At the end of a long hard day there is nothing better than lying down on fresh bedding and crisp sheets, but how many of us have a conducive interior style in the bedroom? It’s hard to design a bedroom that is stylish yet functional and calming without making it look like a soulless showhome. We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep but do we realise how much the interior can impact this? The LuxPad spoke to design bloggers and interior experts to get their top tips and advice on bedroom styles that will look great and provide you with the relaxing haven that you need. To discover bedroom decorating ideas that are sure to inspire you just click on the bedrooms below.
Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Our guide to bedroom design is jam-packed with dozens of decorating tips and tricks to help you transform your room into a cozy retreat.
1. Bold Headboard
The master bedroom in this Mississippi farmhouse features a charcoal headboard inspired by an old door, which brings out the blue in the hand-woven rug and serves as a perfect accent piece in an otherwise neutral room.
2. Clean Lines
A grid of framed prints and a graphic basket showcase this room’s leading print. The faux leather headboard adds a surprise element to an otherwise classical room.
3. DIY Art
Inside an Italian Design Firm Cyrill Matter Chalkboard paint has found its place in kitchens, playrooms, and children’s bedrooms, but it’s also an innovative and evolving element for adult spaces, too. In this rental treehouse in Florence, a chalkboard doubles as a headboard and a message space for hosts to leave welcome missives to guests.
4. Laid-Back Contemporary
A sea blue rug and white walls and beams create a light and airy feel in this bedroom. The exposed wood accents and modern art up the contemporary vibes.
5. Shiplap on a Slope
The way that this California bedroom’s white shiplap walls slope inward while maintaining a space above the bed adds dimension and extra coziness. The laser-cut lanterns casts soft shadows on the walls at night, adding to the effect.
6. Seaside Blues
Create a spot to sit with two comfy chairs at the foot of the bed. Short on space? Slip in an upholstered bench or pouf.
7. Dramatic Curtains
bedroom decor ideas Simon Upton 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.
8. Boho Perfection
With eight walls to work with in this octagonal bedroom, a bold wallpaper was used to soften harsh angles. Bright pillows play up the boho feel.
9. Floral Print Takeover
The oak bed, purchased by the owner’s parents in England in the ’70s, is a handsome counterpoint to the room’s frill factor, which is consistent with the tiny home’s entire aesthetic.
10. Easy Art
Add inexpensive artwork with wall decals. These oversize polka dots work well in a modern bedroom.
11. LAYERED BEDDING bedroom decor Björn Wallander
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.
12. Green Dream
In the master bedroom of a Swedish summer home, the steeply pitched roof became even more dramatic with the addition of patterned panels. A pale green makes it feel like summer, no matter what season it actually is.
13. Symmetry and Negative Space
The owners of this Maine cottage converted a storage unit already on the property into the ultimate he-and-she-shed. Now attached to the main house, the cozy quarters accommodate a queen-size bed and headboard flanked by custom floating bedside tables. Petite lamps and a homemade single-bulb pendant provide ample light without bulk, and a custom lumbar pillow made from Indian textiles helps the room feel a bit wider.
14. Sage Green
A unique wide green stripe on the wall continues on to the bed, making the room stretch on. Imagine making this bed in the morning? The metallic, flower-shaped mirror over the bed adds a nice texture.
15. A TOUCH OF DRAMA bedroom decor Max Zambelli
Even the brightest, most cheerful bedrooms need an element of dark, sexy glamour. Balance is key. Stick with a few dramatic pieces, like the bedroom in this Windsor Terrace home that features a bed frame upholstered in a Lake August fabric and is topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket.
16. Bungalow Brilliance
Don’t overlook a DIY project. Justina Blakeney designed the curvy headboard with built-in nightstands for her “Jungalow”.
17. Views of Nature
Yes, the guest room of this Maine home is small (just 10 feet wide!), but what it lacks in square footage it more than makes up for in views. It overlooks the scenic backyard filled with birch and spruce trees. The tiny table—just big enough to accommodate a bud vase, cell phone, or coffee cup—was a gift from the owner’s aunt.
18. FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS bedroom decor William Waldron
Whether they’re on your nightstand, vanity, or windowsill, flower arrangements are a lovely thing to wake up to. Especially in the winter when you need a dose of greenery. Take inspiration from the fresh flowers that flank the bed—not to mention the flora on the walls—of this West Village master bedroom.
This bedroom is giving off serious Spanish vibes thanks to cozy bed curtains and a four-poster bed. They help provide a warm contrast to the black-and-white in the room.
20. Passion for Color
Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard isn’t afraid of color—and you shouldn’t be either! A seafoam green four-poster bed pairs perfectly with a bright blue comforter and patterned wallpaper.
21. CREATIVE STORAGE bedroom decor William Abranowicz
The end of your bed is a perfect and unsuspecting spot to fit in more storage. In the bedroom of a Los Angeles country house, a vintage clothing trunk steals the decor spotlight while also giving you much-needed space.
22. Shades of Gray
This bedroom layers shades of gray with autumnal colors. The walls are covered in a silk-and-abaca wallpaper for added texture.
23. A STATEMENT BED FRAME bedroom decor Simon Upton
Give your personal space some glamour with a statement bed frame. From four-posts to platforms, the options for a chic piece of furniture are endless. In the master bedroom of a Connecticut weekend home, this bed frame is by Hickory Chair and dressed in Restoration Hardware linens.
24. Glam It Up
This master bedroom has a cocooned, tree house feel thanks to the gold bamboo poster bed. A statement pendant adds OTT glam.
25. A COMFORTABLE RUG
Nothing ruins a happy morning (or makes a gloomy one worse) than stepping out of the bed onto a cold, hard floor. Do yourself a favor and make sure your feet are greeted with a beautiful cushy rug. Opt for something soft, stylish, and timeless, and you’ll be destined to keep it (and love it!) forever. Browse some our favorite rugs and get rug styling tips for any room.
26. No-Fuss Neutrals
The laid-back atmosphere of country superstar Ronnie Dunn’s Tennessee barn home is maintained by keeping the palette neutral while focusing on organic textures (lots of linen and rope) and raw materials (metal, wood, and stone). An antique barn door track gets a second life as a picture rail above the tufted burlap headboard in the master bedroom.
27. A Theme
It’s the first thing a child will consider when putting together their bedroom, but adults tend to shy away from decorative themes. A theme can be a powerful unifying device, not to mention calming. In this Netherlands bedroom, the wall-covering, curtains and bedcover are all a classic toile de Jouy. The headboard is custom-made, and the side table is vintage.
28. Shiplap FTW
In the master bedroom of a Charleston guesthouse, the custom cypress platform bed has a roll-out trundle for guests with kids. The wood-paneled walls add a farmhoue vibe.
29. Coastal Cool
For a wind-scoured, airy feel, this beach house bedroom has a queen bed made of recycled wood. Framed shore-bird prints from hang in a tight grid, and vintage hurricane lamps were turned into reading sconces.
30. The High Life
An incredibly tall canopy in gray linen with Samuel & Sons trim highlights the vertical space in the master bedroom of this renovated 400-square-foot East Village apartment. The coverlet is in a Miles Redd fabric for Schumacher, and the carpet is by Stark.
31. Breezy White Bedroom
Light-catching white makes the small guest bedroom of this San Miguel de Allende, Mexico retreat feel open and airy. The four-poster bed is custom, and interior designer/owner Rela Gleason painted her mother’s vintage vanity table white; the basket is from Oaxaca and the throw is an antique suzani.
32. Palm Beach villa features curtains
The master bedroom of this Palm Beach villa features curtains and a matching canopy in a Fortuny fabric, a screen from John Rosselli Antiques and an 18th-century French bench in a Lulu DK fabric. The carpet is by Stark.