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Not Sure What To Do With the Space Above Your Bed? No Problem.

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When it comes to affordable and stylish ideas for bedrooms, you can’t beat the colorful and instant impact of some thoughtfully curated wall art. We like to think of art, whether it’s above your bed frame or alongside it, as jewelry for the bedroom. It’s the decorative accessory that can truly brighten up your sleep space and add a pop of personality.

The big question with art, as with all home decor, is what should you hang in your bedroom? Are there art options other than paintings and photos that can work in the bedroom? And what’s the best way to fill an empty wall space?

To help you answer all those questions, we’ve rounded up 10 inspiring bedroom wall decor ideas that are stylish, budget-friendly, and easy to pull off. We’ve also included some quick tips for how to make wall art work in your space. Find it all below!

bedroom wall decor1. Hang A Statement Mirror

Among bedroom wall decor ideas, hanging an oversized mirror above your bed is guaranteed to add major bold appeal. It creates a dazzling focal point and it reflects light and will open up your space to make it feel larger and airier, no matter the style or size of your room.

We’re fans of this master bedroom that captures our idea of livable elegance, with its pops of pink and blue and it’s clean and cozy vibe. Try this light, pastel approach at home by keeping to a soft color palette and offsetting it with crisp whites.

Combine it all with a uniquely shaped mirror that’s visually interesting and has a bit of sculptural flair. It will serve as an eye-catching, functional piece of wall art that works nicely with the soft hues.

bedroom wall decor2. Show Off Your Collections

In small bedrooms where floor space is limited, think vertical. The wall area above and around your bed is the perfect spot for hanging art and a shelf that showcases your favorite objects, whether it’s a set of art prints or photographs and memorabilia from your travels.

Take a cue from this rustic-industrial modern bedroom, where wall shelving and matching mini gallery wall add function and warmth to the bed corner. It’s probably one of the coziest bedroom wall decor ideas we’ve seen. (Fair warning: It’s probably best for those of you who don’t live in earthquake zones!) It all goes perfectly with the room’s clean-lined yet earthy mid-century vibe.

If you’re looking to bring this look home, make sure to choose a streamlined shelving piece and keep to neutral art and warm wood tones that are in line with the modern look.

bedroom wall decor3. Get Bold With Color

Take an out-the-box approach to your bedroom wall decor by painting your walls a bold color to stand in as your main visual focus. Use negative space and captivating wall color to add impact and create a backdrop that lets your furniture pieces shine.

In this minimal-industrial master bedroom, the monochromatic blue walls give the room a bold and clean look. The color also helps set off the dark-metal canopy bed and sculptural light fixture, making them showpieces.

To reimagine this look in your own space, consider bold yet soothing wall colors, such as shades of green or neutrals, and pull in furnishings with strong lines that contrast with your walls. It’s a simple way to recreate this cool yet industrial look while still maintaining a cozy and comfy vibe.

bedroom wall decor4. Play Up A Decorative Headboard

Another way to work wall art into your bedroom without going the traditional route? Opt for a large, intricately designed headboard. It’s one of our favorite functional decor ideas for any bedrooms that have high ceilings and not that many wide empty walls for art. It’s also perfect if you want to make a statement without relying on tons of art and wall decor that could look visually cluttered in narrow wall spaces.

When it comes to bedroom ideas that involve headboards, you can go wrong with a decorative boho glam design. There are endless options, from carved styles to ones upholstered with bright global patterns. But all are guaranteed to add artful color and flair to any bedroom.

If you love this glam, boho look above, start by looking for a stylish headboard that has a global aesthetic to it and pair it with a similar palette of light blues, pinks, greens, and reds. Finish with some pretty art and textiles in the same palette, and you’re all set.

bedroom wall decor5. Build Up Bedside Art Moments

If you’re more of a contemporary minimalist but not one that’s all about spare, empty spaces, this one’s for you. Instead of going for big moments above your bed or painting your walls, turn your bedside tables into artful displays. Within our endless bedroom wall decor ideas list, this one is the most practical and affordable for any bedroom, as it makes the most of a space you’ll interact with on a daily basis.

Try hanging abstract art on both sides of your bed to create a symmetrical look and install matching wall lights to add further balance. Sconces can also relieve you from needing table lamps if you want more space on your nightstand to display art or use it to hold books, your phone, jewelry, and other small objects.

We love the clean-lined contemporary look of this bedroom, which is easy to translate into your own home. Just start with neutral pieces that have simple lines but are big on comfort, like a white tufted headboard or a black dresser with gold hardware. Then just layer on your bedside with art and accents that have aspects of those designs and details.

bedroom wall decor6. Make It Easy With a Decorative Tapestry

Among our designers’ favorite wall decor ideas for the bedroom is hanging a distinct textile hanging piece above the bed. This is an easy alternative to bedroom wall art that instantly gives a space a modern boho vibe.

Look for one with a geometric design and minimal colors if you’re going for a more casual but cozy feel, or take it all the way eclectic with a bright tapestry piece that adds impact with color. The idea here is to let your wall hanging be the main focus amid your other furnishings, so try to keep to neutral pieces and light wood tones.

Stylist tip: This is a great hack if your bed frame doesn’t have a headboard. Hanging an oversized tapestry in its place can help visually define the area and give your room a pop of personality!

bedroom wall decor7. Set A Scenic Backdrop

Wallpaper is, without a doubt, the most statement-making approach to wall art in the bedroom. It’s also one of those bedroom wall decor ideas that never goes out of style. If you’re ready to take a bold leap in the wallpaper direction, try starting with a nature-themed covering and using it on the wall behind your bed to create an accent wall that tells a visual story. We especially love it as a dramatic focal point in a small bedroom.

The key to making wallpaper work is lean into its style roots by going for a more eclectic and glam look with your furnishings. Think natural materials, like wood, brass, and marble, along with pieces that have bold dramatic silhouettes and details to them. Finish it all off with plants and greenery that tie back to your nature-themed wallpaper.

bedroom wall decor8. Frame Your Windows

If you have large windows in your bedroom, you might not even need wall art. Instead, place your bed in front of your windows and hang curtains behind to create an illuminated focal point. When it comes to unconventional bedroom wall decor ideas, this is by far our favorite since it’s simple but feels incredibly sophisticated and elevated.

With this layout, you’ll want to keep to a modern classic approach with furnishings, which means tried-and-true pieces that have clean lines and are which are functional, comfortable, and easy to mix-and-match. To really set off your windows, surround it with dark neutrals and earth tones, be it through curtains, an upholstered headboard, a pair of black nightstands, or a mix of dark and light-hued pillows.

9. Consider A Piece of Sculpture

For art that adds depth and shape to your bedroom, hang a big sculpture piece above your bed to make a true statement. It’s one of those bedroom wall decor ideas that’s often overlooked since many people tend to gravitate toward paintings and photographs by default. But an oversized sculpture is great if you’re looking to bring in an unexpected touch.

