Master Bedroom Design Ideas
Everyone loves to visit model homes and furniture showrooms, getting to experience a perfectly designed room that you dream of having one day. I mean who hasn’t thought of what it would be like to have a beautiful master bedroom like something out of a magazine. A bedroom you look forward to spending time in. While living in a professionally decorated home may not be in your budget you can still use some designer tips and tricks of the trade to create a stunning space for yourself and your family. We’re going to go over some of our favorite Master Bedroom design ideas for 2019.
Some things to remember:
- Stick with timeless master bedroom designs that won’t go out of style
- Beware of anything that’s too trendy
- Choose classic finishes and colors for anything permanent (i.e. flooring, wall paneling, tile, cabinets)
- Make a statement with furnishings, art, and accessories
- Add some architectural detail if you can with trim work
Regardless of your home’s overall design it should reflect who you are and what your style is. Especially in the more personal spaces like your master bedroom and bath. The family room and kitchen and generally the homes most common family hub. Kids, pets, toys, stacks of books, art projects, the TV… everything winds up here at some point. So decorate those room accordingly as their for everyone to use and enjoy. But the master bedroom should be your own personal space, a beautiful sanctuary where you can relax and escape the stress of the outside world. After all, the master bedrooms ultimate use is a place to get some much needed and well deserved sleep.
Top Master Bedroom Designs For 2019
- Look at your basics. A good quality mattress, comfortable pillows and quality bedding are essential.
- Color theory. The colors you choose matter. Serene hues, like pale blues, greens, lavenders and greys, are soothing. Classic black and white never goes out of style, and is easy to switch around. Browns are warm and comforting.
- Accessorize. Once you’ve got a color palette and the basics done, choose accessories that are useful and relaxing. Good lighting – overhead fixtures and lamps – think practical and decorative. A reclining chair is perfect for creating a cozy reading nook or cuddle corner.
- Indulge yourself. This is your personal space, so feel free to be whimsical… intense accent colors, animal prints, playful patterns, inspiration from hobbies, travel or a special location. Go for an upholstered headboard in a luxurious fabric or a dramatic wallpaper that feels decadent. It’s your space, make it special.
- Organization is key. Once the hectic pace of life takes over, you’ll be so grateful that your closet is organized, the dresser is neat, and everything has a place. It requires some discipline, but hanging clothes up and putting things away will make you feel less stressed.
- The spa bath. The bathroom is a great way to give yourself a little luxury. Organic materials like marble or granite add a sense of grounded sophistication, while good quality accessories and fixtures can make your master bath feel like it’s in a 4-star hotel. Match your towels to the colors you chose for the bedrooms so there is a sense of continuity.
Our Top Master Bedroom Design Ideas | 2019
Modern Master Bedroom Design
Conventional master bedroom design ideas tend to stay on the serene and soothing side, but if that approach leaves you feeling bored, buck the trend and go for a modern bedroom design instead. Large vertical wall panels with horizontal wood instantly pep up this modern gray bedroom design. Coordinating your headboard and bedding makes for a cohesive look. Gray furniture with a gray area rug stick with the theme. The plush green bed frame also works perfectly as it’s a grayish, neutral shade. Black and white pendant lights are a nice touch and provide plenty of light along side the tract lighting above.
Wood grain porcelain tiles and gray drapes with floor to ceiling glass doors complete this contemporary bedroom design.
Master Bedroom With A View
If your lucky enough to have them then leave the bedroom open to nature with large panoramic windows. A fur blanket warms up the room, balancing the soft floors with plush comfort. “Mornings we can sit here and stare out for hours,” says homeowner Jack Forstadt. If you have a master bedroom with a view then use it. Don’t hide away behind shades or a thick curtain.
A beautiful view is a terrible thing to waste so design around it. Make it a focal point of the room. Position the bed so you can look out over the landscape, trees or waterfront. Of course include shades and or curtains for when you want privacy but when the shades are open makes sure you can see the view from wherever your relaxing.
It’s also a great idea to include a nice sitting area. You may just want to sit comfortably and enjoy the view from time to time. A sitting area is a great place to relax in the morning with a cup of coffee away from the main areas of the home.
Always think comfortable. If you’ve got a great you’ll want to relax and enjoy it.
Pro Tip: Clients often choose furniture that looks great but isn’t always the most comfortable. When it comes to a bedroom that’s a big mistake. The chairs you choose for your sitting area will be sat in. The bed will be laid in. Make sure to try the furniture out before you buy it and be 100% sure it’s right for you.
