10 Master Bedroom Ideas Worth Stealing

Truly feeling at home and comfortable in your living space begins in the master bedroom. Whether it’s a small room that just fits your bed and night table or a grand master suite with walk-in closet, spa-level bathroom, and even a workspace, the right decor and smart design will make it a comfortable place to spend time.

From luxe gold accents to pops of color and neon wall decor, these 10 inspirational bedroom ideas will help you turn a room with a bed into a unique, comfortable master bedroom.


1. Express Your Eclectic Personality

Fill your master bedroom with decor elements that make you happy so that the room expresses your personality.

In this eclectic Austin apartment, hip moon-print wallpaper combines with a rustic bison skull wall mount and gold accents in the bedside tables and lamps. Floor-to-ceiling curtains bring a softness to the space, while crisp white bedding keeps the bed itself feeling clean and classic.

Matching bedside lamps add a secondary source of accent lighting, perfect for reading a book before bed. Magenta velour throw pillows add a sophisticated, luxe feel to balance out the rustic elements.

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2. Balance a Bold Print With Neutral Accents

This bold, geometric wallpaper gives the room a pop. To keep it from feeling overwhelming — the bedroom should be a soothing, comfortable spot — pair an energetic focal point with organic, neutral elements.

In this Boston master bedroom, a large, beige fabric headboard softens the blue patterned wallpaper, while a side chair made of brown, blue, and white rattan pulls the natural and accent elements together. In addition to a neutral palette, sticking to solid colors rather than prints on the bed linens keeps the focus on the accent wall.

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3. Incorporate Soothing Colors

For a space where you spend most of your time sleeping and relaxing, it’s important to incorporate colors that calm and soothe. Experts say tones of blue and grey aid in relaxation, like the calming color combination in this Boston master bedroom.

Shades of grey dominate, from the wall color to the cozy area rug and window treatments. A blue-grey throw blanket across the base of the bed and a mid-century modern style side chair in a cool blue tone keep the space from feeling monochromatic, while throw pillows and an area rug add a warm vibe to the hardwood floors.

4. Go White, Clean, and Calm

The simple palette of this Boston apartment emphasizes the building’s historical accents, from a master bedroom fireplace and mantle to hardwood floors and original molding. Bright whites and beige tones keep this room bright and calming, while a wood and leather chair and black bricks in the fireplace give a rustic edge to this serene retreat.

The faux fur throw pillows and woven rug add texture and softness to the otherwise simple space. Simple black accents — from the slim, modern framed art over the fireplace to the abstract canvas above the bed, contrast from the bright white, traditional bedroom space.

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5. Add a Leaning Floor Mirror

For a simple way to maximize space and reflect light, especially in a small master bedroom, incorporate a leaning floor mirror in the master bedroom. Available in a variety of styles — from rustic wood to sleek metal frames — this easy-to-add decorating idea is as beautiful as it is functional.

In this Nashville bedroom, corner windows offer natural light, while the leaning floor mirror makes the room feel bigger and reflects the large-scale canvas art prints hung on the walls.

6. Stick With an Accent Color

Worried about how to pull together all of the decor pieces in a luxurious master bedroom? To create a cohesive look, pick a color, then find accent pieces in different shades to incorporate into the space.

In this cheery yet relaxing Nashville bedroom, crisp white walls and sheets create a clean palette for pops of blue — in the wall art, bedside table, area rug, and throw pillows. White walls with pops of color make it easy to switch up decor going forward, too — simply pick new colors and swap out the accent pieces for a simple master bedroom decor update.

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7. Play With Texture

Master bedroom feeling a little flat? Give it a dose of texture by incorporating a variety of materials, from a rustic wood bed frame and woven textile wall art to a faux fur throw rug and fluffy accent pillows.

This warm, modern master bedroom in New Orleans feels composed and welcoming thanks to a mix of different materials and textures. The color-blocked, wine-red wall gives a punch of color without overwhelming, while the blue velour headboard adds a richness. The gold bedside lamps feel luxe, while the woven pillowcases next to fluffy faux fur throw pillows are unexpected and fun. The combination leaves the room feeling personal and comfortable.

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8. Highlight Rustic Spaces With Natural Materials

If you’re lucky enough to have exposed brick, rustic hardwood floors, or industrial beams in the master bedroom, play up those unique features.

Take inspiration from this rustic New Orleans loft, where industrial elements like whitewashed brick walls and metal sliding doors create an industrial backdrop that’s balanced by organic, earth-toned linen pillowcases and a beige area rug. A charcoal grey fabric platform bed anchors the room, while a tufted blue bench along the end of the bed adds a pop of deep color.

Gold toned accents on a trio of circular mirrors hung above the bed and the bedside table lamp add a refined edge, while indigo-dyed fabric in natural wood frames continue the natural material theme.

9. Add Luxe Elements

To create a luxurious master bedroom, incorporate rich jewel tones and metallic accents. This Austin townhouse combines elements of mid-century modern decor with glamorous gold and jewel-toned accents. The wooden bed frame, wallpaper, and gold bedside lamps evoke a mid-century feel.

Floor-to-ceiling drapes, accent pillows and walls painted at chair-rail height in blue and green tones keep the space feeling modern and fresh. An extra-large, blue woven area rug grounds the room, which opens up to a private patio with french doors.

10. Make it Fun and Funky

A neon sign above the bed? If it’s your style, embrace it. The master bedroom in this Austin home is all whimsy with cactus-print wallpaper, neon wall art, and a modern, gold pendant light with exposed bulbs. While this room may defy the “expert” notion of a calming, relaxing bedroom, the master suite should be a place that reflects your personality, so surround yourself with objects that you love.

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This article originally appeared at Domio.