Look for a large sculptural piece with a captivating design that has bold lines, which will play up the organic modernist look we’ve been seeing all over and loving. But really there are no rules when it comes to picking a wall sculpture for your room, except that it should be big and eye-catching. The idea is that with one big sculptural piece, there’s no need to hang lots of other smaller art pieces.

bedroom wall decor10. Try a Simple Pair of Pendant Art Pieces

Simple and chic, you can’t beat the curated look of a set of art prints from one series. Hang a pair (or a trio or an entire collection of six or eight) over your bed to create a gallery wall focal point that draws attention no matter where you are in the room.

Among our favorite picks are a series of squiggly line drawings or abstract shapes in straightforward primary colors. They’re sure to add a mod and fresh look that’s impactful without overwhelming your space. Be sure you opt for matching frames for your pieces from the same art series. Simple black or wood frames will help continue the understated look. If you’re at a loss for bedroom wall decor ideas, this is one of the easiest ways to work art that looks stylish and purposeful into your space.

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10 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas that Prove Less is Sometimes Way More

When it comes to interior design, do you love a more pared-back look? Something free of trinkets and frills? Then a home with minimalist style might be right for you.

What even is minimalist interior design? Minimalist design was conceptualized by the Bauhaus, a German design school in the 1920s and 30s. It’s a design style that’s guided by the idea that “less is more” and adheres to the principle that form follows function. Essentially, minimalist style results in spaces that are, above all else, functional and with few added frills. But that doesn’t mean they’re totally utilitarian. In fact, minimalist rooms can be quite elegant, as you’ll see later in this post.

For disciples of the minimalist movement, there’s a belief that minimalism facilitates a better lifestyle by stripping away the unnecessary and leaving you only with what you need—including plenty of breathing room and more brain space for creativity.

minimalist living roomWhat Do Minimalist Designs Look Like?

So, what does this actually look like? Minimalist interiors are generally void of or very light on decorative objects and have minimal furniture. What furniture is present tends to have geometric forms for visual interest and feature simplified versions of expected forms; upholstered pieces tend to be minimally stuffed. Walls and surfaces usually have smooth and natural finishes, and color palettes, overall, tend to be pretty limited.

While you can pull off a minimalist style in any part of your home, one room that we particularly love a minimalist look is in a bedroom. This is a space where lack of visual clutter can promote relaxation in a very tangible way. Because, what is a bedroom for if not unwinding after a long day (or starting the day with a clean slate)?

So, if you’re interested in creating a minimalist bedroom, keep reading. The biggest step for most people will be to simplify. This involves highly curating the space and including only the essential furniture. Beyond furniture, you’ll want to only display what is most important. The intended result? A space that offers a clean, relaxing vibe with no clutter!

minimalist bedroomMinimalist Bedroom Designs

Want to get some minimalist bedroom ideas and make this look your own? Below, you’ll find ten examples of minimalist bedrooms. Each of these rooms show you ways to blend minimalism with other styles, for a look that perfectly suits your vibe—along with room decor ideas to help bring your own minimalist bedroom to life.

Why did we mix minimalist style with other design styles? Because few people want a purely minimal space—in fact, it can be impractical. But there are so many stunning ways to integrate minimalist design with other looks for a room that reflects your style and is both beautiful and functional.

minimalist bedroom designThe Look: Classic Minimalism

This simple bedroom is about as minimal as they come. It includes only what a person actually needs, is all about the clean lines, and no added frills or ornamentation.

The Key Elements

For a truly minimalist look, we love the idea of using only one major piece of furniture in the whole bedroom. Enter: this streamlined bed frame with super functional built-in nightstands. One piece, and this room is almost complete. A grayscale color palette keeps things neutral and simple white bedding looks crisp and refined.

Though, for some visual interest, we incorporated subtle patterns in the art, pillows, and rug. This adds dimension and visual texture to the space. The matching lamps are geometric and add a sculptural element to the space. These types of additions keep the space a little more dynamic. And the large plant adds a pop of life and—along with the rich wood tones of the bed—keeps the room from feeling too cold!

It’s perfect if you…

Want to fully embrace minimalism and create as simple of a bedroom as possible.

The Look: Contemporary Minimalism

This bedroom is a transitional twist on minimal design. Purely minimal spaces can have a harsh vibe or feel impractical for everyday life—so we love that this minimal bedroom has a more livable feeling to it.

The Key Elements

The bed is the focal point of the room, with its sculptural, streamlined form and simple white linens. The brass details add a little pop of color and personality—but, ultimately, form follows function in this piece. With a bench and larger nightstands, this space features more furniture than a purely minimal space, and that’s part of what makes it feel more inviting and livable. Beyond the furniture, there are pops of art and accessories. The styling is minimal, but it gives this minimalist bedroom a more personal touch with some definite elegance!

It’s perfect if you…

Like the minimalist aesthetic but don’t want to live in a purely minimal space.

The Look: Modern Minimalism

Some personality shines through in this modern and minimal bedroom. With some fun pops of color and the playful artwork, this room really sings (and swims!).

The Key Elements

The true statement piece of this minimalist bedroom is the platform bed frame. Minimal in design, it’s free of frills, favoring sharp lines instead. But with its brass finish, it’s far from boring or straightforward. The blue accent wall complements and contrasts with the bright gold of the bed and adds depth to the space.

And the bubble pendants not only save space on the nightstands, but they beautifully add function with minimal forms. Finally, a patterned black and white rug ground the room with texture, helping break up the high contrast of the space and make it a little more inviting.

It’s perfect if you…

Prefer minimal forms but aren’t afraid of a little color and texture.

The Look: Mod Visionary

This minimalist bedroom features a style we like to call “mod visionary.” Essentially, it combines the mid-century modern aesthetic with minimal styling for a bedroom that is truly a retreat.

The Key Elements

To bring this style to life, we opted for warm, natural wood tones, primary colors, geometric forms, and bedroom furniture with tapered legs. We kept the color palette more muted—though we did add subtle pops of blue in the pillows, art, and side chair to compliment the neutral colors.

While the styling is still sparse, pieces like the floor mirror and mid-century-inspired pendant light, along with the natural textures found in the leather bench and jute rug, add warmth and dimension.

It’s perfect if you…

Love mid-century shapes with a minimal approach to styling.

minimalist modern bedroomThe Look: Moody Minimalism

The darker color palette of this minimalist bedroom gives this space an edgier vibe—but it still manages to be neutral and minimal.

The Key Elements

Overall, this room features a bit more of an eclectic approach to minimalist style. It features pops of personality with bold decor choices—like the wall art, or the sculptural and organic shapes of the plants. However, the platform bed and bench have decidedly sleek forms, while the tables and lamps have a more geometric influence. There are very few objects in this space, but each one is an understated statement.

It’s perfect if you…

Prefer a bedroom that’s bold and moody.

The Look: Glam Minimalism

You may think that minimalism and glam can’t go together. But just take a look at this minimal chic bedroom and you might start changing your mind. When mixed in the right way, these two seemingly opposite styles work quite well together. You’ll notice the bold choices in materials, shapes, and patterns—that’s all glam. But the minimalist design elements come in with the approach to form, styling, and color palette.

The Key Elements

How did we bring this look to life? Velvet and gold accents add luxe touches to this look—but you’ll notice that they’re rendered in sleek shapes and minimal designs. (Like the upholstered platform bed and the sleek but sculptural bench.)

