Bedroom Design

Bedrooms Design…..

With busy lives full of family, friends and work, our bedroom is oftentimes the place we go to relax and escape everyday life. When done right, a bedroom is a stress-free private sanctuary full of soothing colors, comfortable bedding and plush pillows. Setting that tone is often a challenge, especially when kids often take precedence, but a quick makeover can easily transition even the most in-trouble space.

As you redesign your bedroom, be sure to consider what both you and your significant other prefer. Your suite is all about you, so don’t worry about using popular trends or appealing to the kids. Because there aren’t many significant remodeling changes to make, figuring out your furniture layout is the biggest decision you need to make. By the time you add dressers, nightstands, armoires and a bed, your space can easily get cramped, so it’s important to figure out what layout provides enough storage yet still leaves open space to move around. Once you’ve settled on furniture, take time to find a color scheme and decorations that reflect your personality. In the end, if adding new decor and furniture isn’t enough, you can turn your bedroom redesign into a renovation by creating your own master suite, complete with sitting room and master bathroom.

How do I determine my bedroom layout?

Before you buy a new furniture set, be sure to consider the room size. Even though you might need three dressers and two nightstands, you might not have the space. Measure the furniture and visualize where it will go so you can judge what will fit where. Be sure to leave plenty of walking space, and double check that drawers and cabinets have enough room to open properly. When picking your bed spot, think about windows and doors. Even if you have blackout curtains, placing a bed underneath a window might be a bad idea, while even the smallest crack in the door can stream hallway light in as you try to sleep.

How do I pick my bedroom color scheme and decor?

Although your color scheme is often a personal opinion, there are some colors that are more relaxing and therefore better suited for your sleeping spot. Studies have found that people with blue bedrooms often get more sleep because of the calmness it elicits. Brighter colors may lead to a better mood, but it also might keep you up longer at night. If you have a significant other, you should also consider using neutral colors so everyone stays happy. Purple and pink might be too feminine, so try variations of green, gray or brown instead. When it comes to decor, try to keep photographs out of the room for added romance, and don’t clutter the space with knickknacks — it can be overstimulating and cause intimacy or sleep trouble.

How can I create a master suite?

For those looking for a master escape instead of just a nice place to sleep, try adding a sitting room, master bathroom and walk-in closet. Create your own personal reading nook by buying a relaxing chaise lounge, day bed or sofa. You can even add a fireplace and wet bar or coffee bar for those cold winter nights. Finally, ensure you get time in the bathroom each morning by installing one just for you. You can add a relaxing bathtub and makeup vanity for a complete getaway from it all, and be sure to include a nice closet to store your large (and expanding) clothes collection!

Small Bedrooms Use Space in a Big Way

While we may all dream of expansive bedrooms with tulle canopies draped over our princess beds and closets the size of houses, modern urban living rarely allows for these kinds of square footage indulgences. Instead, we have to make do with the space we have. Visualized by Artem Lazarev, each of these bedrooms makes up for its lack of space with carefully chosen furnishings, modern design aesthetic, and an overall attention to detail in order to make the most of every inch.
brown shag rug

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The bamboo-esque wall coverings in this bedroom give it a warm and cozy feeling while the subtle glow from the overhead fixtures and gauzy curtains is the perfect amount of welcoming light.

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  • The bamboo-esque wall coverings in this bedroom give it a warm and cozy feeling while the subtle glow from the overhead fixtures and gauzy curtains is the perfect amount of welcoming light.
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    woven bedroom rug

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    It is important for any bedroom to reflect the personality of whoever sleeps there. This bedroom could easily be home to a booklover with its extensive built in shelving. By nestling the shelves into the wall, less floor space is compromised, giving the small room a more open feelings.

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    It is important for any bedroom to reflect the personality of whoever sleeps there. This bedroom could easily be home to a booklover with its extensive built in shelving. By nestling the shelves into the wall, less floor space is compromised, giving the small room a more open feelings.

    wood wall slats

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    This room uses dividers to great effect with a wood panel running across the ceiling and hanging dividers cordoning off a small reading nook. By adding more separate spaces, the room becomes more comfortable if not any bigger.

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    This room uses dividers to great effect with a wood panel running across the ceiling and hanging dividers cordoning off a small reading nook. By adding more separate spaces, the room becomes more comfortable if not any bigger.

    window reading nook

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    Rather than hang art on the walls, this bedroom lets the walls become art with a brick stencil over the headboard and a shadow tree painted by the door. Leaving the walls essentially bare is another way to give the illusion of more space.

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    Rather than hang art on the walls, this bedroom lets the walls become art with a brick stencil over the headboard and a shadow tree painted by the door. Leaving the walls essentially bare is another way to give the illusion of more space.

  • red bedroom

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    Even a small bedroom has space for seating. Small cushions and a cozy chair nestled in one corner make this a comfortable place to be, even if you're not ready for sleep.

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    Even a small bedroom has space for seating. Small cushions and a cozy chair nestled in one corner make this a comfortable place to be, even if you’re not ready for sleep.

    hanging bedside lights

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    tree wall decal

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    rich red bedding

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    regal purple platform bed

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    soft bedroom rug

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    Every room feels a bit bigger with plenty of light. This bedroom features two hanging fixtures as well as plenty of recessed halogen lighting in the ceiling and of course a full-length window.

