A coastal chic bedroom style can be created wherever you live with the help of our collection of inspiring beach bedroom design ideas and tips on how to achieve the look. Bunk rooms, island-style suites, gorgeous guest quarters, each of these beach-inspired sleeping spaces has a look worthy of imitation. A beach inspired room design should create a calm and peaceful feel in the space. Be careful not to go too crazy with the theme and keep your accessories low-key. Muted colors and light fabrics are perfect in coastal style rooms. If you have dark furniture, consider using a lighter neutral color on the wall to warm up the space. Consider using a painting as a focal point in your bedroom and pull your colors from it for a theme, carrying it out throughout the room. Be sure to add texture to your room with pillows or rugs. Bedding for your beach themed room should be inspired by the colors at the beach, but you do not have to have seashells or surfers on it. If you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out 46 Casual beach chic rooms to inspire for some more design ideas!
In kid-friendly spaces such as the image above, there’s no such thing as pattern overload. Combine stripes, polka dots, and prints with chenilles and cottons for a lighthearted look. Pick a two-tone palette, such as green and blue, and use several shades of each hue.
A piece of salvaged crown molding serves as a shelf and holds a collection of sea coral above an understated metal bed.
Boost character in a beach bedroom with simple board walls. Mix up the look by placing some boards vertically and some horizontally, as though they were installed on a whim.
Every well-stocked guest room should have extra pillows and blankets, books and magazines, bottles of water, and cut flowers. Little touches go a long way to make guests feel welcome.
Enlarge a small space by coating every surface in white. The absence of color opens up areas that have limited natural light, making them feel airier. Add texture with building materials and textiles to keep a pale scheme from falling flat.
Typically reserved for the porch, hanging beds command attention when installed indoors. Teak platforms suspended from heavy-gauge rope play up a nautical look and create sleeping quarters your guests will fight over. You’ll need to attach the ropes to sturdy beams or studs, so be sure you have the support before you buy the materials. Engineered hardwood flooring echoes the rich graining of the bed platforms, and offers tropical-wood appeal at a fraction of the cost. It’s environmentally friendly, too!
Allow a fabric you love to play a starring role in the room. Select a graphic print with a large repeat and spread it around. Show it off on bedding, a headboard, accent pillows, and seat cushions. Paint walls, furniture, floors, and accessories the same color as the fabric’s background to help the look hang together.
Make slumber parties a cinch with a summer camp–style setup―no sleeping bag required. Place some type of storage close to the beds to hold spare towels, sheet or blankets. Creates nooks for children to have easy access to their toys. Canvas cots provide extra sleeping spaces in a pinch and are easy to fold up and store when not needed.
This beach-inspired bunk room is also home to this black cabinet, which houses nautical artifacts and aquatic-themed artwork. Old tennis rackets hang above art, reinforcing the room’s sporty theme.
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Vuelta a Empezar is an en-suite bedroom design by architecture firm Egue y Seta for Futurcret, part of the Casa Decor 2010 which was held in Barcelona, Spain. The 516 square feet (48 square meters) suite is based on the idea of the Garden of Eden, where biting the apple will open the gates of paradise. A furnished garden where temptation is shown through glass transparencies, between lattices of natural wood and palm fronds, proposing a return to a hedonistic paradise where, every day, is a sin not to start again!
The ethnic hand-crafted wooden bedside stands sit beside a contemporary metal floor lamp and a smart black shelving unit holding a selection of bright red apples, reminding us of the symbol of original sin. The entire space is assembled with a sense of the dramatic, transporting us to an exotic location where time stands still.
Primitive luxury abounds at every turn, mysterious dark mottled walls form a backdrop for a jungle scene of plants and vines at the head of the bed, a prominent object which is understandably covered in the sensuous fabrics of velvet and fur.
Fixtures of reclaimed wood and floors of stone contrast with the transparency of the enclosed waterfall shower, a unique space adorned with semi-tropical plants and ferns.
