Apart from your bed, there are several other items that are absolutely necessary for your bedroom and depend on your personal requirements. These include a nightstand and possibly a wardrobe or armorer. Some people prefer to keep a writing table and chair, while others prefer a relaxing seating arrangement.
If you like watching TV in bed (much against the advice of experts), you could want a TV unit, covered or uncovered. Depending on the space available, you could extend the furniture to include several other pieces.
Remember that the most important thing is that the bedroom should remain uncluttered. You should be able to move about freely and not bump into furniture when you are moving in a sleepy state in the middle of the night.
There should be a harmony in the different items of furniture in the same room. For example, a metal bed will not go well with modern wooden furniture, where a platform bed would look more at place. Similarly, if you’ve got a fancy four poster, you cannot buy sleek streamlined modern wardrobes to go with it. The colour, material and texture of the different items should at least complement, if not match, each other.
If you’re not very sure, you can opt for one of the bedroom set options offered by many stores, choosing the items that you need and bringing about a personal variation by playing on the cushions, sheets, bedspreads and pillowcases.
The bedside table is an essential piece of furniture, and you get to choose from covered and uncovered ones, with or without drawers and shelves and in different designs.
Ideally, the top of the nightstand should be level with the top of your mattress to enable you to reach things such as the alarm clock or your mobile phone easily. If you like reading in bed, you would want shelves to hold your favourite books. To catch TV or the latest movie in bed, you could choose units which accommodate the TV as well as the DVD player, along with your favourite DVDs.
Your bedroom is your own personal space, so go ahead and stamp your individuality on it.