Restful Master Bedrooms
Get decorating and design ideas from some of our best master bedrooms.
Sweet dreams are guaranteed when you have a beautiful place to rest your head. When you’re ready for a redo, we’ve got you covered with master bedroom decorating ideas that are sure to help you create the tranquil retreat you’ve been longing for. Even the most minute change—from toning down your color palette with calming spa-like colors to adding ultra plush accents like a down duvet and throw pillows—can infuse serenity into your space. If you’re ready for a full overhaul, we can help you there too. Some of our favorite master bedroom ideas include custom headboards that allow you to make a statement with scale, color, and pattern, installing wall-to-wall seagrass rugs for a soft surface on bare feet and even outfitting the entire space with luxe details like oversized light fixtures and antique accent furniture.
Coastal Bedroom with Layered Decor
Mixed materials like the down-filled duvet, grass cloth wallcovering, bamboo bench, and wool Berber carpet add warmth. The sleepy space gets a gentle wake up from the quiet splashes of celadon green on the bed linens, pillows, and bench cushions.
The plush wool Berber carpet is a soft landing spot for bare feet. (The rest of hte floors in the house are sisal or hardwood.)
Serene neutrals and solid fabrics create a peaceful retreat. Tactile velvets, linens, and bits of fur add the necessary plushness to this master bedroom. Monogrammed shams impart a Southern sense of place in this luxe room.
Designer Matthew Bees mounted an Asian screen from the ceiling in this loft bedroom to create the illusion of a wall. By using the screen, the open-air feeling of the loft was maintained.
For a touch of drama, this homeowner added black in various fabrics as well as in the plates and frames on the walls. Bold chevron stripes on the pillows mixed with a classic duvet pattern brings contemporary elements to the mix.
Handsome Master Bedroom
In this master bedroom, the homeowner was going for a gentleman-architect vibe with wool blackout curtains, cream walls, a tufted headboard, and a collection of sketches that he did while traveling through Italy.
This welcome getaway, with its soothing, cream-colored walls and mixture of antique and reproduction furniture, feels conveniently detached from the family hustle and bustle.
Classic Blue & Yellow Bedroom
A classic palette of blue and yellow gets a punchy modern update in this bedroom makeover, filled with fresh ideas for budget decorating.
The pattern on the upholstered headboard served as an inspiration for the color scheme in this room, and a unique chandelier lends an air of casual elegance to the space.
Pretty Floral Bedroom
The hand-painted floral wallcovering was the starting point behind every other color choice in this bedroom: the apple green rug, the pair of chartreuse gourd lamps, the hot pink velvet upholstered bed, and patterned linens from the homeowner’s store, Biscuit Home.
Colorful and Cozy
The cheerful needlepoint rug in this room ties together all of the other colorful accessories.
The highlight of this room is the stenciled accent wall behind the bed. The bright persimmon-and-white duvet is grounded with a soft blue coverlet. The squared-off headboard’s casual slipcover, made with a soft blue linen, can be removed and tossed in the laundry.
In keeping with the calming color scheme, an antique shopkeeper’s cabinet with glass-front drawers was painted white and serves as an interesting dresser. A flea market painting of roses and an array of old perfume bottles complete the romantic vignette on the dresser. The whimsical chandelier over the bed complements the room’s style. A curtained cased opening separates the master bedroom from the family room.
Brown and blue are paired in the master suite, keeping the room restful yet crisp. The floral curtains add a feminine touch, while the bed linens take a masculine turn with a bold monogram that complements the dark wood tones found in the furniture.
In the master bedroom, gray damask linens add subtle color and pattern to the iron-and-brass bed. To coordinate, draperies made of silver-and-gray fabric were lined in white.
Crisp and Clean
Keeping the basics white gives a clean, versatile look. Hanging a mirror above the headboard reflects light and creates a focal point.
A serene color scheme of golds and beiges sets a restful mood in this urban loft bedroom.
Casual Coastal Bedroom
These homeowners collected antiques from Kansas City and combined them with painted pieces, flea market finds, and antique reproductions for a casual beach look.
This room, with its mixed traditional furnishings and contemporary details, takes its inspiration from a Japanese garden. The furniture comes from a number of sources. Some pieces are antique or vintage―the original recycled product―and others are made from reclaimed wood, but the majority is from nearby furniture companies committed to manufacturing in environmentally sensitive ways. For flooring, a fast-growing yet durable bamboo with a dark stain was chosen to keep the room from looking too contemporary.
Flea Market Fabulous Bedroom
See how Eddie Ross used flea market finds to transform this room into a light-filled, colorful retreat that’s exactly what the homeowner pictured for herself.
The very strong structural lines of this bed are complemented by the geometric pattern found on the bed linens.