Thanks for visiting our modern primary bedroom ideas photo gallery where you scroll through dozens of amazing modern primary bedroom interior designs.
IMPORTANT: This collection includes both modern AND contemporary primary bedroom designs. We realize there are big differences between the two styles; however, we’ve noticed over the years that many people use the terms interchangeably.
This massive collection is broken up into several sections. Here’s the table of contents.
This modern bedroom boasts of a large black leather bed with a large black headboard. This bed oozes machismo that is augmented by the two large mirror panels that flank the black headboard. This pairs well with the wide hardwood flooring topped with a gray area rug.
This modern bedroom has an amazing city skyline view by the foot of the bed. This amazing view can also be enjoyed on the wooden dark brown lawn chair by the edge near the glass wall that maximizes the view.
The black platform bed has contrasting white sheets. Behind it is a wooden wall that matches with the hardwood flooring that is adorned with a modern floor lamp and a gray area rug by the sitting area that has a wooden chair.
I love how the natural wood floor isn’t totally concealed with the smaller area rug at the end of the bed. The dark wood juxtaposes nicely with the very light wood floor and white walls. Check out the lighting under the floating nightstands and bed.
Spacious white primary bedroom with sofa, large white area rug, light wood floor, and white ceiling and walls. I love the white wood paneling on the walls – that really makes a difference.
This is actually a hotel room but I included it (I rarely include hotel rooms in bedroom galleries) because it’s very well done and it really could be a fabulous regular bedroom. However, you have to like the totally exposed walk-in-shower concept to like this bedroom.
Cool modern bedroom with a floating TV stand, modern black chair with ottoman and a large platform bed.
This modern bedroom is very interesting. I realize very few people would opt for this design, but it is unique in how it turns the bedroom into a stage surrounded by very cool lighting. Interesting to say the least.
Contemporary primary bedroom with large storage bench, wood flooring, gray walls, and a small sitting area. This is a great example of a nice design that didn’t require a lot of money.
I just love this primary bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean. One wall is all brick which really works well with the glass and wood flooring. The brick wall includes a fireplace. This is one cool bedroom.
Fabulous contemporary primary bedroom that is huge and includes a large sitting area, extensive crown molding, upholstered accent wall all in a light beige and light blue color scheme.
Large contemporary primary bedroom with tall ceilings, sitting nook next to a large window and absolutely fabulous rich wood flooring.
Whimsical contemporary primary bedroom with cathedral ceiling and bookshelves. The bed is a refinished distressed wooden bed with a matching nightstand table.
Photo example of a primary bedroom with modern wall lighting. You can tell the interior designer here had some wild ideas for the flooring (I’m not wild about but is a good example) as well as the wall lighting (which I do like).
Modern primary bedroom with sparse decorating except for modern black accent chairs, black tufted ottoman and bed.
Modern loft primary bedroom with wooden shed ceiling, platform bed, white walls, and beige furniture.
Black and white modern primary bedroom with platform bed in an apartment with floor to ceiling window.
Modern Scandinavian style bedroom with very light wood flooring, whitewashed ceiling, platform bed, and small sitting area.
Ocean views modern primary bedroom with a brick wall, wood floor, colorful area rug, pure white ceiling, and incredible floor-to-ceiling windows. That fabulous brick wall adds texture to the surface areas which contrast nicely with the smooth glass and white ceiling.
Very masculine modern primary bedroom design (rendering) with dark ceiling beams and trim on the light wood floor. Furniture includes a black platform bed. The dark beam textures add a rustic charm as well. Also, check the black vase piece and red vase piece adjacent to the bed… a nice touch. Finally, check out the matching black bedside table lamps (a great example of lamps enhancing the modern decor).
Pure white modern primary bedroom with built-in desk, cozy reading nook, and balcony.
Who says you can’t create a stunning bedroom in the attic. Here’s a great attic primary bedroom with white angled walls/ceiling, skylight, large platform bed, and en suite.
Sparsely furnished modern primary bedroom with a white platform bed, floating nightstands all looking out over in-ground swimming pool. This design really gives you the modern feel and look. Of course, the massive picture window helps. Not all of us can afford such a window (or pool).
Spectacular! Big contemporary primary bedroom with large tufted white headboard, armchairs, desk (office area), ottoman with white tray ceiling. Notice the large piece of art on the wall and while modern is often minimalist, art is an exception.
White primary bedroom with cathedral vaulted white ceiling. The bedroom area opens up on both sides to stylish en suite. Very minimalist design throughout. This ceiling is an excellent example of fabulous architecture extending to the primary bedroom suite.
A beautiful contemporary primary bedroom with fireplace, balcony, and lovely reading nook corner. You’ll see there are two sitting spaces here – a balcony and the corner reading area.
