May 24, 2024
70 Stylish Bedroom Design Ideas, Decorating Tips, and Examples

Good design has the power to promote a positive mood (see this scientific study and this survey for proof!). And since your bedroom is where you go to rest and decompress, it should definitely be designed to help you do just that. Seeing inspiring examples of well-designed spaces is a great place to start your own bedroom decorating process. We gathered 70 bedroom design ideas from the pros to help you create your own perfect resting space. No matter how bold you want to go, how large your room is, or what your design preference is, these bedroom decorating ideas, shopping tips, and designer examples are sure to inspire deeper and dreamier slumbers. Not to mention, they’re sure to impress guests! Ahead, discover endless bedroom decorating ideas, and make sure to save your favorites.

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Connect It Visually to the Common Rooms

If you’re having trouble picking a color scheme for the bedroom, try this approach: Here, designer Andy Beers of Ore Studios used less saturated versions of the colors used in the common rooms for a calming but continuous design in the primary bedroom. Crisp whites contrast with inky blacks and are united by a deep midnight blue tone.

Check out Design Within Reach for similarly modern and minimalist pieces for your bedroom.

Take note of this bedroom designed by Heidi Caillier, where great big windows and high ceilings are maxed out by hanging the long curtains all the way to the top. In a small bedroom, have fun with color, shape, and prints, but pay close attention to scale.

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Stack Up Some Books as a Table

Stack up some coffee table books to use as a skinny side table. All you need to fit is a stylish nightlight and mood-setting candle, as shown in this small bedroom designed by Nicholas Obeid.

Check out Rizzoli for great coffee table books.

A bunk room is always a fun direction for kids or even a guest room if you host extended family for holidays and gatherings. This one, designed by Regan Baker, was created to comfortably host visiting grandparents. The beds are longer than typical bunks with more vertical space for sitting up and playing board games. A calming and rich shade. of paint, River Blue from Benjamin Moore inspires rest.

Check out Benjamin Moore for beautiful paint colors to use in the bedroom and beyond.


Contrast With Photography

Designer Tamsin Johnson disguised the radiator and added a surface spot for flowers by placing a thin glass console table over it. A modern photograph contrasts nicely with the more traditional and sweet design of the bedroom.

Check out Tappan Collective for beautiful artwork by emerging artists.


Consider Minor Renovations to Improve Flow

To center a headboard on the wall, designer Shawn Henderson closed up a decorative fireplace in this pint-sized but perfect NYC bedroom. A coat of white paint helps the exposed brick wall blend in and feel much less heavy. Matching pillows and a headboard bring in a nice pop of color but the rust tone still stays within that neutral territory.

Check out Benjamin Moore for both vibrant and neutral paint colors to use in the bedroom and beyond.

If you work from home but don’t have the space for a home office in a separate room, squeeze one into the bedroom. Vern Vip installed a Cambria quartz desktop to suit the sophisticated mood. It also “doesn’t ever require resealing, reconditioning, or polishing,” says Yip.

Check out Poppin for more home office furniture and decor.

If you’re going to be hanging out in your bedroom, you need a spot to sit other than your bed. In this modern yet classic bedroom designed by Robson Rak, the built-in bench with a custom cushion would definitely inspire us to actually finish that book.

Check out IKEA for affordable bedroom accents.


Accentuate High Ceilings

This bedroom by interior designer and architect Jeffrey Dungan is full of rich texture and pattern yet still remains neutral and calming. If you want to introduce more warmth and texture to your space, consider a wood ceiling.

Check out Jungalow for more stylish bedroom accents.

Black might sound scary, but more unique and can’t grade dark shades might actually be the thing you didn’t even know you were missing to take your bedroom to the next level. Design firm Atelier ND used Pontefract by Paint & Paper Library in this bedroom. The unique hue defies definition (but if we had to try, we’d say it’s a purplish-reddish black)—which is one of the many reasons the design team chose it. The pink mohair bedframe and fun prints throughout the room lighten the mood.

Check out Liberty London for fun and sweet fabrics for bedding, curtains, furniture, and more.

There’s nothing like classic design, as proven by this beautifully simple, and neutral bedroom. “I’m a big believer that within a home, different rooms should evoke different feelings and purposes,” says designer Nanette Brown. The rest of the rooms in this NYC home are painted in deep, dark tones, while the bedroom features the opposite approach.

Check out AllModern for all your home decorating needs.

In this vacation home in Maui, Hawaii designed by Breeze Giannasio Interiors, everything feels location-specific without being too theme-y. A Cole & Son wallcovering and traditional Hawaiian pillows and blankets set the scene.

