With a dressing room below and a spot for sleeping up top, this two-level bedroom is a kid's dream come true. "It would have been a sad little attic-like space if we didn't make an effort to turn it into a super-groovy teenage girl's room," says designer Katie Maine. The walls are custom printed on Mylar.
Even urbanites can get behind camping at this weekend home in Washington state. Architect Steve Hoedemaker and designer Tim Pfeiffer of outfitted the alfresco bedrooms with creature comforts and, more importantly, all-weather fabric.
Sloping rooflines can feel cramped, but Joe Lucas made them seem cozy in a Jersey Shore guest room by incorporating closets. Tongue-and-groove paneling painted 's Hesperia keeps things light and bright.
"I love the richness of the blues with the shimmer of the silvers and grays," says designer Sara Story of this Park Avenue bedroom. Studio E's Betty wallpaper in Peacock complements the velvety headboard, while Anthropologie's Dandelion Orbit chandelier casts glimmering light across a silver ceiling.
Take a cue from your favorite flannel and pick the coziest pattern around. This North Carolina bedroom combined a Ralph Lauren Home tartan with a Schumacher ticking-stripe fabric on the walls, valances and bed skirt. The pewter jug features flowers from the garden below.
Adults might be jealous of these kid-sized hideaways. The South Carolina bedroom designed by Suzanne Kasler uses PPG Porter Paints' Shrinking Violet on the millwork. The bunks come equipped with Pine Cone Hill blankets and built-in bookshelves for late-night reading.
Turn that awkward corner into your favorite corner with a hanging chair. "It's an ideal place to read or take a nap," says designer Schuyler Samperton of her bedroom perch from the Hangloose Hammock Company.
Not only does the fragrance of gardenias drift in through this guest room's door, but a S&L Designs canopy bed draped with sheer panels in Calvin Fabrics' Clarity also enhance the romance and coziness in the Florida vacation home, designed by Summer Thornton.
The master bedroom in this Massachusetts home, designed by Frank Roop, acknowledges its coastal setting with just the right amount of pattern — from the muted C&C Milano's Laveno Barre Mache window shades to the Designers Guild's Moselle linen-covered walls.
In Eric Stonestreet's master bedroom, decorated by Nathan Turner, lavender accents contrast against walls in Phillip Jeffries' Donegal Grey tweed. All the rich textures makes the room feel safe and secure.
Designer Ramsay Gourd picked out a bold Gwendoline spindle bed by Bradshaw Kirchofer to create a focal point in this Vermont farmhouse bedroom. The contrast between this and the rest of the room's soft colors and velvet fabrics makes it feel like it's out of a fairytale.
Designer Dan Marty always lights a fire in the bedroom of his Los Angeles apartment, even in summer. Like him, his mixed-breed dog, Samantha, is a lover of chairs. She moves from one to the other in his house and store, Dan Marty Design. The bedcover is an antique sari.
"It felt cozy to do pattern on pattern, texture on texture," designer Colleen Bashaw says, of her daughter's bedroom in this Tudor beach house. The side table is draped in a custom pink zebra linen.
For the carriage house of a Saratoga Springs house, designer Nancy Boszhardt had log pole pine beds crafted by Wilde Wood Furniture in Wyoming. They give the space a rustic look.
Ralph Lauren Home's Ashfield Floral wallpaper turns a small guest room in a Hollywood Hills farmhouse into a romantic retreat. "I think the pattern in these bedrooms come right off the wall and gives the room so much texture – they wrap you up and envelope you," designer and owner Tobi Tobin says.
In Harriet Maxwell MacDonald and Andrew Corrie's Shelter Island, New York beach house, the warm wood walls were sanded and covered in a diluted wash. "We kept all the fabrics to natural, muted tones, and it's all the colors you see in the view – whites, grays, blues, a bit of pale pink," MacDonald says. White bed linens look even more crisp and fresh when they're paired with wood.
Designer Connie Newberry loves the warm, cozy look of chintz. The walls in the guest bedroom of her house in New York's Dutchess County were painted Chili Pepper by Benjamin Moore to complement one of her favorite chintzes by Brunschwig & Fils. "I didn't want guests to come in and think they were going to be eaten alive by those giant apples and pears," she says. "So I quilted it to take the edge off."
In a house outside of Seattle, for an air of calm seclusion, "almost everything in the master bedroom is hushed," designer 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 a Washington, D.C., house designed by Barry Dixon, flax curtains cocoon the bedroom and hide all the books. A round beaded Coco lantern by Four Hands draws attention to the tall ceiling and illuminates the reading nook, furnished with Zentique chairs and ottoman.
The master bedroom "feels like the inside of a boat, and the key was to keep it simple and cozy," says Matthew White of his Venice apartment. He designed the screen, made by Il Prato out of their hand-printed paper, to function like a headboard and give the bed a little more substance. The colors repeat the same terra-cottas and blues seen throughout the apartment.
Layered in a rich mix of textures, the master bedroom in an Aspen condo designed by Cheryl Tague has a luxuriously cozy feeling. The duvet cover is a hemp block print from Le Gracieux, Arabesque; the velvet pillows are Rogers & Goffigon's Biarritz; and the fur throw is from Prada. The artwork is mixed media on wood by Kris Coz, who lives in Colorado.
"We love dark, saturated colors, given that so much of our year is spent in winter light," designer Deirdre Heekin says. "They're warm and enveloping." In the bedroom of her Vermont cottage, Benjamin Moore's Iron Mountain provides a dramatic contrast to the white leather Licari Design bed and colorful parrot-print coverlet from Studio Due.
In a Southampton house's master bedroom, the bed is dressed in a mix of blue-and-white linens, including flowered and scalloped pillow shams by D. Porthault. Cushing found the vintage quilt at Woodard & Greenstein. The bedside table is actually a wicker laundry basket from Pier 1 Imports. No space is wasted: A cozy armchair from Hampton Interiors is tucked into a sunny alcove.
Walls in an Austin, Texas, master bedroom are painted Pratt & Lambert's Wolf, a warm gray with a hint of chocolate. "The master bedroom is a very large space with a sleeping area and a sitting area, and the rich charcoal gray walls give it a cozy feeling," designer Sara Scaglione says. "It can be daunting to use a wall color this dark, but the owners really love it." White bedding, curtains, carpet, and slipcovers keep the room from feeling too cavelike. A 19th-century French armchair is covered in Rogers & Goffigon's Olivia stripe in Argent and off-white. Alabaster lamps from Visual Comfort are on Oly Studio Jackson tables in Dark Brown.
Custom black paint by Fine Paints of Europe sets off a magnificent bed in this Chicago master bedroom designed 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.
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 in a Long Island Shingle-style beach house decorated by Rob Southern.
Take advantage of small nooks. In designer Stephen Shubel's small California cottage, the guest room's bed fits into a cozy alcove. 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 Woody Biggs.