Even if you begged your parents to let you paint your bedroom walls a neon green or soothing lavender hue as a child, you have to admit that there's something ultra relaxing and grounding about a white sleep space. There's a reason spas and hotels opt for white linens and keep accessories to a minimum, after all. Whether you struggle to clock enough hours of shut-eye or just want to make your bedroom at home feel a bit more like a room in which you'd sleep on a luxe vacation, we've got you covered.
White bedrooms are perfect for those who seek to turn their mind off at the end of the day (really, who doesn't?) or struggle with excess stimulation. They also are most definitely not boring, we promise! To prove this point, we've compiled images of 40 of our favorite white bedrooms, all of which will provide you with valuable styling tips and inspiration galore. Even if you swore you'd never skimp on color, you may have a new outlook on simple, stylish white after admiring the spaces below.
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A Green Touch
We're always fans of adding plants to the bedroom, but in a mainly white room, a pop of green will really shine. Bing of Chez Vargas added plenty of pep to a sunny corner with a tall fiddle leaf fig. The more plants, the merrier, of course, but one large tree alone will make a major impact, if you personally prefer to keep green friends to a minimum.Continue to 2 of 40 below.
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Instagrammer Abbey perked up her beautiful white shiplap walls with the addition of some woven baskets, which add dimension and texture to the bedroom. Layering a cream colored rug over the room's existing carpeting adds a cozy feel and anchors the bed within the space.Continue to 3 of 40 below.
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Don't forget about the importance of a dramatic light fixture! Instagrammer and blogger Claire of The Green Eyed Girl kept with her bedroom's white color scheme and opted for a an oversized pendant light that adds charisma to her space. Tuck that boring builder-grade fixture away and watch the compliments roll in once you opt for a piece with some personality.Continue to 4 of 40 below.
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To ensure that built-ins in an all-white bedroom don't become too busy looking, focus on outfitting them with glass and silver-toned accents. This creates a majorly glam look, too, as we see in Instagrammer and home stylist Natalie's space.Continue to 5 of 40 below.
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Touch of Texture
Choose a bedspread with a bit of texture, like Instagrammer Tania did, to ensure that all-white bedding doesn't appear too mod, if that's not your aesthetic. A comforter with a bit of frill adds romance and charm to the sleep space.Continue to 6 of 40 below.
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If your square footage allows, placing armchairs at the end of the bed can be a nice and cozy setup, as we see in Instagrammers Jen and Manny's space. It's an excellent option for those who like to retreat to the bedroom to curl up with a good book mid-afternoon yet don't want to be tempted into a nap.Continue to 7 of 40 below.
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In bedroom of the DIY duo behind Scully House, Chey and Brandon, an ornate mirror draws the eye in while helping the space appear larger, too. In general, though, white is an excellent color choice for a small space, as it doesn't add visual clutter, so those in tiny apartments may want to move the hue to the top of their list.Continue to 8 of 40 below.
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The more blankets, the better! Layer on a chunky knit throw at the end of the bed (also in white, of course!) to keep the color scheme going and ensure maximum lounging potential, like Linette of At Home on Sweet Creek did.Continue to 9 of 40 below.
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Serene and Simple
If you like to keep your decor nice and minimalist, skip the piles of throw pillows and opt for a simpler setup like Instagrammer Meghan. You want your bedroom to be a calming, clutter-free place to unwind, after all!Continue to 10 of 40 below.
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Mix and Match
Though blogger Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog used a mint green on her bedroom walls, the white curtains and bedding she chose certainly make a statement, too. If your walls are already another color and you don't wish to paint over them, know that accessories can be a game changer.Continue to 11 of 40 below.
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Many people already own gray or neutral beds, and there's no need to part with such pieces if you're in the process of adding more white to your bedroom. Michelle of Acorn Hill Home's setup proves that white and gray look lovely together, especially with some silver accents included in the mix.Continue to 12 of 40 below.
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White and Stripes
Your white bedroom doesn't need to be fully free of pattern, promise. Here, interior decorator and homestylist Katie of Brony shows us how fabulous a striped rug can look in a space otherwise comprised of solids.Continue to 13 of 40 below.
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Have a brick wall behind your bed that could use a refresh? Go ahead and paint it white! The setup of Meg, the designer behind Meg Leonard Co, proves that even industrial spaces, traditionally known for being bold and sleek, can be serene and airy.Continue to 14 of 40 below.
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Feeling luxe? Try an elaborate throw pillow arrangement and work in a subtle amount of animal print, as Instagrammer Michelle did. These small tweaks will turn your white bedroom into a stately retreat. There's no need to solely stick to darker hues when designing a storied looking space.Continue to 15 of 40 below.
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Play With Pattern
White bedrooms don't have to be completely devoid of pattern. In this one by Brexton Cole Interiors, a bench covered in the playful "graffito" fabric by Kelly Wearstler makes for a fashionable finishing touch,Continue to 16 of 40 below.
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A Rad Rug
If you would prefer to keep your walls nice and neutral, add some pizzazz in the form of a patterned rug, like Instagrammer and photographer Abby did. Turkish and Turkish-style rugs can be sourced affordably and in all different shapes and sizes and really cozy up a sleep space.Continue to 17 of 40 below.