Check out Cole & Son for all your wallpaper needs.


Match Bedding and Lighting

A chartreuse lamp corresponding with gingham upholstery and bedding enlivens this master bedroom designed by Abney Morton Interiors. The color is unexpected but works wonders to keep the space light and casual enough for a lake cabin while still being grown up and sophisticated.

Check out West Elm for stylish bedroom lighting.


Choose a Vibrant Color Scheme

From the vibrant red bedding to the mod bedframe and graphic lamp, this bedroom designed by Anthony Baratta feels both crisp and deliberate…and a little bit wild. Each piece also nods back to the brilliant abstract painting above the bed.

Check out Pottery Barn for fun bedframes.

Instead of oversized furniture, opt for minimalist, low-to-the-ground beds and nightstands that are built into the wall for a sleek floating effect. Not only will your room look less cluttered, but it’s also a life-saver if you’ve got a small bedroom.

Check out Finnish Design Shop for more cutting-edge bedroom accents.


Bring Personality to Neutrals

Designed by Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design, this bedroom proves that even if your space is mostly neutral, you can add character—and coziness—thanks to textures, unique combos, and sculptural silhouettes. This one is also wonderfully dark and moody for late sleep-ins.

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Choose Strategic Window Treatments

If your bedroom has a beautiful sea view (like this one in a home designed by Kim Dempster and Erin Martin), don’t block it with intense window treatments. However, if you like to sleep in late and total darkness to do so, opt for blackout shades you can tuck to the side during the day, as these two designers did here.

Check out Ballard Designs for timeless bedroom hardware.

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.

Check out ABC Carpet & Home for luxe bedroom decor.

This bedroom designed by Fiona Lynch Studio is the epitome of warmth, thanks to the chocolate brown walls and fall foliage-inspired bedding. The modern table lamp gives an unexpected edge.

Check out Y Lighting for luxe bedroom decor.

Pattern, pattern everywhere, even in a tiny bedroom! An Intricate shutter design, a cozy pile of purple floral pillows, and a golden damask-print coverlet animate this bedroom designed by Kristin Hein and Philip Cozi.

Check out Anthropologie for pretty, bold, and boho chic bedroom pieces.

“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.

Check out Lumens for stylish midcentury bedroom lighting.


Make Room for a Vanity

If you have room, scoot in a dressing table. In this bedroom designed by Cameron Ruppert Interiors, the purple trim on the vanity skirt reflect the drapes and table lamp, ensuring that nothing feels out of place.

Check out One Kings Lane for reliable bedroom staples.

The moody gray velvet walls and matching headboard bring a smoky, textural allure to the otherwise white, bright, and airy space designed by Alison Pickart. No artwork is needed, as these soft upholstered walls speak for themselves.

Check out CB2 for more contemporary bedroom furniture.

In a small bedroom, you may have to get creative with furniture. Here, each piece is carefully chosen to work within the small space. For example, the narrow bedroom table fits into the little nook perfectly, and since it’s on the slimmer side, they made sure the two-tiered table on the other side of the bed offered extra surface space.

Check out Wayfair for more affordable small-space furniture.

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.

Check out Parachute Home for premium contemporary bedding.

“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.

Check out Project62 for affordable bedroom finds.

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.

Check out Bed, Bath, & Beyond for all your home decor needs.


Carve Out a Reading Nook

Anything can be useable space if given the right design treatment. In this bedroom by Romanek Design Studio, the little corner got a brand new second life thanks to a simple bench, cushions, and wall art.

Check out Jungalow for more stylish bedroom accents.


Embrace Architectural Quirks

If you’re working with an awkward configuration or architectural quirks, embrace it. Here, interior designer Brigette Romanek allowed the niche and low ceiling anchor the space by building a custom bed frame complete with a built-in bedside table and night light.

Check out Target for luxe bedroom decor.

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.

Check out Framebridge for custom framing and hip frames.


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.

Check out West Elm for stylish bedroom accents and more.


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.

Check out Urban Outfitters for fun removable wallpaper options.

Take a cue from this bedroom designed by Danielle Colding and match your upholstered headboard to the walls. Here, the studded border adds a touch of intrigue but blends right into the beige wallpaper behind it for a timeless look.

Check out Jungalow for more stylish bedroom accents.

Lilac runs throughout this Mark Sikes bedroom, from the headboard to the wallpaper. The rug helps add a neutral counterpoint to the bold color.

Check out Etsy for tons of one-of-a-kind bedroom decor.


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.

Check out Pottery Barn for more timeless bedroom staples.

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.

Check out Cost Plus World Market for fun and affordable bedroom decor.


