Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to recharge. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for everyone here. And if you're also seeking inspiration for other areas in your home, our bathroom and living room design galleries have hundreds of gorgeous tricks to steal.
In a pattern-happy home, Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham covered the bedroom walls in Sandberg's Raphaël wallpaper. A Tilton Fenwick for Target headboard is upholstered in the duo's Jax fabric for Duralee.
Designer Nina Farmer layered shades of gray with autumnal colors in a New England home's master bedroom. The walls are now sheathed in Phillip Jeffries's soothing silk-and-abaca wallpaper. The custom Roman shades are in a Holland & Sherry print. A Circa Lighting ceiling fixture casts a warm glow reminiscent of the golden leaves on the river birch trees that line the property.
In a Florida pied-à-terre, walls in Benjamin Moore's Salmon Peach contrast with curtains in a green Norbar Fabrics linen and a Dash & Albert rug.
With eight walls to work with, Charleston decorator Angie Hranowsky softened harsh angles with a bold Élitis wallpaper. A sculptural adds some geometry of its own in a neutral white.
In a Florida guest bedroom, designer Tammy Connor covered twin headboards in Matteo's nubby Knot throws to amp up texture. She also made a graphic pattern on the wall out of vintage spools of thread.
A family home's master bedroom "has a cocooned, tree house feeling," says designer Chloe Warner. Oly's Willa bed is topped with shams in a checked pattern by Chelsea Textiles and a lumbar pillow in a Lee Jofa linen.
A master bedroom designed by Elizabeth Kennedy and Ray Booth celebrates softness. It features an upholstered headboard from Joseph Company and bedding made from Rogers & Goffigon fabrics. Two skirted chairs by McAlpine for Lee Industries sit beside a custom steel-frame mirror, hand-silvered by R Squared. The ceiling fixture from Remains Lighting is one of several lanterns in the house.
Graceful prints and a muted palette lend quiet intimacy to a guest bedroom in a mountain getaway. The walls and valances are in a Brunschwig & Fils hound-dog toile. An antique needlepoint of terriers watches over the room.
Zoffany wallpaper frames a niche in a colorful Texas home's guest bedroom. Antique furniture and white bedding balances out the bold walls.
Architectural flat-file cabinets in his small bedroom give owner John Mayberry a surface for drawing as well as storage for completed works.
In an Atlanta cottage designed by Shon Parker, a vintage Ralph Lauren Home bed rests on an antique Afshar rug; the ceiling is in Benjamin Moore's Woodlawn Blue.
Walls in Benjamin Moore's Clearlake are overlaid with a white-palm motif in a Florida bedroom. A portrait of the designer's mother holding her dog hangs over the canopy bed.
To create a calming atmosphere in a California vacation home, designer Frances Merrill brought in neutral colors, including a floor painted in Benjamin Moore's Rockport Gray. A Blu Dot Dodu bed in oatmeal wool felt and boudoir pillows in Kerry Joyce's Rigoletto velvet add texture, and the bedside lamps are from West Elm.
Don't overlook a DIY project. Justina Blakeney designed the curvy headboard with built-in nightstands for her "Jungalow". The bed is dressed in a Matteo duvet cover and a vintage Moroccan wedding blanket. The rug is by Blakeney for Loloi. The ceramic pendant lamp and artwork are vintage.
Lilac runs throughout a Park Avenue apartment, including the master bedroom's custom headboard and hummingbird wallpaper by Cole & Son. Linens from Restoration Hardware cover the bed, and the swing-arm light is from Vaughan. Pottery Barn's Duncan Diamond rug adds a neutral counterpoint to a room filled with pattern and color.
In the master bedroom of a Charleston guesthouse, the custom cypress platform bed has a roll-out trundle for guests with children. The hand-blown-glass chandelier is by David Taylor. The fur pillows were made from a vintage Pierre Cardin coat.
