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Bedroom Set Buying Guide

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Bedroom sets are a sensible and simple way to purchase all of your bedroom furniture at once. There's often a peace of mind in knowing that all of your furniture matches, which can make the decorating process easier. Here are the three types of bedroom sets: 

  1. Basic bedroom sets generally include three pieces: a bed with a headboard, a nightstand, and a dresser.
  2. Expanded bedroom sets include the basic pieces as well as one or more of the following: a second nightstand, a chest of drawers, a bench, an armoire, mirrors, lamps, and perhaps even bedding.
  3. Customizable bedroom sets allow you more freedom to select only the pieces you truly need. Most of the time, customizable sets have only the bed as the must-have item while the other furniture pieces are optional.

While shopping for your ideal bedroom set, you'll want to consider your bed size, measure your bedroom, and determine the style of furniture that suits your decor and home best.

Bedroom Size and Layout

The size of your bedroom will dictate the amount of furniture you can purchase. A smaller bedroom will feel cramped with too many large pieces, so a basic set may be ideal. If you have a larger room, an expanded set with many pieces might be the right choice for you. 

Thoroughly measure your room, including door widths and window heights, to ensure your set fits comfortably in the space. Window height is an important measurement because if you're placing a bed or dresser beneath it, you don't want it to overlap the window. Keep these measurements handy as you shop. ​

Select the Bed Size

Most bedroom sets do not include the mattress, but it's imperative to keep standard mattress sizes in mind while shopping for a bedroom set. Here are the five most common mattress sizes:

Twin39" x 75"
Full54" x 75"
Queen60" x 80"
King76" x 80"
California King72" x 84"

Style and Color

Bedroom sets come in most styles, from contemporary to cottage. Choose a set that matches the existing decor in your home to create a cohesive feel. Since the bedroom set includes the majority of furniture in your bedroom, take time to find the ideal set for your room and style. Here are five of the most popular styles and their defining characteristics:

  • Traditional sets are usually made of medium- to dark-toned woods and have a more stately, upscale feel. Common features include ornate carvings, curved legs, or lacquered finishes.
  • Contemporary sets often feature clean lines, glass, stark white, and black.
  • Modern sets prominently showcase the natural wood grain and organic lines.
  • Cottage or country sets have feminine and rustic features, such as distressed paint or wood, light-colored finishes, and handpainted details.
  • Misson or shaker sets feature simple lines, especially panel or slat headboards, and showcase the wood grain.
Before shopping, set a realistic budget which takes into account that you're about to make a major purchase.