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Welcome to our gorgeous primary bedroom design ideas photo gallery where we feature luxury, custom and modest primary bedrooms in all styles featuring all types of beds, flooring, styles, bedroom furniture lighting and colors. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week.
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A few of my favorite primary bedroom designs
1. Earth Tones, Crown Molding and a Lovely Tray Ceiling
2. Loft Primary Bedroom (Urban Style)
4. Modern Primary Bedroom with Adjacent Office
5. Large Beach Style with TV, Gorgeous Curtains and Small Sitting Area
6. Small Primary Bedroom with Black Accent Wall and Wood Bench
7. Traditional Primary Bedroom with River Rock Fireplace
8. Transitional Style with Light Tan Walls, Fireplace and Beautiful Reading Chair Area
9. Mediterranean Style Primary Bedroom Suite with Fireplace, Adjacent Sitting Room and Piano
10. Contemporary Primary Bedroom with Exposed Beam Ceiling, Fireplace, and Balcony
11. Blue Primary Bedroom with White Trim
12. Chic Primary Bedroom with Panel Wall and Suede Tufted Headboard and Divan at End of Bed
13. Beautiful Primary Bedroom Suite with Fireplace and White Divan
14. Dark Primary Bedroom Decor with Balcony
15. Modern Primary Bedroom with Window Seat nook
16. Luxury Primary Bedroom with Fancy Chandelier and Tray ceiling
17. Simple Primary Bedroom with Arched window and Grasscloth Wallpaper
18. Charming Primary Bedroom with Tufted Walls
19. Cozy Primary Bedroom with an Office Space and a Modern Fireplace
20. White Primary Bedroom with Full Height Glazing
21. Large Primary Bedroom with Sheer Curtains and Classy Scallops
22. Asian Style Primary Bedroom with Wood Beam Ceiling
23. Bright Primary Bedroom with French Doors
24. Green Primary Bedroom with a Bay Window
25. Warm Primary Bedroom with a TV and Panoramic Window
26. Rustic Primary Bedroom with Wicker Roman Shades and a Jute Rug
27. Gray Primary Bedroom with Dome Ceiling and Wide Plank Flooring
28. Neutral Primary Bedroom with Exposed Wood Beams
29. Tropical Primary Bedroom with Boho Decors and a Canopy Bed
30. Pink Primary Bedroom with Gorgeous Artwork
31. Craftsman Primary Bedroom with Wood Paneled Walls and a Cathedral Ceiling
32. Eclectic Primary Bedroom with Carpet flooring
33. Blue Primary Bedroom with a Living Space
34. Sophisticated Primary Bedroom with a Custom Wardrobe
35. The Glass Bedroom
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Contemporary Primary Bedrooms
This primary bedroom features a comfy bed with a leather sofa on its end facing the panoramic window that overlooks a stunning beach view. It has a cathedral ceiling and concrete flooring softened by flowy sheer curtains.
Country Primary Bedrooms
This classic primary bedroom is clad in white wainscoting and floral wallpaper that complements the sky blue draperies. A classy tufted bed and a fancy crystal chandelier add elegance to the room.
Primary Bedrooms with Exposed Wood Ceiling Beams
Dark wood beams add a striking contrast in this neutral primary bedroom with velvet carpet flooring and mirrored sliding doors that open to the primary bathroom. It is decorated with a cascading chandelier and stylish mirrors fixed above the beige upholstered bed.
Large Primary Bedrooms
Large primary bedroom styled with wainscoting and patterned draperies covering the glazed windows. It is furnished with a black shelving unit and beige round back chairs in front of the leather bed flanked by dark wood nightstands.
Primary Bedrooms with Chandelier Lighting
Natural light streams in through the white-framed windows in this primary bedroom with a French door and natural hardwood flooring topped by a classic area rug. It showcases a comfy bed and a sitting area illuminated by a crystal chandelier.
