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Incorporate Moody Color Trend in Light, Bright Bedroom designed by Kathryn Arms
Incorporate Moody Color Trend in Light, Bright BedroomDesigned by Kathryn Arms
Master Bedroom1 designed by Daniela Campoverde
Master Bedroom1Designed by Daniela Campoverde
Primary Bedroom Mood Board designed by Stefanie Fisher
Primary Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Stefanie Fisher
Dark tales bedroom  designed by Samantha Rice
Dark tales bedroom Designed by Samantha Rice
Untitled designed by Laura DeMoor
UntitledDesigned by Laura DeMoor
dreary designed by Christina Viana Mendes
drearyDesigned by Christina Viana Mendes
Bedroom Vibe designed by Lisa Cole
Bedroom VibeDesigned by Lisa Cole

Design tips for decorating a dark style bedroom

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

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

Get creative and have fun with your dark 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 dark bedroom design?

Dark interior design styles embrace moody atmospheres and sophisticated aesthetics through the use of deep color palettes, rich textures, and dim lighting. To achieve a dark bedroom aesthetic, start with paint or wall covering. Walls painted in shades of navy, forest green, or charcoal provide a dramatic backdrop for bold, luxurious furniture and accents in materials like velvet, leather, and dark wood. Metallic finishes in brass or gold can add a touch of glam, while layered lighting creates a cozy, intimate vibe. Decor elements often include abstract art, plush rugs, and statement pieces that stand out against the dark interiors. This style exudes elegance and depth, making spaces feel enveloping and serene.

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