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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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?
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.
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're 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.
Get to know our design consultants, and come into one of our 6 showrooms. They ask the important questions so that you can furnish your bedroom in a way that makes sense for you and your budget. Check out our YouTube channel!
Author: Julia Maiman
Julia is a writer, blogger, and believer in the smell of old books. She has been crafting stories since she could put pen to paper. She is also a lover of dogs, traveling, and Led Zeppelin.