Farmhouse Primary Bedrooms
Floral draperies add charm in this farmhouse primary bedroom offering an ornate metal bed and a checkered chaise lounge matching with the nightstand’s cover. It is accompanied by a white fireplace with wooden framed artworks on top fixed against the sky blue walls.
Primary Bedrooms with Hardwood Flooring
A cozy primary bedroom with a cathedral ceiling lined with exposed wood beams matching with the hardwood flooring that’s topped by a shaggy rug. It includes a gray wingback bed and a classy chaise lounge that faces the built-in cabinet.
Transitional Primary Bedrooms
A gray wingback chair matches the tufted bed that’s accented with chevron pillows and an orange throw. This primary bedroom showcases beige carpet flooring and a tray ceiling mounted with a stylish drum chandelier.
Rustic Primary Bedrooms
An all wood primary bedroom offers a cozy bed under the eccentric wall art along with a metal desk that’s paired with a cushioned bench. Ambient light from the driftwood floor lamp and whimsical table lamps add warmth to the room.
Primary Bedrooms with Built-In Shelves
White armchairs face the platform bed that sits on a gray area rug over the light hardwood flooring. It is complemented by an oval coffee table situated across the modern fireplace with a black and white photo on top flanked by built-in shelves.
Cottage Style Primary Bedrooms
Bright primary bedroom with light hardwood flooring and a French door covered in floral draperies. It boasts a skirted bed and a charming white wardrobe designed with intricate details.
Primary Bedrooms with Couches or Loveseats
The spacious primary bedroom features a white tufted bed over a two-step platform blending in with the carpet flooring and beige walls adorned by classy drapes and valances. It is contrasted with a black cabinet and leather couch against the sheer curtains.
Industrial Primary Bedrooms
This primary bedroom is framed with black aluminum that matches the large window allowing an abundance of natural light in. It showcases a tripod floor lamp and a cozy platform bed accented with warm lighting underneath.
Primary Bedrooms with Flush & Semi-Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
Fresh primary bedroom with a living space showcasing light wood tables and cozy seats highlighted by green potted plants. It is illuminated by a flush mount light that’s fixed on the regular white ceiling.
Beach-Style Primary Bedrooms
Ample amount of natural light flows in through the glazed windows in this primary bedroom with layered rugs and a white skirted armchair facing the beige platform bed flanked by dark wood nightstands and stylish table lamps.
Primary Bedrooms with Tall Ceilings
This primary bedroom offers multiple seating areas and a spectacular mountain view through the aluminum-framed window. It is lighted by a glass chandelier that hung from the tall ceiling with exposed beams.
Southwestern Primary Bedrooms
Ambient light from the classic table lamps creates a warm and cozy feel in this southwestern primary bedroom with wide plank flooring and a cathedral ceiling lined with wood beams. It boasts a seating area and a cozy bed with a cushioned bench on its end.
Primary Bedrooms with Area Rugs
A pair of black-framed artworks stand out against the wainscoted walls in this primary bedroom featuring a coffered ceiling mounted with a stylish drum pendant and recessed lights. It has dark wood furniture and a bordered area rug that lays on the beige carpet flooring.
Small Primary Bedrooms
A closer look at this small primary bedroom with dark hardwood flooring and glazed windows dressed in matching drapes and roman shades. It includes a gray tufted bench and bed accented with a gold sunburst mirror.
Modern Primary Bedrooms
Classic sconces illuminate the upholstered bed that’s flanked by black nightstands and unique table lamps. This modern primary bedroom has beige carpet flooring and a wood plank accent wall fitted with glazed windows that are covered in gray roller blinds.
Primary Bedrooms with Carpet Flooring
This is a large primary bedroom with textured carpet flooring and an open archway that leads to the living space showcasing a fireplace and cozy seats illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier.
Primary Bedrooms with Built-In Desks
Sleek primary bedroom with a panoramic window and wood-paneled walls fitted with a built-in desk that’s accented with a lovely floral clock. It is paired well with a yellow swivel chair that stands out against the warm tones in this room.
