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15 Modern Bedroom Design Ideas

Originally contributed by • last updated 4/5/2021

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Modern bedroom design ideas revolve around clean lines and subtle hints of sophistication. Both light and dark color pallets have their place as does a touch of minimalism or opulence. Take a look at these bedrooms to give you some design ideas to strike the perfect balance for your bedroom.

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Simple, Modern Palette Ideas

Sidekix Media
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Simple color palettes from whites and grays to warm creams and beiges can create a modern aesthetic. Simple colors in similar hues contribute to a clean, uncluttered look. Don’t shy away from adding personality with a fun, eye-grabbing piece that fits within the color scheme. A unified color palette like this one that sticks to whites and grays feels cool and calm no matter the season.

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Modern Bedroom Interior Design with Houseplants

Devon Janse van Rensburg
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Plants add color, organic shape, and texture to an interior design. These oversized varieties take center stage in an otherwise simple bedroom. However, the nature theme unifies the space, from the plants themselves to the artwork and nightstand decor. If you’re not up to caring for the real thing, today’s artificial plants look almost as beautiful and take zero maintenance.

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Modern Upholstered Headboard

Adam Winger
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Upholstered headboards, with their softness and texture, keep a modern bedroom from becoming too cold and institutional. This design features a soft, dusty peach tufted headboard in contrast to the hard, clean lines of the rest of the bedroom’s design. The juxtaposition brings visual interest and makes the bed irresistibly inviting.

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Dark, Rich Design Ideas

Devon Janse van Rensburg
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Darker, rich colors build intimacy into the space. This bedroom’s navy wall with a contrasting white headboard maintains the clean simplicity of a modern look. Dark bedrooms, like this one, need plenty of natural light to keep them from feeling dreary. This design balances the rich tones with whites, grays, and the natural colors of plants. It’s a blend that keeps his bedroom from looking anything but dreary.

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Welcome Designs with Natural Light

刘 强
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Modern bedroom design ideas welcome natural light with open arms. Natural light opens any space making it feel brighter and bigger. This bedroom’s feature wall of floor to ceiling windows creates a seamless transition from the indoors out for a relaxing, Zen-like quality. The bedroom acts as a nighttime sanctuary but can be a retreat during the day when bathed in sunlight. 

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Modern Canopy Design Ideas

Hutomo Abrianto
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Modernity doesn’t turn its back on the past. Canopies still have a place in a modern aesthetic. This bedroom’s simple color palette and bright whites are perfectly balanced with the softness of the canopy. It brings layer and texture to an otherwise sterile room. While it adds a hint of vintage, this look falls squarely in the modern camp. 

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Embrace Modern Wallpaper

Jean-Philippe Delberghe
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From vinyl and textured to traditional patterns in modern palettes, today’s wallpapers are far more impressive than their predecessors. And bedroom interior design fully embraces the changes in modern wallpapers. In this bedroom, the wallpaper becomes an essential feature of the room. It’s paired with simple white bedding and furniture to prevent the room from feeling too “busy,” for a beautiful blend of pattern and modern simplicity.

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Ideas for Sophisticated Personality

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Modern bedrooms may be simple and streamlined, but that doesn’t mean they need lack personality. The trick is adding sophistication with a personal touch. This painting-as-headboard bedroom design definitely says sophisticated but the choice in artwork keeps it personal. A large print or multiple small prints become an interesting, eye-popping headboard. 

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Make Modern Design Work Within the Architecture

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Modern bedroom design ideas work within the home’s existing architecture. This gorgeous bedroom fully embraces the industrial feel of the cutout ceiling and column, yet it doesn’t feel cold or institutional. A mix of natural fabrics, wood furniture, and organic design elements warm up the space so it’s still cozy and inviting. Add in the natural light of a window all and this bedroom feels anything but sterile. 

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Modern Bedroom Designs with Layered Patterns

Shashi Ch
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Modern bedroom design can also fully embody bold, layered patterns. The focus becomes mixing and matching without overwhelming the whole space. This bedroom’s white background acts almost like a canvas that’s been beautifully painted with bold, bright patterns in the throw pillows. The patterns become more subtle the further from the bed the eye travels until it lands on the soothing shapes and colors of the plants. The mix feels fun but welcoming at the same time. 

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Unique Ceiling Fan Designs

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Ceiling fans often provide the perfect summertime breeze. They’re also a fun way to incorporate a design element into the modern bedroom. You can add a single piece of whimsy, like this bedroom design. Or, use the ceiling fan to blend another design style with your modern aesthetic. A fan with industrial blades or weathered wood of the modern farmhouse could give your bedroom a personal touch while staying true to the design. 

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Unusual Headboard Designs

Donald Tong
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Modern design often incorporates the unusual or unique. This wood headboard encompasses both of those words and looks stunning in the process. The interior design keeps the headboard as the focus by pairing it with a simple color palette and fuss-free linens. White doesn’t fight for attention and keeps the lines clean so the headboard stays centerstage. 

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Simple, Clean Lines with Comfortable Bedding

Helen Shi
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The modern look opts for simple lines and smooth finishes over ornate cutouts and unexpected angles. The sophisticated simplicity of a modern bedroom pairs wonderfully with comfortable bedding in natural fabrics. The goal is still to create a bedroom that makes you want to snuggle down for a good sleep. The fabric’s texture balances the simplicity and (sometimes) bare modern aesthetic, inviting you to stay for a restful sleep. 

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Floating Bedroom Furniture

Elias Nossing
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Every aspect of floating furniture from the uncomplicated lines to the open space underneath says modern. This bedroom’s minimalist modern vibe stays grounded with natural materials. The wood bed frame, wood accents in the headboard display, and nightstand warm the space, giving it an inviting appeal. The openness of the nightstand and bed frame let light and your eye travel, enhancing the size of the space. 

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Modern Ideas Aren't Afraid of a Little Whimsy

Erika Wittlieb
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Simple and clean are the words we’ve used to describe modern, but it’s not the only take on this design style. Modern design sometimes incorporates whimsical patterns and color combinations with great success. This bedroom features an upholstered headboard but lets the colors and patterns take the spotlight. From the nightstand to the throw pillow, whimsy accents a modern bedroom full of personality.