A bedroom is a vital sanctuary in any home, designed for comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation. No matter the size or layout, the perfect bedroom maximizes every inch of space to create a personal haven. From minimalist neutrals to vibrant maximalist designs, explore expert interior designer tips that will inspire your own bespoke bedroom oasis.
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Define Your Sleeping Area with a Dropped Ceiling
Ghislaine Viñas uses a dropped ceiling to define the sleeping area in a SoHo loft. To create a cozy home retreat, incorporate adjacent sitting areas and en suite bathrooms.
Glamorous Built-In Closets with Efficient Organization
Fantastic Frank's Barcelona bedroom features glamorous gold-toned detailing on a wrap-around wall of built-in closets. Ensure the closet organization is efficient and functional, using drawer dividers, shelves, and storage boxes to maximize space and maintain the room's glamorous appeal.
Incorporate Plants & Calming Colors for Well-being
Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis created a tranquil atmosphere in this bedroom with olive green walls, sheer curtains, a floral upholstered headboard, and a lovely indoor tree in the corner. To bring a sense of well-being into your space, incorporate plants and choose soft, calming colors.
Complementary Textures for Depth and Interest
Kara Mann adds a modern touch to a Connecticut farmhouse bedroom with a streamlined white canopy bed frame, an antique wood spindle side table, and layered rugs. Use complementary textures and fabrics to add interest and depth to the design.
Add a Romantic Touch with a Clawfoot Tub
For a romantic touch, Kate Marker Interiors places a clawfoot tub in the bedroom. You can do the same, reserving the shower and sink for the en suite.
Alvin Wayne's NYC bedroom features a vibrant floral print against matte black walls, sleek mirrored chests of drawers, crisp white linens, and modern bedside lamps. Experiment with contrasting textures and colors to create visual interest in your space.
Blend Modern and Traditional Elements
Emily Henderson Design's roomy bedroom blends modern and traditional elements. Mix styles in your own space with a dark marble fireplace, tall windows, a four-poster bed, French country style desk, and chic black-and-white prints.
Vibrant Earthy Bedrooms with Natural Elements
Fantastic Frank's Ibiza bedroom embraces natural materials like decorative baskets, a repurposed door headboard, a wood ladder, and rattan pendant light, with salmon and indigo blue bedding for a pop of color. Incorporate natural elements and bold colors to create a vibrant, earthy bedroom atmosphere.
Contrast Dark Wood Furniture with Light Backdrop
Jenn Pablo Studio's Palm Springs modern Spanish Revival bedroom showcases a stunning dark carved wood bed and dark beams, contrasting beautifully with the gentle shades of white. For a striking contrast, incorporate dark wood furniture against a light-colored backdrop.
Achieve Minimalism with Floating Beds & Drapes
Leanne Ford Interiors designs a minimalist bedroom with a slanted shiplap ceiling. To achieve a similar look, choose flowing drapes and floating beds with built-in reading lights and side tables.
Mix Bold Colors & Patterns for a Moody Oasis
Erin Williamson Design combines dark paint and patterned wallpaper in a Texas lake house bedroom. To create a moody oasis, mix bold colors and patterns and use a decorative room divider for privacy.
Create a Coastal Oasis with Natural Elements
This delightful Montauk, New York bedroom by Studio Robert McKinley showcases crisp white shiplap walls, a charming navy geometric rug, and an eye-catching live edge headboard that brings an organic touch to the cool coastal atmosphere. To recreate this look, choose natural materials that reflect your surroundings.
Combine Gentle Shades & Metallic Accents for Drama
In this delightful Boston Victorian bedroom by Michelle Gerson Interiors, gentle shades of black and cream are combined with gold accents like the tall vintage-style lamps. To recreate this playful and dramatic atmosphere, try incorporating similar colors and metallic accents in your own bedroom. Marie Flanigan Interiors' light and airy farmhouse-inspired bedroom features floor-to-ceiling curtains that soften tall ceilings and diffuse light. For a similar effect, consider using gauzy curtains in your own bedroom to create a soft and inviting ambiance.
