Contemporary Bedroom Ideas

Contemporary bedroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a contemporary 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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Contemporary Design Concept Board designed by Sarah Griffin
Contemporary Design Concept BoardDesigned by Sarah Griffin
Artsper2 & Framebridge Design Challenge 2.0 designed by Amber Wilcox
Artsper2 & Framebridge Design Challenge 2.0Designed by Amber Wilcox
Audrey Master designed by Ashley Fuchs
Audrey MasterDesigned by Ashley Fuchs
Bedroom 2 designed by Janae Sullivan
Bedroom 2Designed by Janae Sullivan
2019 - Pink designed by Bailey Rankin
2019 - PinkDesigned by Bailey Rankin
Primary Bedroom designed by Lauren Reis
Primary BedroomDesigned by Lauren Reis
3D Dog Room designed by Stephanie Stutler
3D Dog RoomDesigned by Stephanie Stutler
simple 3 designed by Taylor Gilley
simple 3Designed by Taylor Gilley
Untitled designed by Tinsley mccain
UntitledDesigned by Tinsley mccain
Alexander's Room designed by Cassandra DeVito
Alexander's RoomDesigned by Cassandra DeVito
Jordi's Bedroom designed by Shekiaya Nyarko
Jordi's BedroomDesigned by Shekiaya Nyarko
Master Bedroom designed by Kaela Oden
Master BedroomDesigned by Kaela Oden
Closer Look- Wall Bed designed by Jenni Winter
Closer Look- Wall BedDesigned by Jenni Winter
bdrm6queen designed by sallie tyler
bdrm6queenDesigned by sallie tyler
master Bedroom window option designed by Caroline Osborn
master Bedroom window optionDesigned by Caroline Osborn
Dining Room designed by Hannah McKernan
Dining RoomDesigned by Hannah McKernan
PRIMARY BEDROOM INSPO FINAL designed by Brooke Schwartz
PRIMARY BEDROOM INSPO FINALDesigned by Brooke Schwartz
King Bedroom 2 Paint Plan designed by Inayah McMillan
King Bedroom 2 Paint PlanDesigned by Inayah McMillan
3D Bedroom 5 designed by Showplace Design
3D Bedroom 5Designed by Showplace Design
Brilynn's room (view 2a) designed by Iesha Joseph
Brilynn's room (view 2a)Designed by Iesha Joseph
Bedroom 6 designed by Bailey Rankin
Bedroom 6Designed by Bailey Rankin
Bedroom (copy) designed by Chelsea Reichelderfer
Bedroom (copy)Designed by Chelsea Reichelderfer
Ellie’s room Rendering 1 designed by Brittany Vink
Ellie’s room Rendering 1Designed by Brittany Vink
Bedroom 2 (copy) designed by Bailey Rankin
Bedroom 2 (copy)Designed by Bailey Rankin

Design tips for decorating a contemporary style bedroom

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a contemporary 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 contemporary 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 contemporary 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!
  • Contemporary 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 contemporary style to bring your design vision to life.

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

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a contemporary bedroom design?

The word “contemporary” is often thrown out in the design world, but what does it actually mean? (We thought you’d never ask.) Contemporary interior design is ever-evolving, reflecting current design trends and innovations while maintaining a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic. Unlike our other design styles, contemporary design isn’t tied to a specific time period. Contemporary design borrows elements from modernism, minimalism, and art deco, prioritizing clean lines, neutral color palettes with bold contrasts, and open spaces that promote a sense of calm and order.

To achieve a contemporary look in your bedroom, focus on furniture and accessories that are sleek and streamlined. Furniture should be stylish yet functional, with an emphasis on form and quality materials like glass, metal, and smooth wood. Decor is minimalist but impactful, with statement pieces like large-scale art or sculptural lighting taking center stage. The contemporary style is adaptive and fluid, effortlessly blending elements from various periods and movements to create spaces that are cutting-edge and harmonious.

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