August 19


Essential Bedroom Furniture: 5 Items You Need

By Robin Hatch

August 19, 2020

Our bedroom becomes our oasis of peace at the end of a busy day. That is why it is essential to choose the right furniture that we will place in it. Prices do not always equal comfort, but you will need to invest some money in a few essential pieces. What are the essential pieces?

Essential bedroom furniture includes a bed, bedside table, wardrobe, dressing table, and chair.

Whether you add more pieces of furniture or are a fan of minimalism is up to you. What is important is that you are as comfortable as you can be in your own space.

We have tried to rank them in order of importance, leaving you to make your own choice when you equip your bedroom.

Essential Bedroom Furniture

A bedroom is a place where you can relax and renew your energy. Its interior should provide a relaxed atmosphere and an impression of peace of mind. It is essential for health because we need to recover from stress and daily efforts.

Whether we arrange it by the rules of feng shui or simply according to our wishes, it is necessary to choose items that will help us feel comfortable in it.

This will be helped by choosing colors in light pastel shades of light blue, purple, pink, or green.

These colors should also include curtains, bedding, bedspreads, and decorative pillows.

Once, bedrooms were richly decorated with decorative curtains, furniture, carpets, and various ornaments.

Whatever your choice will be, when decorating a bedroom, there are still some items that should find a place in it.

The essential item of the bedroom is the bed, so make sure you choose it carefully. Let it be big enough, whether you sleep alone or with a partner so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed.


After all, the bed is often taken for granted, like many other things. But this piece of furniture has a fascinating history.


It has been one of the essential pieces in any home for centuries and has even served as a status symbol. Only the richest could afford to sleep on them.

In the 20th century, more precisely in 1906, factory production of mattresses began in Toronto, Canada, according to the patent of the American inventor James Marshall. Then the first foam mattresses appeared.

Finally, today in the 21st century, consumers have an unlimited choice of beds and mattresses, and it isn’t easy to decide when buying. That is why, as we said at the beginning, we take this so important piece of furniture for granted.

We won’t be mistaken if we say – after the dog, the bed is man’s second-best four-legged friend. 

Bedside Table

After the bed, the second most important piece of furniture in your bedroom is the bedside table.

Whether it’s for holding a table lamp, a glass of water, your favorite book, an alarm clock, or a cell phone, they are indispensable items that won’t force you to get up during the night.

Bedside tables are available in different styles and are usually matched with beds and other bedroom furniture, and it is up to you to choose the one that suits you best.

If you want to provide space for some smaller items that could be lost, choose one that contains additional drawers.

If you prefer open bedside tables, which create the impression of ample storage space, or those with adjustable shelves, choose them instead.


Whether it is a stand-alone classic wardrobe or built-in, it is essential to meet functional and aesthetic criteria. It is well-known that we always have more things than storage space, so it is necessary to arrange the wardrobe’s interior to be used to the maximum and functional.

The advantage of built-in cabinets over classic ones is the height from the floor to the ceiling and the width made to measure, enabling maximum space use.

Besides, there is no difference in the height of the cabinet and the ceiling, so accumulating dust and depositing visible things on the cabinet is solved.

The choice of wardrobe fronts is essential for the overall impression of the space. When choosing them, one should consider other elements and colors in the interior to create harmony.

For smaller rooms, fronts with mirrors are recommended. This way, you will visually enlarge the room and solve the problem of placing mirrors.

This item can be exquisite and discreet in space, and its most significant advantage is that they make the space tidy.

Combining shelves, drawers, and places to hang clothes will allow you to customize everything to your wishes and needs.

Dressing Table

Although this piece of furniture is not considered obligatory, even more unnecessary, it should still be considered due to its functionality and design.

This is a very feminine item, so it is most commonly used in typical women’s bedrooms, couples’, or girls’ bedrooms.

It is perfect to have one place to put your favorite cosmetics, sit and put on make-up or do your evening cosmetic rituals.

Dressing tables come in a variant with a mirror or additional drawers, shelves, and special lighting. They differ only in the type of material from which they are made: wooden, glass, or metal.

Although they are usually equipped with their lighting, it is best to place them by the window. In that case, you can use natural light for make-up on sunny days.


If the size of your room allows it, a friendly and functional solution will be an armchair or a chair on which, instead of a bed, you will sit every morning to put on socks.

This solution is all the better if it is a beautiful and attractive piece of furniture that will contribute to the final look of your room.

If you’re a gamer or work from home, consider investing in a comfy computer chair that will make your bedroom even more modern and functional.

Computer work or gaming often occurs in the bedroom, as bedrooms are not just for sleeping anymore.


These are the five items that every bedroom should be equipped with. Bedrooms aren’t just for sleeping and serve multi-purpose for the home or apartment owner.

We’ve compiled a complete list of frequently asked bedroom questions for new and experienced homeowners.

Our team of experts answers these questions to help assist you through DIY projects and home repairs.

Do you think every bedroom should be equipped with something different? Let us know in the comments below.

Robin Hatch

About the author

For over a decade, Robin has been a real estate agent, interior design specialist, and mother. Through her trials and tribulations, she wanted to create the perfect website to help you save money and make your home look beautiful.

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