Pops of pattern add a playfulness to this bedroom while the mid-century modern-inspired dresser and nightstand ground the look. The muted palette is punctuated with pink and warm woods, for a look that’s high-contrast but still neutral.

It’s perfect if you…

Love a little drama and glam but believe that a truly chic look is achieved with less.

The Look: Industrial Minimalism

Industrial style and minimalism are two styles that agree very nicely. This look comes to life through a minimalist approach to shape, function, and color but an industrial approach to materials.

The Key Elements

Raw woods and mixed metals add a rugged flair and show some history—bringing this look to life. Specifically, we see this in the platform bed, which features exposed metal and rough-looking wood. Sculptural forms abound, from the oversized round mirror to the table lamps and the decorative objects on the dresser.

But everything has a no-frills, non-fussy approach. The muted, neutral color palette—with crisp whites, dark woods, and a splash of gray—helps give this minimalist bedroom a spare, crisp, and clean vibe.

It’s perfect if you…

Like the depth and ruggedness of industrial materials but want a bedroom that’s still a minimalist retreat.

The Look: Mid-century Modern Minimalism

Here’s another mid-century take on minimalism, but with a little less “mod.” It features a bold approach to color, which is something that doesn’t usually work with minimal designs. But it certainly works here!

The Key Elements

What makes this space so unique is its very thoughtful approach to colors—used in just a few places but creating major impact. Blue and orange are complementary colors, but the colors aren’t just tossed around. Rather, they’re very intentionally placed in pieces that visually draw the whole room together. You’ll also notice that the shapes of individual pieces are tailored and streamlined for a very sleek look throughout.

It’s perfect if you…

Love minimalism but can’t give up color!

The Look: Refined Connoisseur

If you love classic, formal details and ornamentation, with just a touch of frill—but you also love clean, spare rooms—then this is the style for you! Refined connoisseur is an unlikely combination, but it certainly delivers. It embodies the relaxing quality of minimalist designs—with a bit of added flair.

The Key Elements

What brings this style to life is the combination of classic patterns and shapes with spare and clean styling. However, even the classic forms are more pared-down versions—like the lamps, the headboard, and the nightstands. They have classic shapes but are presented with more restrained, minimal styling. The muted color palette helps instill calm and drives home the minimalist vibe. What results is an elegant space that’s timeless yet modern.

It’s perfect if you…

Gravitate toward the formality of classic design but still love a spare, clean look.

The Look: Bold Minimalism

This room is a bold, graphic take on minimalism. It features a high-contrast, black and white color palette and bold geometric patterns that are certainly at home in minimalist designs—but with an unexpected combination of both traditional and ultra-modern elements.

The Key Elements

You’ll notice the traditional design elements in the spindle bed frame. This adds an approachable warmth to an otherwise very graphic space. However, the simplicity of the design and the black finish still feels pared down and sleek and plays up the geometric vibe. The ultra-modern moments show up in the mix of materials—lucite and metal—which you can see in the lamp and luggage stools. Meanwhile, the abstract art ties in the black and white palette while creating some visual impact.

It’s perfect if you…

Want to design a kids room or guest bedroom that’s bold and unexpected.

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10 Master Bedroom Designs To Inspire Your Perfect Bedroom Escape

Bedrooms are our own personal at-home oases. They are places just for us to use as escapes from the go-go-go of daily life. Not to mention that it’s the single place we spend the majority of our time in! Even if we’re asleep, those hours still count. That’s why your bedroom design is the best place to let your unique personality really shine through!

Because master bedroom design is so important, it can be hard to decide which bedroom look is right for you. First, you want to think about what design style you like—Modern? Rustic? Contemporary? Industrial? Then consider a color palette, decor, artwork, etc. And you don’t want to forget about the layout! All the different factors involved can start to feel overwhelming. If you are embarking on a bedroom update, we rounded up 10 master bedroom designs to use for a little inspiration.

The Look: Rustic Minimalist

Rustic minimalist style is all about a neutral color palette that creates a soothing vibe. Rustic touches and natural materials add warmth to keep the minimalism from coming off as too stark.

The Key Elements

The grey-blue accent wall here is the only color in the space, giving the space an easy, serene feeling. The warm acorn wood bed frame gives the room visual texture and warmth. Sleek, minimal foundational furniture and industrial accents—like the nightstands—create a cohesive style. Natural materials like wood, jute and ceramics and the few pops of pattern throughout all contribute to the cozy vibes here.

This Look is Perfect for…

This master bedroom design makes a perfectly relaxing pit-stop for the busy professional. It’s ideal for anyone who likes casual clean bedrooms with a modern edge!

The Look: Rustic Warmth

The rustic warmth look is a blend of rustic and transitional styles into one cohesive bedroom design. It’s a simple design with a timeless style and warm, inviting energy.

The Key Elements

For this look, think substantial wooden pieces paired with solid/hearty foundational furniture. It draws on simple rustic forms with no frills or ornament—just the basics! Then add in a classic black metal bed frame and light fixtures for extra stately sophistication. The light, celery green walls let the room breathe and lift the otherwise heavy furniture combo. Top it all off with a variety of finishes which work together to create a cohesive and dynamic style!

This Look is Perfect for…

Anyone who likes unpretentious but bold statements.

The Look: Refined Rustic

Another cool approach to rustic master bedroom design is the combo of traditional rustic with a classic, formal style. This look blends an inviting mix of classic items paired with low key, casual elements for a look that’s rustic with a refined edge.

The Key Elements

Start with classic pieces, like the shelf, side tables, and upholstered stools to lend an air of sophistication. And then bring in some warmth with low key, casual items like the rattan chair and headboard. This room also has slight beach vibes with a nod to classic style, and it feels eclectic and casual. The ocean print, shell chandelier, and neutral color palette with pops of blue add a little glam to the space. And the dark and light woods mixed together add depth and visual contrast to this master bedroom design.

This Look is Perfect for…

Those who want something classic and timeless but still relaxed enough to kick back in.

The Look: Mod Collector

For a cool take on a modern bedroom, check out this blend of mid-century modern, eclectic, and rustic styles. This master bedroom design blends mid-century forms and design principles with a rustic flair.

The Key Elements

Start with natural materials like woven elements, a jute rug, natural wood nightstand, rattan bed frame, etc. These help to lend a boho vibe to the space and also give it a rustic flair. The linen curtains and woven baskets are great accessories for this style, too. The high contrast neutrals pop against the subtle earthy-green wall color for a funky, eclectic look. Plus, we love using green in master bedroom design!

This Look is Perfect for…

Anyone who likes boho style but wants the bedroom to still feel like a low-key, soothing escape.

The Look: Mid-Century Chic

Mid-century chic is what happens when mid-century gets mixed in with a splash of glam. It’s an update on traditional Mid-Century Modern style with a lot more sass and glitz. It’s a cool style combo that feels cozy and inviting with a modern twist.

The Key Elements

This chic master bedroom design starts with a minimalist base like the subtle styling and restrained color palette. Then, layer in lux accents like brass and velvet to add a little glam to the design. The clean bedroom layout adds flow to the room while the dark gray walls are extra cozy and comforting. The contrast of warm wood finishes with metal and black and white color palette, and the monochrome prints make an impact with high contrast.

