Top 25 Design Styles for a Dreamy Bedroom

Get ready to transform your bedroom into the ultimate refuge. Create a space that's made just for you with our tips for mastering your favorite design style.

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April 23, 2020

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Eclectic

Blending a variety of time periods and design styles, eclectic isn't just a mish-mash where anything goes. Instead, it's a curated look that works by combining the right assortment of colors, textures and patterns with neutral colors unifying the diverse elements. In this eclectic space, black walls set a dramatic stage, but are softened by the light wood furnishings. Teal is used throughout, both for color and to visually marry the classic and contemporary patterns.

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Cottage

Casual and laid-back, cottage style is the epitome of cozy charm. The light and airy design leans into a natural, simple aesthetic that is oh-so calming — making it ideal for a bedroom retreat. Here, board-and-batten walls add subtle dimension to the room, while woven blinds and a jute rug deliver organic texture. Ruffled linens combine with a mix of patterns in subdued blues for a ready-to-relax bed.

Scandinavian

Inspired by the simple aesthetic favored in Nordic countries, Scandinavian design is pared down and streamlined. Where minimalism can feel cold, Scandinavian design solves that by incorporating tons of texture — raw woods, natural textiles and stone — into the room. Floral patterns and lacy bedding are a no-go in these bedrooms; stick to simple white linens and tone-on-tone neutral patterns.

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Coastal

Evoking the breezy vibe of the beach, coastal style concentrates on sunwashed shades, natural textures, an airy feel and, of course, you can never go wrong with a blue-and-white color palette. Plantation shutters allow plenty of sunlight into this coastal bedroom that's full of woven textures and layers of color inspired by the sea and sand.

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Traditional

All about the classics, traditional style is grounded in European influence, incorporating antiques, rich colors and regal furniture. This luxe master suite is anchored by a four-poster bed with intricate carvings and a colorful Persian rug. In traditional design, everything feels conventional, in a time-honored, established way. This cozy master suite illustrates that point: elements like the wainscoting, tufted bench and antique chandelier work together to lend a sense of permanence and timelessness.

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Bohemian

Now, this is a style where almost anything goes. The carefree spirit of boho style ensures you don't have to stick to a certain formula, and it doesn't shy away from weaving bold colors and global textiles together. This navy blue bedroom layers rugs, patterns and linens with distressed furniture (vintage pieces are also a favorite for this style) and eclectic accessories, like the textile wall hanging and beaded chandelier.

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Art Deco

Throwing it back to the roaring '20s, Art Deco is glamorous, sophisticated and ornate. Luxe lighting, like this stunner of a chandelier, combines with bold patterns, opulent fabrics and eye-catching mirrored or metallic finishes. Bold furniture, like the dramatic tufted headboard and mirrored nightstands, are other signature elements of this glam style.

Contemporary

Contemporary and modern are often incorrectly used interchangeably, but whereas modern design has a strict set of rules, contemporary style is a bit more fluid. The pared-down color palette of this bedroom is one of the characteristics of contemporary style, creating an uncluttered vibe that's made for sleeping. A focus on clean lines and basic shapes generates a visually compelling yet streamlined atmosphere.

Modern

Clean, straight lines + completely neutral colors + minimalism = modern design style. Opt for crisp over curved, tone-on-tone rather than bold colors and include fundamental furnishings only — no unnecessary frills or adornments need apply. In this chic urban space, floor-to-ceiling windows not only offer up stunning city views, but also wash the streamlined space in sunlight.

Midcentury Modern

Focused on design from the mid-1940s to early 1960s, midcentury modern style focuses on streamlined functionality, minimalism and organic shapes. Natural materials and a neutral backdrop set the scene for this bedroom where the light fixtures add a note of futuristic style — another important element of this design style, which was inspired by Sputnik and the space-race era.

Country

While the style names may shift a bit over time — cottage, farmhouse or rustic — country style is at its core: cozy, laid-back and full of homespun and hand-me-down charm. Antiques and primitive elements are a common feature that, as this bedroom proves, combine easily with a wide range of patterns and colors.

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Shabby Chic

Feminine, soft and inspired by gentler times, this pretty style fuses a subtle color scheme with vintage and distressed furnishings to create a cozy setting. Starting with floral wallpapered walls, this welcoming bedroom pulls together antique nightstands, quilted linens and a restful color palette to achieve a relaxed yet refined aesthetic.

