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new home - bedroom checklist

Moving house can be a stressful time, the last thing you want is to forget to buy/bring something important for your new bedroom. Your bedroom should be a sleep sanctuary – it’s the place you’ll go to relax, the place you’ll get your forty winks each night and the place you’ll wake up to every morning, so it needs to be the perfect space that works for you. We’ve picked out a few things we think are most important to get right when kitting out your new pad. 

What should I buy for my new bedroom?

a new bed and mattress

We might be biased, but it does say it in the name. Your bedroom needs a bed, of course. If budget allows, treating yourself to a new bed and mattress will make your bedroom feel fresh and new. 

  • If you’ve upsized and need a bigger bed for your new house – we always recommend going for the biggest bed/mattress you can fit in the room to maximise the space you have to sleep in – check out our King size and Superking mattress options.

  • Consider what storage space you may need. If your new room is limited in terms of storage space, a divan bed with hidden storage could be the perfect choice. Whether you just need a couple of extra drawers for storage, or a full under-bed ottoman base, we’ve got the solution for you. 

  • If you’re moving into an apartment and access is tricky, or a house with a tight staircase, consider a rolled mattress for your new bedroom. Our just sleep® express mattresses come pressed and rolled into compact, easy to manoeuvre packages that make getting them up to your new bedroom quick and hassle-free. 

storage for your clothes

Let’s face it – no-one really wants a permanent floor-drobe, do they? So get rid of those moving boxes and invest in a wardrobe and/or drawers that will fit all of your clothes in comfortably. There are so many options for storage out there, so be sure to do your research and choose something that suits the style and shape of the room – a little drawer set will look lost in a big room, and a huge wardrobe will overpower in a small space.

bedside tables

Somewhere to hold your glass of water/phone/alarm clock/candle is vital in your bedroom. Our top tip – get your bed into the room first and then measure the space you’ve got to work with for your bedside tables. The last thing you want are tiny tables that don’t fill the space, or ones slightly too big that just won’t fit!


This might sound obvious, but don’t forget all the different bedding bits you’ll need for your new bedroom. If you’re buying a new mattress for your new room, make sure to buy bedding the right size for it! 

  • Pillows and Duvets – treat yourself to a new set of bedding, including new pillows and a plush new duvet. Consider the time of year you’re moving in – you’ll need a lighter tog duvet in Spring/Summer and a heavier tog for Autumn/Winter. If you suffer with allergies or want to make an eco-friendly choice, we have different ranges of bedding to suit all sleepers. 

  • A mattress protector will keep your mattress cleaner and fresher for longer, by protecting it from dust mites and other nasties. Definitely worth the investment.

  • Duvet cover and pillowcases – your chance to add some extra style to your bed. Whether you go for a minimal or neutral colour for your bedding or all-out maximal with bright colours and patterns, choosing a good quality and comfortable duvet cover, pillowcases and a bed sheet will turn your bed into somewhere you can’t wait to dive into at night. 

If you’re decorating your new bedroom and need some help on choosing the perfect colour for the walls, we’ve teamed up with Crown Paints here to dive a bit deeper into what different colours mean and how to use them best in your bedroom.

Once you’ve got all of these covered, your new bedroom will feel homely, comfortable and like a real sanctuary you’ll look forward to spending every night in. 

Author - Liz Tabron

Liz Tabron

Liz has over 7 years' experience in writing lifestyle, home, health, and eco content. Liz's mission is to make accessible our expert team's knowledge.