Victorian Primary Bedrooms
This primary bedroom has a very classic design with its floral wallpaper and a red patterned rug over the dark hardwood flooring. It offers multiple seats and a canopy bed flanked by horse artworks.
Primary Bedrooms with Recessed Lights
A tall palm plant creates a tropical feel in this primary bedroom with a dark wood dresser and a four-poster bed that sits on a textured area rug. It is designed with wainscoted walls and a tray ceiling mounted with recessed lights.
Primary Bedrooms with Tile Flooring
A long and narrow primary bedroom with a shed ceiling and tile flooring topped by a cowhide rug. It features charming furniture and French doors leading out to the patio with a serene outdoor view.
Tropical Primary Bedrooms
A tropical primary bedroom decorated with fresh potted plants and round wall art along with a wooden framed mirror that hung above the dresser facing the skirted bed. Beige carpet flooring and ambient lighting add warmth in the room.
Asian Primary Bedrooms
Warm primary bedroom with a window seat nook and dark hardwood flooring extending to the paneled walls. It includes a bronze ceiling fan and a cozy bed situated in between the antique sculptures.
Primary Bedrooms with Tall Ceilings (Vaulted & Cathedral)
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Primary Bedrooms with Sitting Areas
Chevron pillows bring a pop of color in this neutral primary bedroom with a comfy bed and a sitting area by the fireplace accented with a gorgeous landscape painting.
Primary Bedrooms with Shed Ceilings
Dark hardwood flooring adds a striking contrast to the white walls and shed ceiling clad in wood planks. This room has a canopy bed with a seating area across showcasing wicker chairs and a round wooden table.
Primary Bedrooms with Fireplaces
This primary bedroom offers an ornate metal bed in between wooden nightstands along with a sitting area by the fireplace illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier. It has an open archway and wide plank flooring topped by a classic area rug.
Medium-Sized Primary Bedrooms
Medium-sized primary bedroom with full height windows and polished hardwood flooring topped by a beige area rug that matches the walls and ceiling. It is furnished with leather lounge chairs and a platform bed paired with a round nightstand.
Mid-Century Modern Primary Bedrooms
Red artwork and vases break the neutral color scheme in this mid-century primary bedroom boasting a white tufted bed contrasted by dark wood nightstands and a sleek console table. It is accompanied by a fancy crystal chandelier and a floral area rug that lays on the brown floor.
Spanish-Style Primary Bedrooms
Light and airy primary bedroom with wood plank ceiling and plenty of glazed windows bringing an abundance of natural light in. It showcases a geometric nightstand and a comfy bed complemented by a pair of white faux fur stools sitting on a white shaggy rug.
Mediterranean Primary Bedrooms
The Mediterranean primary bedroom features a four-poster bed highlighted by a tranquil landscape mural. It includes a rustic dresser and a beige chaise lounge that blends in with the carpet flooring.
Eclectic Primary Bedrooms
Blue wainscoted walls painted with a floral mural surrounds the eclectic furniture in this primary bedroom with textured carpet flooring and glazed windows dressed in orange patterned drapes and roman shade.
Traditional Primary Bedrooms
Beautiful indoor plants create a refreshing ambiance in this traditional primary bedroom with dark hardwood flooring and a gorgeous tray ceiling fitted with recessed lights and a wrought iron chandelier.
Craftsman Primary Bedrooms
Craftsman primary bedroom offers a flat-screen TV and a four-poster bed under the lovely brass ceiling fan. It has green walls and tray ceiling lined with wooden moldings.
Primary Bedrooms with Ceiling Lights
Ceiling lights emit warm, ambient light that adds a cozy tone in this primary bedroom with brick and red walls matching with the carpet flooring and striped bedding. It is filled with dark wood furniture and a cushioned chaise lounge with glass legs paired with a stylish side table.
Shabby-Chic Primary Bedrooms
A striped wallpaper sets a nice backdrop to the carved wood bed that’s wrapped in a textured blanket. It matches the hardwood flooring and full-length mirror flanked by blue sheer curtains.
