COOL MODERN BEDROOMS – At the end of a long hard day there is nothing better than lying down on fresh bedding and crisp sheets, but how many of us have a conducive interior style in the bedroom? It’s hard to design a bedroom that is stylish yet functional and calming without making it look like a soulless showhome.
Cool Modern Bedrooms
We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep but do we realise how much the interior can impact this? The LuxPad spoke to design bloggers and interior experts to get their top tips and advice on bedroom styles that will look great and provide you with the relaxing haven that you need. To discover bedroom decorating ideas that are sure to inspire you just click on the bedrooms below…
1. Oliver Burns, Interior Design Studio
The reason I love this bedroom is due to its refined elegance. The simple colour palette makes for a wonderfully calming master bedroom. The classic Ralph Lauren pinstripe walls serve as the perfect backdrop for the stunning navy upholstered bed, with its many layers of cushions and throws creating a hotel-like feel.
From the beautiful symmetry presented through every aspect of this room, to the many sumptuous textures, this bedroom reflects the perfect marriage of classic style with distinctive contemporary touches.
2. Nick Prescott, Style Within
You might associate a boutique bedroom design with a trendy hotel, but you can enjoy sumptuous luxury even in a dated apartment. Here, we upholstered the chaise in a vibrant blue velvet crocodile fabric, toning with teal coloured velvets on the deep-buttoned headboard and runner.
Sunset yellow bombé bedside units pick out the gold in the cushions and unify the scheme across the bedroom. A mid-pile Cormar carpet gives a luscious feel underfoot, while fuchsia pink cushions offer a vivid accent. The round concave mirrors were an internet find which we painted marine blue to match the fabrics, adding unique interest to the overall scheme.
3. Kerry Bryan, Interior Stylist and Designer
I’ve fallen in love with the feel and style of Hygge living; in this room, the client and I wanted to mix contemporary luxury living with a dash of Hygge. So, have kept the colour scheme very neutral, with browns, greys, blush tones and white to create a warm and homely atmosphere. This client dreamed of a very relaxed, yet somewhat tailored appearance, which we feel has been achieved, through the use of many natural textures, the use of clean lines and a minimalistic approach.
4. Margaret Brewczyńska, Inventive Interiors
I totally adore this luxurious, elegant and cosy bedroom designed in contemporary style. It gives you the feeling of relaxation, calmness, and comfort. Soft textures help to de-stress and clear thoughts after a busy day. Clean lines and uncluttered surfaces will bring your mind in order.
You may achieve this look using soothing, neutral colours together with warm, pleasant to the touch materials and rich textures. Plenty of pillows and cushions on the bed and a throw will give extra cosiness to your bedroom. After adding a few pools of soft deemed light and lighting candles with a pleasant scent, you definitely won’t want to leave your hideaway.
5. Chrissy Halton, Interior Blogger and Home Stylist
I love using deep colours on the wall in a bedroom as it makes the room immediately feel cosy and relaxing, which makes it peaceful for sleeping. A trick is to balance the deep colours with lots of white – bedding is a perfect example of how to do this, as it makes up a large area in a bedroom (you can also add a touch of colour with throws and/or cushions).
White window treatments work great as well (shutters in particular). In terms of furniture, you could blend the deep colour of the wall and match with the furniture or go pale so it is more noticeable – both work really well.
6. Melanie Bastin, Amersham Designs
The use of darker tones on the walls creates instant depth, in particular, wall coverings rather than paint helps to create a more cosy feel, such as this gorgeous grasscloth paper. Layering textures and patterns within a scheme also helps to create that warm enveloping vibe, think gorgeous velvets teamed with satins, luxe faux furs and textured linens.
7. Gina Everett, Create Perfect
When designing a bedroom, it is especially important for me that we add some natural elements. Whether that’s in the form of the more standard greenery, planting and wooden floorboards or something a little different like the clever use of plywood for a headboard and refurbishing some old crates for storage.
