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How to Buy a Bedroom Set

You don’t have to be an interior designer to get a cohesive look for your bedroom. Buying a bedroom set takes the stress out of finding furniture that coordinates and gives you a strong base for your design.

A bedroom set is a collection of bedroom furniture that’s all designed to match. This means that the type of wood and its finish, along with the hardware and leg style, all follow the same design template. It’s the easiest way to make sure several pieces of furniture work together in the same space.

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transitional bedroom set In general, a standard bedroom set consists of three to four pieces: the bed, a nightstand and a dresser. The fourth piece may be an additional nightstand or a mirror for the dresser. Standard sets are sold together and usually offer savings over buying pieces separately.
brown transitional bedroom set In addition to standard bedroom sets, some may be expanded to add an additional dresser, a bench and more. It’s sometimes possible to customize a set, meaning that you can pick and choose matching pieces so you get what you need. For example, if a tall, narrow dresser fits in your space better than a wide one, you could swap out one for the other.

How to Buy a Bedroom Set

Follow these steps to make sure you get the right bedroom set for your home.
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1. Measure Your Space

It’s important to measure the dimensions of the room, as well any doors and hallways the furniture will have to pass through to get there, to make sure the set will fit. You may wish to tape off the footprint of pieces you’re considering to make sure you have enough space for walking around, too.

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2. Know Your Size

Bedroom sets are often sold by bed size, so measure your mattress to determine what size bed you need. Remember, too, that single sleepers need a Twin or Full bed while Queens and Kings are best for couples.

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3. Consider Your Needs

If you don’t have sufficient closet space, a dresser is crucial for additional storage. Look for dressers with different drawer sizes to accommodate everything from socks to sweaters. You’ll also need to decide if you need additional beds for a child’s room, a nightstand for each side of the bed, etc. Make sure any set you consider has the pieces you need.

Bedroom Set Styles

The final decision to make when it comes to buying a bedroom set is the style. Do you generally prefer modern furniture with clean lines or country flair? Bedroom sets are available in contemporary, modern and traditional designs, so shop around to get a look you love before you invest in several pieces at once.

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