How To Create The Ultimate Bedroom Retreat
Although we spend most of our time sleeping in them, our bedrooms are one of the most-used rooms in the home — and they deserved to be a place of serenity. From bright boho to uptown glam, we rounded up eight tried-and-true formulas to help transform your bedroom into the ultimate sleep sanctuary. Sweet dreams!
Bold Prints + Natural Texture + Mismatched Side Tables = Bright Boho
A vibrant, botanical duvet cover is the star of this cheery space. Leggy side tables — one mod, one traditional — add quirky charm, and a neutral woven rug lets the lively linens and coordinating yellow throw enjoy the spotlight.
Eclectic Textiles + Exotic Rugs + Wooden Furniture = Warm Global
Pairing richly-patterned rugs with warm wooden furniture creates a cozy envelope. White wall panelling, bed linens and lampshades keep the overall effect bright and inviting.
Plenty of Pink + Mod Lighting + Romantic Pattern = Uptown Glam
Using pink in a big way — on drapery, valances, accent pillows and bed linens — requires careful attention to balance. A modern, multi-arm ceiling fixture and some moody, cloud-print wallpaper temper this bedroom’s sweetness.
Stripes On Stripes + Classic Colors + Sculptural Accents = Tailored Mix
Mixing and matching stripes gives a bedroom a handsome, layered look. Offset thicker bands with delicate ticking and stick to a cohesive palette, as seen in this room’s timeless grey, red and black scheme. A shapely floor lamp and turned-wood stool help soften all the straight lines in the space.
Curvy Lines + Faux Fur + Gold Accessories = Cozy Lustre
Dark grasscloth-covered walls set a luxe mood and create a dramatic backdrop for glimmering gold accents. A gently curved headboard and plush, faux fur throw enhance the romantic vibe.
Wrought Iron + Vintage Artwork + Casual Linens = Rustic Romance
A wrought-iron bed makes a charming centerpiece in this principal bedroom. Piles of pillows and a puddled bed skirt look laid-back while a collection of framed vintage prints adds a sense of history.
Watery Tones + Subtle Prints + Metallic Touches = Refined Retreat
This room feels remarkably serene, thanks to a tonal palette of soft, watery blues. Small-scale patterns on the accent pillows, headboard and dresser create subtle visual interest, and a striated rug layers texture underfoot. A polished sconce and gold candleholders finish o the space, adding just a hint of glamour.
Timeless Neutrals + High-Contrast Pattern + Geometric Lighting = Graphic Simplicity
When decorating with a limited palette, such as this neutral scheme, keep variety top of mind. Here, a grey bench, headboard and coverlet all contribute unique textures, and a black-accented rug, lumbar pillow and pendant coordinate but don’t look overly matchy.