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    Every room feels a bit bigger with plenty of light. This bedroom features two hanging fixtures as well as plenty of recessed halogen lighting in the ceiling and of course a full-length window.

    pretty tree stencil

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    tufted headboard

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    The white on white design in this room makes it feel that much more open from every angle. Of course, the vaulted ceilings don't hurt either.

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    The white on white design in this room makes it feel that much more open from every angle. Of course, the vaulted ceilings don’t hurt either.

    modern platform bed

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    mirrored closets

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    The pops of green in this contemporary bedroom make it feel playful and easy to be in, despite its smaller size.

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    The pops of green in this contemporary bedroom make it feel playful and easy to be in, despite its smaller size.

    bedside bookshelves

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    hanging bedside lamps

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    globe lighting

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    funky green rug

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    corrugated wall covering

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    This room uses the classic design trick of including large mirrors to make it feel longer than it is. With a mirror against one wall, the designed manages to slip a narrow desk in opposite the bed to maximize the additional (perceived) space.

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    This room uses the classic design trick of including large mirrors to make it feel longer than it is. With a mirror against one wall, the designed manages to slip a narrow desk in opposite the bed to maximize the additional (perceived) space.

    recessed bedroom lighting

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    convex ceiling panels

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    bedroom chandelier

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    Modern Bedroom Ideas

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    There are a plethora of styles to follow when it comes to bedroom design, many people like a traditional or a romantic themed room that can be dressed up in ornate furniture and frills, but how do we approach the plainer canvas of a contemporary sleep space without the result appearing bland? This spread of modern bedrooms shows us how it’s done.
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      modern minimalist bedroom

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      Via ASM3DESING

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      Via Pborges

      Neutral modern bedroom

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      Above 4 via Rusu RuslanBold wood grain is worth considering if you like to keep your layout simple, as the wood tones will add warmth and calm natural pattern without screaming for attention.

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      Above 4 via Rusu Ruslan
      Bold wood grain is worth considering if you like to keep your layout simple, as the wood tones will add warmth and calm natural pattern without screaming for attention.

      White cream bedroom decor

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      modern bedroom design

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N-StudioThis modern space is filled with character, using a mixed selection of furniture finishes and a graphic bedspread. Although design of the moment often rests on the minimalist side, this scheme uses life's souvenirs to breath life through the room, keeping books and knickknacks proudly on display.

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      Via N-Studio
      This modern space is filled with character, using a mixed selection of furniture finishes and a graphic bedspread. Although design of the moment often rests on the minimalist side, this scheme uses life’s souvenirs to breath life through the room, keeping books and knickknacks proudly on display.

      Via ArchCGThis airy open plan avoids the feeling of being too cold with the installation of wall paneling; the wall treatment adds visual interest, breaking up an overwhelming expanse.

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      Via ArchCG
      This airy open plan avoids the feeling of being too cold with the installation of wall paneling; the wall treatment adds visual interest, breaking up an overwhelming expanse.

      Via 3dddQuirky rug design is another fabulous way to introduce pattern and texture to an otherwise plain room. The great thing about using a rug as your statement is that it can easily be changed out later if you fancy a change. Likewise, wall art provides ultimate impact without the permanency.

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      Via 3ddd
      Quirky rug design is another fabulous way to introduce pattern and texture to an otherwise plain room. The great thing about using a rug as your statement is that it can easily be changed out later if you fancy a change. Likewise, wall art provides ultimate impact without the permanency.

      By Hary Jumayan

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      By Hary Jumayan

      White and wood bedroom design

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      By Elena Orlova

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      By Elena Orlova

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      Via Twils

      modern black and white bedroom

     

    Bedrooms with Traditional Elegance

  • This selection of exquisite bedroom decor schemes should be enough to inspire the romantic in anyone, with sumptuous fabrics, padded and swirling headboard designs, and crystal dropped chandelier lighting.
By Irena

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By Irena

The luxurious metallic gold wallpaper in this setting screams opulence and glamor when placed behind daring black furniture and accent pieces.

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The luxurious metallic gold wallpaper in this setting screams opulence and glamor when placed behind daring black furniture and accent pieces.

By Olesya Kubiv

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By Olesya Kubiv

By IrenaA slightly gothic styled bedspread adds depth to this light, lace inspired room, filled with intricate home accessories.

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By Irena
A slightly gothic styled bedspread adds depth to this light, lace inspired room, filled with intricate home accessories.

By IrenaIf ornate headboards are a little heavy going for you, a silky quilted headboard can have a deluxe look too; this scheme keeps frills to the minimum with only a few flourishes on an overhead mirror, and the rest confined strictly to the feature wall covering and perfectly matching curtains.

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By Irena
If ornate headboards are a little heavy going for you, a silky quilted headboard can have a deluxe look too; this scheme keeps frills to the minimum with only a few flourishes on an overhead mirror, and the rest confined strictly to the feature wall covering and perfectly matching curtains.