By adding these elements, the room takes on a tranquil and relaxing vibe. Studies have shown this can actually reduce the heart rate and pulse making for a more pleasant environment to rest – perfect for retreating from a busy day.
8. Sara Slade, Interior Designer
One of the tricks we like to use in these contemporary developments is running the curtains wall-to-wall; being the full ceiling height, not only does this make the room cosier, but completely opens the room up.
Feature walls are not something we tend to specify, but in this case, the origami effect wallpaper worked so well to avoid the room appearing too boxy. The final piece to finish things off is a large feature ceiling light, it is so important to upscale such items to make the most of the space.
9. Lorna Higgins, LJH Interior Design
If you look closely the bespoke library gains in depth with your eye line almost taking you towards the view. Hidden behind the raspberry wall feature framed in dark walnut is a comfortable double bed with hidden lighting. The walls are white and the flooring is slate tiles, the black and white frame of the room allow the colour to add drama. Practical and beautiful!
10. Jennifer Jones, Niche Interiors
I love the soft, muted palette of this master retreat. Cool greys and ivory are well-suited for the bedroom – a space that should feel calm and restful. The mix of textural fabrics and nubby wool rug create a warm, layered space that still feels contemporary and tailored.
11. Joanna Thornhill, Interior Designer
this space, which I shot for my book Home for Now, is actually one of my favourite bedrooms I’ve ever worked in. This gorgeous sea green hue breathes life into this bijou space, whilst ingenious storage ideas, such as using a wall-mounted telephone table instead of a bedside unit, and hanging storage pockets on the wall, make best use of the available space.
12. Geraldine Tan, Interior Blogger
It’s a modern Breton themed bedroom. I styled this bedroom in the autumn to bring a fresh, bright and happy feel to the room. I made sure that a cosy feel is maintained, with the soft throw on the bed for bedtime tucking in and the cushion for casual lounging.
Everything is positioned conveniently, such as the comforting bedside light, an accessible bedside table for his drink and storage below his table for toys. Next to his bed is a laundry bag which encourages tidiness. To the right of his bed is a large shelf of favourite books, recently converted to his workspace. To the left of his bed is an empty area for running around with friends.
13. Cat Dal, Interior Designer
Colour in the bedroom is such a brilliant way to create a positive, uplifting feeling every morning to wake up to. Natural fabrics such as linen add to the bohemian vibe, and the Scandi minimal table lamps perfectly finish off the crisp, clean, totally inviting environment.
14. Kia Stanford, Interior Designer
The walk-in wardrobe has a to-die-for amount of storage in addition to the three massive wardrobes alongside the bed, which allows for everything to be put away and hidden so that you can enjoy the bright colours and still have a tranquil space to escape to. Deep jewel tones, such as the turquoise Porta Romana Thread lamps, and matt metallics allow the scheme to be both rich and restful. The style is very much that of a small boutique hotel – creative and encouraging.
15. Lauren Gilberthorpe, Interior Designer
In the above bedroom, the mixture of wooden and metallic finishes create contrast in the room whilst also making it feel more contemporary. Layering texture is essential in any scheme but I would say even more so in a neutral bedroom scheme where texture adds depth and dimension.
16. Helen Winter, Coral Interiors
This master bedroom in a grand, light-filled house in Dorchester has lofty ceilings and huge sash windows. We reinstated the cornice and picture rail to balance out the scale of the room and visually lower the ceiling. The owners were initially nervous moving from magnolia to indigo blue walls, but Farrrow and Ball ‘Pitch Blue’ in this south facing room adds depth and drama.
The rich blue is punctuated with the warm mustard of the tall bedside lamps and accessories, and the geometric embroidered curtains keep the large windows from over-powering the space.
17. Sara Thompson, Thompson Clarke
At Thompson Clarke, we love to balance colour and pattern with classic tones and designs which is exactly what you can see here – take the pink ikat cushions on the crisp white bed linen with its pink piping, and then the multi-coloured rug which works beautifully set against the neutral wall colour.
