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Affordable, Modern Bedroom Furniture: A Buying Guide

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms of the house. With a third of our lives spent sleeping, itís important to purchase quality bedroom furniture that will both promote relaxation and last for years. Here are a few things to consider when searching for affordable, modern bedroom furniture.

Sizes of Bed Frames

Before looking at bed frames, consider what size would fit best in your bedroom. Be sure to measure (twice, even!) to ensure the bed will fit. There are five sizes of bed frames to choose from:

  • California king: 72 inches wide x 84 inches long
  • King: 76 inches wide x 80 inches long
  • Queen: 60 inches wide x 80 inches long
  • Full/Double: 54 inches wide x 75 inches long
  • Twin: 39 inches wide x 75 inches long

Style of Bed Frames

Modern bed frames come in a variety of styles and features. Imagine how the bed will look with existing bedroom furniture. A modern bed frame typically has a tall headboard, but may or may not include a footboard like traditional bedroom furniture. A footboard is a matter of personal taste, but footboards may not be a good choice for tall sleepers whose feet tend to hang off the end.

Most modern bed frames donít require a box spring, so keep in mind how high or low the mattress will sit on the bed. Also, make sure the bed offers adequate support features.

Bedroom Sets

Bedroom sets are a great option when furnishing the entire room. Purchasing a modern bed frame with matching nightstands makes it easy to achieve a cohesive look. When purchasing nightstands with a bed frame, measure the appropriate dimensions and place masking tape on the floor to envision how the pieces will look and to get an idea of the spatial configuration in the room. If you are buying a nightstand separately, make sure itís about level with your mattress to create a unified line and for an easy reach of nighttime necessities.

When furnishing a bedroom, be sure to set a budget with 10% wiggle room (plus taxes and potential shipping costs). When purchasing a big-ticket item like a bed frame or bedroom set, itís important to pick pieces that will last for years, and you will enjoy for just as long. The extra cushion in the budget helps to make that dream bedroom a reality. For maximum savings, seek out discount furniture retailers, like DefySupply, that provide the same, high value bedroom furniture as expensive boutique, but without excessive markups.

To shop for modern, affordable bedroom furniture, check out DefySupplyís bed frames and bedroom sets.