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San Junipero DC designed by Becca Kessel
San Junipero DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Minimalist Bedroom Template designed by Spoak
Minimalist Bedroom TemplateDesigned by Spoak
Studio - Rusty Boho  designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Studio - Rusty Boho Designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Salam Hello DC designed by Becca Kessel
Salam Hello DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Bedroom designed by Denise Sinaga
BedroomDesigned by Denise Sinaga
version 2 designed by Talia Cohanim
version 2Designed by Talia Cohanim
May Me designed by Kate White
May MeDesigned by Kate White
Bedroom - Design Board 2 designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Bedroom - Design Board 2Designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Master Bedroom designed by Kristi Kautz
Master BedroomDesigned by Kristi Kautz
San Junipero designed by Shellie Kemp
San JuniperoDesigned by Shellie Kemp
Looking at the Bed designed by Arielle Kouffman
Looking at the BedDesigned by Arielle Kouffman
Norwegian Wood DC designed by Becca Kessel
Norwegian Wood DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Pink Studio Room designed by Spoak
Pink Studio RoomDesigned by Spoak
Urban Outfitters Thingology designed by Carly Johnston
Urban Outfitters ThingologyDesigned by Carly Johnston
Bedroom daydream designed by Melanie Thomas
Bedroom daydreamDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Bedroom - A designed by Brea Camille
Bedroom - ADesigned by Brea Camille
HAUSTILE Design Challenge designed by bailla wink
HAUSTILE Design ChallengeDesigned by bailla wink
Mix & Match designed by Shannon Stucke
Mix & MatchDesigned by Shannon Stucke
Salam Hello Design Challenge designed by Chela Shiroma
Salam Hello Design ChallengeDesigned by Chela Shiroma
Primary Bedroom designed by Virginia Bennice
Primary BedroomDesigned by Virginia Bennice
Modern Neutrals Bedroom designed by Dawn McIntyre
Modern Neutrals BedroomDesigned by Dawn McIntyre
Master 2 designed by Tiffany Skyberg
Master 2Designed by Tiffany Skyberg
GUEST ROOM designed by Talia Cohanim
GUEST ROOMDesigned by Talia Cohanim
Moody bedroom designed by Ivonne Ortiz
Moody bedroomDesigned by Ivonne Ortiz

Design tips for decorating a mid century modern style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the mid century modern aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a mid century modern 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 mid century modern 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 mid century modern 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!
  • Mid century modern 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 mid century modern style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your mid century modern 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 mid century modern bedroom design?

Mid-century modern interior design celebrates the aesthetic of the mid-20th century, characterized by organic shapes, clean lines, vibrant pops of color. This style reflects a love for sleek, timeless designs and an emphasis on both form and function making it a great design style choice for contemporary living.

The style's genesis post-World War II was a creative rebuttal to the period's austerity, with visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and George Nelson at the forefront. These designers embraced novel materials such as molded plywood, fiberglass, and plastic to forge furniture that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also lightweight, durable, and accessible. Their work often featured futuristic elements reminiscent of space-age aesthetics, including aerodynamic forms and motifs like boomerang patterns and starbursts. Iconic mid century modern furniture pieces include platform beds, tulip bases for tables and chairs, and egg-shaped lounge chairs.

To achieve a mid century modern style in your bedroom, look for pieces with tapered legs, streamlined silhouettes, and organic curves. Furniture pieces are often made of teak, walnut, or rosewood, with polished finishes and fluid forms. You can add mid-century flair with accessories like a statement sculptural light fixture or funky wall art featuring geometric or abstract patterns. Don't be afraid to experiment with color and vibrant hues. Common mid century modern color palettes include burnt oranges, deep teals, and lime greens mixed with warm neutral creams and beiges. Many mid century modern spaces embrace a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors. If you don’t have outdoor space, consider bringing the outside in with greenery and plants.

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