Over the past year, we’ve had the opportunity to design some incredible primary bedrooms for our clients. From project #jmielliotave to #jmi45thave—both of which you can browse in our portfolio—we love creating a tranquil, one-of-a-kind space, and it all starts with selecting the right furniture pieces. We've even been known to design our own.
A question clients often ask us is whether or not bedroom furniture needs to include a matching set. The short answer? Absolutely not. In fact, we like to steer clear of anything too matchy-matchy and often source custom, trade-only, or vintage pieces for that very reason.
Project Elliot Avenue | Photography: Amanda Marie Studio
You might remember our previous post around a shoppable primary bedroom, but today we’re taking it one step further. We’ve curated not one but ten different bed and nightstand pairings, all of which are shoppable with the click of a button. While we don’t share all of our exact source information to protect our clients’ investments, this particular round-up includes complementary pairings that have earned our full stamp of approval.
This first pairing is a lesson of how opposites attract. The soft, curved silhouette of the headboard works beautifully with the straight lines of the nightstand with a clean and natural finish.
Refined simplicity takes center stage with the Faris Bed that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Pair that classic look with a more visually impactful double nightstand, and you have the perfect match.
Leave it to Anthropologie to design a bed with loads of character and style. Inspired by Brazilian lounge furniture, the upholstery buckles along the side are such a standout detail that’s hard to find elsewhere. We’ve paired it with a simple, modern nightstand that doesn’t distract from the bed’s unique beauty.
Designed by Ross Cassidy for CB2, this bed is all about Danish minimalism with a French-inspired twist. The soft grey linen upholstery looks striking alongside the white oak nightstand with sophisticated brass pulls.
Sometimes less is more, and this bedroom furniture pairing is the proof. With a combination of oak, leather, and metal, the Hensley Bed is the perfect mix of textures, while the side table works as a sleek and subtle accent. Hot tip: don’t be afraid to source a side table as a nightstand, especially when budget or space is limited.
If you’re new to the idea of mixing and matching your bedroom furniture, you cannot go wrong with a black metal bed frame and a soft oak nightstand. This combination is all about classic simplicity that can transcend any style.
Labeled as “tailored and timeless,” and Lockwood Bed designed by Ginny Macdonald is practically made for warm, modern living. We’ve paired it with an ultra-sleek C-shaped nightstand for a more unexpected look.
This modern platform bed is softened with a linen-upholstered headboard in a rich mushroom color tone. We love it alongside the Senna Double Nightstand featuring whitewashed oak and an organic sense of patina.
A minimalist take on the classic pillar bed, this selection includes sleek posts to bring visual interest (without a sense of overwhelm) to any space. Paired with an incredibly unique nightstand like this “sprayed concrete” selection, and it’s a look unlike any other.
This bedroom combination embodies the style notion of modern-meets-traditional. Once again, we’ve paired a curved bed shape with a straight-lined nightstand for a visual contrast that works every time.
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We’ve shared so many favorites, but we’re only just getting started. Have a look at our Pinterest boards for more bedroom design inspiration added each week. Or, if you would like to connect with us for your design project, we would love to hear from you. You can connect directly by filling out our contact form!