If updating the direction of your bedroom decoration is on the top of your to-do lists for 2019, keep the look and feel of it on trend with 15 of the ultimate bedroom interior design ideas culled from the wisdom of our decorators. That said, these savvy interior design trends and other top design ideas we’ve seen can work just as well in any other room in your home as they have universal appeal so you’ll be ahead of the curve.
Canopy beds never fail to make a statement for any bedroom interior design and the bedroom trends of 2019 call for a major return to the romantic style. Of course, canopy beds can instantly make a dramatic impact, whether they are traditionally styled or are more modern; there is a canopy bed that goes perfectly with every bedroom design; for any sized room. From the more old-world dark wood four poster beds with canopies, curtains and plenty of flounce, to a more sleek and modern ebony or white canopy bed with lucite panels and details.
If the curtains and canopies themselves are too much for you, then choose a minimal design without all the fuss. There are plenty of beautifully designed canopy beds available that will lend an enviable sense of elegance to your master bedroom designs without being overpowering.
Create A Reading Nook
Since a bedroom is often considered a sanctuary to relax in at the end of the day, it makes for the perfect spot to create a comforting reading nook in. And it could inspire you to read more – something most of us come up short on. To get the look, create a zone with a simple bookshelf styled with books that are color-coordinated.
This will be sure to get you back in the habit of reading and will be even better for you if you can add a comfortable reading chair in the area to really take advantage of your own personal in-home library.
Make It Unique
People spend a huge amount of time in their bedrooms and often don’t even realize it. And unfortunately, since bedrooms are less seen by guests, people also tend to decorate them last or overlook them completely.
But since your bedroom is akin to your own private oasis, why should it be bland and straightforward? And while you should never forgo practicality altogether, do bring in unique finds that’ll help you tell a story while injecting your bedroom with needed personality and visual interest.
Raised Storage Beds
Beds raised off the floor aren’t just for kids any more – space creating designs, full of functionality, are just as beneficial in an adult’s room as well. After all, who says kids beds can have all the fun and function as adults need just as much extra storage for their bedroom design. Beds are raised off the floor on a frame with underneath storage areas like rows of drawers or sliding doors where you can easily store bulky items that you don’t need out all the time.
With some styles we’ve seen, bedside tables and even more storage is built into the steps that help you get into bed. This works perfectly for making the most out of your space for a small bedroom design and it looks super modern as well.
Taking a cue from transitional styling, a well-judged mixed look is a great way to add fun and visual interest in your bedroom, and we love how creative and different you can be with it. This is the perfect opportunity to inject your personality and all of your favorite style features into your bedroom interior design and not feel compromised as there’s plenty of freedom for expression.
It’s time to break the tired rules of bedroom decoration and mix and match until you feel satisfied by the layered effect; contrast and juxtapose with dressers, headboards and side tables taken from completely different styles and confidently pair them together. Velvet headboards, wooden headboards, white dressers, dark wood dressers, minimalist side tables and Art Deco side tables can come together when well-balanced in your melting pot of modern bedroom designs.
The fanciful and highly gilt French armoires that instantly come to mind are a bit too visually heavy for today’s times, but with a more minimal look and feel, an armoire can become a handy companion. Forgo the ornate carved wood, the floral motifs and the intricate design details and go for something far more simplistic for additional bedroom storage. An armoire with clean, smooth lines and sleek handles is much more in tune with popular bedroom styles 2019.
How about an armoire in a jewel tone, with smooth matte gold handles? Sturdy and sleek, but practical and minimal at the same time, modern armoires leave much less visual impact. Simple sliding doors in dark wood look great and are a smart investment for any bedroom interior.
Don’t get us wrong, there’s no denying the instant luxury one feels when stepping into a proper hotel suite, but by going for a hotel-inspired bedroom interior design, we fell compelled to point out that we don’t mean the generic, white-washed feel that was made so popular about a decade ago.
Instead, take a bedroom design cue from many of the ultra-chic boutique hotels that have risen in popularity over the past few years. Today’s version of stylish hotels features Mid-Century Modern furnishings in petite scales and soothing colorways that are nothing short of enviable. Just look at how the perfectly scaled and decorated small bedroom design featured above feels on-trend yet timeless at the same time.
Sure, fully carpeted rooms have been out of favor for years, and hopefully they never come back in style, but that said, when it comes to comforting bedroom interior design ideas, the larger the rug, the more cozy and inviting the room will feel.
And for added textural play during colder moments, think about layering a plush sheepskin rug over your main rug for added visual interest and extra softness to avoid having your feet hit cold flooring.
Bring In Texture
Now matter how challenging your small bedroom design is, the easiest way to add visual play is by bringing in extra texture for an unexpected touch. Note how the bedroom featured here is extra-small in scale, but with a few textural updates, the room feel complete and fully realized without coming off as heavy handed.
You can blame that on the texture introduced via linens, two petite velvet ottomans, and a salvaged wood panel hung over the bed. All in all, the space is outfitted perfectly, even though it didn’t take much.
To create soothing bedroom decor ideas, go for tonal play and stick to only one color and the varying shades of it when possible. This will help your room appear more expansive, expensive, and ultimately, well-judged and put together.