While this Maryland home features soot gray walls, a regal canopy adds a fanciful touch to a girl's bedroom. Glass nesting tables from Donghia offer a sleek contrast. Nevis curtains by Lady Ann Fabrics are trimmed in a Samuel & Sons pom-pom fringe.
Designer Lindsey Coral Harper piles on patterns in her Manhattan bedroom, with Quadrille's Bali Isle wallpaper and a Jayson Home chair covered in Madeline Weinrib's Daphne ikat. The Madison headboard from Lamshop is upholstered in Kravet's Guilty Pleasure. The wardrobe and stool, in a Duralee fabric, are vintage Milo Baughman. An Ikea armoire has hardware from Nest Studio.
Perfectly paired linens bring this elegant master suite together. The exterior canopy and bed skirt are in Manuel Canovas's Solange fabric, and Leontine Linens' bedding has a curvaceous border that visually anchors the bed in the ethereal space. Tufted armchairs upholstered in Holland & Sherry's Kensington wool felt face a TV that slides out from under the bed.
In a Hamptons bedroom by Lisa McFadden, two lively fabric patterns from Designers Guild call on a similar palette in different scales. The tulip print, Mei P'ing, graces the twin beds and Roman shade, while a geometric fabric covers the benches.
"This room was inspired by Charleston's eclectic history as a melting pot of various cultures and religions," designer Cameron Schwabenton says of a 1770s guesthouse. A vintage Bottega Veneta suitcase sits against the rough plaster wall, and the linen and raw-silk canopy creates the illusion of a four-poster bed. The Douglas Balentine drawing over the bed is meant to serve as the room's centerpiece.
In his designer Mackay Boynton created a dramatic backdrop for the bedroom by hanging a valance from the ceiling and along the wall and lining the canopy in a navy-and-white lattice-patterned fabric. The coverlet is an antique suzani, and the monogrammed shams are from Pottery Barn.
The neutral palette throughout a South Carolina home is maintained in the master bedroom, where Michelle Prentice chose Kravet's Wild Silk for the curtains. The four-poster bed is from Hickory Chair. With its many mirrored surfaces, "the room sparkles so much at night, it feels lit by candlelight," the designer says.
The petite scale of the Colonial-era house required designer Jill Sharp Weeks to abandon symmetry and overlap one of the master bedroom's windows with the king-size bed. The upholstered headboard is by Restoration Hardware, and the lamps are from Ralph Lauren Home.
The restoration of a Charleston guesthouse revealed traces of blue pigment on the original lime-washed walls, which inspired the palette of a guest room.
For a wind-scoured, airy feel, designer Tammy Connor gave a beach house bedroom a queen bed made of recycled wood. Framed shore-bird prints from Antonio Raimo Galleries hang in a tight grid, and vintage hurricane lamps were turned into reading sconces by John Turner.
In a Nantucket beach house, the master bedroom walls have a decorative cross-glaze paint finish by Audrey Sterk, and an armchair by the window is the place for taking it all in.
A custom settee covered in cobalt fabric brings a surge of life to the master bedroom in a 1930s Georgian home. The headboard and Roman shades are in Chelsea Editions' Gold Vine.
In a traditional New York home, the curtains are mounted high to emphasize the master bedroom's grand proportions. Quadrille's Henriot Floral is repeated on the headboard, bed skirt, chair, and ottoman. Bed linens, Jane Wilner Designs. Walls in Benjamin Moore's Watercolor Blue.
In a Greenwich Village bedroom, the walls are covered in with stenciled abstract trees, and a brown bedskirt softens the steel four-post bed. The Red Tape bench from Bunny Williams Home is upholstered in Holly Hunt's Take Direction with trim by Passementerie. Stark rug. Egyptian chandelier from Liza Sherman Antiques.
￼The master bedroom in a Beverly Hills home by Mary McDonald is enveloped in a soothing sky blue. Bedding, Schweitzer Linen. Custom headboard. Lamp, Keramis. Bench upholstered in a Carleton V fabric.
