A Guide To Common Materials And Finishes For A Bedroom
When it comes to materials & finishes for bedrooms, there are endless options to choose from. But there are certain things to keep in mind when choosing in terms strength, durability, moisture resistance and ease of maintenance. This guide will help you understand & choose the right material & finish for your bedroom.
Common Materials For A Bedroom
Metal in the form of rods, railing, support structure, sheets, cladding, piped are used in bedrooms for specific interior design styles such as industrial, rustic, contemporary.
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is often used in bedrooms as this material isn’t water-resistant and therefore only used in dry spaces. MDF is strong and is ideal to make wardrobes, cots, TV units, study units and decorative pieces of furniture.
Just like MDF, plywood is a common choice for use in bedrooms as they are strong, durable and lightweight. This material is not ideal for wet areas such as kitchens are best suited for to build wardrobe structures, cots et al.
High-Density Fiberboard is used in bedrooms in place of MDF in an area where increased strength and rigidity is required. Used often in multi-functional furniture that has moving mechanisms, HDF offers durability for Murphy beds, mirror pull-outs and in wardrobes with in-built TV units. This material is more water resistant than MDF.
This material is made by binding together wooden panels made of wood chips using a resin. They are lightweight and are used in place of plywood as they are relatively cheaper. They can be used to build wall partitions, false ceilings, shelves, study desks and cabinets.
Common Finishes For A Bedroom
Veneers are made from original timber and hence are unique. No two are the same. And is this uniqueness of veneer that makes it an ideal choice for use in a bedroom or master bedroom to be more specific. Veneers come in limited varieties and are quite expensive. They require more maintenance compared to other finishes, as they require re-polishing once in a while. They are natural and hence give an aura of opulence, class and elegance to a bedroom. Any finish that’s naturally available trumps synthetic finishes like laminates or acrylic. Hence veneers are often used in bedrooms in wardrobes, cots, dressers, TV Units and study areas.
Laminates are designed to mimic real wood or veneers. They come in a wide variety of patterns, colours both in matte and glossy variants. Though they are manufactured in a factory they are ideal when the cost of natural wood or the limited selection of veneers isn’t enough to design the bedroom of your dreams. Laminates require less maintenance and therefore make an excellent choice for use in guest and children’s bedrooms.
Lacquered glass is often used in the bedroom because of their high lustre and decadent look and feel. They are expensive and are commonly used sparingly in other rooms and are mostly reserved for bedroom wardrobes and TV Units.
Most commonly used when designing master bedrooms as it renders any design a luxurious, upscale vibe. Several varieties come in tinted colours, frosted, pattern designs etc. Mirrors are used on walls, wardrobe shutters, TV Panels et al.
Opaque Or Coloured Glass:
Just like the lacquered glass opaque or coloured glasses are used in the bedrooms to add a radiant look. They are rich and are a commonly used master bedroom and are mostly used for wardrobes and TV Units in the bedroom.