Scandinavian primary bedroom boasts a comfy bed over herringbone wood flooring along with a white desk that’s paired with a perforated chair. It is decorated with a photo gallery and green potted plants that refreshen the room.
Primary Bedroom Color Ideas
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Purple Primary Bedrooms
This purple primary bedroom is styled with a series of black-framed photos and a gorgeous beaded chandelier that hung over the white tufted footstools. It showcases a sitting area and a charming upholstered bed with a canopy overhead.
Yellow Primary Bedrooms
Bright yellow walls create a cheerful ambiance in this primary bedroom with a wood plank ceiling and louvered doors that open to the backyard with a sparkling pool. It is filled with wooden furniture and a corner fireplace highlighted by a large sunburst mirror.
Red Primary Bedrooms
This primary bedroom is clad in red patterned wallpaper that matches the luxury silk bedding. It showcases a fireplace with a TV on top along with a sitting area by the bay window dressed in classy drapes and valances.
Green Primary Bedrooms
Spacious primary bedroom with beige carpet flooring and glazed windows overlooking the lush green yard. It has cozy seats and a gorgeous bed facing the black dresser and TV that’s fixed against the green inset wall.
White Primary Bedrooms
Dark wide plank flooring contrasts the pristine white walls in this primary bedroom with a gray upholstered bed and a window seat nook illuminated by a unique chandelier.
Blue Primary Bedrooms
The spherical chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling illuminates this primary bedroom offering a sitting area and a comfy bed that sits on a classic area rug over the wide plank flooring. It is surrounded by deep blue walls mounted with abstract paintings.
Brown Primary Bedrooms
Deluxe primary bedroom boasts a cozy bed and a sitting area over the blue patterned rug lighted by a fabulous crystal chandelier. It has dark hardwood flooring and brown wainscoted walls extending to the gorgeous tray ceiling.
Gray Primary Bedrooms
Gray primary bedroom illuminated by wall sconces and plenty of recessed lights fitted on the tray ceiling. It is filled with a cozy sofa and upholstered bed flanked by mirrored nightstands that match the dresser.
Orange Primary Bedrooms
Beige carpet flooring blends well with the orange walls in this primary bedroom with white nightstands and a platform bed contrasted by a black velvet lounge chair. It is illuminated by stylish glass table lamps along with natural flowing in from the glazed windows.
Black Primary Bedrooms
Natural light from the full height glazing framed in black aluminum balanced the dark tones in this primary bedroom. It is designed with contemporary decors and a pair of framed artworks mounted on the textured wall.
Beige Primary Bedrooms
This primary bedroom features a sitting area by the glass-paneled windows along with a cozy wooden bed highlighted by a woodland tapestry. It has beige walls and a high ceiling mounted with a bronze fan and recessed lights.
Pink Primary Bedrooms
Charming primary bedroom with natural hardwood flooring and pink wainscoted walls accented with a lovely portrait and a large peacock artwork. It showcases a glass four-poster bed and elegant seats complemented by a cowhide rug.
Classy Celebrity Primary Bedrooms
This large primary bedroom belongs to singer Charlie Puth. He includes a Fast and Furious wall decor on it, along with a large cozy bed, a fireplace, a table desk and a small modern gray couch.
Primary Bedroom Floor Plans
We put together a collection of custom primary bedroom floor plans (diagrams). Here’s an example.
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Primary Bedroom Style Guide
The average adult needs between 7 ½ and 8 hours of sleep each night. If you think about it, about half the time you spend at home is in bed. It makes sense to give the type of primary bedroom style you get careful thought.
Let’s walk through some things to consider.
Each style lends itself toward different features. You can begin by thinking about the key aspects that you’d like to include. Consider the types of things that can help you relax and feel comfortable.
This attention to detail can help you avoid becoming part of the 30 percent of Americans who suffer from insomnia.
There’s the primary purpose of sleeping. But also think about the other elements you’d like to include—as space allows. Consider things like furniture such as dresser or nightstand.
Do you like to read at night? A well-placed lamp could be a welcome feature.