This bedroom is flooded with light so we wanted to keep it bright and fresh with pops of colour, but also make it super comfortable and inviting. A good mantra when it comes to interior design is, ‘nothing should match – beautiful things always go together’ – that’s my rule of thumb.
18. Eva Sonaike, Interior Blogger
I absolutely love this loft bedroom by Emma Gurner, as it is cosy and welcoming, but contemporary and minimalist at the same time. I like the colour scheme of dark blue and pink, which is very feminine and the wooden built-in wardrobes give the rooms a masculine edge, so it speaks to both men and women. The pink lampshade with the copper base is a show stopper and I can imagine it gives the room a warm and cosy feel I the dark.
19. David White & Mark Russell, Interior Bloggers
We love this look because of the fresh take on what could potentially be a period interior. The yellow wall brings it bang up-to-date, freshening the space and bringing the whole room to life.
The antique touches of mismatched frames, the oversized wooden bed, stripped back floorboards and the old chandelier contrast perfectly with the statement wall giving it oodles of character. The picture rail breaks up the room giving it plenty of height but the patchwork quilt, rug and cushions keep the room cosy.
20. Sophie Bush, Editor, Warehouse Home
When styling the Warehouse Home bedroom (above), we wanted to prove that industrial chic can have a softer side. A bespoke galvanised steel pipe bed, designed exclusively for Warehouse Home by Urban Grain, was the focal point of our warehouse bedroom.
And beside it, a vintage industrial bedside cabinet. We then used a ‘masculine and feminine’ palette of greys and blush pinks and a variety of textured fabrics (linen, tweed, velvet), to bring warmth to our bedroom and soften the industrial look. Select vintage accessories complemented the warehouse conversion’s heritage features, while flowers and decorative vintage glassware further enhanced the ‘femininity’ of the space.
21. Elena Jackson, Interior Designer
The plants, the soft curve of the wall/ceiling and the wooden beam give this shabby chic corner a botanical look, while the metallic frames and gold touch in the lamp and bedside table legs add a touch of sophistication. Artificial plants nowadays are amazingly realistic so I would probably just add natural garden flowers on the bedside table to keep maintenance to a minimum.
22. Debi Avery, Ineko Home
Nothing surpasses the tranquillity of seeing your warm, cosy bed after a long day. With your bedroom being the haven for calming relaxation, we aim to heighten these emotions through our complementing interior choices. Here we tailored pastel colours, delicate prints and soft lighting to orchestrate the perfect ambience to help you unwind.
To us, the smallest details are essential. Carefully balanced colour hues across selected prints are revisited in our chunky knit. A blissful interior harmony that will ease your mind and leave you to falling in love with your very own haven time and time again.
23. Joanna Gauza, Interior Designer
Thanks to the curtains which frame the window perfectly and the fact they go from wall to wall, the design achieves a luxurious and purposeful look. Symmetry is key here, as the bed lines up with the window in a pleasing, balanced way. The top of the headboard is perfectly in line with the window sill and is not obscuring the window. A calming palette of colours creates a cosy space with a seductive feel.
24. Victoria Jackson, Interior Blogger
Simple changes make this interior’s style easy to achieve – think fur throws thrown over white linen bedding, painted floors with warmth added through sheepskin rugs, a series of monochrome finishes including framed typography prints and industrial elements such as industrial style lighting juxtaposed with untouched wood finishes found throughout.
25. Cate St Hill, Interior Blogger
I like how the design is asymmetrical, there’s two different bedside tables, two different lamps, and a cluster of framed pictures on just one side, but it still really works, you don’t have to be too rigid and use the same thing on each side, especially when there are two different people in the bed, with two different personalities!
26. Mike Gauza, Interior Designer
A focal point in a form of a cosy bed upholstered with a nice, soft fabric enriched with two asymmetric lamps giving the space an unusual and interesting look. There is a large walk-in wardrobe, to the right of the bed, allowing residents to keep the space nice and tidy – perhaps apart from a couple of great books laying around here and there. But who wouldn’t love to lay down on this bed with a good read?
