Bedroom 101: Top 10 Design Styles

Choosing a specific design style for your bedroom can transform it into your favorite space in the house. Learn about the most popular design styles to help you pick the one that appeals to you.
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November 25, 2014

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This unexpected design uses different varieties of color, pattern and texture to create a cohesive look when combined. Designer David Bromstad used linen curtains and velvet accents to anchor the space, while splashes of pink and a sparkling chandelier bring a feminine touch.


A casual, inviting environment makes cottage style a great choice for guest bedrooms. An easy way to add a cottage feel is to repurpose items, like designer Sarah Richardson did with the bedside lamp made from a birch tree from her yard.


Mediterranean style features texture and bold color to create a one-of-a-kind look. This kids' bedroom features a hand-painted bed and whimsical chandelier that represent the region's culture. Design by Ashley Astleford


Soft hues and delicate fabrics characterize romantic style. The ornate headboard, silhouette bed pillows and white draperies bring a feminine touch commonly seen in romantic design. An abalone shell chandelier provides soft lighting. Design by SPI Design


Contemporary style features sleek furniture, solid colors and chic accessories. The mostly neutral space is brought to life with pops of color in the bed pillows. Design by David Bromstad


Asian style evokes a calm, serene feel in any room. Designer Marie Burgos delivered Asian-inspired elements with a warm color palette, nature-inspired furniture and Japanese shoji screens.


Muted colors and light fabrics are staples in a coastal-style room. Designer Adam Zollinger incorporated a striped ceiling treatment and bamboo ceiling fan to complete the ocean-inspired look.
From: Adam Zollinger


Minimal design is the epitome of modern style. Designer Andreas Charalambous paired streamlined furniture with a geometric bed wall for a true modern design. Minimal furnishings and a neutral color palette enhance the look.

Old World

Old World style can bring a luxurious, regal look to a bedroom. Ornamental wrought-iron details in the chandelier and headboard bring European influence to this bedroom designed by Thom Oppelt. Wooden ceiling beams, intricate wall sconces and textured walls are key design elements of the style.


Designer Tina Mellino designed this spacious bedroom with traditional furniture to create a timeless look. To freshen up the space, she incorporated an eco-friendly wall treatment and dramatic bedding.

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