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20 Beautiful Bedroom Decorating Ideas that will Transform your Bedroom

Inspiration for every style.When nailing down your bedroom design, it’s helpful to start by tackling the more permanent things, like furniture. Artwork and photographs that put you at ease are a great addition (although some advise against having family photos around, as they can hinder that “sexy bedroom” vibe), and mirrors are a must-have if you use the space for dressing. When considering bedroom ideas, bedding is always important — your duvet and decorative pillows should play nicely with the paint color and bedroom wall decor, but can also be swapped out easily, which makes it easy to incorporate an interesting print or texture. Lastly, add some accessories to style your nightstand or dresser; just be careful not to go overboard — too many knickknacks can make your room feel cluttered and disorganized, which can actually cause sleep trouble. If you keep these bedroom decorating ideas and color considerations in mind you should be well on your way to creating the perfect bedroom design.

When it comes to bedroom decorating ideas, your options are endless.

1. Casual and Sophisticated Bedroom Decorating Idea

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Draperies and Wesley Hall chair in King Textiles matelassé. Corsican iron bed. Pillows and bedskirt in Jane Churchill floral. Bedspread in Chelsea Textiles cotton. Visual Comfort lamps. William Crutchfield botanicals. Halo Styles bench in muslin.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY ANN SHERRILL

 

2. Art Inspired Bedroom Decorating Idea

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Taking a cue from the owners’ art collection the designer introduced coral to perk up the neutrals.

Headboard in Holly Hunt leather and bedding, both by LID Casa. Sconce by Boyd Lighting. Drapes in Schumacher wool. Holly Hunt floor lamp and daybed. Cundo Bermúdez art. Artefacto bench. Luminaire ceiling fixture.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY CELIA DOMENECH

 

3. Beautifully Defined

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Fine fabrics and antique furniture define this bedroom.

Crewel bed hangings from Chelsea Editions. Ann Gish bed from T.A. Lorton, Tracy Salisbury’s shop. Antique Swedish bench, secretary and clock. Bennison fabric on bench. Club chairs and ottoman in Bennison fabrics. Zoffany wallpaper. Louis XV limestone mantel. Bedroom draperies in Ralph Lauren fabric.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY CHARLES FAUDREE

 

4. Soft Colors Bedroom Decorating Idea

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Soft colors and timeless style give this Florida bedroom an irresistible charm.

Custom bed, Bed curtains in Hodsoll McKenzie sheer and Pindler & Pindler linen. Pillows on bed and chair in Summer Hill fabric. Wall lamp, Circa lighting. Antique chandelier and table lamp, Mrs. Howard. Rug, Saxony. Bench Chelsea Textiles, in Summer Hill cotton. Chairs in Jim Thompson linen. Windows in Hodsoll McKenzie fabric.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY JAMES MICHAEL HOWARD

 

5. Monochromatic Palette

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The designer softens this space with optical illusions, floating the bed away from the wall while blending it in with a monochromatic palette.

Tempur-pedic bed covered in Scandia Home linens. Maple bed and antique side table from Saladino Furniture Inc. SFA Interiors shutters, canopy and skirt designed by Saladino Group. Linen coverlet from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY JOHN SALADINO

 

6. Lofty Proportions Bedroom Decorating Idea

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A streamlined canopy of Jim Thompson silk accentuates the lofty proportions of a guest room.

Headboard and side tables, Jan Showers Collection. Walls, Benjamin Moore Regal Select in Inukshuk.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY JAN SHOWERS

 

7. Personal Comfort

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Simple pleasures make life more comfortable in this unencumbered and relaxed bedroom in Birmingham Alabama.

Philippe Starck lamps on Bungalow 5 tables. Matteo teak bed and linen coverlet. African antique stool. Moroccan rug. Chest, designed by Mary Clark and Jessica Hawkins, made by Kurt McKeithan Design. French 19-century oil painting.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY MARY CLARK

 

8. Mountain Charm

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Canterbury pencil post bed. J. Clayton International quilt. Embroidered pillow by Pablo Mekis. Draperies and pillows in Williamsons Fabrics toile. Lamp shades by Toby West. Table, 1950s. Merida Meridian carpet.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY ANN SHERRILL

 

9. Simple Refuge

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Neutral organic fabrics give this guest room a simple relaxed feel.