27. Jo Chrobak, Interior Designer
The simplicity of white walls and a black floor means that you can add colour with personal items instead of spending lots of money on expensive wall finishes. It also means that matching colours to furniture is less of an issue and things just work together without too much effort. In a small apartment, the bedroom may also double as another space, so it is a really versatile look. The black floor adds warmth to the bright white walls and creates a perception of greater space.
28. Hege Morris, Interior Blogger
This bedroom has the all-important soft white linen sheets, a bit of greenery and a cool poster. I like simple bedrooms that aren’t overly fussy, so to me, this is perfectly peaceful. It’s also very easy to adapt. If you wanted to add trendy pastel colours, for example, you could simply add a soft pink pillowcase or a throw.
29. Suzzy Smith, Interior Designer
Bedrooms are our sanctuary. They are the place we can unwind, relax, and recharge. In order to do so though, keep the colour palette neutral (to create a ‘blank canvas’ feel), clutter to a minimum and include flexible lighting. Use cushions and throws to layer the look, sit back and relax with a cup of decaf tea and a book which will soon help you drift off.
30. Agatha Kruk, Interior Blogger
Create a space where you can rest your eyes and calm your mind – white walls and no busy patterns. Add ing texture by using a variety of fabrics and layers creates a feeling of calm and also the crumpled linen looks very inviting. The only decoration it needs is a single artwork on the wall, fragrant candle of fresh flowers. Beauty is in simplicity.
31. Kate Baxter, Interior Blogger
I love to create a cool, calm feeling of serenity in the bedroom, with an abundance of natural light, crisp white linens and beautiful bohemian accents. One of the great things about having plain white walls and otherwise neutral decor in the bedroom is the freedom to dress your bed in a range of styles to suit your mood and the changing seasons.
32. Arianna Trapani, Interior Blogger
For me it also gives a sense of tranquillity. Let’s not forget to mention the hanging light bulb, such a beautiful and simple feature. What I am also lusting after is the clothes rail. Having your clothes out on show gives it a feminine touch to your room and feels very Carrie Bradshaw – just to need to make sure to be super tidy!
33. Laura Butler-Madden, Interior Designer
I love this bedroom – it was one of the first I designed and the brief was to create an elegant and serene sanctuary. The soft Cornforth White walls combined with the decadent wallpaper by Tapet Café really do complement one another and create a very soothing mood. The Vogue print adds the perfect ‘pop’ of colour and the large mirror reflects a lot of light into the space. The chandelier by Verner Panton completes the look and adds decadence.
34. iki Maxine Brady, Interior Blogger
I’m not adverse to modern designs, in fact I think they are key to stopping a budget home looking to retro or fuddy-duddy. That is why I love statement lighting as it brings a modern twist to an eclectic look. The best bit about doing up a vintage home is these purchases don’t break the bank, and with a bit of hard work can look amazing.
And if you tire of it, you can sell it and buy something new – this suits me down to the ground as my bedroom style is always changing.
35. Pia Orr, Interior Blogger
The bedroom should be one of the most comfortable and relaxing rooms in your home. That’s why I prefer a warm, soothing colour palette that helps you to unwind after a long day. I feel that luxurious textiles such as velvet and silk complement warmer tones very well and give it a high-end look without compromising the comfort. I like the rest of the decor quite minimalist though so the room doesn’t look too busy. Simple and chic is the way to go!
36. Simone Aïda Baur, Global Inspirations Design
When it comes to bedroom design I truly believe in ‘Less is More’. We spend an average of 6 – 8 hours each day in our bedroom and it is where we recharge our batteries. This is why I think it’s important to keep the bedroom absolutely clutter-free and functional, yet cosy and relaxing.
The inspiration for this bedroom was a tropical Caribbean beach, which to me represents peace and relaxation. I designed this bedroom using clean lines and soothing colours, such as taupe and a soft turquoise.
