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Designing a perfectly balanced master bedroom interiors

(4 min read) I recently ran into an article on “how to design your teenager’s bedroom“ while scrolling through some interior design blogs. Needless to say, I was like…wth?! What puberty-stricken, Tay-Tay-listening, Tik-Tok-making teenager would allow you to just DESIGN their bedroom the way you think fit? Let me answer that for you – nope! I know that is not a grammatically correct answer to your question, but it’s the only right answer – nope. But that got me thinking… 

Beautiful four color palette interior design.
Four color palette.

Classy silver grey interiors
Classy grey.

Most teenagers are extremely territorial and over-the-top with expressing their personalities whether they are extroverts or introverts, so they should have the main say in making their rooms their own. On the other hand, their moms and dads are pretty easy, so most master bedrooms usually end up looking either too bland or too one-sided in terms of their interior decoration and style. So how to make a perfectly balanced master bedroom gender-vise without making it look “meh”? Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you achieve that in no time!

Classic and maximal interior design
Classical with a touch of individuality. 


1. Start with the basics

Buy DIFFERENT nightstands. Sure, we all love our souses, but we are not joined at the hip, nor are we the same person as them. Nightstands are somewhat essential when it comes to master bedrooms, but they don’t have to be cookie cutters. The one on her side can be pink and the one on his can be green, or the one on his side can be oval while the one on hers is square. Srsly tho, just make the difference. It will look charming and refreshing.

Different nightstands are not uniform and look beautiful.
Different nightstands. Source: Decoist. 

Very interesting nightstands.
Interesting nightstands. Design by Amy Lau Design.

2. Inconsistency killed a few cats too

Now I don’t mean being consistent in terms of being repetitive, so don’t go all gray and beige on me. What I mean is that in this case, that four-color rule comes in handy. It’s best to go with the opposites, so you can go for brown, dark blue, pink and orange for example. Sticking to a four-color palette of opposites will do miracles for making your bedroom look more interesting, without making it tacky.

Gorgeous color palette make a beautiful and unique interiors.
Surprising color palette. Photographer: Michael Rodenbush.

Elegant and simple interiors.
Elegant but catchy. Design by Toasted Pine Nut, Sherwin Williams.

3. Clean and simple

Especially clean! And when I say “simple”, I don’t mean hermit-cell-simple. I mean, don’t display too many things. It is both yours and your partner’s bedroom, and although it can’t fully display both of your personalities to their fullest, it most certainly shouldn’t display just yours either. Meaning, don’t be a self-centered egomaniac.

Simple and elegant bedroom interiors.
Simple but gorgeous.

Blue bedroom interiors.
Clean and simple.

4. Play with textures

From rough to sleek, go for extreme opposites when it comes to textures because that will create another layer of that seamless variety you are going for. For example, go for silk curtains and sturdy wool carpet.

multiple and colorful textures bedroom design.
Variety of textures.

Elegant bedroom interiors.
Elegant toying with textures.

5. Art should be unifying

Here I would wholeheartedly recommend going for a colorful wall mosaic art. Actually, scratch that – I do wholeheartedly recommend going for a colorful wall mosaic art. Mosaic art is the symbol of both individuality and inclusivity, so it will go perfectly on your main bedroom wall.

Stunning mosaic glass wall as a feature wall.
Mosaic glass wall. Design by Birdhouse Media.

Gorgeous glass mosaic artwork for a bedroom.
Gorgeous glass mosaic abstract for a bedroom wall. Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab

Next week we will try to tackle that teenage bedroom decoration phenomenon and in the meantime,  I’ll be doing some extensive research. You don’t want to mess with puberty fits unprepared. Fingers crossed!


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55 Comments

  1. Neely Moldovan
    August 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I love the grey room! WE really keep our bedroom simple and neutral.

  2. Jenni
    August 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    There are so many beautiful ideas here! We are currently renovating so will be designing our bedroom soon. That stripy ceiling is different but I like

  3. Maria Koss
    August 26, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    I am in the process of redecorating my bedroom, so this was really helpful!