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A Little Light
Sconces can also be an excellent way to ensure your bedroom remains nice and airy while still ensuring you receive plenty of light while reading in bed. In Instagrammer Macey's room, a modern black and gold fixture pops against the subdued wall color. Renters can hang sconces, too—just make sure to purchase plug-in options for easy installation and removal.Continue to 19 of 40 below.
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A white crystal chandelier, like the one Instagrammer Patricia hung in her bedroom, is also a winning solution and draws the eye upward instantly.Continue to 21 of 40 below.
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Pops of Color
Don't be shy about playing with pops of color sparingly; light greens and pinks make for wonderful touches of color in white spaces. Instagrammer Eunice layered two petite pillows on her bed for a little extra charm.Continue to 22 of 40 below.
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Black and white photos—whether of yourself and loved ones or of favorite celebrities—always look right at home in mostly white spaces. Group a few above your bed like Instagrammer Jess of Figtree Farm did; they'll make you smile every time you step into your space.Continue to 23 of 40 below.
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Think Big With Curtains
The entirety of one of the walls in this primary bedroom by Cathie Hong Interiors is covered with white curtains. Paired with sleek hanging pendant lights, the setup looks artful and ultra trend-forward.Continue to 24 of 40 below.
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Make like Instagrammer Sujata and don't forget about the major cozy factor of white sheepskin! Toss it atop your bed or off to the side so that you can warm your feet up when getting up on chilly mornings.Continue to 25 of 40 below.
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Down to Earth
For an earthy touch, go natural with furnishings. A wooden bed and nightstand add a boho vibe to designer Sophie Flinder's bedroom but are light enough in color that they don't overwhelm the space.Continue to 26 of 40 below.
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Interior designer Alanna Dunn's bedroom already features a stunning arch and beautiful molding. White paint allows these special elements to shine and do the talking.Continue to 27 of 40 below.
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Don't forget about the ways in which you can transform your ceiling to make your sleep space feel more special. Deborah McDonald, a cofounder of Vintage Society Co., added white planks to hers, which gives her bedroom an ultra cozy, vintage feel.Continue to 28 of 40 below.
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White bedrooms aren't just for adults—kids will also benefit from an extra soothing setup. Instagrammer Deena of Candidly Deena demonstrates how sweet (and sophisticated) a white room can be when it comes to the younger set, too. Framed family photos keep the space feeling personal and child-friendly.Continue to 29 of 40 below.
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Touches of blue can add some contrast to a white room without detracting from its soothing vibe. Fashionable Hostess blogger Amanda integrated a dusty blue rug and headboard into her primary bedroom, yet the pieces do not detract from her all-white walls, bedding, and nightstands.Continue to 30 of 40 below.
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Blogger Yvonne behind Stone Gable kept her white guest bedroom nice and minimal. She creatively opted for sconces with small shelf-like bases that can easily hold a glass of water or a petite trinket dish—no bulky nightstands needed.Continue to 32 of 40 below.
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Patterned textiles, black and white photography, and laid back linens give the bedroom of designer Peggy of Peggy Haddad Interiors a relaxed, West Coast feel. A fringed throw blanket and a personality filled plant add extra vibrance.Continue to 33 of 40 below.
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Grab Some Gold
Small gold touches look lovely in white bedrooms and add some welcome glamour. In this bedroom, designed by interior design blogger Kevin of Thou Swell, a gold lamp brings both fun and function to the space. Who couldn't benefit from a bit of whimsy?Continue to 34 of 40 below.
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Fresh and Funky
There's no need for your primary bedroom to be super serious if you prefer playful pieces. Blogger Jenica of A Slice of Style placed some funky fur stools at the end of her bed that can easily be moved around the space as needed and look majorly comfy. We bet they're super useful when it comes to lacing up boots and pulling on tights and tall socks, too.Continue to 35 of 40 below.
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Hang It Up
Once again, we see how nicely gold or brass pieces look paired with white. Hanging a brass mirror above the bed, like blogger and decorator Courtney of 12th + White did, makes for an excellent finishing touch and will help light reflect beautifully across the room.Continue to 36 of 40 below.
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A curved headboard and nightstand add elegance to Instagrammer Laura's bedroom and prove that furniture shape can bring so much visual interest to a space, even if the pieces are neutral in color.Continue to 37 of 40 below.
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Combine Old and New
Once again, curved furniture is at play in Instagrammer Angela's bedroom. A white sleigh bed is paired with a more modern nightstand that keeps the space looking on-trend and contemporary.Continue to 38 of 40 below.
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Boucle is also a favorite at the moment—we see it on benches, chairs, sofas, and now on headboards. In this space by Damien Langlois-Meurinne's interior design studio, an oversized boucle headboard makes an artful statement and provides plenty of cushion.Continue to 39 of 40 below.
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Zhush Your Bed
One of the appeals of an all-white bedroom is its hotel-like quality. Make your bed every day so that it resembles one located at a five-star resort (take a cue from this setup by designer Brenda Burdette). You'll thank yourself when it's time to climb in and drift off at the end of a grueling day.Continue to 40 of 40 below.
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Experiment With Shades
This bedroom by Jenn Pablo Studio, like many other white bedrooms we see, features many different shades of the color—such as ivory, crisp white, vanilla. Making a space look too uniform is boring; variety within a color family is not!