I always recommend cool colours in bedrooms because they create a sense of calm. At the same time, I used warm materials such as wood and fabric, as well as rich textures to create some contrast. Add a few pools of light and you got yourself the perfect recipe for a cosy haven of relaxation.
37. Sallie Chater, Interior Designer
This bedroom was designed for a client who wanted a room that had the wow factor but was also a relaxing and calming space. We fell in love with this magnificent four-poster bed from ‘And so to bed’ and developed the scheme around it to let it shine! We balanced the glamour of the bed with neutral tones, simple styles and natural textures.
The client accessorised the look with her own Moroccan wedding blanket which adds a beautiful rustic contrast to the dramatic bed. We feel it’s a great example of a statement piece, perfectly paired with subtle accessories to create a space that its lucky owner loves!
38. Teresa Hunter, TME Interiors
This colour scheme of is very restful and serene and I love the white floorboards against the soft colour palette. To me, as much as possible should be taken away when styling a bedroom. Lots of space and texture make it feel luxurious.
Buy the best quality mattress you can afford and a bed made either of wood or upholstered in restful shades. When it comes to bedding, you can’t beat white and in either Pima, Supima or Egyptian cotton. It’s worth investing in two elegant wall lights and two bedside tables (drawers get stuffed with rubbish). That’s all you need, except a mirror and a chair to throw your clothes on.
39. Alina Ghost, Interior Blogger
I have a thing for fairytales and so I always seek for that ‘happily ever after’ look in my home. With its tactile textures, warming beige tones and flowing covers, this bedroom is the epitome of a bed that’s fit for a princess and her prince – or me and my fiancé. It’s clear that the main focus of the room is the bed itself and so, as I believe that you can never have enough scatter cushions either, this scene truly is my ideal bedroom.
40. Jenny Blanc, Interior Designer
To retain the lovely restored wood features around the house, the large rug was designed to leave an exposed border of flooring around the room which tied in with the exposed ceiling beams and the antique decorative accessories. The team lavished style and comfort in this room with a chaise lounge, dressing table and freestanding mirror all chosen for a relaxed bedroom experience.
41. Mike Ahern, Interior Stylist
I love how such a minimal monochrome scheme can produce maximum impact, whilst allowing calm to permeate the room for some on-point interior design. I was also fascinated how the softening evening light transformed the charcoal paint colour into a dreamy blue-grey before ebbing back towards black again post-dusk. Working away from home isn’t so bad… #lifeofastylist
42. Nicola Holden, Interior Designer
Bedrooms should be calming and seductive spaces, and this bedroom ticks both those boxes. It has a calming, neutral pallet that is kept interesting through a mix of textures – wooden floors and ceiling, the white-painted brick wall, a sisal rug, a glamorous fur throw, and the marble bedside table.
The painted black wall adds another layer of luxury and glamour to this space, but the large, simple artwork keeps it from being too dark. Interest to this monotone colour scheme is also brought in through the architectural style of lighting, and the pattern in the cushions. All in all a perfect combination!
43. Victoria Nickolls, Interior Designer
I feel a bed needs to be inviting – simply by adding cushions and throws you add warmth and texture to the room and pull it all together. This has been achieved with the silk throw in a complementary contrasting colour pop. The overall look is luxurious and inviting.
44. Alison Gibb, Interior Blogger
My favourite bedroom has got to be my own. First of all, our ‘Breaking Bad’ style crocheted throw. Doug and I got completely addicted to this piece of TV genius and are convinced it is going to seriously influence Interior Trends for the next decade – the architecture in Albuquerque is so nice: slightly Mexican with a modern ‘edge’.
45. Sim Barker, Interior Designer and Design Teacher
When you think about decorating your bedroom and want to create a cosy nook that might not reflect the latest fashion – that’s great. Want to try an unusual colour? Go for it; if you have an idea that’s a bit left field and don’t know which room to try it in – your bedroom is the safest room to let rip with your wildest ideas.
