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Bedroom Design Ideas For A Modern Makeover

Ready for a little bedroom design inspiration? Kate here, and I’m in the middle of a bedroom makeover of my own. Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite ideas and showcasing today’s top modern design trends. Below you will find a collection of beautifully curated spaces that reflect the benefits of a balanced interior. And when I say “balanced”, I mean stylish, decadent, uncluttered and functional–everything your dream bedroom should be! Let’s get started, shall we?!

Modern Bedroom Design Trends

I’d like to begin by highlighting some of today’s top design trends. It’s always fun to keep up with the latest in modern interiors, and it’s a great way to search for standout ideas. One of my very favorite designers is Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large. Below we see one of his bedroom creations, complete with a soothing color palette and a retro-meets-modern look. This space is the epitome of modern elegance. It has an upscale feel, yet it’s also inviting. There are unexpected elements, such as bright pops of color and geometric touches. Not to mention, it’s very pulled together yet completely unique. See more of Rafael de Cárdenas’ work in this post.

Bedroom with purple tones designed by Rafael de Cardenas Bedroom Design Ideas For A Modern Makeover
Bedroom with purple tones designed by Rafael de Cardenas

I love setting the bar high! The space above highlights so many different modern trends, but let’s break things down a bit. For starters, the use of bold color in the bedroom is a popular design strategy. This can range from vivid paint to small touches, like the emerald green glass vases below. [from KBC Developments]

Warm modern bedroom with bright pops of glass Bedroom Design Ideas For A Modern Makeover
Warm modern bedroom with bright pops of color

I’ve featured this next space in several posts already. Can you tell I’m a big fan?! The photos below are from the bedroom makeover of Design Love Fest blogger Bri Emery. In addition to the vivid use of pink, note the compact modern lighting in this space. The hot pink bulb lighting comes from Anthropologie (unfortunately the cement base is no longer available), and the sconce by the bed is from Cedar & Moss:

Colorful bedroom makeover with modern lighting
Colorful bedroom makeover with modern lighting

Speaking of lighting, large pendants have continued to maintain their appeal, especially when they showcase unique forms. The wooden pendant light below hangs over Mahalo Red-Orange Bed Linens from CB2. The color combination in this space is modern with a hint of tropical style!

Red-orange bed linens from CB2
Red-orange bed linens from CB2

Geometric pendant lighting is also extremely popular this season, as shown in this modern space below from Ferm Living. Not to mention, the textiles are unforgettable, as is the wire table by the bed–another strong design trend this season.

Modern bedroom with geometric lighting
Modern bedroom with geometric lighting

Grouping pendant lights is a great way to make a big impact. The next photo is from the bedroom of A Beautiful Mess blogger Emma Chapman. This creative corner proves that every square inch of your space can reflect your style. From the grand seating to the stylish jewelry storage solution, this nook is comfy yet functional. And if you’re curious about those tree stump side tables, they are one of many amazing DIY projects featured at A Beautiful Mess!

Creative bedroom corner with seating and jewelry storage
Creative bedroom corner with seating and jewelry storage

We’re just not ready to leave the home of Emma Chapman yet, folks! That’s because she infuses her space with breezy modern style. Everything is relaxed yet impeccably pulled together. Below we see a shot of her guest room, which is full of  personalized details. Once again, we see a corner filled with creativity. The succulent planter is a wonderful touch, but my favorite is the grouping of Whirly Hanging Candleholders from CB2. Emma filled them with flameless candles for a safe alternative to open flames near the draperies. Her space reminds us to get creative in the realm of bedroom design. DIY projects and clever decor decisions can truly make a space.

Bedroom corner with seating, succulents and hanging candleholders
Bedroom corner with seating, succulents and hanging candleholders

There’s something happening in today’s world of bedding. It’s like textiles are responding to a colorful wake-up call. Vivid, geometric bedding is all the rage. In the next image, we see the Sketchbook Doona Cover from Arro Home. And did you notice that it’s reversible?!

Colorful bedding from Arro Home
Colorful bedding from Arro Home

Next is a bed piled high with vibrant textiles (including the Bowties Doona Cover) from Arro Home. Mixing patterns has never been more popular:

Chartreuse and peach bedding from Arro Home
Chartreuse and peach bedding from Arro Home

Did someone say “mixing patterns”? Today’s most popular bedroom textile motifs include stripes, geometric forms, and rock-inspired patterns from nature, such as marble. [from Ferm Living]

Cushions and bedding from Ferm Living
Cushions and bedding from Ferm Living

That Extra Special Something

Unexpected pops of color, strategic lighting, mix-and-match geometric textiles…we’re now acquainted with some of today’s top bedroom design trends. But my dream bedroom must also have that “extra special something”. The space can be as trendy as ever, but if it doesn’t feel decadent, I don’t want to crash there at the end of the day. What makes a room special? Honestly, it depends on the tastes and preferences of the person who resides there. For me, there’s got to be a vacation vibe. Even if there’s not an ocean view right outside the window, I like to feel that the room is a true getaway! [from Sargent Photography for Allen Saunders, Inc.]

Modern bedroom with an ocean view
Modern bedroom with an ocean view

Do you like your space to have a touch of elegance? This can take on many forms. For example, the bedroom below is filled with retro chic style, from the black and white photo over the bed to the blush tones and interesting lighting. It’s polished relaxed. Now that’s my kind of elegance! [from Nuevo Estilo]

Retro-meets-modern bedroom with pink tones
Retro-meets-modern bedroom with pink tones

What’s your design guilty pleasure? For me, it’s 1980s style. Yes, I love modern design that evokes the 1980s. Maybe that’s why I’m such a big fan of designer Rafael de Cárdenas. He has been known to pepper his spaces with ’80s -style spice, yet in a clearly contemporary way. The vertical blinds, marble lamps, sleek bed and mirrored end tables below are the epitome of modern bedroom design in my book! Your dream bedroom must indulge your design preferences. Get to know your style, and don’t be afraid of it. [from Architecture at Large

Modern bedroom designed by Rafael de Cardenas
Modern bedroom designed by Rafael de Cardenas

The Comfort Factor

Modern trends. Special touches. We’re almost there! Before I wrap up today’s post, I must call attention to the obvious fact that the bedroom must be a place of comfort. It must beckon you at the end of each day, lulling you into a peaceful sleep. And there’s no better way to induce a deep slumber than with luxe bedding. This Stepped Stripe Duvet Cover + Shams set from West Elm looks like it has the power to get the job done!

Striped bedding from West Elm
Striped bedding from West Elm

Layering cushions is another way to highlight the comfort factor. Make them colorful. Make them patterned. Mix and match, people! Once again, we see vibrant offerings from Arro Home:

Colorful cushions from Arro Home
Colorful cushions from Arro Home

Do you recognize this image from my recent Decoist post on relaxing interiors to indulge in? What’s not to love here?! The mood lighting is soothing and alluring. The gauzy draperies let in just the right amount of light. And that plush carpet–don’t you want to walk barefoot over it at this very moment?

Sleek bedroom with modern lighting
Sleek bedroom with modern lighting

Texture is a great way to evoke modern relaxed style in the boudoir. The fluffy rug below is a great place to start, plus it serves as a wonderful contrast to those navy bed linens. [from CB2]

Elegant modern bedroom from CB2
Elegant modern bedroom from CB2

Did today’s post fill your head (and your Pinterest boards) with amazing design ideas? That was my goal! I can’t wait for my bedroom makeover to unfold. The best part of today’s roundup: these ideas can be carried out on any budget, especially if you’re not afraid to get creative. Check out our DIY projects for some do-it-yourself inspiration. Happy Decorating!

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