What is a medium-sized bedroom, you ask? Good question. Size is relative, but keep in mind that the median size of an American home is 2,500 square feet. The average size of a bedroom within that home is about 130 square feet, which can easily fit a queen-size bed. Primary bedrooms are larger, with an average size in the 250 to 300 square foot range. There’s been a trend away from oversized bedrooms towards smaller spaces with more intimacy. Rooms designed for maximum comfort without any delusions of grandeur. Save that for your dreams. But whatever the size, you have to work with what you’ve got. Below, we present a curated gallery of medium-sized bedrooms to maximize what you can do with your design options.
1. High Ceiling Creates Depth-Defying Space
The high ceiling in this medium-sized contemporary bedroom gives it incredible depth. The space features floating cabinets along with a widescreen TV on the wall in front of a queen-size bed. None of the cabinetry is particularly deep, but what’s there provides plenty of storage. The design contrasts dark and light colors, with skylights, recessed lighting, and a pendant light fixture all contributing to the illumination.
2. Subdued Lighting, Dark Colors All Neat and Tidy
Almost too tidy for its own good, this apartment bedroom features a queen-size canopy bed, patterned wallpaper, and thick drapes over the windows. The space has subdued lighting from a wall-mounted lamp and a large floor lamp inspired by Chinese lanterns. Much of the room has been designed with dark colors, creating an intimate space.
3. Medium-Size Space with King-Size Ambitions
Thick drapes that would make Louis Quatorze himself proud cover the windows in this medium-sized sleeping chamber. The “king’s” king-size bed takes up much of the space in the bedroom, which features a candlestick chandelier hanging from a tray ceiling and an area rug over hardwood flooring. The space also includes a dark wood cabinet and writing desk with a floral-print upholstered arm chair.
4. Glass Wall Extends Space with Outside Access
Primary bedroom features a queen-size bed with a large art installation filling up much of one wall. A wall with a sliding glass door and window leads out to a patio, bringing in plenty of natural light and extending the space.
5. Darkness Envelops Room with Dramatic Design
This contemporary bedroom regulates illumination within its four walls with subdued lighting, dark tones, and heavy drapery. The king-sized bed is surrounded by dark walls and furnishings, with a massive headboard featuring glass lighting fixtures providing a focal point for the room.
6. Maximalist Eye Candy Does Everything Except Help You Sleep
Multi-colored maximalist design distinguishes this bedroom, which will never get enough blue. A colourful king-size bed rests on a blue shag carpet with a large abstract painting positioned on the wall. Cement and cinder block are used on the walls and parts of the ceiling, with a large window providing natural light and views of the landscape.
7. Medium-Size Room Basks in Illumination
Bedroom features a four-poster queen-size bed, a side table, and a wingback chair on carpeted flooring. French doors and glass windows look out over a balcony and provide plenty of natural light. The space is also lit by wall-mounted lights, table lamps, a ceiling fan, and recessed lighting for maximum illumination.
8. Floor-to-Ceiling Fireplace Adds Dynamic Element to Décor
This medium-sized bedroom manages to include a large floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the space. The room also features a queen-size bed, hardwood flooring, a chandelier hanging from an exposed ceiling beam, and large windows.
9. Bamboo Shades Cover Doors and Windows
Primary bedroom features a queen-size bed, two white faux-fur ottomans, and an area rug over hardwood flooring. The space also has two chairs, side tables, wood panel walls, a pendant light fixture hanging from a coffered ceiling, and French doors leading out to a patio. Bamboo shades are used on the doors and windows.
10. Massive Skylights Provide Plenty of Natural Light
Modern bedroom features a king-size bed with several table lamps and recessed lighting. The space also has two large skylights, a console table, hardwood flooring, and a widescreen TV on the wall.
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11. Large Closet Door Mirrors Open Up Space
Primary bedroom features a queen-size bed set lit by two table lamps. The space also includes accent chairs and a thick, red curtain over the window. Large, full-length mirrors on the closet doors expand the appearance of the room considerably.
12. Rustic Four-Poster Bed Provides Focal Point
Medium-sized bedroom features a rustic four-poster queen-size bed with a matching cabinet and side table. The sparsely decorated space also includes carpeting, an area rug, table lamps, and a ceiling fan.
13. Red Oak Flooring Distinguishes Room’s Décor
Red oak flooring distinguishes this primary bedroom, which also features a four-poster queen-size bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and dark wood cabinetry. The space has thick drapes over the windows and a small TV on a side table.
14. Arched French Doors Lead to Outside Area
Primary bedroom features an area rug over carpeted flooring with a queen-size bed. The space also includes an upholstered reading chair with ottoman, a side table with table lamps, and arched French doors leading to an outside area.
15. Canopy Bed and Bench Anchor Medium-Sized Space
A queen-size canopy bed is the focal point in this bedroom, which has an area rug over hardwood flooring. Side tables have two lamps and large windows that let in lots of natural light.
16. Queen-Size Bed and Fireplace Define Comfort
Queen-size bed with thick pillows and blankets is the definition of comfort. The space, decorated with neutral colors, also includes a corner fireplace, a bedroom bench, and carpeting.
17. Marble and Wood Add Natural Vibe
Primary bedroom features a queen-size bed, marble tile flooring, and a ceiling with exposed beams and recessed lighting. The space also includes a wood-burning fireplace, bracketed by wall sconces, with French doors leading to an outside area.
18. Bedroom Looks Out Over Serene Landscape
Primary bedroom features a king-size bed with two side tables. The space also has a mosaic tile wall, an area rug over light hardwood flooring, and a sliding glass door with expansive views of a serene landscape.
19. Bamboo Blinds Cover Windows
Primary bedroom features a queen-size bed on top of a patterned area rug covering hardwood flooring. The space also includes a side table, two leather chairs, and a coffee table. Pendant light fixtures and recessed lighting illuminate the room, augmented by natural light coming through the windows, which can be covered with bamboo blinds.
20. Natural Light Streams in Through Vaulted Ceiling’s Skylights
Primary bedroom features a king-size bed, a vaulted ceiling, and light hardwood flooring. The space also includes light wood cabinetry, floor lamps, and natural lighting from windows and skylights.
21. Primary Bedroom Finds the Right Balance
Modern primary bedroom features a king-size bed and bench on an area rug over hardwood flooring. The space also has side tables with lamps, two upholstered chairs with a coffee table, and a tray ceiling. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light and views of an inner courtyard.
22. Candlestick Chandelier Suspended from Tray Ceiling
Primary bedroom features a candlestick chandelier suspended from a wood-panel tray ceiling with carpeted flooring. The space also has a queen-size bed, two side tables, a wingback chair, and table lamps. Large windows let in plenty of natural light.
23. Mirrored Ceiling Expands Space to Infinity
Modern bedroom features a queen-size bed with a wall of cabinets for storage. The space also includes a study desk and a large widescreen TV. A mirrored ceiling makes the room seem much larger than it is, thanks to a labyrinth of visual angles.