Photos: Aires Photography
Now that 2013 is behind us, we decided to delve into our archives and showcase the most dreamy bedrooms viewed throughout the year 2013 on 1 Kindesign. We brought a delicious array of bedrooms to you last year, in case you missed it, you can view that article here. Bedrooms are the most important and the most intimate part of every home so it is important to take care of all the necessary details to make this space warm and cozy. They are a private oasis where people usually sleep for the night or relax during the day. About one third of our lives are spent sleeping and most of the time when we are asleep, we are sleeping in a bedroom. That is why bedrooms are one of the most popular rooms in the home for inspiration, so one should pay special attention, when we are planning for the interior.
If you are looking for some bedroom inspiration, prepare to be overwhelmed with the fantastic collection of 45 most popular dreamy bedrooms on 1 Kindesign for 2013!
(Click the links below the photos to see more details for each project)
That concludes our roundup of the whole year of 2013′s most popular bedroom designs that were featured on 1 Kindesign. Hope you enjoyed this post, please let us know which one was your favorite!
What is it about Christmas lights that creates an ambiance that is so warm and welcoming? When you walk into a room they give off an air of magical wonderment and even though they are inexpensive, they can instantly make a space feel cozy and romantic. String lights create an atmosphere that we just can’t help but want to be in and around. So, why not get inspired by this amazing collection that we have put together for you and add them to your bedroom scheme? We have already featured for you some other decorating ideas using Christmas lights around your home, such as Amazing front porch Christmas decorating ideas, and Christmas decorating ideas to create a stylish home. Now its time to move into the bedroom, an often forgotten about space to decorate for the holidays! If you want to adorn your bedroom with Christmas lights, not only can they be used to decorate for the holiday season, but they can also stay up all year round if they fit in with your decor.
String lights can be used to decorate just about any bedroom in your home, from the master bedroom retreat, to a guest room, children’s bedrooms to a bachelor pad or even a dorm room. There are numerous ways they can be incorporated into your design scheme, from draping them over a footboard to adding them into a headboard; they can be placed around a mirror, along the ceiling or even around a window. To create an inviting space, pair string lights with sheer white curtains and hang them around the bed. This combination will generate a slightly enclosed and super romantic ambiance. Have a look at the pictures below to get some creative ideas to hang holiday lights in your bedroom to make it cozy and even romantic, enjoy!
Add a touch of romance to your bedroom with a piece of fabric to use as a billowy canopy with twinkle lights.
Hang pictures with clothes pins on your twinkle lights to illuminate them.
Craft a headboard with twinkle lights, perfect throughout the year!
This room is a converted attic space. The platform holds two full size mattresses. Behind the bed is a ledge. The fronts of the ledge are hinged to use as storage and also to access the plugs on the wall.
This renovation of an old hunting cabin by Sandra Foster into a 9 x 14 beautiful Victorian cottage can be seen in more detail here.
A principal bedroom in an historic home with an interior inspired by past and present. A fusion of traditional and contemporary pieces sit comfortably together against a deep blue background. Seasonal decor adds sparkle and atmosphere.
Add a touch of Christmas to your bedroom with LIAMARIA pillowcases and STRÅLA lights from Ikea!
Don’t forget to decorate the guest bedroom! Marianne from SongBirdBlog suggests not overlooking any room when it comes to Christmas decorating. Stockings on the headboard, a little tree and some lights add the perfect touch to her Scandinavian-mountain-cabin style decor.
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Create a glowing master bedroom retreat with the addition of a cozy fireplace design to keep you warm on cool winter nights. Last week we brought to you Clean and modern showcase fireplace designs and for today we have gathered together a collection of fireplace design ideas for your bedroom, with designs ranging from minimalist to rustic and traditional styles and everything in-between. Incorporating a fireplace into your bedroom design scheme can be a great luxury and there are a variety of ways to bring your design into fruition. Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes but how they are finished can make all the difference in how the room comes together and reflects your style. They can be the main focal point of a room and hold great grandeur and style. In addition to providing warmth, fireplaces these days have become a fashion statement. The emphasis is not merely just on functionality but more on form and expression. Have a look at these beautiful and functional master bedroom fireplaces for inspiration and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
Design Tip: Place the recessed lights so they are clustered to highlight the a asymmetrical elements vs. a traditional grid.
