17 Beautiful Contemporary Bedroom Ideas

Bedroom with sconce

House 9 Interiors

Often used as an interchangeable term for modern design, a contemporary aesthetic is about clean lines, sophisticated pieces, and embracing today's trends. Your bedroom is your oasis, and so you should spend time creating a space you enjoy being in every day and night. If you're looking for a design style perfect for the bedroom, contemporary style will allow you to create a serene, sleek space that's as inviting as it is chic.

From modern, hotel-like spaces to boho-inspired contemporary rooms, here are some of our favorite ways to get the contemporary look in your bedroom.

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    Add Bold Pillows

    Bedroom with wicker headboard

    Alvin Wayne

    One fun way to add a touch of contemporary cool to your bedroom is with fun, graphic throw pillows. Opt for eye-catching designs or pop art-inspired pillows that complement the rest of your decor.

    In a contemporary space, rich, bold hues work very well to ground the room and give it an air of sophistication and class.

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    Go for Contrasting Colors

    Bedroom with orange paintings

    Brexton Cole Interiors

    While analogous colors can help you create a serene space, complementary colors are those that are directly opposite on the color wheel. Consider opting for contrasting or complementary colors in your contemporary space. The juxtaposition of bold colors will create a modern, eye-catching vibe and can help you create a focal point through art or other accessories.

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    Keep it Simple

    Bedroom with mid century modern furniture

    Dwell Aware

    On the other hand, contemporary spaces do not need to be bold and dramatic. Instead, opt for a sleek, neutral look that offers a sense of calm and serenity. Here, neutral hues work together to create a serene, modern space with just enough texture to add interest.

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    Experiment With Wallpaper

    Bedroom with green wallpaper

    Gray Space Interior Design

    Picking out the perfect wallpaper is a great way to add a contemporary flair to your bedroom. Look for graphic or geometric designs that make a statement in your space. Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns throughout the room, but try to tie them together with a theme.

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    Try Black and White

    Bedroom with black and white walls

    Gray Space Interior Design

    Few color palettes are as classic as black and white. We love decorating with black and white in a contemporary space because it lends a refined, high-end hotel feel. Opt for black furniture and accessories with crisp white bedding and linens for an eye-catching look.

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    Add a Textured Wall

    Room with black glam textured wall

    Kurated by Kris

    What's better than a painted accent wall? A textured accent wall with a 3D geometric design. This black accent wall adds loads of glam to the bedroom and takes a simple space to the next level.

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    Keep it Light and Airy

    Bedroom with gray accents and gold lamps

    Mid City Interiors

    On the other end of the color spectrum is this crisp, neutral bedroom with light gray and white hues throughout. Keeping your space light and airy with cool neutrals lends a spa-like feel to your space and can help you feel like you're on a vacation every day.

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    Create a Hotel Feel

    Bedroom with throw pillows

    Mid City Interiors

    When decorating your bedroom, think about your favorite hotel and how nice it feels to slip away from reality when you visit. To get that look at home, start with hotel-like sheets and finish it off with elegant fixtures and accessories to give the room a very luxurious feel.

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    Go for Cane Furniture

    Bedroom with cane bed

    D Burns Interiors

    Contemporary style is all about embracing the trends of today and tomorrow. Though cane is not a new material, it's become a mainstay in modern, contemporary decor. Opt for pieces with clean lines and cane accents to add a vintage flair to your updated space.

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    Embrace Bold Colors

    Bedroom with green velvet headboard

    Margaret Wright Interior + Lifestyle Photog

    Don't shy away from bright, bold colors. Consider bringing rich greens or soft pinks into your space. These vibrant colors can feel a little bit daring and add an alluring feel to your bedroom. Try to pick two or three statement colors to weave throughout, and focus on using them across furniture, bedding, and artwork.

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    Add Statement Lighting

    bedroom with a chandelier

    Thomas Guy Interiors

    The key to any well-designed bedroom? The right lighting. If the rest of your space is fairly understated and neutral, consider making a big impact with statement lighting. Opt for an oversized chandelier, bold sconces, or dramatic side table lights to create a lot of dimension in your bedroom.

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    Mix Materials

    Bedroom with various materials

    Whittney Parkinson

    Sure, sticking to natural wood pieces throughout your bedroom can give your room a cohesive look, but after a while, it can feel too matchy. Instead, mix different materials throughout your contemporary space. Mix together jute, metal, wood, or linen to create a visually interesting space with loads of texture.

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    Try Monochrome

    Bedroom with blue accents

    Design: Mindy Gayer

    Photography: Lane Dittoe

    If you're looking for a simple contemporary design style to execute, consider a monochrome look. By picking a singular color to tread throughout the room, you don't have to worry about matching like colors. Instead, pick various shades of the same hue in your bedroom to give it a calming effect.

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    Layer Cozy Textiles

    Bedroom with rug and throw blanket

    Design: Mindy Gayer

    Photography: Vanessa Lentine

    If contemporary design conjures an image of a sterile, cold room in your mind, think again. Contemporary design can be playful and warm, you just have to focus on the right textures. Mix in soft throw blankets and rugs to add more dimension to your contemporary space.

    Focus on bold textures that draw the eye and create a welcoming feel in your bedroom.

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    Add a Seating Area

    Bedroom with a chaise

    Kendall Wilkinson Design

    If you want to create a contemporary bedroom reminiscent of a 5-star hotel, don't forget the seating area. Carve out an area in your bedroom for two lounge chairs or a single chaise. This not only adds extra surface space (and yes, a place to fold your clothes, too), but it also elevates the look and gives it a luxurious feel.

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    Focus on the Art

    Bedroom with large art print

    House 9 Interiors

    No contemporary bedroom is complete without the perfect artwork. Consider an eye-catching piece above the bed to finish the space. Opt for a piece that weaves the rest of the room's color palette throughout to lend a cohesive, finished look.

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    Go for Streamlined Pieces

    Bedroom with bench

    Kendall Wilkinson Design

    Contemporary bedrooms should focus on clean lines with bold edges. Look for furniture without unnecessary embellishments that feel modern, updated, and sleek.

    A bench at the edge of the bed is a great way to channel a high-end hotel and add a perch for putting shoes on in the morning.