Take note from the below master bedroom ideas – there's an idea here for everyone.
The below ideas are neither overly feminine or overly masculine, making them the perfect bedroom ideas for couples who need a bedroom that meets in the middle.
A master bedroom is the most grown-up bedroom in the home, and deserves more budget and attention to design than any other modern bedroom. The most beautiful master bedroom ideas leave a lasting impact. The below spaces feature a whole host of ideas, all of which will help you create a chic, interior design led look.
For something classic and traditional, go for a grasscloth wallpaper. For instant drama, you'll want some statement pendant lighting or even a modern chandelier. In terms of beds, canopy beds and four poster beds give a bedroom a sense of grandeur, but we love the below headboard ideas too. Our favourite examples include sumptuously buttoned velvet headboards, floor-to-ceiling headboards and even wall-to-wall upholstered headboards. There are even headboards with built-in shelving, and built-in bedside tables. For a more boho look, a dividing screen like the cane one featured below makes a fun alternative to a headboard.
Take your master bedroom design up a level with a walk-in dressing room and a walk-in master ensuite. For a hotel-inspired vibe, add some in-room lounge seating.
And when it comes to bedside lights, there are three options. A table lamp is the easiest, simplest choice. Wall lights look more refined and grown-up, and have an interior designed look to them, or hang pendant lights at either side of the bed instead, for a more modern take on bedside lighting.
From wow-factor headboards and statement four poster beds to snazzy bedroom wallpapers and cool bedroom lighting, we've seen our fair share of gorgeous master bedroom ideas over the years. These are the modern bedroom ideas worth stealing...
1. Choose an oversized artwork for maximum impact
Don’t reserve standout art for a living room; a large-scale piece, or several, will bring drama and impact to an otherwise simple scheme. It needn’t be a bank-breaker, either. Here, the key piece is a print of The Bather by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres that has been blown up.
2. Buttoned Headboard
A buttoned velvet upholstered headboard helps make this a sumptuously textured master bedroom. The leather bench and grasscloth wallpaper also adds bags of texture.
3. Modern four poster
This metal, minimalist four poster bed creates a modern look in this master bedroom. The carpet, rug and wood bedside table warm things up, while a classic Serge Mouille wall light complements the bed frame.
An expertly executed four-poster bed will transform any bedroom. Here, a bold Navajo-inspired upholstery fabric brings an eclectic edge, while soft drapes channel hotel style.
4. Modern mural
One design trend to take note of is the rise of decorative scenic bedroom wallpapers and wall art panels. These can be interpreted in many ways, from abstract patterns to lively florals. Be wary of the feature wall, and instead take a maximalist approach and cover all four aspects. This monochromatic jungle mural evokes faraway shores.
If your room has stunning heritage features, then celebrate them to the max. Here, the Victorian ceiling is picked out in an accent dark, while the bespoke wardrobes were designed to match the original panelling.
6. Inject some drama with a statement headboard
This green velvet headboard wraps around fitted shelves, adding colour, glamour and drama. Low hanging pendant lamps on either side offer an out-of-the-box approach to bedside reading lights.
7. Mix patterns and styles
The beauty of this bedroom lies in its eclectic mix of different patterns, and the appearance of vintage touches alongside contemporary style. A soft pink on the walls makes a soothing backdrop. The bespoke headboard, designed by Irene Gunter, taps into the trend for lozenge shapes.
8. Extra wide
The master bedroom features a wide headboard that frames the bedside tables. The custom fabric headboard features a darkened brass square edge detail. Custom bedside tables have integrated electrical and USB ports, and etched bronze glass tops with darkened brass frames.
9. Glass partition
The double height ceiling and the sculptural pendant both add impact, but a hotel-inspired living room section on the other side of these metal-framed glass doors is the real wow-factor.
10. Go full height
This full-length, zesty upholstered headboard really packs a punch against the calm surroundings in this master bedroom. Behind the plush surface, the headboard conceals handy hidden shelving for night-time reading.
11. Pulley lights
The mirrored bed base creates the impression of a floating bed, setting a relaxed, luxe tone for this master bedroom. Pulley lights mean the owners can instantly change the room’s ambience.
12. Add eclectic details
This colourful master bedroom was inspired by designer Kit Kemp. The curtains are heavy but work well to block the light.
A grey upholstered feature wall acts as the headboard and centres the bed. The black side tables have oak drawers and tie in with the hardwood floors, with custom white lamps on top by local ceramist Kassandra Thatcher. The room is a riot of texture, pattern, and colour, from the angular edges of the marble to the deep softness of the sheepskin and the wool throws.
14. Statement Chandelier
This statement Seventies Italian chandeliers drips sensuously from the ceiling in the master bedroom, giving it instant wow-factor.
15. Gallery Wall
16. Feature Wall
This master bedroom features a striking feature wall, with a dramatic Calico wallpaper. There’s a certain sumptuousness to this space, with its rich textures and colours.
17. Calm Colour
Calm colours and linen textures in this neutral bedroom keep things serene.
18. Cane Screen
Layers of green paint evoke a soothing atmosphere in this master bedroom. A cane screen acts as a headboard, and injects a natural backdrop for this sleeping space. Hanging pendants on either side create a soft glow at night.
A grasscloth wall covering adds instant elegance to a room. Here, the blue backdrop set the colour palette for the rest of the room, creating a blue, cocooning and chic space.
20. Clever Wood Work
A matt black headboard unit works as a functional focal point in this master bedroom. The headboard also hides a practical shelf for a changing array of art.
21. Pendant Trio
This master bedroom zings with punchy colour combinations and quirky yet classic motifs. A trio of oversized yellow globe pendants are hung at different heights, adding a sense of fun.
22. Freestanding Bath
A freestanding bath in the bedroom adds a note of decadent luxe. This bedroom was designed with pared-back furnishings and subdued colours to add to the relaxed feel of the space.
23. Soft Blue
This bedroom features the same dusty blue on the walls, but it's given a more contemporary look due to the tall canopy bed and more masculine furnishings. We love the painted panelling. The canopy bed anchors this room and adds a sense of grandeur. The headboard within the four poster helps soften the look of the bed frame.
A bespoke headboard with specially chosen fabric creates a distinct focal point. It also sets the monochrome palette for the room, creating a modern, Scandi-inspired vibe.
26. Create a bed alcove
Don't let the wild colour and pattern in Jonathan Adler’s bedroom distract from the clever upholstered alcove nook that he created, giving his bed a snug and cosy feeling. His mix-and-match style turns the usual bed-linen-headboard combo into something completely out of the ordinary, with nautical rope motifs vying for attention with baroque fabric.
27. All Over
The grey-blue colour of the walls was taken up to cover the ceiling too. An assortment of angular light fittings sits alongside softer elements seen in the bedlinen and padded headboard. A blend of textures that offset each other effortlessly.
28. Choose a bold paint
This green hued paint shade was chosen for the relaxed feel it gives as you walk in. Darker walls can have a calming and cocooning effect in a bedroom.
29. Boutique hotel style
For a boutique hotel inspired look, invest in a statement bed, cool artwork, pendant lighting and stylish seating.
30. Opt for a subtle blush scheme
Blush curtains, lamp shades and walls create a soft, warm and restful atmosphere. A dark, modern bed gives the room a more masculine contrast, to prevent the space from feeling overly feminine.
31. Touch-Me Texture
A curvaceous 1980s bed base had a sculptural shape but was previously covered in an uninspiring mottled grey. It was reupholstered in a woven teal fabric to create this luxe centrepiece. Kelly Wearstler's signature table lamp and some textural cushions add more layers of touch-me texture.
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