This Look is Perfect for…

Those of you who love mid-century design but can’t resist a glamorous touch.

The Look: Chic Collector

This modern bedroom design blends a monochromatic color scheme with an eclectic mix of styles like classic, mid-century, and a little bit of romantic drama. The overall look has the exquisite tastes of a collector and just the right amount of moodiness for the boudoir.

The Key Elements

The monochromatic color scheme here is tied together with pops of crisp whites and soft pinks for a look that’s relaxing and refined. It lends a sophisticated and curated edge to the whole space. Dusty reds and pinks create a totally contemporary sense of drama and give the room an earthy undertone. Mix soft furnishings like the headboard, velvet chair, and fur throw with classic items like the mirror, lamps, and chandelier. Mid-century pieces like the lamps and bedside table also complement this chic style.

This Look is Perfect for…

Anyone who isn’t afraid of a little drama but still wants a relaxing and zen bedroom to come home to.

The Look: Beachy Blue Bedroom

If you want your bedroom to feel like vacation all year round, then this beachy blue bedroom design might be just right. This look blends rustic elements with beachy colors for a super serene style.

The Key Elements

This coastal style is all about the classic beachy color palette. The soft blue walls are reminiscent of a summer sky or gentle waves and the natural woods and neutrals are earthy like sand. Throw in a little playful pattern mixing to add a preppy touch—like the pinstripes and polka dots. Work in plenty of natural textures to get the beachy style—bamboo blinds, woven wall art, woven bed frame, macrame planters, and the jute rug all add visual depth and a cozy rustic feel.

This Look is Perfect for…

Anyone who wants to bring the outdoors in, in a cozy beach house style.

The Look: Woodland Chic

Another bold approach to classic design is this woodland chic style bedroom. It blends elements of classic and glamorous design, to find the right balance between sophistication and whimsy.

The Key Elements

This look is refined and delicate, but the high-contrast palette gives it an artsy edge. It’s the kind of style that’s fit for Snow White after she moves out from the seven dwarves’ place! Whimsical furniture pieces like the bedframe, studded club chair and fur stool, also add a modern flair to the space. Geometric patterns like the rug and pillows give a slightly modern edge to princess-worthy spaces and the white bed frame makes a statement but still feels subtle.

This Look is Perfect for…

Anyone who dreams of a magical forest getaway as their own private escape at the end of the day.

The Look: Mod Enthusiast Bedroom

Mod enthusiast style is what happens when mid-century meets transitional design. It’s a bold take on modern with an extra dose of stately personality.

The Key Elements

This look makes us think of a contemporary mad-men bedroom with a moody, jewel toned twist. It’s an updated version of the classic mid-century modern style that brings in a contemporary edge. Rich jewel tones and deep wood furnishings provide a luxe air that’s super grown-up but still easy to maintain. The mix of patterns in desert hues and neutrals is balanced and earthy for a warm, organic feel.

This Look is Perfect for…

Those who value efficient design that doesn’t hold back on style.

The Look: Rustic Bohemian Glam

Part eclectic, part rustic, part boho, part glam—these are the style inspirations behind this funky master bedroom design. The look is very bohemian and blends in a variety of elements to give the sense the design has been collected and curated over time.

The Key Elements

This look features an eclectic mix of styles. The bed, chandelier, and standing mirror with rounded edges offer touches of art deco glam. Mid-century modern pieces like the brass light fixtures and nightstands add that cool, collected vibe. The entire space has an effortless edge with style touches like plants, the funky leaning mirror and the mix of patterns for visual texture.

This Look is Perfect for…

Anyone who wants a room to show off your style and personality. This look is a great way to give your unique tastes a chance to shine.

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Layout Guide: 2 Ideas for a super large master bedroom

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Finding the right layout for your room can be the trickiest part of interior design! This week we’re looking at two different ideas for a super large master bedroom with tons of open space.

  • The Space: A huge, open master bedroom
  • The Style: Classic Rustic and Industrial Rustic
  • The Challenge: Designing a master bedroom layout that makes use of all the open space.

Your bedroom might not get a ton of foot traffic, but it is where you do most of your important work—sleeping and recharging for the day ahead! Designing a master bedroom layout can be hard with a small bedroom—but it can be even more challenging with a super large bedroom! All that open space can feel daunting… But with a little creativity, you can find a master bedroom layout that makes use of all the open space. Check out these 2 ideas for a super large master bedroom and get some ideas for yours!

Large BedroomMaster Bedroom Layout Idea #1: Seating and Sleeping Areas

Master bedroom layout #1 blends rustic design with a very classic formal look. It’s an eclectic twist that creates a really cozy, yet elegant look in the bedroom. It has a cottage vibe with tons of rustic materials, traditional style furniture, and lots of classic underpinnings to make it more stately. The soft textures and rustic accents make it an easy, breezy feminine space with plenty of countryside charm.

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The key elements:

Queen Bed along the short wall. We chose to put the queen bed on the short wall vs the super long wall. This helps section off the room and create a cozier sleeping space – and there’s still room for 2 nightstands on either side of the bed.

Lots of storage. With a room as large as this, there’s no reason not to have ample storage! We used two full dressers and an armoire. That way you have plenty of space to tuck away your wardrobe, unused bedding, laundry, etc. and keep your bedroom clean and tidy.

Seating area. This master bedroom layout also features a cozy reading/conversation nook. This is a great addition to any bedroom and gives you a space to relax that is in a totally different zone. The rugs help separate the space so you feel like you have two rooms in one.

Will this layout work for you? Yes if you…

  • Love soft, feminine vibes with a touch of rustic charm and elegance.
  • Need a bedroom escape full of relaxing, calming energy and color scheme.
  • Want two distinct areas in your bedroom—one for sleeping and one for reading/relaxing.
  • Need extra storage to make your room clutter-free, crisp, and oh-so clean.
  • Want your window view unobstructed for maximum sunlight and views.

Master Bedroom Layout Idea #2: Bedroom with a Home Office

Master bedroom layout #2 features a more industrial take on rustic style. This design is slightly edgier, offering a more masculine version of the rustic look. It uses raw, rugged materials, like metal and unfinished wood, to give it a cozy, cabin-like feel with a downtown twist.

All the furniture features a contemporary vibe, with sharp angles, straight lines, and no decorative ornament to be found. The bold patterns and high contrast color palette help add visual texture and make the overall style feel tailored and cohesive.

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The key elements:

Bed on the long wall. Placing the bed in front of the windows on the long wall leaves the entire front of the room wide open for other purposes. This is better if you like your sleeping spot tucked away from the main entrance for a more secluded vibe.

TV viewing. Having the bed positioned here is also ideal for TV viewing against the opposite wall. We opted against using a tall bed frame for this layout so it wouldn’t block any light or view from the window.

Desk area. This layout left plenty of space in the front of the room for a desk/work area—perfect if you need a home office and don’t have a separate room for it. We used a leaning wall shelf with a built-in desk to stay in line with the minimalist look, but there’s enough room for any desk of your choice! Just try to steer clear of heavy, clunky furniture with a style like this.

