Beyond the 5-Piece Bedroom Set

May 6, 2016

Recently, we introduced you to the typical pieces included in a traditional 5-piece bedroom set. Often consisting of a bed, dresser, mirror, chest of drawers, and nightstand, this grouping works well as a starting point for many homes & lifestyles. However, our builders can offer a wide variety of bedroom furniture pieces. Because everything is built-to-order and sold individually, you can choose from a wide variety of storage and accessory pieces.

 The Shaker Bedroom Collection is shown in rustic cherry

Dresser: 66in W x 20in D x 42 1/2in H

Chest of Drawers: 40in W x 20in D x 56in H

Nightstand: 22in W x 19in D x 27in H

 

Clothes Storage

Dressers & chests of drawers are common for clothes storage because of the ease & versatility of using drawers. Most come with a top row of small drawers above several rows of wider & deeper drawers.  The small drawers are ideal for accessories or intimate apparel, while the larger drawers work well for jeans, tees, and so on.

Other casepieces are less common because they’re often more specialized. One simple example is a lingerie chest, available in most of our bedroom collections. Typically narrower than a chest of drawers, it offers more small drawers, perfect for storing small items.

 The Michael’s Mission bedroom collection is shown in quartersawn white oak

3-Drawer nightstand: 20 1/2in W x 17 3/4in D x 25 1/2in H

Armoire: 40 1/2in W x 21 1/2in D x 80in H

Lingerie chest: 26in W x 19 3/4in D x 56 1/2in H

Man’s chest: 48in W x 19 3/4in D x 51 1/2in H

 

For a unique option, our builders also offer a chesser in many of our bedroom collections. Tall & skinny on one side, and short on the other, a chesser is meant to combine the storage of a lingerie chest and a chest of drawers while adding the convenience of a low dresser with a mirror for grooming.

 The Meridian bedroom collection is shown in rustic cherry with leather upholstered headboard

Nightstand: 22in W x 20 5/8in D x 26in H

Armoire: 39in W x 21in D x 67in H

Chesser: 59in W x 20 5/8in D x 74in H

 

Other casepieces feature a combination of drawers and storage behind drawers. When choosing a casepiece with doors, you get to choose whether you prefer to have a clothes rod or adjustable shelves. Adjustable shelves are great for folded garments like sweaters, or even for your linens. The most common of these pieces is an armoire or a wardrobe. Armoires typically have drawers at the bottom, sometimes concealed behind tall doors, while wardrobes simply have a shelf at the bottom. Similarly, doctor’s chests offer more drawers at the bottom, with smaller doors up top.

The English Shaker bedroom collection is shown in oak

Dresser: 56in W x 20 1/4in D x 35in H

Man’s Chest: 50in W x 20in D x 51in H

Doctor’s Chest: 37 1/2in W x 24in D x 70in H

 

Other similar pieces with drawers and doors include our man’s chests, mule chests, and chifforobes. A man’s chest is much like a chest of drawers with a doored compartment on the side. A chifforobe is taller and wider, more like an armoire with drawers and two doored compartments. A mule chest is our largest bedroom item, essentially a tall dresser with a four-door compartment on top. It is built & delivered in two pieces for ease in transportation & delivery.

The Crown Villa bedroom collection is shown in oak

Dresser: 56in W x 20 1/4in D x 35in H

Chifforobe: 56in W x 24in D x 70in H

Open Nightstand: 20in W x 20in D x 26in H

 

TV & Media Furniture

Show it, or stow it? Many people choose to hide their TVs, while others don’t want to deal with the hassle. Armoires and mule chests can be easily built to accommodate a TV behind doors, with options like pocket doors and a media shelf or a TV swivel pullout. If you prefer to leave your TV out, many collections offer matching TV stands.  A few even offer media chests of drawers, which have a few rows of drawers under a media opening, designed at a lower height for TV placement. Furniture pieces designed for TVs come standard with appropriate punch-outs for wire management.

The Hyland Park bedroom collection is shown in brown maple with optional underbed storage

Dresser: 56in W x 19 3/4in D x 35 3/4in H

Nightstand: 24in W x 17 3/4in D x 30in H

TV Chest of Drawers: 38in W x 19 3/4in D x 36 1/4in H

 

Accents & Accessories

There are plenty of options for additional furniture for your bedroom that can serve many differing needs. For example, you can check out our recent blog on Jewelry Storage, where we talked about jewelry armoires, vanities, and chevals. We have similar option for the men who love our Amish furniture! For example, our sliding cheval and leaner mirrors can be built with a tie rack instead of jewelry hooks.

The Antique Shaker Jewelry/Tie Leaner Mirror is shown in brown maple

26 1/2in W x 20in D x 73in H

 

We also carry hardwood valets, with suit-jacket tops, horizontal bars for hanging trousers or ties, and a velvet-lined tray for tossing small items like a wallet or keys. You can even choose a power strip upgrade to charge your phone.

The Suit Valet with power strip is shown in oak

18 1/2in W x 18in D x 53in H

 

Another popular idea is to add some sort of seat at the end of the bed. While some collections offer matching bed seats, many people opt for basket benches or hope chests for additional storage. Remember that all of our builders work with a standard set of stains, so we can easily mix and match between different builders and collections.

The Park Avenue Bedroom is shown in brown maple with optional underbed storage

Dresser: 66in W x 19 1/2in D x 34 1/2in H

Nightstand: 26in W x 17 1/2in D x 30in H

Man's Chest: 48 1/2in W x 19 1/2in D x 51in H

Bed Seat: 48in W x 14in D x 20in H

 

Of course, this only scratches the surface what’s available for your new bedroom design. Stop by our showroom in the Mall at Pittsburgh Mills to learn more about your options!

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