Bedrooms can be a conundrum for those of us with a sleek modern aesthetic. How can a space that's inherently full of pillows and soft bedding also be a tour de force of polished design? Fortunately, it's not an insurmountable dilemma; these 20 modern bedrooms will give you all the inspiration you need to do it right.
The bed in this Palm Springs master bedroom came with the house and is dressed in with a blanket and shams by . The painting is by and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.
In the master bedroom of a California home, the linen coverlet is by Area, the photograph above the bed is by Olafur Eliasson, and the 1930s lamp on the custom-made table is by George Carwardine; the capiz-shell pendant is vintage, and the redwood closet doors are original.
In the master bedroom of a Tahoe vacation home, an armchair and stool by Minotti, upholstered in a Holly Hunt leather, are paired with a side table by Jonathan Adler; the bench and dresser are by Lawson-Fenning, and the drawing is by Ching Ho Cheng; the wall is painted in Bank Vault by Dunn-Edwards, and the carpet is by Decorative Carpets.
In a TriBeCa apartment's master bedroom, the bed is by Meridiani, the wall lamp is by Serge Mouille, the vintage Poul Kjaerholm daybed retains its original leather, and the side table is by Wyeth; the console is a vintage piece by Paul McCobb, and the circa-1970 Beni Ourain rug is from Double Knot.
A bedroom in a NYC penthouse features a bed by DucDuc, a Saarinen Womb chair by Knoll, and a pendant light by Kartell; the map decal is by Dezign With a Z, and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin.
In this Buenos Aires master bedroom, the bed is custom, the 19th- century settee is Gustavian, and the gilded bronze-and-leather side tables are by . The circa-1940 lamps by for Comte have custom parchment shades by , the 1920s glass pendant is Italian, the carpet is by , the artwork is 19th-century Swedish, and the room is in Perspective.
In the master bedroom of a modern Tuscan home, the bed and bedside table are Lissoni designs, for and Porro, respectively.
In a Palm Beach home, the master bedroom's settee by Gastone Rinaldi is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric, the rug is by , the walls are covered in Venetian plaster, and the adjacent closet structure is sheathed in acrylic panels; the drawings above the bed are by , and the photographs in the corridor are by Mircea Cantor.
In a contemporary Manhattan master bedroom, a bed by is dressed in linens by , the bedside table is from , the custom rug is by , and the walls have a custom textured finish by .
The master bed in this NYC apartment is upholstered in a silk and dressed in linens; the stainless steel chair (right) is by Maria Pergay, and the Philippe Hiquily chair purchased at Sotheby’s has cushions in a fabric; the curtains are of a silk satin, the carpet is by , and the walls are sheathed in a Rubelli cotton velvet; the sculpture is by Rebecca Warren, and the painting to the left of the bed is by Richard Prince.
In the master bedroom of a San Francisco loft, the headboard is covered in a fabric, the bed linens are by , the bedspread is antique Belgian linen, the walls are painted in ’s , and the artwork is by .
In the bedroom of a West Village home, the vintage Cityscape is by Paul Evans, the bed is dressed in linens, the bedside tables are ebonized mahogany, the 1950s American lamps are from , and the carpet is by .
The bed in the master bedroom of a London townhouse is dressed in a custom duvet made from a Dedar fabric, the letter-shaped stools are from Andrew Martin, and the walls are sheathed in a Jim Thompson silk with hand-sewn red silk borders; the drawing over the mantel is by Lluis Lleo, and the work over the bed, which is inscribed with Buddhist phrases, was purchased in Singapore.
In a playful New York apartment, a bed by Christopher Ostafin and a 1990s bench by Campion Platt in the master bedroom; the circa-1950 chair by Illum Wikkelso is from Hostler Burrows, the steel side table is Wyeth, the curtains are of a Holland & Sherry cashmere, and the photograph is by Jack Pierson.
The bed, dresser, and side tables in the master bedroom of a Mexican home are by Roche Bobois; the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller, the bedside lights are by FontanaArte, and the wall is painted in Patagonia by Comex.
In a New Jersey mansion, the master bedroom's bed and side tables are custom designs, the linens are by Frette, the reading light is by Stephen Miller Siegel, and the vintage lamp bases are from Ruby Beets; the walls are upholstered in a Pindler fabric, and the carpet is by Woolshire Carpet Mills.
The bed in the master bedroom of an upstate New York home is upholstered in an and dressed in and linens, the bedside tables are by , the stool from is upholstered in a fabric and the circa-1970 ceiling light was found at a Paris flea market. The walls are upholstered in a wool suiting, the ceiling is covered in a tea-leaf paper, the custom wool carpet is by and the artwork over the bed is by .
In the master bedroom of a Pacific Palisades home, the custom bed is dressed with linens by Deborah Sharpe Linens and a Frette coverlet; the photograph is by David Drebin.
The bed in Andy Cohen's master bedroom is upholstered in a plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with . The vintage leather bench is from , the custom nightstands are by , the vintage Pierre Giraudon green-resin lamps are from , and the sconces are by RH Modern. The rug is from and the walls are covered in a wallpaper. The photograph over the bed is by Micheal McLaughlin, and the "Sweety" image to the right of the bed was taken by Cohen at a carnival outside Saint-Tropez.
In a minimal apartment, the neon wall sculpture in the master bedroom is by Glenn Ligon, and the Corian platform bed, a custom design, is dressed with Belgian linens; the circa-1960 bedside tables are by Joseph-André Motte, and the walls are sheathed in a Marmorino wall finish