Maite Granda's Florida bedroom showcases a captivating wallpaper mural with a tropical scene in soft cream and white tones. Consider adding a serene mural to your bedroom for an inviting, relaxing vibe.
Midcentury Modern Aesthetic with Bold Wallpaper
A midcentury modern bedroom from Michelle Boudreau Design showcases palm print wallpaper, a retro-style pendant light, and classic bedside tables for a vintage vibe. Choose bedding and accessories with simple, clean lines to balance the bold wallpaper and maintain a midcentury modern aesthetic.
Embrace Open Layouts for Airy Charm
Fantastic Frank's comfy and stylish primary suite on the Spanish island of Mallorca features an open layout and Edison bulb pendant lights. Incorporate these elements in your own bedroom to promote airiness and a minimalist charm.
Combine Workspace and Style in Bedroom Design
Tina Ramchandani Creative's cozy bedroom in white, blue, and gray tones features a writing desk beside the bed for added function and a convenient workspace. Choose an ergonomic chair for the writing desk that also complements the overall design of the room, ensuring both comfort and style.
Mix Vintage and Contemporary Pieces
Kara Mann's stylish Pound Ridge farmhouse features a delightful blend of antique and modern furniture, with black and gray textiles striking a charming balance between old and new. To achieve a similar look, mix and match vintage and contemporary pieces in your bedroom.
Personalize with DIY Vintage Glamour
A Beautiful Mess' colorful bedroom features DIY raspberry pink board and batten walls, a retro-style headboard, and sconce lights. Try a DIY project to personalize your bedroom with a touch of vintage glamour.
Create Calming Retreat with Deep Colors
Candace Mary Interiors' soothing bedroom has deep forest green walls, rich wooden floors and furniture, and cool gray and white fabrics. Use a similar color palette in your bedroom to create a calming retreat with warm gold accents for brightness.
Maximize Space with Built-in Storage
In a small bedroom, Studio Peake maximizes space with built-in storage. To make your space feel larger, extend storage from floor to ceiling and use matching wall treatments.
Cozy Up with Neutral Tones & a Fireplace
Mindy Gayer Design Co.'s bedroom has a neutral palette and a wood-burning fireplace. To create a cozy space, select warm, neutral tones and consider adding a fireplace for extra warmth.
Balance Bold Accents and Soft Colors
L.A. Weddings & Interiors' spacious bedroom mixes warm browns and subtle grays with a striking blue velvet headboard and cozy textiles. Combine bold accents and soft colors to create a calming and visually balanced bedroom.
Elevate Your Style with Statement Pieces
This spacious and lavish main bedroom by Michelle Gerson Interiors features a stunning wallpapered ceiling, bold lighting, and a fabulous antique French gilded floor mirror, perfect for checking out your outfits. To add glamour to your space, consider statement pieces that elevate the room's style.
Embrace Scandi Minimalism with Simple Design
Fantastic Frank's simple Swedish country house bedroom epitomizes Scandi minimalism with its subdued color palette, minimal embellishments, and intentionally mismatched chair nightstands. Embrace minimalism by choosing a simple color scheme and functional, unadorned furniture.
Balance Your Space with Proportion
In this bedroom by Michelle Gerson Interiors, a grand headboard upholstered in soft gray commands attention and balances the extra-tall vaulted ceilings. To make your space feel more balanced, consider proportion when selecting furniture and decor.
Define Spaces with Consistent Tones
Forbes + Masters designed a spacious primary suite with distinct sleeping and sitting areas. Create a similar effect in your bedroom by using consistent color tones and thoughtfully arranged furniture to define each space.
Custom Murals and Sufficient Storage
A converted schoolhouse condo in South Portland features a stunning 14-foot custom mural of an 18th-century map of the Maine coast, designed by Tyler Karu, in a compact bedroom. Ensure the room has sufficient storage space to avoid clutter and maintain the room's visual appeal.
