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20 Master Bedroom Ideas for Sweet Dreams

TSA reviewer Connie Hack

Written By Connie Hack

Sleep Advisor

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20 October 2023 2 min read

In need of some master bedroom ideas to spice up your space? Well, here are 20!

Alright, let's talk some master bedroom ideas. We know that you know that your master bedroom is more than just a bed chamber. It's a place where you come to relax, unwind, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And, it should reflect your personal style and taste.

One of the best ways to liven up your master bedroom is with a pop of colour. Whether it's a bold wallpaper, an accent wall, or even just some colourful bedding, adding a little bit of colour can go a long way in making your space more inviting.

If you're looking for something a little bit more subdued, then consider painting your walls a neutral colour and adding some texture with area rugs or wallpaper.

These two master bedroom ideas are perfect for those who want to create a cosy and relaxing space. But, what if we told you we have twenty more of these decorating ideas? You'd love it, wouldn't you? Let's check them out then.

Add a vibrant artwork

An image of a vibrant artwork.

Adding a piece of vibrant artwork is a great way to add some personality to your neutral room. Not only will it make the room more inviting, but it can also be a source of inspiration.

If you're looking for something personal and unique, then consider creating your own piece of art. Whether it's a painting, drawing, or even a collage, adding your own touch will make the room feel like home.

If you're not artistically inclined, then there are plenty of other options available. There are tons of online stores that sell pieces of art, or you could check out your local art gallery for something that speaks to you.

Or maybe just check your attic. Bedroom artwork could be hiding anywhere.

Throw pillows on the bed

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Adding decorative and accent pillows to your bed is a great way to add more character to your already lovely bedroom. Not only are they versatile, but they're also affordable and easy to change out whenever you want a new look.

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to add some personality to your cosy bedding, then try adding some brightly coloured pillows. They'll instantly brighten up the space and make it more inviting.

If you want something a little more subtle, then consider using neutral colours like black, white, or grey. These colours will add a touch of elegance to your platform bed and can be easily paired with other pieces in the room.

Nightstand innovation

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Who says that a nightstand has to be boring? With just a bit of imagination, you can do a lot for your bedroom decor.

One way to add some personality to your nightstand is by painting it. You could go for a bright and bold colour, or something more serene. Either way, it'll add some character to the room. Another way to add some flair to your nightstand is by adding some unique knobs or pulls. There are a bunch of options available, so you're sure to find something that fits your style.

You could also try adding a few personal items to your nightstands, like a photo frame or a small plant. These little touches will make the space more inviting and help you feel at home.

Customised headboard

An image of a customized headboard.

While some of us don't like to admit it, a headboard kind of makes the bed – at least in one way. It brings the whole look together and can really make a statement.

If you want something that's truly unique, then consider making your own headboard or customising your existing one. You could use anything from wood to fabric, and it'll definitely add some personality to your space.

If you're not the DIY type, then there are plenty of other options available. You can find headboards in a variety of materials, colours, and styles.

Whether you're looking for something simple or something more elaborate like an upholstered headboard, we're sure you won't have a hard time finding something that speaks to you.

Ceiling height

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We personally like high ceilings, but who's to say you can't play around with the ceiling height of your own bedroom? You can do whatever you like. High ceiling or low, it's completely up to you.

One way to play around with the ceiling height (if you can't actually do anything about its height) is by adding some decorative elements. You could add a chandelier or some hanging plants. This will definitely add some personality to your space.

Another way to change things up is by painting the ceiling.

You could go for a solid colour or something more intricate. Either way, it'll make a statement and help you create the bedroom of your dreams.

Use wall patterns

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Don't make your bedroom walls boring – that's a crime as far as we're concerned! There are so many ways to make your walls more interesting, and we're here to tell you all about them.

One way to add some personality to your walls is by using wall patterns. You could opt for something geometric or something more organic. Either way, it'll definitely add some soul to your space.

Another way to make your walls more interesting is by adding some colour to the patterns. You could paint them a solid colour or use a gradient.

You could even use a combination of both! If you really want to get creative, then you could try using wallpaper. Wallpaper is a great way to add texture and interest to your space. Just make sure you choose something that goes well with the rest of the room.

Play with curtains

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Whether you're in the mood for heavy, blackout drapery or something sleek, light and elegant – curtains are an excellent way to add some spark to your space.

Curtains come in a wide variety of colours, patterns, and materials. So, you're sure to find something that fits your style.

If you want to get really creative, then you could try making your own curtains. This is a great way to add some personal touches to your space, and if nothing else – it'll be a nice, fun project that you brag about later on.

You could also try using different curtain rods to change things up. There are a bunch of different options available, so you're sure to find something that fits your style.

Get a seat in your bedroom

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Having a nook where you can sit back, relax, and kick it with a book at the end of the day is something every bedroom needs. A seating area such as this one will certainly add a new dimension to your space.

There are a few things you'll need to consider before adding a seating area to your bedroom. First, you'll need to decide on where you want your seat. Second, you'll need to choose the type of seat you want. And third, you'll need to figure out the layout of the entire room.

Once you've considered all of these things, then you can start planning your dream seating area. Just make sure it's cosy – that's the most important thing!

Let the natural light in

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Unless we're talking bout nighttime when you need to get to sleep, there's nothing worse than a dim, dark bedroom. That's why it's important to let as much natural light into the space as possible.

