Furniture is just one of those things that, sooner or later, you have to invest in — but that investment doesn't necessarily have to break the bank. There are plenty of affordable bedroom sets you'll love without having to lower your style standards. In fact, thanks to a massive selection of new online retailers and the use of more innovative materials, furnishing your guest room or master suite is as economical as ever.
As with anything, the price tag on a piece of furniture is typically determined by two factors: branding and materials. Sometimes name brands are worth paying for, but most of the time, affordable companies are just as good. After all, if your bed is cozy, your night stand is reliable, and your dresser is roomy, does it really matter who makes it?
Materials, on the other hand, do matter. For obvious reasons, you'll want to avoid cheap hardware and poorly made laminates, but the real debate is the difference between solid wood and engineered wood. Solid wood (or all-wood construction) is when a piece of furniture is created the old-fashioned way — by carving, cutting, and connecting pieces of pure lumber. If the wood is engineered, that means smaller wooden pieces have been glued or pressed together to create boards. Solid wood furniture is typically considered better, and you can find inexpensive pieces that are made this way. Online furniture is often created with engineered wood because it's durable, cheaper to make, and easier to transport. That's okay — it still gets the job done, and it still helps you create a bedroom that's sophisticated yet welcoming.
The choice is yours to make: You can either wait for the sale of the century on that $4,000 bed frame, or you can create your dream bedroom on a budget. These nine bedroom sets have everything — style, storage options, and quality — and all of them come in at under $1,500.
This Latitude Run bedroom set combines form and function. It's sleek and can pair well with any existing furniture in the room, but you might even be able to part with some of it thanks to the added bonus of the under-bed storage. It's a great option for apartments where you might be low on space. The nightstand also features a drop-down door at the top and a storage drawer on the bottom for discreetly concealing all that stuff that inevitably accumulates in your bedroom.
The brand also carries a variety of bedroom sets in other colors and styles if you're looking for something a bit different while still at a reasonable price point. Most of the Latitude Run bedroom sets cost under $2,000.
Latitude Run Kumail Platform 3 Piece Bedroom Set, $1,299, Wayfair.
This modern two-piece set comes with a queen-sized bed and a matching nightstand in a medium brown finish that would pair well with well with moody details, perhaps a dark accent wall. The neutral wood and variety of headboard color choices make this bedroom set extremely versatile.
Another perk? It's very easy to put together. This isn't going to be a marriage-ending IKEA situation. It has a metal and hardwood slat construction that slips together seamlessly. You'll be enjoying your new bedroom set in no time.
Sleek, chic, minimalist — if these words describe your interior design style, you'll love the Ashe Platform 3 Piece Bedroom Set. With its simple color scheme and clean lines, this set is well-suited for a modern loft or a guest bedroom that doubles as a creative space.
With this pick, you get a four-drawer dresser, a two-drawer night stand and queen panel bed. The all-white design is available in three sizes: Twin, Full, or Queen.
Ashe Platform 3 Piece Bedroom Set, $1,019.99, Wayfair.
If mid-century modern is your jam, you'll love this bedroom set — and the price point. At just over $500, it's one of the most affordable pieces on this list, making it perfect for your own bedroom or sprucing up a guest room. The sleek simplicity is inviting with the right touch of personality, especially if paired with a colorful wool blanket or pillows.
The set comes with a nightstand, headboard, footboard, and set of bed rails. The off white upholstered headboard is made with faux-leather, for a cruelty-free option that still looks luxe. If you're looking to round out this set, you can separately purchase a coordinating four-drawer dresser.
Simple Living Cassie Mid-Century Bedroom Set, $540, Overstock.
Looking for neutral bedroom furniture to complement your current decor? This Langley Street set will seamlessly fit into your space. The acorn color will coordinate with most any bedding and art you already have, making this an affordable way to overhaul an existing room.
Plus, at just over $700, these pieces look much more expensive than they are. And reviews love it. The set has over 70 positive 5-star reviews. "This bed is solid sturdy and beautiful. It's exactly what I hoped it would be! The colour is beautiful and it was really easy to assemble," one reviewer commented.
Langley Street Easmor Panel Configurable Bedroom Set, $703, AllModern
You've never seen a small space hack quite like this one. The Stuvo loft bed is perfect for that tiny nursery that needs to accommodate a growing child. It requires only 21.5 square feet of space, but offers ample room for sleeping, studying, and storage.
The raised bed design fits a twin mattress and has a built-in ladder, climbing handles, and an all-around railing for safety. Eight adjustable, no-fuss cubbies are built into the side, and the desk can be positioned parallel or perpendicular to rest of the bed. The desk also offers shelves and sufficient space for doing homework or playing on the computer. One reviewer even says it's sturdy and space-savvy enough for a college student living in a dorm.
Stuva Loft Bed Combo, $409, Ikea.
This modern, white bedroom set is an AllModern fan favorite, with over 200 5-star reviews. "It is simply clean, lean design and it works perfectly if you want a minimalistic but still luxe look," one commented.
The set featured here includes the bed, one-drawer nightstand, and four-drawer chest, but you can purchase an additional nightstand (as shown above) for $162. The pictured headboard can also be bought separately to really round out your new bedroom furniture. There's also a five-drawer lingerie chest for those looking for a bit more storage.
Zipcode Design Chelsey Platform Configurable Bedroom Set, $1,036, AllModern.
When you're dealing with limited square footage, it can be difficult to find mature-looking furniture that fits comfortably within the space. This pick makes the most out of your bedroom with its genius design and luxurious features. In fact, it qualifies as a set because it doubles as both a bed and a dresser. If you live in a tiny apartment or an older home, it's solutions like these that make a huge difference.
The Kerens panel bed has an elegant appeal thanks to its button-tufted headboard, nailhead trim, and upholstery — but don't be fooled by its cozy appearance. Reviewers say that"under all that padding, it is solid wood." Even better, the four built-in drawers are deep, roomy, and roll smoothly on their slides, so they're great for clothes, linens, or general clutter. It's available in queen or king, but you can also choose between three different upholstery colors: gray, beige, and walnut.
Kerens Upholstered Storage Panel Queen Bed, $752, AllModern.
The Floyd Platform Bed
Maybe you move around a lot for work, maybe you absolutely love to travel, or maybe your "right now" home isn't going to be your forever home. Whatever the case, most furniture isn't designed for frequent movers, so good luck getting those clunky pieces up stairwells and through doorways. That's where Floyd comes in. This innovative company is changing the way people look at furniture because its pieces are made to last and designed to keep — no matter where you end up.
The Floyd platform bed is made of steel and real birch wood, but despite how sturdy it is, it doesn't require any tools to assemble. When it's time to leave, the bed comes apart in easy-to-transfer sections that actually fit through the front door. You can get it with or without a headboard, and it's available for a twin, queen, king, or California king mattress.
Though not included, Floyd also makes a reasonably priced desk and a convenient side table that doubles as a stool. All of them come in multiple color options and feature the same travel-friendly qualities. If you love its minimalist design and sustainable ethos, the full set comes in at under $1,300 — and you'll never have to buy another one.
Floyd Platform Bed, $650, Floyd.
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