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August 20, 2014
It's tempting to place the most design attention on the public spaces in your home, but these bedrooms show the power of a great sleeping space.
Brooklyn renovation interior bedroom

Don't shy away from dramatic touches. In this renovated Brooklyn tenement, black walls, a large artwork, and a Louis XV–style bedframe found on eBay make the bedroom a surprisingly cozy retreat.

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Originally appeared in A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
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Joint bathroom and bedroom with a Neptune bathtub and wall art

A Toronto artist's live/work space blurs boundaries left and right. In the bedroom, skylights, potted plants, and a freestanding tub suggest that bedrooms can hold more than just a bed.

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matthew williams
Originally appeared in Airy Live/Work Studio Space in Toronto
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modern beach house master bedroom concrete walls

Concrete walls and a few punches of yellow give this simple El Salvadorian bedroom added texture.

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Originally appeared in An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard
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modern fjallbacka sweden pine boxes vacation master bedroom green-gray

Often, all you need to transform a sleeping space is good paint. A soothing green-gray shade complements the classic wooden furnishings in this bedroom in a Swedish vacation home.

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Originally appeared in A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
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Minimalist bed beneath a skylight.

In this streamlined London loft, a retractable skylight is the bedroom's focal point. The bed is on casters, so the resident can move it to get a better glimpse of the stars.

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Originally appeared in Spacious All-White London Flat Is—Surprise!—Less Than 600 Square Feet
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modern bedroom with built-in shelving

In this compact Slovenian apartment, an interesting wall storage unit and a chandelier add impact to a diminutive bedroom.

Originally appeared in A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia
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modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus master bedroom

When your views are this good, you don't have to do much else. The residents of this eucalyptus-lined home in Australia wake up to the ocean. For times when more entertainment is necessary, a drop-down TV hides above a panel in the ceiling.

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Originally appeared in A Eucalyptus-Lined Oceanfront Home in Australia
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modern bedroom with black cloth covered walls and red and blue pattern bedspread

In the guest bedroom of this Shelter Island vacation home, an artful hodgepodge of books and other prized possessions create a bright and welcoming array, toned down only by the dark-stained, grass cloth walls.

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Originally appeared in Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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sustainable mid-century beach house interior bedroom

For a calming space, wood-lined walls do the trick. A renovated mid-century home in the Hamptons features a simple wooden sleeping retreat paired with wall sconces designed by David Weeks for Ralph Pucci.

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Patrick Bernard
Originally appeared in A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
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Bedroom furniture white renovation affordable small space Finland apartment neon accent

In this inviting Helsinki bedroom, a DIY neon cord light and bright knick-knacks add visual intrigue to an otherwise minimal palette.

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Petra Bindel
Originally appeared in 8 Idiosyncratic Bedrooms
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Brooklyn renovation interior bedroom

Don't shy away from dramatic touches. In this renovated Brooklyn tenement, black walls, a large artwork, and a Louis XV–style bedframe found on eBay make the bedroom a surprisingly cozy retreat.

Photo by Paul Barbera.

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