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.
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.
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.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.