The fireplace shown here is delicately placed below a television of almost the same dimensions. Offset shelves and a rustic mantel make it so unobtrusive, it almost could go entirely unnoticed. Design tip: Paint or tile the slight bump-out around the fireplace box if you want it to stand out more.
The fireplace surround is custom made- the interior border is by Walker Zanger, and the chocolate bar liner and chair rail molding used to finish the edges is from them as well.
Create fully integrated design. This low-lying fireplace gives way to a wall-mounted TV on paneling, which travels over and across the ceiling to a symmetrically placed bed. Everything in the room works together in this beautiful design. Design tip: Try mimicking the ceiling’s wood paneling on the floor using two different patterns and colors of carpet.
In a room full of windows, this strategically placed fireplace has the maximum effect, thanks to the all-black window casings and fireplace tile. Design tip: A double-sided design in this room would turn the fireplace opening into another window.
A chrome-trimmed fireplace adds to the upbeat, contemporary feel of this room and infuses it with a hint of glamour.
This rustic look is pitch-perfect for the cabin-style setting. The window seat creates a cozy environment next to the fireplace. The fireplace doors have built-in mesh panels, eliminating the need for a screen.
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If you are searching for inspiring design ideas on how to create the perfect small bedroom design layout, we have collected some incredible ideas to share with you. We have published several other inspiring bedroom design ideas, such as minimalist bedroom design ideas and barn style bedroom design ideas as well as a roundup of our most popular bedrooms from 2012, now it is time to give you some functional design solutions for small apartments and homes or even a guest bedroom or attic space that has minimal space but needs some large ideas! Today, we have collected for you 60 images of bedroom interiors that offer brilliant floor plans with clever storage solutions.
If your space currently lacks natural light, smart storage and even the right color palette, it will feel cramped and uncomfortable. With the right techniques, even in the smallest of bedrooms can be more functional and even appear larger. We have some great tips to turn a bedroom, attic, storage space or office area into a cozy bedroom for guests, family or for a personal refuge. Remember that darker colors recede and will make a small space feel enclosed and less spacious. Try using lighter hues and consider painting the ceiling the same shade as the wall to erase shadow lines that visually define a space. If you paint your ceiling white against a dark wall, the space will feel smaller and your eye can gain a sense immediately of the size of the room. If the walls and ceilings have the same tone, you will trick your eye into not being able to see where the room’s parameters start and end, therefore making the room appear more spacious.
Scroll down for some awesome inspiration and great tips! Be sure to leave a comment on what was your most favorite.
Install wall sconces. Don’t take up precious bedside table space with bulky lamps and oversize shades; install wall sconces or even pendant lighting instead. Installing wall sconces on the wall can create a unique look and create a focal point while providing task lighting on each side of the bed. Just remember to measure carefully and hang them low enough so you don’t have to get out of bed to turn them off.
This daybed is a clever space saver solution and makes the room look more like a sitting area instead of a bedroom but doesn’t take away from its cozy vibe.
Let in natural light. While you should avoid blocking natural light in a small room, sometimes the only place that makes sense for a bed is right in front of the window. If that’s the case, try a see-through headboard (like the one on this metal frame) to make the most of your sunlight.
Add built-in shelving. Shallow built-in shelving can help you gain storage and maintain floor space. Stick to shelving that’s no more than 12 inches deep. The units here act as bedside tables, eliminating the need for extra furniture. Recessing the bed in the middle of the shelving prevents it from encroaching on much-needed floor space.
A small room benefits from the same elements as a larger one. The round mirror above the mansard headboard is a fun contrast, while all the textures (headboard, bedding, flooring, curtains) give the room depth and sophistication.
Fun, layered, bohemian and girly — this fantastic small bedroom has a lot going on with the pink wallpaper layered with other patterns and textures. Don’t be afraid to hang art on a wallpapered wall; just be thoughtful about the type and size. Here the gold frame blends nicely with the pink wallpaper.
The wallpaper feature wall. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph for your small bedroom, a single wall of patterned wallpaper behind your bed might just do the trick. Go minimal on the linens and glam it up a bit with a Murano-style chandelier, or something even more bold and colorful.
