Bedroom sets are available in lots of different combinations, which is particularly handy if you already happen to own a specific item or, on the contrary, don't really need one.
These are the most popular pieces of furniture that are usually included in a set:
- Bed: the core of your bedroom, it'll be the first thing to grab your attention whenever you walk in, so make sure you find a stylish bed frame that you won't get tired of.
They're mainly available in standard designs, more noticeable sleigh shapes, storage models, or majestic canopies;
Design aside, you also need to choose between standard and platform bed frames: standard models with fewer slats are cheaper but require you to buy a box spring (or use the one you already own) as they aren't sturdy enough to directly support a mattress; platform beds can either consist of a solid base or a higher number of slats (with less than 2.5" between them), meaning that, although they're a bit more expensive, you won't need to purchase a separate box spring.
Don't forget that most bedroom sets do not include a mattress: if you already own one, you should check the measurements to make sure they're compatible with the set that you like the look of;
- Bedstands: most bedroom sets include one bedstand, but you can usually decide to add more.
We recommend measuring the exact space where you're planning on placing your bed and bedstands and subtracting the length of the bed included in a specific set to know how much room you've got to play with.
Stay on the small side, though, in order to allow some room in between them and avoid a cluttered feel.
- Chest of drawers: this will be your main storage space or it could even be the only large drawer-based piece of furniture if you don't need a dresser (perhaps you already have a large mirror in the room or feel like a separate piece wouldn't leave you much space?).
We recommend running a quick inventory of what you own so that you can figure out how many drawers you're going to need;
- Dresser: this piece of furniture can give you some extra storage space or even steal the function of chests of drawers if you'd rather opt for a wider and shorter design that includes a mirror.