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Best Bets: 5 Inspiring Bedroom Looks

Thompson Bed by Modloft

Best Bets: 5 Inspiring Bedroom Looks

Your room is your refuge, but relaxing doesn’t have to mean dull.
We can help you turn your ho-hum bedroom into an expression of your style.

The bedroom is holy ground for the modern adult. It’s a haven after a grueling day of work and personal obligation, and a place of quiet in which we can center ourselves before sleep carries us into the next day. And yet, this room is often given the same attention as an oversized footlocker, reduced to its most functional elements. Bed? Check. Nightstand? Check. Dresser? Check. Boring? Check!

But this oft-neglected space can be transformed into a design-conscious platform of personal expression. Here are a few niche bedroom looks to help inspire you.

Mid-Century Modern Haven

Give your bedroom a fun, retro feel with mid-century modern lighting and furnishings. Whether or not you deck the place out in shag carpet is up to you, but if you want a more sensible approach to whet your nostalgic appetite, consider chandelier and bedside fixtures with an explosive, over-the-top mid-century aesthetic. Platform bedding also comes to mind, faced by a pair of plump, iconic chairs and a sleek, solid wood dresser. The Zanadoo Chandelier by Arteriors is an unforgettable Sputnik-style centerpiece, providing ambient light over Copeland Furniture’s Astrid Bed and opposing Cocktail Chairs by Moooi.

The Artist’s Retreat

A dedicated artist (or one who’s tight on space) might find that having an art studio in the bedroom is the perfect double-duty compromise. Besides an easel or an antique typewriter, consider an accommodating desk, adjustable task lighting and convenient seating. For a modern and artistically stimulating look, try a clean palette punctuated by vibrant colors—with plenty of storage for art supplies as well as clothes. Consider a highly functional, energy-efficient and adjustable task lamp like the Link Task Lamp from Pablo Designs, which would look stunning atop a geometric Modloft Houston Desk and within eyeshot of a bright Bubble Club Chair by Kartell. It’s easy to find inspiration when there's great design all around you.

Hooray for Hollywood Regency

Celebrate the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a flashy, high-contrast aesthetic—think white, gold, crystal and even leather. The Ludlow Bed by Modloft classes up the joint with its button-tufted white cushioning and handsome wooden border, while chic accents like Menu’s Pepe Marble Mirror and Kartell’s Louis Ghost Chair make your vanity look like it belongs on a big-budget film set. Such decadent furnishings deserve decadent lighting, and what’s more dramatic than a showstopping crystal centerpiece? The Bling Chandelier by Robert Abbey, with its tiers of hanging glass droplets, can provide the perfect sparkle for your space while maintaining a modern, unfussy vibe.

50 Shades of Gray

If you need a safe space from color-spectrum aggression, why not simplify your bedroom’s color palette to black, white and varying shades of gray? This new neutral will give your space a clean, modern aesthetic where all the items in the bedroom flow together like a monochromatic symphony for the eyes. Consider the Mix Modular Ottoman by Gus Modern, in one of several gray fabric options, at the foot of a soft gray upholstered Jane Bed by Modloft. Fabric-covered fixtures and natural materials like marble and stone complete the desaturated décor beautifully.

Rustic Modern Rest

Relaxation is everything when it comes to the bedroom, and an inviting Rustic Modern style might be just the answer. This look features warm, organic tones—especially wood—and clean, modern-looking surfaces. The Woodrow Bed by Blu Dot is a great example, featuring a wooden structure that is both simple and stylish, allowing for that perfect ahh moment at the end of a long day. If late-night reading is your thing, consider the Cubo LED Sconce/Reading Light by Cerno as an ideal bedside companion, with its solid walnut base and seamless polymer shade. The clean, straight lines of a dresser like the Pasadena Credenza by IonDesign and the pure roundness of Mater’s Sophie Mirror could also be combined for a convenient and balanced Rustic Modern vanity space.

With these inspired looks and your own personal tastes in play, there’s really no wrong way to mix and match your bedroom to your liking. Feel free to go as wild or as bare-bones as you like—ultimately, the bedroom is all about you.