Find a clever way to display a favorite collection -- like placing vintage handbags on individual box shelves above a bed. The handbags become unique, colorful art in this playful, contemporary bedroom, complete with a platform bed on wheels. A checked bedspread echoes the box shelves.
Vertical and horizontal beaded board, painted in dreamy lilac (Benjamin Moore #1381 Easter Ribbon), give the walls and ceiling in this bedroom all-over texture. Leaf-green and white accents make it a whimsical, garden-inspired retreat.
Serene blue and cream bedding gives contemporary furniture a relaxed cottage feel. If your bedroom has natural privacy (a woodsy location with tall trees), skip window treatments (and trim) for a sleek look and great views!
Create a light and cheerful mood in a bedroom with whites, blues and greens. An oversize, stylized floral wallpaper on just one wall (Paper Roses in White/Sky from Lee Jofa) gives the room a touch of garden-inspired whimsy. Wallpaper on all four walls would be overkill. Sage-green pillows add contrast to the white matelasse coverlet and shams and blue-and-white checked quilt.
Mix in a pinch of modern for a fresh take on country style that stays true to its roots. Here, ticking- and quilt-patterned pillows mix easily with a modern silk coverlet and a contemporary floral-print sheet set.
A mix of exotic accents, including a faux-zebra rug, leopard-print pillows and crocodile-look leather ottomans, give this bedroom a modern look/feel. A warm brown hue on the walls (Benjamin Moore 2096-30 Chocolate Truffle) looks rich and pairs well with rust and cream accents.
For small or challenging spaces (bedrooms with pitched and low ceilings), try low platform beds, like the one tucked under the slant here. Add wall shelves for extra storage and a display area for art.
Dark purple (Benjamin Moore #AF-635 Bonne Nuit) lends a sophisticated vibe to this Chicago bedroom. To balance the deep purple, a divider wall was painted a golden tan (Benjamin Moore #1069 Twilight Gold). Yellow-gold tones are complementary to purple, across the color wheel. The combination offers an exotic backdrop for the homeowners’ collection of African art and patterns.
Make guests feel like they're visiting Grandma's house with a comfortable room inspired by country style. The chandelier complements the white iron bed. Layers of quilts, a floral bed ruffle and an embroidered pillow recall simpler times.
Shades of black, white and brown-gray create a classic yet modern bedroom. A suede upholstered headboard with a black platform base is an updated take on a traditional bed. Chunky white molding and streamlined accessories maintain the sleek look.
A porthole window adds architectural interest to a vaulted wall, while the wallpaper in an overscale Queen Anne's lace pattern gives it vibrant style. Colorful quilts and a fuchsia upholstered chair complete this cheerful room.
High-thread-count sheets and soft-to-touch satin pillows make any bed look and feel more inviting. To update bedding seasonally, simply change accent pillows. Go green for spring, chocolate for fall. For an added treat, switch out flowers, shells or pinecones on the nightstand to reflect the season.
A green-and-white palette with hints of pink and blue makes this bedroom feel as if you're stepping into a spring garden. Plain white walls keep the focus on the colors of the bedding and upholstery. A large bay window fills the room with light and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Walls painted deep eggplant create a definitive backdrop in a master bedroom. Lime green in the curtains and accessories provides a bright accent. Black marble around the fireplace and traditional furnishings continue the upscale look.
Love all things blue and white? Then this bedroom is for you. Blue walls and white trim set the stage, but the real charm comes from the mix of patterns and shades of periwinkle. A solid comforter keeps the combination of fabrics and colors from looking too busy. All the accessories -- from the lamps' blue-and-white shades to the blue-and-white rag rug --complement the scheme. Dark nightstands provide a bit of visual relief.
A daybed built into an inviting nook means a sitting room can double as a guest room. The window seat mimics the built-in bed and soaks up the morning sun. Wallpaper covers the ceiling as well as the walls, wrapping the room in color. A tailored valance and curtains lend a cheerful final note.
Give a guest room a feminine touch with a pink-and-white scheme. Decorate with cottage roses, flea market finds and green accents. Twin beds tuck under the eaves, creating a cozy space. Pretty rose comforters, checkered quilts and ruffled shams pile on the comfort. An antique chandelier hanging between the beds sweetly completes the space.
This color of yellow might be too much for a master bedroom, but in a guest bedroom it looks joyful and welcoming. The strong color pairs well with crisp whites and a touch of muted sage green. Strong colors are the only “star” needed in a room, so keep accessorizes and other colors to a minimum.
Horizontal white molding across one wall, accented with evenly spaced knobs, offers creative display space in a bedroom. Used together, the knobs form a ledgelike place to prop items, such as this painting. Individually, they are hooks for items such as the straw hat.