Design and Style Bedroom Ideas
Your bedroom is your ultimate sanctuary. The hum of activity that fills your daily life should fall away when you walk into this serene space designed to help you unwind. Use the bedroom furniture ideas ahead to find the right balance of style, comfort and functionality as you create your perfect inspirational getaway at home.
Master Suite Ideas
For master bedrooms with square footage to spare, choose a large, statement-making bed or headboard to anchor the space. Canopy and four-poster styles lend strength and presence to a spacious room, and their tall proportions work best beneath ceiling heights of 10’ or more. If you love the comfortable look of upholstered beds and headboards, choose a style with standout details like nail heads or welting that will ensure the bed doesn’t get lost in the room. Use the bed as a starting point for putting together a collection of furniture pieces that can mix and match but still work in harmony. Bedside tables in a master suite don’t need to be tiny. Opt for three-drawer chests on either side of the bed to maximize storage space, and top them with oversized table lamps that aren’t dwarfed by the rest of the furniture. Large dressers and armories are indispensable for filling master bedrooms and housing the bulk of your wardrobe, and they should be placed at a distance from the bed to avoid crowding. An upholstered storage bench at the foot of the bed is a useful perch for slipping shoes on and off, and it’s also an ideal spot for stowing extra blankets and pillows. To give a big bedroom something of the feel of a beautiful hotel suite, turn an area into a reading nook with an upholstered occasional chair or settee, a distinctive floor lamp and a bookcase filled with your favorite reads and framed family photos. Situate a vanity or desk in front of a window to make the most of natural light, and hang floor-length curtains to soften the room and add privacy. For a final, dramatic touch that brings it all together, hang a large chandelier at the center of the room.
There’s an upside to having an average-sized or smaller bedroom—they’re wonderful for feeling comfortably cocooned. Upholstered beds are ideal for such spaces as they serve a dual purpose: use them to lie down and sleep or sit up and read. Bring in a matching set of bedroom furniture pieces in striking dark wood to define the room, then add a soothing design layer with bedding in soft colors or a muted paisley. Keep in mind that for most bedrooms, the suggested height for bedside table lamps is 26” to 30” (low enough that the glow isn’t reaching too far to find your book’s page). Wall-mounted sconces or artful pendant lights are a smart alternative when you want to keep surfaces clear for other items like photos, vases of flowers or travel souvenirs. A single large painting or salon-style collection of framed photographs and smaller artworks makes the most of the wall behind your bed—or, consider a mirror gallery that mixes different shapes and frame types. It’s an easy way to pull the room together and lend the illusion of more space.
If clean, uncluttered design puts you in a relaxed state of mind, pick a low, zen-inspired platform bed that’s easy to sink into. Metal bedside tables, dressers and chests have a sharp, no-fuss appeal that works well in modern bedrooms, as does furniture that borrows spare but striking details from the Mid-century design movement. Finish the look with bedding that’s neutral with a hint of texture—think black, gray or white linen with natural variations in the weave to bring an organic softness to your minimalist space.
A bedroom that looks cozy and a little lived-in is so inviting. Begin to curate an eclectic look for your room by filling it with white or painted furniture. The pieces can match, but they don’t have to. Pull in different colors and styles of furniture—and incorporate some pieces with a slightly worn, hand-distressed look—for a mix that seems collected over time and place. Keep the details bright and cheerful by adding patterned bedding and not-so-neutral wall colors like sage green and robin’s-egg blue. Pile your bed high with decorative pillows and hang sheer, gauzy curtains in the windows. Finish the room with items that have personal meaning to you: an heirloom rocking chair, silver-framed photos of your grandparents, a big woven basket full of your favorite magazines.
Fill your bedroom with furniture that pleases your eye, linens that invite you to get comfortable and personal treasures that make you smile. After all, your bedroom is the most personal room in your house, and it’s not for anyone else but you.
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