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How Do I Choose the Best Pine Bedroom Furniture?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

An inexpensive way to populate your bedroom with attractive pieces of furniture is to choose pine bedroom furniture. This softwood is commonly used in furniture making because it is reasonably attractive and easy to work with, though it will be necessary to do a bit of maintenance to ensure the pine bedroom furniture lasts a long time. Pine can come in a variety of shades and styles; some furniture will feature knotty pine, which will have a high amount of knots that add to the attractiveness of the piece.

Decide ahead of time what types of pine bedroom furniture you will need, as well as how much you are willing to spend. While pine bedroom furniture does tend to be less expensive than hardwood furniture, it can still be expensive if you choose higher-end pieces. Furniture sets will also cost more money up-front, but may end up saving you money in the long run. If you intend to buy several pieces of pine bedroom furniture, consider buying a set rather than buying each piece individually. This will save money and ensure that each piece has a consistent look and matches the other furniture in the room.

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After you have taken careful measurements of the bedroom, decide what pieces of furniture will fit best and where they will be placed in the room. This will help prevent clutter in the room, which can make it uncomfortable and cramped. This may also help determine what set you buy, as bedroom sets may include various pieces, including bed frames, dressers, and nightstands. Think carefully about what pieces you want and need for the room.

Decide what tone of wood you are looking for. Some pine bedroom furniture will be very light in color and feature a smooth grain. This is a very attractive option for rooms with a clean aesthetic. Knotty pine features various knots throughout the pieces of wood, and the result is a more rustic look to the furniture. Unfinished pine furniture will be the least expensive option in most cases, but it will need to be painted or otherwise treated to resist damage such as chipping, cracking, and warping. At the very least, a protective coating will be necessary, as the softwood can gouge or dent very easily. If you want to preserve the look of the unfinished pine, a coating of clear lacquer should do the job.

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