How to Choose Bedroom Furniture: A Comprehensive Guide


Selecting bedroom furniture is more than just a purchase; it's creating a personal sanctuary. Whether it's a serene retreat for a couple, a cosy sanctuary for an adult, a playful area for a child, a cool zone for a teen, or a welcoming spot for guests, the right furniture makes all the difference. This guide delves into the nuances of choosing bedroom furniture, considering the occupants, room size, shape, and personal preferences to make sure that every piece aligns with your space and needs.

Who’s Bedroom Is It?

  • A Couple’s Bedroom – When two people share a bedroom, the furniture must cater to both’s comfort and style preferences. Since the bed will be the centrepiece of the bedroom, it’s important to select a frame and mattress that offer comfort and support for both individuals. Storage solutions like wardrobes or under-bed storage can help keep the room clutter-free. For style, find a middle ground that represents both individuals. You can do this by blending colours and textures that suit both tastes.
  • A Single Adult’s Bedroom – Personal style takes charge here. Consider furniture that reflects your character and style. A great chest of drawers, a comfy chair, or unique lighting fixtures can be an expression of the occupant’s tastes. Storage is important, but so are pieces that create a tranquil, restful environment. Your personal sanctuary should be furnished with colours and designs that help you relax and feel at peace.
  • A Child’s Bedroom – Safety and practicality are of the utmost importance here. Choose furniture with smooth edges and non-toxic materials. Space-efficient solutions like bunk beds or loft beds can be both amusing and practical. Include a study area with a desk and comfortable chair and incorporate playful elements in décor to spark a child’s imagination.
  • A Teenager’s Bedroom – A teenager’s room mirrors their evolving personality. Adaptable storage solutions like modular shelving or a multi-functional wardrobe can accommodate their changing needs. Include a study space and an area of relaxation. Allow your teenager’s tastes to influence the décor so that the room can mature along with them.
  • A Guest Bedroom – Here, you need to create a cosy and inviting space. A quality bed with snug bedding is important. Include storage options like a chest of drawers, some open closet space, and a luggage stand. Add a few different types of pillows, both firm and soft, to suit your guests’ personal preferences. If the room doubles as a study or office, you might want to use a sofa bed or day bed to maximise space.

What Size if Your Bedroom?

  • Large Bedroom – In a spacious bedroom, you have the luxury of ample space. Consider a king-sized bed, a seating area with armchairs, a settee, and large statement pieces like an armoire or a dressing table. Use the extra space to create distinct zones- a sleeping area and a relaxation area.
  • Medium Sized Bedroom – Striking a balance between functionality and spaciousness is crucial. Choose furniture that is proportional to the room, not too bulky to overwhelm, yet not so small as to underuse the space. A queen sized bed, a compact dresser, and perhaps a small seating area or a work desk could be suitable. Utilise vertical space for storage to keep the room open and airy.
  • Small Bedroom – In a compact bedroom, every centimetre matters. Chose space-saving furniture like a wall-mounted desk, a fold-down bed, or built-in shelving. Keep the décor minimal to avoid clutter. Use mirrors and light hues to make the space appear larger than it actually is.

What Shape is the Bedroom?

  • Square – A square room offers an excellent opportunity for symmetry. Position the bed centrally and use identical bedside tables on each side to create equilibrium. Be thoughtful about the placement of wardrobes and chests of drawers to maintain the room’s symmetry.
  • Rectangular – Make the most of the room’s length. Positioning the bed on the shorter wall can help to avoid a tunnel effect. Consider a liner arrangement with furniture like a bench at the foot of the bed, a lengthy dresser, or a chaise lounge to complement the room’s shape.
  • Awkwardly Shaped Bedroom – Sometimes the bedrooms in an older home can be oddly shaped. They can have unusual architectural feature such as sloping ceilings, odd alcoves, or snug corners. These odd shapes call for a bit of imagination to make them work. A small recess could hold a bookshelf or dressing table. If you have a bay window or an alcove, a comfy chair could provide a great reading nook.


Choosing bedroom furniture combines practicality with personal taste. By considering the occupants along with the size and shape of the room, you can create spaces that are not only functional but also a true reflection of your personal style and lifestyle.

Consult the Experts

If you’re shopping for new furniture for the bedrooms in your home, take a look at the selections offered by Carters Furniture.  We pride ourselves on the vast selection of furniture on offer, along with our outstanding customer service. Our highly trained staff can provide you with the right advice and information so that you can make the most of every furniture purchase. Because of the special relationships we have with our suppliers, we are able to source furniture from all over the globe, as well as products that are manufactured locally, and we can offer the lowest prices on all of the products we sell. In fact, we have a low-price guarantee that states that we will match or beat any competitors price on identical products. We have 2 large showrooms full of the most stylish, practical, and high-quality furniture and bedding, and our stores are open seven days a week to serve you.

If you’d like more information about the products and services we offer, visit our website or call us at 01562 540862 (Carters Furniture Store) or 01562 66396 (Carters Bed City). Even better, stop by either of our locations to see for yourself. We look forward to serving you!