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Essential Bedroom Furniture That Everyone Needs

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Published on Jun 10, 2022
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If you have recently bought your first home or are moving to a new one, then first of all – congratulations!

Buying a house is always such an exciting time. It’s up to you to really put your stamp on it and make it a home. So undoubtedly, you’ll want to buy lots of new home furniture and accessories.

So if you’re working your way around your new home wondering what you need to buy for each room – you’ll probably be feeling slightly overwhelmed.

Your bedroom is arguably the most important room to sort from the beginning. It’s technically where you’ll spend most of your time at home. And it’s a space for you to relax and unwind after a long day. So you need to make sure that not only is your bed just right, but your bedding and accessories are too. Don’t forget to check out Bedfolk for some comfortable and relaxing bedding.  

With that being said, here are some of the top furniture items that every bedroom needs to get you started.

A Bed & Mattress

The first thing anyone should buy for their first home – a good bed and mattress!

You can’t do anything without getting a good night’s sleep. So it’s super important that you buy a good quality bed frame or divan from a store like OTTY with a mattress that is right for you. 

You’ll, of course, firstly have to decide what size bed you want. Then, looking at the depth and number of springs in a mattress can help you choose the best one for you. 

Trying them out in-store first can be a great help for you to know whether you find them comfortable or not. But of course. A quick 30-second lie-down isn’t quite the same. So it’s always a great idea to look online for unbiased matter reviews for stores like Simbasleep first.

Wardrobe & Drawers

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home for storage.

You’re going to need somewhere to hang all of your clothes up and store your shoes, bags, belts, and other accessories. 

If space is an issue, then you could look for wardrobes with mirrored doors from Bensons for Beds to help make the room look more spacious and it’ll mean you won’t have to buy a separate full-length mirror. 

Your chest of drawers are a great place to store smaller items of clothing such as underwear and items that you don’t mind getting creased e.g. pyjamas. You might also want to double up the use of your chest of drawers and use it as a dressing table, too! 

Bedside Tables

Whether it’s for holding your glass of water at night, your bedside lamp, a vase, your favourite book, or your dreaded alarm clock – bedside tables are essential pieces of furniture for any bedroom. 

You can usually get your bedside tables matched to either your bedframe or your chest of drawers and wardrobe – or even matched to everything! Just check out Scandiborn who have some great bedroom furniture sets.

Bedside tables really bring a bedroom together and can be very stylish when accessorised well. If storage space is an issue, then choosing bedside tables with drawers could also provide you with space for some smaller personal items. 

A Storage Bench

This one may not be an essential as such, but an end-of-bed storage bench just screams hotel luxury!

If you have room for one, then an ottoman or window seat type of bench could be the perfect addition to your bedroom. 

They’re a great place to sit and read a book and to lay your clothes out on while you’re getting ready. And if you get one that lifts up then it can also double up as a great place for storage for all your bedspreads and bed linen from Soak and Sleep! Think bags, belts, and other accessories that are generally difficult to store. 

A Full-Length Mirror

Your bedroom is probably the only room in your home where you’re really going to need a full-length mirror. After all, you’ve got to see how good your new purchases look on before you head out, haven’t you?!

A long mirror can also make a real statement in any room, will add a feel of luxury to your bedroom and can also make the space look a lot bigger than it actually is. 

A dressing table with a mirror as a focal point can also brighten up a room where space is lacking and a full-length mirror won’t fit.  Check out Eve Sleep for a great dressing table and mirror set up. 

Good Lighting

If you’ve got to get ready early in the morning before the sun comes out, then having good lighting in your bedroom will be essential. 

Spotlights are always a great way to add light throughout a room, or if you’re looking to add a bit more of a feature – then a chandelier or other large ceiling light from a store like Julian Charles Home could be a great addition to your bedroom and will make you feel like you’re in a posh hotel! 

Don't forget that you want to feel relaxed in the evening, too. So lighting that can be dimmed or bedside lamps are a great way to create a relaxing atmosphere. 

Good Blinds & Curtains

Last but certainly not least, is there anything worse than the light coming through into your bedroom at the crack of dawn and waking you up?

If you’re a light sleeper or love your beauty sleep, then investing in a good blind and pair of curtains from Bedeck will change your life. And the great news is, you can now buy both blinds and curtains with blackout technology! 

Many people tend to buy a pair of blackout blinds to keep the light out, then a lighter pair of curtains for a decorative feature.


Charlotte Marshall

Lead Editor

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!


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