Beds designed by Mary Clark. Matteo linens. Jamie Young lamp. Antique Italian chest. Framed photograph by Amy James.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY MARY CLARK

 

10. Elegant Farmhouse Bedroom Decorating Idea

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In this master bedroom, hues of warm pinks, lush apricots, sunny yellow and soft greens complement the Italian countryside.

Bed linens, canopy and draperies, all C&C Milano linen fabrics. Bench from Provence, 19th-century, in C&C Milano linen with Selezione Tessuti inset fabric. Venetian 19th-century table. Sisal rug.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY PIERO CASTELLINI BALDISSERA

 

11. Traditional and Grand

The dark bronze window sashes serve as frames for the views in this North Carolina home. Tuscan 18th-century table, left. Antique chair in Brunschwig & Fils fabric with nailhead trim. Venetian 18th-c. sofa in Rose Tarlow-Melrose House brocade. Round 19th-century table. Antique floor lamp. Saladino high-back chair in Nancy Corzine fabric. Bedcover in Zimmer+Rohde fabric. Custom chandelier. Window treatments in Old World Weavers fabric. Carpet by Patterson, Flynn & Martin. INTERIOR DESIGN BY RAY BOOTH

The dark bronze window sashes serve as frames for the views in this North Carolina home.

Tuscan 18th-century table, left. Antique chair in Brunschwig & Fils fabric with nailhead trim. Venetian 18th-c. sofa in Rose Tarlow-Melrose House brocade. Round 19th-century table. Antique floor lamp. Saladino high-back chair in Nancy Corzine fabric. Bedcover in Zimmer+Rohde fabric. Custom chandelier. Window treatments in Old World Weavers fabric. Carpet by Patterson, Flynn & Martin.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY RAY BOOTH

12. Strong Color Bedroom Decorating Idea

The white walls allow for "exclamation points" of strong color and pattern in this coastal Florida bedroom. Pillow in Hinson cotton. American folk art tale and lamp. French photograph, 1970s. Byron Botker chair. INTERIOR DESIGN BY ROBERT COUTURIER

The white walls allow for “exclamation points” of strong color and pattern in this coastal Florida bedroom.

Pillow in Hinson cotton. American folk art tale and lamp. French photograph, 1970s. Byron Botker chair.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY ROBERT COUTURIER

 

13. Wit and Whimsy Bedroom Decorating Idea

A French antique screen contrast with Art Deco-inspired parchment chests and a bronze bed by Courturier. French 18th-century painted canvas screen. Parchment chests and bronze bed by Couturier. Headboard, spread and pillows in Hines & Co. cotton. Karl Springer lamps. Hervé Van der Straeten bench. Tai Ping rug. INTERIOR DESIGN BY ROBERT COUTURIER

A French antique screen contrast with Art Deco-inspired parchment chests and a bronze bed by Courturier.

French 18th-century painted canvas screen. Parchment chests and bronze bed by Couturier. Headboard, spread and pillows in Hines & Co. cotton. Karl Springer lamps. Hervé Van der Straeten bench. Tai Ping rug.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY ROBERT COUTURIER

 

14. Practical and Chic

Uncluttered style creates a background of serenity in this master bedroom. Glant linen-cotton for headboard and bedskirt. Nancy Corzine silk-cotton on pillows. Rose Cumming silk with Samuel & Sons Banding at windows. Vaughan lamp. INTERIOR DESIGN BY SUE BURGESS

Uncluttered style creates a background of serenity in this master bedroom.

Glant linen-cotton for headboard and bedskirt. Nancy Corzine silk-cotton on pillows. Rose Cumming silk with Samuel & Sons Banding at windows. Vaughan lamp.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY SUE BURGESS

 

15. Cordial Country Charm Bedroom Decorating Idea

Nottingham Antiques bed. Bed skirt and drapes in Fonthill paisley. American 19th-century chair in Schumacher cotton. English lamps, quilt and Wedgewood transferware, all 19th-century Patterson, Flynn & Martin rug. Side tables and wall bracket by George Booker. Wicker by Mainly Baskets. INTERIOR DESIGN BY TOM HAYES

