Your bedroom should be as cool as you. When it comes to decorating, you want a space that not only reflects your unique personality—it should also be a great place for catching some zzz’s or just hanging out. Creating a cool bedroom embodies multiple design elements. You must consider the whole package of color, fabric, textures, furnishings and accessories. A cool bedroom can also embrace one or more styles including contemporary, country, modern, eclectic, exotic or bohemian.
Luckily, creating cool doesn’t necessarily have to cost a cool fortune. You can find inexpensive treasures to make your uber-luxurious and cool retreat a reality. On the other hand, you could hire an interior designer and commission a totally over-the-top design. It all depends on your budget and personal preference.
Custom dark brown paint envelops the walls of this ornate master bedroom. The magnificent wall treatment was created using a combination of velvet, flocked wallpaper, crown molding and quilted squares of gold lamé. The king-size mahogany velvet duvet cover is literally so weighty it takes several room attendants to make up the bed every morning.
This minimal, modern and slightly eclectic bedroom takes a few cues from mid century design. The vintage wicker cocoon chair is definitely the room’s statement piece. The cool splash of color and zippy pattern makes this room a chic and restful haven.
Welcome to one of the suites at the luxurious Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The décor takes you back in time to the Persia of yesteryear. The palatial bed and furnishings will certainly make your stay unforgettable, not to mention the 24-hour butler at your beck and call!
The light palette of this Central Park high-rise features white ceilings and walls with elegant gray accents set off by a shimmering white terrazzo floor. The light colored wood and white lacquer feature wall is designed to display favorites from the resident clothing designer’s latest collection. The fabulous floor-to-ceiling views and 500 thread-count bedding ain’t too shabby, either.
The Calista hotel and resort is a luxury property located in Belek, Turkey. The corner suite features (among other things) a full living room, master bedroom, spa bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and a personal garden retreat. The modern palm design above the bed was created with 24-carat gold leaf. Stunning!
Sleek and modern meets traditional design with this platform canopied Jaipur bed. Purple and lavender trompe l’oeil wall panels dominate the headboard wall. Visually heavy purple silk drapery panels contrast with the light-as-a-feather gauze fabric draped delicately over the canopy frame.
This cool and moody bedroom is large on style and offers plenty of room to relax. The opulent quilted silk bed cover pairs nicely with the bed’s contemporary design. From the dark wide-plank flooring to the walls papered in a mother-of-pearl effect, this master bedroom is fit for a celebrity or head of state.
Unconventional is this bedroom’s main selling point—starting with the bed itself. Its quirky, curve of steel is anchored on one corner and terminates above the middle of the bed. At night, the gossamer canopy fabric is drawn around the platform. The crimson and deep amethyst embossed leather wall coverings create yet another unexpected design twist.
This bedroom is soft and graceful, reflecting a timeless design in shades of white, tan and Venetian rust. The antique bed with its hand painted detail invites you to rest on the down-filled mattress and cool organic cotton sheets. Luxurious striped taffeta curtains shade the room from the morning sun streaming in through the French doors.
This master suite gives new meaning to the word “glamping”. The tented structure is part of a contemporary safari lodge with all the luxury of a 5-star resort. A sunken plunge basin right outside the room is perfect for a quick dip after a dusty daylong photo safari. The canopy bed is romantic, but also serves a practical purpose out here on the African plain.
Tailored and masculine are the keywords for this bedroom. The room design is vaguely reminiscent of a man’s suit and tie. The grand sleigh bed and curtain panels look very gentlemanly decked out in a windowpane pattern and scroll design in navy and off-white. The menswear look is carried over to the seating area with the windowpane fabric pillows.
An expansive guest room was in the need of a graphic makeover. The designer on the project began with the gray medallion area rug and ended with the subtle floral of the curtains on the windows. Walls are in a soft white and vintage nightstands are topped with white urn lamps with black silk shades. The black-and-white prints above the bed add visual punch as do the white loveseat and black carved marble coffee table at the foot of the bed.
The opulent bedroom blends cool European elegance with a contemporary design aesthetic. The low platform is upholstered in pearlescent white leather and features large button tufting. The tufted wall treatment above picks up the mauve from the bedding. An intricately detailed ceiling and gigantic custom chandelier evoke a feeling of another age while keeping one foot in the now.
Soft and graceful, this bedroom reflects a Mediterranean style with its shades of marsala, gold, coffee and ivory. Luxury prevails in the space with the carved wood headboard, the sumptuous bedding, and the curves of the wrought iron chandelier over the sitting area.
This historic bedroom design is part of the Gothic Revival Casa Loma castle in midtown Toronto, Canada. The house and gardens were completed in 1914 by Sir Henry Pellatt, well-known Canadian financier and decorated soldier. The ornate country French secretary desk and Georgian canopy bed make quite a statement in the room. It is said Sir Henry wanted the members of the Royal Family to stay in his Guest Suite, but it sadly never happened.
The cool tropical bedroom overlooking a glassy calm bay features a king-size bamboo bed and nothing more. But what else would you really need in a room with lofty rough-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, earthen plaster walls and a gauzy canopy—and a view like this?
Art deco design and modern amenities happily collide in this tasteful bedroom in the downtown financial district. A wing chair inspired platform bed is upholstered in neat black and gold striped linen. The 350 thread-count sheets and luxe fur throw create cozy elegance in the city.
This Pacific Northwest master bedroom creates an oasis of calm. Virtually everything in the space is in muted. The colors are subdued and the textures are honest. The ceilings and floors are reclaimed wood and the concrete walls feature exposed brick that dates back to the original 1870s structure.
A scrolled headboard upholstered in velvet inspires the rest of this stately master bedroom. The golden tan color runs throughout. Coordinating bed linens, simple upholstery on classic furniture pieces makes this a room you’ll never want to leave. The three-sided fireplace is our favorite feature.