Next, let’s talk theme. Thinking about the theme you’d like to capture can help you hone in on the type of primary bedroom style that will work best for you. You might find it helpful to consider a few words that describe your ideal theme. Words like natural, minimalistic, or comfy may spring to mind.
Does a spa retreat sound like your dream bedroom? Or maybe you like the allure of an exotic setting? You can find design elements in all price ranges, so feel free to let your imagination run wild. A few accessories can give your primary bedroom the feel that you’re looking to create.
Thinking about your theme will lead you down the path to a color choice. Are you looking for a natural kind of theme? Muted colors like tan and beige will fit in with your choice.
Or maybe you’d like to create a beach bedroom. Whites and blues will give your primary bedroom a nautical look that will make you feel like you’re at sea.
Your bed, of course, is the dominant feature in your bedroom. Sizes vary from the narrow single twin at 75 x 39” to the opulent grand king at 98 x 80”. That’s why it was important to consider the functionality of your primary bedroom.
The largest size bed may sound nice, but it may take up the space you needed for that set of nightstands you wanted. The best advice we can give you about furniture is to pay for quality, especially when it comes to your bed and mattress.
It’s an important purchase, considering the average person gets seven years out of their mattress. Your back will thank you.
This video from Consumer Reports offers some advice on choosing a mattress.
Now that we’ve dealt with the practical matters let’s move on to the types of primary bedroom styles. Thinking about your ideal theme and color has probably steered you toward a certain style.
But the first rule is that there are no rules. The important thing is to create a space that you’ll enjoy and which will help you get a restful night’s sleep every time.
The traditional style makes a statement just by being what it is. It’s classy without the pretense of shouting it all and sundry. The style is timeless with many familiar elements in pattern and design.
Heirloom pieces are a hallmark of its design. But the traditional style in its truest sense combines those cherished elements of the past with newly found treasures.
The unifying features are the backdrops such as the walls, floors, and trim. They provide the canvas for the furniture and accessories.
The traditional style varies from the contemporary because it includes treasured pieces that hearken back to the past, giving it that sense of timelessness. Family items, both past and present, are welcome additions to this style.
You can incorporate both old and contemporary pieces into the traditional style. In a way, you can think of it as creating a mini version of your home.
You can include mementos and souvenirs of the past while adding new pieces that mark your journey. Materials that are strong like wood and textures that are soft to the touch like cotton are classic features.
The Elements of the Traditional Style
- Fine pieces that lend a sense of timelessness to the entire design
- Classic styles of furniture, wall coverings, window treatments, and trim
- Sense of cohesiveness without loud or ostentatious pieces clamoring for attention
- Neutral or soft colors rather than bold, attention-grabbing hues
- Comfortable atmosphere with elements that invoke images of strength and reliability
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A cottage-style primary bedroom contains elements that create an inviting and cozy atmosphere. It’s the kind of place that makes you want to linger in bed, reading the newspaper over your coffee. It’s all about comfort from big pillows to fluffy comforters.
To create this style, you’ll need to keep on thing in mind. While comfort is essential for any bedroom, it’s the primary theme of cottage style. The colors are pleasing without being distracting.
The accessories don’t have to match, but they should incorporate a welcoming feel to them without appearing cluttered. This style has several variations so that you can personalize it to your tastes. For example, nautical pieces can give it a Cape Cod look. You can also add small touches that show attention to detail such as an attractive lampshade or vanity table in the corner.
For example, nautical pieces can give it a Cape Cod look. You can also add small touches that show attention to detail such as an attractive lampshade or vanity table in the corner.
Elements of the Cottage Style
- Comfortable and inviting mood
- Soft textures and lines
- Colors such as pastels, whites, and other soft hues
- Accessories with a sentimental feel such as a decorative shade pull or framed photographs
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You don’t have to live on the coast to enjoy a beach style primary bedroom. The water provides the ideal theme to tie your design elements together. Think of it with accessories such as a model sailboat showcased on a shelf, a fish pattern on throw pillows, or light fixtures that resemble portholes on a boat.
