will need bigger beds, and the Bugs Bunny walls will probably be covered with posters of rockstars and actors. A computer and telephone will likely be present along with a television and stereo. Give your teens the freedom to decorate their own rooms as long as they don't do any damage to the walls or furniture. Make sure they have adequate closet and drawer space though, so there is no excuse for a messy room.

Guest Rooms

Guest bedrooms are common these days as people have gotten into the responsible habit of staying over at friends' homes after parties and barbecues. If you only have one guest bedroom, it's a good idea to have twin beds if possible. If this can't be done, a double bed or bigger is a good idea. Pull-out couches, roll-away beds, air mattresses and sleeping bags are also helpful.

Make sure your guests have the necessities such as pillows, blankets and sheets. If you want to go the extra mile, you could also add a chair, fridge, television, set of drawers or mirror. No matter what, you should always keep it clean and well-stocked with bedding materials.

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