Balance Dark Wood Elements with Light Accents
A bedroom from Fantastic Frank celebrates the charm of dark wood in a compact room with high ceilings, using rich tones on the flooring, ceiling beams, window frames, and double doors. Balance the dark wood elements with lighter bedding and accessories to prevent the room from feeling too heavy or cramped.
Adjustable Lighting for Versatile Ambiance
Tina Ramchandani Creative's bedroom design includes fall mirrors above bedside tables, reflecting light and adding depth to the space. Opt for adjustable lighting options, like dimmer switches, to create a versatile ambiance.
Mix Textures for Warm Inviting Atmosphere
Desiree Burns Interiors' cozy bedroom highlights a soft gray-and-white diamond-patterned wallpaper, rattan headboard, wooden bench, and retro black bedside tables. Combine various textures and patterns to achieve a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Mix Vintage and Modern Accessories for Unique Aesthetic
A timeless Maine bedroom by Tyler Karu mixes a carved wood French Louis XV headboard, gilded mirror, and modern accents for a stylish look. Use a mix of both vintage and modern accessories to create a unique, curated aesthetic.
Soften Tall Ceilings with Billowy Curtains
In Marie Flanigan Interiors' cozy farmhouse-inspired bedroom, billowy floor-to-ceiling curtains behind the bed create a welcoming atmosphere. Try adding similar curtains to your bedroom to soften tall ceilings and diffuse light.
Energize with Vibrant Color Splashes
Will Brown Interiors' bright and airy bedroom features a neutral base with vibrant splashes of color. Incorporate lively orange, red, and turquoise accents in your own bedroom for an energizing touch.
Soothing Earthy Tones and Patterns
Gray Space Interiors' calming bedroom displays olive green wallpaper and warm brown and gold tones, with a bold patterned wallpaper adding movement and interest. Mix earthy tones and patterns for a soothing and visually appealing space.
Dynamic Patterned Accent Walls
Maite Granda's stylish Florida bedroom showcases a royal blue accent wall with a white Arabesque pattern, crisp white and blue bed linens, and cheerful yellow and gold touches. Add a patterned accent wall in your bedroom for a dynamic and eye-catching focal point.
Create Relaxing Atmosphere with Scandi Simplicity
A cozy Swedish bedroom from Fantastic Frank features Scandi-style simplicity, white-painted shiplap floors and ceilings, burgundy accents, and a Danish armchair with a sheepskin throw. Use scented candles or essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere that encourages rest and rejuvenation.
Enhance Coziness with Warm Lighting
Leanne Ford Interiors presents a cozy minimalist bedroom with high ceilings, warm wood beams, a small high-up window, and a tall modern canopy bed with graphic black lines. Use soft, warm lighting to enhance the cozy atmosphere and make the room feel more inviting.
Combine Natural Elements for Tranquil Space
Becca Interiors' tranquil bedroom combines high ceilings, rustic beams, and soothing sepia tones. Incorporate natural elements and calming colors in your space to create both a relaxing haven and a functional home office.
Invite Comfort with Statement Headboards
Heather Hilliard Design's stunning floor-to-ceiling headboard features wood paneling and textured wall panels. Consider adding a statement headboard, fluffy poufs, and comfy armchairs to make your bedroom more inviting.
Fresh, Natural Atmosphere with Greenery
Emily Henderson's bedroom design uses soft white walls, wood accents, and a green and gray palette for a cool, fresh, and relaxed atmosphere. Add a variety of plants to enhance the fresh, natural feel of the room and improve air quality.
Open Plan En Suites for Connected Layouts
Fantastic Frank's primary en suite design removes most of the wall between the bedroom and bathroom, increasing light and airflow, and offering a view of the bathtub from the large wood platform bed—ideal for those who value openness and circulation. For a more open and connected layout, consider incorporating an open plan en suite in your bedroom design.