This style combines natural elements and textures to invoke the sea. Things like sisal area rugs or a repurposed steamer trunk add interest. Little things can speak volumes such as a lighthouse collection or group of seashells displayed in an attractive bowl. You can complement the theme with paintings of boats or even framed family pictures of beach vacations.
Little things can speak volumes such as a lighthouse collection or group of seashells displayed in an attractive bowl. You can complement the theme with paintings of boats or even framed family pictures of beach vacations.
Blue and white are classic colors for the coastal theme, but certainly not the only ones. Seafoam green and muted grays make excellent choices. You can also add items such as antique signs or leather suitcases to underscore the theme of travel or sheer curtain panels that rustle gently with the breeze coming through an open window.
You can also add items such as antique signs or leather suitcases to underscore the theme of travel or sheer curtain panels that rustle gently with the breeze coming through an open window.
Elements of the Coastal Style
- Colors of the sea such as blue, white, sea greens, and soft grays
- Natural elements like sisal, bamboo, and
- Accessories that remind you of the sea such as buoys, boats, and anchors
- Patterns that reinforce water elements like fish, nautical stripes, or seashells
The contemporary style is the popular look of the day. It isn’t synonymous with modern, but it can take on that feel if that is the current fashion. The current trends for the contemporary look emphasize a personalized style that isn’t afraid to break the rules. You may see elements of the eclectic look with smatterings of other types of primary bedroom styles too.
The current trends for the contemporary look emphasize a personalized style that isn’t afraid to break the rules. You may see elements of the eclectic look with smatterings of other types of primary bedroom styles too.
Bold colors presented in unexpected ways are a common theme. You may see white rooms with only one painted an accent wall. The colors follow the fashion trends with every hue on the table as a choice.
You’ll see the same character with patterns for furniture and bedding. The style leans toward the minimalistic with every item in its place. You can call it an organized clutter.
This video from a decorator, Harry Anstice, shows you how to wallpaper an accent or feature wall.
Functionality and convenience are hallmarks of this style that follows the lifestyle trends with technology. The contemporary primary bedroom often includes a signature piece like a repurposed antique sign that makes a statement.
Elements of the Contemporary Bedroom
- Bold and sometimes unexpected colors, patterns, and features
- Streamlined with minimal clutter
- Statement piece
- Functionality as an underlying theme
The rustic style includes many of the natural elements you’ll find in other themes like Asian. This style doesn’t back off the rough texture of unfinished wood. Rather, it embraces the raw surfaces with features that have wood that isn’t painted and polished.
The grain of the wood is a style element. The rustic look can embrace the so-called lodge style that gives a room a cabin-like feel. Natural elements are the order of the day with wood and plant themes important features.
The style works because it creates a vacation-like atmosphere. Lines follow natural forms and curves. Colors often include bold choices as long as they are hues that are found in nature.
Outlandish colors conflict with the underlying theme. Water elements are other excellent choices with accessories that are reminiscent of lakes and streams like a decorative canoe paddle hung on the wall.
Elements of the Rustic Style
- Natural materials that retain original character like logs with bark
- Sturdy, heavier elements
- Pieces that bring nature indoors
- Unpretentious theme with no phony frills
- Individual pieces with many one-of-a-kinds because of the natural character
- Natural colors with no garish elements
The best way to describe eclectic is unexpected. It’s the type of style that is all about you. Of all the primary bedroom styles, it is the one with no predefined form.
Most styles have what may be considered classic elements. They invoke a certain mood. Eclectic is the polar opposite.
There are no rules for lines, texture, or color palettes. You can think of it as a living scrapbook. You create it by filling your space with the pieces that tell your story.
You can combine mementos of pleasant memories with accessories of things you want like a vacation in the south of France. This style walks a fine line between cluttered and purposeful. You’ll need a unifying element or color to make it work without appearing disorganized.
For example, you can find a few signature pieces in your favorite color to tie everything together. Think of blue throw pillows, lampshade, and a painted closet door.
