Let’s face it, a modern bedroom design can easily impress. Not only is it sleek and current, the simplicity of a modern room promotes a sense of tranquility–and consequently–a good night’s sleep. At the same time, bedrooms can be a conundrum for those of us with a sleek modern aesthetic. How do you make a space that's inherently full of pillows and soft bedding also be a tour de force of polished design? Striking a balance between cozy and refined can be tricky without proper guidance, from deciding on the right silhouettes to picking a palette that feels appropriately au courant.
Fortunately, it's not an insurmountable dilemma; these 30 modern bedrooms will give you all the inspiration you need to do it right.
This spacious master bedroom—crafted by fashion designer Lisa Perry—unites warm and cool colors to create a clean, contemporary balance. Here, Callum Innes artwork brings a citrusy appeal to an otherwise cool-toned space.
A eclectic West Village master bedroom blends clean lines and an assortment of texture, punctuated by bold accents. Black, silver, and frosted balloon sconces are backed by a lacquered wall.
In the Brooklyn apartment of blogger Natalie Lim Suarez, custom glass sliding doors lead into the master bedroom, which maintains a pared-down appeal with minimal furniture and a monochrome palette.
Sex and the City creator Darren Star's New York City bedroom is a lesson in the peacefulness of monochrome, featuring a headboard in a Cowtan & Tout fabric, sconces by Gubi, and nightstands by Room & Board.
In a striking Surf Club retreat designed by Delphine Krakoff, the guest bedroom maintains modern beach vibes with a sculptural side table, rounded headboard, and statement artwork.
In the New York City loft of Homepolish co-founder Will Nathan, the industrial style of the home was accentuated with minimal furnishings and modern accents, including a low-profile bed, matching nightstands, a neutral rug, and a black and white palette.
With accents like a 1960s wall sculpture and antique French tole clocks, this bedroom manages to exude modern elegance. Thanks to a palette of rich grays, a layering of textures, and clean-lined silhouettes, the space has an overarching sense of modernity.
A Chelsea home's master bedroom relies on just a few statement pieces to reflect a serene and modern aesthetic. The custom walnut bed, matching dresser and side table, and coordinating artwork make the minimalist space exude a modern feel.
A recessed bedside niche, low-profile bed, and fan-shaped cerused oak headboard channel a spa-like vibe in this modern master bedroom.
In a spacious Tribeca master bedroom, a statement black bed frame contrasts the white walls and bedding. Modern sconces and a BDDW lounge chair tie the space together.
In a mid-century modern California home, a custom wall-mounted bed adds architectural interest, while the low-profile design of the bedside table and bed frame boast a signature modern aesthetic.
A summer camp-turned winter home is clad in pale pine shiplap, which contrasts with the arboreal green window trim. Modern sconces and bedding–along with a pop of red in the headboard–helped reimagine a cabin-like bedroom into a contemporary oasis.
The bed in this Palm Springs master bedroom came with the house and is dressed in with a blanket and shams by . The painting is by and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.
In the master bedroom of a Tahoe vacation home, an armchair and stool by Minotti, upholstered in a Holly Hunt leather, are paired with a side table by Jonathan Adler; the bench and dresser are by Lawson-Fenning, and the drawing is by Ching Ho Cheng; the wall is painted in Bank Vault by Dunn-Edwards, and the carpet is by Decorative Carpets.
In the master bedroom of a California home, the linen coverlet is by Area, the photograph above the bed is by Olafur Eliasson, and the 1930s lamp on the custom-made table is by George Carwardine; the capiz-shell pendant is vintage, and the redwood closet doors are original.
In a TriBeCa apartment's master bedroom, the bed is by Meridiani, the wall lamp is by Serge Mouille, the vintage Poul Kjaerholm daybed retains its original leather, and the side table is by Wyeth; the console is a vintage piece by Paul McCobb, and the circa-1970 Beni Ourain rug is from Double Knot.
A bedroom in a New York City penthouse features a bed by DucDuc, a Saarinen Womb chair by Knoll, and a pendant light by Kartell; the map decal is by Dezign With a Z, and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin.
In the master bedroom of a modern Tuscan home, the bed and bedside table are Lissoni designs, for and Porro, respectively.
In a Palm Beach home, the master bedroom's settee by Gastone Rinaldi is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric, the rug is by , the walls are covered in Venetian plaster, and the adjacent closet structure is sheathed in acrylic panels; the drawings above the bed are by , and the photographs in the corridor are by Mircea Cantor.
In a contemporary Manhattan master bedroom, a bed by is dressed in linens by , the bedside table is from , the custom rug is by , and the walls have a custom textured finish by .
In the master bedroom of a San Francisco loft, the headboard is covered in a fabric, the bed linens are by , the bedspread is antique Belgian linen, the walls are painted in ’s , and the artwork is by .
In the bedroom of a West Village home, the vintage Cityscape is by Paul Evans, the bed is dressed in linens, the bedside tables are ebonized mahogany, the 1950s American lamps are from , and the carpet is by .
The master bed in this New York City apartment is upholstered in a silk and dressed in linens; the stainless steel chair (right) is by Maria Pergay, and the Philippe Hiquily chair purchased at Sotheby’s has cushions in a fabric. The curtains are of a silk satin, the carpet is by , and the walls are sheathed in a Rubelli cotton velvet; the sculpture is by Rebecca Warren, and the painting to the left of the bed is by Richard Prince.
The bed in the master bedroom of a London townhouse is dressed in a custom duvet made from a Dedar fabric, the letter-shaped stools are from Andrew Martin, and the walls are sheathed in a Jim Thompson silk with hand-sewn red silk borders; the drawing over the mantel is by Lluis Lleo, and the artwork over the bed, which is inscribed with Buddhist phrases, was purchased in Singapore.
In a playful New York apartment, a bed by Christopher Ostafin and a 1990s bench by Campion Platt are featured in the master bedroom. The circa-1950 chair by Illum Wikkelso is from Hostler Burrows.
The bed, dresser, and side tables in the master bedroom of a Mexican home are by Roche Bobois; the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller, the bedside lights are by FontanaArte, and the wall is painted in Patagonia by Comex.
The bed in the master bedroom of an upstate New York home is upholstered in an and dressed in and linens, the bedside tables are by , the stool from is upholstered in a fabric and the circa-1970 ceiling light was found at a Paris flea market. The walls are upholstered in a wool suiting, the ceiling is covered in a tea-leaf paper, the custom wool carpet is by and the artwork over the bed is by .
In the master bedroom of a Pacific Palisades home, the custom bed is dressed with linens by Deborah Sharpe Linens and a Frette coverlet; the photograph is by David Drebin.
The bed in Andy Cohen's master bedroom is upholstered in a plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with . The vintage leather bench is from , the custom nightstands are by , the vintage Pierre Giraudon green-resin lamps are from , and the sconces are by RH Modern. The rug is from and the walls are covered in a wallpaper. The photograph over the bed is by Micheal McLaughlin, and the "Sweety" image to the right of the bed was taken by Cohen at a carnival outside Saint-Tropez.
In a minimal apartment, the neon wall sculpture in the master bedroom is by Glenn Ligon, and the Corian platform bed, a custom design, is dressed with Belgian linens; the circa-1960 bedside tables are by Joseph-André Motte, and the walls are sheathed in a Marmorino wall finish.