Even if no one ever sees it, your bedroom should still represent your style and feel like a place you want to unwind in. With that in mind, we came up with fifty-five bedroom ideas to help you create your own perfect resting space. No matter how bold you want to go, how large your space is, or what your design preference is, these bedroom decorating ideas, shopping tips, and designer examples are sure to inspire you.
Add A Fun Headboard
“A wide upholstered headboard brings more fabric into a bedroom, while enabling the integration of eclectics,” says Sophie of Studio Ashby. In this bedroom in particular, the headboard defines the color scheme and provides a sense of formality while also asserting a modern twist that doesn’t feel overly trendy.
Loosen Things Up
Loose linens make for an effortlessly chic bed situation while the antique floor mirror and structural pendant light dress things up in this bedroom designed by Leanne Ford Interiors. When sticking to one neutral color family, be sure to introduce plenty of varying textures for a more robust look.
Make It Texture-Rich
In this peaceful blue master bedroom designed by Cathy Chapman, the gorgeous stone walls bring in an earthy feel. Want to make sure you actually get sweet dreams? You’ll need a super calming paint color, like this sky blue. Cozy throw blankets help, too.
Lean Large Artwork
We love how this bedroom designed by Regan Baker boasts a bohemian feel despite the statement piece: That large-scale photograph of a traditional yellow bedroom. For a similar look, opt for a high-impact photograph of an interior that both reflects and juxtaposes your own space. And in true bohemian fashion, simply lean it against the wall instead of hanging it.
Bring In a Canopy
A shaker style stove, like the one in this bedroom, reflects the coziness of a classic fireplace with a sleek, modern design. And while this one in Maxwell Ryan’s bedroom feels nice and wintery, the dreamy sheer canopy ensures that it’ll also feel appropriate during the summer.
Pay Attention to Scale
As you can see in this bedroom designed by 2LG Studio, each item is carefully chosen to work within the architectural quirks of the space. For example, the narrow bedroom table fits into the little nook perfectly, and since it’s on the slimmer side, they made sure it offered plenty of drawer space for extra storage. The light patterned wallpaper, aside from brightening the room, can also introduce a fun personality.
Have Fun With Wallpaper
Fun wallpaper is an easy way to add personality without taking up any precious surface space. We love how this one in a Martyn Lawrence Bullard-designed bedroom contrasts with the more traditional elements in this room. And of course, smart storage is essential in a bedroom. A spacious dresser like this one is a great option.
Pick A Motif
Bison drawings, patterned pillows, cool textiles—check, check, check. This Southwestern bedroom is so chic, it’s making us rethink our whole design aesthetic. Whether you choose a bison motif or not, anchoring your decor scheme around some artwork is a great way to start the design process.
Choose Bold Lighting
“The headboard’s muted gray wool mix balances the impact of the cushions and the throw, and the low profile allows for sizable artwork above the bed,” Sophie of Studio Ashby tells us. Putting one large-scale piece of artwork above the bed is a great alternative to a gallery wall and bold, modern lighting will bring just a punch of modern style.
Lilac runs throughout this Mark Sikes bedroom, from the headboard to the wallpaper. The rug helps add a neutral counterpoint to the bold color.
Create a Sense of Place
Designed by Arent & Pyke, this beach house bedroom plays up the coastal locale with casual pieces like a jute rug, wooden side table, playful striped pillows, and ocean photography. But it’s not cliche at all. Though each item fits the general beach theme, the bedroom feels both comfortable and sophisticated.
Create a Cocoon
There’s a certain ethereal feel to attics because of the unique architectural lines. If you have an a-frame or sloped ceiling, embrace that dreamy vibe with romantic materials and light colors. The way the light pours into this room is just divine—we’d never want to leave this little cocoon. Decorate with loose linens, a netted pendant light, and a vintage area rug for a pop of color.
Give It An Edge
The moody black walls bring in a contrasting edge to this cozy space by Tali Roth. Deep walls create a classic, relaxing feel while the bedding adds laid-back and modern elegance.
When space is limited, you’ll have to get crafty and choose multi-purpose pieces. For example, this side chair can function as a seat or as a bedside table. Wall sconces help free up surface space, too, without making you forgo a night light.
Layer Your Rugs
The linen canopy warms up the neutral color scheme in the bedroom of Maxwell Ryan’s Hamptons home. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping in a very chic tent. To keep the texture story going, layer your rugs.