30 Beautiful Bedroom Designs
Power colors, like a power suit, can leave a lasting impression. Emily Mitchell of The Place Home design studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, created a custom headboard around her client's favorite emerald hue, then chose bedding and a brass lamp to complement it. The quilt delivers a knockout punch of pattern.
DIY faux headboard
Blogger Kelly Rinzema nailed molding to the wall to create an easy, stylish faux headboard in the master bedroom of her Michigan home.
Emily Mitchell of The Place Home design studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says she likes to incorporate at least one darkly painted room in a home to help create a hierarchy of spaces. In this petite spare room, a spatterware pan serves as art, and lockers scored on Craigslist stand by for guest bags and coats.
In with the new
Each year, Kansas City, Kansas, homeowners Jill and Kevin Hall choose one inspirational word apiece to hang above their bed. "It's good to set intentions," Jill says. In updating their 1980s house, the Halls also transplanted the dining room's brass chandelier to the master bedroom to glam up the warm leather sconces and grass cloth walls. The campaign chest nightstands were a Craigslist purchase as newlyweds; Kevin recently refinished them in glossy white.
A four-poster adds grandeur but also the potential to dominate. So Emily Mitchell of The Place Home design studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, mixed this room up with bright blue lamps, a velvet bench and mismatched tables (including one cloaked in a custom floral slipcover).
In the attic of her Michigan home, design editor Michelle Adams tore up carpeting and painted everything white to make a light and airy guest room.
Emily Mitchell of The Place Home design studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, regularly mixes vintage and modern art on gallery walls. She designed this one for a close friend's daughter, working in a sparkly, Missouri-shape piece of original bead art by Rob Corley.
A space to unwind
Charcoal grass-cloth walls lend cozy depth to an otherwise simple bedroom: "It's just what I need: bed, tables, lamps. For a space you're supposed to unwind in, I like that," says Michigan design editor Michelle Adams.
Adjacent to an Indiana lakeside home, a bunkhouse is the favorite play space and can handle up to 12.
Guest bedroom ambience
This Lake Michigan homeowner outfitted her guest room with calming colors, super-soft bed linens and plush mattresses to make it feel like a luxurious hotel.
Room with a view
Transom-topped French doors in the master bedroom open up to a private deck outfitted with hot-pink Adirondack chairs in this Door County, Wisconsin, home.
A pale yellow palette (Benjamin Moore 345 Winter Sunshine) soothes a guest room in this Michigan home.
The quiet palette of the master bedroom in this Indiana home gains interest from texture, design details and art. Belgian linen layers on the bed. "I love the texture of linen, the feel of linen and the sheen of linen," the homeowner says. "I even love that it wrinkles and doesn't feel perfect."
In the details
The homeowner creatively taps her sons' interests for bedroom ideas. Skate decks and a wallpapered ceiling reflect one son's passions for art and nature-and skateboarding.
Pretty in gray
Ranging from a cool silver to a warm taupe, gray looks good in every room. Navy accents pair with pale gray in this bedroom.
In this serene blue master bedroom, an old window stands in for art above the bed, and a vintage chest adds pretty color on the nightstand.
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.
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.
Gender-neutral guest bedroom
Mixing masculine- and feminine-style furnishings, like pairing black iron with country florals and gingham, makes this guest room in a Michigan home fitting for any overnight visitor.
Light and bright
All ceilings in the second-floor bedrooms in this home open to the rafters. The blue dresser in this guest bedroom is vintage; old and new quilts dress the queen bed.
Pretty in pink
A cottage-style bedroom gets a flirty, feminine update with pink beaded-board walls (Benjamin Moore #1331 Ballet Slippers). A rug and accent pillows add just the right amount of floral pattern.
Built-in twin beds above the garage give kids a cleverly crafted retreat. Below-bed storage maximizes space. Pine floors painted white look purposefully beachy; a striped rug and checkered headboards and bedding feel a little bit country.
Updated cottage style
Colorful, nontraditional bedding updates a cottage-style bed. A clip-on lamp and a painted child's chair eliminate the need for a bedside table in this guest bedroom.
Black paint updates the iron bed in the attic bedroom of this Minnesota home; orange pillows add seasonal color.
Accents inject spirited flair into the bedroom of this Arkansas home. Bold rugs, unique lighting, piles of pillows and dramatic original art all deliver personality.
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!
Snug in the rafters
Floral prints on the walls, ceiling and bedding unify this snug bedroom. Three landscapes above the bed stand in for a headboard.
Old and new
A whitewashed bed frame and painted bench mix with pretty new bedding to create a welcoming haven in a renovated farmhouse. An old painted screen door takes the place of a traditional closet door.
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.
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.