"All the color and pattern really make the guest room pop," says designer Betsy Burnham, who added a vintage Suzani headboard and Moroccan rugs to this patterned bedroom.
A 19th-century Indian rug from Rugs & Art was the inspiration for this master bedroom's soft palette. Bed by Posse Furniture. Sheets by Deborah Sharpe Linens. Throw from Jayson Home. Vintage lamp from Downtown. Curtains in S. Harris's Tibet silk with Lee Jofa's Vintage Link trim. Walls throughout the house are painted in Benjamin Moore's White Dove.
Deep walls create a restful, rela feel in this bedroom. Designer Garrow Kedigian transformed an antique four-poster bed with a canopy made from Kravet Couture's Cadence fabric. Pillows in fabrics by Etro, Templeton, and Garrow Kedigian for Peter Fasano. Joshua Tall tables by Jayson Home. Custom bench in Etro's Enrico. Rug, Stark.
Vintage posters create a bold alternative to a headboard in the master bedroom of a Los Angeles home. Kerry Joyce's Petite Fleur fabric for the curtains and a Formations bench introduce "a deeper beige, for intimacy," says designer John De Bastiani. A George Smith armchair in Holland & Sherry's Pyrnees pairs with a table from Dessin Fournir. Christopher Spitzmiller lamps. Walls painted in Farrow & Ball's Wevet.
In the master bedroom of a Swedish summer home, the steeply pitched roof became even more dramatic with the addition of patterned panels (which were upholstered in Pindler's Alessia). The vintage bench is covered in a Duralee fabric.
The master bedroom in an Ann Arbor home gets an urbane look thanks to dramatic ebony walls (Acacia Grass by Ralph Lauren Home), and an upholstered bed from ABC Carpet & Home. Modern Border duvet and shams by DwellStudio. Bara Cash mere throw by Madeline Weinrib. Curtains in Restoration Hardware's Belgian Textured linen.
"I added mirrors to both sides of every door upstairs to brighten the space," designer Michelle Adams says of her Michigan home. The guest room's bohemian vibe was inspired by the Gigi Stoll photograph. Bedding by Matouk. Calico's Jamil cotton covers its Zoe ottoman and Ralph Lauren Home's Beckford lamps. Walls painted in Tibetan Jasmine by Ralph Lauren Paint.
"I'm a pushover for gingham curtains," says designer Jeffery Bilhuber. Made of Chelsea Textiles' Large Check, they create a focal point in the master bedroom of this colorful farmhouse. Custom Radius headboard upholstered in Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Kabba Kabba. Bedside tables, Restoration Hardware. Custom bench covered in Toyine Sellers's Quatre. Wing chair covered in HB Luxe's Natural Strata. Waitsfield rug by Woodard & Greenstein. Chandelier, Circa Lighting. Walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Colony Green.
In an elegant Manhattan apartment, designers Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman nixed curtains but kept the room cozy. Walls in Madison Sheer by Rose Tarlow Melrose House and a headboard covered in Lee Jofa's La Fiorentina stand in for the warmth of drapes. Embroidered bed linens from Julia B. and vintage stools covered in Jasper's Remy.
"Aqua is elegant and flattering. You feel pretty in this bedroom, and pretty never goes out of style." In the master bedroom of this formal Long Island home, Tiffany blue walls — Benjamin Moore's Blue Bonnet — are a cool counterpoint to the deeper hues in the fabrics, from Scalamandré's Chi'en Dragon for the bed and curtains to Osborne & Little's Limpopo on the stool. Vintage swivel chairs are covered in Kravet's Soleil. Table lamps, from Circa Lighting, sit atop bedside tables from Oomph. The bed linens are by Jane Wilner.