Tons of storage. The master bedroom layout also allows for tons of storage in addition to the desk. We were able to fit two dressers in addition to the nightstands, desk, and even some extra seating with the bench at the end of the bed!

Will this layout work for you? Yes if…

  • You want to watch TV in bed. The bed is ideally situated across from the TV for watching your favorite shows before the lights go off.
  • Want distinct areas in your space. Here two area rugs create two rooms in one—a sleeping area and a workspace.
  • You love raw materials and minimal ornamentation.
  • Cool, high-contrast industrial spaces are your jam. Bonus points if you love anything that makes a bold statement!

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7 Ways to Design a Modern Bedroom That’s Unique to You

modern bedroom designsIf you Google “modern bedroom designs” the results will show you tons of different styles. Modern is the term that gets most misused in the design world: modern vs. midcentury vs. contemporary vs. any other similar-sounding term… They are actually all very unique and it can get confusing if you want to stick to one look!

Modern is actually a distinct time period spanning from the early to mid-20th century. And while they sound similar, Mid-Century Modern is a completely different style that evolved out of modern style. Contemporary design refers to designs of the here and now—as a style itself, it’s difficult to define because current styles are ever-evolving!

Alas, this still doesn’t help you in your quest for a modern bedroom design, so we rounded up 7 examples of how a “modern” design might look today. Explore these options for modern bedroom designs and find the style that fits your tastes and personality.

modern bedroomThe Look: Mid-Century Modern

A lot of the time, when people say “modern,” they really mean “Mid-Century Modern.” This distinct style became fashionable after WWII and has had a resurgence in popularity thanks to shows like Mad Men and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

The Key Elements

Mid-Century Modern style is a retro look characterized by bold, primary colors with earthy undertones. Natural woods are an important part of this look and the furniture typically features streamlined designs with organic shapes. With Mid-Century Modern, look for geometric patterns and tapered legs galore!

Perfect for…

This is great if you love your grandma’s authentic, retro style. Pure Mid-Century Modern is a nice mix of cool and comfortable and is definitely for those who want a distinctive aesthetic for their modern bedroom design.

The Look: Modern Industrial

This take Mid-Century Modern is industrial with a minimal edge. It immediately brings to mind loft spaces and big open studios.

The Key Elements

A modern industrial bedroom is all about sleek, streamlined forms. You won’t find any decorative frills here—the focus is on raw, industrial materials like metal, leather and stone. The grayscale color palette keeps everything cohesive and the individual furniture pieces have a sculptural quality that adds an artistic element. For a little added sophistication, you can punctuate the look with an iconic Mid-Century Modern piece like an Eames lounge chair.

Perfect For…

This look is great if you like a room with an edge, no color, and super sparse surfaces. If you’re a city-dweller who appreciates a sophisticated aesthetic, this clutter-free minimalist style might be just right. Neat freaks rejoice!

The Look: Modern Rustic

This look offers a trendy take on modern design. It’s warm and inviting, versatile and tres chic.

The Key Elements

For this look, think mid-century paired with boho and rustic design elements. It draws on Mid-Century Modern shapes for furniture and then pulls in rustic elements like organic patterns, natural materials, and layered textiles. This style loves an eclectic approach to styling and is all about mixing different materials and patterns.

Perfect for…

Anyone who is into boho styles and likes a cozy, layered room that’s also fun and playful.

modern bedroom designsThe Look: Organic Modernism

Another new approach to the mid-century modern design trend is Organic Modernism. This look blends mid-century forms and design principles with a softer, earthier side.

The Key Elements

Start with curved forms and paired down designs to create a serene space. The organic look is big on natural materials and minimal styling. A neutral color scheme will create balance and the soft textures keep it from feeling cold. Bring in a modern edge with a few pops of dark color for contrast.

Perfect for…

Those of you who love bringing in the outdoors but don’t love a lot of stuff. Organic modernism is great for finding the right balance between clean and cozy.

The Look: Eclectic Modern

Eclectic Modern is what happens when mid-century meets eclectic design. It’s an edgier look than modern rustic, and it’s big on personality! It’s a unique combination of styles that results in a bold and vibrant modern bedroom design.

The Key Elements

Start with a bold pop of color mixed with high-contrast neutrals. Then, incorporate a mix of materials, including woods, metal, jute, leather—the more, the merrier! It’s a very curated and collected vibe and it shows off the dweller’s life and personal tastes. Use pieces that have a story like artifacts, photos, and art from your personal collection. All of this adds to the individuality and variety of the look.

Perfect for…

Those of you who like to show off your personality! It’s a great way to show off a collection of art and objects from your travels through life.

modern bedroom designsThe Look: Modern Farmhouse

Part rustic, part mid-century, part Industrial—these are the forces behind the Modern Farmhouse look. This style was super trendy in 2019 and surges on in popularity this year! The style blends mid-century forms and colors with sleek shapes and a more rustic approach to materials.

The Key Elements

Sculptural, industrial light fixtures are central to this style. They pull other elements together for a polished, clean look that’s not too raw or old-fashioned. Use lots of rustic, rugged materials that show off their original use and weathered past (think wood with scuffs, leather with patina, etc.). The idea is to balance out the harshness of the Industrial look with warm, rustic and mid-century furnishings and accents to create a cool, airy feel.

Perfect for…

Those who like farmhouse spaces but also love mid-century style. This approach works beautifully for those who like cool, curated looks.

The Look: Earthy Modern

This is the look for those in need of some zen energy in their lives! It’s similar to organic mod but a little more earthy and less minimalist.

The Key Elements

Lots of natural materials and textures are the foundation of earthy modern bedroom designs. Go for a soothing color palette inspired by nature and clean-lined furniture with no frills. Get creative with your decor! Use abstract shapes and lots of curved and geometric forms and consider how to create balance with the individual elements. Be sure to keep this space all about clean, serene styling.

Perfect for…

Dwellers in need of a calming space to help you chill out.

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Layout Guide: A Rectangular Bedroom With Lots of Doors and Windows

rectangular bedroom layoutIn our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of interior design, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re looking at two different rectangular bedroom layout ideas for a small room with lots of windows and doors.

Designing for bedrooms is a unique challenge no matter how you look at it. Beds are large and take up a big chunk of space, which can be particularly imposing for small bedroom layouts. Then add lots of windows and doors into the mix and it can become an even harder puzzle to work out!

Limited wall area means you have to get creative about furniture placement in order to ensure that your rectangular bedroom still feels like a peaceful and uncluttered oasis where you can get the rest and relaxation you need. That’s why we’re looking at small bedroom layout ideas for creating a space that is as functional, peaceful and stylish as a great bedroom should be!

The Space: A small, rectangular bedroom

The Style: Classic Modern

The Challenge: Designing a small, rectangular bedroom layout with lots of windows and doors to contend with.

rectangular bedroom layoutLayout #1: The Serene Sleeper Layout

Layout idea #1 prioritizes a serene and peaceful sleeping environment. This bedroom layout features a queen bed, the perfect size to stretch out for a good night’s sleep. The bed is placed against the long wall, which is the most obvious placement. It leaves plenty of room for two sizeable nightstands on either side of the bed. It also means you can enjoy the view out the windows when you wake up in the morning.

