Shopping for New Furniture: Bedroom Sets, Beds and More

Whether 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 undertaking.

Taking budget and size constraints into consideration, there are plenty of questions you need to answer before bringing any new beds, armoires, dressers or another piece of furniture into your home. For instance, what furniture style will best suit the bedroom? How much storage space should the furniture offer? 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 your go-to furniture store: The RoomPlace.

Beginning with the Furniture: Bed Basics

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, avoid contemporary and head toward traditional. Alternatively, 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 furniture stores throughout Illinois and Indiana.

While queen beds are our most popular bedroom furniture, we also have an assortment of king-sized, full and twin beds to accommodate any space. Outfitting a luxurious guest suite for your out-of-town family members? Peruse our collection of guest bedroom furniture sets, including attractive queen sets as well as clever solutions like daybeds. If you’re in the market for a real space-saver for your small or challenging room, head on over to our living room department and take a peek at our sleeper sofas. These pieces are always a popular pick for those who love to host.

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, maximizing precious open floor space. Under-bed storage is for grown-ups, too! In fact, we have a vast assortment of queen and king bedroom sets with storage, so you can easily hide away the clutter and make the most out of your small apartment or bedroom.

One of the most convenient aspects of shopping for new bedroom furniture is being able to pick out storage units that 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 sanctuary.

Shop Bedroom Furniture in Chicago and Indianapolis

The RoomPlace, founded as Harlem Furniture, has been serving the Midwest for more than 100 years. With retail locations throughout the greater Chicago and Indianapolis areas, we cater to regional shoppers both online and in-person. Be sure to stop by one of our retail locations to find top-quality, affordable bedroom furniture in Indianapolis and Chicago. We’re happy to help!