Monochromatic Master Bedroom Design
One of bedroom design’s biggest trends is the upholstered headboard. One part cozy, many parts chic, a headboard is super comfortable when you’re up late reading, surfing the web or watching a movie. It also breaks up the design and makes the bed the focal point of the room. Shop for one in a durable, neutral fabric, or put the project on your DIY list. And going big here can have a huge payoff like the example shown above.
Another trend worthy of the master bedroom is wall paneling in big, bold patterns. It gives walls an opulence that paint can’t match. Pick an elegant design with a textured look. To keep the look upscale, balance your wall paneling and plush headboard with neutral furnishings. A dramatic take: Do only the wall that your bed rests against with paneling and paint the rest. This is a great way to really make a design pop in just the places you want.
The addition of simple, green plants is always a nice finishing touch to any room and so is the minimalist furniture and gold pendant lighting. Splashes of metallic finishes go far in a monochromatic design.
Master Bedroom Ideas: Enjoy the finer things
The master bedroom should be two things: luxurious and comfortable. Fulfill both with a pale color palette and plush furnishings. The brown sued chairs with table add an earthy element, while the bed side light fixtures and velvet headboard contribute a finer elegance.
Proper wall art is vital to every space, but it may be even more important in bedrooms since you’ll generally have fewer design options available. Whenever possible, use wall décor to anchor each of the distinct areas in your space, such as above the bed or beside some seating. Then, add artwork or a mirror to any walls that feel too blank.
When choosing the art work that will decorate your walls, try to keep variety in mind. Most people tend to go with a neutral, soft pallet in a bedroom as they’re thought to be relaxing colors. Art is where you can go bold and bright. With art you can pretty much choose anything you want and it’ll work. Play with colors, textures and artistic materials. And don’t be afraid to mix different sizes and shapes.
Pro Tip: Give some thought to the frames. Frames are often overlooked but a nice frame says a lot. Will you choose wood or metal. Black, brown, white, metal. Glossy or a flat finish. A thick ornate frame or something slim and modern. When picking frames choose the style that best suites the style of the room, not the artwork.
Box Molding Master Bedroom Trim Style
Adding some architectural detail to a master bedroom is a fantastic design choice.
How do you make a HUGE design impact with wall paneling? You guessed it, by adding trim work called box molding, a form of wall paneling. You know what I love about decorative wall molding? There’s almost no limit to the designs. It makes a great DIY project. And if you have the skill and tools, it’s not that expensive to do by yourself. Because of how flexible the designs are you can add wall paneling to just about any style home and it’ll always look great.
Box molding is one of the simplest and easiest trim styles to design and install. It consists of adding strips of wood to your already existing walls (either with glue, nails or preferably both), and then painting the entire wall to match. You can customize not only the size of the boxes, to be squares, rectangles, or a combination of each, but also the thickness of the boards to achieve just about any look.
You can also add crown molding, base board, or built ins to the box molding for additional detail. Box molding can totally transform the entire look and feel of a master bedroom for very little cost or effort.
Pro Tip: We recommend that you paint the walls and moldings, especially the box molding, all the same color.
Master Bedroom Design Ideas: Moldings
Up next we have applied moldings and a coffered ceiling. Both generally lean a bit more formal than other trim options but can be designed to fit a variety of styles. Again, you have the option to customize the size and style of the moldings as well as the shapes so applied molding, A.K.A. applique, and coffered ceilings, are both quite versatile.
The Applique is a decorative Wall Treatment achieved by trimming the wall with shapes using trim pieces like chair rail. Applied molding isn’t limited to any one section of the wall, far from it, many homes have them all over the walls and even the ceilings and doors. The most common Applique shape is the rectangle. The perfect Applique occurs when all four sides are the same distance apart from the Chair Rail, Baseboard and the next applique or wall. Symmetry is a classic component of applied molding design.
With different size walls in a room you will have to get creative with the shape of each individual applique, ideally you would like all of them to be approximately the same size but in reality it is nearly impossible. Using different combinations of widths and shapes you can achieve a beautiful design. Try to keep symmetry in mind when designing.
The coffered ceiling is a beautiful master bedroom trim choice if you have the ceiling height for it. Generally we need at least 8 1/2′ but you could design a simple version for an 8′. Add in recessed lighting and a center chandelier or ceiling fan.
Pro Tip: When designing complicated moldings for a master bedroom look at tons of reference photos. Find something you really love and use that as a guide. In design we call this a look book.
