Unlike the common spaces in a home, bedrooms should be individual havens for the people who occupy them. Comfort is key, of course, so we say be as indulgent as you want to when personalizing your space. Sleep sounder under luxurious linens? Go ahead and splurge on those Egyptian cotton sheets! Outdoor light make you wake up cranky? Don’t hesitate—get those blackout drapes! The important thing is to create a retreat where you can leave the stresses of the day behind and settle in for a night of sweet dreams.
It’s true that the bedroom is your sanctuary. As such, it should reflect who you really are, so make sure the space represents what is peaceful for you. Here, these rooms create the perfect environment
for restful sleep with their clean aesthetics and soft tones—no distractions to be found.
David Cadwallader embraced an Italian modern aesthetic with neutral shades of taupe and white for his Uptown loft.
Why it works: The simple, clean lines—down to the concrete ceiling—make for an easy place to rest your mind.
Eames chairs create the perfect spot to watch the birds in Emily and David Corrigan’s Preston Hollow home, designed by Emily Summers.
Why it works: The stark-white interiors allow the exterior to do all the visual work.
Designer Donna Fadal made this pristine headboard and paired it with the perfect sheets and pillows in Maleiah and Ryan Rogers’ Park Cities home.
Why it works: This extreme example of monotone design is the epitome of serenity.
Those who say less is more have no sense of adventure. In the right hands, we adore a maximalist approach. These three bedrooms embrace repetition, incorporating the same patterns in bed linens, drapes, wallcoverings, and even lamp shades for a uniform look.
Headboards can really set the tone for your bedroom, but don’t think you have to go with a standard four-poster. These rooms present a wide range of eye-catching pieces, from antique screens to delicately carved woodwork and intricate fabric panels. Remember, your headboard can make a showcase statement, too.
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This is no joke—kids’ rooms can be just as sophisticated as adults’ and still allow for play. Create a space with room to grow by selecting hallmark pieces that aren’t too saccharine. A signature bed or interesting wall decor can be conversation starters that will outlast their elementary school years.
Designer Leigh Taylor went for a “Palm Springs–inspired oasis” in this Fort Worth nursery, using a mural from UK-based Surface View.
Why it works: The retro vibes of the piece will last well past the crib phase.
Designer Brittany Cobb used bedding from Target and West Elm for this eclectic bedroom.
Why it works: The whole room uses a mix of textures and colors appropriate for any age group.