65 Bedroom Ideas, Decorating Tips and Decor Inspiration

Treat yourself to one of these relaxing retreats and we promise you'll wake up happier.

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Courtney Apple

Even when the day is pure chaos, your bedroom is the one place where you should always be able to go and regroup — no kids, no electronics (although they usually find a way to force themselves in anyway). Still, you can at least give yourself home court advantage by choosing decor you love. These easy, inexpensive ideas should be a good start...

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Emily Johnston
Skinny Bed Frame

If you have your heart set on a four-poster bed but don't want to overwhelm a small master bedroom: Dark, skinny wood offers a nice contrast against bright-white walls without consuming the space.

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Casey Dunn
Fresh Coral

Swap in new throws and pillows for a seasonal change. Or switch up the bedside table by adding a new piece of art, no hammering required.

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Jacob Snavely
Beachy Stripes

Here's the secret to nautical decor that's not over the top. Use stripes in varying widths and shades to keep the traditional red, white and blue palette feeling modern.

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Kate Osborne
Efficient Furniture

Nestled between twin beds, a dresser offers storage and acts as a nightstand for both of a room's residents. Add a pair of brass lamps for a unified look — and extra reading light.

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Lisa Romerein
Seaside Accents

Highlight your favorite piece with subdued surroundings. Neutral walls, carpeting and bedding make the perfect backdrop for a master bedroom's focal point: a big, bold seascape.

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Courtney Apple
Nautical Layers

Poppy and aqua bedding punch up a crisp navy-and-white palette. Whimsical extras, like a sculptural rope lamp, can work in any room when it comes time for a change.

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Blake Devries
Matching Multiples

More really is better when it comes to filling up a boring, blank wall. Upholstered with crisp white linen, a traditional bed frame feels fresh paired with a series of canvases.

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Courtney Apple
Preppy Punch

Dove-gray paint and glam knobs take this master bedroom's IKEA nightstand to the next level. Polish up your own bargain dresser with 10 more genius ideas.

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Stacy Bass
Cool and Crisp

Update the classic blue-and-white combo with a tangy orange. Dramatic pendant lights also free up storage space on the bedside tables.

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Lush Neutrals

A tiny swatch won't do white paint justice. Nail your pick by coating a poster board with the potential hue, and see how it looks during the day and at night. Here, a warmer tone keeps the bedroom glam yet cozy.

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Stacy Bass
Textured Greys

Conjure your personal oasis with cool hues and subtle details. Ocean colors, like blue sea grass wallpaper, create a calming space.

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Justice Darragh
Clean Lines

A grid of framed prints and a graphic basket showcase this room's leading print. The faux leather headboard adds a surprise element to an otherwise classical room.

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Hulya Kolabas
Distressed DIY

Change up the finish on an existing piece for maximum impact with minimal investment. The homeowner stripped this chest of its black paint to get the softer look of distressed raw wood.

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Monica Wang
Book Nooks

Take a page from this 362-square-foot bungalow and invest in efficient storage that uses every last inch of space. Built-in shelves house books and and underbed drawers store suitcases for clutter-free living.

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Jennifer Griffin
Weathered Wood

Skip the pros and DIY your own plank wall like in this bedroom. Paired with bold linens, the rustic wood feels fresh, not quaint.

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Tessa Neustadt
Bright and Airy

Here's proof that rustic and traditional details can yield a light, relaxing space. A vintage carpet and a sleek metal base give new life to a thrift-store ottoman, which doubles as an eye-catching coffee table.

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This vintage wicker bar cart boasts double-shelf storage for books, jewelry, and trinkets. You can also try a trunk or wooden crate.
Mike Garten
Rose and Wicker

Swap out the bedside table for a fresh find, like a trunk or wooden crate. This vintage wicker bar cart boasts two shelves for books, jewelry and trinkets.

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Emily Gilbert
Blue and Grey

The secret to luxurious bedding is surprisingly simple: Just add lots and lots of layers. Here, muted tones bring a sense of calm to a cozy room under the eaves.

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Kat Teutsch
Color Board

Try some bold color on for size. An eclectic rug draped over a rod adds pattern minus the commitment. Ground an exotic pick with plenty of wooden accents and a modern touch, like these metallic lamps.

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Lisa Romerein
Seaside Blues

Create a spot to sit with two comfy chairs at the foot of the bed. Short on space? Slip in an upholstered bench or pouf.

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Kat Teutsch
Marble Magic

Accent the neutral palette of this statement piece with gold touches and slim lamps for instant polish.

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<p>Combine hard "masculine" and soft "feminine" shapes (think square or rectangular vs. circular or oval). Remember, it's always easier to layer "feminine" items (like floral pillows) on masculine furniture (such as a clean-lined sofa) rather than the other way around.<br></p><p><em>Wood-and-brass lamp, $40, and blue bud vase, $8, </em><a href="http://target.com" target="_blank"><em>target.com</em></a><em>. Headboard, $429 and up, </em><a href="http://onekingslane.com" target="_blank"><em>onekingslane.com</em></a><em>. Mobile, </em><a href="http://fortmakers.com" target="_blank"><em>fortmakers.com</em></a><em>.</em></p>
Mike Garten
Navy and Gold

Steal lifestyle guru Emily Henderson's tips for a perfectly-balanced zone. Combine hard and soft shapes (think square versus circular) in equal doses.

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Kat Teutsch
Poppy Modern

Punchy colors and geometric touches create a playful and lively effect courtesy of this three-step DIY project.

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Glam Gallery

Why commit to one piece of art? For a one-of-a-kind look, group several paintings, photographs and prints of various sizes together. Span your collection floor-to-ceiling to give the space a lofty, art gallery feel.

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All About Storage

One oversized shelving unit is functional (think your TV, stereo system and family board games), but it's also the perfect place to display objects you love.

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Feminine Meets Masculine

If you and your husband have opposites tastes, this bedroom may be a good compromise. The walls are light blue, the headboard is textured and the bedding is a simple white. Plus, the floral throw pillows aren't over the top.

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Light and Dark

Blue and white is a no-fail color combination. Note the different shades of blue incorporated into the throw pillows, bedding, accents and walls. A splash of sage green in the art above the bed breaks it up and adds another layer of color.

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Neutral Pinks

For a person who loves rosey textures, this bedroom featuring metallic floral wallpaper and muted rose linens has your name written all over it.

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Rustic Wood

Not only does this bedroom boast dramatic mountain views, but there's a natural stone fireplace at the foot of the bed. The lesson? Always position your bed to maximize the view outside.

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Easy Country

A classic, wrought-iron bed frame is the perfect piece around which to build a country-themed bedroom. Consider traditional pieces like farmhouse-style dressers, ladderback chairs and soft paint colors, like the vine green seen here.

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