Ignoring the obvious item of bedroom furniture that is the bed, there are two other furnishings that in my opinion should be found in every bedroom. Having storage space and somewhere to neatly keep your valuable collection of clothing is a must and so in respect of this, the two items of furniture that I see as being essential to all bedrooms are:
- The Wardrobe; the size of the wardrobe unit will depend on how big your clothing collection is and if you are going to be sharing the space with a partner or sibling. The unit should also be designed in such a way that it offers enough space for all your hanging clothing items like shirts, suits, dresses and jackets/coats, but also offers ample space for folded items too. The folded items space is usually accommodated via a couple shelves or drawers at the bottom of the wardrobe unit, as well as a shelf at the top of the unit, which is where I like to keep my towels and bedding. The wardrobe you invest in should also be designed and made to be durable and solid; there is nothing worse than a wobbly wardrobe with doors that no longer shut and drawers that cannot slide in and out smoothly and efficiently. Also it is best if the wardrobe has its own internal lighting, with a switch fitted to the inside, or an automatic on/off design for when the door/s are opened and closed. For the ideal wardrobe, I also suggest looking for one that has a mirror fitted to the door/s as this is kind of like killing two birds with one stone; everyone likes to have a mirror in their bedroom and this fills that requirement. The mirrors found on wardrobes are also always of a good size, as they fit the length of the door which means the owner can get a glimpse of their entire body before leaving the room and facing the world.
- A Chest of Drawers; again, the size and height of this unit will depend on how many items of clothing or valuable belongings you have that you will filling the drawers with, and also if you are going to have to share the space with someone else. The chest of drawers is usually where most people and certainly I like to keep their socks and underwear. The underwear and socks will usually take up one of the drawers or two (depending on how much space is within each drawer) and then the other drawers will be filled with folded items of clothing. I will always keep one of the drawers for my most valuable possessions; things like my watch, jewelry, keys, wallet, phone. Etc. Again it is important to only invest in a well-made, solid unit that is designed to last a lifetime, as otherwise you will soon have drawers falling apart and be losing items of clothing down the back of the unit due to the gaps in the drawers. You want the chest of drawers to look great and feel good, so that you have more pride in your room and feel better about the items you store away within it.