  4. Yanitza Ninett
    August 26, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I really wish I had this space! Such big bedrooms! I love playing with textures and I’m a fan of open spaces. These are great ideas for really taking a bedroom to the next level. And that mosaic wall…I love it!

  5. Stephanie
    August 26, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I really like the clean and simple look. I’ve been telling my husband that the next room we are going to redo is the master bedroom. We’ve had the same furniture and decor for over 10 years now, it’s time for a change.

  6. Heather
    August 26, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I need so many tips for master bedroom redecorating. We will be redecorating ours very soon!

  7. Cindy E Ingalls
    August 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I love the Variety of Textures room. My taste is so opposite– I love soothing colors but then love brights too.

  8. Holly Southern
    August 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Such great tips and the inspiration photos help so much. I want to redo my bedroom now!!!

  9. ashley t
    August 26, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    all of these are gorgeous and give me great ideas to redecorate my master bedroom.

  10. Mae
    August 27, 2020 at 5:55 am

    I love these tips! I can make use of this when I revamp my bedroom! Clean, simple, with a touch of elegance, always gets me!

  11. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    August 27, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Honestly, I could not pick a favorite! All these designs are beautiful. I was initially drawn to the “Classic Gray” theme but as I scrolled down, I found all of them so beautiful!

  12. Krysten Quiles
    August 27, 2020 at 7:33 am

    My husband and I are in the process of redoing our bedroom right now, these are AWESOME ideas!

  13. Elizabeth O
    August 27, 2020 at 7:50 am

    These are all lovely bedrooms and quite welcoming too. I like eclectic mixes and colors for my room because it is my safe space to chill out. The 4 color palette won’t work for me but it’s quite inviting.

  14. Heather
    August 27, 2020 at 7:52 am

    I love the classic grey but also realize most of my home is grey with white and black accents.

  15. Marie Phillips
    August 27, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I am currently working on my master bedroom. It is very similar to the classy grey one above. These are all great styles! Kinda makes me wish I had a few master bedrooms to decorate!

  16. JEN SA
    August 27, 2020 at 10:45 am

    I just revamped my room! and my wall mural was unifying element on how I build up my decoration

  17. Kenny
    August 27, 2020 at 11:35 am

    The blue and white simple and clean really worked for me. I love how it’s so relaxing. I should change our room into that color.

  18. Kileen
    August 27, 2020 at 11:43 am

    These are such awesome tips for making over a bedroom! I would love to do any one of these styles in my master bedroom!

  19. Monidipa
    August 27, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    balancing in textures paints everything is important while designing a master bedroom I believe, especially if it is your own but you got to keep it simple. I really like the blue design because it is modern yet minimal!

  20. melissa
    August 27, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    This is great! I love how you say to play with textures. That has been huge in our home. Each and every room looks fantastic. I would have never thought to put stripes on the ceiling but i love it

  21. Kate
    August 27, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I love these master bedroom design tips! And there is no way my teenager would have allowed me to design her bedroom, lol!

  22. TARA PITTMAN
    August 27, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I need a bedroom makeover. I love the mosaic fireplace as that blue is so pretty.

  23. Megan
    August 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    I love everything about this! Great ideas for decorating and tips. My teens just left the nest so it’s time to decorate and I’ve got some fabulous ideas now. Thanks

  24. Amber Myers
    August 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Gorgeous! I’d love any of these. I am all about color but my husband is less interested so our room is lots of gray.

  25. Natalia
    August 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Master bedroom is just a wonderful place to let your imagination run wild! I love all of these ideas! 🙂

  26. Cynthia
    August 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    We’re getting ready to re-do our bedroom furniture. I’m bookmarking this!

  27. Maria Magdalena
    August 28, 2020 at 12:52 am

    This is so inspiring! A clean and simple design will create an elegant look. And I agree with you about getting rid of selfishness in home designing.

