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What are the different types of fitted bedroom furniture?

What are the different types of fitted bedroom furniture?

When you’re trying to put together your own fitted bedroom it helps to have in mind all the furniture available to you, and how to plan your new fitted bedroom plans.


For most people it starts with the bed! Choosing the type and style of bed will hugely influence the rest of your room. Both in terms of the style of the room, but also in terms of how much other furniture you can fit into the room.

Size of the Bed

First off, choose the bed size. The following are the typical bed sizes in the UK:

Single Bed

90cm x 190cm

3'0" x 6'3"

Double Bed

137cm x 190cm

4'5" x 6'3"

King Bed

150cm x 200cm

5'0" x 6'6"

Queen Bed

160cm x 200cm

5'3" x 6'6"

Superking Bed

180cm x 200cm

6'0" x 6'6"

For most it’s the bigger the better, but obviously it’s always go to be offset by how much room it takes up.

Fitted Bedroom Wardrobe

Bedside tables

As a rule of thumb, you have one bedside table for a single and two for a double and above. Our bedside tables are 400mm wide, plus most people us a clad-on pad to match, taking the width to 460mm wide. This needs to be accounted for when you’re planning your room. This is if you choose to use a traditional bedside table. Alternatively, you could you a small wireframe table, or even a stool.


Most people opt for a wardrobe unless space is extremely tight. There are plenty of options for wardrobes. Once again, the space in your bedroom will play a part in which wardrobe you go for.

Wardrobe doors

To start with, you need to choose which door style to go for. There are three types of doors. Standard doors, wing doors and sliding doors. Most people go for standard doors, but wing doors can work well where room is tight in front of the wardrobe. Sliding doors are great if you are restricted for space in from of the wardrobe, although you will need more width. Ours are 1800mm wide, so only suitable if you’ve got some space to play with.

Wardrobe interiors

Wardrobes are obviously usually used for hanging things, but that’s not the only use. There are a number of different interiors available, including single and double hanging, shelves, interior drawers and combinations of all of the above. Some people assume the wardrobe is the first thing to go if you are tight on space, but with either internal shelves or drawers it is possible to do away with a chest of drawers and just go with a wardrobe in width is an issue in your room, but you have plenty of height.

Fitted Bedroom Chest of Drawers

Chest of drawers

For most people a chest of drawers is a must. It’s more a decision about the size. Our chest of drawers all have three drawers, other than tallboy chests, which we will give more detail on below. The main decision is normally how wide you’re going to go for. We have three widths available: 400mm, 600mm, 800mm wide. You can, of course, go for a combination of these. Sometimes it’s down to space, but often it’s down to splitting space. If you’re sharing with your other half, is it better to have separate chest of drawers, or are you going to go for a wider unit, like an 800mm wide, and share the drawers.

Tallboy Chest

If you have the room for an 800mm wide unit a tallboy chest of drawers is a popular choice. It had five drawers instead of three. It can’t be used as a base for a desk or dresser (more on these later) but it is a useful space, and the top can be used for additional storage, or a place for the TV, too.


With the changing of work/life balance, a desk has become more popular in bedrooms in recent times. Any space with leg room can work, but we do a specific setup for a desk, using a 400mm chest of drawers and a desk clad-on pack. The drawers can be used for storing your office equipment or used as more bedroom storage. Once again it typically depends on the space available.

Fitted Bedroom Desk

Dressing Table

Our dressing tables have a similar setup to the desk, only it uses two chest of drawers instead of one. It offers more space above, and storage below. We offer two options. One using 400mm wide drawers, one using 600mm wide drawers. As always, it is dependant on space in your room, but can give great additional storage above, as well as a practical space for doing your make-up etc.

Clad-On Packs and Adjoining Units

One of the key distinguishing features of a fitted bedroom, rather than a normal bedroom, is that the furniture is fitted, rather than free-standing. Our furniture packs offer the flexibility of bolting units together, or having them freestanding, depending on space and design. If a unit is freestanding, you will need a clad-on pack. This ensures the sides match, and it also comes with tops for the drawers, desks, and dressing tables. If you are bolting furniture together you may not need a clad-on pack, or in certain circumstances you may need or want to have them anyway. For instance, when a wardrobe is next to a chest of drawers you will need to decide if you want the side panel for the wardrobe runs down to the top of the chest of drawers, or all the way down to the floor. It will change the way the bedroom looks, but also you need to allow an additional 20mm width for every end panel you use, so 40mm if you are using both side of the clad-on pack. You can mix and match, depending on the design of your kitchen.


When it comes to bedrooms, what you do with the bedroom lighting can have a huge effect on the design. Make sure you think about this early on. If you decide to add wall lights or uplights you may need electrical cabling dropping into your room, and you want to be getting your electrician to do this before decorating! Don’t forget you have multiple ways of adding layers to your bedroom design. You have the option of wall lights, bedside lights, and a central centrepiece light. You also have the option to add a dimmer to your room. Perfect if you want a bright room in the day, for getting ready or working, but dim down for the evening or night when you want less light.