Inside this Vermont Farmhouse's master bedroom sits a Gwendoline spindle bed by Bradshaw Kirchofer, handmade from solid pine. It is accompanied by a small table from Ballard Designs. The room's chair is upholstered in Kravet's Versailles velvet, and all is surrounded by leaf wallpaper by Katie Ridder. The modern Classic sconce on the wall is from Shades of Light, grounded with a Montreaux carpet by Stark.
Going for "calm, clean, ethnic chic," designer Nathan Turner mixed two Muriel Brandolini fabrics with muted metallic prints for the guest bedroom's walls and bed of this retro-colored home. The bedding — Leontine Linens — is implemented once more.
In the master bedroom of this 1930s Bel Air home, walls and headboard upholstered in Jasper's Indian Flower fabric create a fresh, breezy backdrop for fine antiques, such as this neoclassical wooden chest of drawers from Kristen Buckingham. The vintage Italian lamp sitting atop the dresser is from Eccola, and the bedding is Leontine Linens.
Paintings by local artists hang in the bedroom of this Nantucket boathouse, designed by Gary McBournie. The headboard is upholstered in Peter Fasano's Reef, and the Athena bed linens are by Yves Delorme. A handwoven mohair throw, by Nantucket Looms, lays on top of the bed.
In this diminutive bedroom, designed by Elizabeth Pyne, antique bird prints, Matouk linens, and Christopher Spitzmiller's Aurora lamp subtly stand out from walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Snow Angel. The custom headboard is upholstered in Thibaut's Hampton Ponds.
Pattern, pattern everywhere — Persian Pear wallpaper by Joanna Rock envelops the master bedroom in a Lake Michigan house designed by Martin Horner of Soucie Horner. The Simla sleigh bed from Robert Lighton is accented with throw pillows from Lynda O'Connor and Max & Company on top of embroidered pillow shams by Jed Johnson. Wisteria's Moorish chest doubles as a night table. Rug by Oscar Isberian.
In the master bedroom of an Birmingham, Alabama, apartment decorated by Doug Davis and Hannon Kirk Doody, a pair of chairs by Lee Industries is covered in the company's Serengeti with leather piping.
In the master bedroom of a New York apartment decorated by Amanda Nisbet, Holland & Sherry's boiled wool was used for the curtains and headboard to create a cozy and enveloping feel. Custom Cool Rugs' Opaque carpet "adds a little excitement." Walls in Benjamin Moore's Aura in White Chocolate.
Designer Benjamin Dhong wanted the master bedroom in a California house to feel like an elegant tree house. Restoration Hardware's Josephine bed is curtained with Sahco's Lara linen. Valance, Classic Cloth's Nottingham II cut velvet.
In his, Scot Meacham Wood designed his cozy headboard as a buffer to San Francisco's chilly nights. The nailhead trim is smartly repeated atop grosgrain ribbon under the picture rail. Walls in Benjamin Moore Aura in Fresh Clay are the color of Wood's preferred Scottish breakfast tea. Carriage light fixture by Visual Comfort.
In the master bedroom of a house in California wine country decorated by Stephen Shubel, the small-scale pattern of C&C Milano's Gentleman Pied de Poule on a pair of Wisteria X-base stools plays against the bold blue-and-white stripe on Restoration Hardware's Directoire bed. Carpet by Stark.
Spicy orange energizes the master bedroom in a Bahamas house decorated by Amanda Lindroth. China Seas' Lysette linen covers the walls, and the headboard is upholstered in a Norbar canvas. Meridian bed linens, Matouk. Hamilton table, Bunny Williams.
In a Shingle Style beach house in Long Island, New York, walls in the master bedroom are covered in Donghia's Silk Texture II, and the ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore Regal Select in Night Horizon to dramatize the soaring space. The horizontal stripes on the curtains, Hines & Company's Malabar, "mimic the horizon line," designer Rob Southern explains. Custom chaise in Great Plains' Weathered by Holly Hunt. Bed linens, Schweitzer Linen.
In Susanna Salk's Connecticut lake house, vintage beams accentuate the bedroom's soaring ceiling. Duvet cover from West Elm.
