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Putting You on a Pedestal

Whether you call it a nightstand, bedside table or bedroom pedestal, this useful item is equal part storage and surface. While they are most frequently used in bedrooms, pedestals can also be used in just about any other room of your home, too. They can double up as side tables in a living room. They can store bathroom supplies or office goodies, too. Just the right size to keep a few basic essentials in easy reach, these useful stands offer plenty of storage without taking up too much space.

Finding the Perfect Bedroom Pedestal

However you use your pedestals, there is no doubt that these handy tables offer plenty of use in the bedroom. The trick to getting the most from this item of furniture is to choose a pedestal that suits your needs. Get inspired by these simple yet stylish bedroom pedestal solutions:

Covered storage.

Putting You on a Pedestal - Covered Storage

A simple cupboard style pedestal will keep your bedtime essentials safe in a way that is discrete and subtle. Many units in this style offer two or more deep shelves that are hidden behind a cupboard door. Some may also offer drawers within the units itself, while others may have a single spacious cubby. Look for units that blend into your overall decor style, in neutrals such as white and wood, for a modern yet simple look.

Hidden storage.

 Putting You on a Pedestal - Hidden Storage

No space for a traditional bedside table? For smaller rooms, university dorm rooms, teen bedrooms and other spaces that lack space, a hidden pedestal is a great choice. This type of unit is made to hide discretely behind a bed or alongside a table, dresser or desk. A pull-out drawer reveals a surprisingly spacious storage unit that can be hidden when not in use.

Stackable cubes.

Putting You on a Pedestal - Stackable Cubes

Storage cubes are an incredibly versatile option that works well for bedside tables, makeshift bookshelves and various other storage systems. What makes this type of storage an excellent choice for just about any space is the ability to mix and match your storage according to your needs. If your bedroom or home is on the smaller side, you can stick to one or two cubes. If you have a large space, you could create a longer or taller unit by arranging cubes of different sizes. Open storage is also a creative choice for those wanting to display decor, books or other objects.

Simple drawer.

Putting You on a Pedestal - Simple Drawer

A classic, simple drawer unit will work well in any space, regardless of the size or decor style. If you prefer to keep things down to the bare minimum, a small nightstand that has a single drawer for the basics such as phones, medication, chargers and a book or two will be just right. For best results, choose a stand that suits the look of your bed and bedroom storage to ensure a seamless look.

Ready to find your dream pedestal? Head on over to the VOX online store to shop our bedroom pedestal range.

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How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home

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The concept of Hygge has been embraced all over the world, and for good reason. Pronounced “HUE-gah”, this concept takes winter cosiness to a whole new level. Originating in Denmark and Norway as a way to survive the freezing temperatures and seemingly endless days of snow, this concept lies in the enjoyment of the little things in life, such as warm blankets, long soaks in the tub, hot cocoa, comfort food and family time. In essence, this concept is all about enjoying winter as a time to step back and relax rather than counting down the days until summer. How can you foster a sense of Hygge in your home? Let’s take a look.

How to Inspire Hygge in Your Space

Wondering how to up the cosiness factor in your home? Here are some simple ways to inspire a bit of Hygge for your home this winter…

Create a bedroom retreat.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - Create a Bedroom Retreat

Where better to spend a lazy weekend than the comfort of your bed? This is where you can pile on the blankets, eat all the junk food you like, watch movies or series, catch up on some reading, enjoy long afternoon naps or simply hide from the world for a few hours after a tiring week of work and adulting. For best results, invest in a bed that offers the ideal retreat, such as the 4You Canopy Bed, which even has slots to hang a projector. We promise… duvet days will never be the same again with a bed like this!

Cosy up your living room.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - Cosy Up Your Living Room

If on the off-chance you feel like getting out of bed, it is essential that your living room is geared towards optimal snugness as well. Look for comfortable modular seating that can adapt to your needs. This will allow you to structure your living room to suit your needs. For movie nights, you can create a cinema style layout, and for leisurely afternoons spent on the couch with a blanket and a good book, you can extend your seating to give you all the space you need. Make sure that you have a few blankets and soft cushions at hand to ramp up the snugness in your living room.

Plan a reading nook.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - Plan a Reading Nook

Have a quiet corner somewhere that is not often used? We have just the thing that will take your winter warming to a whole new level. Reading nooks can be enjoyed by everyone, from the youngest members of the household all the way to the grown-ups. Essentially, these nooks are made for reading and relaxing, with just enough space for a comfy cushion, chair or fold out mattress, a table and perhaps a bookcase. Add some soft cushions and a layer of blankets, and the result is a space that truly feels like you are far away from the world’s problems. Reading nooks can be temporary or rotating, making them versatile and easy to set up on the spot.

Make sure that your home is ready for winter with a wide range of modern furniture and home decor that is sure to be perfect for bringing a touch of Hygge into your space.

