Neutral bedroom ideas: 27 stylish ideas for a calm and restful bedroom scheme (2024)

On the hunt for some gorgeous neutral bedroom ideas? From lovely linens and warm woods to whimsical window treatments, neutral bedroom design is timeless.

When the temperatures drops and the world seems stressful, a calming cocoon will ensure a good night's sleep, so we've uncovered plenty of neutral schemes for your modern bedroom to help you carve out your own chic retreat.

Soothing neutrals, such as crisp white and soft grey create a pleasing palette that's both fresh and relaxing. To keep a backdrop of white walls and white ceilings feeling cool and calm, rather than cold and austere, layer textures, such as woollen throws, rich velvets and soft linen bedding, as this will balance the hard surfaces and bring a tranquil vibe to your bedroom.

Pastel pink and other ice cream shades will evoke far-off summer days, so accessorise with these colours and switch them with the seasons. Heavy drapes will feel luxurious and cosy.

For year round comfort, colourful, sumptuous rugs and cosy throws and blankets can be introduced and light curtains swapped for heavier drapes in the cooler months.

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1. Welcome beige

Calm colours and linen textures keep this master bedroom serene.

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2. Incorporate natural textures

This neutral bedroom scheme features a calm, natural colour palette, and mixes natural materials including a sanded wood side table, oversized terracotta bedside lamp and a linen upholstered headboard.

The vintage oushak rug and French jug lamp infuse this neutral space with a sense of history.

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3. Opt for built-in storage

French Grey sets the tone in this restful sleep zone.Built-in wardrobes keep the space calming and clutter-free.

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4. Create clever discreet storage

In the white bedroom below, recessed shelves allow little pockets to display books and decorative items, and also act as space-saving bedside tables. Clever bedroom storage like this is perfect for small bedrooms.

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5. Add raw texture with linen bedding

Linen bedding and a rough timber bedside table reflect a neutral and natural look.Mixing different coloured linens is enough to add some colour and interest to the space while still keeping things calm.

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6. Choose a soft grey palette

From the grey oak flooring and smoky glass pendant to the pale grey walls, ceiling and wood work, this grey bedroom is a lesson in layering. The rug, velvet accent cushions, wool throw and a few wood pieces help to make this a cosy and textured space.

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7. Choose a natural headboard

Simple glass pendants hang down either side of the bed in this boho bedroom, while the wood headboard makes a statement and stretches wall to wall.

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Meanwhile in the master bedroom below, a natural cane screen serves as a headboard adding subtle drama while retaining a calm aesthetic.

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8. Love lantern-style lighting

Lantern lighting can add a calm, neutral and rustic look to a room. In the white bedroom below, large pendant lantern lights hang down on either side of the bed, instead of traditional wall lights. The effect is both modern and relaxed.

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9. Calm palette, wild textures

This bedroom feels calm and textured despite the Seventies Italian chandelier, thanks to the all-white colour palette and rustic exposed beams.

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10. Japanese minimalism

The master bedroom below features soft, plastered walls and ceiling, a simple lantern-style pendant, and a simple bed scheme – with no distractions. There are no pictures on the walls and no unnecessary bedroom furniture pieces – there is no chaos and no distractions, just a simple and restful neutral bedroom scheme.

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11. Exposed ceiling beams

The below master bedroom used to lack height, so part of the ceiling was removed to reveal the soaring roof rafters and bring the cabin-chic look the owners love.Aside from just adding maximum height, the painted ceiling beams add a rustic quality.

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Similarly, this attic guest bedroom makes the most of the ceiling height, boasts a beautifully restful, neutral palette, and features exposed beams which give it a cosy, rustic quality.

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12. Bohemian bones

The berber rug, framed artwork, yellow linen throw and extra low, extra wide bed all work together to create an artsy, bohemian scheme without having to go down the wildly cluttered and eclectic route.

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13. Crisp, clean and defined lines

This monastically simple bedroom design is instantly calming, owed to the super simple scheme. The angular bedside lamp, simple framed artwork and the headboard with it's wooden slats all add clean lines and definition to the space.

