15 Bedroom Design Upgrades

The bedroom should be a gorgeous sanctuary from everyday life. Transform yours with these bedroom design ideas from Instagram.

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California Costal Bedroom Design
Courtesy @salthousecollective/instagram

California Coastal

Live the laid-back beach life without dealing with all the sand! This bedroom by @salthousecollective brings all the Cali vibes with its creamy white walls, clean-lined furniture and plenty of natural light.

The finishing touch is the beach-inspired abstract artwork. One big piece above the bed like this fills up the wall without cluttering the calm atmosphere.

Photographer: @charlotteleaphotography

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Wood Slat Feature Wall Bedroom
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Wood Slat Feature Wall

We love lots of things about this boho bedroom by @aniahswindow, but the feature wall behind the bed stands out. Skinny wood slats attached to the wall add texture and interest while also visually anchoring the bed.

If you want this bedroom design idea in your home, use a level to ensure each slat is straight. If you rely on the floor or the ceiling as your guide, you might end up with crooked slats.

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Blue Glam Bedroom
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Dark Blue Glam

A dark blue wall and matching bedding highlights this glam bedroom by @charlzblog. Focusing on one color is an easy, big-impact bedroom design idea, even if you’re a beginner.

Have your paint color-matched to your inspiration fabric at a big box home improvement store or hardware store with paint-matching technology.

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Neutral And Minimal Bedroom
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Neutral and Minimal

A neutral, tranquil approach, such as this bedroom by @greendoorhomestaging, creates a sanctuary from the outside world. For this look, focus on quality rather than quantity.

Luxuriously layered bedding, minimal furnishings and a soft but simple rug are the key pieces to an ideal minimalist bedroom design. To keep it interesting, add a wood plank wall, as shown here.

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Natural Accents Bedroom
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Natural Accents

Though this bedroom by @alishataylorinteriors is mostly white, the natural accents create visual appeal. The rattan footstools, natural chandelier and greenery make the space feel soft and cozy. If you don’t need a ceiling fan, an oversized chandelier like this one adds texture and makes a big statement.

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Bold Mural Wall Bedroom
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Bold Wall Mural

Clever wallpaper let @sapphirepear create the stunning black and white floral wall in this bedroom. But you could achieve the same look by painting the wall black and drawing the large-scale flowers with a white paint marker.

Photographer: @caitlinantje

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Cheerfully Collected Bedroom
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Cheerfully Collected

The carefully collected look of this bedroom by @kellyvonweber makes it feel warm and welcoming. A mix of furniture finishes and cheerful floral bedding achieves the eclectic vibe.

The book-matched owl artwork (here’s a similar pair) flanking the bed helps this idea feel intentional and grounds the rest of the space.

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Secondhand Traditional Bedroom
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Secondhand Traditional

You wouldn’t guess it, but almost everything in this gorgeous traditional bedroom by @homeonportsmouth is secondhand!

They found furniture with good bones via thrift stores, yard sales, eBay and Facebook Marketplace. Then each piece got a facelift. The nightstands were refinished, the bed painted and the English arm chair reupholstered. This room proves that you can create a beautiful bedroom without buying new.

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Cozy And Colorful Bedroom
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Cozy and Colorful

Although we love a calm and neutral bedroom, sometimes you need a big dose of color!

This bedroom by @thehousethatdiybuilt features layers of colorful bedding and fun wood accents including a wood plank headboard that extends onto the ceiling. Painted a rich dark green, the wood planks provide a focal point that’s unexpected yet beautiful.

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Moody Black Bedroom
Courtesy @chelseaveurinkdesign/Instagram

Moody Black

Don’t be afraid to go dark — really dark. A black panel wall, like the one in this bedroom by @chelseaveurinkdesign, creates dimension and makes an ordinary bedroom feel custom.

Offset the dark color with white bedding and light-colored furniture. Bonus points for the floating nightstand, extra points if it’s a DIY floating nightstand, a smart space-saver!

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Transitional Bedroom
Courtesy @ellisandhale/Instagram


If you like traditional design but are drawn to clean lines, you’ll like transitional décor. This bedroom by @ellisandhale is the perfect example of the blend between traditional and contemporary. Timeless silhouettes, neutral colors and trendy accessories work together to create this crowd-pleasing look that you’re sure to enjoy for years to come.

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Light And Dark Bedroom
Courtesy @thesundrenchedbungalow/Instagram

Light and Dark

Dark gray or blue is a great wall color choice if you want a moody bedroom without the starkness of black. Dark shades that aren’t completely black give a softer look that blends well with light colors, as in this bedroom by @thesundrenchedbungalow. The blush pink bedding and light gray headboard pop against the dark walls.

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Sophisticated Escape Bedroom
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Sophisticated Escape

The pristine mid-century furniture and sophisticated color palette in this bedroom by @redcurvedesign make it feel like a five-star hotel!

If there’s space, incorporate a seating area in your bedroom as a relaxing treat. All you need are a pair of matching chairs and a small coffee table. Leggy chairs and a glass table, as shown here, help keep the bedroom light and airy.

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Exposed Brick Bedroom
Courtesy @margogardnerdesign/Instagram

Exposed Brick

We’re swooning over the exposed brick wall in this cozy bedroom by @margogardnerdesign. If you’re not lucky enough to have a brick wall in your bedroom, make a DIY version with these brick veneer panels. The dark curtains draw the eye up and make the room feel taller, while the light bedding and rug keep the space bright and fresh.

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Pop Of Burgundy Bedroom
Courtesy @vivianbaylesdesigns/Instagram

Pop of Burgundy

Deep reds are making a comeback. Think burgundy, Merlot and raspberry.

If red walls seem too much, just add a pop of your favorite bold red with accessories. The punchy red accents in this white bedroom by @vivianbaylesdesigns take the whole space to the next level. Who knew burgundy light fixtures could look so good?

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.