And it doesn’t have to be a bedroom design doused in neutrals. You can go almost every direction imaginable, however, our interior designers suggest sticking with a color range that sings to you as you’ll be spending a lot of intimate time in your bedroom so you’ll need it to feel as complimentary to your mood as possible.
Make It Look Larger
Looking for small bedroom design cues to make it look larger, or are you on the hunt for clever master bedroom designs that will make the room appear grander and more spectacular?
One of the best bedroom decor ideas to accomplish both is to add floor-to-ceiling drapes along the wall behind your bed, even if there is no actual window. This inexpensive addition will not only make the ceiling look much higher than it is, but it will also lend your room a regal elegance that’s hard to beat.
Vintage Storage Trunks
Vintage style storage trunks are a classic, but they haven’t been in vogue for quite a while and make for a welcome return when considering bedroom decor ideas 2019 and we’ve seen them everywhere. They can be used to store items in your bedroom like knits and linens and are great for stowing away pieces you don’t use all the time. Vintage trunks also work as a stylish visual anchor when placed in front of your bed. However, our favorite way to use them is as bedside tables.
Stack them on top of one another to make a chic and retro side table. And go for classic colors and silhouettes to keep the look timeless as they make for an easy way to create a moodier and more luxuriant feel.
Another retro-inspired return you probably didn’t see coming; the boudoir vanity is back on trend, making it the perfect addition to any design style, especially a Hollywood Regency bedroom. Vanities are the perfect space for a proper dressing station and when paired with an oversized mirror, can create stunning visual impact. White and ivory are traditional go-to colors for boudoir vanities in a classic bedroom interior, but we suggest going in a more unexpected direction. Add some color to your bedroom design with a vanity in a deep jewel tone or in a dark wood and pair it with a high-shine metallic chair for extra glamor.
Together, these will create a much bigger impact than traditional white options and they look more unique as well. And do create a low-lying tablescape featuring products you not only use daily, but ones that are beautifully designed to boot.
Trundle Beds for Kids
Let’s not forget about children on this list of bedroom interior design ideas. Trundle beds are a great space saving idea as they are perfect for creating additional storage and can be essential for sleepovers. Trundle beds have come a long way since they were first introduced on the market.
How about a bed frame which looks like a cute little playhouse? Or a daybed frame that doubles up as a hangout area? The opportunities are endless with trundle beds, from four poster princess beds to tepee inspired tents; use their activities to inspire your children’s bedroom decor ideas.
Make a major statement in your bedroom interior design with an oversized or unusual headboard. Some oversized headboards stretch the width of an entire wall, whereas others are floor to ceiling. Some are upholstered in dramatic jewel toned velvet while others are simpler and more subtle. Whichever look you are going for with your headboard, its oversized nature is bound to make an impact. And if the scale is not right for you, opt for an unusual conversation-starting headboard to make your bedroom standout.
Work your bedroom design around the headboard, using it as the focal point of your room. From intricate carved designs, to headboards made out of reclaimed wood and even wingback headboard designs – there is something to suit every bedroom interior and taste.
There is no better piece of furniture to create a comforting yet opulent look in a bedroom, than a handy chaise lounge. You’ll feel like you’re in a retreat when you are lounging around on a sumptuous upholstered chaise.
They make the perfect addition to your bedroom design for a reading nook; comfortable and cozy, they lend themselves to lounging while getting into your latest novel. While traditional designs remain for great choices, there are plenty of updated, unusual modern chaise lounge options available at a variety of price points to suit any design style.
When it comes to master bedroom designs try to bring in as much natural light as possible during the day, but when it comes to the evening, update your bedroom lighting to set a more romantic and calming tone through layered lighting designed just for you to create a cozy and warm space to sit back and relax. By doing so, you’ll avoid your bedroom design as coming off either too dark or too bright while cementing the perfect ambiance.
When it comes to on-trend bedroom decor ideas, even the most minimal, subtle bedroom design could use a boost of brooding, everyday glamor.
Spice things up and bring in a few dramatic, statement-making pieces to make your modern bedroom designs all the more memorable, conversation-starting, and unique. Do keep in mind that balance is always key like in the room featured above, as nothing is competing with each other for a harmonious sense of perfection.
Floating shelves are a great way of displaying cherished personal items in your bedroom design so you don’t have to keep them concealed to the point where you will never see them again, or where they’ll spend most of their lives with you stashed away in a storage box.
Graphic shelves like the ones featured here pack a subtle yet powerful punch when decorated accordingly. Another trick for the eye is to add shelves the same color as your walls so they can blend seamlessly into your bedroom decor ideas.
Bedside Storage Ottomans
Ottomans make for a great alternative to traditional seating when considering smart bedroom interior design, and for good reason. They are oversized, practical, and can provide plenty of additional storage that’s also concealed. Planted in front of your bed, they’ll also double as the perfect to take your shoes off at the end of a long day while adding visual interest.
Our interior designers suggest channeling the heady velvet upholstery trend in a strong color, like forest green or peacock blue, when sourcing an ottoman. You can also choose an ottoman with legs to create the illusion of additional space – especially modern with high-shine brass turned legs to add extra visual space to your bedroom design. Even better if the ottoman you do bring in boasts storage underneath.
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