Decorating Ideas for a Modern Master Bedroom

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Decorating Ideas for a Modern Master Bedroom
Modern master bedrooms include clean lines, neutral colours and simple design. (hotel bedroom image by TheThirdMan from

Modern decor was introduced during the 1930s and consisted of a minimalist approach with clean lines, a neutral colour palette and little-to-no accessories. The modern decorating style re-emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, adding pops of deep or unexpected colour to neutral palettes and shiny surfaces. Decorate your master bedroom with modern furnishings and decor if you feel most comfortable with simple, clean lines, neutral colours and minimal accessories.

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Simple furniture, particularly low-slung, such as platform beds with clean lines are common in modern bedrooms. The headboard can be simple and low, with nightstands that extend from the headboard or are a part of the headboard. Dressers or chests should complement the bed with clean lines and lack any extra ornamentation. Avoid unnecessary furniture, as modern decor only includes functional and necessary items. Modern furniture can be white, black, dark brown or light brown wood.


Monochromatic colour schemes are common in modern decor. Use a light colour, such as white or grey, if you want to attempt a monochromatic colour scheme. Different shades of the colour can add interest, while keeping with your monochromatic style. Light, neutral colours such as white, cream, beige or light grey can work by themselves or together for a modern bedroom. Add splashes of colour in a dark, bright or deep colour for contrast and design. For example, use a couple of lime green, burnt orange, chocolate brown or aqua pieces in the room. Any accent colours should invoke relaxed feelings for you and your mate, as your master bedroom is supposed to be your retreat from the rest of the world.


Paint the walls in a light colour that complements your decor. Light cream, beige, grey or blue are common colours found in modern bedrooms. The walls can actually serve as a single focal point in your bedroom if you want to add a decorative accent without over-accessorising the room. For example, paint the walls a light blue-grey colour with a chocolate-brown design on one wall. Or paint one wall in your accent colour, such as lime green, to make it stand out. Limit the rest of the room to light, neutral colours, including the walls. Place your bed against the accent wall if you go that route.


Smooth floors, such as hardwood or painted concrete, serve a modern master bedroom well. Add a white or cream-coloured rug under the bed that gives you a soft place to rest your feet when you wake up or when you're getting ready for bed. If you can't update your floors, cover the carpet with a simple rug. Or use an area rug with an interesting design to serve as your accent piece.


Your bedding should complement the room. If you have a bright accent wall, stick with light, neutral bedding. Mix whites, creams and beige linens on your bed. Use different fabrics to add texture. Don't pile pillows onto your bed, but only place a few pillows that you actually use to stay true to modern design. Add a colourful throw folded neatly at the foot of the bed if you want to add a touch of colour to your bed. Another option is to use your bed to showcase a decorative comforter with geometric designs, like a piece of art, instead of decorating the walls.

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