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Are you designing a gray bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Bedroom designed by Leydi Ortega
BedroomDesigned by Leydi Ortega
Studio - Rusty Boho  designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Studio - Rusty Boho Designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Bedroom designed by Luzan Prinsloo
BedroomDesigned by Luzan Prinsloo
Bed designed by Lindsay Benton
BedDesigned by Lindsay Benton
Untitled designed by Kara Spurlock
UntitledDesigned by Kara Spurlock
Bedroom designed by Denise Sinaga
BedroomDesigned by Denise Sinaga
version 2 designed by Talia Cohanim
version 2Designed by Talia Cohanim
Bedroom - Design Board 2 designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Bedroom - Design Board 2Designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Luzan Prinsloo
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Luzan Prinsloo
Bedroom - A designed by Brea Camille
Bedroom - ADesigned by Brea Camille
Subtle 'Goth' Apartment Bedroom designed by Jackie Slemmer
Subtle 'Goth' Apartment BedroomDesigned by Jackie Slemmer
Master 2 designed by Tiffany Skyberg
Master 2Designed by Tiffany Skyberg
Master Bedroom Main designed by Chelsea Alysa
Master Bedroom MainDesigned by Chelsea Alysa
Feelin' Gingham designed by bailla wink
Feelin' GinghamDesigned by bailla wink
Moody Bedroom (1.0) designed by Lorie Elrod
Moody Bedroom (1.0)Designed by Lorie Elrod
Dreamy Bedroom designed by Erin Arnold
Dreamy BedroomDesigned by Erin Arnold
Guest Bedroom designed by Ana Prieto
Guest BedroomDesigned by Ana Prieto
Bedroom Concept designed by Christin McNeil
Bedroom ConceptDesigned by Christin McNeil
violet headboard designed by Melanie Thomas
violet headboardDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Project One: Primary Bedroom designed by Kristi Kautz
Project One: Primary BedroomDesigned by Kristi Kautz
Main Bed designed by Madelynn Furlong
Main BedDesigned by Madelynn Furlong
The Green Room designed by Selina Scharr
The Green RoomDesigned by Selina Scharr
Bedroom (copy) designed by diana guo
Bedroom (copy)Designed by diana guo
Peachy Design Challenge designed by Sona Mansharamani
Peachy Design ChallengeDesigned by Sona Mansharamani

Design tips for decorating a gray style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the gray aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a gray bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your gray style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • ** Bedroom Decor**: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

How do you decorate with gray?

From ethereal silvers to deep, commanding charcoals, gray serves as a wonderful neutral foundation in interior design. Celebrated for its sophisticated nature, gray can give your space an air of traditional elegance or contemporary flair. Gray's versatility makes it suitable for nearly any room. In communal spaces like living rooms or kitchens, lighter grays can contribute to a lively and inviting atmosphere. In spaces designed for rest or concentration, such as bedrooms or home offices, darker grays can evoke a sense of tranquility and focus.

Layering various tones of gray in your bedroom, from light to dark, can create a sophisticated and cohesive look. To prevent a gray scheme from feeling flat, introduce a variety of accent colors, textures or patterns. For a timeless look, combine gray with crisp whites or deep blacks. For a pop of vibrancy, consider accenting gray tones with bold colors like mustard, teal, or coral. Combining gray with natural elements like wood, stone, or greenery can soften its coolness and add warmth to the space. Metallic finishes such as silver, gold, or copper beautifully complement gray, adding a touch of luxury and refinement. Metallic light fixtures, picture frames, or decorative items can introduce a glam feel to your space.

The perception of gray paint can significantly change under different lighting conditions. Natural light can enhance its softness, making it feel more airy and open. Though gray paint can often read white in larger rooms, so don’t be afraid to go darker if you want the color to shine.

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