How Do I Find the Best Bedroom Furniture Ideas?

Dan Cavallari

The bedroom should be a relaxing place in which comfort comes easily. Finding the best bedroom furniture ideas will therefore take some serious thought to ensure the room ends up being your idea of comfortable and relaxing. You can start figuring out the best bedroom furniture ideas by measuring your bedroom and then consulting with an interior designer who can give you guidance as to how to make the room exceptionally comfortable. If this process is cost-prohibitive, you can make the decisions on your own by doing a bit of research and visiting furniture websites and brick and mortar stores.

Decorated lampshades can add uniqueness to any bedroom.
Decorated lampshades can add uniqueness to any bedroom.

The size of the room will often dictate the best bedroom furniture ideas. Remember that more is not always better: cluttering the room with furniture can make the bedroom feel smaller than it really is, and it can make moving around the space much more difficult. Too much empty space can make the room feel uncomfortable. The best way to start determining bedroom furniture ideas is to build around the most important piece: the bed.

Platform beds may allow far less under bed storage than a traditional bed frame.
Platform beds may allow far less under bed storage than a traditional bed frame.

The bed should be appropriately sized for the room, but more importantly, it should be appropriately sized for your comfort. A twin mattress and frame may be best for a child's bedroom, for example, but it will certainly be too small for two grown adults. A queen or king mattress and frame will therefore be necessary, which means the bed will take up more space in the room. Additional furniture will therefore need to work well with the remaining space in the room. One way to ensure you get the pieces you need is to buy a furniture set that includes a bed frame, a dresser or dressers, and night stands. The look of the furniture will be consistent, and you will end up spending less money overall if you buy the pieces together.

When shopping for bedroom furniture, start with the most important item, the bed.
When shopping for bedroom furniture, start with the most important item, the bed.

Other bedroom furniture ideas focus more on functionality. Writing desks can be placed in the room to provide additional surface space for working or simply placing a lamp and a book. Bed frames may feature shelving to hold books, alarm clocks, and other objects commonly used before bed. Nightstands may feature shelves or drawers in which extra blankets can be stored, and dressers may feature vanity mirrors that are mounted to the dresser itself. The dressers can come in a variety of shapes and sizes; tall, thin dressers are useful for smaller spaces, while low, wider dressers offer more storage space for a larger room.

Children’s bedrooms have furniture needs that are different from those of a bedroom designed for adults.
Children’s bedrooms have furniture needs that are different from those of a bedroom designed for adults.
Bedside tables, bedside lamps and alarm clocks are common bedroom accessories.
Bedside tables, bedside lamps and alarm clocks are common bedroom accessories.

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