Picking out new furniture for your bedroom music studio can be so exciting and frustrating at the same time. It’s exciting because you get to go shopping, and frustrating because you’re going to have to let go of some stuff to make way for your gear.
The furniture you need for your bedroom/music recording studio depends on the size of your room, the gear you own (and will purchase), and whether you will be working alone or have some friends over to record with you. The most basic stuff you will be needing is a DESK (all-around workstation) and a CHAIR.
DOES IT SPARK JOY?
Let’s begin with the hardest part. Letting go of stuff isn’t easy, but if you have a small space and cram all of your bedroom stuff plus all of your gear together, it may affect your workflow.
So, let’s use some Marie Condo techniques in organizing your room. Let’s try to leave all the essentials like your bed, closet, side table, and lamp. If you have a T.V., it’s better if it’s wall-mounted to save space.
If you are finding it hard to let go pieces of furniture that might be in the way of your planned studio space, try to find a place for it in a different area in the house. But if you live in a small space, then you’re going to have to let it go.
Unless it is a desk, then it should be perfect cause you’re going to need one.
PICK THE RIGHT SPOT
It’s crucial to pick the spot in your bedroom where your studio will be before buying the furniture because it’s going to save you time and money if you measure the space first before purchasing anything.
An ideal spot would be near where the wall plugs are. If you have a T.V, place your desk close to where the T.V. mounted, because you could use it as an extension monitor to maximize your workflow.
Now that you picked your spot, here is where the fun begins….
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DESK
here is a wide array of desks or workstations to choose from, but it will depend on the space you provide for it and the gear you will be using.
It would help if you lay all your gear down like your midi keyboard, laptop or computer, mixer, audio interface, monitors, etc. as if they were arranged on a desk, then measure the dimensions. Add a little bit of margin so you won’t have to go back to the store to return the desk if they don’t fit.
Here is a list of good-sized work desks ideal for a bedroom music studio:
(Price: $40.19) AMAZON
For people who like minimalistic types of furniture, this would be a good fit. It has a small upper deck for your monitors, and a bottom deck for your CPU if you have a desktop, and a small amplifier could fit in there as well. For the low price of 40 bucks, this is not a bad choice.
(Dimensions: 31.6 x 33.5 x 17.9 inches)
FURINNO ECON MULTI-PURPOSE DESK WITH BIN
(Price: $30.16) AMAZON
For a meager price, this desk seems to have it all, a side bin for your unused gear, a middle deck on the bin for a CPU or an effects rack, and a top deck for monitors and an audio interface. That’s just the side of it. The main deck has the essential keyboard slider and top deck for the laptop or computer monitor. For a low price, I may question its durability.
(Dimensions: 42.9 x 15.75 x 34.1 inches)
(Price: $169) AMAZON
With its attractive cherry finish and black accents, this slightly longer desk looks way more expensive for its actual price. It has a glass top, a sliding keyboard deck, a bottom deck, and an upper deck for your monitors. With the extra sliding deck, you will have more extra space for your midi keyboard.
(Dimensions: 48 x 26 x 36 inches)
These are just a couple of choices that have the ideal size and function for a bedroom music recording studio. You can check Amazon or go to the local Walmart, Target, or IKEA to look for more.
THE GAME OF THRONES
To maximize workflow, you better get comfortable, so you would have to pick a nice, decent, and comfortable chair that is comfortable for hours of sitting.
AMAZONBASICS MID-BACK DESK OFFICE CHAIR w/ ARMRESTS
(Price: $64.99) AMAZON
This chair is contoured with mesh for breathability, and it has height adjustment and 225-lb weight capacity. It looks good and is pretty cheap for an office chair. It’s a good chair to work in or rock your back in.
(Dimensions 25.2 x 24 x 35.6 to 40.3 inches)
FURMAX OFFICE CHAIR MID-BACK
(Price $44.99) AMAZON
This chair has an ergonomic design that is reliable for lumbar support that provides a comfortable experience for sitting down for long periods of time. This chair is also BIFMA certified, reliable, and sturdy for doing hours of working on your tracks.
(Dimensions: 23.2 x 11 x 22.8)
OWLN ERGONOMIC HIGH BACK MESH OFFICE CHAIR
(Price: $99.99) AMAZON
This is another good chair that has features like adjustable armrests, a headrest, and a recliner. Yes, a recliner. Recording can be stressful at times, and having a nice chair is essential for your productivity. This is a durable chair that weighs about 40 pounds. The price exceeds the maximum comfort you will get with this chair. You can get this in a variety of different colors.
(Dimensions 29.5 x 25 x 13 inches)
For buying a chair, I would recommend you go to the store so you could try it out yourself. But based on the features of all the chairs I mentioned, they seem to be pretty fantastic for your bedroom/ music studio.
To improve the quality of your vocal recording, you can also get some padded foam panels for your wall. Acoustic treatment is essential to get the best quality recording you can produce.
FOAMILY 12-PACK ACOUSTIC PANELS STUDIO FOAM WEDGES
(Price $18.99) AMAZON
Having an acoustic foam panel can improve the sound of your direct mic recording, like vocals and acoustic instruments. You don’t need to cover the whole room, just stick it on the wall in front of where you intend to track vocals. This also helps improve the wave bounce of your studio monitors. (Dimensions: 1 x 12 x 12 inches)
BUY A FUTTON or SLEEPER’S SOFA
If you want to make more space in your room, you can get a new bed like a futon or a bed that can fold into a couch.
SERTA CONVERTIBLE SOFA
(Price: $138.62) AMAZON
This is a perfectly sized and simplistic looking sofa, good for saving space in your bedroom music studio. You can invite friends and bandmates to record your tracks and there will be enough space for them to sit on.
(Dimensions Sofa: 66.1 x 33.1 x 29.5 inches, Bed: 66.1 x 37.6 x 15 inches)
WALL MOUNT EVERYTHING
To create more space, you can buy guitar hangers, for all your other guitars and the guitar you are using. This will save you a heck of space instead of getting a guitar stand. Make sure you install them substantially.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADD
Now that you have picked the essential desk and the much-needed chair for your bedroom/ music recording studio, here are a couple more things you might want to add to your creative space.
A side table is suitable for laying down the extra gear you have that you don’t use that often. It is also useful if you don’t want to put down your drinks next to all of your expensive gear.
VINTAGE END TABLE
This sturdy but lightweight side table is perfect to match with your workstation, it is two-tier for more storage and also has a storage bag for your cables, extra strings, etc. the metal frame on it is evident enough of its durability. (Dimensions: 18.5 x 16.5 x 2.5 inches)
So, you already have all your gear set up, and you have a couple of extra equipment that you don’t use that much. You could sell them online if you want, but if you’re going to keep them, you better keep them safe.
CLEVERMADE 46L COLLAPSIBLE STORAGE BINS
This box is designed for exceptional durability and all-purpose storage. It can hold weight up to 45 lbs. Storing some of your gear in this container will protect them from dust and or getting wet and moist if you live in a humid location. (Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 11.5) (Volume: 46 Liter/ 12 Gallons)
If you want to know about 7 useful things that you need in your bedroom music studio, click here.
Picking the right kind of furniture and designing your creative workspace is fun and exciting, make sure you get the most out of what you got. You don’t need to buy the most expensive gear or furniture, as long as it suits your needs, you’re pretty much good to go. Just Enjoy and make awesome music!