Wall color ideas, furniture choices and layout suggestions to inspire your decorating plan.
Your bedroom is meant to be a haven, complete with the right decor choices to ensure a good night's rest. No matter your interior design style — traditional, modern, rustic or eclectic — everything from a stylish headboard to a charming accent wall or inviting paint color can transform your space into a dreamy retreat. And the good news is bedroom decorating doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. In fact, it can be fun! To keep you inspired, browse some of our favorite bedroom ideas that'll make any cozy setup or grand space feel zen.
The tricks we share in this roundup are simple. Take your pick of statement lighting and bold wallpaper designs. Or, get inspiration for choosing luxe bedding (check out some of our 2022 Bedding Award winners!) or the perfect shade of blue paint to create the ultimate escape. If you have a guest room that happens to be on the small side, you might even consider bunk beds to make every inch count. But if you're working with a more spacious layout, we've included options for seating arrangements, built-in bookshelves and more. It's also important to keep your budget intact in the process, so we included some ideas for reusing inherited pieces, like a vintage bed frame or sliding barn doors. They're brilliant for DIY lovers.
Take a look below at these gorgeous bedroom design ideas to maximize your room's potential. You'll be surprised by how even the smallest design tweaks can make a difference.
In this Pasadena, CA, pool house bedroom by Arterberry Cooke Architecture, bright white walls add to the room's breezy feel. The beaded light fixture above the bed is a stylish addition that plays off the neutral tones in the space.
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Coral and green are unexpected yet complementary hues that can instantly bring a bedroom to life. Paint the walls a lighter shade, while keeping the curtains and any artwork in the room a darker tone (even the edges can be painted darker for even more depth).
Don't waste the opportunity to make the most of an unused corner. Turn it into a workstation! Install a built-in with just enough space for a desktop and two shelves, then amp up the area with graphic wallpaper.
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Add a rustic flair to a modern bedroom with the addition of sliding barn doors. They're especially great for diving open spaces, like an en suite bathroom.
Paneled walls, similar to this design by Living With Lolo, bring depth and character into a room. The pink pigment complements the trendy white lamps, bedside tables and bedding.
Clara Jung of Banner Day Interiors gave this room a "leafy" upgrade with wallpaper. Unlike animal, geometric or plaid prints, this mural features a stunning forest landscape that'll make you dream of sleeping among the trees.
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Let a floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobe act as the focal point in a compact bedroom. To balance the look, take a cue from Reena Sotropa of In House Design Group and adhere to a classic blend of black and white to finish the look.
Give your kids' room a tree-house-inspired look, as seen in this design by Jenni Yolo of I Spy DIY. The chalkboard wall is a fun spot for little ones to draw, while the checkered fabric and orange sofa energize the room.
There are plenty of ways to maximize space in a tiny bedroom, including swapping a traditional bed for a wall-mounted style or Murphy design. From the decorative headboard to the trendy wall lamps, the space has everything one may need to rest in comfort.
Save space with bunk beds, similar to this coastal-themed layout by Cortney Bishop Design. The white shiplap walls and muted pops of green evoke a calm and cool vibe.
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Instead of hanging a painting above the bed, get crafty with a DIY wreath made of live (or faux) evergreens and pinecones. While this works great for the holidays, it's also a fresh touch for the fall-spring months.
Create a well-edited library in the bedroom with a built-in bookcase. Martha O’Hara Interiors displayed her client's decorative finds and reads on shelves that follow the architectural structure of a stairwell above.
For more floor space and a cleaner aesthetic, hang a bedside table to the wall. “Floating nightstands tuck away nicely and don’t intrude on the entirety of the space,” says interior designer Kirsten Grove, cofounder (with Sam Salinas) of We Three Design.
Balance crisp white walls with artwork in energetic hues. Introduce even more color by finishing the space with an upholstered headboard and patterned window treatments.
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When in doubt, pick one paint color. Choosing varying shades of blue for all the walls in this attic bedroom manages to make the space feel lighter and brighter. "The different blues allow the space to read like a faceted jewel," says designer Rachael Grochowski of RHG Architecture+Design.
Of course, you can carry your paint color up to the ceiling, but if your space is in need of a bit more personality, graphic wallpaper is worth a try.
Designer Emily June Spanos made this bedroom's lively walls even more of a focal point by being strategic with lighting. The trick? Placing lamps away from sources of natural light. "If it's a table or floor lamp, consider where the switch is and be sure it can be reached easily," she says. "Then put task lighting in areas where you need additional brightness."
Swings shouldn't only be reserved for outdoors, right? Instead of a nightstand, create a playful vibe with a rattan hanging chair that's just waiting for you to curl up with a good book.
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You can easily purchase a new headboard, but why not have some fun with a DIY version? Take a cue from designers Megan Pflug and Moses Nadel and experiment with a curtain headboard for a unique look.
Create a moody vibe — and introduce texture into your design scheme while you're at it — with black wall paneling.
To prevent an all-white bedroom from feeling drab, introduce pops of texture. A rattan (or cane) headboard and a complementary decorative screen can help add warmth.
Believe it or not, a black-and-white bedroom doesn't have to be boring. Weaving in layers of patterns and materials into the space can help to boost its visual appeal.
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Neutral paint hues aren't the only options for upgrading the "fifth wall." Take things up a notch with a daring ceiling color, as designer Cortney Bishop did in this bedroom.
If you love patterned wallpaper, like this herringbone design, use it everywhere. It's even a brilliant way to mask a design dilemma like navigating a steep roofline. "You can unify the room in a single color or go the opposite route and envelop it in a wallpaper that is also visually 'busy' to disguise and distract," says interior designer Liz Caan.
Opting for a deep hue, like gray, is an easy way to give your bedroom a cocoon-like feel. Introduce contrast with white bedding and wood nightstands.
If you love the idea of having both a vanity area and a nightstand, set a console table right next to your bed. Style it with your favorite accessories, including an oversized mirror, table lamp and framed art.
A simple accent chair can transition from side table to foot rest to extra seating if you need a spot for quickly putting on shoes.
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Play up your bedroom's cozy factor by letting a built-in bookcase complement a comfy accent chair and white canopy bed.
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Don't fret if you have a small bedroom. A narrow nightstand, like this charming Ikea design, is a great option to help reduce clutter.
To prevent wood paneling from feeling outdated, go for warm gray paint — the perfect choice to create a calming atmosphere.