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Publication Date: 2016-09-30


7 Cozy Bedroom Ideas from Top Designers

A cozy bedroom look doesn't mean over the top decoration and accessories. Instead, carefully chosen luxurious accents, soothing textures and soft shades are the key to creating an elegant space that is warm and inviting. We've pulled a selection of cozy bedrooms from some of our favorite homes designed by Dering Hall members to show you how experts successfully create this look.


In this ski house in rural Montana, designer Gary McBournie created a calm and relaxing master bedroom that doesn’t feel too rustic or traditionally mountain. The Morris & Company embroidered fabric drapery and four-poster bed create a warm sense of intimacy in the airy space. The room has a soft look with a seaglass colored grass cloth from Rose Tarlow Melrose House on the walls and pale pink table lamps next to the bed. See more of the home here >

With soft grays, creams and whites, the master bedroom in this Rye, New York, home designed by Sara Gilbane is a quiet escape from the vibrant look found in the rest of the house. The room is filled to the brim with soothing shades and textures—the walls are covered in an ivory linen; the carpet is silk; and the bed is upholstered in velvet. A canopy was added above the bed to visually counteract the low ceiling and give a sense of importance to the room. See more of the home here >

This master bedroom designed by Dunn & Tighe is spacious and light-filled in this vacation home on South Carolina’s Kiawah island. A four-poster bed from Robert Lighton adds dimension and depth to the soft colors of the space. The rugs are Elizabeth Eakins and the lamps are Hwang Bishop. An intimate seating area is created with a custom sofa, Holland & Sherry pillows and a contemporary Asian screen, which hangs on the wall. See more of the home here >

The design goal for the master bedroom in this oceanfront Dana Point, California, home was to create a light, airy and relaxing environment that capitalized on the indoor/outdoor living space. Designed by interiors firm Smith Firestone Associates, a hint of Mediterranean influence is seen in the nail head detailing on the TV pop-up, and the blue throw echoes the colors of the ocean. See more of the home here >

In the master bedroom of this charming manor home that dates back to the 13th century, the pitched roof was opened up to increase the feeling of spaciousness and light. Design firm Sims Hilditch used a blue-green floral patterned wallpaper throughout the space that creates a calming feel and a pleasing contrast with the exposed beams. The result is a dynamic mix of rough, smooth and soft textures as the eye wanders. See more of the home here >

To warm up this guest bedroom in a Big Sky, Montana, vacation home, designer Lisa Kanning of Brooklyn-based firm LKID used Phillip Jefferies' woven Herringbone Wall Covering on the walls and added soft, richly textured accessories. The lighting in the room includes The Urban Electric Co.’s Maxine Sconces, which are above the bed, and Hubbardton Forge’s Ondrian lamps. See more the home here >

In this master bedroom of this Scarsdale, New York, home, design firm A-List interiors created an accent wall with Elitis wallpaper that gives the illusion of dimension and texture and creates a bold contrast against the white glazed linen headboard. A soft chenille sofa creates a comfortable spot for lounging at the foot of the bed. See more of the home here >


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