Buying Guide

Bedroom Furniture

Did you know that you spend more than a third of your life in bed? From lie-ins to a power nap, there’s nothing like catching those zzz’s – which is why choosing the right bed and bedroom furniture is so important. From bed frames to mattresses, we’ve got the perfect guide to creating a relaxing bedroom environment that’s as unique as you are.

The essentials

  • Bed frame
  • Mattress

The Storage Solutions

  • Wardrobes
  • Ottomans
  • Chests of Drawers

  • Bedside Table
  • Dressing Table
The Bed

Before you buy…

  • If you’re going to be sharing the bed, remember that bigger is usually better – not having enough space can really affect the quality of your sleep!
  • If you like a coordinated look, make sure the bed complements your existing bedroom furniture.
  • If space is limited, consider making your bed an extra storage solution. Our ottoman bedsteads are the perfect place to discreetly stow linens, clothing – or the kids’ toys
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Which bed is right for me?

Design: Choose from a metal, upholstered, or wooden frame – our beds come in a huge variety of colours and styles. From affordable pine to soft textures, there’s a bed to suit every taste and budget.

Size: Our beds are sold in Single (3ft) Double (4ft ) or King (5ft).

 

Style: Create a coordinated look by matching your bed frame to the rest of your bedroom furniture – or consider a contrasting colour or style for a modern, eclectic feel.

Furniture

Once the essentials are sorted, it’s time to complete your bedroom with our gorgeous range of furniture, from bedside tables and wardrobes to dressing tables. From Scandi-inspired designs to classic pine, coordinate with matching items from the same range – or mix up styles and colours for an eclectic look.

Which finish is right for me?

At George, there’s a finish to suit every taste, bedroom, and wallet. Choose from:

Decorative Effect Finish: Lightweight and easy to maintain, with an amazing choice of colours and textures. It’s a great, no-fail option for all budgets – ideal for a first house.
Solid Wood: Giving instant character to every piece of furniture, wood is a solid investment. It’s naturally heavier than other materials, so bear this in mind if you like to move your furniture around regularly. If you like your furniture to match, we also suggest buying solid wood items all together – every piece is individual, so colour variation can happen over time.
Rubber Wood: Soft and with colour variation for added charm, it’s a great option if you love the look of solid wood, but at a lower price point than oak.
Pine: Lightweight, warm and brilliant value for money, pine creates a homely, country-cottage feel in any room.
Oak: Ever-popular oak is durable, heavy, and perfect for both classic and contemporary furniture.
Solid Wood Veneer: Furniture finished with thin layers of real wood, it’s used instead of solid wood for greater flexibility and offers great value for money. It’s also durable, and less likely to be affected by temperature over time.
Matt Painted: Usually painted over MDF, this is generally soft to the touch and can add amazing light and contrast to a room depending on your colour choice – plus it’s so easy to care for. A great option if you’re on a lower-budget, too.
Gloss Lacquer: Gloss painted for a premium finish, our lacquer furniture gives dazzling shine and will really complement a modern or contemporary room.

How can I keep my bedroom furniture looking its best?

Gloss Lacquer: To preserve that gorgeous shine, take extra care when cleaning gloss finish furniture and avoid traditional furniture polish. Dust with a lint-free or soft microfibre cloth to avoid scratching the surface.
Wood Effect and Solid Wood: Use a soft dry cloth for dusting and damp cloth for occasional deep-cleaning.
Oiled Furniture: Oiled furniture should be re-coated every 6 months to keep it looking in mint condition.

 

Measuring Up

Buying bedroom furniture is a big investment – so it’s crucial to get your measurements and proportions right. Get a perfect fit first time round with our handy measuring tips.

  • To ensure that your new furniture is in proportion and looks its very best in your bedroom, measure the surface area of where you’d like each piece to go.
  • It’s a good idea to map out a rough floor plan with masking tape – remember to leave enough space around each piece of furniture.
  • Check the width, height, and depth of the furniture you would like to order and include this in your rough floor plan and against the ceiling height. Does it all fit easily?
  • With the exception of side tables and bedside tables, the rule of thumb is to allow at least 50cm of space between pieces of furniture.
  • Interior designers also suggest leaving a distance of at least 20-30cm between a tall piece of furniture and the ceiling to create a feeling of space in the room.
  • Finally, it’s got to fit through your front door! Make sure all your furniture can fit through your doors, stairs or hallways before you buy.

 

See our Bedroom Furniture Range