Elements of the Eclectic Style
- Mix and match accessories and design features
- A unifying element or color
- Creates a comfortable, personalized mood
The Mediterranean style offers a diverse choice of colors, themes, and variations that come from the 23 countries that surround this body of water. It brings to mind a mood of a relaxing escape which can add a major comfort factor to your primary bedroom. Imagine a retreat from the daily stresses with your exotic oasis.
You can take one of several approaches to this style. You can choose the bold colors and textures that will work well with dark-stained woods to capture the southern Mediterranean regions. Or you might combine the soft colors and rustic elements to create an inviting Tuscan-inspired villa.
This video from This Old House walks you through the process of staining woodwork.
The underlying theme for this style is one that has stood the test of time. It could be furniture that has been your family for generations or a bedspread that your Grandma made for you.
You might choose to display colorful silk handsewn pieces on the walls as a focal point. If you love bold colors, this style offers an ideal way to indulge your tastes.
Elements of the Mediterranean Style
- Bold colors and textures
- Heavier woods and rustic furniture
- Old World style furnishings and accessories
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The romantic style primary bedroom is the stuff of dreams—and everything to encourage them. It can include elements like a four-postered bed with a canopy that are definitely feminine in style. But it can also incorporate feelings of opulence and comfort.
It could mean touches of antiqued gold such as a picture frame or even trim on a padded headboard. Soft and perhaps delicate textures are the order of the day. The feeling is one of indulgence and comfort.
Think of fabrics such as silk and lace. It also offers an excellent place to feature that estate sale find of an antique chandelier or vase. A mix of bold and classic colors like gold for bed coverings and dark, rich woods balances the feminine and masculine elements.
This style works well with pieces that may appear garish in other styles such as a canopy or daybed. Paintings are another welcome feature along with decorative lighting fixtures or more stylized window treatments.
Like most styles, you’ll find plenty of variations from ultra-feminine with elaborate canopies to the regal style of French blues offset by gold.
Elements of the Romantic Style
- Soft colors and white
- Delicate fabrics and textures
- Soft lines
- Gold and silver-colored features to create opulence
- Larger elements such as canopies or chandeliers
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The Asian style brings peace and serenity to the primary bedroom with its pleasing blend of natural elements. The textures and lines are soft with colors equally as calming. Think of a spa-like atmosphere that brings nature inside.
Elements reminiscent of water fit in well with this style. You might consider adding an indoor water fountain for a relaxing sound element.
The overall style is uncluttered and harmonious. It includes soft lines and warm colors to invoke a relaxing environment. You won’t find garish items in this type of primary bedroom.
In fact, the style has a sense of cohesiveness that discourages an element from screaming for attention. Rather, it is the kind of atmosphere where you can easily blend into it.
Candles and plants are welcome additions to add to this relaxing atmosphere. The natural themes extend to accessories including bedding with fabrics like linen and cotton. The underlying motif is an escape from the stresses of daily life to the promise of the calm.
As you can probably guess, it ticks off a lot of boxes for creating the best environment for a good night’s rest.
Elements of the Asian Style
- Natural materials and elements including wood and stone
- The warm or soft color palette
- Smooth lines that invoke the flow of water
- Live plants or plant-inspired imagery
- Soft lighting
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Farmhouse or country style exudes warmth and comfort. It’s about the practical use of materials in welcoming ways. This style is highly personalized where collections, favorite trinkets, and antiques are commonplace.
It can combine some elements from rustic or traditional styles as long as they are modest rather than ostentatious.
Heirloom pieces like a hope chest or Grandma’s bedroom furniture make excellent additions to this style. You’ll also find floral patterns and flowers, dried or fresh, part of the motif. Lines follow expected patterns. There’s no room for showy or modern elements.
Colors tend to be softer with whites and grays. The comfortable style encourages rest after a hard day’s work.
Primary bedroom ideas for this style include knick-knacks that give it a lived-in look as opposed to the streamlined feel of the modern bedroom. The emphasis is on cozy with a nod to the past with pieces such as a vintage area rug.
