When furnishing a bedroom, the first thing you need to do is pick out your mattress and bed. Mattress sizes typically come in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and California King. Once you have chosen your size, decide what type of mattress will best suit your comfort level. Comfort levels include extra firm, firm, plush and ultra-plush. Mattress construction has a lot to do with comfort level, so it is important to do research in order to determine which one is the best fit for you. You will mainly find innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses and latex mattresses.
Home Gallery Stores carries a wide selection of beds, including panel beds, poster beds, sleigh beds, platform beds, metal beds and upholstered beds. When deciding what type of bed to get, choose one that matches your personal taste, but will also be the most practical. For example, a poster bed or a canopy bed will instantly add style to any bedroom, but certain types will only work in spaces with tall ceilings. If you know you won’t have enough drawer space in your bedroom, choose a bed that has underneath storage. Sleigh beds look best in traditional bedrooms, while low profile beds look best in modern bedrooms.
Once you have chosen your bed, look into different dressers and chests to figure out what kind will best fit your lifestyle. If you have a small closet, you may want a dresser or chest with lots of drawers and storage space. A double dresser is a popular piece of bedroom furniture because it can give you plenty of wardrobe storage, and has a low enough design for you to hang a mirror over top. You can also get a wardrobe armoire that will provide a clothing rod and drawers to store more items. If you have a TV in your room, you might want to add a media chest or TV armoire to provide additional compartments for a DVD player and other electronics.
While choosing bedroom furniture, you will want to include at least one nightstand/night table. Nightstands are not only functional for displaying table lamps or your favorite photos and décor, but they will give you easy access to items like reading glasses, books and an alarm clock. Some night tables have underneath drawers or doors for extra storage. Decide whether you want one nightstand, or a matching pair of nightstands to place on each side of the bed.