A master bedroom is the most grown-up bedroom in the home, and deserves more budget and attention to design than a guest bedroom – or even kids bedroom or teen 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Get the look: Bespoke bed and ottoman by Yoo Studio
A buttoned velvet upholstered headboard helps make this a sumptuously textured master bedroom. The leather bench and grasscloth wallpaper also adds bags of texture.
Don't let walls have all the fun; 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.
Get the look: Reims bed in Farrow & Ball's Radicchio, £638, by The Original Bedstead Co; upholstered in Manta Performance fabric in Pink and Orange, £425m, by Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon.
One design trend to take note of is the rise of decorative scenic 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.
Get the look: Panoramic Escape wall panel, £175, Caselio. Find a similar sage green linen double duvet cover, £160, Piglet
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.
Get the look: For off-the-shelf and bespoke plasterwork designs, try Stevensons of Norwich. The bed linen is from Soak&Sleep. Industrial-style wall light, WO & WÉ.
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.
Get the look: The map wallpaper is by Love Maps On… The bespoke headboard was designed by Paul and Tim and made by Material Concepts. This is the Tribeca Duane pendant light by Søren Rose for Menu at Nest. The bespoke Andwoodcraft side table includes a Buster + Punch pull handle.
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.
Get the look: Design by Gunter & Co. Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster is a similar paint colour. Livia bedside cabinet, £595, Ceraudo. Kelly Wearstler Linden medium lamp, £685, Visual Comfort at Decolight
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.
Get the look: This is an Alison Berger Moon Pendant.
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.
Get the look: The walls are painted in Oval Room Blue, Farrow & Ball. The bed is by Schramm and the chandelier is the Zeppelin by Marcel Wanders for Flos. The build was by Galower Builders.
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.
Get the look The bed was designed by Slices London, including its headboard upholstered in Birdbranch Velvet Panel fabric by Timorous Beasties. This is a Mod 265 wall light by Paolo Rizzatto for Arteluce.
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.
Get the look: The Gino Sarfatti pendant light is from Flos. The lamp shades were created by Louise Osborn at John Osborn Design and affixed to pulleys. The headboard was made by the Chair Doctor in fabric sourced by Atmosphere at Camilla Hampton. Find a similar throw at Skyeskyns.
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.
Get the look: Bed is from Restoration Hardware, with an up-cycled headboard. Bedside Table is from Lawson Fenning.
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This colourful master bedroom was inspired by designer Kit Kemp. The curtains are heavy but work well to block the light. The headboard was designed by Champalimaud. Its colour echoes the artwork from Nova Scotia.
Curtain fabric, Osborne & Little. Bedside table, Tom Dixon. Throw, Warris Vianni & Co. Figurine, Barry Colpitts. Artwork, Joe Sleep.
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.
Get the look: Headboard is custom. Reclining chair from France & Sons.
This statement Seventies Italian chandeliers drips sensuously from the ceiling in the master bedroom, giving it instant wow-factor.
Get the look For a similar Italian chandelier, visit the Midcentury Modern show. The Louis XV caned bed and bedside table are by Simon Horn. The bedspread is made in Circolo by Ulf Moritz for Sahco.
A gallery wall gives this bedroom plenty of personality and character. The bed is pretty fab too. Once a plain and simple grey, the Edro bed has been covered in a bold floral fabric.
Get the look: This is a Saki side table/stool by Caravane. The paintings hanging on the wall include works by artists Matthew Usmar Lauder, Armen Eloyan and Mabel Juli. The carpet is from Crucial Trading. The walls are painted in Sanderson’s Ocean Grey emulsion.
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.
Get the look: The Night Indigo wallpaper is from the Calico Collection at Calico. The bedside table and mirror are by B&B Italia. The lamp is by Porta Romana.
A feature wall wallpaper doesn't have to be dramatic; here it blends in with the rest of the teal walls and accents.
Get the look: The Méchants Oiseaux wallpaper is by Emery & Cie. The rug is from The Rug Company and the Moon side table is by Ochre. For similar cushions, try Voyage. Below left, the chandelier is from thefrenchhouse.co.uk. The mirrors are from Retrouvius. The customised door handles are also from Emery & Cie.
Calm colours and linen textures keep this master bedroom serene.
Get the look: Bed and lights next to bed, Restoration Hardware.
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.
Get the look: Headboard made by Moore & O’Gorman. Bed with similar detail, HK Living. Penelope bedside table, West Elm. Green light, Anthropologie
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.
Get the look: This is the Miconos wall light by Artemide. Find the Paille japonaise RM 101 12 wall covering by Élitis at Abbott & Boyd. The studded headboard and chest of drawers were made bespoke. The mattress is by Tempur. The bed linen is from The Linen Works. The David vase is from Rockett St George.
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.
Get the look: The unit is bespoke by The Vawdrey House, with Bert Frank Shear wall lights. The cushions are from John Lewis. The blanket is from Hermès. The paintings are by Michel Thompson.
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.
Get the look: The bed is Serena & Lily’s Pondicherry with nailheads, upholstered in the brand’s Kuba cotton in Navy. The wallpaper is Bergius in Cobalt by Designers Guild. This is the Rouge coffee table by Novogratz for CB2.
A 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.
Get the look: The bath is from W4 Bathrooms. The curtains are in Romo’s Launay Thistledown linen. The side table is from DI Designs. Barker and Stonehouse sells a similar table lamp and shade. The bed is by The White Company.
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.
This master bedroom is ultra glamorous, with a gilded four poster, statement lighting and a walk-in ensuite bathroom.
Get the look: Diego four-poster bed, Oly.
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.
Get the look: The headboard is upholstered in Navaho Grey fabric by Andrew Martin. The side cabinet is from Swoon. The light is from Menu.
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.
Get the look: Grasscloth wallpaper; Templeton bed; Southampton Duvet: all Jonathan Adler. Rug, David Hicks. Stools, vintage finds. Harmon Manor II orange fabric, Schumacher
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.
Get the look: The bed cover is by Missoni Home. The rug is from Linie Design. The side table is by Habitat. The Caged wall lights are by Buster + Punch. The large artwork is by Jessica Albarn and the small artwork is by Angelique Houtkamp, both at the Nelly Duff Gallery.
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.
Get the look: Find the Small Ghost Buster bedside table by Kartell at John Lewis. Try Lombok for a similar bed. The walls are painted in Steel V by Paint & Paper Library. The cushions and throw are from Liberty.
For a boutique hotel inspired look, invest in a statement bed, cool artwork, pendant lighting and stylish seating.
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.
Lamp, Porta Romana. Drum shade made to order in Emotion Poudre cotton silk, Lelièvre. Edel bed, Lema at Forza.
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.
Get the look: Vintage bed; ceiling light (seen in mirror) both 1stdibs. Bedside table, 214 Modern Vintage. Linden table lamp, Kelly Wearstler. Mirror, similar at John Lewis & Partners. Wallpaper, Osborne & Little