Picture this: It's Sunday morning. You're lounging in the natural light of your bedroom surrounded by sumptuously soft sheets with The New York Times style section in one hand and an indulgent latte in the other.
While this is admittedly where we'd all like to be right now, we're going to have to settle for a virtual escape until we can make this vision a reality. From a bookworm's cozy haven complete with a built-in bookshelf to a minimalist's refreshing retreat with restrained gray-and-white details, read on to see 36 of the downright dreamiest, most luxurious bedrooms that we want to be transported to right now, along with tips for transforming your own space.
Start With the Basics
Your bed doesn't have to be piled high with pillows to feel luxurious and comfortable. Anne Sage's minimal but classy bedroom is proof that investing in high-quality bedding basics can look just as chic without all the extras.
Take Up the Texture
Minimal yet texturally varied, this luxuriously comfortable bed looks like the perfect place to lounge on an indulgently lazy weekend morning with a page-turning book in one hand and a large cup of coffee in the other.
Think of this space as a lesson in layering. A boldly striped coverlet complements a pile of textured throw pillows while balancing out an intricately patterned headboard in this cozy yet well-crafted bedroom.
Splurge on Bedding
For some, that statement-making sconce might steal the spotlight, but our eyes are on the luxurious bedding. It's always a good idea to splurge on your bed linens, considering you'll be spending several hours a day in them. We're dreaming about sinking into those impressively fluffy pillows and wrapping ourselves up in that cozy throw.
Pile on the Pillows
This dreamy California suite is a masterclass in how to make your bed the coziest it can be. Pillows on pillows on pillows exude such a luxurious feeling—anyone else imagining falling backwards into that massive pile?
Easily change the look of your throw pillows seasonally or as often you'd like by swapping out the pillow covers.
Include a Cozy Throw
When you're making your ultimate bedding checklist, don't forget a sumptuously cozy throw blanket for an extra dreamy finish. We'd highly recommend something in a chunky knit or faux fur like the one seen here—who wouldn't want to spend Sunday mornings wrapped up in one of those?
Crush on Velvet
The colder it is outside, the stronger our desire to stay in bed, especially if that bed boasts a cane headboard and velvet bedding with tack detailing, like the one pictured here. Excuse us while we call in sick.
This bedroom is so dreamy it invokes Drake's lyrics, "I only love my bed and my mama. I'm sorry." If interior designer Malcolm Simmons's goal was to show us that incorporating color into a space can be magical, he succeeded.
Never Doubt Neutrals
We're into warm, neutral tones, so naturally, we love this luxurious bedroom. Despite being decorated predominantly with shades of beige, this space keeps things interesting with mixed materials for a layered look.
Keep It Minimal
This minimalist retreat in a restrained gray-and-white palate is proof that sometimes less is more. Even woven lampshades and simple photography look luxe in this serene setting, no?
This inspired interior is encouraging us to embrace our inner maximalists. It's all the proof we need that an accent wall paired with a statement headboard can add dynamism to a bedroom without it looking over the top.
Don't Skip the Headboard
While technically you can get by without a headboard, we'd strongly advise against it if a cozy bedroom sanctuary is what you're after. And just in case our word isn't enough, we'll let this dark and chic bedroom with its luxe velvet headboard convince you.
Upgrade Your Bed Frame
If you've stubbed your toe one too many times on the corner of your bed frame, maybe it's time to upgrade to something a little softer. Look for something plush in a durable fabric like linen, cotton, or velvet.
Take to the Canopy
A delicate canopy bed frame lends just the right amount of luxe to this light-and-airy bedroom. Weighted curtains, soft blush throw pillows, and a plush rug keep things luxuriously cozy.
Pick a Colorscheme
If the idea of mixing colors makes you nervous, take a hint from this calm bedroom and stick to a limited palette. Shades of green, white, and gray look sophisticated and interesting without overpowering the space.
See It in Grayscale
Don't get us wrong, we love bold colors, but there's something equally alluring about shades of gray (and we're not talking about your reading list). This gray-on-gray bedroom is stunning and oh-so-luxurious with its varying layers and textures.
Paint It Black
This black bedroom is sending us seriously moody vibes with its inky walls. What's even better is how the saturated colors of the bed, nightstand, and artwork pop right off the wall and demand attention. With those black-out curtains, this would be the perfect spot to cozy up for movie night.
For the free-spirited bohemians out there, allow us to introduce you to the dreamy interior inspiration that is blogger Sara Toufali's home. She's managed to transform her rental bedroom into a Southwestern boho dream overflowing with warmth and houseplants. You're welcome.
