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16 Relaxing Bedroom Ideas (+ How to Copy Them)

relaxing bedroom wood + iron furniture

1. Wood + Iron Furniture

Get the look: For a rustic retreat, pair metal and wood; an iron bed with an oak dresser, for example, carries an organic simplicity with just the right amount of vintage charm for effortless relaxation.

relaxing bedroom with nailhead trim

2. Nailhead Trim

Get the look: Mixing patterns in bedroom interiors doesn’t have to feel loud or chaotic – simply keep the colors subdued and similar. A chevron rug, floral drapes and nailhead baseboard, in soft neutrals, will provide a harmonious depth and cozy appeal.

relaxing bedroom with layered art gallery

3. Layered Art Gallery Wall

Get the look: Find pieces similar in subject, color and style – and use them to fill in any areas of blank wall space. Remember, too, that framed paintings don’t have to be the only form of bedroom art; in a soft shade of beige or off-white, the wall itself also offers a stunning (yet completely calming) point of focus.

relaxing bedroom with deep-button tufting

4. Deep-Button Tufting

Get the look: Deep-button tufting is a hallmark of elegant traditional style – and offers a plush, inviting aesthetic. Incorporate it into a headboard for statement luxury, and complete the traditional look with accent chairs in rich oak and soft upholstery.

relaxing bedroom with marble

5. Marble

Get the look: There’s something so soothing about natural stones, so you really can’t go wrong with marble accents. For ultra-relaxation, look for a soft blend of calming yellows and cool blues and greys.

6. Toasted Pumpkin + Rich Espresso

Get the look: When it comes to orange and brown, remember: all you need is a hint (or two) of this cozy color combo for an effortless way to warm up any space.

relaxing bedroom with exposed brick

7. Exposed Brick

Get the look: Nothing says ‘shabby chic’ quite like layers of feminine frills – and what better way to bring them out than with contrasts of texture? Pair smooth metallics (like iron) and rustic finishes (like brick) with soft rugs and bedding for an effortlessly balanced, charming aesthetic.

relaxing bedroom with fresh plants

8.Fresh Plants

Get the look: Spruce up your style with indoor plants in pots and baskets and unexpected places (like mid-air!) for the ultimate in organic refreshment.

relaxing bedroom with matching lamps

9. Matching Lamps

Get the look: ‘Same’ doesn’t equal ‘boring,’ as proven by these ombre-inspired bedside lamps. To bring out the lighter colors in a rich wood nightstand or area rug, opt for lamp pairs in cooler colors like blue or grey.

relaxing bedroom with plush seating

10. Plush Seating

Get the look: Extra bedroom seating doesn’t have to be reserved for only extra-large bedrooms. In small spaces, align a bedroom bench along the foot of the bed, and style a streamlined accent chair against the wall for comfy seating – without the bulk.

relaxing bedroom with nautical stripes

11. Nautical Stripes

Get the look: Vintage-inspired stripes and colors in elegant accent chairs and decorative boxes offer a casual-chic feel, proving nautical themes aren’t just for children.

relaxing bedroom with traditional details

12. Traditional Details

Get the look: There’s nothing like traditional décor to add soft warmth and a cozy familiarity. For calming, traditional comfort, opt for an intricate patterned rug – and an accent chair with roll arms and French-inspired cabriole legs to seal in the look.

relaxing bedroom with vintage lighting

13. Vintage Lighting

Get the look: Recall the simplicity – and bucolic ambiance – of life on the farm with lanterns, pendants and other forms of vintage lighting.

relaxing bedroom with abstract decor

14. Abstract Decor

Get the look: Just because a bedroom’s décor is thought-provoking, doesn’t mean it can’t also be soothing – as proved by chic paintings in wonderfully refreshing colors and abstract designs.

relaxing bedroom with contrasting designs

15. Contrasting Designs

Get the look: Offset a contemporary bed with an antique bench, a flat-weave rug with a shag throw blanket and a crisp white nightstand with colorful potted plants for aesthetic contrast – and a soothing, Zen-like balance.

relaxing bedroom with spacious storage

16. Spacious Storage

Get the look: Perhaps the most inventive trend to hit bedrooms is the storage bed; chic designs and spacious pull-out drawers make it effortless to keep tidy and melt stress away.

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