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Modern Farmhouse

As American as apple pie, farmhouse style's appeal lies in its easygoing approach to combining new with old and rustic with refined to create spaces that feel lived-in and well-loved. In this bedroom, honey-stained wooden furniture in a weathered finish and a classic iron bed have a hand-me-down feel while the space as a whole is modernized by the color palette of blush and olive green. Details like the rivets on the reclaimed wood mirror add a decidedly industrial feel.

Americana

Is there any more classic color combo than red, white and blue? This Americana-inspired bedroom certainly proves that pairing Old Glory's hues with whitewashed siding-clad walls and Shaker-style furniture creates a whole lot of charm, even in a small space.

French Country

Also referred to as provincial or Provençal, French country style is elegant, relaxed, warm and welcoming. The perfect balance of rustic and refined, this quintessentially French style blends Parisian sophistication with the more laidback lifestyle of rural Provence. Cozy comfort and chic materials combine in this lovely bedroom with its blend of soft-to-the-touch textiles, warm, neutral color palette and subtly distressed furnishings.

Hollywood Regency

For glam fans who want a luxe and lavish refuge, Hollywood Regency is the way to go. Not a pattern-heavy look, this style gets its variety and texture from a mix of rich fabrics and materials. To achieve it, opt for items that are opulent and dramatic — velvet, faux fur, tufting, lacquer, crystals and metallic or mirrored finishes — to create the elegant and ready-for-your-closeup look.

Chinoiserie

Long a darling of designers, this timeless style that originally rose to popularity in the 17th century, continues to inspire. Essentially, a Western European interpretation of Asian design (‘Chinois’ is the French word for ‘Chinese’) in pottery, fabric, furniture and garden design, Chinoiserie-style design elements typically feature caning, faux bamboo, trellis patterns, pagoda patterns or shapes, glossy lacquered furniture, foo dogs, dragons and the omnipresent blue-and-white ceramics.

Mediterranean

Rooted in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, this design style merges natural materials and Old World-inspired furnishings with a love for indoor/outdoor living. The color palette often picks up notes from the sea, but also finds its footing in warm earthy tones. This airy bedroom is a welcoming neutral haven, complete with an adobe fireplace and wood-clad vaulted ceiling. French doors forge a seamless flow between the interior and exterior, while textiles in white, coral and blue provide a colorful balance to the furniture's earthy wood tones.

Tropical

Taking its color and material cues from the sun-drenched tropics, this design style inspires us to kick back and relax. Wicker furnishings woven from rattan, bamboo or cane are common features as are grasscloth or raffia used as either a wallcovering or furniture detail, as it is here. Bright colors, like coral, turquoise, royal blue and sunny yellow also define this style that'll make your bedroom feel like vacay every day.

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Minimalist

If you want a truly uncomplicated design, minimalism is for you. No extra clutter, no adornments, no excess of any kind, this style depends on essentials only. Form and function are king, as in this bedroom, which boasts only the basics: bed, nightstand, chair and dresser. And, of course, color goes out the window in minimalism, which relies solely on a neutral palette.

Maximalist

As the name implies, this design style is the polar opposite of minimalism: color, pattern, textures, finishes, mixing high and low ... anything goes and the more, the merrier. Definitely not for the design faint of heart, this style is bold, dramatic and layered.

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Rustic

Drawing its inspiration from nature, rustic style uses raw, organic materials, like stone and wood, to create warm, inviting spaces that feel earthy. But earthy doesn't necessarily mean simple or basic, as this high-end master suite proves. In this luxe space, the barnwood-clad ceiling and branch-inspired chandelier juxtapose against the sleek, polished chrome canopy bed, while a flokati rug adds softness and style underfoot.

Romantic

Romantic style is the perfect complement to a bedroom because it hones in on sumptuous relaxation. Instead of crisp, cold walls, a warmed-up white gives this bedroom a ready-to-snuggle vibe. Blushes and pastels are just-right hues to integrate into a romantic room, as well. Balance is key to prevent the space from feeling too fussy. Incorporate clean lines, like this sleek canopy bed, to contrast and modernize the distressed finishes, flowing curtains and overall softness of the space.

Transitional

The seamless blending of traditional and contemporary, transitional style is the happy medium between the two aesthetics. This ornately carved dark wood bed brings a classic note to the clean-lined nightstands and sculptural bench in this new-meets-old bedroom. Finding the middle ground between timeless traditional and the more minimal aesthetic of contemporary, transitional brings in curated accents to add interest.

Asian

Balanced and harmonious, Asian style is serene and simple. Natural materials play an important role, such as the abundance of wood used in this chic master bedroom. An almost monochromatic color scheme and minimalist approach to decorating produces a space that's truly a sanctuary at the end of the day.

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