Try Unexpected Color Combinations

Who knew bright baby blue and caramel brown worked so well together? We also love that the same print is consistent in the wallpaper and the headboards. Classic embroidered coverlets give it a formal, traditional look while the gingham skirts are a delightfully playful finish.

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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.

Check out Farrow & Ball for premium paints and modern colors.

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.

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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.

Check out Lulu & Georgia for contemporary bedroom decor and furniture.

To take advantage of vertical space and display your decor out in the open, install a floating shelf. This will help clear up usable space for the essentials. We also love how designed Vanessa Alexander uses found objects as artwork, like this skateboard leaning against the wall.

Check out Food52 for modern, stylish bedroom decor.


Layer Textures and Styles

In this master bedroom designed by Charlotte Lucas, layers of rich textures and soft colors contrast with high-impact wall art. The abstract, watercolor-inspired wallpaper marries the two themes and brings the whole space to life. The lesson? Don’t be afraid to get eclectic.

Check out Flat Vernacular for modern, fresh wallpaper designs.

From the wall-to-wall upholstered headboard to the modern black sconce and bedside table, everything in this room designed by Brady Tolbert for Emily Henderson Design has been customized to meet the homeowner’s needs function and style-wise. That’s a guaranteed way to make sure your bedroom is everything you want it to be.

Check out Design Within Reach for original modern lighting.

Instead of sticking with plain white walls, consider another neutral that adds a subtle yet bold twist. “Responding to an unusual Y-shaped floor plan required a strategy to pull light from all directions to create a range of shifting light experiences: Moody and subtle to the south; bright and open to the east,” explain the designers behind Arent & Pyke. For a moodier bedroom that isn’t full-on dark, try a steel blue-gray like this one. And then lighten things up with colorful linens and keep things streamlined with a bright white ceiling and modern bedside sconce.

Check out Home Depot for endless paint color options.

We think Marie Kondo would approve of this bedroom by Leanne Ford. With a show-stopping four-poster bed, loose linen bedding, and an elegant side table, it really doesn’t need anything else to feel like a sanctuary.

Check out CB2 for on-trend bedroom decor and furniture.


Embrace the Building’s Bones

In this bedroom designed by Hecker Guthrie, there are so many fun texture moments happening. It inspires us to embrace architectural quirks and existing bones rather than trying to hide them. If you don’t have exposed brick or stone walls, look for furniture and decor items that feature natural materials. Then warm things up with layers of cozy linens.

Check out Serena & Lily for high-quality contemporary pieces.

Bold wallpaper frames a niche in the guest bedroom of Bailey McCarthy’s Miles Redd–designed Texas home. Antique furniture and white bedding balance out the bold walls.

Check out Chairish for fabulous one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.

A gorgeous mint green carpet introduces a touch of personality and luxury to this modern bedroom designed by Hecker Guthrie. The flax linen slipcovered bed frame, charcoal gray pillows, and greenish-gray sheets. create the perfect color story. We also love the contrast between the sleek white modern side table and lamp with the relaxed linen bedding.

Check out Wayfair for endless bedroom furniture and decor options.

Now here’s a bedroom that knows how to set a mood. With plush velvet seating, dark wood-paneled walls, and classic landscape photos, this bedroom designed by Hecker Guthrie is a beautiful blend of classic and modern style. To make the room feel larger (and for practical reasons), lean a large modern mirror against the wall, as done here.

Check out West Elm for stylish bedroom accents and more.

Though this room by Robson Rak feels modern and sophisticated overall, the bed itself is cozy and inviting. For a similar vibe, focus on formal, design-forward lighting and crisp white walls, then introduce warmth with bedding.

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Install Smart Lighting

Bedside sconces are a guaranteed way to make your bedroom look and feel as fresh as a 5-star hotel room. The white and light gray bedding in this room by Catherine Kwong also softens up the dark wood side table and moodier wallpaper. A high-quality candle in a scent you love will also make you feel so much calmer and ready for rest.

Check out Net-a-Porter for stylish, high-end candles.

Though there’s not a lot going on, this minimalist bedroom projects a strong sense of personal style. That’s thanks to the details, from the frameless round mirror to the wrinkled linen bedding and plain black metal side table. Simply blissful.

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A bold choice in wallpaper with matching curtains will always make a statement. Then bring the room to life with colorful throw pillows and blankets. This snake print trunk adds a touch of modern style.

Check out H&M Home for chic and super affordable bedroom finds.


Get Inspired by Your Surroundings

Your headboard isn’t the only thing that can make a statement on your bedroom wall. Opt for a low headboard and hang pictures above your bed to mix it up. Built-in lighting will always make things look infinitely more polished, too.

