Designer Showcase: 40+ Master Bedrooms for Sweet Dreams

Serene color palettes, perfect combinations of textures and well-placed accessories are just a few of the elements designers use to create a relaxing bedroom design.

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November 24, 2014
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Rustic En Suite Bedroom With Stacked Stone Fireplace

A soft gray color palette contrasts against the rustic elements of exposed ceiling beams and stacked stone in this cozy bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow beautiful views of the Arizona desert and mountains.

Master Bedroom with Tin Tiled Accent Wall

This transitional master bedroom is stunning with tin ceiling tiles repurposed to accent the wall behind the bed. An inviting window seat offers a comfy spot to enjoy the backyard view.

White Master Bedroom With Silver Headboard

A custom hammered silver headboard sits proud above the bed in this master bedroom, serving as a focal point in the space. White Sferra bedding and bench cushions provide a crisp, clean palette for lavender and gray hues in the accent pillows and draperies to add soft color to the room. White and silver cowhides cover portions of the large wool and silk blend rug for added visual interest.

Luxury Master Suite in Mediterranean Estate

Metallic plaster continues from the master bath into the master bedroom of this Mediterranean-inspired luxury estate. A cut stone fireplace adds elegance and warmth to the spacious room. Stone columns on either side of the bed support an arch outfitted with recessed reading lights. Draperies open and close with a button to block light for sleeping or reveal views from the tall windows during the day.

Neutral Contemporary Master Bedroom With Wood Floor

Shades of brown and cream are layered in the decor of this contemporary bedroom making a serene, elegant setting. Instead of rugs or carpeting, the designers chose a dark brown wood floor, a crisp contrast to the white bed and nightstands.

Contemporary Bedroom Feels Calm With Green Accents

The floor-level platform bed is the perfect spot to relax in this calm, contemporary bedroom. Green accents add to the natural color scheme while lending a touch of life to the relaxing oasis.

Gray, Pink and Yellow Cottage Master Bedroom with Fireplace

Pastel details contrast with the wood elements in this master bedroom remodel. The printed, yellow wallpaper creates an accent wall in this cottage-style bedroom, acting as a cheerful backdrop for the pink and gray aspects of the room. Crisp, neutral bedding along with the clean lines of the neutral headboard anchor the bedroom's largest furniture piece and mirrors the neutral fireplace. A splash of bold color is added to the decor with the use of pink throw pillows, a nightstand and printed ottoman. A wooden table and mantel act as a base for decorative pieces and soft, pastels colors in the chair and nightstand lamp elaborate on the room's pastel ambiance. A distinct, natural lighting fixture adds a rustic element to the room.

Neutral Bedroom With Aqua Accent Wall

Applying aqua to just an accent wall sets a playful tone in this bedroom without overwhelming it. The color is grounded by layers of neutrals on the bed, floor and furnishings.

Modern Bedroom With Black and White Bookshelf Wallpaper, Blue Area Rug and White Bed Linens

Black and white bookshelf wallpaper creates a gorgeous accent wall in this modern bedroom. A large glass sliding door lets in natural light to illuminate the white bed covers topping the gray upholstered bed frame with faux fur blanket and charcoal throw pillow. A blue area rug adds a touch of color to the design.

Contemporary Bedroom With Built-In Floating Dressers

This stylish bedroom features two dark brown wood floating dressers positioned on either side of a matching platform bed. Neutral patterned linens cover the bed, while the wall behind the headboard features metallic accent trim. A crystal and glass ceiling light fixture adds a touch of elegance to the space.

Blue Victorian Master Bedroom With Seating Area

Royalty would feel right at home in this sumptuous bedroom that features a tufted bed with a canopy and incredible crown molding. Exotic wood dressers double as nightstands on either side of the bed.

Blue and White Transitional Bedroom With Stools

This lovely bedroom's traditional feel is broken up by contemporary accents such as the gold bed and striped nightstands. Two layered rugs give an especially plush touch underfoot.

White Contemporary Bedroom With Stained Glass Windows

The interior decor of this bedroom plays off the beautiful stained glass windows for its color palette. A fun graphic pattern rug makes a splash underfoot in blues, yellow, white and gray. And a navy blue upholstered bed anchors the space with its neat, tailored lines.