46. Rob Owen, The Manser Practice
We designed this master bedroom to be a calming yet elegant bedroom to escape the hustle and bustle of life in central London. The gentle blend of soft grey, pastel yellow and deep blue as well as the nautical yet simple artwork reference the maritime history of Greenwich in South-East London. We used soothing dark blue and subtly textured fabrics to make an atmospheric bedroom but also ensure a great night’s sleep!
47. Phoebe Oldrey, Smartstyle Interiors
Don’t be afraid of the dark! Dark colours have become really cool in interiors and bedrooms are amazing spaces to use them. This dark blue creates a really dramatic space and draws your eye to the crisp white linen and the light of the window.
48. Philippa Devas, Interior Designer
The antique carpet provided us with the initial inspiration for the colour scheme of the bedroom; we chose to echo its green tones throughout the room from the walls to details and furnishings like the cushions. During the initial design stages, we find it interesting to focus on one key piece and use its colours, look and feel as a starting point for inspiration – this could be anything from a statement painting to an antique rug.
49. Laura Thomas, Interior Designer
This cottage bedroom at ‘Driftwood’ in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand was a shoot location for Laura Thomas Linens ‘Organic Bed Linen Collection’. A space where time became irrelevant and the busy technological world we live in could be placed on hold.
The coastal style was uncluttered and the use of straw roller blinds and natural light created an atmosphere of wilderness and calm. The incredible view could be enjoyed from the comfort of the bed. A perfect paradise to wake up to!
50. Hugo Fleming, Cranberry Home
We created the panelling by designing sizes to fit the room and create height. The headboard was our real feature which you can get made to any design from a good upholsterer, we complemented this with White Company linen with Royal blue detailing. It’s such a calm and welcoming room with warm accents and the brass touches make it feel that little bit special.
51. Grant Pierrus, Interior Style Hunter
I love this bedroom designed by interior architect Susan White from Iggi Interior Design. Susan has taken this room and created a tailor-made space for her client’s daughter. Using vogue and other fashion title covers, Susan created this bespoke wallpaper to sit in the alcove, which has lots of shelving to keep special items. A special space for a special young lady.
52. Ali Hamilton, Interior Designer
Regardless of the size of your room, the space next to your bed needs a surface, a drawer and a shelf to house what you are reading. A chair to put your clothes on of any size, two if you are sharing! A full-length mirror either on the wall or behind a wardrobe door if space is at premium. Light for reading and more to see properly in the dark of winter. A mixture of old and new always adds softness to this room, your sanctuary. And importantly a blanket for the all-important siesta without disturbing the bed.
Bedroom Designs with a Fireplace
There’s nothing better than warming up a room with a fire and while most of us don’t think twice about including a fireplace in our living room, we don’t always consider the bedroom, but a fireplace there would be the perfect way to relax and unwind, and when suspended from the ceiling at a height that’s visible from the bed, it’s also beautiful.
Adding a few industrial elements can really take a modern bedroom to the next level, so when incorporating a fireplace into your design, consider installing one that showcases such materials as steel and concrete for that industrial edge.
Design Ideas with Exposed Brick Walls
Brick walls area great way of gaining a modern loft or warehouse aesthetic to a bedroom and when the brick is painted a deep grey it also layers in a contemporary color palette.
An aged natural brick wall is full of stories that have never been told. You know the phrase “nothing goes past these four walls” – well in a bedroom that might be a very good thing indeed. When using naturally patina’d brick, the colorations are distinct and can’t be ignored in the rest of the room. Here, the area rug has been carefully selected to play off of the brick harmoniously while at the same time injecting a bold pattern into the otherwise pattern free room.
White bricks are a classic look that pairs well with a modern interior, the white also minimizes the brick, letting other elements take center stage such as the uber chic lamps.
While grey bricks don’t have as much of a minimizing effect to the brick as white, the neutral color is a great way to feature white moments such as this kinetic mobile an the faceted dot lamp.
Bedroom Designs with Clever Features
Modern design is all about showcasing a few bold choices rather than a lot of this and that and this bedroom is showcasing its ever so clever headboard/night stand. The headboard even has a strapped in place cushioned section behind the actual cushions and incorporates electrical plug ins for lights and gadgets.
