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42 Beautiful Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Feel like you’re on vacation every morning when you wake up under this deckchair-striped fabric.
For the Birds
A delicate aviary-themed mural highlights the feminine beauty of a whitewashed carved bed.
Light and Bright
Dandelion-patterned bedding, wallpaper and artwork give this cheery room a pulled-together look and sunny vibe.
Navy and white chinoiserie fabric used throughout a bedroom feels sophisticated and fresh when mixed with a sisal carpet, crisp white bedding and white walls.
A white carved bed, upholstered in mustard-yellow linen, pops in a soothing gray room.
Coming Up Roses
Rose-patterned wallpaper and textiles get a youthful lift with the help of red and blue accents.
An ornate wooden headboard fits in with cottage decor when it’s painted white and upholstered with a softly patterned fabric.
Select bedding that coordinates but doesn’t match exactly for an effortlessly chic look.
Exaggerated elements—like the oversized lighting and the bold bed upholstery—pop against modern geometric wallpaper.
Pompom-fringed bedding and cheerful, oversized artwork add colorful and playful touches to a bedroom.
A tall mahogany chest of drawers and tailored white bedding complement the traditional look of the toile wallpaper and upholstery.
Painting an accent wall behind a bed helps to anchor the room and tie in bedding and decor.
Floral upholstery, ruffled pillows and a small carved mirror create a delicate and feminine bedroom.
Hide and Seek
A floral-patterned upholstered storage bench creates a hiding place for extra blankets and is a charming visual element.
Zest for Life
The lively combination of bright pink and orange looks sophisticated when presented in tailored bedding and classic patterns.
Photos and artwork look artful when displayed in matching frames on a long shelf above the bed.
Fluffy and Warm
A shaggy sheepskin adds a layer of texture to white sheets and keeps the bed warm on chilly nights.
In the Spotlight
Yellow pendant lights brighten pale blue and tan bedding.
Touch of Class
Adding a velvet blanket and damask pillows to this carved bed gives the room a luxurious feel.
A yellow shelf and bedsheets provide pleasant contrast against strongly patterned black and white decor.
Counter simple symmetry with a diverse collection of art in mismatched frames.
Scroll white matelasse coverlet, $218 (queen) at pineconehill.com. Similar table: Queen Anne end table, $90 at overstock.com
Fresh hues—grass green, sky blue and sunny yellow—bring to mind a bright, clear day.
Monella chrome capiz shell pendant, $258 at bellacor.com
Similar throw: Patagonia Synchilla blanket, $35 at patagonia.com
Circle motifs can soften the edge of a boxy room.
Similar wall covering: The Wallpaper Company Beige Grasscloth wallpaper, $90 per bolt at homedepot.com
Similar lamp: Meurice square table lamp in Nickel, $325 at jonathanadler.com
Stars and Stripes
Textiles and lampshades in bold-colored stripes take their cue from a framed flag.
Cotton U.S. flag in mahogany frame, $243 at flagandbanner.com
Similar bed: Modern-Weave headboard, $329 (full) at westelm.com
Return the Compliment
Complementary colors always play well together: Orange accents pop against ocean-blue walls.
Martha Stewart Living Aegean Blue interior paint, at homedepot.com
Similar bed: Modern Country Classics high-low poster bed, $1,129 at broyhillfurniture.com
Zebra decorative pillow, $20 at target.com
To the Letter
Monogrammed bedding gives this room a tailored look that plays off the vivid color palette.
Italian Hotel satin-stitch white Euro sham in Chocolate, $79 at restorationhardware.com
Solid cashmere throw in Autumn Glaze, $298 at williams-sonoma.com
Similar bed: Jameson bed and headboard in Natural Canvas at potterybarn.com
Prevent fussy florals from looking overly feminine by mixing them with something unexpected—like chunky plaid shades.
Bed of Roses in White by Lulu Guiness, at justlinen.co.uk
Similar bed: Oak Park bed, $500 (queen) at ballarddesigns.com
Keeping a space pure and white draws attention to interesting room details.
Belledorm 100 percent Egyptian cotton waffle blanket in Blue, at londonlinencompany.co.uk
Similar bedding: Havana floral 300 thread-count sheet set in Water Blue, $60 at target.com
Bed of Greens
A monochromatic color palette can be anything but dull with an eye-catching mix of hues and textures.
