20 Best Bedroom Decor Tips For An Impeccably-Styled Room
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The 20 pieces and ideas you need for your most comfortable, luxurious and personal bedroom ever.
Don’t be that person with just a top sheet. Okay, we know you’d never commit that cardinal design sin, but in our opinion, layering is key to a beautiful bed. Throws, bed runners, the works! It will give your space an instantly glamorous upgrade, plus you’ll be beyond cozy in the wintertime. The master bedroom of a Gramercy Park apartment features a luxe bed dressed in custom Frette linens.
There’s nothing more frustrating than a bedroom with just one overhead light. Give yourself options by adding a dimmer, a bedside lamp or like Christian Siriano in his Connecticut country home, opt for several fixtures throughout the room. Who are we to say no to a bedroom chandelier?
There’s no need to go overboard with the art in your bedroom. If you pick just one piece that speaks to you, there’s no better statement item to have. Choose something that inspires and delights you, time and time again. This charming bedroom in a Uruguayan country house prominently features a painting by Eva Claessens .
You want everything in your bedroom to exude comfort, and the color palette is no exception. Whether you’re a fan of warm or cool shades, pick colors that you naturally gravitate toward and give you a sense of calm. This home in Mexico opted for organic colors like ocean blue and deep brown. The statement wall is painted with Patagonia by Comex and the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller.
You should have as many family photos as you wish in other rooms in the house, but it’s best to keep the bedroom’s artwork less emotionally loaded. Elegant photographs add some character to your space without reminding you of specific people while you’re trying to fall asleep. All of the photographs pictured in this Upper West Side bedroom are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.
Even the brightest, most cheerful bedrooms need an element of dark, sexy glamour. Balance is key. Stick with a few dramatic pieces, like the bedroom in this Windsor Terrace home that features a bed frame upholstered in a Lake August fabric and is topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket.
Of course your bedding is plush as could be, but don’t forget texture throughout the rest of your room. It adds dimension to a room and can give a small space some much-needed design character. The guest bedroom of a glamorous Illinois home plays with texture by boasting a black channel-quilted leather headboard and a Moroccan wedding blanket covered in sequins.
Whether they’re on your nightstand, vanity or windowsill, flower arrangements are a lovely thing to wake up to. Especially in the winter when you need a dose of greenery. They don’t have to be anything extravagant, any flora will do just fine, like the fresh flowers that flank the bed of this West Village master bedroom.
If you’re one of those people that can fit everything comfortably into their closet, that is amazing. but we can’t relate. For those of us with a serious shoe or sweater problem, we’ll take as much storage space as we can get.
The end of your bed is a perfect and unsuspecting spot to fit in more storage. In the bedroom of a Los Angeles country house, a vintage clothing trunk steals the decor spotlight while also giving you much-needed space.
Although most designers would advise against working in your bedroom, let’s be realistic! Sometimes you just can’t say no to sending late-night e-mails. Designate a specific work area in your room, preferably as far from your bed as possible (like the petite desk in this Long Island master bedroom), so that you don’t feel guilty for finishing up paperwork. Plus, your cozy bed will be calling to you the entire time.
Mirrors are a pretty magical design element. They make any space feel larger, brighter, and more unique, whether you decide to hang them or simply prop one up against the wall. If not for an outfit-check, get a solid mirror for the design factor!
Learn from this Hamptons summer home, filled to the brim with vintage pieces. The rustic-style mirror perfectly complements the antique bed frame from Tey Meyers Harbor Antiques and the Swedish chest from Bloom.
Give your personal space some glamour with a statement bed frame. From four-posts to platforms, the options for a chic piece of furniture are endless. In the master bedroom of a Connecticut weekend home, this bed frame is by Hickory Chair and dressed in Restoration Hardware linens.
Nothing ruins a happy morning (or makes a gloomy one worse) than stepping out of the bed onto a cold, hard floor. Do yourself a favor and make sure your first step into the day is cushy and comforting with a beautiful rug. Opt for something soft, stylish, and timeless, and you’ll be destined to keep it (and love it!) forever.
It’s the first thing a child will consider when putting together their bedroom, but adults tend to shy away from decorative themes. But even when it’s not Spiderman or Princess-powered, a theme can be a powerful unifying device, not to mention calming. In this Netherlands bedroom, the wall-covering, curtains and bedcover are all a classic toile de Jouy. The headboard is custom-made, and the side table is vintage.
How to figure out this number: It should be enough pillows so that your bed looks sumptuous and inviting when properly made, yet not so many that getting in bed requires 10 minutes of excavating. The sweet spot is usually between two to six, depending on the size of your bed. The bedroom of this Connecticut country home makes a solid argument for four being the perfect number!
“The bedroom is about sleeping. What do you need when you’re sleeping? Not a smartphone,” says designer Aurélien Gallet. And that goes for a television as well: It will keep you up later than necessary and consequently keep your mind churning longer before you can drift off to sleep. It’s hard, especially in an increasingly-connected world, but if you leave your i-everything at the door, you’ll be happier. Another perk? More room for furniture and accessories you love, as proven with this gorgeous bedroom in Amanda Seyfried’s Catskills getaway.
This room, designed by Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet, has more than one. A good spot to sit down will serve you well when you’re reading or need to have a conversation with your partner. It’s also great for putting on shoes or checking email so you can leave tech out of your bed.
It doesn’t have to be an entire étagère-full, but a cluster of pieces that make you smile will go a long way in making a bedroom feel just right, as with this bedroom in a Greenwich Village penthouse, featuring antique French linens, a 19th-century Indian lantern, and plenty of paintings collected over the years.
Bonus: This is also a great way to incorporate pieces you’ve acquired over time but can’t quite figure out where to put them. Make sure they’re in your line of sight upon waking up and their true purpose will be revealed making you happy.
Yes, a nightstand with all the necessities looks lovely, but that’s not the only reason you see it so often in magazine spreads and on blogs. The combination of a glass of water, a great book and lamp is essentially a kit for pre-, post-, and interrupted-sleep comfort. So as you’re putting your own “kit” together, don’t feel like it has to be stunning to be perfect. The more idiosyncratic and “you” it feels, the better it will work and the more it will be a testament to your personal style.
In Megan Mullally’s room, her and husband Nick Offerman topped their Holly Hunt nightstands with vintage mercury-glass lamps and fresh flowers.
You could have every item on this list but your bedroom wouldn’t be complete without a perfect mattress. After all, if you’re not getting enough quality sleep, you can’t fully appreciate a beautiful room. “You want a mattress that keeps you cool and gives you great lumbar support,” says Ron Rudzin, CEO of Saatva Mattress. And of course, one that looks great in your room. Rudzin recommends choosing a mattress and foundation height based not just on your bed frame and headboard, but also the height of your night tables and window sills.