In the master bedroom of a Los Angeles house, taupe and lavender harmonize with an ivory bed-curtain treatment of crisply pleated Shabby Lin Délavé linen by Pierre Frey. For a dash of European drama, designer Mary McDonald used Veneto linen by Quadrille on the headboard and bed skirt and as an accent on her custom-designed armchairs covered in Castel's Cora fabric. "It's a contemporary play on the old-world upholstery style, where the center panel of a chair might be done in a tapestry or needlepoint," the designer says.
The gentleman's-club tone of son Daniel's room in designer Annie Brahler's Jacksonville, Illinois, house speaks to the teenager's interest in British history. His mother, designer matched Behr paint and a Jonathan Adler Union Jack rug to colors on a Vuitton bag.
In the master bedroom of a Northern California house, a much-loved duvet cover already owned by the client was Matthew Leverone's jumping-off point. He pulled the soft, silvery blue out of its pattern for the walls, in Benjamin Moore's Aura in Silver Mist, and used a complementary fabric, Angle Lane from Robert Allen, for curtains and shades. John Robshaw's Roti pillow looks playful atop a chair in Pindler & Pindler's Ghent.
De Gournay's Sans Souci, a hand-painted silk wallcovering, turns a New York City master bedroom decorated by Miles Redd into a little paradise. The valances around the window and mirror add an exotic touch and are upholstered in the same fabric as the headboard and window-seat cushion, Extra Silk by Isaac Mizrahi for S. Harris. Bedding, Schweitzer Linen. Ceiling in Benjamin Moore's Blue Angel.
In Eric Stonestreet's master bedroom, decorated by Nathan Turner, lavender accents contrast against walls in Phillip Jeffries's Donegal Grey tweed.
In Amanda Lindroth's Bahamas house, a ceiling-high canopy of white eyelet is a grand gesture in a guest room. Bed linens, Matouk.
In a Sonoma house decorated by Rela Gleason, the master bedroom was designed around the antique mizuya chest, with its bold iron hardware. A vintage "boot" trunk from an old English automobile stands at the foot of a contemporary bed upholstered in indigo chenille. Bed linens by Garnet Hill. Wall lights by Restoration Hardware.
Custom black paint by Fine Paints of Europe sets off a magnificent bed in the master bedroom of a Chicago townhouse decorated by Steven Gambrel. The voluminous canopy and hangings are in Corelli cotton from Fabricut with Scalamandré tape trim, and the bed frame is upholstered in Lockett from Stark. Pendant lanterns, Circa Lighting.
In a small New York City apartment, Nick Olsen designed a Moorish arched headboard in shiny red leather with lavender piping to contrast with the bedroom's matte walls in Fine Paints of Europe Eurolux Interior Matte in Navy Blue. A Directoire-style desk doubles as a night table. Vintage chair covered in a suede from Global Leathers. Bed linens, Frette.
In a Lake Forest, Illinois, house full of strong rooms, the master bedroom's pale colors offer a serene respite. designer Ruthie Sommers began with the patterned rug from Melrose Carpet and the striped Acanthus wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. The matching headboard and bed skirt are in Madeleine by Carleton V with Samarkand trim by Old World Weavers.
For an air of calm seclusion in a Pacific Northwest house, "almost everything in the master bedroom is hushed," Markham Roberts explains. He hung an antique Persian camel saddlebag above an Edelman suede bolster at the head of the built-in platform bed. An antique textile from Jordan acts as a coverlet.
In the master bedroom of a New York City apartment decorated by Philip Gorrivan, the rich hue of a Roberto Giulio Rida cabinet is reiterated on the bed, upholstered in Sultan velvet by Stark. Rosewood mirror by Jean Bérenger de Nattes. The warm browns are an earthy counterpoint to the peacock-blue wallcovering by Maharam.