  28. Cindy
    August 28, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I love the elegant but catchy room! We’ll be moving soon, so I’ll be putting your tips into practice.

  29. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    August 28, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I really love your design suggestions. Clean and generally works well for me. I don’t like too much distracting the eye as it can give the room a less relaxing feel.

  30. Lyosha
    August 28, 2020 at 9:52 am

    My own master bedroom could have been called minimalist if you are kind. Basically I have nothing but a bed, dog bed and tiny closet with indoor necessities

  31. Emily Fata
    August 28, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Master bedrooms can be pretty tricky to decorate! I love all of these tips and pointers for doing it well.

  32. Renata Feyen
    August 28, 2020 at 10:42 am

    I really love that ‘Elegant toying with textures’ example – it is beautiful 🙂

  33. Catherine
    August 28, 2020 at 10:52 am

    So many different styles and looks…I love the striped ceiling in the peach room. Beautiful ideas!

  34. Paula Richie
    August 28, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    My reaction was similar to yours. Most teenagers are territorial and want to express their personalities.

  35. Norma
    August 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful bedrooms! I am looking for a bed for my daughter because her bed is very noisy when she turns at night. Too much jumping on the bed.

  36. Neecee B
    August 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Such great ideas, love your articles.

  37. Marta Skeledžija
    August 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    I love how colorfull some of them look. Pop of color is always a great idea.

  38. Patricia Chamberlain
    August 28, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    My bedroom is so ugly! I’m going to use some of these tips when I finally get around to redecorating.

  39. Annie Mason
    August 28, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    You know how I love your MosaicsLab. I wholeheartedly recommend going for a colorful wall mosaic art. You might suggest something musical for the teen. Good luck with that.

  40. Angela
    August 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    We need to redo our bedroom and I love some of the accent paint that is featured here.

  41. Jessica Joachim
    August 28, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I have been wanting to redo my bedroom! I absolutely love the brick wall in the bedroom! Im wondering how I could make this work.

  42. Heidi
    August 28, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    These are all such great ideas! Thanks for the tips!

  43. rachel
    August 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I LOVE all of these design ideas. These bedrooms are incredible.

  44. Christa
    August 28, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    I love all of these bedrooms! My favorites are the gray and the mixed nightstand ones. Such pretty spaces.

  45. melissa
    August 28, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    I’m actually doing my room and these are great Inspo! All these bedrooms are beautiful and unique. I’m really into the grey and plush colours.

  46. Jasmine Martin
    August 29, 2020 at 12:35 am

    I absolutely love the contrast between colors and designs to set a room off in the decor department. These are some awesome ideas. I love the way all of these rooms look.

  47. Nart
    August 29, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Beautiful! Love all these ideas 🙂

  48. Ana Smith
    August 29, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful and inviting bedrooms indeed! The classy grey one makes me wanna go right back to bed.

  49. King
    August 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Such a good time to come across these helpful tips. I’m in the process of decorating my newly rented apartment.

  50. Jenn
    August 29, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Wow! These are awesome bedroom interior design ideas. I love Design by Amy Lau Design. It’s minimalist and cool.

  51. Ambuj Saxena
    August 31, 2020 at 5:08 am

    I love your reading of the customer mindset and your suggestions based on the insights! I loved the idea of having a Mosaic art wall, it looked amazing and different from the rest of the rooms!

  52. Michelle
    August 31, 2020 at 7:21 am

    I am so loving the classy gray bedroom layout!

  53. Rose Sales
    August 31, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    I always love your ideas. I will take a look a look at your articles again whe I have to redesign my rooms.

  54. Bree
    September 2, 2020 at 1:44 am

    These are all so beautiful! I really love the peach room it’s gorgeous!

  55. Emily Terrell
    November 6, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I want to design my dream master bedroom soon. I have been putting it off because we rent, but I want to have color and not just shelves of Star Wars and Minecraft characters on display… Great tips here for doing that!