The headboard wall in this bedroom is covered in vertically installed wood planking, but that’s not the unique part. the choice to install it in random widths is what really makes this timber wall stand out.
Another unique feature in this modern bedroom is the bedside tables, which aren’t really tables at all but cantilevered sections of sheet metal projecting out from the bed frame.
Have you ever wished for a more comfortable way to rest your arms when watching TV, reading or just hanging out in bed? Target Point has that covered, with armrests built into the bed frame, but not just that, this bed also has full Lombard support and an adjustable headrest. In fact it is so ergonomic you might not ever want to get up!
Asymmetry is all the rage these days in modern design, as are platform beds, so when the two design concepts are combined in a low profile bed and combined with a shag rug and a low, wide ottoman, the look is totally fresh and comfortable.
Bedroom Ideas with Decorative Distressed Wall
The bedroom wall in the above photo showcases a modern distressed look paired with a more traditional herringbone floor. Its a bit of ying and yang that works so well because of the neutral but very rich color choices in bedding.
A big trend these days is to bring a bit of the outside indoors and the above bedroom does that with container plants and a distressed sky blue headboard wall. the wall is like an abstracted map of the world.
Nothing says modern like a photo collage displayed in a random pattern and when mounted on a distressed wall the effect is warm, comforting and very creative. Layered into this modern bedroom look is an unexpected bit of glam via the chandelier – like stars in the sky.
The bedroom above also draws attention to the light above the bed, only this one is a floor light cantilevered over the bed. What a great way to incorporate lighting when there are no immediate electrical boxes!
Rooms with a View
When you have a gorgeous view there is no need to bring the outdoors inside, floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows will do the job just fine and when its time for a little privacy, simply draw the curtains or pull down the shades.
If your bedroom is lucky enough to have high ceilings, and views that go on forever, a great modern way to focus on the panorama is to create unique architectural details on the window walls, such as the arched windows in the photo above.
These handmade buttons are available with Swarovski crystal glass. Gorgeous, glamorous and seriously fun, the pin dots of brilliant crystal buttons twinkle like distant planets.
The beautiful park like setting outside the windows of the bedroom above is the perfect backdrop for a playground effect created by incorporating bold swathes of color and large graphic shapes, all purposely off kilter in a street chic sort of way.
Both this bedroom headboard and the one above it are fitted with a modern slip cover making it as easy to change the color of the headboard as it is to change bed sheets and/or pillows.
The landscape greens outside the window are beautiful, but so are the colors within the room. A headboard wall filled with over-scaled writing in shades of inky blue, teal bed sheets, lime green pillows and a bold purple carpet all work with the landscape colors to form a canvas of rich, vibrant hues like a 3D painting. Bolzan
This modern bedroom has taken a different approach when it comes to complimenting the colors within the landscape. here the bedding greens are similar to the tree greens and the shades of patterned greys match the shadows outside. There is even a large painting of a Great Blue Heron leaning against the wall and you never know, there might be a real one scoping out a garden pond outside.
While the palette in the modern bedroom above might be pulled directly from nature and the garden, the hounds tooth pattern headboard and ottoman and the plaid pattern within the pillows are all about urban life and city chic.
A city skyline always adds a sense of geometry to a space and can easily be amplified within the interior design. The bedroom above does this by incorporating two large rectangular area rugs placed in opposite directions and by choosing a bed-frame that has been curved up to create both the mattress support and the headboard.
Geometric moments can be subtle while still making a big impact as seen in the above photo within the cage light pendants on either side of this modern bed.
Bedroom Design with Black Color Accents
Since the main job of a bedroom is to create a relaxing place to fall asleep in, the choice of black as a dominant color choice just makes sense. The above design layers in black via the area rug, art above the bed and even on the door.
This modern interior is a rhythmic composition of black and white with most of the architectural details in white and almost all of the furniture and accessories in black.
