62 Colorful Bedrooms That Will Make You Wake Up Happier
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The brilliant pinks, reds and oranges in the Élitis wallpaper helps soften the edges of an octagonal bedroom in the South Carolina home of Angie Hranowsky. However, the dramatic hues don’t overwhelm thanks to the accents (pillows, bedding and rug) that carry the color scheme throughout the rest of the space.
Classic blue and white makes an appearance in an aqua-loving farmhouse. The Roman shade and matching bed cushion are in a Raoul Textiles silk. The nightstand and lamp are from Bunny Williams Home.
With its cheery yellow stripes (painted by decorative artist Mark Chamberlain), the guest bedroom in the historic home of Jose Carretero makes it easy to rise and shine.
In a Florida getaway, walls in Benjamin Moore’s Salmon Peach contrast with curtains in a green Norbar Fabrics linen and a Dash & Albert rug. “The palette is based on the apple painting, which I inherited from my mother,” says designer Amanda Lindroth.
The light-filled master bedroom designed by Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham is covered in Sandberg’s Raphaël wallpaper. A Tilton Fenwick for Target headboard is upholstered in the duo’s Jax fabric for Duralee.
The master bedroom in this Tudor beach house, which overlooks the ocean, is covered in Christopher Farr Cloth’s Carnival wallpaper. “I wanted it to feel like a cocoon,” says designer Colleen Bashaw. The custom burlap bed with nailhead trim is dressed with monogrammed pillowcases by Leontine Linens, sheets from Schweitzer Linen and a Les Indiennes throw.
Pale purple runs throughout this Park Avenue apartment, including the master bedroom’s custom headboard and hummingbird wallpaper by Cole & Son. Pottery Barn’s Duncan Diamond rug adds a neutral counterpoint to the room, and an ikat pillow from Bunny Williams Home is the final touch.
In the boys’ room of this Lake Tahoe mountain home, designer Matt O’Dorisio used curtain-shaded bunks in Farrow & Ball’s Calke Green, which were inspired by Pullman train cars.
In this Tudor beach house, designer Colleen Bashaw mixed patterns and textures to create a cozy feel in the daughter’s bedroom. The side table is draped in a custom pink zebra linen.
Even a sophisticated Manhattan apartment can afford to go wild in a kid’s space. A rainbow-hued Italian Sputnik-style chandelier hangs in a boy’s bedroom and a trellis-print Phillip Jeffries grass cloth covers the walls.
In this girl’s room designed by Matt O’Dorisio , custom rails and stairs make it easy to reach the top of Pottery Barn bunk beds. Linen curtains and pillows are in Tulu’s Kezban.
At the heart of a studio apartment, the bed alcove lacks natural light but walls in Colorhouse’s Grain .01 “makes the room feel like it’s bathed in Mediterranean sunshine,” says designer Sara Bengur. A hand-embroidered bedcover, kilim throw pillows and a wool throw (all from Sara Bengur Shop) cozy up the nook even more.
While this Maryland home features mostly muted tones, a canopy in royal purple adds a regal touch to a girl’s bedroom. The tulip wallpaper comes from Harlequin, and Nevis curtains by Lady Ann Fabrics are trimmed in a Samuel & Sons pom-pom fringe.
Don’t shy away from pink in the master suite. Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood wallpaper covers the walls and ceiling of a townhouse bedroom. A pink shade tops Thomas O’Brien’s Paolo sconce, matching the monogrammed linens and tufted bench.
Designer Lindsey Coral Harper embraces pattern in her Manhattan bedroom, with Quadrille’s Bali Isle wallpaper and a Jayson Home chair covered in Madeline Weinrib’s Daphne ikat. The Madison headboard from Lamshop is upholstered in Kravet’s Guilty Pleasure. The wardrobe and stool, in a Duralee fabric, are vintage Milo Baughman. An IKEA armoire has hardware from Nest Studio.
“We wanted a bright, cheery room that said little boy,” designer Miles Redd says of a kid’s room in a New York City apartment. He paired the existing carpet with hand-painted faux-bois walls by Hurtado. “The red outline lends graphic edge.”
Designer Mackay Boynton created a dramatic backdrop in the bedroom of his Texas cottage. The valance hangs from the ceiling and along the wall and the canopy is lined in a navy-and-white lattice-patterned fabric. The coverlet is an antique suzani, and the monogrammed shams are from Pottery Barn.
Two cheery patterns from Designers Guild call on a similar palette in a Hamptons bedroom by Lisa McFadden. The tulip print, Mei P’ing, graces the twin beds and Roman shade, while a geometric fabric covers the benches.
“I wanted the room to seem like a fantasy birdcage of sorts,” designer Miles Redd says of a young girl’s bedroom, “which is why we added the lattice motif to the ceiling and door.”
In a Nantucket beach house, the master bedroom walls have a decorative cross-glaze paint finish by Audrey Sterk, and an armchair by the window is the spot to take it all in.
In a Greenwich Village bedroom, the walls are covered with stenciled abstract trees, and a brown bedskirt softens the steel four-post bed. The Red Tape bench from Bunny Williams Home is upholstered in Holly Hunt’s Take Direction with trim by Passementerie.
Gary McBournie’s beach cottage has become a meeting place for friends and family every summer. He used soft oranges, blues and greens to create this welcoming guest room. The custom Bob Collins & Sons upholstered walls reflect the light, joyful feeling the designer sought for the house.
In the master bedroom of a Northern California house, a much-loved duvet cover already owned by the client was Matthew Leverone’s jumping-off point. He pulled the soft, silvery blue out of its pattern for the walls, in Benjamin Moore’s Aura in Silver Mist, and used a complementary fabric, Angle Lane from Robert Allen, for curtains and shades. John Robshaw’s Roti pillow looks playful atop a chair in Pindler & Pindler’s Ghent.
In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, a daughter’s bedroom is all feminine glamour. She loves pink, but designer Lee Ann Thornton gave her a bolder version: vivid fuchsia. The bed, upholstered in Raoul Textiles’ Chunari, plays off the silver-threaded grass cloth.
A hand-painted silk wallcovering (De Gournay’s Sans Souci) turns a New York City master bedroom decorated by Miles Redd into a little paradise. The valances around the window and mirror add an exotic touch and are upholstered in the same fabric as the headboard and window-seat cushion, Extra Silk by Isaac Mizrahi for S. Harris.