Neutral Transitional Master Bedroom With Alcove

A mix of materials—wood, velvet, silk—add luxurious texture to this bedroom, an easy way to keep the neutral palette interesting as well as serene. Along the edge of the room, a circular alcove hidden by curtains makes an attractive retreat.

Contemporary Teal & White Bedroom With Barn Door

A striking teal accent wall brings richness and depth to this gorgeous contemporary bedroom. The colorful artwork and gray barn door keep the mood friendly and approachable.

White Bedroom With French Doors

Black French doors lead out to the patio and let in lots of natural light to this bedroom. A white chair in the corner of the room and an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed offer cozy spots to sit and relax.

Neutral Modern Bedroom With Partition Wall

A partial wall cleverly divides this bedroom into a sleeping area and a work space. The exterior wall opposite the bed can disappear to open the room up to a balcony and enchanting water views.

White, Modern Bedroom with Eclectic Touches

This white, light-filled bedroom contains an eclectic mix of furnishings, giving it a friendly, lived-in feel. White walls create a clean, neutral backdrop, allowing pattern in the bedding and rug to set the tone for the space.
From: Heidi Richardson

Neutral Bedroom with Farmhouse Details

A beadboard detail behind the open shelves in this calm and sunny bedroom ties in with home's modern farmhouse aesthetic. The room's soft, neutral color palette continues in the fabric choices, from the gray and white bedding to the white Roman shades.
From: Heidi Richardson

Gray Transitional Bedroom With White Sofa

Keep a bedroom feeling restful but still stylish by opting for a metallic color scheme. Here, gold accents luxe up the silvery gray walls and rug. White furniture and window dressings are the crisp final touch.

Enchanting Bedroom With Tufted Bed

Designer Julie Dodson opted to layer pattern and texture in this small bedroom. The tufted bed is set against floral wallpaper, while skirted bedside tables are topped with metallic mirrors. The muted neutrals are paired with black and icy blues for an enchanting palette of cool hues.

Tranquil Master Bedroom With Tufted Headboard & Pops of Color

Light and refreshing, this master bedroom boasts a soothing neutral palette with pops of pink, purple and blue found in the furnishings and accessories. The upholstered bed features a tufted headboard and a plethora of throw pillows in shades of white, plum and mauve. There's even a place to sit and relax beside the wood burning fireplace.

Neutral, Rustic Master Bedroom with Soft Details

This neutral master bedroom includes a cozy fireside conversation nook with a pair of timeless, relaxed wing chairs. The beamed, planked ceiling speaks to the home's rustic, Mediterranean-inspired vibe, while white trim and gauzy sheers bring softness to the space.

Shades of Brown Create Warmth in Contemporary Bedroom

Rich, warm shades of brown and cream engulf this contemporary bedroom, creating a tranquil getaway for rest and relaxation. The beautiful ocean beckons just beyond the room's large windows.

Sleek, Contemporary Bedroom With Florida View

This sleek bedroom design in Florida offers a breathtaking view and chic style. A padded wall acts as the headboard, and floating nightstands and sconces add to the clean design. Hardwood floors add warmth to the cool space.

Contemporary Bedroom Features Stunning Fireplace

A cool, contemporary fireplace with a beautiful stacked stone surround steals the show in this contemporary bedroom. The room features warm, neutral tones, which help to create a calm, relaxed atmosphere.

Bedroom With Soft Blue & Neutral Tones

A soothing palette of light blue and neutrals creates a peaceful look in this bedroom. Black wood pedestal nightstands and a small end table add a hint of contrast to the light color scheme.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom is Light and Airy

A traditional four-poster bed is dressed in clean white bedding with floral-printed green and blue pillows. White beadboard walls and exposed white ceiling beams brings a cottage feel to the space. A cozy armchair is the perfect spot to relax and read a book in this beach getaway.

Eclectic Bedroom With Neutral Tones, Warm Red-Tinted Hardwood Flooring and Yellow Cushion Accents

Neutral walls and bed linens create a calm setting in this eclectic bedroom. Curtains patterned with blue, green and brown leaves add subtle decoration framing the large windows. A patterned yellow chair and two upholstered stool seats match the yellow throw pillow propped against the leather headboard. The unique striped base of the stools compliments the warm red glow of the hardwood.

