Modern bedroom pictures

If you want to design a modern bedroom scheme, don’t miss our pick of the best schemes for every budget. Find your perfect modern bedroom look and learn how to put the scheme together in your own home. If you can’t find the look for you, take a peek at our traditional bedrooms and country bedrooms, or find a new style with our dedicated selection of bedroom ideas.

  • Modern Scandi bedroom with wooden bedstead and rug

    Avoid flat, lilac-tinted greys that can make a room feel chilly, but mix warmer shades with grainy oak for a simple, soothing backdrop. Working in copper, dusky pink and peach tones and touches of pattern and texture will make it welcoming and characterful. A neutral-textural-patterned wallpaper, like this, is a great way to add understated style and interest to a room.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Walls in Albany Birch Tree Taupe, £29 a roll, Wallpaper Direct
    Buy now: Notch bedside table, £199, Dwell

  • Modern dressing room with navy blue walls and small dressing table

    This light-absorbing shade is ideal for a bedroom, providing a mellow pre-sleep mood and easy-on-the-eye awakenings. If you use it on all four walls, keep the floor and ceiling white. For a modern take, instead of rustic white-painted wood or natural oak.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Salina dressing table, £599 by Ercol at Heal’s
    Buy now: Drum stool, £145, covered in Romo Taza Briar Rose, £77m, The Dormy House
    Buy now: Rattan screen, £495, French Connection

  • Midnight blue bedroom with wooden bedstead and wool rug

    This sophisticated shade will add depth and drama to a backdrop of cool mid-greys and pale wood tones. With so much colour going on, don’t complicate matters with bold or busy patterns. A touch of stripe or a soft sketchbook motif is enough. Rustic elements help to tie this look together. Here rope, bamboo, weaves and linens reveal their detail against deep, flat blue.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Walls painted in Dock Blue absolute matt emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5L, Little Greene
    Buy now: Ceiling painted in At the Barre, £28 for 2.5L, Valspar
    Buy now: Bell Twist Portland carpet, £39.99sq m, Brintons

  • Purple bedroom with painterly-effect bedlinen and wooden bed frame

    Make more of a favourite painting or print by colouring a border around the frame. Use masking tape to mark out a square 8-10cm bigger than your frame and colour it in with leftover paint. Remove the tape and, when the paint’s dry, rehang the picture.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Wall paint, Dulux Pure Brilliant White matt emulsion, £16 for 5 L, B&Q; Lavender Cupcake matt emulsion, £18 for 2.5 L, Crown
    Buy now: Rimini bed frame, £995, Furniture Village

  • Modern laid-back bedroom with grey walls and bedding

    Luxe looks aren’t just for glamourpusses! This version is altogether more relaxed. The key to luxury is texture, so use super-soft linen bedding, chunky wool rugs and matt ceramics to build it up in layers.
    To create a layered neutral scheme, use a base of taupe and grey, then add pastel tints as subtle accents. We used sky blue and mint, but lilac or blush pink would work, too.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Walls painted in Paw Print clay paint, £70.50 for 5L, Earthborn
    Buy now: Medium Bobble floor rug, £295, Loaf
    Buy now: Store storage king-size bed, £895; mattress, from £445, both Loaf

  • Tropical themed bedroom with botanical bed linen and green walls

    A luxurious green wall colour fits perfectly with the bold botanical prints of the bedspread. The effect is chic and summery, balanced out by the cool tones. It evokes a calm scene in leafy shade as opposed to beating sun: perfect for slipping off to sleep. The green walls are not limited to a summery effect, however. A more subtle bedroom scheme, for winter months, can be achieved through a grey or blush pink linen bedding. Indeed, pink is the ideal accent to greens, from the soft blush of the hummingbird picture to a fierce fuchsia candle.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Aruba reversible duvet set, £60, Wallace Cottons
    Buy now: Hummer print, £85, Anna Jacobs

  • Bedroom corner with green walls and tropical accessories

    Greens, blues, and pinks interplay here for a subtle buzz of colour that feel modern and summery. The polished, modern feel of the lamp and framed poster contrast pleasingly with this rustic chest of drawers. Reclaimed or limed oak furniture are a relaxed, balanced accompaniment to the palm greens that bring to mind a sunny beach-house. For a smarter effect, a black-stained wood finish can bring a touch of bold sophistication.

