How to Style Your Bed So It Feels Like a Luxe Hotel Suite


Of all the spaces we occupy, the bedroom—and more precisely, the bed—is the most private and sacred. It's where you rest, dream, lounge, and, and if you're anything like us, zone out with your favorite HBOgo, Hulu, and Netflix shows. As such, it deserves a lot of love so it can live up to its full potential as an oasis from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Though mattress quality and the right pillow insert can go a long way, we never underestimate the power of styling your bed to reflect your personality and inspire you to simply be. 

Whether you have limited personal space to really express your personal style or you're simply ready to elevate your bedroom, allow these seven ideas for decorating your bed show you how to harness your personality and translate it into a stylish little sanctuary. 

A Laid-Back Statement

Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design

If you love bold patterns and don't take yourself too seriously but also prefer calm, neutral tones, take note. To strike a balance, opt for warm earth tones that feel casual and timeless and create playful dimension through contrasting texture and cozy textiles. We love how the pale sage green accent wall feels interesting without disrupting the color story. 

CB2 Bobila Cane Bed $999
CB2 Calica Chain Pattern Rust Bedding $50

Understated Sophistication

Bedding Ideas
Nicole Hollis

Edgy and striking yet clean and understated, this bedroom manages to pack in a ton of personality while also looking thoughtful and clean. For a similar effect, surround your bed in moody large-scale artwork, brass accents, and contemporary sconces while keeping your bedding crisp and minimal. A statement bedframe wouldn't hurt either. 

CB2 Bali Wood Canopy Bed $1199
Eastern Accents Enzo King PIllowcase $80

The Sweet Picker-Upper

Blue Bedroom Ideas
Studio DB

This bedroom is unexpectedly fun and bright thanks to icy blue accent walls and upholstered bed frame yet the traditional elements of the space keep things feeling grown-up and refined. The rich velvet carpet also warms up the cool blue tones to make the space feel homier. Opt for a fluffy duvet, soft end blanket, and collection of throws for a similarly cozy feel. Another idea is to pick your favorite color and make that the theme of the room. 

abcDNA Mohair Throw $350 $280
Flora and snakeskin-printed silk cushion
Preen BY Thornton Bregazzi Flora and Snakeskin-printed Silk Cushion $202

The Bold Creative

How to Decorate Your Bed
JH Interior Design

If you're drawn to vibrant hues and geometric shapes, your statement pieces and big-ticket items will reflect that. As is the case above, simple bedding will allow those bigger investments to really shine. The rose gold bed frame makes the otherwise traditional bedding blend into the environment seamlessly.

Stella Metal Bed - Twin
West Elm Stella Metal Bed $1099
Bella Notte Whisper Linen Pillowcase $110

The Low-Maintenance Romantic

Bedroom Style
Fantastic Frank

Hello, and welcome to the Finer Things Club. If you like to keep clutter to a minimum but wouldn't exactly call yourself a minimalist, try making a statement with one large piece, like a romantic, sweeping canopy. Then keep your bed low to the ground and make your bed with loose, neutral linens. 

Campaign Canopy Bed
Anthropologie Campaign Canopy Bed $1898
Canopy Stripe Loran Upholstered Headboard: Black - Fabric - California King Headboard by World Market Californiaking
Cost Plus World Market Indian Cotton Gauze Sheer Canopy $50

The Polished Bohemian

How to Dress a Bed Like a Designer
Katie Martinez Design

Unlike some of the other examples here, this bedroom uses the bed as its canvas for creative expression and personality while keeping the surrounding elements more neutral and polished. If you have a tiny space, or you're still experimenting with different styles and colors, textiles and throws are a lot easier to swap out than furniture. Be bold with those pieces while opting for more classic, timeless permanent fixtures. 

Canopy Stripe Loran Upholstered Headboard: Black - Fabric - California King Headboard by World Market Californiaking
Cost Plus World Market Canopy Stripe Loran Upholstered Headboard $400
Peacock Kantha Sari Throw: Blue - Cotton by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Peacock Kantha Sari Throw: Blue $60

Eclectic Yet Timeless Warmth

How to Layer a Bed
Arent & Pyke

The biggest style lesson here is to create cozy comfort and intrigue through layering. The small white whimsical throw pillow contrasts with the regal velvet one, and the bold mustard throw blanket introduces a surge of energy to the room. 

H&M Linen and Velvet Cushion Cover $13 $7
calvin klein X Pendleton wool-blend blanket
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC X Pendleton Wool-Blend Blanket $278

Up next: nine bedroom decorating mistakes interior designs always notices. 

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