Nottingham Antiques bed. Bed skirt and drapes in Fonthill paisley. American 19th-century chair in Schumacher cotton. English lamps, quilt and Wedgewood transferware, all 19th-century Patterson, Flynn & Martin rug. Side tables and wall bracket by George Booker. Wicker by Mainly Baskets.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY TOM HAYES

 

16. Rustic and Casual Bedroom Decorating Idea

Beds by Ryan Faircloth for Rusticks. Shams and bedskirts of Manuel Canovas linen-cotton. Malabar Grove matelassé coverlets. Blanc d'lviore quilts. Halo Styles stools. Dimple pot lamp by Ann Sherrill. American mirror,c. 1900. INTERIOR DESIGN BY ANN SHERRILL

Beds by Ryan Faircloth for Rusticks. Shams and bedskirts of Manuel Canovas linen-cotton. Malabar Grove matelassé coverlets. Blanc d’lviore quilts. Halo Styles stools. Dimple pot lamp by Ann Sherrill. American mirror,c. 1900.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY ANN SHERRILL

 

17. Sun-drenched

French doors connect the sun-drenched master bedroom to the garden. Coffee table, Jan Showers Collection. Custom headboard in Jim Thompson silk. Linens and throw (on bed), Ann Gish. Sofa, Baker. Throw (on sofa), Holland & Sherry. Walls, Benjamin Moore Regal Select in Collingwood. INTERIOR DESIGN BY JAN SHOWERS

French doors connect the sun-drenched master bedroom to the garden.

Coffee table, Jan Showers Collection. Custom headboard in Jim Thompson silk. Linens and throw (on bed), Ann Gish. Sofa, Baker. Throw (on sofa), Holland & Sherry. Walls, Benjamin Moore Regal Select in Collingwood.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY JAN SHOWERS

18. Pale Hues Bedroom Decorating Idea

Pale-turquoise walls evoke the nearby seashore. Custom headboard, A. Schneller Sons. Bed linens, Matouk. Bench, Mecox Gardens. Custom armchair in Quadrille linen. Floor lamps, Thomas Gallery. Chandelier, Marvin Alexander. Custom carpet, Beauvais. INTERIOR DESIGN BY BRIAN J. MCCARTHY

Pale-turquoise walls evoke the nearby seashore.

Custom headboard, A. Schneller Sons. Bed linens, Matouk. Bench, Mecox Gardens. Custom armchair in Quadrille linen. Floor lamps, Thomas Gallery. Chandelier, Marvin Alexander. Custom carpet, Beauvais.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY BRIAN J. MCCARTHY

 

19. Art with Purpose Bedroom Decorating Idea

A wall hanging by John Saladino conceals a television. Belgian console with stone top. Stools, SFI, with cushions in Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric. Bench, SFI, in Holland & Sherry fabric. Coverlet in Dedar fabric. Portiere in Rogers & Goffigon fabric. Curtains in Création Baumann fabric. Side table, SFI. Art, Cy Twombly. INTERIOR DESIGN BY JOHN SALADINO

A wall hanging by John Saladino conceals a television.

Belgian console with stone top. Stools, SFI, with cushions in Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric. Bench, SFI, in Holland & Sherry fabric. Coverlet in Dedar fabric. Portiere in Rogers & Goffigon fabric. Curtains in Création Baumann fabric. Side table, SFI. Art, Cy Twombly.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY JOHN SALADINO

 

20. Contemporary and Personal Bedroom Decorating Idea

Large works of contemporary art fit the scale of the house and make rooms feel personal. Barclay Butera love seat in linen. Oly bed. RB Casa linens. Fabrics by Pindler & Pindler for slipper chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair, bed pillows and drapery. Currey & Company coffee table. Art from Suzanne Kasler Collection for Soicher Marin. Stark rug. INTERIOR DESIGN BY MELANIE TURNER

Large works of contemporary art fit the scale of the house and make rooms feel personal.

Barclay Butera love seat in linen. Oly bed. RB Casa linens. Fabrics by Pindler & Pindler for slipper chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair, bed pillows and drapery. Currey & Company coffee table. Art from Suzanne Kasler Collection for Soicher Marin. Stark rug.

INTERIOR DESIGN BY MELANIE TURNER

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