The master bedroom in a Florida house is "soft, subtle, and refined," designer Marshall Watson says. "It invites light, air, and the silvery reflections from the water." The focal point is the Lancaster bed from his Continental collection for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, inspired by the architecture of Georgian buildings he had seen in London.
"I like the serenity of pure white linens and very soft, muted colors," designer Brooke Davenport says of the master bedroom in her Los Angeles house. The custom headboard is upholstered in a Scalamandré linen, and the Minotti chaise longue is covered in a Donghia fabric. Custom nightstands and mirrors. Lamps, Ralph Lauren Home. Cocoon silk duvet over Sferra bed linens. Bone mirror above bed, JF Chen.
In a Newport Beach, California cottage designed by Peter Dunham, an Alexander Calder print and Sultan's Suzanni bedding by Martyn Lawrence Bullard inject a fanciful air in the guest bedroom.
Designer Benjamin Dhong balanced the "masculine strength" of the custom bed in a San Francisco row house with a vintage Curtis Jere brass porthole mirror and gold Murano glass lamps by Steve Jensen from William Switzer: "I like the geometry of clean, straight lines and hard angles, but it can be oppressive. Circular elements are compelling and very human.
Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard's canopied Jaipur bed in the master bedroom was inspired by a bed that belonged to Babe Paley. His Adras Ikat Print pillows add a revved-up mix of the house's pink, blue, and yellow palette.
The bedroom is a study in contrasts. The ceiling, painted in Farrow & Ball's high-gloss Hague Blue, appears even more reflective about the soft matte texture of the red Hudson Bay blanket by Woolrich. The ornately carved midcentury Italian starburst mirror punctuates the plain expanse of wall painted Benjamin Moore's Coventry Gray. Glimmering nailheads outline Hickory Chair's Chelsea Bed by Thomas O'Brien.
In a New York modernist beach house decorated by Christina Murphy, the master bedroom's knockout punch is a dramatically overscale headboard covered in Raoul Textiles' Exoticus Elephant Leaf.
In the master bedroom of a San Francisco Victorian, Ralph Lauren Home's Sloane Stripe wallpaper "provides relief from the heavily ornamented bed," designer Ken Fulk says. Antique Asian hatboxes serve as nightstands. Fulk's smart double Roman shade offers variable light control by layering opaque linen duck over translucent grass cloth.
In designer Kelee Katillac's master bedroom in Kansas City, Missouri, the mats on the Piranesi Grand Tour engravings and framed fabric behind the bed are the same silk blend as the curtains, Sophia, from Katillac's Couture Collection. The Greek key trim is custom-embroidered.
In this little girl's room by Ken Fulk Design, white faux patent leather headboards were custom-made. The black-and-white bedding completes the look of the bed.
At the foot of a very chaste antique American bed in a bedroom of an 1820 Colonial house in New Jersey designed by Albert Hadley, one of a pair of English Regency benches, wearing its original flaking paint. The freshly painted bed completely folds up — webbing, canopy, side rails, and all!
A suzani bedspread from eBay and a Venetian-inspired headboard covered in Nouvelle Orleans, a cut velvet from Clarence House that looks like ironwork, add exoticism to the master bedroom in a Brooklyn townhouse designed by Jonathan Berger. The Napoleon III rope ottoman covered in an Aubusson tapestry is from Henri Vanhoenacker Antiques.
With a cool dip of color and a bright splash of pattern, an attic-like space in a Hamptons cottage became a lofty and restful haven. Designer Leslie Klotz found the quilt at a Brimfield summer antiques show, the accent pillow in Venice. Lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller. Wall color is Spring Mint and trim is Light Touch, both by Benjamin Moore.
For this guest room in a Nantucket cottage, designer John Willey took a 1960s colors combination — aqua and orange — and updated it. Walls are Benjamin Moore's Lido Green. The Straw Woven throw and Maharaja Golden bolster are by John Robshaw.
