Crazy for Color
Whimsical flowers in a flurry of bright colors make this bedroom come alive. The cheerful decor is inspired by purchased bedding, then enhanced with do-it-yourself projects, including a painted wooden headboard, ready-made shades decorated with fabric flowers, and a ribbon-embellished bed skirt.
Modern furniture and punchy graphic patterns enliven this white bedroom. Blues ranging from indigo to pale sky pair with hints of yellow to introduce color. The headboard is a hollow core door decoupaged with patterned paper.
An apple green velvet bed hits this room with a punch of color and accents sporting similar colors help the statement piece fit right in. White bedding offers a visual break while colorful accent pillows and a throw match the vibrancy of the upholstered bed. What looks like pricy Audubon prints above the bed are actually posters found online for a bargain. Neutral walls and window treatments, as well as white trim, offer a timeless counterpoint to the room’s bold colors.
A soft color palette combines with chic details to craft an elegant persona in this bedroom. The large tufted headboard crowns the bed and pale gray-and-white damask bedding continues the sophisticated look. Skipping the traditional nightstand for a fabric-draped table adds feminine flair.
Subtle Color Palette
White walls and beige carpeting serve as a subtle contrast against the dark furniture in this bedroom. Crisp white and blue patterns add visual interest to the otherwise simple design. Traditional-style furnishings like the bed and dark wood side table are the perfect counterpoint to clean-lined chairs and geometric white side table.
Cozy Cottage Bedroom
A snug bedroom looks cozy and inviting with splashes of color and whimsical patterned fabric. Paneling gives the room a cottage feel, while a white and gray striped floor make the space look contemporary. Splashes of green and botanical patterns instill a cottage-in-the-woods vibe.
Playing with Color and Shapes
Bold colors and geometric shapes enliven this neutral bedroom. An orange area rug gives the bed a cozy, colorful setting, while a turquoise bench adds a pop of color to the end of the bed. Similar injections of color -- from the throw pillows to the art -- are balanced with white elements, such as the bedding, handwoven paper artwork and lamp. The mirror-front nightstand echoes the fretwork style of the headboard, giving a common bond to the non-matching pieces.
Petite but Powerful
Even though this bedroom is petite, it is big on style. Warm, sunny-color paint on the walls makes the space feel inviting and bright. A mirror on the wall and a mirrored nightstand reflect light and makes the bedroom feel larger.
An inherited four-poster makes a statement in this mostly white room. The hanging pendant was found at a nearby garage sale and a repurposed sideboard adds height and storage to the bedroom. Barely blue walls complement the crisp white bedding and contrast with the warm wood finishes in the space.
Bamboo blinds and white curtains let light filter through into this bedroom. The dark wood ceiling and flooring is balanced out by a white armoire and bed. A patterned comforter brings in blue and green hues to the space while keeping the room bright and airy.
This petite bedroom overflows with character and charm. An iron bed with mismatched bedding is the perfect place to snuggle up after a long day. Sconces on both sides of the bed allow for nighttime reading and a small window lets natural light in during the day. White paneled walls give the room a bright and airy sense while dark hardwood floors and an exposed wood ceiling lend a rustic touch.
An all-white color scheme partners with simple furnishings to create a serene retreat in this bedroom. Soft bedding, curvaceous furniture and vintage touches ensure the look doesn’t turn cold and honey-hue wood floors lay a warm foundation.
A clever niche cocoons the bed in the bedroom. Built-in shelves and sconces eliminate the need for bedside tables. Exposed beams emphasize high ceilings, and white walls and trim keep the room feeling spacious. Hints of gray in the patterns on the bedding, bench, and pillows create a hint of visual contrast.
An intricately carved bed and ruffled curtains add romantic touches to this master bedroom. Horizontal beaded board and whitewashed walls make the room feel quaint. A nubby area rug adds texture and comfort underfoot. Sky blue mixes with white to create a color palette reminiscent of a summer sky.
In an almost all-white room, hints of pale blue and pink go a long way to add feminine flair to the angular lines of this bedroom. A flirty bed skirt and flowy slipcovers on the armchairs and ottoman also soften the look, as do floral pillows. Antique furniture provides classic appeal and glossy white floors add a crisp finish.
