Shopping for New Bedroom Furniture

When your bedroom suite has seen better days or you’re looking to upgrade sleeping arrangements for growing children or a guest bedroom, shopping for bedroom furniture can be an exciting undertaking. These private havens should cater to individual needs rather than keeping multiples in mind, as is the case for living room entertaining or feeding family and friends in the dining room.  

Taking budget and size constraints into consideration, there are still a few questions left to answer before bringing any new beds, armoires, and dressers into your Indianapolis or Chicago home. For instance, what furniture style will best suit the bedroom? How much storage space should the furniture facilitate? And in the case of children’s rooms, how long should the furniture last? Deciding on these answers will guide you every step of the way while shopping for new bedroom furniture at The RoomPlace Furniture Stores.

Beginning with the Bed

As the focal point of the bedroom, the bed sets the tone for the rest of the space. When deciding on the right type of frame, it’s helpful to understand the major types of furniture design – casual contemporary, traditional, country, and modern – to narrow your choices. If you’re in the market for an elegantly carved mahogany bed frame on spiraled feet, steer clear of contemporary and head toward traditional. Or if mid-century angles and clean lines ring your bell, make a beeline to modern bedroom furniture collections. For children’s bedrooms, the stylistic distinctions aren’t as sharp, but your child’s interests will inform whether to purchase the wrought iron canopy princess bed or a French provincial trundle bed.

Queen beds are the most popular size. Slightly larger than a full-sized bed but narrower than adjoining two twin beds, queen-sized beds offer 60 by 80 inches of slumbering space. These are perfect for older children and adults, but might prove too snug for couples. Sleep experts actually recommend that couples opt for a king bed, if possible, to minimize disturbances. Purchase new mattresses and box springs at least every 10 years to ensure that you’re getting adequate anatomical support throughout the night. If it’s time for a new mattress for your Chicago or Indianapolis bedroom, browse the selection of mattresses on sale at one of our 21 furniture stores throughout Illinois and Indiana.

Bedroom Storage Furniture

While king size-beds offer ample square footage beneath the box springs to hide away heaps of clutter, that probably isn’t the smartest organizational move to make. Trundle beds for children and frames with under-bed drawers are optimal for bedrooms lacking spacious closets. These space savers are camouflaged in the bedroom design, maximizing precious open floor space.

One of the most convenient aspects of shopping for new bedroom furniture is being able to pick out storage units that directly complement the bed. Bedroom furniture collections offer arrays of nightstands, armoires, dressers, and chests designed in corresponding motifs. But even if you can’t bring home the entire collection, just a couple of pieces can renovate the look of any bedroom. With an updated bed frame and a stunning bedroom dresser, you have the essential starting elements for your perfect domestic sanctuary.