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Guest Bedroom Essentials

Whether you are expecting family from abroad or renting out a spare room on Airbnb, planning the perfect guest bedroom comes down to focusing on the basics before pulling out all the stops. There are a few essentials that will go a long way in making guests feel at home. All too often, what guests remember most is not the red carpet and flowers you laid out but rather how comfortable their bed was, and whether or not they had enough space to hang up clothes.

 Guest Bedroom Essentials

What exactly makes for a dream guest bedroom? Keep reading to find out which essentials you will need to include if you want to make the right impression on your guests.

Must-Haves for a Welcoming Guest Bedroom

Creating an inviting guest bedroom comes down to treating this room much as you would your own bedroom. That does not mean you have to replicate your room exactly. What it does mean is choosing the best quality bedroom furniture you can afford, and adding a few extra touches that go a long way in making your guests feel at home during their stay. Here are a few essentials that every guest room needs.

  • A comfortable bed. Depending on your space requirements, this could be a single bed or a double bed. You could consider a multi-functional unit that incorporates a bed, dresser and storage. You could try a beautifully designed canopy bed, a fold-out couch bed or a bunk bed. Whichever type of bed you choose, make sure that it is comfortable with a high-quality mattress and a sturdy base.
  • Bedside tables. Smaller rooms can get away with a single pedestal if the bed is set against a wall. If you have space, invest in a set of matching bedside tables that suit the bed and any other furniture in the room. These do not have to be fancy. Ideally, you want enough surface space to keep a glass of water, bedside lamp and perhaps a phone or a book, and a shelf or two for other items that your guests will want to keep nearby.
  • Bedroom storage. Unlike the master bedroom, you do not need a huge cupboard in the guest room. A modern dresser or chest of drawers that matches the bed and bedside tables will offer just enough space for your guests to store clothing during their stay. You could also try a dressing table to provide additional surface space.
  • Bookshelves. While not an absolute essential, a small bookcase can also be useful for your guest room. Fill it with a collection of easy to read books, coffee table books, photo books and anything else that you think your guests may enjoy. You could also add a plant or two and some decor touches to make the room feel homier.
  • Final touches. Last, but not least, you can add the final touches that will make your guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive. Look for interesting bedside lamps, high-quality rugs, hardy houseplants that add a touch of greenery, and some artwork to place on walls and surfaces. If you really want to make the right impression, you could also create a special welcome basket for your guests, including your WiFi password, toiletries, towels and a few treats.

Once you have the basics in place, you can move on to the final touches. This will ensure that your guest bedroom is ready, with everything needed for an unforgettable stay.

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The Biggest Bedroom Furniture Mistakes to Avoid

Bedroom furniture makes all the difference when it comes to planning your dream bedroom. While some people prefer to plan this room from scratch, others add to the room over a course of months, years or even decades. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring that the room does not appear too cluttered, disorganised or chaotic. Bedrooms are the one room in your home that can affect your mood and even your quality of sleep. With that in mind, there are a few things to consider when planning your bedroom that can change the look, feel and even the perceived space of the room.

Bedroom Furniture Mistakes to Avoid

If you have ever longed for a bedroom that matches, fitting together in a way that inspires sweet dreams, this guide is sure to be just what you need. A huge part of choosing bedroom furniture comes down to knowing what to avoid.

 The Biggest Bedroom Furniture Mistakes to Avoid

When you put thought into the bed, dresser, storage, bedding and decor you add to your bedroom, the result is a soothing, tranquil space that makes you want to settle in and unwind almost instantly. To ensure that you are able to achieve your zen-like bedroom, make sure that you stay clear of these mistakes when choosing furniture for your bedroom:

  • Mismatched furniture. That does not mean that every single item has to match exactly. Rather, it means that you need to use furniture in a similar style, colour or material to avoid a chaotic look. Mixing different styles can make the room seem small and cluttered. You could pair a simple wooden bed with a white dresser and wood cupboard, for example, or blend metal and wood.
  • Poorly sized furniture. It is always a good idea to start by measuring your room. A chunky bed may work in a medium to large room, but it would look cramped in a very small room. Likewise, large dressers and cupboards may overpower a small room. Choosing the right sized furniture will ensure that the room makes optimal use of the space you have rather than the space you wish you have.
  • Uncomfortable furniture. Comfort should never be compromised for style. Finding beautifully designed furniture that is also designed for everyday life. Beds should be made with ergonomics in mind, to ensure that they provide optimal support year after year. Storage should be at the right height, giving you ample space for your needs. Choosing uncomfortable furniture will not help make your bedroom any more relaxing.
  • Low-quality furniture. You don’t have to spend a fortune on planning your dream bedroom. That does not mean you have to sacrifice quality. The best way to avoid cheap, ugly furniture that is not designed with comfort or style in mind is to start with the basics and build on from there. Look for furniture that is reasonably priced without being poorly made. This will ensure that you never have to sleep on a bad that may fall apart before the year is over.

At VOX, we aim to help you create the perfect space for sleep and relaxation. Browse our full range of bedroom furniture to find beautifully made furniture that suits your lifestyle and budget.