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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.