Create a Natural Oasis
If you feel more at home outdoors than in, create your own nature-inspired oasis indoors. This earthy bedroom mixes a massive forest mural with natural materials like wood and leather resulting in a peaceful, woodsy retreat.
Convey Vintage Glamour
Fancy yourself more of an Old Hollywood starlet? Let this modern take on vintage glamour inspire your bedroom makeover—just don't forget the champagne and a bouquet of fragrant flowers.
Channel Jungle Vibes
If you're anything like us, you spend months counting down to those few precious vacation days. But why not bring paradise to you? This tropical-inspired bedroom is giving us serious jungle vibes with its sheer canopy, tropical plants, and bamboo bed frame.
Play With Pattern
Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns on pillows, blankets, rugs, and even walls for a delightfully eclectic look. We love the mix of graphic patterns and earthy colors in this modern-traditional bedroom.
Add an Accent Wall
If your headboard and artwork just aren't making as big a statement as you'd hoped, up the drama with an accent wall. Paint and wallpaper are both excellent ways to up the oomph—we love the effect a half-painted minty wall makes in this cozy bedroom.
Paint a Mural
This tiny bedroom invokes major drama with a feathery flair that is inspiring us to pick up a paintbrush. Let your creative side take over and try painting your own mural or ask one of your artistic friends to take a crack—it'll make your bedroom truly one-of-a-kind. Besides, you can always paint over it if things don't work out.
When it comes to bedroom art, there are an endless number of options out there. Take your time finding the pieces that suit you and your bedroom. Personally, we're a little obsessed with this minimally appointed bedroom's lunar artwork and leather and wood sconces that are works of art themselves.
Bring in Books
We don't know about you, but this cozy bedroom cave is where we'd want to spend a rainy afternoon. A built-in bookshelf with ample reading material? Check. A pile of plush pillows? Check. A furry friend to snuggle with? Check.
Invest in Luxe Finishes
Everywhere we look in this beautiful bedroom, we see luxurious details. Between the tufted headboard, crystal chandelier, and leather and gold bench, we're wondering when we can move in.
Opt for Statement Lamps
Take your bedroom game to the next level with a pair of matching statement lamps, sconces, or pendants. Just think—if this primary retreat in Emily Henderson's mountain house had plain lamps, it just wouldn't pack the same punch as these totally unique sconces.
Source Unique Nightstands
There's a lot to love in this moody bedroom—classic white and gray bedding, simple styling, that fresh pleated lampshade—but what really caught our attention is the one-of-a-kind nightstand. The wood grid adds both warmth and texture in one fell swoop.
Upgrade Overhead Lights
Whether you rent or own, you don't have to settle for existing overhead light fixtures. Swapping them out is a pretty simple and affordable hack for instantly upgrading your space. The proof's in this chic bedroom—can you picture this space with a boob light instead of that sleek Midcentury number? We shudder to think.
Use Curtains Creatively
In this primary bedroom, designer Cathie Hong installed wall-to-wall drapery to cover excessive windows, providing privacy and a luxurious backdrop all in one. It's such a clever solution and we love the look, even if we can't relate to the problem of having too many bedroom windows.
Wall-to-wall curtains would also be a great trick to create the illusion of more windows or hide unsightly walls.
Find the Right Rug
When you're creating a complete bedroom look, you have to think all the way from top to bottom, including the floor. This chic minimal bedroom is a perfect example of how the right rug can change the look and feel of an entire room.
Filter Harsh Light
While we all love an afternoon spent basking in the sunlight, it's not exactly ideal when you're trying to get in those last precious minutes of sleep or hunkering down for a Netflix binge session. Take control of harsh sun by hanging a pair of light-filtering or light-blocking curtains.
Take a Seat
Make life easier with a comfy chair in your bedroom for things like participating in those dreaded conference calls or finishing your evening glass of wine. It can be as basic or stylish as you want, but we're partial to the plush gray beauty pictured here.
Adopt a Bedside Plant
Did you know houseplants have been shown to improve air quality, literally helping you breathe easier? Sleep your absolute best with a plant or two on your nightstand that helps clean the air and even reduce stress levels.
Bring in a Bench
If you've got the extra space, we'd highly recommend bringing in a cushy bench or a couple of ottomans to cap the end of your bed. Something about that extra detail just exudes luxury, plus gives you the perfect perch for putting your shoes on.