Now, we know that some of you may live in a rental where you can't just add a new or bigger window, so hear us out on this one. If you're not sure how to add more natural light to your bedroom – don't worry – we're here to help. First, you could try opening up the curtains or blinds. This will instantly brighten up the space. Second, you could try painting the walls a light colour.

And third, maybe add a mirror or two and let it reflect the natural light you're getting. All of these things will help you make the most of the natural light in your space. Just make sure you don't overdo it – too much light can be just as bad as too little!

Place a couple of plants

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Green is a relaxing colour, we all know that, so adding a bit of greenery to your room will definitely help you create a more serene space.

There are a few things to consider before adding plants to your room, though. First, you'll need to decide on what type of plants you want. Second, you'll need to make sure they're placed in an area where they'll get enough light. And third, you'll need to water them regularly.

Once you've got it all figured out, then you can start planning your green oasis. Just make sure it's not too over the top – we don't want your bedroom looking like a jungle!

Play with artificial lights

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One of the best ways to transform the look and feel of your master bedroom is by adding some unique light fixtures. Not only will they provide additional lighting, but they can also help to create a certain ambience in the room.

For example, a table lamp or a floor lamp could make all the difference in your primary bedroom. It could accentuate everything from your bed frame to artwork on your walls.

There are tons of different types of light fixtures available, so you'll definitely be able to find something that fits your style. Whether you're looking for something modern or rustic, there's sure to be a light fixture out there that's perfect for you.

Get an antique dresser

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Would you believe us if we told you that a dresser could transform the way your bedroom looks and feels? Well, you better believe it because it's true!

Not only will an antique dresser add some extra storage space to your room, but it'll also help to give the space a more luxurious feel. If you don't have the budget for an authentic antique dresser, then you can always try finding one at a flea market or thrift store. Just make sure you sand it down and refinish it before placing it in your bedroom.

Use dark colours to make it modern

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All white bedroom isn't that trendy anymore. Deep wine reds, royal bluish greens, charcoal greys, chocolate browns, and striking blacks – these are the colours you'll want to use if you're going for a modern look in your master bedroom.

These colours will help to create a more sophisticated and grown-up feel in the space. Just make sure you don't go too overboard with it – you don't want your bedroom looking like a bat cave!

Luckily, you can easily lighten it up with some whites. If you want your bedroom to have a more airy and light feel, then you'll want to use some whites. You can either use white bedding or add some white furniture to the space. That way, you'll strike a perfect balance between dark and light, hot and cold, yin and yang.

Hang wall decorations

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Adding some wall decorations to your bedroom is a great way to add some personality to the space. It's also a great way to fill up any empty wall space. Maybe even create a gallery wall? When choosing artwork for your bedroom, it's important to pick pieces that you love.

After all, this is your space – you should fill it with things that make you happy! Whether that's artwork or some other type of wall decor that puts a smile on your face doesn't really matter. The only thing that matters is that it does.

Play with floating shelves

An image of floating shelves.

Floating shelves can be real space savers, but also give your master bedroom some character. They help to completely transform the look of a room, and can really make it feel more modern and stylish. If you're not sure how to style them, then just take a look at some inspiration online. There are tons of different ways to style floating shelves, so you're sure to find something that fits your taste.

Experimenting with different materials and textures of shelves in your master bedroom is a great way to add some visual interest to the space. It'll also help to make it feel more inviting and cosy.

So, what kind of textures should you use? Well, that all depends on your personal preference. But we recommend using things like wood or stone.

Add a statement piece

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Every bedroom needs a statement piece – something that really stands out and makes a bedroom into a lot more than just a bedroom. And there's no better way to do that than by adding a piece of art to the room.

Now, we know that not everyone is an artist, so don't worry – you don't have to be! There are tons of great pieces of art available for purchase. Whether you're looking for a painting, photo, or sculpture – we'll sure you'll find something for your beautiful bedroom.

Or, if you're not the one for artworks, you can make a canopy bed or a cosy captain's bed your statement piece.

Give it a touch of modern design

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If you're not into the traditional look, then you might want to consider giving your cosy bedroom a touch of modern design.

There are tons of different ways to do this, but some great ideas include adding a piece of abstract art to the room or using geometric patterns. You can also try incorporating some clean lines and simple furniture into the space. The key is to keep it minimalistic and sleek, which is the essence of modern design.

Get pendant lights

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Pendant lights are always a good idea, but they're especially great for bedrooms. They help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the space. Plus, not only do they add some much-needed light to the space, but they also look really chic and can easily elevate the look of your bedroom.

Plus, they help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the space, which is perfect for relaxing after a long day. So, if you're looking for a way to give your bedroom a makeover, then pendant lights are definitely a good choice.

Use rattan elements for additional decoration

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If you're about that bohemian vibe, adding rattan elements to your bedroom can be an awesome idea – especially if your bedroom's full of plants!

Not only does it add some texture and interest to the space, but it also helps to create a more relaxed and natural atmosphere. Plus, it's the perfect way to add some additional storage to the room if you go with some rattan baskets.

So, if you're looking for a way to add some bohemian flair to your bedroom, then we recommend giving rattan a try!


And those are all of our master bedroom ideas! What do you think? Leave your thoughts, or even additional tips, in the comment section and we'll make sure to get to you as quickly as we can.

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