This bedroom embraces the history and style that arose from British colonization in the Caribbean. There is nothing more indicative of the design than an ornately carved mahogany four-poster bed, bright white linen bedding and natural textures. The look exudes tropical elegance and British reserve.
Spicy hot orange adds a sense of energy and urgency to this master bedroom in Miami. The custom wall design was specially commissioned for the space. The bright warm color of the fabrics and accessories really make a splash against white wall in this graphically bold space. There’s no chance of cooling off in this bedroom!
The old outbuilding on a rural horse property was recently purchased and transformed into a rustically stylish vacation home. Sleek, modern bedroom furnishings contrast beautifully with the structure’s stone and rough-hewn construction. The owners chose eco-friendly fabrics for the bed and salvaged wood furniture to carry the organic theme through the space. The stunning saltwater dipping pool is visible and accessible through the massive arched windows.
Pattern, pattern is everywhere in this over-the-top French Empire boudoir. If you want to decorate your bedroom with a variety of pattern and texture, choose a monochromatic palette as your guide. In this space, the shades of blue lend a sense of calm amid the varied floral patterns.
This bedroom has a distinctly modern undercurrent. But that doesn’t mean modern style has to be in-your-face style. Although the furniture pieces feature sleek lines, the use of neutral colors keep things cool. An upholstered bench at the foot of the bed adds a soft accent to the space. We dig the many shades of gray that make up the color palette.
The designer of this guest bedroom went for the layered look with pillows, duvet cover, coverlet, curtains and upholstery in different fabrics and textures. They look as though they were collected over time and from several different countries. The fabrics look gorgeous against the warm canvas of the antique wood four-poster, dresser, trunk and ceiling beams.
In the cool and contemporary master bedroom of a renovated 1980s ranch, the color cinnamon radiates through the entire design. The focal wall is painted in the rich hue and accented with an acanthus pattern that picks up the white of the bed and nightstands. The adjacent wall features an exaggerated palm frond effect in a muted cinnamon. The bedspread and drapery panels finish the lush space.
Subtle use of color and simple furnishings help define the contemporary bedroom in this luxury hilltop villa. The bench and side tables add functionality, while contributing to a very neutral and natural color palette. The rustic wall texture and cove wood ceiling take the edge off the modern lines of the large platform bed.
This cool bedroom is a combination of simplicity and modern technology. The exotic wood paneling on the back wall is a celebration of luxury. The minimal bed and headboard combination contains custom storage and a multimedia system. The chromatherapy fixtures installed along the ceiling help balance your body’s energy. Can you say “ommmmm”?
The master bedroom in this Seattle penthouse apartment is all about elegance. The room has the feel of a proper man’s library or study, which speaks to the owner’s interest in 19th century history. This traditional design style is characterized by the use of leather and wood furnishings. Soft lighting in this bedroom provides a sense of calm, and the drapes and area rug tie all of the rich colors and textures together.
Sometimes pared down design is what sexy is all about. This sleek and minimal bedroom is luxurious but it doesn’t shout it from the rooftop. From the simple white bedding and slipcovered bench to the straightforward iron bed and corner wood shelves, there is nothing here that isn’t functional. Except maybe for the gorgeous burl wood shutter door or dramatic parquet flooring.
Every day feels just like a holiday in this bedroom that takes inspiration from a luxury ski. The homeowners were so enamored with their vacation suite they commissioned an interior designer to replicate the look in their home—down to every last detail. Soft colors and impeccable furnishings make it the perfect everyday getaway.
This master bedroom could be a VIP suite at a Vegas hotel, but it’s just the ordinary bedroom of a highly successful hedge fund manager in NYC. The design uses soft taupe, brown and white to create a sparkling, luxurious space. From the ultra modern capiz shell lighting fixture that shimmers above the bed to the plush round shag rug below, this bedroom is a sophisticated tribute to financial success.
We’re on the road to Morocco in this exotically cool bedroom. The design is a masterpiece of traditional North African architecture, color and texture. The iron sconces, pillows and bed runner were custom-made in Fez. The linen bedspread and shams manufactured in Marrakech.
This fascinating bedroom takes in incredible views of modern Beijing while embracing traditional Chinese design. The sleek wood furniture and architectural accents reinforce a contemporary aesthetic, while delicate yellow floral silk embellishes the walls and bed.
White gives this upscale bedroom a big dose of cool, unadulterated elegance. In order to prevent a big empty wall from sucking the life out of your design, use a large-scale piece of art to fill the space. The homeowner had a black-and-white photo enlarged and framed to give the space a sense of importance.
The designer of this luxurious bedroom wanted it to feel like an elegant yet casual living space. The beautiful iron bed and windows are curtained in sheer linen with a velvet valance. The overscale acanthus rug literally and figuratively warms up the space. The seating area is a cozy spot to share morning coffee or a glass of wine at day’s end.
This is the bedroom of the rich and famous. Located on the upper deck a luxury yacht, the master stateroom is the height of elegance on the high seas. It features a king-size bed, window seat, large walk-in closet, plasma television, satellite and internet. The bedding and furniture are of the highest standards. Don’t you think it’s time to set sail!
Tropical touches and elegant details are the focus of this treetop lodge in Central America. The traditional wood ceiling and thatched roof keep the luxury linens, grass cloth accents and wicker furniture safe from the elements. The unique twisted branch lighting adds a warm evening glow to this super cool rainforest bedroom.
The gentle colors and low profile of the furnishings let the view in this amazing bedroom do all the talking. A palette of wood tones, charcoal gray and white give the space a modern sensibility. The streamlined wooden bed frame and integrated side tables ensure this room will never go out of style.