Materials are natural as opposed to artificial like acrylic or shiny metals. It’s the type of primary bedroom style that doesn’t scream that it’s here; it just is.
Elements of the Farmhouse Style
- Traditional or antique-style furniture
- Homey feel that is cozy and inviting
- Collectibles and antique accessories that may include handsewn items and knickknacks for a personal touch
- Softer colors with bold patterns and tones only in traditional designs
11. French Country
The French country style combines the elegance of the romantic look with the comfort of the farmhouse bedroom. You can mix-and-match elements with this style to make it your own. Toilet linens and gilt-framed artwork are right at home with this look.
Antique furniture can give your primary bedroom an ageless look that is always in fashion. Lines are soft as are the colors except with classic focal points. With those elements, you can add a bold-looking piece as long as it doesn’t overwhelm the overall scheme.
Traditional colors are muted blues, yellows, and grays. Gold-colored elements add a luxurious feel that adds a romantic atmosphere to this style.
These features can create a kind of earthy elegance that captures the essence of this style.
Elements of the French Country Style
- Softer color palette with muted colors like grays, mauves and dusty greens
- Gilted items and gold colors for a luxurious feel
- Antique furniture and accessories for a timeless look
- Fluffy comforters and white bed coverings for hotel-style comfort
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The modern style may present a challenge when it comes to the primary bedroom. It has some elements that might conflict with the restful environment conducive to relaxation and sleep. It often invokes movement and active interest.
But on the other hand, it brings an uncluttered look to a room that may be relaxing of itself. Typical elements include sleek lines with a minimalistic or streamlined appearance. It often uses solid and bold colors.
Think Frank Lloyd Wright or classic styles like Art Deco. Materials include metals like chrome and manmade ones like acrylic. You’ll see lacquered furniture sometimes in unusual shapes or designs that act as focal points.
You can add features like plush area rugs to make it more inviting if you find the minimalistic look too stark or uninviting. You can also use bold colors to your advantage by choosing warm hues like golds that stay true to the modern look without taking away from the relaxing atmosphere.
Elements of the Modern Style
- Minimalistic design with a limited number of elements and accessories
- Uncluttered without extra accessories like knick-knacks
- Modern, manmade materials like chrome and acrylic
- Bold, solid colors that capture your attention against a backdrop of neutral tones
- Both hard lines or curves to suit the overall design
Source: Simply Modern Furniture
Where to Buy Primary Bedroom Pieces Online
Some styles like Farmhouse and Cottage lend themselves to flea market finds. For high-quality furniture and accessories, here are some excellent places to begin your search.
The best way to approach upgrading your primary bedroom is to begin with a budget.
The sky is the literal limit on the costs that can range anywhere from $500 to $10,000 or more, depending on your furniture choices. But just to reiterate, opt for quality when it comes to your bed since it plays a major role in the quality of your sleep. Skip the extra nightstand before you skimp on it.
Many of the styles like Cottage, Coastal, and Farmhouse provide perfect opportunities for seeking out treasures at estate sales and flea markets. You can find the kind of character pieces that you won’t find at a retail outlet. And, of course, consider the items you already collect.
These are the types of things that add a priceless personalized touch.
2. Key Features
When determining your budget and elements for your primary bedroom, think about functionality. In addition to the basics of a bed and mattress, consider which accessories are essential such as a dresser, nightstand, or vanity table.
And remember to account for your space and the area around the major pieces in your bedroom. Think about being able to open drawers and doors.
Don’t forget the other must-haves like lighting and mirrors. A table lamp is a welcome addition to ease into sleep without the glare of an overhead light.
Another consideration is your ceiling. More and more primary bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, but their still relatively rare.
Deciding your theme and color scheme upfront will provide a reliable guide for your additional purchases. It can also be helpful to remember the primary purpose of your primary bedroom: to create a relaxing environment that encourages sleep.
As you can see, you can filter your search by style, size, floor, color, lighting and more. This way you can really drill down to find exactly what you’re looking for.
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