Master Bedroom Ideas: Focus On The Bed
Make your bedroom an escape from the stress of everyday life by focusing your attention on the bed. A simple way to do this is using a headboard that’s multi-use. Something big enough to conveniently lean against for reading or relaxing in bed. Add some throw pillows to make it look comfy and give the room a design boost. Streamline your room by using a consistent color palette that ties the furnishings together. Add some flair with a thick fur comforter and area rug.
Most importantly think comfort. Choose a bed that’s big enough and has the right level of firmness. Choosing the right bed is possibly one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. You’ll buy a bed and maybe won’t replace it for a decade or more. It’s a huge decision you’ll have to live with every night of your life. It effects not only your comfort but overall health. Getting good sleep is so important. Don’t go cheap when it comes to a quality mattress. How you dress it up with blankets and pillows is a different discussion, decorating the room matters but not as much as your health.
Pro Tip: Try the actual bed out before you buy it. Don’t order online based on a bed being labeled firm or soft. Actually lay in it before you buy. Better yet, sleep in it. If your ever in a hotel and love the bed, check out the label. Keep in mind hotels buy a special edition mattress for commercial use, so if you order one for your home let the dealer know exactly which model you want. Most manufacturers make the same model mattress for homeowners which is generally cheaper and not as good as the hotel one.
Pro Tip: Once you have the perfect bed make sure to buy the perfect pillow too.
Master Bedroom Horizontal Wall Paneling A.K.A. Shiplap
Next up we take a wood wall paneling design and turn it horizontal. There are different types of horizontal wall paneling, which is the technical term used in construction for wall paneling installed horizontally on the wall, most commonly known as shiplap. However, even though people refer to all horizontal paneling as shiplap, it isn’t, shiplap just happens to be the most well known kind because you see it used all the time on TV. In this article we’ll be discussing actual shiplap.
What makes shiplap so incredibly popular is how great it looks and how versatile it is, which makes it a perfect material to use in a master bedroom. Shiplap can be used on feature walls like the example wall, on all the walls, or only one. With shiplap you have a ton of flexibility, it looks great pretty much wherever you use it although we do prefer to use it sparingly as an accent rather than on every wall.
Many homeowners are willing to spend a small fortune for a feature wall made of authentic, reclaimed shiplap. For some people, the more weathered, the better. But in most cases it’s painted white which means you can use new material that comes primed from the factory.
Many of the shiplap clad interiors you see on TV, online or in magazines are shiplap inspired and not the real thing. Whether a wall is covered with new or old wood, if the boards don’t have that groove for overlapping, it’s technically not shiplap. But at the end of the day, who really cares as long as your walls look great?
Contemporary Master Bedroom Design
More often than not, modern master bedrooms tend to be neutral spaces. After all, who doesn’t want to create a calming environment when a good night’s rest is on the line? But when you have neutral walls and bedding, accent pieces and the overall style become that much more critical for creating a balanced design.
Don’t be afraid to go big with your accents for a contemporary master bedroom but always remember to be tasteful and stick to your style. Often with contemporary design, understated, clean lines can have a bigger impact than bold colors and decorative patterns. Find pieces that stick to shades within your color scheme. Don’t shy away from patterns or prints but keep them within your palette. Choose items that you love; just be sure that they bring your personality into the room.
Bring colors into the room through artwork. A colorful painting looks fantastic in a contemporary space, make sure to keep the frame modern however. Always remember to match the frame to the style of the room.
The wooden wall paneling used here perfectly matches the tone of the floors and bed frame.
Floor to ceiling windows and doors accentuate an incredible view while allowing in tons of natural light.
Master Bedroom Marble Fireplace
Nothing makes a home feel homier than a roaring fireplace. If you’re lucky enough to have one in the master bedroom, try beautifying the surround with marble. The clean marble against the black fireplace is a fantastic look. Surround that with trim work and cast concrete mantle.
Cream colored walls and trim with custom built columns.
Check out that super thick, multi layered crown molding. Try it out if your going for a traditional look.
As with other bedroom styles a comfortable bed is a must and seating area is a huge plus. Wood floors with an area rug is pretty much the standard in new luxury homes built for a reason.
Add colors through artwork and plants. This entire room just works. Notice how all the colors flow together perfectly including the gold finishes and sheen of the metals.
The marble is just the perfect touch. Imagine if the surround were brick, it would completely change the rooms feel. The marble creates a focal point that draws the room together.