10 Dreamy Bedrooms
The kitchen may be the hub of the home, but the bedroom is where you rest and recharge. Update your space with inspiration from these beautiful bedrooms showcasing creative headboards, smart lighting, unique nightstand options and tried-and-true palettes. Find designer decorating ideas for traditional, contemporary, country and eclectic bedroom styles.
Large-scale floral paintings provide colour, pattern and texture to white walls and minimalist furniture throughout artist Bobbie Burgers’ serene Vancouver home. In this bedroom, the moody-hued artwork grounds the space and doubles as a headboard. A striped throw and ikat pillows add graphic appeal.
A cosy guest bunkie features a fresh mix of blue and white pillows and fabrics, while plywood floors painted with porch paint ensure easy cleanup. A footstool boasts its original brocade fabric and was a local junk-store find. Likewise, a vintage mantel mirror hangs over a table made from plywood and two Ikea sawhorses painted black.
A graphic etching by Richard Serra has pride of place above the bed in this guest room inside a century-old Catskills, N.Y., log cabin retreat. A woven-top bench and vintage kilim rug echo its palette, and pops of orange from the bed, lamp and books offer retro appeal.
Textiles, art and books combine to create a beautiful effect in this space, while a colourful Oushak rug adds a feeling of history. The wall sconces and upholstered headboard give the room a luxe hotel vibe.
A beach towel stretched over a canvas makes for irresistible artwork in this girl’s room. The sweetness of the crown-shaped headboard and silk Fortuny ceiling light is offset by light grey walls.
In this principal bedroom, old plaster mouldings were carefully restored and reconfigured. A gold statue and beaded Barbara Barry table lamp complement the gilded design on the bed by Baker.
Crisp white walls and light wood furniture lend a subtle nautical feel in a cottage bedroom. An Alvar Aalto bench works here as a nightstand.
Soft pattern play and a white backdrop make this principal bedroom feel relaxed and soothing, while patinated antiques add gravitas and warmth. Pale green drapes fall behind the bed for a headboard effect.
A pair of 19th-century Swedish commodes serve as bedside tables in this tranquil space. The blue and white ginger jar is a perfect reflection of the room’s palette. Indigo textiles in a variety of patterns layer interest into the room.
A Scholten & Baijings blanket with stripes of pastels and brights offers a dose of colour in this mellow principal bedroom. Small, round side tables keep the bedside area uncluttered. Sconces free up bedside tables for pretty things like flowers and let you angle the light for bedtime reading.