If you go with built-ins in your small bedroom, try taking them all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling look higher. And paint the back wall a contrasting color to create layering and depth.
Use a daybed. A daybed can help create the illusion that the room is more of a small sitting area, instead of a small bedroom that’s been taken over by a bed. Daybeds often have storage built in underneath too — another bonus for a small room.
A nightstand with drawers can hide just about anything. Besides the usual bedside items, you can stash spare linens (two drawer), photo albums, books or even socks and other small items.
Adding built-in storage saves space and is highly functional and aesthetically pleasing, making your space feel more clean and organized.
Put up wall shelves. A nightstand can take up a lot of floor space in a small bedroom, and using just one with a double- or queen-size bed means that someone won’t have a spot for an alarm clock, phone or beverage. A wall shelf on one side of the bed — or on both — can give a small bedroom a more open feeling and extra floor space, while giving you all the room you need for nighttime essentials.
In a small bedroom, no matter what the style is, from traditional to contemporary, a corner window is an effective way to make a smaller room seem much larger than it actually is.
Go for mirrored closet doors. Using a mirror to double your room’s visual square footage is a trick that’s been used for centuries. In small bedrooms this often means replacing your closet doors with mirrored ones. The effect tends to work best when you can take the mirrors from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.
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There is a true art to creating the perfect minimal, yet warm and visually interesting modern interior, especially for the oasis of the home, the bedroom. It takes skill to create that flawless balance between what is not enough and what is way too much, aka, clutter. You often hear the term “less is more” in design, but it isn’t necessarily about going cheap on your furnishings and accessories, it is about the attaining better design through simplicity. It is about how you can get the most impact through careful editing and restraint. The less is more theory is more about how the eye visualizes a space, which is all a personal preference.
Most people forget when designing a space to add personality through texture, color, materials and patterns when attempting to add less to a space, which ultimately gives the room an unfinished appearance. It is also about harmonizing a space and creating a perfect balance of leaving certain spaces in a room void of furnishings and accessories. The key to creating the perfect minimal bedroom is to create a serene and uncluttered space, not cold and sterile. Be sure to let objects have some breathing room so they are more appreciated. There is an art to creating spaces that do not have excess, but rather exude warmth and attractiveness. Enjoy the collection of 45 images that we have gathered together for you that perfectly illustrate the “less is more” approach. Be sure to let us know your thoughts, do you think less really is more? Which minimalist bedroom is your favorite, which more inspires you?
When a room is neutral add some spice and let it stand out, such as these orange chairs that creates a ‘pop’ in the space. The chairs command lots of attention — even in front of this spectacular view.
Try using restraint in furnishing styles. By using restraint in the bedding and furniture pieces, the interesting ceiling plane, skylight and wood wall cladding really stands out!
A minimalist bedroom does not have stacks of throw pillows. The two blue hued pillows provides a perfect dash of color. Along with the neutral bedspread and clean lines of the bed, they give a feeling of serenity. This would be a great bedroom for letting your mind clear at the end of the day.
This bedroom feels completely uncluttered, and each piece of furniture feels more special with all the open space.
All the wood cladding in this bedroom are extremely tactile surfaces. They need no embellishment.
The luscious materials in this room are sensual. For both the ottomans and the bedspread, the clean lines assure that the material is what you will notice.
There isn’t a lot in this bedroom, but each thing is chosen with care. The textures of the bedding and soft throw are so warm and inviting. They beautifully complement the soft neutral colors of the stone fireplace, and it all harmonizes with the beautiful view.
A little accent goes a long way. The fireplace in this room is such a beautiful piece, adding character and warmth to this minimalist bedroom.
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Looking to design a warm and cozy barn style bedroom? You have come to the right place, as we have gathered together for you an inspiring collection of bedroom interiors to help you get started. We have presented to you amazing ideas of rustic barn retreats such as this Refurbished old rustic barn home in Spain and this Modern rustic barn and we will continue to bring to you excellent examples and ideas for all the rooms throughout your home. The ideas that we have generated below are all rustic heavenly retreats that incorporate wood beams, wood and stone clad walls, some with high arched ceilings, woods floor, sliding barn doors, built-in beds, cozy area rugs, romantic fireplaces, duvets and throws, bright and colorful textures and materials, vintage and antique pieces mixed with modern styling, all ideas that you can infuse into your own bedroom space.
