There are a number of distinctive characteristics that go into the Traditional Style. Color and flooring treatments should be considered the aesthetic foundations of everything else you want to do with the interior design. Traditional primary bedroom design ideas are heavily influenced by the last couple of centuries of Western European history, with the use of British, French, and Neoclassical elements particularly widespread. We’ve put together a curated gallery of traditional-style primary bedrooms to provide some inspiration for your own design project.
1. Ornate Mirrors Flank Wood-Burning Fireplace
Traditional primary bedroom features a tall shed ceiling with exposed rustic wooden beams and a large area rug spread out over hardwood flooring. The space also includes a queen-size bed with bench and two armchairs facing a wood-burning fireplace flanked by large ornate mirrors. French doors lead out to a balcony with waterfront views.
2. Cushioned Headboard Extends Beyond Nightstands
Traditional primary bedroom features carpeted flooring and a maroon cushioned headboard that extends the length of the wall behind light wooden nightstands. The latter have table lamps, with further room lighting provided by wall sconces that flank the fireplace.
3. Room Goes to the Dark Side
Primary bedroom features a long, rectangular space with dark-colored wooden furnishings, a king-size bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and carpeted flooring. Even with lamps on the side tables, recessed lighting, and a fan light suspended from the ceiling, the room goes to the dark side of the color spectrum.
4. Dark Wood Contrasts with Light-Colored Surfaces
Primary bedroom contrasts dark wood and deep red with the lighter surfaces of the walls, carpet flooring, and ceiling. The space also includes dark wood shutters and crown molding, upholstered furnishings (an armchair, ottoman, and bench), matching nightstands, and a built-in dresser.
5. Lamp Chandelier Suspended Over Wooden Sleigh Bed
Primary bedroom features a wooden sleigh bed, a leather single-seat sofa, a floor lamp, and matching wooden nightstands with table lamps. The space also includes a large area rug spread over dark hardwood flooring, a lamp chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling, and large French windows with thick drapes.
6. Cheval Floor Mirror Stands in Corner of Bedroom
Primary bedroom features a fireplace with a white mantle that complements the beige walls and white tray ceiling. The space also includes distressed nightstands with table lamps, an upholstered headboard with dark wood trim, a cheval floor mirror, an upholstered sofa, and a large area rug spread over hardwood flooring.
7. Woven Area Rug Spread Over Light Hardwood Flooring
White walls and ceiling with light hardwood flooring combine to give this primary bedroom a light and airy feel. The space also includes a woven area rug, light wood nightstands, a pendant light fixture, and windows that draw in plenty of natural light.
8. Irregular-Shaped Space Features Sitting Area
Primary bedroom makes the most of its irregular shape with a sitting area near bay windows featuring upholstered chairs with a candlestick chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling. The space also includes matching upholstered headboards for bed and bench, a large fireplace with wall-mounted TV, and an area rug spread over hardwood flooring. The walls have a gray patterned wallpaper and white wainscoting to complete the traditional-style look.
9. Built-In Bench Extends Length of Wall Under Row of Windows
Primary bedroom features a long cushioned built-in bench, under a row of windows, that stretches the length of one wall. The space also features an area rug spread over hardwood flooring, light blue walls, a candlestick crystal chandelier, and wainscoting.
10. Aged-Effect Flooring Adds Unique Textured Look
Traditional-style bedroom with a tall ceiling features a candlestick chandelier, area rug spread over aged-effect hardwood flooring and floral-patterned wallpaper with a gray trim and ceiling. The space also includes a green upholstered bench, nightstands flanking the bed and a dark wood dresser.
11. Plush Bedroom Luxuriates in Turquoise and Gold
Traditional bedroom features a light blue-green, floral-patterned wallpaper in combination with thick, gold-bordered turquoise drapes. The space also includes a plush upholstered headboard, an area rug spread over dark hardwood flooring, a floral-pattern upholstered reading chair with a side table, and a golden candlestick crystal chandelier.
12. Candlestick Chandelier Suspended from Tray Ceiling
Primary bedroom features a candlestick chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling painted with beige panels and white trim. The traditional-style space has a queen-size bed with an upholstered headboard on an area rug spread over hardwood flooring. Furnishings include a dark wooden dresser and side table with two ottomans at the end of the bed and another placed in an alcove with an armchair.
13. Cushioned Headboard Color Matches Beige Bed Bench
This primary bedroom features beige walls, beige cushioned headboard and bench over a white area rug spread over hardwood flooring. The space also includes an upholstered sofa, wooden side tables with lamps and a wooden dresser. The windows are covered with light blue drapes.
- Designed by: Wayfair
14. Gray-Green Walls Offset Cream-Colored Furnishings
Primary bedroom features green-gray walls that offset beige and cream-colored furnishings and carpet flooring. The space includes a cushioned headboard flanked by chic nightstands, an upholstered armchair, and a rotating fan suspended from a tray ceiling.
- Designed by: Wayfair
15. Corner Space Decked Out in Shades of Gray
Primary bedroom features aged-effect furnishings, including a queen-size bed with built-in storage drawers, two dressers, and a nightstand. The space also includes a cushioned headboard, light gray walls, and a light-colored area rug spread over hardwood flooring.
- Designed by: Wayfair
16. White End Wall Offsets Color on Two Light Gray Walls
Primary bedroom features two light gray walls broken up with a white end wall and a woven area rug spread over light tile flooring. The space also includes a wood-top console table, glass and metal nightstands, an upholstered headboard, an ottoman, and a large potted plant.
- Source: Trulia
17. French Doors Open to Outside Patio Area
Primary bedroom features a candlestick pendant light fixture suspended from a white cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. The space also includes white wainscoting with beige walls, a fireplace, and wide-plank hardwood flooring. A large abstract painting hangs on one wall, while another has French doors that open to an outside patio area.
Primary bedroom features a white tray ceiling with recessed lighting and a gray area rug spread over hardwood flooring. One white wall is entirely covered in wainscoting, while another wall with curtained windows is painted gray. The space also includes an upholstered bench, two wooden nightstands with lamps, and a dresser.
- Designed by Walker Home Design
19. Built-In Shelving Flanks Sitting Alcove
Primary bedroom features a geometrically patterned light area rug spread over dark tile flooring. The space also includes a queen-size bed with a light wooden headboard and frame, a dark wood dresser and nightstands, and built-in book shelves flanking a sitting alcove with windows.
20. Lamp Chandelier Suspended from Tray Ceiling
Traditional primary bedroom features a lamp chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling with carpet and hardwood flooring. The symmetrical design also includes two patterned benches at the end of the queen-size bed, with matching nightstands set up under curtained windows. A dresser with a mirror and lamp is set up on one side of the room.
- Designed by Stanley Martin Homes
21. Brass Accents Contrast with Neutral Color Palette
Traditional bedroom features a circular mirror with a brass frame mounted above a wooden headboard. More brass is used in the legs of an upholstered bench at the end of the bed and in the base of a lamp on a table between two upholstered armchairs. The carpeted space is illuminated by three table lamps as well as a candlestick chandelier suspended from the ceiling.
- Designed by Cassy Young Decorating Den Interiors Athens GA
22. Two-Seater Sofa Matches Beige Color of Cushioned Headboard
Traditional primary bedroom features a two-seater beige sofa that matches the cushioned headboard of the queen-size bed. The space also includes an area rug spread over carpet flooring with a vanity makeup table, side tables and a coffee table all in dark wood.
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