Small bedroom designs are all about making a space feel open and airy so you can rest easy. Here, the neutral color scheme helps maintain a sense of calm and relaxation and the minimalist decor keeps the room feeling light and uncluttered.

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rectangular bedroom layoutKey Elements in This Serene Bedroom Layout

Placing the bed against the long wall means you can fit a queen size bed for maximum comfort and coziness. The bed also offers a lovely view out of the windows so the morning light can greet you! This placement also leaves room for two nightstands on either side, which helps create a sense of balance in the space.

The wall below the windows has a long dresser for extra storage so you don’t have to deal with clutter in your relaxation room. We also tucked a chair into the corner to create a cozy reading nook! The chair faces toward the windows too so you can take in the view from multiple spots.

The floor-length mirror tucked behind the chair means you have a functional dressing area in your bedroom. And it’s also a nice optical illusion to make the room seem even larger without taking up more floor space. The neutral rug under the bed offers a splash of color to tie the room together as well as floor coverage for bare feet.

Can This Symmetrical Bedroom Layout Work for You? Yes if You…

  • Love to gaze at the world outside from your bed.
  • Enjoy having a reading nook in your bedroom.
  • Want a bedroom that’s centered on rest and relaxation.
  • Hate clutter and want the serenity of a simple, sparse oasis.

rectangular bedroom layoutLayout #2: Extra Floor Space and Functionality

Bedroom layout #2 is all about creating more space and functionality. But we wanted to make sure to maintain a sense of peacefulness and calm by not cluttering the room. As with any small space, it’s all about finding balance.

This layout features the bed against the narrow wall at the back of the room. We used a low, platform bed that fits right underneath the windows and doesn’t block the view. The bed frame has built-in nightstands/shelves for clever storage. We made sure to use furniture and decor that would take up minimal space while maximizing functionality.

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rectangular bedroom layoutKey Elements in This Space-Saving Bedroom Layout

The platform bed we used makes an awesome space-saver for this bedroom layout. The low headboard fits just under the windows, making it easy to push it against the back wall of the room. This placement leaves much more open floor space without blocking the light or view from the windows. It also doesn’t sacrifice your big, cozy sleeping space! The bed frame has built-in nightstands so you don’t need to buy the extra pieces of furniture. And it comes with two shelves on either side for extra storage. It’s a great interior design hack that adds function without the price tag of extra furniture.

The stylish bench at the end of the bed is great for extra seating or a place to drop your things/put on socks and shoes/etc. And the tall dresser along the back wall adds tons of extra storage space to tuck away clothes and clutter. The minimalist decor keeps the room feeling tranquil and calm and the pillow and artwork add pops of color for warmth.

Pushing the bed against the narrow wall and using minimal furniture leaves lots of open floor space in this bedroom layout. It’s great if you need space for things other than sleeping in your bedroom—yoga or painting, anyone?

Can This Functional Bedroom Layout Work for You? Yes if You…

  • Want to cut down on the amount of furniture in your space.
  • Love tidy, uncluttered layouts.
  • Like having your bed tucked in snugly between two walls.
  • Need extra floor space for exercise/activities at home in your bedroom.

 

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Year In Review: Our 14 Best Bedroom Designs of 2019

best bedrooms 2019With 2019 coming to an end, we’re celebrating another amazing year in design with a quick look back at some of our favorite bedroom designs from the past trip around the sun. It’s the most intimate and cozy space in the house, so here’s to giving it the design love it deserves! Read on to see our best bedrooms from the year.

best bedrooms 2019The Look: Modern Lakehouse

This modern farmhouse-style bedroom is from our favorite lake house home tour. It shows off that you can do rustic without going the classic cabin route. The bedroom design combines a mix of woods in the best way possible with its light dresser, dark bed, and painted shiplap. Not to mention the vibrant green rug sets a beautiful foundation that also adds a subtle pop of color. It’s no wonder this is one of the best bedrooms of 2019!

Why We Love It: You can’t beat a modern cabin that nails it with a light, bright color palette.

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The Look: Natural Cool

This cozy and cool bedroom design manages to combine a crisp palette with perfectly plush layers and textures, from the traditional rug topped with large fluffy sheepskin to the creamy curtains to the super-soft bedding. And let’s not forget the Windsor-style bed, which adds a refined touch of rustic charm.

Why We Love It: This is our idea of a dreamy mix of textures layered together in the best way.

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The Look: Modern Earthy

Who knew that earthy neutrals could feel bold, and dare we say, colorful even? The green walls give this room a soothing backdrop that brings other soft rustic colors into sharp focus. Just check out the warm grays, browns, and beiges. Finally, the striped bedspread adds a bold touch of graphic pattern to the room.

Why We Love It: This is a bold example of a color risk that truly paid off!

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best bedrooms 2019The Look: Classic Glamour

There’s nothing like a traditional bedroom design with a glamorous edge. This chic design balances luxury and comfort, color and calm, as well as classic shapes and bold textures in the most wonderful ways possible. It all adds up to a statement bedroom that absolutely captivating.

Why We Love It: A blue-velvet scalloped headboard is a daring design move we simply can’t turn away from.

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The Look: Rustic Minimal

Both rustic and minimal at once, there’s just enough cozy in this clean-lined bedroom that still feels light and airy. The industrial flair from the lamps, the nightstands, and the floor mirror give the room an edge, while the soothing colors keep it visually simple and balanced.

Why We Love It: Modern rustic simplicity done without a trace of distressed wood? Yes, it’s possible!

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The Look: Luxe Wintry Bedroom

There’s so much that this luxurious traditional bedroom gets right. The plush upholstered headboard makes for an elevated centerpiece, the lovely patterned rug brings subtle elegance, and the sophisticated black wood furnishings provides just the right color contrast.

Why We Love It: It’s the classic white bedroom that feels like you’re waking up in a five-star hotel every day.

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The Look: Mid-Century Boho

It doesn’t get much better than this boho bedroom if you like modern design and lots of color. There’s a perfectly curated mix of patterns, from the pillows to the rug to the art. The opening shelving is both functional and stylish, and all of the designs feel balanced and not the least bit visually overwhelming. It’s a well-designed mix that’s very of-the-moment.

Why We Love It: If you love an eclectic space and mid-century furniture mix, this is perfection.

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The Look: Coastal Calm

If there’s a coastal bedroom design that we’ll always keep looking back to, it’s this bright elegant retreat. It’s refined without feeling stuffy or dark, and the furnishings are balanced in scale beautifully. If you like a more classic flair to your bedroom look but still prefer your designs to have a streamlined feel, this space has all of that.

Why We Love It: A light and bright space with a stunning canopy bed is always a yes.

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best bedrooms 2019The Look: California Casual

You can’t get more California casual in style than this bedroom mix that brings together layers of plush textiles and tailored furniture shapes. Don’t forget that perfect touch of brass detailing along with ephemeral art and woven accents. All the cues for absolute comfort are worked in right here in this stylishly curated bedroom.

Why We Love It: Luxury achieved through gorgeous neutrals is the definition of bedroom dreams!

