Dream Sweetly in These 5 Serene Bedrooms

Neutral palettes, luxurious linens and soft lighting produce only the sweetest of dreams in these five serene bedroom retreats.

I’ve been working hard lately, and if there’s one thing I need to round out my efforts it’s more naps. My bedroom is long overdue for a design refresh, and I've had my eye on these swoon-worthy rooms.

Neutral Tropical Bedroom With Grasscloth Walls

Neutral Tropical Bedroom With Grasscloth Walls

Photo by: Jessica Klewicki Glynn

Jessica Klewicki Glynn

Neutral bedrooms make for peaceful spots for rest, but neutral does not need to mean boring. Amy Weaver used highly textural neutral features, such as grasscloth wallpaper, bamboo roman shades and patterned fabrics to add visual interest in this master bedroom while keeping the colors soft.

Modern Master Bedroom Features Lounge Area

Modern Master Bedroom Features Lounge Area

Photo by: Eisner Design

Eisner Design

I love the way this room by Eisner Design embraces elements of nature. The wood paneling in the bed niche speaks to the beautiful view of trees through the windows. The windows are equipped with custom-fit coverings to block out the light when it’s time for rest. 

Gorgeous Transitional Bedroom With Gray Upholstered Bed Frame

Gorgeous Transitional Bedroom With Gray Upholstered Bed Frame

Photo by: John Woodcock Photography

John Woodcock Photography

Master bedroom or luxury hotel suite? J&J Design Group achieve the look of luxury with well-tailored design features, such as the upholstered wall detail, nailhead trim on the bed and armchairs and crisp, white bed linens. The faux fur throw adds a cozy, homey touch. 

Impeccable Master Bedroom With Slatted Wood Backdrop

Impeccable Master Bedroom With Slatted Wood Backdrop

Photo by: Claire Paquin

Claire Paquin

Small spaces can be serene too. Claire Paquin kept the design minimal, using the artwork and slatted wall feature to add interest without taking up space. A slatted wall feature placed in front of a window can block out unpleasant views while letting peaceful light filter into the room.

Transitional Master Bedroom Is Stylish, Inviting

Transitional Master Bedroom Is Stylish, Inviting

Photo by: Debbie Perez

Debbie Perez

This bedroom designed by Debbie Perez is another great example of how to use texture to keep neutral colors from feeling too boring. Perez also brings in plenty of natural elements, including a large piece of driftwood that just might inspire you to “drift” off to sleep.

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Get tips from designer Brian Patrick Flynn on how to use muted colors to create a serene bedroom setting.


Mixing Old and New

Traditional-Modern Mix

Tone-on-Tone Layering

Organic Materials

High-Contrast Black and White

Drapery Wall

Framing With Draperies

Ready-Made Hardware

Single-Width Panels

Bed Wall

Fabric Mix

Texture Play


Desk Wall

Framed Art Grouping

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