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Contemporary Bedroom Ideas and Designs

Finding contemporary bedroom ideas to work in the bedroom space you have isn’t always easy. You might have a small bedroom, an awkward space to work with, or sloping walls that get in the way. Bedroom designs need to incorporate various pieces of bedroom furniture, or built-in storage, in order to give you a relaxing place to sleep as well as hold your various possessions and clothing. But don’t worry, there’s always a bedroom design that will work with the space you have. Get contemporary bedroom ideas and inspiration from the thousands of photos from designers and stylists on Houzz; even if you’re struggling with a small bedroom you can find space saving bedroom ideas and clever layouts that could work in your contemporary bedroom.

How do I choose the right contemporary bed and mattress?


There is only one unavoidable element to your contemporary bedroom and that is the bed, so selecting the right one is crucial. The bed is the focal point, but make sure to choose one that still allows for easy movement around the bedroom, whether that is a double, king or super king size. Once you have selected a frame by looking at bedroom design ideas, look to invest in a great mattress. The difference a high-quality mattress will make to your night’s sleep and back health makes this a critical choice – whether you prefer a memory foam mattress or the pocket sprung variety. The recommended shelf life of a mattress is five to seven years, although a top quality mattress may last up to ten. The great news is that a price tag and fancy terminology don’t necessarily reflect the quality of a mattress, so it really is worth doing your research.

What are the best contemporary small bedroom ideas?


It’s quite rare to find a property with all bedrooms a good size; even if your master bedroom is well-proportioned, chances are you may have a spare room or kids’ room that struggles for space. But there are plenty of bedroom designs to make the most of any size room.

If you need small bedroom ideas for your home go for a contemporary bed with no frame, or if you are truly working in a tight space, a storage bed might be your best option. If the room is not your master bedroom, you could also try out a single bed, or even two single beds because this can separate out the space a bit more. They can always be pushed together if you have a couple staying. More space saving bedroom ideas would be opting for built-in shelving and rails for storage and hanging clothes. You can even go for built-in shelves to replace bedside tables, lighting attached to the wall or ceiling rather than lamps, and opt for sliding wardrobe doors which require less room in front. Ensuring your furniture choices are multi-purpose is another great way to save space. For example, a dressing table can double as a work space and a dressing stool with a lift-up lid offers hidden storage.

Obviously, the less cluttered a small bedroom, the better, but it doesn’t mean you have to go completely minimal. Adding clever storage pieces, a few pieces of wall art and a rug and cushions can give the room a more ‘whole’ feeling.

Easily browse small bedroom ideas on Houzz.

How do I find contemporary kids’ bedroom ideas?


If you’re looking for contemporary girl or boys’ bedroom ideas for your children, then it’s best to check the Kids’ Room ideas page, where you can filter to see boys’ room ideas, girls’ bedroom ideas or neutral schemes. You can also see teenage bedroom ideas and contemporary inspiration for nurseries.

How do I choose the right contemporary bedroom furniture?


Whether you only need a few bits of contemporary furniture or you’re looking at whole bedroom furniture sets, it’s best to first think of placements and layout in your bedroom space. You might have some great contemporary bedroom ideas, but if you go for many, large furniture pieces then none of it will work together if the space doesn’t allow. Once you’ve decided on how many pieces you can fit in comfortably, then you can think about the bedroom furniture style and design. White bedroom furniture is popular for those that want a calming, restful feel, but there’s nothing to stop you injecting colour into your bedroom if you want to.

Browse Houzz’s range of bedroom furniture to pick out the styles and colours you think could create your perfect bedroom design.

How can I find specific contemporary interior design ideas for my bedroom?


For tailored bedroom designs and decorating ideas that come recommended by experts, you can look at hiring an interior designer in your area to help you plan your new bedroom. Many offer affordable one-room rates and are flexible when it comes to working with you online and offline.

Photo of a medium sized contemporary master bedroom in Sussex with white walls, painted wood flooring, black floors and no fireplace.

