We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether updating your bedroom suite, furnishing a guest room, or looking for an impactful addition to an existing edit, finding bedroom furniture that reflects your style and fits seamlessly into the space is one of the best ways to create a home you fall in love with every day. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection has timeless and contemporary bedroom furniture for your sleep sanctuary.
Not sure what style or design best fits your space as you shop bedroom furniture? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best pieces to buy for your space.
Let’s Talk Modern Bedroom Furniture Essentials — With Tips for Shopping Each One
From a classic layout, with a bed flanked by two nightstands across from a dresser, to a unique footprint or sprawling, airy suite with room for a chaise or reading nook—great bedroom style is built on the basics. Choosing the perfect elements for your space is about more than looks—it’s about creating a restful space, morning and night. Let’s break down some tips to keep in mind when shopping bedroom essentials.
Beds and Headboards
The bed isn’t just the focal point of most bedrooms—it’s the heart of this serene space. Whether shopping for a look-defining headboard or finally taking the leap on that new platform bed frame, you want to make sure you’re picking the perfect piece to anchor the room - and support your mattress! When it comes to size, the obvious choice is to go as big as the space allows, but we recommend measuring and taping out the area if you’re new to the room—a queen size bed with space to move around tops a king size bed in cramped quarters every day. Most beds and headboards will come in both sizes, so let style and texture take precedence here.
A wooden headboard is a timeless way to bring some organic warmth to the room, but if you’re looking for a little more color or softer touch, many of our upholstered beds come with bespoke fabric options so you can style them to suit. In a more personalized edit, the bed is one of your best opportunities to make a statement. We love a canopy bed or the signature charm of the Gladys Bed by Sarah Sherman Samuel. With its extended headboard, this upholstered bed visually brings your nightstands together in one unified design moment. The important thing here is to find a bed you love falling into.
A nightstand or bedside table is one of your most impactful pieces of bedroom accent furniture, so you want some flair, but you also want to think practical. Look at how you’re using your bedside space now. If it seems cluttered, you may need a little extra storage, perhaps a double drawer or lower shelf. One tip is to check product details for features like soft-close drawers—these small touches can be easy to forget when shopping online but can go a long way toward everyday elegance. You can also use the opportunity to purge some of the old and go for an airy look with a streamlined bedside table.
With nightstands, you’re usually thinking in twos. While you don’t want to match everything in your bedroom (more on that later), flanking your bedside with matching nightstands is a timeless bet that can pay off in any aesthetic. That said, going for a mismatch can be a great opportunity to bring a little character into the room. Just make sure they’re meaningfully different while sharing some quality that makes the mismatch feel intentional—materiality, finish, or design style.
Elegant bedroom storage pieces have a two-fold effect—they help you curate a tidier (and more restful) environment while offering a defining feature in the overall aesthetic. Tall dressers or highboys—like our exclusive Topia Dresser by Ginny Macdonald—are great because the compact footprint can be a huge plus for small-space design. If you have the room, though, low dressers - like our Rutherford 6 Drawer Dresser - are a brilliant way to add storage and functional surface space. Prop a mirror on top to create a vanity, or use it as a staging area for a unique vignette incorporating a catchall and storage for jewelry and accessories.
Benches, Stools, and Ottomans
Okay, so a bench at the foot of your bed isn’t an essential—but if you have the space, go for it. Even if it’s not at the foot of your bed, bedroom accent furniture like this can provide seating to dress or a place to throw your throw pillows, all while enriching the space with more texture. Designs like the Rosamonde Trunk can even hold extra blankets or throws to supplement other bedroom storage furniture.
Looking for something more dynamic? Try styling two wood stools at the foot of your bed; stools are easy to float as an extra surface or seat and offer an airy, rustic charm.
Time to Style — How to Mix and Match Bedroom Furniture
Bedrooms are tactile spaces. We want to keep a close eye on layering textures in here. Much of that texture will come from bedding, rugs, and curtains, but your furniture should also bring some variety to the mix. Look for opportunities to add irresistible touches. In boucle or a beautiful linen weave, the June Bench by Eny Lee Parker is more than a practical accent; it’s a texture-forward feature that invites you in.
The two most significant pieces of furniture will typically be your bed and the dresser. We want these pieces to sit in conversation with each other. Large items can have a lot of visual weight—especially with a dark finish or bold upholstery. Try to place these pieces such that their visual weight is balanced when you walk into the room. As you can start layering in bedroom accent furniture and decor—those functional touches and little bits of flair that make it your own—you can fill out the space with variety to create more visual interest throughout.
Avoiding the Overmatch — Cohesive Curations Without a Bedroom Furniture Set
One of the most common questions in the bedroom is whether one should purchase matching bedroom sets. You can probably already tell which way we lean. Matching bedroom furniture sets are available, but we almost always recommend a mix—you’re styling your home, not a dorm room. You can pair and rhyme elements from collections, but try to style variety into your design.
That doesn’t mean you need to go for a maximalist effect or even an eclectic curation. By sticking to contemporary bedroom furniture in neutral tones and natural materials, you can create a unified space that feels timeless. But make it yours with a few statements throughout the room—think grounded, not flat.
If you are taking a more eclectic approach, full of color and contrast, be sure the space as a whole maintains harmony—bedrooms should promote peace and calm. When mixing aesthetics or going transitional, one rule of thumb is to let one style be dominant and the other a contrasting accent—think mostly modern bedroom furniture with traditional bedside tables and a few pieces of classical decor.
However you style it, bedroom furniture allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Proper furnishings are essential for creating a beautiful and comfortable environment. By styling a bedroom you love, you can bookend your day with good design—and that is a feeling we never get tired of.
Lulu and Georgia Bedroom Furniture
When you shop bedroom furniture at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our bedroom inspiration page for more ideas on curating a tranquil escape.Show Less