How to Choose the Right Bedroom Furniture

Choosing the right bedroom furniture is important for creating a tranquil space that promotes restful sleep. Opting for storage furniture helps reduce clutter and create a calm environment. Additionally, considering pieces that enhance sleep quality, such as a comfortable mattress and bed frame, can greatly impact sleep. Lastly, choosing furniture that brings joy and improves mood can enhance the overall bedroom experience.

Out of all the rooms in our homes, undoubtedly, a bedroom should be the tranquil space and one that promotes restful sleep to boot.

While many factors come into play when looking to achieve high-quality sleep (like nutrition, staying away from blue light, and keeping stress down), one element you may not have considered is your bedroom furniture.

As it turns out, choosing the right bedroom furniture can go a long way toward optimizing your bedroom for quality sleep. If you’ve found yourself Googling “how to choose the best bedroom furniture” or “how to choose bedroom furniture color,” you’re in luck.

In this article, we’ll go into detail about how to choose bedroom furniture for your sleep space.

How to choose bedroom furniture

Opt for storage furniture

Clutter in your bedroom is an instant stressor. To remove the clutter—and to have better sleep in the process—it’s important to have places to put that clutter away.

“Purchasing furniture that keeps everything nicely tucked out of sight helps bring a calm state to the mind, which allows for more restful sleep,” says interior designer Dawn Bane. “Storage is also beneficial in keeping the items you need to wind down at the end of the day nearby.”

That means you should try to incorporate things like a dresser, storage cubes, and a functional nightstand into your bedroom design.

“Although a pedestal nightstand looks beautiful, a bedside table that will accommodate your specific needs is an important factor to think about while furniture shopping,” Bane says.

Consider pieces that can enhance sleep quality

Bane believes the right furniture can absolutely have a huge impact on your sleep quality. She says your mattress and bed frame are the most important factors for comfort that are directly related to sleep.

“I believe finding the right mattress for your body is important, but the structure around that mattress is also a major key component to a well-rested night,” says Bane. “The materials come into play regarding the bed frame and headboard.”

She further explains: “Oftentimes, a metal frame can feel cool to the touch and also be noisy, which would interrupt the quiet. Meanwhile, a wood or fabric bed frame can feel warm and inviting, luring you in for a night’s rest or nap.”

The moral of the story: Be mindful of materials when choosing items that are directly in your sleeping space.

Include furniture that makes you happy

“Oftentimes, the bedroom furniture is the last focus of the home,” Bane says. “My advice is to spend time really being mindful of what you want to feel when you walk into your bedroom.”

That means choosing furniture pieces that help bring that feeling to life.

“Find pieces that will bring you joy, even if they feel a bit different than other areas of your home,” says Bane. “This is the one space in your home where you can be selfish in your needs, and I believe furniture is the most functional aspect of the bedroom.”

Think of your bedroom as a place where you can improve your mood—and the right furniture can help you do just that. (Here’s how to add velvet furniture to the bedroom.)

Upgrade your bedroom with these furniture pieces from Saatva

Como Swivel Chair

With its geometric silhouette and abundantly plush seat, the Como makes the perfect reading chair to transform your bedroom.

Rhone Storage Bench

Add elegant seating and storage to your bedroom with the timeless Rhone bench. Designed to pair perfectly with our upholstered bed frames.

Constance Tufted Ottoman

Add a stately accent to your bedroom with the plush Constance Ottoman. Designed to pair beautifully with our designer bed frames.


Which color is best for bedroom furniture?

“Staying true to your personal style and energy is important when choosing a color for bedroom furniture,” Bane says. “Light and airy may be perfect for one individual, while dark and sultry fit another. Don’t be afraid to use color in the space that brings you the feeling you are looking to portray.”

Should all furniture match in the bedroom?

Bane notes all the furniture should work together and feel cohesive, but it doesn’t all need to match. “Bringing in additional textures and colors throughout the space allows your personality to shine,” she says.

What furniture do I need in my bedroom?

A bed frame and headboard are the most important design elements in the bedroom, says Bane—and they should be front and center, if possible.

Then you’ll want to anchor these with bedside tables for function and bring in additional storage solutions if necessary, such as armoires or dressers.

“I also love a soft place to land other than the bed, so adding in a nice chair and ottoman is a great addition,” Bane adds.

How do I mix and match furniture in a bedroom?

Bane says you can tie furniture pieces together with a common element, such as color, texture, or shape. “Have fun playing with pieces of different sizes and shapes that are similar in overall aesthetic or ‘design style,’” she says.

Check out Saatva’s selection of bedroom furniture

It’s clear that when it comes to sleep and overall happiness, the right bedroom furniture truly can make a difference.

If you’d like to bring new furniture into your sleep space, Saatva offers a high-quality line of bedroom furniture, including chairs, benches, and ottomans, to upgrade your bedroom.

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