A bedroom is an important part of the house; it’s where we relax, recharge, and start our day. If you’re designing the room from scratch, or even if you’re updating an older space, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to furnish a bedroom.
As you might imagine, the cost will vary greatly and will depend on the type of bedroom and the importance you place on it.
Where to start
It’s always useful before starting a project to ask yourself some questions about the room. Here are a few issues you should consider when furnishing a bedroom:
- How important is this space to your daily life?
- Are you adding to an existing space or starting from scratch?
- What type of bedroom is it?
- How much storage do you need?
- What is your budget?
Considering what kind of bedroom you’re furnishing is important, as you may choose to invest more in a master bedroom, and less in a guest room which might not be used as often. However, regardless of the type of bedroom, quality furniture is key. Choosing well-crafted pieces will ensure that your furniture will have longevity.
For a guest bedroom, you might consider making it a dual function room. In this case, the best place to invest would be a sleeper sofa.
The bedroom is a private space, unlike a living or dining room, so your design and budgetary choices will depend on your individual needs.
How much will it cost?
In general, the cost of furnishing a bedroom can range from $3,000 at the bare minimum to around $10,000 or more.
If you decide to go down the route of introductory pricing for a child’s bedroom, it might look like the following:
- $800 for the bed, such as our Moondance Shaker bed
- $400 for a nightstand, such as our Luna Nightstand
- $900 for a chest of drawers, such as our Willow Chest collection
- $600 for a bookcase, such as our Luna Bookcase
This doesn’t include additional design elements, such as a rug, cozy reading chair, or bedding. The cost of the bed will also fluctuate based on size, a larger bed costing more than a smaller bed.
Usually, pricier pieces in a bedroom are the case goods such as the bureau, hutch, and dresser. The higher cost accounts for the extra attention to detail, artistry, and craftsmanship that goes into constructing these items. Spending a bit more for these pieces ensures that the furniture will last. As Hawley Appleton, from our Cambridge showroom explains, “These are heirloom pieces and with proper care will last for many years and can be passed down through generations.”
If you choose to invest in a bed with a beautiful, unique design like our Pagoda bed, or a bed with storage, the cost will be higher. Higher end beds will have more craftsmanship, and upholstered beds also tend to be higher in price.
Another factor in the cost of furnishing a bedroom is the mattress, which can vary up to around $2,800 or more.
How to budget
You might be wondering which pieces are worth investing in, and which pieces you might be able to choose more budget friendly options.
A simpler designed bed might be an economical choice depending on the use and style of the bedroom. Simpler designs in case goods will yield more introductory pricing. However, it’s important to remember that investing in high-quality furniture equates to longevity in your home.
Where should you invest your money?
- A high-quality storage piece. This piece, be it an armoire or a dresser with drawers, will include details like matched wood, dovetail drawer construction, and artistic carving and craftsmanship.
- A good quality mattress. Whether you chose an organic mattress or an engineered one, make sure you have tried it in the showroom. Mattresses generally have a ten year warranty.
- Design elements such as a rug or easy reading chair. Including upholstered items adds softness to the harder edges of case goods in the room. A rug will ground the sleeping area.
Additional items to consider
The larger furniture pieces that make up a bedroom are not the only things to consider when it comes to the cost of furnishing a bedroom. The design elements that come in last will also add to the cost.
- Introducing soft lamp light in the form of multiple lamps. They will generally cost you a few hundred dollars each.
- Adding wall art that compliments the mood of the space.
- Comfortable and artistic bedding is an important element of design and can be up to a $2,000 for a set, depending on quality.
- A well-made rug that will ground the room and provide a cushion for your feet can cost up to $2,000.
The bedroom, although a private space, is an important part of the house. It acts as the bookends to your day and therefore should be a room that you are comfortable in. Investing in larger pieces, such as storage pieces, as well as your mattress, will ensure that your furniture will last you decades if treated well.
When it comes to furnishing any room, the focus is always on design and functionality. Asking yourself how the room will be used is a good place to start.
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