Bedroom Furniture Style Guide

Bedroom Furniture Style Guide—Everything You Need to Know About Bedroom Furniture

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your place to unwind and recharge. Obviously, creating a comfortable sleep environment is priority one—and the most important piece of bedroom furniture for achieving the look (and comfort) you want is the bed itself. We are proud to offer hundreds of different bedroom furniture pieces and bed frames, from basic metal headboards to ornate wooden sleigh beds. We sell dozens of brands; our bestsellers include Homelegance, Hillsdale, Pulaski, American Drew.

At, we offer a wide range of bedroom design styles, from Traditional to Contemporary; Transitional to Casual; Country to Rustic and Mission, and a wide variety of Children’s Furniture as well.

The different Bedroom Furniture styles include:

Traditional Bedroom Furniture: sophisticated, elegant—and timeless
The Pottery Bedroom and the Spanish Hills Collections by Homelegance are perfect examples of the Traditional style. The classic details and smooth graceful lines of traditional furniture reflect the influences of ages past: Colonial, French Country and Neoclassical ideals are fused to make up this style. And this is a style that you always recognize the moment you see it—it has been popular for 100+ years. The Traditional style features graceful curves and silky finishes, and is characterized by sleigh and poster beds. A bit more casual than the more formal styles, the edges are smooth and soft, which helps to conjure up images of home.

Pottery Bedroom Set by Homelegance

Contemporary bedroom furniture: clean lines, simplicity and bold colors
The Banyan Bedroom Collection by Hillsdale and the Strata and Baxter Bedroom Collections by Homelegance typify the contemporary or modern bedroom style. Contemporary/modern bedroom furniture typically incorporates classic, traditional features in subtle, nuanced ways. Clean lines, neutral elements and bold colors are the hallmark of this style. Known for its simple flowing lines, shape, form, and attention to practical functions, this style is popular for people looking for something different. See our many platform beds, which are a great example of this smooth, uncluttered style.

Banyan Bedroom Collection by Hillsdale

Transitional Bedroom Furniture: versatility, versatility, versatility
The Transitional style is exemplified by Homelegance’s Avalon and Levato Bedroom Collections. Transitional furniture fuses seamlessly into just about any setting and is a favorite of do-it-yourself designers. This style combines contemporary and traditional styles: here, austere lines meet delicate curves; natural woods mix with sleek, brushed metals. Transitional bedroom furniture is perfect if you are having a hard time deciding which of the (less flexible) styles fit your home.

Avalon Bedroom Collection by Homelegance

Casual Bedroom Furniture: rectangular shapes and gentle curves create a casual feel
The Mandalay Panel Bed by Homelegance and the Bob Mackie Home Signature Ribbon Panel Bed by American Drew are great examples of the Casual style. Simple details, textured upholstery elements and minimal horizontal lines make up this style. Casual bedroom sets are inviting, warm, and homey. This style is typically large in scale, selected for comfort and durability, and avoids intricate, fussy details.

Mandalay Bedroom Set by Homelegance

Country Bedroom Furniture: unassuming, casual—and surprisingly current
Country style bedroom furniture has had a bit of a renaissance recently. No longer kitschy, the new country style is unpretentious, returning to its traditional charm. Today, it is one of the most popular furniture styles on the market. Often containing a bit of “period” flavor—this style is romantic, rustic and features graceful curves. Hillsdale, American Drew and Homelegance all create beautiful Country Bedroom Furniture.

Mission Bedroom Furniture: unmistakably American
The Mission Daybed in Dark Oak by Hillsdale and the Santee Twin Captain Bed with Storage by Homelegance will show you a nice example of the Mission style. Mission bedroom furniture is simple, utilitarian and uniquely American. This style is the product of the simple woodworking and exposed joinery used by Spanish missionaries in the Southwest. Noticeable by its clean straight lines, it evokes the organic beauty of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s creations. Fumed oak is a common material; warm colored accents, soft leathers, and other accessories add to this style.

Leather Bedroom Furniture: luxurious and sensual
The Beacon Leather Bed and the Spanish Hill Canopy Bed with Leather—both by Homelegance—illustrate this gorgeous style. A product of the union of contemporary, European and mission styles, leather bedroom furniture is the latest popular trend. This bedroom furniture style cuts a dramatic, luxurious look in any bedroom; warm chocolates and sumptuous midnight blacks are popular colors in upholstered beds. Leather panel beds can be completely or partially upholstered with leather. You can add creamy linens and vibrant accents to make your leather bed even more appealing.

Wicker Bedroom Furniture: exotic, and no longer just for the patio
The Royal Daybed, Trinidad Four-Poster and Bali Wing Bed, all by Padmas Plantation, are beautiful, exotic representations of Wicker bedroom furniture. Have you considered Wicker furniture for your bedroom? No longer for just the outdoors, the wonderfully interwoven canes and reeds of Wicker and rattan furniture evoke enchanting tropical islands, and wistful garden cottages. Two popular Wicker styles include dark, naturally-finished tropical rattans and cottage-style Wicker’s bright white loom weaves. No longer for the patio, Wicker bedroom furniture is perfect in the country, suburb or city.

Children’s Bedroom Furniture: fun and adventurous—just like your kids
For your little boy, we have bunk beds and racecar beds—and canopy beds for your little princess. The iRoom Platform (for boys) and the Anna Rose Panel Bedroom Collection (for girls), both by Homelegance, are both nice kid’s bedroom sets. Kid’s beds come in a wide variety of colors, style; many contain extra storage drawers. We have a complete line of children’s décor to fill out any bedroom, including rugs, lamps, clocks, and much more.

Rustic Bedroom Furniture: all the charm of an alpine cabin
The Camden Dark Panel Bed and Beacon Ridge Panel Bed (both by American Drew) and the Rochester Furniture Panel Bed by Fashion Bed Group are the Rustic Style. Cozy and welcoming, rustic furniture inspires the intimate coziness of an Aspen ski lodge or wood cabin. Featuring natural wood finishes, beautiful grains, spacious rustic bedroom furnishings invite sleep—in fact, no one will blame you if you want to hibernate.

After you have selected a bedroom style (or two), see our selection of beds. We offer 300+ different bed styles, and something for everyone.

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