A good night’s sleep can never be underestimated, and creating calming spaces—much like these serene bedroom ideas—can be a major contributor. In recent years, the idea of “palate cleanser” decorating has spread across the home, but the bedroom has always emphasized the rejuvenating power of peaceful surrounding. According to interior designers, bedrooms should be meditative, uncluttered spaces, tempting you beyond just nighttime slumber with an afternoon nap or an hour of reading. With these nine serene bedroom ideas, AD PRO Directory designers put comfort and quietude at the forefront.
After her clients purchased the unit next door to their apartment on New York’s Upper West Side to fold in a new bedroom, bathroom, and den, local designer Jade McNeil immediately knew the small bedroom should be light and bright, “Preventing too many visual breaks where the walls meet and giving the illusion of a larger space,” she says. Reserved for the homeowners’ daughter, who recently went off to college, and out-of-town guests, the bedroom also needed to be simultaneously whimsical and sophisticated.
McNeil’s starting point was a Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wall covering embellished with silver rivets. “I wanted to play with the vertical lines in the wallpaper, [so I] designed a custom headboard with New York Art Upholstery to flow in the opposite direction, giving definition and harmony to both textures,” she says. Fashioned out of a Romo Fabrics cotton velvet, it’s married with sconces from France and Son, terraced nightstands, and a window seat, complete with built-in storage and Kravet fabric-shrouded cushions, and it overlooks a tree-lined street.