To add punch to the master bedroom of an Old Greenwich, Connecticut, house, designer Lee Ann Thornton upholstered a bench in an orange linen, Tuska/19 from Malabar. The John Robshaw print on the throw pillows reinforces the orange theme. The bed is upholstered in Stella Sand from Lulu DK. Lantern and nightstands from Mecox Gardens.
This large guest room in a Charlotte, North Carolina, house, needed graphic punch. Designer Lindsay Coral Harper started with the Stark carpet, and ended with the Greek Key pendant light from C. Bell. Walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Van Deusen Blue. Vintage nightstands are from Liza Sherman; Julia B. bedding.
A 1970s Kreiss headboard in Clarence House's Flowering Quince dresses up the master bedroom, as does Blake's collection of vintage embroidered footstools and pillows. "The room was going a little girly, but the Rorschach-like art by Adam Helms pushed it in the other direction," designer Steven Sclaroff says.
In the master bedroom of a comfortable family house, an antique door is the headboard, a trick designer Kay Douglass often uses to add interest while taking up less space in the room. Ivy-patterned pillowcases are custom-made from Galbraith & Paul fabric. The pair of Earl chairs are from South of Market. Walls are Seapearl by Benjamin Moore.
A guest bedroom in designer Ken Fulk's Provincetown, Massachusetts, house, is vibrant with color — John Robshaw bedding, paintings by Marion Vinot. Ari side table, Oly Studio.
The natural and muted tones of whites, grays, and blues in this bedroom were chosen by homeowners Harriet Maxwell MacDonald and Andrew Corrie for a casual yet refined look in their Shelter Island beach home.
Two mostly black vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases propped on wood blocks and topped with a tray serve as a night table in this master bedroom designed by Ken Fulk. The bedding is black-and-white with stripes and plaid.
Orange bedding accents brighten a white guest room in a San Francisco row house decorated by Benjamin Dhong.
"I love the hard geometry of the chest next to the frilly curtains," Olsen says. To add a soft touch to the metal Heimdal bed from Ikea, he slipcovered a length of foam in Schumacher's Hong Kong for a headboard. Duvet cover and pillow shams by Schweitzer Linen. Because of their large scale, Mercury glass lamps from Circa Lighting make an impact. They're set on vintage end tables — originally brown, Olsen repainted them a bright Chinese red, "because every room needs a touch of red."
In the bedroom of a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment designed by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company, Ikea's Brimnes bed has drawers underneath, for more storage.
In designer Stephen Shubel's California cottage, Mann-O-Print curtains frame the guest room's shipshape berth with built-in drawers. The Louis XVI portrait is a photocopy paper assemblage by Wood Biggs.
In the master bedroom of designer Kathryn M. Ireland's Ojai home, it's pattern on pattern. The bedspread is Ireland's Ikat red fabric and the pillows are a mixture of her fabrics. The curtains are her Floral Jacquard Killip. Blue cashmere throw form J. Roaman. The lampshade is made from a Robert Kime fabric, 12 Colors. Carpet is wall-to-wall wool sisal.
Having admired diamond-shaped windows in stately old Syracuse houses, designer Thom Filicia introduced several in this lake house bedroom in Skaneateles as a repeating motif: "I like how they float in a wall." This one punctuates a screen wall between master bedroom and shower. On the bed, an orange duvet from Serena & Lily warms up a blue one from John Robshaw. The adjoining bathroom has twin Kohler vanities and Arhaus mirrors.
Designers Hattie Wolfe and Abby Rizor made the most of the space in this master bedroom by moving the bed to the center of the room.
Designer Mary McDonald covered one wall in the bedroom of a Los Angeles home in Ralph Lauren gray suiting wool to make it feel cozy, but painted the other walls Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams to keep it light. Bed linens are from Williams-Sonoma. Pillows are of vintage silk necktie fabrics from F&S Fabrics.
Designer Frank DelleDonne designed the headboard and covered it in Royal Suede by Edelman Leather. Sferra bedding; Ralph Lauren blanket.