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7 modern bedroom decor ideas

Modern bedroom with large windows

WordsMegan Lambert


Modern interior decor is all about simplicity and making life more streamlined and where better to exemplify this decor trend than the bedroom? It’s the room in the house where you just want to be able to relax without a lot of fuss or business. Defined by its guiding principle “function over form”, the modern decor trend is all about clean lines, a neutral color palette (with perhaps a splash of color through abstract art) and lots of concrete, steel, and glass elements.

So, if you want to create a sense of put-together calm, a feeling of openness, and a space filled with clean lines rather than clutter, then take a look at these 7 sleek modern bedroom decor ideas.

Modern bedroom idea: largely neutral color palette

Traditionally, a modern decor color palette is largely neutral. This works particularly well in a bedroom as not only are neutrals inherently soothing, they also provide a great blank canvas to showcase your artwork or statement furnishings—where you can add a splash of primary color if you’d like. We think Palette 04: Timeless neutrals by Kelly Hoppen does just the job. Grown-up and grounding, these gentle beiges to deep greys will stand the test of time as well as the modern decor trend has.

Shop the Palette 04: Timeless neutrals by Kelly Hoppen today and explore our bedroom paint colors.

Timeless neutral colour palette in Lick paint

Modern bedroom idea: well-defined, clean lines

Another sure-fire way to create a tranquil and spacious feel is with well-defined, clean lines. A sleek, linear headboard is a great way to do this in your bedroom. Even better in a dark wood or coloring, to contrast with lighter, neutral walls. Pair that with an oversized, rectangular rug underneath your bed for a clearly defined ‘sleeping space’ and an unmistakably modern aesthetic.

Unmade bed with lamp and side table

Modern bedroom idea: smart storage

Clutter is modern decor’s phobia, so if you’re going to decorate your bedroom in this style you need to make sure you’ve got lots of smart storage within easy reach. Fortunately, bedrooms are perfect for this. You can build in wall-to-wall wardrobes or create sneaky storage under your bed. The latter is particularly significant in the bedroom, where you want to keep technology to a minimum. Keep your bedsides tidy by opting for side tables with drawers for you to tidy away your belongings and keep unavoidable household items, like laundry baskets, tucked away in your wardrobe.

Modern bedroom idea: abstract art above the bed

If there’s one thing the modern decor trend is not about, it’s nicknacks. If you’re dying to create a curated gallery wall then why not take a look at our guide to the eclectic decor trend. When it comes to your modern decor bedroom opt for one piece of statement, abstract art above your bed. Find inspiration from artists of the time like Mondrian, Malevich, and Stella. Not only does this draw the eye to the space, but it’s also an opportunity to add a splash of color to your otherwise neutral color scheme.