Shutters and Belgian linen curtains diffuse the natural light coming into this bedroom sitting area, creating a filtered effect that makes the space appear to glow. Off-whites, rather than pure whites, splash the walls, armchairs, and floor with a touch of luminosity. The flowy damask skirt and floral pillows lend feminine flair.
A quilt purchased in India, which drapes the end of the bed, inspires the soothing color palette of this bedroom. A watery shade of blue colors the walls and drapes and the pillows, and the monochromatic approach keep the look calm. The curvaceous headboard in white stands out in the sea of blue. Furnishings such as the cane nightstands, glass lamps, and pops of pink give the room personality.
Bold in Black
Black furniture paired with light, neutral walls creates a strong look in this bedroom. Silk draperies keep in step with the formal look of the furniture. Accents of pale blue bridge the gap between the light and dark neutrals in the room. A grass-cloth rug covers the dark floors and lightens the look underfoot.
A unique wood-and-iron bed commands attention in this tropical cottage bedroom. Pink patterned curtains give it flair and coordinate with the pillows and blanket on the bed. Cane nightstands and palm tree lamps carry the beachy vibe and abstract art keeps the look light and fun.
Pale Yet Powerful
A light, neutral color palette gives this room a relaxed vibe. Blue stitching on the sheets and a barely blue pattern on the duvet pick up on the colors in the painting. A weathered chest at the end of the bed and four-poster add structure to the airy space.
Mix of Styles
A rich wood headboard gives this bedroom a slightly formal feel, while simple linen bedding and charming shadow boxes are more light-hearted. Creamy latte-color walls and the dark wood tones warm up crisp white and cloudy gray, creating a dynamic neutral color palette. A mirrored nightstand adds a touch of glamour and sparkle to complete the space.
Soft gray walls give this bedroom a serene, lavish feel. A sofa at the end of the bed brings texture to the room, as does the white-wicker headboard. Subtle pattern on the drapes and rug also meet the calming, sophisticated standard of the room’s design.
Warm beige walls provide an excellent background for contemporary art and a distinct color scheme. Bright burnt orange in the headboard and bed skirt pop against a blue comforter and throw pillows. A few contemporary pieces, such as the sleek white lamp and abstract art, customize the classic design aesthetic.
This room shows how, when done right, the number of colors can come together in perfect harmony. Two-tone purple walls are the main color stars, and the purple hues play out on the bedding, along with coral, blush, and navy, which is reinterpreted as soft blue on the headboard and striped rug. Adding in an all-white bedside table and curtains helps balance out the various different colors in the room.
Barely blue walls let a handsome wood bed stand out in this bedroom while contributing a hint of color. Simple white bedding is clean and fresh, while patterned yellow and blue throw pillows add life to the look. Three pictures are framed by bedposts and secure the head of the bed’s position as the room’s focal point.
Medium gray walls are laid-back counterparts to vibrant blue bedding and headboards in this bedroom. A khaki rug, bamboo window shade, and a woven light fixture brighten up the room and give it more dimension.
Bright Plus White
Pairing bright colors with plenty of white is a fail-safe way to go colorful. In this bedroom, seafoam green walls are balanced by white furniture and bedding, while patterned pillows introduce turquoise and coral to the mix. Two poufs add seating to the bedroom and a zebra print rug is fresh and fun.
Soft blue walls make a perfect backdrop in this bedroom that uses color and pattern to spice things up. A color palette of blue and white sets the tone while a zigzag rug, a botanical duvet, and graphic pillows add tons of visual interest to the space. Simple artwork and a clean-lined nightstand are subtle additions that keep the focus on the fun patterns.
A grandiose four-poster strikes a traditional chord in this bedroom, but a simplicity in the rest of the room’s design keeps the look fresh. Pale yellow walls and simple bedding are unassuming and relaxing, while floral throw pillows and bamboo window shades contribute pattern and texture. The classic rug falls in line with the room’s classic yet casual ethos.
Modern architecture is softened with rustic touches such as exposed ceiling beams, dark oak floors, and a reclaimed wood mantel. White walls, a high ceiling, and a corner of windows and glass doors make the bedroom feel expansive. Accents of red-orange enliven the neutral palette.