Cozy Reading Corners with Convenient Storage
A cozy corner in Emily Henderson's bedroom design features an overstuffed armchair, rattan pouf, and a simple floor lamp, perfect for reading or relaxation. Incorporate a small side table to hold a beverage, book, or other essentials for added convenience.
Embrace Bold Colors and Theatrical Elements
Forbes + Masters' dramatic bedroom dazzles with emerald green walls, plush upholstery, eye-catching lighting, colorful art, and warm mustard and gold accents. Don't be afraid to embrace bold colors and theatrical elements for a truly unique escape.
Balance Minimalism with Tactile Elements
Brexton Cole Interiors showcases a minimalist black-and-white bedroom with eye-catching details, like a pendant light and a graphic art piece above the bed. Incorporate soft, tactile elements, such as a cozy throw or textured pillows, to balance the minimalist design.
Bold Headboards for Dramatic Impact
Forbes + Masters' luxurious bedroom boasts a velvet wrap-around headboard and dramatic bedding. Consider adding a statement headboard, hanging globe pendant lights, and striking black walls to your bedroom for a bold, dramatic effect.
Maintain Tidiness with Integrated Nightstands
Chango & Co.'s bedroom has pale wood nightstands seamlessly integrated into the headboard and window seat. To maintain a tidy space, choose nightstands with drawers to hide clutter.
Playful Elements for Fun and Inviting Atmosphere
A Beautiful Mess presents a soft and playful bedroom, complete with blushing pink walls, a tasseled hand-woven wall hanging, pom-pom adorned curtains, and a cozy Moroccan blanket. Add playful elements to your space for a fun and inviting atmosphere.
Play with Texture in a Minimalist Bedroom
Leanne Ford Interiors designs a minimalist bedroom full of texture and interest. To achieve this look, combine white brick walls, vaulted wood ceilings, and statement lighting with interesting patterns and textures.
Choose a Calming Color Palette for Relaxation
The NYC bedroom by Chango & Co. boasts a custom headboard and window seat with rounded edges, creating a luxurious and minimalist sanctuary. The soothing creamy beige color scheme embraces you in a warm hug. To achieve this atmosphere, select a calming color palette that promotes relaxation.
Bring Warmth & Contrast with Dark Floral Wallpaper
Studio Henree's design stars Ellie Cashman's dark floral wallpaper. Pair it with slender canopy beds and gold-toned lamps to bring warmth and contrast to your space.
Retain Openness with Glass Partitions
In Caroline Andréoni's Paris apartment design, a glass and metal-framed door separates the en suite bathroom from the bedroom. Consider using similar partitions to separate spaces while retaining an open feel.
Elevate Neutral Bedrooms with Statement Furniture
Jenn Pablo Studio adds a captivating touch to a calm neutral bedroom with a dramatic spindled bedstead as the focal point. Choose a statement piece of furniture to elevate a neutral bedroom design.
Coordinate Window Treatments and Bed Linens
Jenn Pablo Studio's serene and roomy bedroom features matching curtains on the windows and canopy bed. Choose coordinating window treatments and bed linens to create a harmonious, elegant look in your space.
Add Glamour with Classic Vanity
Will Brown Interiors' peaceful bedroom has a soft beige and gray palette with charming sherbet-colored pastels. Add a classic vanity to your own space for a touch of glamour and serenity.
Create a Modern Farmhouse Feel with Wooden Elements
Chango & Co.'s bedroom features dark wood finishes and a corner fireplace for a modern farmhouse feel. To recreate this, consider incorporating rustic ceiling beams and wooden elements.
Illuminate with Crystal Chandeliers
Brexton Cole Interiors' sunlit bedroom showcases shades of white and cream. Add a dazzling crystal chandelier and cozy seating area with a stylish loveseat to achieve a similar luminous look in your bedroom.
Unify Mismatched Nightstands with Cohesive Lighting
Andrea May Interiors' bedroom design features mismatched nightstands, adding variety and personality to each side of the bed within a symmetrical layout. Unify the mismatched nightstands by using matching or complementary table lamps to create a cohesive look.
