Float Your Furniture
Instead of oversized furniture, opt for minimalist, low-to-the-ground beds and nightstands that are built into the wall for a sleek floating effect. Not only will your room look less cluttered, but it's also a lifesaver if you've got a small bedroom.
Use Wood for Your Ceiling
If you want to introduce more warmth and texture to your space, consider a wood ceiling. It is full of rich texture and pattern, yet remains neutral and calming
Upholster the Walls
Moody gray velvet walls and a matching headboard bring a smoky, textural allure to an otherwise white, bright, and airy space. No artwork is needed, as these soft upholstered walls speak for themselves.
Loosen Things Up
Loose linens make for an effortlessly chic bed situation while an antique floor mirror and structural pendant light dress things up. When sticking to one neutral color family, be sure to introduce plenty of varying textures for a more robust look.
Add a Fun Headboard
A wide upholstered headboard brings more fabric into a bedroom, while enabling the integration of eclectics.
Have Fun With Wallpaper
Fun wallpaper is an easy way to add personality without taking up any precious surface space. And of course, smart storage is essential in a bedroom. A spacious dresser is a great option.
Pick a Motif
Bison drawings, patterned pillows, cool textiles—check, check, check. A Southwestern bedroom is so chic, it's making us rethink our whole design aesthetic. Whether you choose a bison motif or not, anchoring your decor scheme around some artwork is a great way to start the design process.
When space is limited, you'll have to get crafty and choose multi-purpose pieces. For example, a side chair can function as a seat or as a bedside table. Wall sconces help free up surface space, too, without making you forgo a night light.
Use Vertical Space
To take advantage of vertical space and display your decor out in the open, install a floating shelf. This will help clear up usable space for the essentials.
Repaint Your Walls
Instead of sticking with plain white walls, considering another neutral that adds a subtle yet bold twist. For a moodier bedroom that isn't full-on dark, try a steel blue gray, then lighten things up with colorful linens and keep things streamlined with bright a white ceiling and modern bedside sconce.
Less Is More
A simple show-stopping four poster bed, loose linen bedding, and an elegant side table. It really doesn't need anything else to feel like a sanctuary.
Install Smart Lighting
Bedside sconces are a guaranteed way to make your bedroom look and feel as fresh as a 5-star hotel room. White and light gray bedding soften up a dark wood side table and moodier wallpaper. A high-quality candle in a scent you love will also make you feel so much calmer and ready for rest.
Strive for Simplicity
Though there's not a lot going on, a minimalist bedroom projects a strong sense of personal style. A frameless round mirror, next to wrinkled linen bedding and plain black metal side table. Simply blissful.
Put out Fresh Flowers
As simple as it sounds, adding a fresh bouquet of flowers on the bedside table can make a huge difference.
When you're on a tight budget or aren't sure how long you'll be in a certain space, it may not be the right time to invest in furniture. But that doesn't mean you can't style a bedroom that feels both beautiful and fully functional. Here's a perfect example. A repurposed side chair can work as a bedside table and a fresh coat of calming blue paint can make everything look put together.
Keep It Classic
A four-poster black bed frame and black-and-white color palette can make a bedroom feel timeless. A little writing desk and indoor tree make it a great workspace, too. Pro tip: Hang your curtains super high up to elongate the ceilings.
Introduce Interesting Artwork
Investing in classic staples is always a good idea. This way, you can swap out more on-trend items with your decor. If you love the traditional look but want to make it feel modern, add a photograph.
A sea blue rug and white walls and beams can create a light and airy feel. Exposed wood accents and modern art up the contemporary vibes.
Black might sound scary, but it looks totally sexy in a bedroom. To keep it from feeling too dark, opt for white bedding and make sure you have enough natural light in the room. A plant will also liven things up.