Whatever combination of styling suits you, all charm to your space by mixing rustic and modern. Having weathered walls and modern furnishings creates an incredible and stylish appearance. You can infuse your space with coziness by adding a fireplace, bathtub, an antler on the wall or an animal skin area rug on the floor to create an atmosphere of tranquility and relaxion. Try mixing and matching different texutres, materials and patterns, this is your private haven, have fun with it! Your space can be a romantic oasis, a rustic retreat, a vintage treasure, or a minimalist space that is easy to take care of, try using a neutral color palette and add splashes of color, whatever combination you chose, we have plenty of ideas below to help you get started.
Enjoy the inspiration below and please don’t forget to let us know which idea is your favorite!
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When you picture a contemporary bedroom, you most likely think of pale woods, plenty of white sheets and lots of monochrome. However, being contemporary doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice charisma or personality. We’ve listed ten excellent ideas that will make your contemporary bedroom as charming as you are.
Neutral is key
If you want a clean, contemporary look for your bedroom, then a neutral color palette is a must. You don’t have to always opt for lighter tones, but you should stay away from bright colors for the sleek, streamlined look.
A feature wall
Whether you opt for a fun wallpaper fabric or a cool paint color, having one wall unlike the other three instantly makes your room look edgy. There’s plenty to choose from, be it a glossy finish or an exciting print; adding something a bit different to one wall can really make it stand out.
Frills are a big no-no
Frilly cushions are out if you want an up-to-the-minute look. Keeping things gender-neutral in the bedroom is your best bet for maintaining a sleek look. Avoid bright pinks or girly pastels and instead opt for monochrome shades.
To avoid your bedroom getting boring, you can use accessories to brighten it up and add interest to an otherwise monochrome design. Add some brightly colored artwork or some little trinket boxes.
Use your space effectively
If you want a sleek and modern bedroom, then clutter is the last thing you need. Check out some fantastic bedrooms that offer clever storage solutions to tidy away all your clothes, shoes and other sundry items, leaving your room looking spacious and clutter-free.
A pale wood such as pine or maple is far more effective at creating a contemporary look than heavier, more traditional woods such as oak. Wood makes for a more expensive look and hardwearing than veneer.
A modern bed
Make sure your bed is as modern as they come if you want the rest of your room to fall into place. Whether you opt for a contemporary futon number or a sprawling super-king, having a modern bed ensures your room has a stylish edge from the offset.
A feature headboard
If you you’ve already made up your mind to keep your old bed, a feature headboard can be a great way of adding an interesting element to your room.
This can be anything you want it to be – nice wood paneling, some bright woven fabric or even an integrated bookshelf. A feature headboard can add some modernity to your room without you having to make any big changes.
Black and white
Monochrome shades of grey, black and white is an immediate way to transform your room into a contemporary dream. White bed linen adds a crisp, clean touch, creating the perfect blend between classic and modern.
Keep it to a minimum
Whether you decide to go for a large feature or enliven the place with trinkets, anything too extreme will ruin your contemporary look. The key is to focus attention on one or two pieces and keep things simple.
Today we present to you a collection of the most fabulous bedrooms that have been showcased throughout the year of 2012 here on 1 Kindesign. These bedrooms were selected based on popularity through several social media sites. All of the bedrooms are featured in beautiful houses and retreats throughout the world. There are links under each bedroom in case you want to refresh your memory of where the bedroom belongs. Bedrooms are our favorite retreats in our home and are one of the most sought out pictures for design inspiration. We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures, with bedrooms ranging from contemporary and modern to tropical oasis. Here is to you having some Kozee Sleep in one of these fabulous and dreamy bedrooms!
That concludes our roundup of the whole year of 2012′s most popular bedroom designs that were featured on 1 Kindesign. Hope you enjoyed this post, please let us know which one was your favorite!
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