An interesting bedroom design with a round sofa, built-in LED wall lighting and recessed lighting on the light hardwood floor.
Small modern primary bedroom with wallpaper, blinds, and steeply angled shed style ceiling.
Out of 582,301 bedrooms analyzed, 9.94% featured a modern design. Though the name suggests it is quite new, the idea of modern interiors has been around since the late 1800s with it becoming more popularized between the 1920s and 1950s.
Modern vs. Contemporary
While the two tend to get confused, they are uniquely different in several aspects. The two are alike in the way that they incorporate a variety of styles into one beautiful design. However, modern separates itself from contemporary with clean-cut lines and a focus on balance as well as minimal décor. Everything in the modern design realm is simple yet efficient.
Here is our gigantic gallery of modern primary bedroom design ideas. We’ve included charts and tables at the bottom of the page to provide you with data gathered from hundreds of thousands of primary bedrooms. They point out which colors and flooring options are most popular, as well as what other options people have chosen for their modern sleeping chambers.
8 Tips on How to Design a Modern Bedroom
While the size might not be an option for a modern primary bedroom, color options and materials become incredibly important with this style. These charts and graphs illustrate what options were most frequently found inside of a modern bedroom.
1. Color Conscious
The modern design color palette can vary greatly but finds its core centering around neutrals like white or beige as well as black. Out of 332,061 bedrooms analyzed, white was chosen 19.93% of the time with beige and black trailing behind at 10.61% and 5.45%.
It is important to note that the modern color palette utilizes a striking color to accentuate itself. These could be bold greens, medium to dark reds, popping oranges, or even varying shades of blue. Violet and pink, however, were found the least. Aside from color, modern design also focuses on exposed metals and woods.
When looking at the modern design of any type, notice the details such as flooring, ceilings, furniture, and colors. In some cases, it’s very, very interesting.
4. Modern Bedroom Lighting
A frilly chandelier is not a modern bedroom make. Instead, look toward recessed lights, built-in wall lighting, tray ceiling lighting. The aim is no fixtures or small fixtures. Yes, many of our examples above and below include various lamps (modern lamps can look fabulous on nightstands), but avoid any clustering of anything and that includes lights.
5. Bed Design
There isn’t a one-bed style or design for the modern look. However, the style you normally get are beds with straight lines and often lower to the ground, like that of a platform bed. You can learn everything about beds in our types of beds epic article (one of our most popular).
6. Decorating a Modern Primary Bedroom
You want to keep decor knick-knacks to a minimum. Modern lighting art artwork is good; knick-knacks is bad. Modern design is sparse and often minimalist. Now, if it’s contemporary you seek, that’s a different matter altogether. Contemporary allows for more “stuff” such as shelving, lamps, etc.
7. Ten Trends
Even though modern is a specific style, there are still trends within the style. Here are some key trends.
Size: bigger is better. The current trend is to design large primary bedrooms.
Electronics: some, but wires concealed – i.e. wall-mounted TV. Charging stations for devices.
Floor: natural light wood
Windows: floor-to-ceiling with smart blinds
Seating: yes, yes, yes – sitting areas such as reading nook, armchairs, etc. are popular in modern primary bedrooms. You’ll see several examples below.
Primary bathroom: Yes – and like bedroom size, bigger is better. We’re talking both freestanding tub and walk-in showers, two sinks… the whole nine yards.
Platform beds like this one are a terrific way to create a modern bedroom decor.
I love this natural, minimalist platform bed which is a modern design with a touch of warmth.
It doesn’t get more modern than this bed. It’s not for everyone. I prefer a simpler platform bed, for if you like something different, this one will do.
Dark gray modern bed design with headboard, wood legs in a white brick bedroom with light natural hardwood floor.
Modern wood platform bed with wood headboard.
Plain and sleek white and wood modern dresser will beef up your modern decor instantly. While not very deep, each drawer is sizable enough to place various clothing and accessories.
Natural wood and white modern nightstand with drawer sitting on tapered legs.
Where to buy modern bedroom furniture
If modern is your style, you’re in luck because there are many online stores as well as brick and mortar stores that sell modern bedroom furniture. The following are a few of our favorite modern furniture stores:
Since launching this site, we radically updated our galleries, but we didn’t want to get rid of original galleries, so we retain these by adding them as “originals”. Many people visit our site repeatedly looking for specific designs and we don’t want them looking for anything. Here are the original modern primary bedroom designs.
Luxuriously appointed eclectic primary bedroom with a round bed, a dome ceiling, chandelier, and flat-screen television. Source: ideas4homes
Multi-tone bedroom design in blue, grey and white with a circular bed and glass screen wall.