Enhance Ambiance with Dimmable Chandelier
A light and airy bedroom from JK Interior Living highlights a dark wallpaper ceiling detail with decorative molding, serving as a chandelier anchor and focal point in a neutral room. Install a dimmable chandelier to create a variety of lighting options and further enhance the room's ambiance.
Highlight Architectural Features with Rustic Touches
Fantastic Frank's Mallorca residence boasts a restored golden stone wall, ceiling beams, and slanted ceilings. Add rustic finishes or decorative beams to your bedroom for a simple, timeless look that highlights architectural features.
Embrace Pink Velvet & Mustard Accents
In this cozy Los Feliz, Los Angeles bedroom designed by Ghislaine Viñas, a lovely low-profile pink velvet headboard perfectly fits the wall without covering the windows. At bedtime, thick pink curtains keep out the light and enhance the room's color. Matching side tables, lamps, and linens create harmony, while mustard yellow throw pillows offer a pop of contrast. A captivating portrait between the windows adds a touch of personality. To personalize your space, consider adding artwork that speaks to you.
Exude Luxury with Statement Headboards & Drapes
Chango & Co.'s Flatiron, NYC bedroom exudes luxury. To achieve a similar vibe, invest in a statement headboard, plush drapes, and eye-catching pendant lights.
Calming Environment with Soft Color Palette
Louis Duncan-He Designs creates a serene atmosphere in this bedroom featuring a wall-to-wall headboard, abstract mountain wallpaper in soft gray shades, and refreshing green accents. Create a calming environment by choosing a soft color palette and incorporating nature-inspired elements.
Monochromatic Palette with Textured Depth
A compact Stockholm bedroom from Fantastic Frank employs a tonal palette of grays, creating a minimal and serene monochromatic effect. Incorporate different textures within the gray palette to add depth and interest without overwhelming the space.
Incorporate Greenery in Bathroom-Adjacent Bedrooms
A Mallorca bedroom suite from Fantastic Frank has a bathroom just steps up behind the headboard, partially hidden by a paned glass wall. Incorporate plants or greenery to improve air quality and bring a touch of nature into the space.
Calming Artwork as Minimalist Focal Points
A large-scale, unframed art piece in a Tribeca loft bedroom from Chango & Co. serves as a focal point on a large blank wall, maintaining a soft, minimalist feel. Choose a calming color palette to promote relaxation and ensure the artwork complements the overall design.
Layered Wall Finishes for Effortless Chic
Leanne Ford Interiors' cottage bedroom has a timeless, charming patina with mixed wall finishes, including two-toned wallpaper, white-washed brick, plaster, and wood, perfect for a lived-in, effortlessly chic look. Experiment with different wall finishes for a unique, layered appearance.
Utilize Picture Ledges for Easy Art Display
Malcolm Simmons' design for Emily Henderson showcases a convenient picture ledge on the headboard for displaying art without the hassle of a gallery wall—just be sure to secure leaning pieces for safety. Utilize a picture ledge to easily display and swap out artwork while maintaining a clean, organized look.
Energize with Unique Paint Techniques
Raili CA Design gave this California bedroom a refreshing green touch, from the bed linens to the wall paint. The playful semi-ombre effect adds a stylish and chill vibe. To add visual interest, experiment with different paint techniques and choose colors that energize you.
Clean, Modern Aesthetic with Bold Choices
This Barcelona bedroom by Fantastic Frank boasts a chunky platform bed, retro lighting, a mustard velvet floor pouf, and minimalist light taupe walls, creating a clean, modern aesthetic. Achieve a modern look by selecting bold furniture, simple walls, and retro-inspired lighting.
Integrate Hobbies for a Personalized Space
Leanne Ford Interiors transformed this bedroom's wall behind the bed into a home library with an integrated headboard, making it a dream space for book and art lovers. A large round pendant light adds depth, while art on other walls gives the room a relaxed, lived-in feel. To make your bedroom multifunctional, think about incorporating your hobbies and interests into the design.