Check out CB2 for on-trend bedroom decor and furniture.

As simple as it sounds, adding a fresh bouquet of flowers to the bedside table can make a huge difference. In this space designed by Arent & Pyke, the hydrangeas reflect the soft blue and gray tones of the bedding. We’re also digging how the casual bed frame contrasts with the modern side table.

Check out CB2 for on-trend bedroom decor and furniture.


Choose One Unique Color

This room designed by Cathy Chapman looks like the perfect place to rest and unwind, thanks to the use of soft and comforting shades of purple. Pastels are a great choice if you want to accomplish a similar feel. The reading nook is also a nice touch.

Check out Anthropologie for pretty, bold, and boho chic bedroom furniture.

You don’t need to cover the entire wall to make a statement. Just choose a smaller nook to cover in a fun print. And speaking of fun prints, don’t be afraid of mixing them, as Studio DB boldly did in this bedroom. The wilder, the better.

Check out Home Depot for endless wall decor.

When you’re on a tight budget or aren’t sure how long you’ll be in a certain space, it may not be the right time to invest in furniture. But that doesn’t mean you can’t style a bedroom that feels both beautiful and fully functional. Here’s a perfect example. This repurposed side chair now works as a bedside table and the fresh coat of calming blue paint makes everything look put together.

Check out Home Depot for endless paint color options.

High-energy yet calming, bold yet timeless, this jaw-dropping bedroom designed by Brian J. McCarthy is serious goals. For a similar effect, stick to a tight two-color story with the walls in a show-stopping super high gloss paint, and then cover your ceiling in flat white paint. “This finish feels fresh for a guest room, and the surprising pop of color is both warm and chic,” he says.

Check out Fine Paints of Europe for high-quality specialty paint finishes.


Stay Low to the Ground

If your ceilings are low or you simply don’t have a bed frame, keep things grounded. This dreamy attic bedroom proves that a low-to-the-ground bed can look just as polished and extra cozy.

Check out Brooklinen for contemporary and cozy bedding.

A well-edited area gives you room to breathe in spaces large and small. In this industrial bedroom designed by Leanne Ford, the tight neutral color scheme prevents visual chaos while the natural light and layers of different materials inject warmth. Also, adding a sitting area will make your bedroom feel so much more inviting. A simple reading nook will do, but if there’s enough room, add a loveseat and a small coffee table.

Check out CB2 for on-trend bedroom decor and furniture.


Introduce Interesting Artwork

Investing in classic staples is always a good idea. This way, you can swap out more on-trend items with your decor. If you love the traditional look but want to make it feel modern, add a photograph like in this Catherine Kwong bedroom.

Check out West Elm for stylish bedroom accents and more.

This tasteful bedroom is the perfect balance between timeless and on-trend. For a similar vibe, opt for classic staples to anchor the room, like a traditional nightstand and a streamlined headboard, then spice things up with an eclectic gallery wall and modern light fixture.

Check out Urban Outfitters for tons of wall decor options.

Choosing the right fabrics for your bed can make all the difference. Don’t you just want to cuddle up with that fluffy white end blanket? The burl wood side table makes the cozy winter vibes in this Studio Ashby space even stronger.

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Set up a Vanity Station

Designed by 2LG Studio, this bedroom is not holding anything back—and we’re here for it. The bed frame, vanity desk, and stool are all upholstered in a luxe shade of royal indigo that creates consistency while also contrasting nicely with the coral pink walls. If you have extra space in your bedroom, a statement-making vanity is definitely worth considering. Even better if it’s channeling the 1980s like this one is.

Check out Chairish for fabulous one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.

This antique library ladder in a Thomas Jayne–designed home is the perfect statement piece while also offering some practical value. Bring in antique accents for a personal, lived-in feel—then combine it with rich, patterned textiles and we’re done for.

Check out Cost Plus World Market for fun and affordable bedroom decor.

For an air of calm seclusion in a Pacific Northwest house, almost everything in the master bedroom is hushed. Wood-paneled walls and simple white bedding keep it feeling rustic, but still warm and inviting.

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The pine spindle bed in this Vermont house’s master bedroom is classic farmhouse, while the wallpaper helps give it a modern touch. It’s charming yet feels fresh.

Check out John Robshaw for whimsical bedding.


Pick a Strategic Layout

This bed in a home by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of the The Brooklyn Home Company has drawers underneath for more storage when you’re lacking closet space. If you’re living in a studio, use a screen and/or console table to help divide your living and sleeping spaces.

Check out IKEA for affordable bedroom accents.

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