Any sleep enthusiast would agree that the bedroom is pretty high up on the list of most important rooms in the house. There’s even scientific proof that a dreamy, well-designed bedroom can contribute to good zzz’s. But alas, there are many spaces we have to think about when designing our homes, and most of us can only allocate a certain amount of money towards each. So where should you spend and where should you save on bedroom furniture? Our designers weigh in on the key elements to consider when creating your bedroom budget.
SPLURGE: Bed Frames
What’s the most eye-catching part of a bedroom? The bed, of course. Not only can a bed make or break the way your room looks, but it can also make or break your sleep, so it’s important to get one that can provide good support throughout the night.
SPLURGE: Linens, Sheets & Pillows
“I like to splurge on the duvet and pillows. Luxurious linens make the room!” Lori says. Christina agrees, “A quality bed and linens are worth it. I would also say spend a little extra on a statement light fixture like a chandelier or pendants over nightstands.” More on that later.
SPEND: Lighting & Art
From the fixture to the bulb, lighting can completely change a room’s vibe. In the bedroom, it’s all about setting the mood so it’s up to you whether you opt for sculptural sconces that provide strong ambient light or a glamorous overhead piece.
Laurel & Wolf designer Kate Cabiltes also says, “Artwork should be splurged on in the bedroom! While bedding is very important for comfort reasons, what you put on your wall is an important part of making your room a sanctuary. The artwork or photography you place on your walls should align with the soothing feelings you likely want to feel in your bedroom – and if it means spending some extra money, it’s worth it for the feelings of calmness it will evoke!”
Dressers, nightstands and storage pieces are important, but there are lots of high-quality, affordable, and on-trend versions out there.
SAVE: Pillows & Throws
Laurel & Wolf designer Ashley Garcia says, “Clients love seeing pillows and throws and are willing to spend a little extra on things like this.” But although these features can really brighten a room, there are plenty of options out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.