    Get the look
    Buy now: St Lucia A2 print, £50, Clarissa Hulse
    Buy now: Indigo flex large lamp base, £115, Anna Jacobs

  • Relaxed Scandi bedroom in blush pink and denim blue

    Nordic style usually starts with a pure white backdrop, but adding colour makes it warmer and more interesting. pale pink behaves like a neutral and is easy to mix with different accent tones. Natural linens are the quick route to this modern, relaxed look – and no ironing is needed…

    Get the look
    Buy now: Ercol Salina double bed, £689, Haynes Furnishings
    Buy now: Light pink cotton duvet set, £34.99, H&M Home

  • Green panelled bedroom with blush pink upholstered bed

    Soft blush and nude tones are the perfect companions for fresh, cactus greens. Avoid fabrics with a sheen – use matt-finish linens, cottons and cotton velvets, or the scheme will become chinzy and less modern-looking.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Madehurst king-size bed in Elegance Velvet, from £1,079, Mood Collections
    Buy now: Bellini chair in Sea Blue vintage velvet, £575, Loaf
    Buy now: Tourmaline cushion, £37, Perch & Parrow

  • Modern bedroom with copper wallpaper, velvet headboard and metallic details

    Go luxe in the bedroom with a rich auburn or copper backdrop. These colours lend themselves to an opulent look – perfect for a sophisticated bedroom scheme, loaded with plush textiles and finished with metallic accessories. Gold and brass can work especially well, as demonstrated by the brass-fronted bedside table and brass vase.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Charlton headboard in Mimosa platinum velvet, £585, Mood Collections
    Buy now: Umberto brass bedside table, £350, Graham & Green

  • Glamorous modern bedroom with gold mirror and accessories

    Here’s a great example of thinking outside the box when choosing furniture for a space – an elegant rosewood and brass desk that’s been presented as a dressing table. Brass accessories coordinate with the motif on the drawers of this quirky piece, which is offset with an equally fabulous statement mirror.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Herning desk, £299, Swoon Editions

    Buy now: Large Coin mirror, £340, Graham and Green

  • Timeless bedroom with teal blue walls

    Timeless furniture creates easy elegance in this deep toned bedroom. Teal blue walls are balanced by lime washed wood flooring and a white painted fireplace. The striking feature canvas on the wall features both blue and neutral tones to marry the scheme together. Period features shine in this simple scheme.

    Get the look
    Buy now:
    For a similar chest of drawers, try the Ganga Sheesham, £207, Wayfair
    Buy now: Walls painted in Air Force Blue (260) absolute matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene

  • Modern bedroom with strong teal walls

    The painted walls  of this modern bedroom create a cosy and cocooning atmosphere in deep teal blue. Choose silver accents like the aluminum task light which make a beautiful contrast with all-blue hues. A white wooden bed frame breaks up the colour and a floral bedspread in matching hues finishes this fresh look.

    Get the Look
    Buy now: Walls painted in Air Force Blue (260) absolute matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene
    Buy now: For similar quilt try Cassie Brynes Melbourne quilt, from £148, Anthropologie


  • Modern blue bedroom with exposed fireplace and tropical bedlinen

    This bedroom has a totally tropical feel. The blue and green on the bedlinen complement the wall beautifully. A partially exposed brick fireplace gives the room an undone, urban vibe, while metal and wood elements contrast to create an aesthetically pleasing look.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Paint, Hague Blue, Farrow & Ball at B&Q

  • Neutral bedroom with floor to ceiling windows

    The simplicity of Scandi schemes can make them look stark, so offset plain white walls and simple wooden furniture with luxurious layers of throws and cushions. Plants or flowers are also great for adding colour to a neutral bedroom.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Cohen wall lamps, £29 each, Made
    Buy now: Dandelion Clocks cushions in Aqua, £30 each, Sanderson at John Lewis

  • White bedroom with picture ledges and wall-mounted lights

    If you’re indecisive, make picture ledges your friend. They’re great when you fancy a change and want to swap artwork and accessories around. Add character with a mixture of prints, too. Sticking to a mainly monochrome palette makes a combination of geometric, striped and tree patterns work together.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Nyponros white and blue quilt cover and four pillowcases, £30, Ikea
    Buy now: similar picture ledge, £8, Ikea

  • Luxurious bedroom with grey button back headboard

    Add a touch of luxury to your bedroom with a button back headboard in a pale grey. It’s all about giving your room a bit of hotel chic and sophistication. Above, a photo wall full of happy memories is a great thing to look at before heading to bed.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Richmond headboard, from £750, The White Company

  • Grey bedroom with chic dressing area and ornate mirror

    Everyone dreams of having a beautiful dressing area and this room shows that it needn’t take up much space. The table and stool are pretty compact. It’s the mirror that makes the dressing area seem much bigger than it is, with its super sized proportions and glamorous ornate detailing. Wall space isn’t floor space, after all.

    Get the look
    Buy now: walls painted in Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray Estate Emulsion, £43.50, Farrow & Ball B&Q

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