Whether your style skews boho or modern, we have designer tips and tricks to quickly elevate your bedroom without tearing down walls or racking up a high bill. These pieces and ideas cover everything you need to create your most comfortable, luxurious and personal bedroom ever.
A room is never completely finished until you address your window dressing situation. In the guest bedroom of a Paris apartment, the custom forged-iron bed frame is finished in gold leaf and stands out against the curtains made from a Pierre Frey chintz and Dedar fabric.
Bedroom Designs with Clever Features
Modern design is all about showcasing a few bold choices rather than a lot of this and that and this bedroom is showcasing its ever so clever headboard/night stand. The headboard even has a strapped in place cushioned section behind the actual cushions and incorporates electrical plug ins for lights and gadgets
SWAP IN A DAYBED
Create the illusion of more space in a tiny guest room by opting for a daybed instead of a large bed frame. For more ideas, browse our favorite daybeds.
Bedroom Ideas with Decorative Distressed Wall
The bedroom wall in the above photo showcases a modern distressed look paired with a more traditional herringbone floor. Its a bit of ying and yang that works so well because of the neutral but very rich color choices in bedding.
A STATEMENT ART PIECE
ess can be more when designing around a statement art piece. In this minimal apartment, the neon wall sculpture is by Glenn Ligon and stands out beautifully against walls sheathed in a Marmorino finish.
Bedroom Design with Black Color Accents
Sticking to one light color is an easy way to make a small bedroom feel less claustrophobic. In a young couple’s monochromatic Swedish home, the master bedroom blends white and cool brown for a color scheme that makes the petite space feel more open and airy. The bed is by Hästens, and the lamp and stool are vintage.
Bedroom Ideas with a Decorative Wallpaper Wall
We’ve already seen how texture, color and pattern can really enhance a minimalist or modern look, but if you prefer your furnishings and bedroom linens to be neutral and pattern free you can still layer in pattern with the help of wallpaper.
If you grow tired of things easily, using curtains as a creative headboard lets you update your room to fit every season and mood. In the master bedroom of a palatial Florence estate, the bed coronet and curtains are of an Ian Mankin stripe
Color Coordinated Bedroom Design
Once upon a time we all where told that green and blue didn’t work together, thank goodness in today’s modern homes that is no longer the case. A bedroom filled with both blue and green is such a comforting, nature inspired aesthetic that sleep is just a pair of closed eyes away
Layering is key to a beautiful bed. It gives your space an instantly glamorous upgrade, plus you’ll be beyond cozy in the wintertime. The master bedroom of a Gramercy Park apartment seen here features a luxe bed dressed in custom Frette linens.
An Ultra Modern Bedroom
There’s nothing more frustrating than a bedroom with just one overhead light. Give yourself options by adding a dimmer or opt for several fixtures throughout the room, like Christian Siriano’s Connecticut country home. Who are we to say no to a bedroom chandelier?
Romantic Old Charm Bedrooms
A simple way to create a modern decor in a rustic bedroom is to paint brick, exposed ceiling joists and even floors white
ARTWORK YOU ADORE
There’s no need to go overboard with the art in your bedroom: pick one piece that speaks to you and also makes a statement. This charming bedroom in a Uruguayan country house prominently features a painting by Eva.
Browse our gallery of the best places to buy art online and then get ideas on how to display your finds.
Simple Modern and Minimalist Designs
The best way to create a minimalist modern look is to choose a few key items that are stand alone designs like the Him Chair in orange, the checkerboard carpets and the purple bed frame.
A COMFORTING COLOR PALETTE
You want everything in your bedroom to exude comfort, and the color palette is no exception. Whether you’re a fan of warm or cool shades, pick colors that you naturally gravitate toward and give you a sense of calm. This home in Mexico opted for organic colors like ocean blue and deep brown. The statement wall is painted with Patagonia by Comex and the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller.
Rooms with a View
When you have a gorgeous view there is no need to bring the outdoors inside, floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows will do the job just fine and when its time for a little privacy, simply draw the curtains or pull down the shades
You should have as many family photos as you wish in other rooms in the house, but it’s best to keep the bedroom’s artwork less emotionally loaded. Elegant photographs add some character to your space without reminding you of specific people while you’re trying to fall asleep. All of the photographs pictured in this Upper West Side bedroom are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.
Bedroom Designs with a Fireplace
There’s nothing better than warming up a room with a fire and while most of us don’t think twice about including a fireplace in our living room, we don’t always consider the bedroom, but a fireplace there would be the perfect way to relax and unwind, and when suspended from the ceiling at a height that’s visible from the bed, it’s also beautiful.