Bedroom Furniture Buying and Care Guide

Buying Bedroom Furniture

Housing Units offers a fantastic range of bedroom furniture to suit all styles and budgets.

Choosing your new furniture

Furniture is fashionable so begin by considering what style and look you want to create. There are a variety of different materials used in the construction of furniture and we have everything covered from modern and sleek to classic and elegant.

Here’s a quick guide to the different materials.

Wooden furniture

Wood is a natural product so every product is unique, with varying colours and grains. Wooden furniture is particularly affected by temperature and humidity so give some thought to where the furniture is to be located. If the room is dry or damp then it may be best to avoid wooden furniture.

Please feel free to ask any questions, our sales team are happy to listen to your requirements and advise you accordingly.

Unfinished wooden furniture

As the name suggests this is wood which has not been treated with any stain, wax or oil and gives off a very unique and authentic look. As this is a raw, natural product, it is normal to expect marks, splits and scars. Untreated wood is porous and can warp easily

Lacquered or gloss furniture

Surfaces are prone to light scratches so it is important to protect the surface using appropriate mats and protectors on furniture such as dressing tables, chest of drawers or bedside cabinets.

Placed in direct light, you may see the polishing technique in the surface of some products.

Stone/marble furniture

We have an extensive range of stone furniture including travertine, marble and granite. As a natural product, you can expect differences in shading, veins/lines and colouring. Stone furniture can be susceptible to staining so take great care to protect your investment.

Take extreme care when repositioning heavy furniture, do not drag or lift whilst the base is attached.

Metal and glass furniture

For a more contemporary look, we have a stunning range of bedroom furniture featuring metal and glass. Care should be taken to keep these items out of direct sunlight during very bright periods. Also very hot or very cold items should not be placed directly on top of glass furniture as extreme changes in temperature can cause damage.

Your Furniture Buying Checklist


Measure carefully!

Before you order, please make sure your chosen furniture will fit your room and can be manoeuvred into your house through the front door (or rear) and any hallways/landings. Once your furniture has been ordered, we can not accept your cancellation without a charge. If you live in a flat/apartment, please make this known to the sales person so we can help you choose something appropriate in terms of weight and size. If you live in the North West, we offer an access check service so that you can confirm that your purchase will fit into your home.

Try before you buy and ask questions

Spend as much time as you like viewing our extensive range of bedroom furniture. Ask as many questions as you like. We love to listen to your individual needs so we can assist you in making the right choice.

Protect you investment with Premier Care

Our Premier Care provides you with 5 year protection for beds, mattresses (free mattress protector available), cabinet and dining furniture. This covers stains, accidental damage and structural defects.

Top 10 Tips For Caring For Your Furniture

Top 10 Tips For Caring For Your Furniture

  1. Don’t place furniture too close to direct heat, air conditioning units or in direct sunlight.
  2. Make sure the air in your room is not too humid or too dry.
  3. Always move furniture by lifting. Dragging or pushing can damage fixings and affect stability. Some items of furniture may need to be disassembled before they can be moved.
  4. Carry stone or travertine table tops vertically, never horizontally to move them.
  5. Use table mats on all surfaces to protect the finish from hot plates and drinks.
  6. Never put hot dishes or cups onto a table top or cabinet.
  7. Take care with sharp objects such as cutlery and pens and avoid dragging crockery across your table.
  8. Never use tables to support your weight when getting up. Tables are not designed to support the weight of a person.
  9. Don’t place heavy items on drop down leaves or doors and don’t overload shelves with weight.
  10. Never rock backwards or stand on dining chairs.
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