The bedroom above uses black on the walls and white in the upholstered bedframe and area rug and then layers in shades of grey everywhere else except for the blast of purple and blue in the privacy screen.
Nothing says modern like bold stripes and steel legs and this gorgeous modern bed has both.
A real trend in modern design is to display frames in bold colors with nothing actually in the frame. The bedroom above shows just how beautiful this concept can be with its black on black frame and wall.
Simple Modern and Minimalist Designs
The best way to create a minimalist modern look is to choose a few key items that are stand alone designs like the Him Chair in orange, the checkerboard carpets and the purple bed frame.
Shape can speak volumes in a minimalist modern bedroom as seen in the above photo with the bedframe designed to “rest” on the continuous night stand support.
Over-scaled tufting is a texture trend in modern design that when combined with a minimalist look, really ramps up the design volume.
The above bedroom design keeps the furnishings minimal and clean lined but layers in several artistic moments to really personalize the space.
We’ve already seen how dramatic black on black can look in a modern bedroom and the same amount of drama can be had in a white on white design scheme. The above photo is filled with dramatic cool whites but still has a warm and snugly aesthetic.
Bedroom Ideas with a Decorative Wallpaper Wall
We’ve already seen how texture, color and pattern can really enhance a minimalist or modern look, but if you prefer your furnishings and bedroom linens to be neutral and pattern free you can still layer in pattern with the help of wallpaper.
If you can’t decide to go for a masculine pattern or a feminine one, you can always choose a wallpaper that has a bit of both. Who knew lace and plaid could look so amazing together?
Color Coordinated Bedroom Design
Once upon a time we all where told that green and blue didn’t work together, thank goodness in today’s modern homes that is no longer the case. A bedroom filled with both blue and green is such a comforting, nature inspired aesthetic that sleep is just a pair of closed eyes away.
Pairing earthy browns with industrial greys creates an environment that just about everyone likes, so if you and your partner don’t see eye to eye on color choices, consider creating a color scheme similar to the above bedroom.
Pops of red add a blast of zest to a modern decor and when incorporated into an otherwise neutral bedroom design, it can take your decorating scheme to a whole new level.
Aside from the pops of red in this neutral scheme, the choice of a hexagonal pattern on the floor really modernizes the whole look of the above bedroom.
While reds bring a blast of heat to a design, blues do the opposite and cool a space down, making a blue bedroom a perfect place to be on a hot summer’s eve.
If you live in a noisy city or just have a hard time tuning out sounds at night, the above bedroom, with its padded headboard and sideboard walls can help acoustically dampen the sounds coming into – or going out of – your room.
The above design is noisy, but not in an acoustical way, it is filled with the sounds of color and pattern, each carrying a tune of fun, fierce excitement. My favorite pattern is the repeating triangular mill-work on either side of the bed, What’s your favorite pattern?
The bed in this and the last bedroom has the same singular, central leg lifting it high of the floor, defying gravity.
Talk about defying gravity! The above bedroom is cantilevered from its headboard and has no support beneath it at all – or does it?
Lucite legs give this modern bed the appearance of floating and the same magical aesthetic has been incorporated into the media cabinet next to it.
Romantic Old Charm Bedrooms
A simple way to create a modern decor in a rustic bedroom is to paint brick, exposed ceiling joists and even floors white.
How beautiful are the shadows within the painted brick and ceiling trusses?
Creating a modern old world charm can be as simple as incorporating a large tufted headboard and layering in a few faux animal skins on the floor and in the furnishings.
When creating an old world charm in a modern decor, something as simple as a cuckoo clock and/or a stack of books can really make a difference.
The exposed lintel over the window in the above bedroom reckons to days gone by and the brick, well that’s just the icing on the cake.
An Ultra Modern Bedroom
A graffiti night stand and area rug, white painted brick, and a glass balustrade are all modern moments and the layering in of the spotlight floor lamp, geometric bed-frame and linens take the above room into the ultra zone – as in ultra modern.