As you prepare to move into your new home, you’ve become more invested in achieving that perfect look. You spend a lot of time in your bedroom, so you want a space that feels comfortable and cozy. And that starts with the right furniture. Here are a few tips to help you choose what's best for you:
1. Start with the Bed
The bed is the focal point of the room, so it makes sense to start here. First, think about the size of the bed. Are you wanting a king-size or something smaller for a child? Even when you have a strong personal preference, you might need to make adjustments based on the size of the room. A king-size bed might not fit well in a smaller bedroom, while a twin bed might feel out-of-place in a larger room.
Once you’ve picked the size of the bed, look at bed frames. Large, wooden frames (like sleigh beds) have a formal look but they can feel a bit heavy in a smaller room. Platform-style frames are a good choice for those who don’t want their bed too high. There are frame styles that suit a variety of tastes, so fully explore your options.
2. Get a High-Quality Mattress
The quality of your sleep is important, so you don’t want to skimp with a cheap mattress. Head to mattress stores and try out a variety of styles. There are soft mattresses, firm mattresses, and everything in between. Expect to spend $1,000 or more on your mattress, but realize that a good mattress should last as many as ten years or more.
3. Consider Bedside Table Options
These should match the style of your bed even if they don’t come as part of a set. Some are simply tables that hold a lamp while others have deep drawers to place things you want nearby. Many modern bedside tables have charging docks. This is a great choice for rooms where the outlet might be blocked by the bed.
4. Find Appropriate Storage
Think about the types of storage you need in your room. People have traditionally used dressers for storing clothes in the bedroom, but with the large walk-in closets so common in modern homes, some are choosing to forgo this bulky piece of furniture. However, you might still appreciate a storage bench for extra blankets, a small container for jewellery you take off at night, or under-bed boxes for out-of-season clothes. If you need the storage, you can find attractive ways to solve your needs.
5. Include Accent Pieces
Once you have the bed, the bedside tables, and the storage pieces you need, think about any additional fun pieces you can include if you have the room. For instance, some people might include a comfy chair to create a cozy reading nook. Others might like having a bench at the foot of the bed to have a place to sit while you put on your socks. These little accent pieces can really make your room look put together.
6. Choose Classic Styles If You're Unsure
Furniture choices can be overwhelming. If you’re not sure what type of bedroom furniture is right for you, consider sticking with classic, understated pieces. Modern looks work well for those who really appreciate that style, but they can seem outdated after only a few years. Classic styles stand the test of time, so you’re not likely to regret your purchase.
7. Save Money On Furniture Sets
If you want to fill up your bedroom with all new furniture, you may be able to save some money by purchasing a set. Stores often sell complete bedroom packages that include the bed frame, two nightstands, a dresser, and smaller features like lamps or mirrors. Purchasing a set like this often creates a stylized look to the bedroom. However, the sets aren’t a good idea if you don’t really need all of those pieces or if you prefer to mix and match. It’s smart to compare all of your options.
Even the most affordable bedroom furniture will cost a couple of hundred dollars, so it’s a good idea to pick your pieces carefully. By looking for furniture that appeals to you and fits well in the room, you’ll be happy with the choices you make.
Looking for more advice on choosing the right pieces for your home? Check out our previous post on how to pick the right living room furniture.