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The Look: True Rustic

Clean-lined rustic style at it’s finest, this cozy bedroom features streamlined designs that make it feel modern and open. The wrought-iron bed frame sets a bold rustic tone while the soft green walls and notes of woven textures add to the overall relaxed vibe of the room.

Why We Love It: Cozy and inviting without feeling cluttered, this is one of our best bedrooms exemplifying classic rustic ease.

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best bedroom designsThe Look: Eclectic Glam

You don’t see this eclectic and funky bedroom approach every day. This space has its own unique sense of style and is all about getting playful and showing off some personality. The contrast of the orange walls with the blue-raffia nightstand alongside the metal bed say it all. A fun little gallery wall tops it all off with some additional oomph.

Why We Love It: A bedroom that reflects your personal style makes for a happy haven!

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The Look: Edgy Mid-Century Modern

Modern and edgy, this design-focused bedroom is all about the distinct furniture mix. The warm woods balance out harsh metals and the bold green wall, while all the natural textures—woven cord bench, jute rug, metal bed, hide pillows—add sleek and bold appeal.

Why We Love It: This is proof that there’s always a way to make cool designs work, no matter your space.

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The Look: Livable Elegance

From the channeled headboard and the neutral geometric rug to the rusty orange and blue color palette, this elegant bedroom captures the perfect mix of polished style and ease. The best part is that the furnishings and accents also have livable appeal for the everyday.

Why We Love It: Sophisticated design that feels none too precious never gets old!

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The Look: Modern Industrial Comfort

This industrial bedroom design mixes masculine and feminine styles seamlessly with its pops of patterns and the gallery wall of soft black-and-white art. Even though there are substantial furniture pieces that feature bold tones and materials, they all come together to create a totally livable space.

Why We Love It: If you’re looking to merge two completely separate styles, here’s your answer!

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3 Cozy Bedrooms We Want To Hibernate In All Winter Long

cozy bedroom ideasIt’s almost full-on sweater weather, so you know what that means. We’re turning in and getting our home ready for total hibernation mode. And where better to start than with the bedroom. It’s the most intimate space in the home and, if you’re like us, you’ll likely want to be spending more time curled up in bed as the days get shorter. All the more reason to make this the coziest room in your home.

To get you inspired to warm up your bedroom, we’ve pulled together these three cozy bedroom ideas, from classic to boho, that are big on comfort. Read on and get ready to winterize your bedroom with these ideas!

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #1: The Mid-Century Wonderland

If you’re wondering what we mean when we say “warm modernism,” this bedroom is it. Mid-century designs are the core pieces here with their clean lines and warm woods. Mix them with graphic patterns and bold visuals, and you’ll have a bedroom that’s crisp, cool, but totally cozy and inviting.

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The Essentials:

A pop of pattern. Plaid is a great option since it’s graphic and reminds us of winter and warm log cabins. A plaid rug and pillows are sure to bring in the warm fuzzy feeling you need to balance out the furniture. Then mix in other patterns for an even cozier feeling.

Warm wood tones. Choose furniture and designs made with warm-toned woods to give your bedroom a welcoming feeling. Acorn woods can instantly warm up any space with a cozy atmosphere, while natural wood grains will add visual texture.

Mural backdrop. Go for a textural art piece, like this oversized mural of a forest, which brings the outdoors in and makes for a visually backdrop in a cozy bedroom. The engraving is a little unexpected and has an antique feel that conjures up a dreamy look.

This is great if you want…

A bedroom that has cool tones and streamlined pieces but still feels warm and welcoming.

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #2: The Classic Cocoon

There’s a reason traditional style bedrooms with all their classic trappings are tried-and-true. In the winter, the perfect mix of classic furnishings and accents can create a sumptuous retreat and make your bedroom feel like a cozy cocoon. Get ready for those luxe textures and layers!

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The Essentials:

Upholstered headboard. It doesn’t get any cozier than a padded headboard. Go for one with wings on the sides or try tufted options, both of which add a classic look. They’re our ultimate go-to for warming up a winter bedroom with a plush look. Not to mention, it’ll give you lots of support for leaning back in bed with a book at night.

Layers of textiles. Pile on the pillows, throws, and even a sheepskin. The more layers, the cozier your bedroom, naturally. If you’re not sure where to start, the sheepskin is one of our favorite cozy bedroom ideas since it adds the softest texture and can go anywhere in your space. Try one on a bench at the foot of your bed, draped over an armchair, or even on the floor by your bed for a cozy landing when you step out of bed in the morning.

Traditional rug. There’s something about a rug with a traditional pattern that instantly cozies up a room. Consider a vintage-style rug with an Oriental pattern or go with one that’s a little faded and washed-out for a subtle touch that adds tons of warmth to your floors.

This is great if you want…

An elegant space that feels decorated and inspires you to spend time in, morning and night.

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #3: The Bohemian Hideaway

Part glam, part eclectic, this bedroom is our idea of the perfect bohemian winter escape. There are luxurious textures mixed with pretty accent pieces, warm neutrals, and a vibrant array of plants and greenery. It’s the perfect combination of calm, comfort, and chic style.

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The Essentials:

Dark wall color. Nothing dials up the cozy in a bedroom like a dark-wall color. It creates an intimate and enveloping atmosphere that makes you want to snuggle up in bed all-day. If you’re looking to go big on cozy hibernating vibes, don’t hesitate!

Natural textures. Whether it’s a hint of warm raw wood or a chunky wool knit throw, or a handwoven wall hanging, you want to bring in natural textures that add depth and coziness to your space. Think linen, live-edge woods for a rustic pop and then even some velvet and leather for a bit of luxe contrast. Texture for days.

Gold and brass accents. It goes without saying that the right about of metallic accents can go a long way in the bedroom. Instead of silver or black, opt for warm metals, like gold and brass. They’ll lend the perfect cozy glimmer to your space.

This is great if you want…

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4 Ways To Design a Black-And-White Bedroom

bedroomYou don’t need us to tell you that black and white is a classic color combo. And we can’t get enough of it. They’re perfect for any modernist who loves clean lines, high-contrast spaces, and contemporary designs. Even if you’re not a modern design fan, there are ways to work black-and-white that feel light, warm, and perfectly balanced—especially in your bedroom. The bold color combo can actually look and feel calm, crisp, and comforting when used carefully and thoughtfully in bedrooms.

Even so, working black and white into your decor can be tricky in the most private room in the home. You risk going either super minimalist or overly sleek and spare, ending up with a space that feels anything but cozy and relaxing.

So for some guidance, we’ve rounded up our favorite black and white bedroom ideas here to help you rethink the palette for your home. Read on to get our tips for nailing each look and shop the rooms.

bedroomIdea #1: Light and Neutral

A neutral base is the foundation of this look, which is layered with pops of black and gray. It’s the easiest way to play with the black-and-white color scheme in the bedroom since it won’t feel too intense or visually bold. If you want a way to ease into the look or like the idea of a bedroom that’s crisp but feels cozy and comfy, this one’s for you.

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The Essentials:

An upholstered bed. Try one in a neutral or dark grey. This will contribute to the overall color scheme while adding a touch of softness to the room.

Organic, patterned rug. Lay one down in black and white to add a pop of pattern and texture. We went with a plush wool number for an extra soft look.