Neutral Bedding for Visually Calming Spaces
A Beautiful Mess's bright bedroom design features yellow and white print wallpaper, a rattan bed, plants, and a colorful geometric kilim rug. Opt for solid, neutral-colored bedding to prevent clashing patterns and create a visually calming space.
Open Walls for Spacious, Airy Bedrooms
Fantastic Frank's Frankfurt bedroom suite features an open archway between the sleeping area and dressing room, promoting light and air circulation throughout the space. Consider removing or partially opening walls to create a more spacious, airy feel in your bedroom.
Emphasize Views with Cool Tones & Minimalism
Sissy + Marley Interior Design highlights stunning views with cool tones and minimalist lines. Emphasize your own beautiful view with a window seat and a pared-down design.
Infuse Midcentury Vibes with Bold Contrasts
AHG Design's 1960s Catskills bedroom features rich rust and copper tones. To infuse retro midcentury vibes, experiment with bold, contrasting colors.
Experiment with Dark Colors for Coziness
This bedroom by Leanne Ford Interiors feels like a safe haven with its white shiplap ceilings and soothing black walls, perfect for rest and relaxation. To create a cozy atmosphere, don't be afraid to experiment with dark colors, which can make a room feel more intimate.
Maintain Clean Lines with Stylish Storage Solutions
Michelle Boudreau's midcentury modern bedroom also includes a built-in wall desk/vanity and vintage sideboard that tie the bedroom and en suite bathroom spaces together. Use stylish organizers and storage solutions to keep the desk/vanity clutter-free and maintain the clean lines of the design.
Adaptable Ground Floor Bedrooms with Blackout Curtains
A versatile ground floor bedroom from Kate Marker Interiors has high ceilings, a king-sized bouclé headboard, vintage wicker nightstands, a wool rug, and a soft earthy palette for easy adaptation. Consider incorporating blackout curtains or blinds to ensure a restful sleep environment, especially if the room has large windows or faces a street.
Achieve Timeless Symmetry in Layout
Brexton Cole Interiors' symmetrical bedroom layout is versatile and timeless. Achieve this look in your bedroom with a tufted headboard, identical closet doors, and matching nightstands with sculptural black lamps.
Channel Boutique Hotel Vibes with Elegant Details
Caroline Andréoni's Parisian bedroom showcases moody gray walls and a plush rose velvet headboard. To add a boutique hotel vibe to your bedroom, choose elegant wall sconces and complementary pillows.
Add Vintage Charm with Reclaimed Pieces
In this airy bedroom by Marie Flanigan Interiors, a seating area by the windows invites relaxation. Rustic elements like wood cladding and antique furnishings add character, creating a timeless appeal. To incorporate rustic charm, search for vintage and reclaimed pieces that have a story to tell.
Cleverly Conceal Electronics with Wallpaper
In a unique twist, this Paris bedroom from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design features striking black-and-white palm tree wallpaper on the wall opposite the bed, cleverly concealing a wall-mounted TV. To minimize visual clutter, think about clever ways to disguise your electronics.
Elevate with a Bold Accent Wall
Kara Mann's luxurious bedroom design features a chocolate brown accent wall. You can replicate this by selecting a bold color for your own accent wall to elevate your room's atmosphere.
Complement Your Scheme with Drapery Walls
Cathie Hong Interiors creates a serene bedroom with a corner-to-corner drapery wall. To achieve this calm atmosphere, consider drapes that complement your color scheme and hang pendant lights for an airy feel.
Layer Textures for a Soothing Coastal Vibe
Chango & Co. designed this coastal bedroom with a comforting, breezy vacation house vibe. The calming blue-and-white color palette, a bed piled with extra pillows, layered rugs, and a large pendant light hanging from vaulted ceilings make you feel right at home. To achieve a similar feel, layer textures and choose a soothing color scheme inspired by nature.