At the end of a long day, when the only thing that will do is to curl up in bed and catch some zzz’s, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing so in a beautiful, thoughtfully designed bedroom. These spaces should be optimized for sleep first and foremost, with a downy mattress, soft blankets, and maybe even an ambient noise machine for those insomniacs out there. But a bedroom should also show off your personal taste, which can be reflected in the color of the walls—bold or tranquil?—as well as the bed frame and nightstand you choose. It’s a long list of design decisions, so we’re here to help—as always—with some much-needed inspo. From a colorful children’s bedroom in France to a more refined, gray-toned space on Long Island, we’ve rounded up a long list of bedrooms that will suit just about everyone’s tastes. Sleep tight!
1. MIX GEOMETRIES
Sometimes a straightforward square, triangle, or diamond can make the biggest interior statement. In the bedroom of landscape designer Jenny Graham’s Argentina home, a custom bed by Graham brings color—and plenty of angles—to the otherwise minimalist scheme.
2. GO FOR GOLD
Sometimes it pays to lean into historical details. In Italy’s Tuscia region, Filippo Chia carefully restored a 1920s-era villa with nods to its history throughout (it was built on the remains of an 18th-century botanical garden). Here, the stucco walls are a rich, natural ocher and pair with 19th-century Neapolitan tile.
3. SO SERENE
Bedrooms are a respite above all else, so a sense of tranquility should reign supreme. In a townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side designed by Augusta Hoffman, soft fabrics, amped up with Pierre Frey pillows, create a serene color scheme that feels like a private oasis.
4. WALL TO WALL
If you’re partial to one particular pattern, why not put it on the walls, bedding, and curtains? Interior designer Eric Allart imbued this Paris home’s primary bedroom with a print by Simrane from top to bottom, adding a sense of fun and whimsy.
5. CUSTOMIZE IT
Sometimes only a custom headboard will do. In a London home designed by Veere Grenney, a bespoke headboard with fabric by Michael S. Smith matches the surrounding walls.
6. FUN WITH FABRICS
Inside the Milan residence of Dedar co-owner Caterina Fabrizio, the fabrics take center stage. In the bedroom, a mint-green curtain pairs with purple bedding and similarly moody throw pillows.
7. THINK PINK
Kids’ bedrooms shouldn’t be boring, and this one by ELLE DECOR A-List designer Robert Couturier is anything but. A dusty pink graces both the bedspreads and the canopies, giving the twin beds a sense of lighthearted fun.
8. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Minimalists, rejoice: This option is for you. Rather than going OTT with decor, this bedroom in a Lebanese home deftly pairs midcentury-modern sensibilities with a pop of color via artwork. Sometimes the best design is the most straightforward.
9. RICH TAPESTRY
Having artwork above the bed is a great idea, but if you’re worried about something falling in the middle of the night—particularly in an earthquake-prone area like Los Angeles—a tapestry is a great alternative. In New York, interior designer Todd Raymond paired this textile by Pauline Esparon with a wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries for a soft, tranquil look.
10. COOL-TONED COMBINATION
Bright, poppy hues are fun, but they aren’t for everyone. Those who want a more dialed-back look will love the cool colors of this Silicon Valley home by Reath Design. Here, various shades of olive, terra-cotta, and blue blend together to create interior harmony.