Design Ideas to Steal from 9 Beautiful Bedrooms

Whatever your style—bright colors or warm neutrals, bold statements or a cozy feel—you can bring a little individual inspiration to your bedroom.

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  1. San Fran Sass


    Traditional in form and confident in color, this spacious, teal-lacquered, stencil-patterned boudoir (with views of the Golden Gate Bridge) feels like a glamorous command post. With so much visual stimulation, a see-through Lucite headboard provides function without distraction. 

    Borrow this idea: Put a funky spin on classic woodwork by painting it a high-gloss bright.

  2. Color Cocoon


    The bedroom is an ideal space for testing one’s threshold for deep and dramatic colors. Whether swathed in a soothing monochromatic color scheme or something less subtle, a room wrapped in harmonious hues is a chic shelter from the clamorous world. 

    Borrow this idea: Add glam to a pared-down color scheme with glossy finishes, metals, and mirror.

    Related:  Use Color to Make the Most of Every Room

  3. Louisiana Lovely


    From the opulent turquoise drapes to the seagrass rug, an eclectic blend of decor creates a warm and sophisticated disposition in this Louisiana retreat. A large spherical light fixture and burlap accent wall are memorable touches. 

    Borrow this idea: An oversize light fixture makes a great design impact in a modest-size room.

    Related:  Trending Now—Pendant Lighting

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  4. Modern Zen


    Contrast plays a huge part in the handsome good looks of this modern Zen bedroom, highlighted by the use of graphic black and white details. Minimal adornments and a neutral color scheme direct focus to an interesting over-bed collection of photography. 

    Borrow this idea: Stack a bunch of medium to large books for a cool makeshift bedside table.

    Related:  5 Things to Do With...Books


  5. Indoor Camping


    Sleeping lofts aren’t just for kids—they are for anyone who wants to make the climb up and chill, play, or read among the trees in a snug little space. For safety, a horizontally mounted ladder serves as a side rail. 

    Borrow this idea: When brown gets you down, brighten up natural wood joists and ceiling planks by staining, pickling, or painting.

  6. Romantic Reflection


    Color and texture play a role in creating a romantic mood in this North Carolina master bedroom, but a large, gilded mirror, used as a headboard, really seals the deal. Besides framing the bed with richness and sparkle, the mirror reflects light all around. 

     Borrow this idea: Before creating a headboard from a mirror, mantel, or other architectural element, anchor it for safety.

    Related:  Make a Statement With Your Mirror

  7. Cozy Elegance


    Creating cozy in a room with grand proportions is no easy feat. But in this stately historic home, a mix of antiques, hardy textiles (including a 17th-century Flemish tapestry), and an impressive Murano chandelier manage the room’s lofty proportions. 

    Borrow this idea: Even without a canopy bed, fabric can be rigged on a rod and hung as a headboard.

  8. Sleeping Porch


    Sleeping outside is awesome, and with multiple swinging beds, you’ve got a veritable sleepover party! With screens to ward off unwanted insect visitors, and fans and blankets to offer temperature control, sleeping outdoors can be (nearly) year-round bliss. 

    Borrow this idea: Uniform beds, indoors or out, make sense in a guest or kid's room.

    Related:  Create a Restful Refuge With a Traditional Sleeping Porch

  9. Sibling Style


    Impending mess aside, in this room reserved for triplets, the thoughtful and efficient use of space rivals the attractive kid-friendly decor. Designated colors and areas help those sharing the room retain some sense of ownership.

    Borrow this idea: When you're decorating a shared room for children, color-coding belongings offers a fun way to organize.

    Related:  12 Fresh Ideas for Your Kids' Rooms

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