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14. Pops of pastel pink

A light, delicate palette is perked up by pretty pastel shades. Shutters and curtains guarantee shut-eye is undisturbed by an early sunrise.

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15. Rustic simplicity for a country-inspired look

This bedroom owes it's calm, rustic feel to the neutral walls, stonewashed linen and simple furniture.

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This calm and tranquil bedroom has enough warmth and texture to stop it being too monastic.

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16. All-white palette

This white, clear space is a relaxing place to sleep.Aside from the potted plant and textured throw, it features a crisp, all-white palette. We're in love with that wrap-around headboard...

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17. Spice things up with a statement artwork

The master bedroom below still features a relatively neutral scheme of stoney colours, but the framed Ellen von Unwerth print (of model Omahyra Mota, Jean Paul Gaultier’s muse) mixes things up a bit.

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18. Add a contrast

This bedroom was furnished with a mix of vintage finds from antique markets and Ebay, and High Street buys. While the bedroom features a calm scheme of stone-coloured walls, a white bed, linen bedding and simple furniture pieces, a black wall light and black and white framed photograph cut through with a contrast.

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19. Incorporate vintage finds

There's a hint of Art Deco style with this striking headboard. The dark floor grounds this neutral scheme, which lets the design do the talking.

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20. Soft hues

This minimalist bedroom features a range of complementing colours, but is grounded by a predominantly grey bedroom scheme.

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21. MID-CENTURY STYLE

Wood, leather, brass, and textured fabrics all work to give the master bedroom a cosy, layered look.

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22. Cosy textures

This guest bedroom features soft carpeting, an upholstered curved headboard and a calming palette with subtle pistachio walls. A navy lacquered bedside table and accent cushions in mustard and navy add a sophisticated air.

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23. Steel-framed doors

Neutrals create a soft, cosseting vibe instead of a minimalist one. The room connects to the garden via slim-profile Crittall-style doors.

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24. A modern take on exposed brick

The bedrooms inside this converted power plant in Copenhagen still retain some of the building's original exposed brick walls, but are white-washed for a softer look, and plastered over at an angle – thus highlighting the original bones but in a much more subtle way than leaving red brick walls.

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The bedrooms feature cool colour palettes and minimalist schemes, to stunning effect.

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25. Beach retreat

The bedroom in this rustic beach cottage in Cornwall features a king-size bed with a bamboo frame, decorated with draped with a twisted linen sheet. The crumpled linens and age-worn wood create a timeless aesthetic add to the romantic vibe.

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26. Four poster

This bedroom was designed with pared-back furnishings and subdued colours to add to the relaxed feel of the space.The four poster bed adds elegance, but the modern white frame is not too overbearing.

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27. PRETTY IN PINK

Chic, serene and classic were the watchwords when designing this house. For this reason, the owners majored on pastels when it came to choosing the colour scheme in the bedroom.In this restful bedroom scheme, pastel pink almost acts as a neutral.

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FAQs

How do you decorate a bedroom for calmness? ›

If you're looking to create a relaxing bedroom scheme, opt for neutrals such as soft greys and creams. To inject a touch of colour, pastel shades such as powder blues and blush pinks will also emanate a laidback ambience.

What is the best color for a calm bedroom? ›

Soft blues, reminiscent of the sky and ocean, are widely regarded as the most relaxing for a bedroom. Gentle greens, which bring to mind natural landscapes, and warm neutrals like beige or soft whites, can also create a serene and peaceful setting.

What color makes a room feel relaxing? ›

Shades of blue or green are known to have a relaxing effect—perfect for creating a serene feeling at home,” says Nicole Gibbons, interior designer and founder of the paint company Clare. “Everyone has their own preference on relaxing colors, but soft, cooler colors seem to feel right for most,” adds Yeo.