Leigh Simpson
Photo of a medium sized contemporary master bedroom in Sussex with white walls, painted wood flooring, black floors and no fireplace.
Ask Pete if we could have a vaulted ceilings - christinemac1518

Contemporary bedroom in Glasgow with white walls and brown floors.

Mack Photo
Contemporary bedroom in Glasgow with white walls and brown floors.

Photo of a medium sized contemporary bedroom in London with light hardwood flooring and beige floors.

Photo of a medium sized contemporary bedroom in London with light hardwood flooring and beige floors.

Photo of a contemporary bedroom in London.

A LOOKBOOK selection of B+P products being used within luxury properties. Each property has been designed by B+P’s designer and founder Massimo Minale, an architect by trade alongside our in-house team of interior designers.
head board mix of cushions and frames - king_maggie

Medium sized contemporary master bedroom in London with grey walls and light hardwood flooring.

Daisy bed frame in our beautiful Blush fabric. The modern design of the Daisy headboard complements the geometric patterns from the wallpaper and scatter cushions, and with the added textures from the throws, the result is a calming, serene bedroom with a mid-century modern feel. Photography by Tim Young.
Wallpaper amazing and the bed has got really nice colours - sheba_karamat

Design ideas for a contemporary bedroom in London with white walls, carpet and grey floors.

Elina Pasok
Design ideas for a contemporary bedroom in London with white walls, carpet and grey floors.
Navy offset with velvet - sadafahmedraja2015

This is an example of a large contemporary bedroom in Cornwall with grey walls, porcelain flooring and grey floors.

Photography by: Unique Home Stays © www.uniquehomestays.com
This is an example of a large contemporary bedroom in Cornwall with grey walls, porcelain flooring and grey floors.
bathroom bedroom? - raaj_kalsighatora

This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in London with grey walls, painted wood flooring and grey floors.

Tom Carter
This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in London with grey walls, painted wood flooring and grey floors.
עיצוב מיטה רק בגון עץ בהיר יותר - pymoran

Medium sized contemporary bedroom in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.

Medium sized contemporary bedroom in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Bedspread! - ailsa_mcintosh

Photo of a medium sized contemporary master bedroom in London with grey walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.

Lyndseylphotography @lyndseyl_photography
Photo of a medium sized contemporary master bedroom in London with grey walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
palette - chiara_delvescovo36

Photo of a contemporary bedroom in London with white walls and beige floors.

Stephen Bennett
Photo of a contemporary bedroom in London with white walls and beige floors.
side table - hduffin1

Photo of a contemporary bedroom in Berkshire.

Create a haven to shelter in with rich deep terracotta shades combined with blush hues to encourage cocooning and re-setting.
Photo of a contemporary bedroom in Berkshire.
warm color use - janie_choi

Medium sized contemporary master bedroom in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, beige floors and no fireplace.

Graham Gaunt
Medium sized contemporary master bedroom in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, beige floors and no fireplace.
I like the hanging lights again lol - romy_martin

Design ideas for a contemporary master bedroom in Surrey with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.

Design ideas for a contemporary master bedroom in Surrey with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
I like the colour combination of turquoise/blue and purple. - naomi_taylor42

Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary master bedroom in West Midlands with grey walls and carpet.

Chris Snook
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary master bedroom in West Midlands with grey walls and carpet.
geo wallpaper and hotel style - jodielfidler

This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in Surrey.

This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in Surrey.
Mirror feature to extend the feeling of depth in bedroom - zo__french

Photo of a contemporary bedroom in London with beige walls, carpet and grey floors.

Photo of a contemporary bedroom in London with beige walls, carpet and grey floors.
Purple carpet-Dark wood, black, Egyptian cotton colour with white gloss - thekimberleythomass

This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in London with grey walls.

This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in London with grey walls.
Idea for bed head for bedroom 4 - matthewgoodliffe

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