Velvet tufted headboard in Verdigris, $348 at urbanoutfitters.com
X-Bench UB004 in Microfiber Sage, $251 at ballarddesigns.com
Similar shams: Bohemian Medallion shams, $28 at urbanoutfitters.com
Coqo floral rug, $398 (5x7 feet) at anthropologie.com
Float in Space
Trade a fancy chandelier for a clean sculptural mobile.
Black-and-white striped designer sheets, from $106 (queen) at hotelluxurycollection.com
Similar mobile: “The MCM” in Black (24x26), $120 at hanging-mobiles.com
Similar duvet: DwellStudio for Target Celery Baroque duvet set, Full/Queen $69.99 at target.com
Be bold! One quick DIY touch—like glue-gunning red ribbon to a lampshade—can give a big boost to any room.
Similar lamp: Polished Silver Stacked Three Ball Lamp, $377.90 at bellacor.com
Red ribbon, 7/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Style 00306 in Red, 98 cents per yard at mjtrim.com
Similar table: Meurice butler tray table in Nickel, $595 at jonathanadler.com
An elegant carved bed holds court in this simply decorated bedroom.
Similar bed: Sophia bed with shell, $1,288 at laylagrayce.com
Similar pillows: Floral pillows, $195 at pooterolooms.com
Make a basic bedroom more magical with an over-the-bed arrangement of fairy lights.
Similar bedroom suite: Shaker-style bedroom, $1,399 at gothiccabinetcraft.com
Palm Beach Prep
Pink and green stripes are a perfect match with resort-inspired textures like rattan and bamboo.
Similar bed: Padmas Plantation basket weave headboard in Natural Antique, $689 at bedroomfurniture.com
Similar tray: Two-tone lacquer serving tray in Fuchsia/Lime, $44.50 at
Cabana-stripe window panel, $64 at pineconehill.com
Luxurious textures—piles of pillows, a silky bedspread and furry rug—make a bedroom cozy.
Similar bedspread: Plush Blush throw, at frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk
Similar lamp, $150 at neimanmarcus.com
Rens sheepskin, $25 at ikea.com/us
A small space can be personal without heavy decorating. Layered textiles, a plug-in pendant and tacked-up postcards show an eclectic sense of style.
Similar bedding: Bohemian Stripe patchwork quilt, $128 at us.urbanoutfitters.com
Similar bed: Victorian metal bed, at roomings.co.uk
Garland light by Tord Boontje, $75 at lamplust.com
Trim and Proper
Painting trim a darker shade than the walls can add depth and interest to a large, open space.
Irvington nickel-plated bed, (price upon request) at bernhardt.com
Chinoiserie duvet set, $280 at dwellstudio.com
Persimmon is the perfect shade of red to soften a palette of steel gray and mahogany.
Judy Ross Fauna pillows, $190 at pillowsandthrows.com
Similar sconce: Dolce capiz shell 18.5-inch high wall sconce, $351 at lampsplus.com
Fortress screen in Brown, $390 at target.com
Choosing an armoire instead of a dresser adds height to a small, confined room.
Similar armoire: 5800-05K armoire, (price upon request) at henredon.com
Gilt French furniture and girlie pink prints give this bedroom a fairy-tale feel.
Similar bed: Gilt five-foot upholstered bed, at Sass and Ben Home Boutique. Similar chair: Isabelle Relax chair in White Wash, $836 at laylagrayce.com
Animal skins and furs add exotic touches to a glamorous boudoir.
Similar bed: Architecture queen bed, $1,000 at roomandboard.com. Black and white cowhide, $380 at store.purerugs.com. Similar bench: Maison bench, $1,395 at Modern Dose. Similar chandelier: C181-Silver/621/12 Murano Venetian-style chandelier, $737 at gallery803.com. Waverly Green and Ivory awning-stripe Roman shade, at qualityromanshades.com
White on White
Get a lush look with an upholstered headboard that blends seamlessly into the sheets.
Tall Fairfax queen headboard in White Brushed Canvas, $1,350 at williams-sonoma.com Similar lamp: L1 task light in White, $179 at ylighting.com