How do I make my room feel like a sanctuary? ›

  1. 7 Ways To Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary.
  2. Set Your Intention. Start by checking in with what's going on in your sleep space, and set a clear intention.
  3. Free Your Bed. Next, give your bed some space to breathe.
  4. Reduce Under Bed Storage. ...
  5. Create a Bedside Sanctuary.
  6. Color Your World.
  7. Freshen Up Your Linens.
  8. Reset The Room.
Jul 2, 2019

How do I make my bedroom feel like a spa? ›

Creating a Spa-Like Bedroom Retreat
  1. Use a Neutral Color Palette. ...
  2. Add a Plush, Cozy Touch. ...
  3. Install an Electric Fireplace. ...
  4. Incorporate the Proper Lighting. ...
  5. Keep Everything Minimal. ...
  6. Add in Spa-Like Accessories. ...
  7. Add Live Plants. ...
  8. Utilize Aromatherapy.

How to have a hippie bedroom? ›

One of the key features of a hippie bedroom is the use of natural elements like wood, bamboo, and wicker. Consider incorporating these materials into your bedroom decor with a simple wooden headboard, a bamboo rug, or wicker baskets for storage.

How to make a bohemian bedroom? ›

Boho-style bedrooms mix multiple patterns, textures, and colors to create an eclectic, global-inspired look. Many incorporate layered blankets with colorful tassels, a mix of patterned throw pillows, and funky oversize light fixtures, but there's more to this popular design style.

How do I turn my room into an aesthetic room? ›

Aesthetic rooms encompass a variety of particular styles and decor elements. But some items that are prominent in many current aesthetic decorating trends include vines, string lights, LED strands, disco balls, rattan, hanging plants in macrame hangers, and photo wall collages.

What is the best neutral for a bedroom? ›

Searching for a contemporary neutral that will stand the test of time? Cream And Sugar is a superb choice. This sandy beige is fairly subtle, making it a good option if you're looking to ground a larger bedroom. You can also use it in smaller rooms that don't receive a lot of natural light.

How do you make a neutral bedroom not boring? ›

When it comes to livening up a neutral bedroom inject it with a pattern. Choose a variety of patterns with different scales; you can't go wrong when you have a mix of large, small, and in-between designs. Subtle prints and patterns in neutral shades add just the right amount of interest.

How can I make my bedroom look nice without money? ›

Introduce multiple light sources with warm soft light. Wall lights beside the bed are classy, but even a cheap paper floor lamps produce wonderful light. Paint one wall a modern color and buy a duvet set to match. Reduce the number of colors everywhere else in the room.

How can I decorate my room for peace of mind? ›

Start with a Neutral Palette

Flat white walls and smooth white furnishings are soothing decor ideas, but they can readily blend into boredom, so layer in various fabrics and subtle patterns. Add shades of warmth, such as gold, pale tan, or faded yellow, to keep white from looking too sterile.

How can I make my room feel nicer? ›

There are plenty of 'affordable' finishing touches which can make your home look and feel more luxurious – some of which can actually be free!
  1. Paint a feature wall. ...
  2. Go big with wall art. ...
  3. Redecorate / paint. ...
  4. Use colour cleverly. ...
  5. Declutter. ...
  6. Decorate with candles and mirrors. ...
  7. Add house plants and flowers.
Feb 7, 2022

How do you make a calming space? ›

Low lighting (avoid harsh overhead lighting) Things to fidget with and distract an anxious mind, such as fidget toys, stress balls, puzzles, coloring pages, play dough, or calming jars. Whiteboard tables, mobile whiteboards, personal lapboards, or other writable surfaces for drawing or doodling.

How do you create a calming environment? ›

How to Make Your Home a Place of Rest and Calm in 8 Steps
  1. Make Sure Your Home Is Clutter Free. ...
  2. Remove All Electronics From Your Bedroom. ...
  3. Keep Colors And Textures Neutral. ...
  4. Make Some Bigger Changes. ...
  5. Use Aromatherapy To Create A Calming Atmosphere. ...
  6. Bring The Outside In. ...
  7. Add Some Calming Decor. ...
  8. Let In Some Natural Light.
Aug 20, 2022

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