10 Design Ideas For a Modern Master Bedroom

10 Design Ideas For a Modern Master Bedroom

Interior Design
Decoration and Design
By Mateos Glen Hayes December 10, 2021

Over time, our master bedrooms can start to feel staid, with outdated decor and antiquating furniture. There’s nothing all that great about the musty old smell, and an aging master bedroom is simply not all that cozy a place to be. Thankfully, there’s no shortage when it comes to ways of introducing a touch of modernity to your master bedroom.

You may think that nothing short of a huge modernization will do the trick of transforming your bedroom into something fresh and new. However, there are a few ways to go about injecting some modernity into your boudoir without resorting to tearing everything down and starting anew. A few changes in decor and layout can make a huge difference in how everything looks and feels.

Naturally Good

Natural Materials Add Texture and Character to Master Bedrooms

Natural Materials Add Texture and Character to Master Bedrooms

One of the mainstays of mid-century modern styles is the integration of natural materials. There’s nothing that quite spells workmanship like sturdy wooden furniture with a sleek design, so reimagine your master bedroom with some Scandi-style natural features. Think gorgeous hardwood flooring, minimalist wooden end tables, artistic lamps, and a mid-century wooden bed frame.

Adding a straw carpet helps to bring everything together nicely. If you want to go the extra mile, consider installing new cladding for your walls. Hardwood is perfect for that distinctive all-wood look, but if that’s a bit too woody for your taste, brick cladding is another option. Masonry helps add texture to a space, and the random blemishes of brickwork can go a long way towards making your master bedroom a unique space.

Industrialize 

Industrial Style Brings a Distinctive Stark Quality to Modern Master Bedrooms

Industrial Style Brings a Distinctive Stark Quality to Modern Master Bedrooms

Edginess is another quintessentially modern quality, so you can’t go wrong with it. The neat thing with an industrial-style bedroom is that it can be as involved or as restrained as you want it to be. Building a rustic master bedroom can be as simple as adding a few prominent light fixtures with filament bulbs imitating LEDs, and topping it off with minimalist furniture.

Alternatively, you can go all out with exposed piping, wiring, and decorative industrial fixtures such as an old locker, heavy vintage furniture, and brick cladding for your walls. Black cast iron-like metal is the main accenting material in the industrial toolkit, so find ways to integrate it into different parts of the bedroom. For instance, a closet with sliding glass doors could have its metal frames painted black.

Farmhouse Reveries 

Bring the Country Charm to the Comfort of the City

Bring the Country Charm to the Comfort of the City

Speaking of rustic, it seems like everyone is pining for a quiet life in the countryside these days. While most of us may not have a modest little farmhouse in the country to retreat to, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring the charm of the countryside to us. The farmhouse style can make for a warm and contemporary rustic master bedroom. Natural materials are key here as well to bringing an authentic farmhouse master bedroom together.

Distinctive features such as shiplap walls and exposed wood beams are a must if you want to bring the full farmhouse experience to your modern master bedroom. A fireplace is another toasty option for those that want to boost the rustic feel. However, a more lowkey farmhouse design is also an option. Just get yourself some vintage American Colonial-style furniture from your nearest flea market. Colonial-style chairs and beds are distinctive in their utilitarian simplicity and sturdiness and as such are perfect for the farmhouse aesthetic.

Go Bohemian

Bohemian Flair Spices up Even the Oldest Master Bedroom

Bohemian Flair Spices up Even the Oldest Master Bedroom

Choosing just one amongst many good options can be rather difficult. The Bohemian style solves that problem by just choosing all the options and making them work together. Indeed, there are a few easier ways of adding some flair and color to a danky master bedroom than by going Bohemian. A tasteful collection of various pieces of decor from different styles can truly work wonders.

Next time you’re at a yard sale or flea market, keep a special eye out for oriental rugs, straw-made items such as carpets, lampshades, covers for furniture, and so on. Also, try finding a few mid-century modern trinkets if you can. By matching these items together via common patterns and colors you can curate your own distinctive bohemian master bedroom. If you want to do more, consider getting different furniture, and perhaps even a new hardwood flooring. Hardwood works well with a diverse set of decorative styles, as does French provincial-style furniture.

Let There be Light

Brighten Things up to Make the Bedroom Feel Airier

Brighten Things up to Make the Bedroom Feel Airier

When it comes to modernization, the easiest way to perk up a space is by brightening it up. The ultimate solution for extra lighting is to add some windows and/or increase the size of the windows you already have. Window additions such as skylights can work wonders by bringing in healthy natural sunlight. This will keep things warm and sunny even in the depths of winter.

But if your bedroom does not have any place for windows, do not fret, for there is a solution: lighting. LED lighting is cheaper now than it’s ever been and there is seemingly no end to the different styles and colors in which it is available. LED lighting can radically brighten up even the darkest master bedroom, and LED strips can be used for some tasteful accent lighting.

Don’t Overdo It

Balance Is Key for a Successful Modern Master Bedroom

Balance Is Key for a Successful Modern Master Bedroom

One of the most important maxims to keep in mind as you go about redoing your bedroom is to keep it simple. Trying to do too much at once is a great way to end up with a cluttered bedroom that didn’t turn out the way you envisioned it. The key, therefore, to a successful master bedroom modernization is minimalism. Keep things simple by addressing one problem at a time. If you want to revamp your master bedroom furniture in your master bedroom, do that before looking into getting new carpets.

Before adding new fixtures, plan to work on your flooring or walls first so that you can add the new stuff in after everything else is done. In general, aim for a few decorative touches rather than many. Avoid saturating your master bedroom with too many accents, colors, textures, and so on since this will not look good when all is said and done.

Space Savers

Space-Saving Furniture Makes a Master Bedroom Feel Bigger

Space-Saving Furniture Makes a Master Bedroom Feel Bigger

There are few better ways to open a space up than by minimizing how much stuff you add to it, and one great way to achieve that is to go for master bedroom furniture that can serve multiple functions. Multi-use furniture such as futons and folding desks are ideal because they minimize how much furniture you need to buy and can be folded out of the way to give you back some room when not in use. Folding light fixtures and increased natural lighting will also help open up the space, as can large wall-mounted mirrors.

Play with Colors

Colorful Decorations Freshen up the Space

Colorful Decorations Freshen up the Space

Those who prefer a low-impact solution for modernizing their home should consider experimenting with your master bedroom’s colors. There are quite a few ways to freshen up your master bedroom by altering its dominant colors. Making the room monochrome for instance is a great way to make it feel both individualized and modern. Alternatively, consider using vibrant colors for accenting the room, or using brighter dominant colors for a warmer look. One huge perk of customizing your master bedroom’s colors is that you can then use these new colors as a template for decorating and furnishing your modernized master bedroom.

California Dreamin’

Inject the Colors of the Californian Coast for a Chill Vibe

Inject the Colors of the Californian Coast for a Chill Vibe

We all love sunny weather, and California is famous for it. So, why not bring those Golden Coast vibes into your master bedroom? All you need are some coastal blues, off-whites, and sandy colors to create a cozy beach house feel. Top that off with mid-century style furniture with tastefully accented light-color upholstery, and you got yourself a Californian-themed master bedroom unlike any other.

Be Choosy

Choose the Right Decor for the Mood of the Space

Choose the Right Decor for the Mood of the Space

This relates to decorating your modern master bedroom. Instead of covering the wall with tapestries and paintings, you’ll want to be a bit more selective. Ideally, you don’t want to have more than two of the same type of decor. This will keep everything balanced and prevent clutter from forming. It also makes the bedroom easier to clean since there’s less stuff to move around when dusting.

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes