14 Contemporary Bedroom Ideas That Will Induce Sweet Dreams

contemporary bedroom with modern chandelier
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Insomnia is never fun, especially if the cause is a tragic bedroom screaming for a modern upgrade. Don't settle for less than you deserve — a deliriously satisfying slumber in sleeping quarters worthy of your awesomeness. Give your bed chamber a gorgeous, contemporary makeover STAT so you can get the beauty rest you crave. And to help you achieve your bedtime bliss, here are 14 contemporary bedroom ideas that are basically the things dreams are made of.

1. Clever Color Combos

pink and green bedroom
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Sometimes the most unique color combinations turn out to be the best. This maximalist pink and green bedroom belonging to Porter Hovey from Hovey Design is surprisingly cozy.

2. Stark Contrast

A Scandinavian-inspired black and white color palette like the one in this boudoir designed by Sheep and Stone is always a classic choice.

3. Boho Chic

Extend a plush velvet headboard wall-to-wall to add dramatic flair to an otherwise white space. Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel demonstrates in Mandy Moore's master bedroom just how striking this emerald green look can be paired with luxe brass pendants and boho-chic accessories.

4. Cozy Layers

Follow the lead of this oh-so-stylish Joshua Tree Airbnb known as The Joshua Tree House, and embrace the desert dweller within. This cozy bedroom uses layers and natural elements to create a minimal boho vibe perfect for unwinding after a long day.

5. Statement Lighting

contemporary bedroom with modern chandelier
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Statement lighting in a contemporary bedroom is an absolute must-have. We just love the iconic Serge Mouille ceiling fixture in this handsome bedroom designed by JDP Interiors.

6. Playful Patterns

In case you didn't know tropical wallpaper is a thing right now. Survivor: One World contestant and Southern Charm cast member Chelsea Meissner got the memo and decked out her bedroom with this bold palm leaf print, and the result is striking.

7. Coastal Cool

Creating a coastal-inspired bedroom doesn't necessarily mean nautical decor overload. In fact, contemporary beach style works best if you skip the seashells and the sailing knots — instead, choose bleached wood and subtle blue hues like this serene guest bedroom.

8. Whitewashed Brick

A white brick wall
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There's something so modern and elegant about whitewashed brick — the rough texture adds surprising dimension, despite the neutral shade. Pair with warm accents like a luxurious bed throw, soft area rug, and a hint of greenery to keep the space from feeling too cold.

9. Low Profile

bedroom with low-height platform bed
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Opt for furniture that is low to the ground like this minimalist bedroom by Nero Interior. And bonus: You'll feel like you have a higher ceiling.

10. Minimal Nightstand

A glass and gold nightstand
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Not only do bulky nightstands take up valuable space, but they can also make a bedroom feel heavy. Lighten things up and keep your contemporary bedroom feeling uncluttered with a minimal nightstand like this brass beauty with glass shelves.

11. Gauzy Window Covering

Let the sun shine in, literally, by selecting semi-opaque window coverings. Brady, the editorial director over at Style by Emily Henderson, went with a trio of relaxed Roman shades which fill the room with beautiful soft natural light while providing just enough privacy.

12. Bold Accent Walls

Contemporary bedrooms aren't limited to white walls. Pump up the drama with a bold accent wall like the black brick wall in this industrial chic bedroom designed by White Arrow.

13. Muted Pastels

Don't wait for spring to give your bedroom a sweet, floral-inspired redux like the one in Tarina from Oh.Eight.Oh.Nine's guest bedroom. Playful pink, robin's egg blue, and warm wood finishes can rejuvenate a dated bedroom. Arrange fresh flowers on the nightstand to complete the look.

14. Architectural Details

Green walls and a sloped ceiling
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Don't despair over unusual architectural features. A curved wall or a sloped attic ceiling can be fantastic assets when creating your contemporary space. Danish blogger Marij Hessel used a bright, shade of green to highlight a sharply angled ceiling.