Contemporary Master Bedroom Exudes Tranquility

Design Platform crafted a design plan for this master bedroom to enhance its natural lighting and to provide a sitting area for reading and relaxation. The color palette is light and subdued using cream and beige as its primary hues. Dimension and visual interest were added with the graphic-patterned accent wall and the pops of color featured in the pillows and accent pieces chosen for the room.

Play of Patterns in Transitional Bedroom

A pair of X-base benches echo the lines in a soft shag rug, setting the stage for an interesting play of pattern and texture in this transitional master bedroom. Striped wallpaper on an accent wall creates a soft-yet-striking focal point, while an oblong rattan chair is a warm and whimsical touch.

Traditional Master Bedroom with Reading Nook

Windows surround the bed and reading nook in this transitional master bedroom, offering loads of natural light. Traditional and contemporary furnishings and accessories blend to create a space with timeless appeal.

Spacious Master Bedroom Boasts Cohesive Design

A rich blue accent wall at the far end of the room creates the illusion of depth, making this already large master bedroom feel even larger. A long rug runs the entire length of the room, giving the space — which features a sleeping area and seating area — a sense of cohesion and balance.

Sophisticated Master Bedroom

Fit for royalty, this master bedroom has class and sophistication. Dramatic curtains drape around the window and headboard, while a crystal chandelier suspends from above. Upholstered chairs on either side of the bed ensure there's a place for the avid reader to enjoy a good book (or two). A bench at the foot of the bed helps with getting dressed and ready for the day.

Calm, Relaxing Master Retreat With Fireside Seating

Neutral tones fill this transitional master bedroom, transforming the space into a retreat that feels calm and tranquil. Two armchairs are nestled by the fireplace, providing a spot for fireside conversation or relaxation.

Master Bedroom Features Industrial Cart Platform Bed

An industrial cart platform bed with oversized green wheels is the focal point of this cool master bedroom. A green accent wall complements the bed, and traditional artwork adds an elegant touch.

Gray Girl's Bedroom is Sophisticated, Eclectic

Chic and sophisticated, the tufted gray headboard makes a dramatic statement in this girl's bedroom. A built-in window seat is comfy with views of Boston and is dressed with Ikat curtains. Shelving, dressers, nightstands and a desk have been built into the walls for maximum storage.
From: Slifer Design

Sophisticated Gray Master Bedroom

Dark hardwood creates a striking contrast against the cool gray of this elegant bedroom. A sleek canopy bed is dressed in lush gray fabrics that bring a glam note to the space, while the bay window features beautiful gray patterned curtains and a cozy seating area.
From: Slifer Design

Rustic Bedroom With Outdoor Patio Access

This bedroom's open-air access to outdoor areas allows for stunning mountain views. Warm neutrals pair with rich burgundy and brown tones to give the space a rustic feel, while indoor plants bring a bit of the outdoors inside.

White Master Bedroom with Large Windows, Exposed Ceiling Beams and Flokati Rug

An eclectic bedroom features formal elements such as the crystal chandeliers, yet is made casual and inviting with the addition of the exposed beams, lush white linens and Flokati rug. The primary design element, though, is the ocean outside: It's brought in visually by the expansive windows that surround the room on three sides.

Modern Bedroom With Shiny Silver Accent Wall, Metal Box Bed Frame and Modern Tufted White Chair

A metal bed frame surrounds the white bed linens and decorative dark throw pillows in this modern bedroom. A silver, mirror accent wall catches the eye and reflects the light in the room. A white, tufted leather chair adds a gorgeous curved shape to balance the sharp corners in the design.

Stately Master Bedroom With Sitting Area

Here is a master bedroom truly fit for a king. The eclectic furnishings offer comfort and style in grays and neutrals. Along with a king-sized bed is a sitting area in bold black and white patterns and stripes.

Serene Master Suite With Coastal Flair

This master bedroom oasis combines cool tones and soft textures to create a safe haven that is inviting yet tranquil. A seating area divided by a large archway provides a sophisticated conversation spot under a dazzling chandelier. For more cozy, intimate conversations, two stools are situated by the traditional fireplace.

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