Crisp white curtains. The more textiles you layer the more you’ll bring this look to life. Beautiful white curtains will balance out bold black shades and sharp lines from your furniture.

Plush neutral bedding. This is the simplest and best way to work in black and white. Choose throw patterned throw pillows and solid shams for a look that will feel plush and layered.

This is great if you want…

A space you can easily change up later on if you decide that black and white isn’t your year-round thing.

bedroomIdea #2: Balanced and Boho

This take on the palette brings together a perfect light and dark mix of wood, leather, art, and accents. It’s equal parts eclectic and boho but doesn’t feel overly decorated or bright. It’s all about contrasting and playing with the right pieces and patterns.

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The Essentials:

A farmhouse bed. You’ll want to start here with a sculptural bed frame. It will set the eclectic tone for your room and work as the anchoring piece around which you’ll layer other wood, leather, and black and white accents.

Leather accent pieces. Whether it’s your pillows, an armchair, a bench, or a pair of poufs at the end of your bed, a semi-substantial leather piece is key to adding visual texture.

Textured textiles. When it’s all about the materials, plush textured bedding and pillows is one of the details that really shine in black and white bedrooms. Think pom pom pillows, ribbed bedding, and knit throws galore!

Quirky graphic art. For a pop of personality that brings the look to life, these whimsical pieces will serve as unexpected patterns and accents that offset the material mix and high-contrast palette.

This is great if you want…

A more rustic-boho leaning feel and a black-and-white bedroom that feels bold but warm.

bedroomIdea #3: Warm and Cool

If black and white is really what you’re after, this look strikes the perfect balance of black and white decor in your space. The key to this look is to add warmth with wood and gold accents that are offset it with crisp, white elements throughout.

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The Essentials:

A natural wood bed. You’ll want to start here with a big wood piece that offers the warmth of natural wood. It will set the tone for your room and work as the overarching neutral to the black and white tones.

Gold accents. For polish and warmth, you’ll want to layer in gold and brass accents. We added a lamp, nightstand, and bed frame with hints of gold in the hardware, which are small details that really shine in a black and white bedroom.

Black accent wall. This will push your look further into black and white territory, and it will bring a dramatic note to the room. Balance it out with white rug and snowy linens to keep a 50/50 black and white decor ratio.

Plenty of patterns. It’s all about mixing together different black-and-white and high-contrast patterns—think stripes, zigzags, geometrics, and funky graphic motifs!

This is great if you want…

A room that’s contemporary, cool, but also supremely comfy. The perfect balance!

bedroomIdea #4: Dark and Moody

A look that pushes more black with pops of white, this isn’t a style for the faint of heart. It’s a bold look that works great in industrial, minimal, or loft-style spaces. If you’re wanting to bring that urban vibe to your bedroom, this approach is for you.

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The Essentials:

All black walls. As we mentioned, this is the boldest black and white bedroom look, so if you’re taking this route, it’s all about taking black shades to the max. We chose charcoal gray for all the walls to play up a moody note that doesn’t come off as too intense or cave-like.

Metal bed frame. To really nail that sleek industrial-minimal vibe, select a sleek metal bed frame. One in gold adds a pop of warmth, but you can go silver or black if you like!

Play with soft layers. From pillows to rugs to bedding, add layers to soften this otherwise super high-contrast look.

Pops of white. It goes without saying that a black-and-white bedroom needs white! Go for white in your base furniture, decor, and art to really balance out the dark walls!

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A moody take on a black and white bedroom that’s totally modern and still feels inviting.

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Layout Guide: Small Bedroom With a Curved Wall

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Designing a funky shaped bedroom can be a challenge. Beds are big can leave little to no space for anything else in a small room. A curved bedroom wall can make it tough to get the most out of a space and still ensure that it feels serene and relaxing, like a bedroom should.

That’s why we’re exploring two different ways to tackle the oddly-shaped bedroom. It can be an exciting challenge that forces you to get creative with a small bedroom layout! Check out these two layout ideas for designing a curved bedroom that’s functional, comfy and stylish.

The Space: An 8 x 17 awkwardly-shaped bedroom with a curved wall.

The Style: Colorful and eclectic

The Challenge: Designing a small, oddly-shaped bedroom with a curved wall to fit essential furniture items without making the space feel cramped or claustrophobic.

bedroomIdea #1: Simple, Solo Living

Layout Idea #1 prioritizes space and comfort. The bed is placed along the wall in front of the curved corner to allow room for a queen-sized option. This means you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and luxuriate. Plus, it is the best placement to enjoy the view out the window from the bed.

The setup is all about making the space feel open and uncluttered with an angled rug, easy use of tight space, and minimalist decor. Furnishings help maintain a sense of openness in the space and a well-placed mirror helps make the room seem even bigger. 

 bedroomWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

Placing the bed against the curved wall means you can fit a queen bed for maximum relaxation and rest. The bed also gets a stellar view right out the window and this placement leaves room for a nightstand on one side.

In the back corner behind the bed, we filled in the awkward space left by the curved wall with a plant. We used a faux option because watering back in that tight space would be difficult. But this way you get all the looks and lightness of plant life without the maintenance.

The dresser at the foot of the bed makes perfect use of that skinny strip of wall space. A tall dresser is great for smaller spaces as you can get more storage vertically without taking up valuable floor space.

And the angled rug under the bed offers more floor coverage for bare feet and takes attention away from the awkward shape of the room. The mirror visually opens up the small room and makes it seem bigger and also has posts on top for hanging towels, purses, etc.

bedroomThis Is Great If You…

  • Are a young adult living solo.
  • Prefer simple, uncluttered spaces.
  • Love to daydream and watch the world outside from your bed.
  • Want a bedroom that’s purely a space for resting and relaxing.

officeIdea #2: Extra Functionality

Layout #2 aims to pack in as much function as possible into the oddly-shaped bedroom. But we also wanted to make sure it didn’t feel cluttered or overcrowded. You still want a space where you can feel peaceful and relaxed, so it’s all about finding balance.

This layout option expands the functionality of the small room with extra storage and a mini desk. We swapped in a twin bed to this design, which allows for more open floor space and incorporated other furnishings that would help maximize functionality without overtaking the room.

bedroomWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

The twin bed in this design leaves more open floor space to play with so our layout choices aren’t so limited. This is a trundle option, which is great for a kiddo’s room if they like to have sleepovers. You could also do a bed with storage underneath instead.

To maximize space and functionality along the curved wall, we placed a mini desk setup. This creates a great spot to do homework, read a book and enjoy the view outside the window. Having the desk pulled away from the wall a bit is okay because you can use the space in the curved corner to house a trash can or even put a footrest for a more comfortable workspace.

The wall-mounted bookcase also expands available storage space by using the wall vertically instead of taking up further floor space. To give the room a super cozy vibe, we layered rugs for extra coverage and use dark wall paint for an intimate and relaxing feel.

deskThis Is Great If You…

  • Need a workspace at home and don’t have room elsewhere in the house.
  • Like a cozy space where everything you need is in reach.
  • Want a comfy, sleepover-ready bedroom for a kiddo.
  • Need extra storage in a bedroom.
  • Want to have a guest area that’s equipped with everything they’ll need!

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