Bedrooms are the most important part of our homes, allowing us to unwind, relax, and refresh ourselves for the next day.

That’s why it’s important to put some thought into the things you keep there. You don’t want it to be overcluttered, as that can cause stress. 

Yet you don’t want it to be bare, as blank bedrooms often lack the functional and aesthetic needs we all have.

Keep reading to find out five essential bedroom items everyone needs.

1. The Most Important Bedroom Items Involve Your Bed

In our entire lives, we spend approximately 229,961 hours sleeping. This equals about one-third of our existence.

So, investing in a quality bed, bedding, and bed frame is well worth it. Here are some of the things you’ll want to consider.


If you wake up in the morning stiff or in pain, it’s time for a new bed.

Depending on your body and your preferences, you may want something soft, firm, or memory foam.

Go to a department or bed store and try out the different styles. Don’t forget to get a box spring that’s the correct size.


For bedding, you’ll want a combination of throws, pillows, throw pillows, and of course, matching shets and comforters.

You can buy packages that include a handful of your needs, such as these quilt cover sets

Spend time finding a design you like made out of a material that fits your needs.

Bed Frame

To prevent your bedroom from feeling like a college apartment, we suggest buying a bed frame.

Choose one that’s the same size as your mattress and, if you need it, get one with extra storage cubbies underneath.

2. Have Accessible Lighting for Any Mood, Any Time of Day

To make your room feel snug, consider getting dimmable LED lights and set up places where you can safely burn candles.

You may want to have a lamp or two on your bedside tables or in the corner of the room to provide alternative lighting.

When it’s day time, open up your curtains to allow for natural light. When it’s dark out (or when you want privacy), close them to create your sanctuary.

3. Purchase Functional Furniture

Besides your bed, you’ll want to have a nightstand, a dresser, and maybe a chair or a bench at the foot of your bed.

You can get creative with what you use for these pieces. You can shop for something simple, vintage, or unique.

The idea is to have plenty of storage inside and underneath these pieces to keep yourself organized and clutter-free.

4. Add Style With An Area Rug

Rugs can completely change the feel of a room.

If you choose a fuzzy or furry one, you’ll have the pleasure of stepping out of your heavenly bed onto a comforting rug every morning.

Otherwise, choose one that matches the theme and feel of your room. Try to avoid using a large rug as an accent piece as it can overwhelm your room.

5. Accentuate Your Style

You don’t have to go full-out by decorating every space in your room. In fact, that might make the space over-crowded.

Instead, look for accent pieces like a stylish headboard, a mirror, plants, and a couple of pieces of wall art.

Quality is better than quantity when it comes to decor. Look for special and local pieces to incorporate into your room so that you have unique items while supporting your community.

Make It Your Own

With these essential bedroom items, you’ll have the fundamental bases covered.

From there, put your own style into it. Think about what you value and how you want your room to feel.

Keep reading our blog for more home ideas and inspiration.