So much of a wedding registry focuses on the kitchen. After all, newlyweds have to eat, and wedding gifts are a great way to set yourselves up for evenings of gourmet cooking and entertaining. Often overlooked, however, is the place you spend the most time when you're home: your bedroom! It should be an escape for rest and relaxation, so we say it's high time brides and grooms started adding bedroom upgrades to their registries—alongside those kitchen appliances and picture frames! Here are eight bedroom basics, upgraded to transform your bedroom into the ultimate retreat.
A Statement Bed Frame
Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, so why not treat it as such? This bed frame is made of solid mango wood, with geometric accents and a light wash. It's the perfect mix of masculine and feminine styles, with clean lines and a warm finish. Keep your bedding neutral, or add a pop of bright color to play into the Moroccan-inspired design.
SHOP NOW: Luella Bed, Pottery Barn, from $1,299
A Cozy Place to Sit
Even if it's just a few steps from your bed, you'll love having an inviting spot to settle in with a good book. The extra-deep seat on this armchair is ideal for curling up with a blanket and a cup of cocoa, and there are dozens of colors and fabrics to choose from, so you can customize it to fit your space to a tee.
SHOP NOW: Crosby Mid-Century Armchair, West Elm, from $599
A Fresh Set of Sheets
If you haven't treated yourselves to higher thread count sheets, now is the time. These percale sheets are ultra-smooth, made of Egyptian cotton, and boasting a 500 thread count for a crisp and breathable finish. They're available in three neutral hues and are finished with a subtle, clean hem.
SHOP NOW: Percale Sheet Set, Snowe, from $200
A Super-Luxe Air Purifier
This is an air purifier you won't be embarrassed to showcase in your bedroom. With super-sleek, streamlined design, the LG PuriCare Round Console features Smart Lighting, so you can quickly check the air quality with the simple LED lighting system that uses four different colors to show air pollution levels. Not only does it clean pollution in the air, but the Smart Inverter also keeps the noise to a minimum as well. With levels as low as 23 dB, it’s just above a whisper.
SHOP NOW: PuriCare Air Purifier Round Console, LG, available at Amazon, $299
A Snuggle-Worthy Blanket
Sheets to keep you cool means you'll need a blanket or two to keep you warm. Add rich texture to your bedroom with this chunky knit blanket, handmade with pure Merino wool. Fold it at the end of the bed for chilly nights, drape it over your new armchair, or wrap it around you on those chilly mornings when getting from your bed to the coffee maker seems like too much to handle.
SHOP NOW: Chunky Knit Blanket, ShepsWool, available at Etsy, $148.97
The Perfect Pillows
Whether you sleep on your stomach, side, or back, one of these perfectly fluffy pillows will be just the thing. They come in three densities (soft for stomach sleepers, medium for back sleepers, and firm for side sleepers), and the sustainable down filling is wrapped in sleek sateen.
SHOP NOW: Down Pillow Inserts, Parachute, from $89
A Toe-Warming Rug
Nothing puts a finishing touch on a space like the right rug. Whether it's softening up a wood floor or adding a layer of texture to wall-to-wall carpet, a rug is one of those details you won't realize was missing until you add one to your bedroom design. The delicate crosshatch pattern of this wool rug adds a subtle pattern—grab a large size to slip under your bed, or a smaller rug to lay right where your feet would go as you wake up in the morning.
SHOP NOW: Crosshatch Micro Hand Hooked Rug, Dash and Albert, available at Wayfair, from $120
A Relaxing Scented Candle
One last thing to totally transform your bedroom: a relaxing candle! This exotic blend layers eucalyptus, lavender, vanilla, and patchouli for a scent that's fresh, cozy, and calming. Light it as you're getting ready for bed, then blow out the flame and let the smell wash over you as you drift off to sleep.
SHOP NOW: Antidris Cassis Candle, Maison Louis Marie, $34