Nicole Hollis Studio
As an editor at House Beautiful, it’s no surprise that I believe good design has the power to promote a positive mood. But there’s also a pretty big crowd within the science community backing me up. For example, a 2015 survey published in the Journal of the Association for Psychological Science reports that most people feel like their emotional wellbeing is influenced (and in some cases, regulated) by a room’s ambiance. And since your bedroom is where you go to rest and decompress, it should definitely be designed to help you do that.
A simple way to ensure your bedroom design promotes a positive mood and feels like a place you can unwind in? Make sure it reflects your style, incorporates your favorite materials, colors, and patterns, shines the right light, and maximizes space. If you need some inspiration to revamp your bedroom, you’ve come to the right place. We brainstormed 60 bedroom design ideas 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, dreamier slumbers. Not to mention, they’re sure to impress guests.
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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 grownup and sophisticated.
Check out West Elm for stylish bedroom lighting, and shop our pick below:
BUY NOW West Elm Modern Totem Table Lamp, $129
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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 Onne Kings Lane for reliable bedroom staples, and shop our pick below:
Addie Blush Pink Vanity Stool ($375) BUY NOW
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Set a Warm Mood
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, and shop our pick below:
Tom Dixon Stone Table Lamp ($251) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out ABC Carpet & Home for luxe bedroom decor, and shop our pick below:
abcDNA Ice Blue Mohair Throw ($350) BUY NOW
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Float Your Furninture
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 accent, and shop our pick below:
AYTM Curva Shelf ($99) BUY NOW
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Upholster the Walls
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, and shop our pick below:
CB2 Lunar Velvet Headboard ($1499) BUY NOW
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Fit Furniture to Size
In 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, and shop our pick below:
Highland Dunes End Table ($65) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Parachute Home for premium contemporary bedding, and shop our pick below:
Parachute White Linen Duvet Cover ($210) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Project62 for affordable bedroom finds, and shop our pick below:
Project62 Velvet Channel Seam Headboard ($319) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Bed, Bath, & Beyond for all your home decor needs, and shop our pick below:
Majesty White Large Canopy Bed ($45) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Framebridge for custom framing and hip frames, and shop our pick below:
Framebridge Mercer Slim Frame ($99) BUY NOW
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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, and shop our pick below:
West Elm Gemini Nightstand ($249) BUY NOW
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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, and shop our pick below:
Urban Outfitters Marble Removable Wallpaper ($39) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Etsy for endless wall art collections, and shop our pick below:
Framed Black & White Buffalo Drawing ($34) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Lumens for stylish midcentury bedroom lighting, and shop our pick below:
Atollo mushroom-style Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti ($935) BUY NOW
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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, and shop our pick below:
Silk & Silk Project Purple Ikat Pillow ($75) BUY NOW
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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, and shop our pick below:
Pottery Barn Round Jute Rug ($107) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Cost Plus World Market for fun and affordable bedroom decor, and shop our pick below:
Cost Plus Green and Peach Rug ($150) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Farrow & Ball for premium paints and modern colors, and shop our pick below:
Farrow & Ball Railings Paint ($110) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Target for all your home decorating needs, and shop our pick below:
Kenroy Home Sconce ($91) BUY NOW
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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.
Check out Lulu & Georgia for contemporary bedroom decor and furniture, and shop our pick below:
Lulu & Georgia Faux Cowhide Rug ($159) BUY NOW
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Use Vertical Space
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 Need Supply for modern, stylish bedroom decor, and shop our pick below:
Vier Antwerp Cash Money Deck Skateboard ($87) BUY NOW
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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, and shop our pick below:
Flat Vernacular Riverbed Stone Wallpaper ($275) BUY NOW
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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 homeowners 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, and shop this iconic piece below:
Serge Mouille rotating wall sconce ($5,495) BUY NOW
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Repaint Your Walls
Instead of sticking with plain white walls, considering 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 bright a white ceiling and modern bedside sconce.
Check out Home Depot for endless paint color options, and shop our pick below:
Behr Marquee Myth ($47) BUY NOW
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Less Is More
We think Marie Kondo would approve of this bedroom by Lenne 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, and shop our pick below:
CB2 Black Frame Canopy Bed ($799) BUY NOW
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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, and shop our pick below:
Serena & Lily Truro Side Table ($698) BUY NOW
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Bold wallpaper frames a niche in the guest bedroom of Bailey McCarthy’s Miles Redd-designed Texas home. Antique furniture and white bedding balances out the bold walls.
Check out Chairish for fabulous one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, and shop our pick below:
Vintage Mahogany Side Table ($180) BUY NOW
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Lay Statement Carpets
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, and shop our pick below:
Highland Dunes Seafoam Area Rug ($380) BUY NOW
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