9 things every bedroom needs

There are a few pieces which every bedroom needs. Regardless of theme or colour scheme, your bedroom will just not feel complete unless it has these elements. These items will make your bedroom more functional and more comfortable. It’ll feel more personal and more beautiful. Go through the list to see which items are already in your bedroom and which should go on your list of bedroom must-haves. And the good news is that all of these items are available at HomeChoice.

A massive bed

There’s just something about sprawling out on a massive bed that feels so comfortable and indulgent. Invest in the biggest and most comfortable bed you can find. This is a long-term investment which is ultimately worth the price tag. A bed lasts for many years and you’ll enjoy many nights of comfortable sleep in it. Sleeping well has many health benefits. You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t make the most of a comfortable bed.


Want your bedroom to look like a million bucks? Of course you do. Well, then you need a headboard. A headboard is the finishing touch to a bedroom, it’s the focal point. If you’re not into headboards, it might be an idea to hang a shelf above your bed. This creates the same kind of visual focal point to the room.

Enough pillows and cushions

When it comes to pillows and cushions on your bed, what is the magic number? How many is too many? How many is too few? The trick is to have the right number. Getting into bed when you have too many can be a chore. As a rule of thumb, there should be no more than five pillows per side.


You should have a nightstand on both sides of the bed. And they should definitely be stocked with everything you’ll need at night. Depending on your lifestyle this could include a glass of water, books, a lamp and a notebook. With everything next to you, there’ll be little reason for you to get up during the night.

Somewhere else to sit

You know the feeling of needing a place to sit just after you’ve made your bed? You don’t want to wrinkle the freshly smoothed out bedding, so you’re left to crouch on the floor to tie your shoes. So include some kind of additional seating in the space. Blanket boxes, small benches or armchairs are popular options for the bedroom. Bonus, you can stack your books on the bench or chair for the next time you need a reading spot.


A rug is useful for many reasons. One popular way is to demarcate certain areas. For example, you can place a rug under your chair to identify it as a specific reading nook. A rug next to your bed will be soft and warm underfoot when you get out of bed on a cold, wintry morning. Rugs also serve to soften the look of a room and make it more inviting.

Meaningful art

You should have at least one piece of art you love or a collection of photos in your bedroom. These pieces do not need to be expensive. But they must mean something to you. Most home decor stores sell photos or prints for affordable prices. Take some time to peruse these and find one that suits your style.

Things you love

Your room should be obviously yours by the things that are inside it. It should put a smile on your face to see those things regularly. Keep them together on a shelf or chest of drawers. These could be gifts from loved ones, mementoes from your travels or family heirlooms. Whatever it is, you’ll find joy in seeing these things every day.

Lastly, one thing you definitely don’t need in your bedroom: technology. Televisions and computers have no place in the bedroom. The same goes for cellphones. Bedrooms are for rest and relaxation. Technology does the opposite. It wakes us up and stimulates our senses. By keeping technology out of the bedroom, you’ll sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed, ready to tackle the day ahead.