38 Contemporary Bedroom Design Photos

With busy lives full of family, friends and work, our bedroom is oftentimes the place we go to relax and escape everyday life. When done right, a bedroom is a stress-free private sanctuary full of soothing colors, comfortable bedding and plush pillows. Setting that tone is often a challenge, especially when kids often take precedence, but a quick makeover can easily transition even the most in-trouble space. More 
Kimball Starr Interior Design
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Hillside Sanctuary: Tangerine guest bedroom by Kimball Starr Interior Design
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Moroccan area rug. Asian ceramic stool. Pink, yellow, and white floral accent pillows. Hand-block floral print on natural linen curtains. Mixes of contemporary and Moroccan.
“la lampara” — redheadkfh
McClellan Architects
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Forest House
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“shelf with baskets” — grizmomma
New Mood Design LLC
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New Mood Design
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Level Two: In the master bedroom, a king-size bed covered in bronze leather is flanked by coral table lamps. The barrel ceiling is finished in cherry wood. Photograph © Darren Edwards, San Diego
“Wall color with Santa, one accent wall” — tyscio
Darren Palmer Interiors
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Potts Point 1 bedroom
Ideabooks12,350
Questions10
Sue Stubbs
“Murs du font chambre” — nelson1990
Harrell Remodeling
9 Reviews
Bedroom
Ideabooks756
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“floor” — Space Planning Technologies Inc.
Fredman Design Group
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Bedroom
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Floating built-in nightstands created a slender axis point of vertical and horizontal elements. A headboard spans the entire wall with the bed, enveloping the wall. The orangey-red velvet fabric is sumptuous and draws you in.
“TV wall with drawer at rm” — Jeannie Lee
Wentworth, Inc.
4 Reviews
Master Bedroom Built-Ins
Ideabooks822
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New master bedroom with custom headboard and built-in units. Investing in built-in dressers and wardrobes is more efficient, eliminates the need for freestanding furniture, and makes a smaller bedroom practical.
“cabinets” — pmharabedian
Rikki Snyder
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Dreamweave: Master Bedroom: Coffinier Ku Design
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Dreamweave: Master Bedroom: Coffinier Ku Design Photo by: Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“cabecera” — ucamposd
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As you redesign your contemporary bedroom, be sure to consider what both you and your significant other prefer. Your suite is all about you, so don't worry about using popular trends or appealing to the kids. Because there aren't many significant remodeling changes to make, figuring out your furniture layout is the biggest decision you need to make. By the time you add dressers, nightstands, armoires and a bed, your space can easily get cramped, so it's important to figure out what layout provides enough storage yet still leaves open space to move around. Once you've settled on furniture, take time to find a color scheme and decorations that reflect your personality. In the end, if adding new decor and furniture isn't enough, you can turn your bedroom redesign into a renovation by creating your own master suite, complete with sitting room and master bathroom.

How do I determine my bedroom layout?


Before you buy a new contemporary furniture set, be sure to consider the room size. Even though you might need three dressers and two nightstands, you might not have the space. Measure the furniture and visualize where it will go so you can judge what will fit where. Be sure to leave plenty of walking space, and double check that drawers and cabinets have enough room to open properly. When picking your bed spot, think about windows and doors. Even if you have blackout curtains, placing a bed underneath a window might be a bad idea, while even the smallest crack in the door can stream hallway light in as you try to sleep.

How do I pick my bedroom color scheme and decor?


Although your color scheme is often a personal opinion, there are some colors that are more relaxing and therefore better suited for your sleeping spot. Studies have found that people with blue bedrooms often get more sleep because of the calmness it elicits. Brighter colors may lead to a better mood, but it also might keep you up longer at night. If you have a significant other, you should also consider using neutral colors so everyone stays happy. Purple and pink might be too feminine, so try variations of green, gray or brown instead. When it comes to decor, try to keep photographs out of the room for added romance, and don't clutter the space with knickknacks — it can be overstimulating and cause intimacy or sleep trouble.

How can I create a master suite?


For those looking for a master escape instead of just a nice place to sleep, try adding a sitting room, master bathroom and walk-in closet. Create your own personal reading nook by buying a relaxing chaise lounge, day bed or sofa. You can even add a fireplace and wet bar or coffee bar for those cold winter nights. Finally, ensure you get time in the bathroom each morning by installing one just for you. You can add a relaxing bathtub and makeup vanity for a complete getaway from it all, and be sure to include a nice closet to store your large (and expanding) clothes collection!
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