Does Your Bedroom Have These Bedroom Essentials?

Bedroom Interior Design

Your bedroom should be a place where you can relax and enjoy. It’s where you come home after a long hard day, so it should be a calm and comforting space. We’ve seen how the small and big essentials can make a difference in the finished product. While everyone needs some essentials, there are also those added touches of comfort that can create a feeling of calmness and serenity.

Being a premier design build firm and providing home additions in San Diego, we’ve seen hundreds of bedrooms over our time. Having been in the industry since 2001, we’ve transformed these hundreds of bedrooms. As a result, we’ve seen our clients go from not even touching the space to having it as their complete oasis.


At House to Home, it’s our mission to help you transform your house into a home. We’ll get to the added touches of comfort soon, but these are the essentials that every bedroom should have. They’re the items you use every day.

Comfortable Bed

Of course, no bedroom would be complete without a comfortable bed. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so investing in a comfortable bed is key. When looking at your bedroom layout, consider placing the bed in the middle of the room rather than having your bed pushed against a wall. Choosing to have it in the middle, gives you space for nightstands on either side and makes it much easier to access from both sides.

Walk In Closet

Designing home additions in San Diego and being a premier home builder, we understand that a walk-in closet is necessary. Not only is creating a walk-in closet amongst the many services that we can provide, but it’s also essential for those with the space. You can create space for your clothes and differentiate between your bedroom and closet, just something else you can do to create an oasis for yourself. If a walk-in closet isn’t for you due to the lack of space, read through our recent blog. We talk about how you can get creative and use the space within your bedroom for a closet.

Ambient Lighting

As we mentioned, we’re a full-service design build firm, so creating ambient lighting with a lighting plan is something that we’re familiar with. However, an essential component as simple as lighting can change your entire bedroom. With lighting, you can distinguish between moods and areas of your bedroom. For example, when waking up in the morning, you can have a softer light to slowly wake up, whereas if you want to read a book in the corner, you can adjust the lighting as per needs.

Area Rug

An area rug is essential as it provides comfort. Area rugs are incredible at distinguishing between different sections within one room. An area rug gives the appearance of swapping between the more formal area of your bedroom and the more relaxed area. 

Functional Nightstand with a Lamp or Lighting

Functionality is key for the kitchen, living room or bathroom. Having the combination of a functional yet beautiful bedroom is ideal. Bringing in functionality with a nightstand and lamp or lighting, such as wall sconces, is a bedroom essential.

When looking at nightstands to purchase or repurpose, look for ones with storage. A drawer or drawer and cupboard is a great and helpful combination. Lighting isn’t just a practical choice but an essential one. In addition to your lighting plan, having a lamp on your bedside table for reading or relaxing at night is the perfect essential. Even better is having the switch close enough that you don’t need to reach too far out of bed. 

Longue Chair or End of Bed Seating

When we think of a bedroom, it is an oasis, a place to relax and unwind. But, for some, this doesn’t always mean going straight to sleep. The perfect solution is to have an allocated seating area or chair that’s specific for relaxing and isn’t your bed. Depending on your bedroom layout, either end-of-bed seating or a large armchair in the corner of your room works well.

Under Bed Storage

Everyone always needs more storage, so having under-bed storage is essential. Purchasing short and wide tubs to fit under the bed is a great way to use dead space. However, if your under-bed storage isn’t cutting it and you feel like you need some increased storage, our team can help. We design, build and remodel, so adding storage areas in a section of your home is something that we can provide. 

Added Touches of Comfort

Although we specialize in home additions in San Diego and provide many other services that involve your entire home, we understand the level of comfort a bedroom brings. So we’ve put together a list of our favorites that add extra convenience to your bedroom. 

Fluffy Robe with Hooks To Hang

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of spending the night at a luxury hotel, you know those fluffy bath robes scream luxury and relaxation. So, why not bring that into your bedroom, making it essential? Adding a few decorative hooks to the back of your door or walls is a great way to use space effectively and add some character. 


Matching with the hotel robe, slippers are that added level of comfort. Waking up in the morning and putting something warm on your feet feels cozy. While this detail might seem small, it’s a way to add another layer of comfort to your bedroom and your overall morning routine. 

Luxury Linens

You didn’t think we’d forget about luxury linens, did you? As we mentioned earlier, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, so you should invest in quality bedding. Your bedding doesn’t always have to stay the same, either. You can change it up with the seasons. Bring in some more tonal colors for fall or some brighter colors for summer.

Relaxing Scents

We think it really tops off the level of added comfort. When you walk into any room that smells good, it’s instantly like a warm hug. The other thing about scents is that’s a personal choice. So while some people may love the calming scent of lavender, others might want something a little more uplifting. If you’re worried about lighting a candle, opt for an oil diffuser or reed diffuser. Both of these options are safe choices in the bedroom.

Trinket Tray

A trinket tray is perfect for items you need on your bedside table or for anything small that you don’t want to lose. If you’re not a trinket tray fan, look for a small decorative bowl or something similar to hold your items. Organization is another way to create a little bit of a luxury escape in your bedroom. 

Final Thoughts

Here at House to Home, we want to help you on your journey from loving your house and transforming it into a home. It’s your space to come home to each day, so you should enjoy your surroundings and how personal it is to you. The team at House To Home is a dedicated team of designers and premier builders. We’ve got the experience to transform your home. So if we’ve inspired you to change your bedroom completely or consider a home addition in San Diego, get in contact with us to start your transformation today.