What Furniture Should You Include in Your Bedroom?

Arguably the most important part of designing a bedroom is choosing the furniture to go inside it. This is naturally important from an interior design perspective, but your bedroom should also be practical for what you intend to use your bedroom for. 

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Here are just a few of the furniture pieces you should think carefully about when designing a bedroom.

The Right Bed

It goes without saying that a bed is a necessary inclusion in any bedroom, given the name of the room! However, it’s far from the case that all beds are created equally. As humans spend as much of a third of their lives asleep, it’s important you choose a bed which is a good match for both your sleeping style, as well as your bedroom itself.

Try to get a bed which effectively complements your preferred sleeping position. Stomach sleepers, in particular for example, can put a lot of unnecessary strain on their backs if they do not choose the correct mattress. If you commonly sleep in this position, you should therefore look at a firmer mattress, which offer more substantial back support.

Side sleepers, meanwhile, may find that firmer mattresses do not provide sufficient support to their hips and shoulders. For this sleeping position, softer beds are more preferable. It’s therefore crucial that you identify your preferred sleeping style prior to choosing the mattress. 

As mentioned earlier, it’s also important to choose a bed which matches the type of room you’re going to put it in.

For example, if floor space is a concern for your bedroom, perhaps because you need to work in there currently, then you should not choose a bed which takes up too much of  it. You may therefore consider getting a smaller double or queen bed, if space is at a premium within your space. You can even purchase beds with additional built-in storage, if you’re working with a particularly small room.


With pandemic restrictions still forcing a large amount of people to work from home, many of us have had to convert our bedrooms into makeshift offices. A solid, practical, and modern desk has therefore become a necessity for a lot of us. And even if you’re not working remotely full-time, having a private space to work and study can be a valuable addition to any bedroom.

They can also provide extra storage, and you can even purchase extendable or collapsible desks if you’re short on floorspace. As with your other furniture pieces, you should try to co-ordinate your desk with the rest of your items, so they do not clash with one another.


Naturally, if you spend a lot of your time working in your bedroom, getting a sturdy office chair to go with your desk is a must. If you regularly work or study in your bedroom, it’s a good idea to get an ergonomic chair with additional back support. 

This will make sure you have correct posture, and don’t unnecessarily damage your back. If you don’t intend to use your bedroom as a workspace, you still may consider including some more comfortable seating. This can give you an extra place, and you also never know when you might need more seating.

Abigail Jones

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