There are lots of things to consider when furnishing your bedroom. You'll need to think about the storage space, the floor space, the practicality of the positioning, the style of your existing bedroom furniture and whether all this is conducive to a peaceful and restful space. Getting the balance right can be tricky, so read the following tips to help find the perfect bedroom furniture for your home:
What bedroom furniture do I need?
When furnishing a bedroom it’s best to start with the essentials. Whether you’re going for white bedroom furniture, an eclectic mix or solid wood bedroom furniture sets, you can begin by breaking it down into these areas:
Beds are obviously the most important feature of your bedroom – it is called a bed
room after all. Lots of people choose to focus the whole room around their bed as it's usually the largest piece of bedroom furniture and is the place you spend the most time. There are quite a few elements to a bed; the frame, the mattress, the headboard and the bedding, but consider the elements that will be on show when trying to find other pieces of furniture to complement – the headboard and frame, and bedding can be changed easily at any time. A good bedroom is one where you sleep well, so choosing the right mattress for you should also be a big consideration when looking at bedroom furniture.
Wardrobes are usually the storage furniture of choice in the bedroom as they offer hanging space and often drawers, shelves, racks and compartments, too. The size of your wardrobe really depends on how much you have to store and how many people will be using it. If you require extra storage space, consider opting for two wardrobes to create some symmetry in your room. We recommend choosing your wardrobe or armoire next after your bed, as it is usually the second thing you notice after entering a bedroom due to its size. From classic French armoires to sleek mirror fronted wardrobes, there are all sorts of designs, styles, materials and colours to choose from, so think about your current bedroom furniture and the rest of the interiors, or your vision for how they will look. For example, if you’re going for an all-white bedroom furniture look, you can at least narrow down your options to just white, or off-white, wardrobes.
Bedside tables are small but can be ever so important. They can frame your bed, provide a place to store books and night time essentials, offer a surface to place drinks, lamps, plants, alarm clocks and phones, and add a little design accent to your bedroom. You can go classic or quirky with your bedside tables; there are all sorts of ingenious bedside table creations popping up – using crates, suitcases, stools and other old items to create a new twist on a piece of bedroom furniture.
Chests of drawers are probably the second most popular storage items in the bedroom after wardrobes. Their design means they not only offer drawers for storing clothes, accessories or underwear, but also have surface space on which to display ornaments, photo frames, jewellery, toiletries and any other knick knacks. You could choose to match your chest of drawers to your wardrobe if you like a unifying theme for your bedroom furniture, or simply go for something similar or complementary in style.
What other pieces of bedroom furniture can I buy?
After you've sorted the essentials for your bedroom, you can start looking at other pieces to complete your room's look. From benches and daybeds, to dressing tables
, stools and decorative chests, there are all kinds of extra bedroom furniture pieces that can add extra style, storage space and surface space to your room.
Regardless of whether you’re searching for white bedroom furniture, solid oak bedroom furniture or something else entirely, Houzz is bound to have the perfect furniture for your home.