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.
Even if your space is mostly neutral, you can add character—and coziness—thanks to natural textures. This room features alpaca pillows and a throw, a suede shade, and linen.
We think Marie Kondo would approve of this bedroom. 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.
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Color, good. Matchy-matchy, not so much. Avoid the blah factor by varying your tones. For blue walls, choose blue curtains in a darker hue.
Instead of oversized furniture, opt for minimalist, low-to-the-ground beds and nightstands. Not only will your room look less cluttered, but it’s also a life-saver if you’ve got a small bedroom.
“A wide upholstered headboard brings more fabric into a bedroom, while enabling the integration of eclectics,” says Sophie of Studio Ashby.
This antique library ladder is the perfect statement piece while also offering some practical value. Bring in antique accents for a personal, lived-in feel. Combine it with rich, patterned textiles and we’re done for.
Your headboard isn’t the only thing that can make a statement on your bed wall. Opt for a low headboard and hang pictures above your bed to mix it up.
In this peaceful blue master bedroom, the gorgeous stone walls bring in an earthy feel. Want to make sure you actually get sweet dreams? You need a super calming paint color, like this sky blue.
A bold choice in wallpaper with matching curtains will always make a statement. Then bring the room to life with colorful throw pillows and blankets. This snake print trunk adds a touch of modern style.
This room looks like the perfect place to rest and unwind, thanks to the use of soft and comforting shades of purple. Pastels are a great choice if you want to accomplish a similar feel. The reading nook is also a nice touch.
The light patterned wallpaper from Quadrille, aside from brightening the room, also seems to lift the ceiling.
When sticking to one neutral color family, introduce plenty of varying textures for a more robust look and feel. Loose linens make for an effortlessly chic bed situation while the antique floor mirror and structural pendant light dress things up.
The linen canopy warms up the neutral color scheme in this bedroom. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping in a very chic tent.
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For more inspiration, see our posts on cool headboard ideas and creative home organization ideas. Once you’ve decided on the perfect look for yours, be sure to check out our top furniture picks for small bedrooms.
Livestock drawings, patterned pillows, cool textiles—check, check, check. This Southwestern bedroom is so chic, it’s making us rethink our whole design aesthetic.
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.
Bold wallpaper frames a niche in a Texas home’s guest bedroom. Antique furniture and white bedding balances out the bold walls.
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Use fun, coastal patterns to brighten the bedroom, and you’ll feel like you’re waking up on the beach every day (even in the dead of winter)!
Lilac runs throughout this bedroom, from the headboard to the wallpaper. The rug helps add a neutral counterpoint to the bold color.
If you’re going to be hanging out in your bedroom, you need a spot to sit other than your bed. This chair with a cozy sheepskin throw and a patterned pillow is inspiring us to actually finish that book.
“The headboard’s muted grey wool mix balances the impact of the cushions and the throw, and the low profile allows for sizeable artwork above the bed,” Sophie of Studio Ashby tells us.
Though the room overall feels modern and sophisticated, the bed itself is cozy and inviting. For a similar vibe, focus on formal, design-forward lighting and crisp white walls, then introduce warmth with bedding.
Bedside sconces are a guaranteed way to make your bedroom look and feel as fresh as a 5-star hotel room. The white and light gray bedding in this room also soften up the dark wood side table and moodier wallpaper.
The moody black walls bring in a contrasting edge to this cozy space. Deep walls create a classic, relaxing feel while the bedding adds laid-back and modern elegance.
Black might sound scary, but it looks totally sexy in a bedroom. To keep it from feeling too dark, opt for white bedding and make sure you have enough natural light in the room.
Fun wallpaper is an easy way to add personality without taking up any precious surface space. We love how it contrasts with the more traditional elements in this room.
A headboard is cool, but this is a room you spend a lot of time in, so go all out and add a footboard too. A bold pattern and color make an all-white room pop.
When it comes to guest bedrooms or rooms for kids, pick a fun theme to anchor the design scheme. We love that these bunk beds save space while also reflecting the nautical ship theme.
Even if no one ever sees it, your bedroom should still represent your style and feel like a place you want to unwind in. It’s your private space to recharge, relax, or just escape from everyone entirely, so make sure it’s a place you actually look forward to spending time in. No matter how bold you want to go, how large your space is, or what your design preference is, we’ve got plenty of bedroom ideas to inspire you.
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A shaker style stove, like the one in this bedroom, reflects the coziness of a classic fireplace with a sleek, modern design.
Who knew bright baby blue and caramel brown worked so well together? We also love that the same print is consistent in the wallpaper and the headboards. Classic embroidered coverlets give it a formal, traditional look while the gingham skirts are a delightfully playful finish.