Via Hot IceSimilarly, this décor plan plays down elements of opulence, with accessories kept clean and simple, and modern shades placed over chandelier gems to only allow a peek of twinkle.

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Via Hot Ice
Similarly, this décor plan plays down elements of opulence, with accessories kept clean and simple, and modern shades placed over chandelier gems to only allow a peek of twinkle.

By Irena Four-poster beds provide instant romance when swathed in sheer, pooling fabric, and the tall panels of floral wall covering behind this one bring an extra feminine touch to the room, helped along by pretty wall sconces and a central sparkler.

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By Irena
Four-poster beds provide instant romance when swathed in sheer, pooling fabric, and the tall panels of floral wall covering behind this one bring an extra feminine touch to the room, helped along by pretty wall sconces and a central sparkler.

By Irena Dramatic curtain swags and dust ruffles take these spaces to the extreme of boudoir styling, probably on the fussy side for a lot of people, but for a traditionalist this will make you want to pad about in marabou slippers with a cheeky glass of champagne in hand!

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By Irena
Dramatic curtain swags and dust ruffles take these spaces to the extreme of boudoir styling, probably on the fussy side for a lot of people, but for a traditionalist this will make you want to pad about in marabou slippers with a cheeky glass of champagne in hand!

Via Olesya Kubiv

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Via Olesya Kubiv

Via Timur Kochorov

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The Makings of a Modern Bedroom

In musing over what makes up the composition of a great modern bedroom, we discovered this fabulous little lot. So snuggle under your duvet and let us dream up ways to create your stunning new sleep space…

The casual low-slung silhouette of a sleek modern platform bed sets a great basis for a modern bedroom scheme, and can be combined with bedside shelves for a slick and seamless look.

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The casual low-slung silhouette of a sleek modern platform bed sets a great basis for a modern bedroom scheme, and can be combined with bedside shelves for a slick and seamless look.

Above 2 via Happy IrenaWood clad walls, as seen on smart new build exteriors, work over expanses of interior walls too; an ideal application is a bedroom feature wall, where the warm material will create an impressive extension of your headboard.

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Above 2 via Happy Irena
Wood clad walls, as seen on smart new build exteriors, work over expanses of interior walls too; an ideal application is a bedroom feature wall, where the warm material will create an impressive extension of your headboard.

Via Rusu RuslanStorage cubbies can also make a great headboard feature wall when mounted in an interesting arrangement; these can form neat display shelves for treasured items too.

Via 3DDDAnother option is to elevate your bed on it's own platform, and edge the step with a row of LED lights to light your way to slumber land.

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Via 3DDD
Another option is to elevate your bed on it’s own platform, and edge the step with a row of LED lights to light your way to slumber land.

Via Andreev Ilya

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Via Andreev Ilya

Attention Grabbing Bedroom Walls

Headboard feature walls are by no means a new concept, but this selection of boasting beauties really grabbed our attention with their hard-to-ignore patterns that positively scream “look at me!”

Via Willy GufronWhy not make your bedroom a work of art? This piece brings a playful and eye-catching splash to a quietly controlled layout.

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Via Willy Gufron
Why not make your bedroom a work of art? This piece brings a playful and eye-catching splash to a quietly controlled layout.

Via BlurlightSwirling paint stroke effect wallpaper brings a fevered flourish to a predominantly neutral scene, adding bags of character and movement.

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Via Blurlight
Swirling paint stroke effect wallpaper brings a fevered flourish to a predominantly neutral scene, adding bags of character and movement.

By Mixman

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By Mixman

Via 3DQartA monochrome backdrop makes the cherry red accessories in this room sing, and despite the busy and intricate pattern used edge to edge over this large feature wall, all of the other elements still manage to stand their ground as part of the design, thanks to a paired back palette.

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Via 3DQart
A monochrome backdrop makes the cherry red accessories in this room sing, and despite the busy and intricate pattern used edge to edge over this large feature wall, all of the other elements still manage to stand their ground as part of the design, thanks to a paired back palette.

Via My Design ReviewA black feature wall can appear overpowering, but the chinks of yellow light that shine from this floral design really brighten the mood of the modern space.

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Via My Design Review
A black feature wall can appear overpowering, but the chinks of yellow light that shine from this floral design really brighten the mood of the modern space.

By Febrian IhsaniA long, low-slung headboard extender gives a room a feeling of greater proportions.

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By Febrian Ihsani
A long, low-slung headboard extender gives a room a feeling of greater proportions.

Design by Anna Marinenko

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Design by Anna Marinenko

Via My Design Review Why not feature a famous artwork there? The above one features 'The Kiss' by Gustav Klimt.

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Via My Design Review
Why not feature a famous artwork there? The above one features ‘The Kiss’ by Gustav Klimt.

Via My Design Review

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Via My Design Review

Via My Design ReviewThe large checked wall panel that is seen here acts as a headboard extension, pulling the eye up to create a more impressive effect.

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Via My Design Review
The large checked wall panel that is seen here acts as a headboard extension, pulling the eye up to create a more impressive effect.

Via My Design Review

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Via My Design Review

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