Create a sleeping space that's clean and calm (and anything but boring!) with our white decor ideas for your bedroom.
Using in an all-white bedroom is a no-fail way to open up the room.
and textured pillows offset this bedroom's all-white color palette nicely.
This room accommodates a queen-size bed and headboard flanked by custom floating bedside tables. To add to the bedroom decor, petite lamps and a homemade single-bulb pendant provide ample light without bulk, and a custom lumbar pillow made from Indian textiles helps the room feel a bit wider.
White porcelain doorknobs and decor pop against black doors in this elegant 1850s bedroom.
Leats, pintucks, and stitching bring interest and texture to otherwise-understated bedding. Spindle posts add a touch of elegance in this 161-year-old grain mill.
The owners of this rustic 18-century home added a modern touch with a sleek white four-poster bed draped in an 1800s coverlet and opted for his-and-his bookcases rather than traditional stands.
The laser-cut lantern casts soft shadows on the shiplap walls at night in this California farmhouse.
The homeowners of this Washington farmhouse painted their bedroom white, but added a series of neutral items—the platform bed, antique blankets, and old leather chair—to the room to give it warmth.
In the early 1900s, this room was created as a "children's tea ballroom." Today the all-white space is a guest bedroom. The designer, , selected the Louis XV bed, which still bears the wheels and handles that were used to move it toward a fire or an open window 250 years ago. Here, the bed stays put—and offers glorious views of the gardens.
White walls and flooring cover the bedroom of this New York farmhouse. The four-poster pine bed wears linens from Pottery Barn.
In this California home's master bedroom, white bedding pairs with a Garnet Hill striped duvet cover and throw pillows made out of vintage fabrics.
The master bedroom in this Oregon house offers a lesson in mixing old and new: A 1940s mahogany four-poster bed that one of the owners liberated from the barn of a friend's mother—shortly after graduating from the University of Maine—is dressed with pillows by Martha Stewart for , and an throw drapes across a pair of 1920s English oak corner chairs. The turn-of-the-century side tables sport lamps from .
The pantry in this Nantucket cottage morphed into the "Ship's Room," where a built-in daybed evokes a boat berth, beckoning guests to curl up with a good book. A wooden barrel top and a nautical buoy combine to make timeworn wall art.
Whitewashing the walls in the attic bedroom of this Montana farmhouse heightened the drama of its pointed arch. "I love the way the horizontal boards emphasize the lines of the pitched ceiling," the owner says. She found the turn-of-the century iron bed on her first trip to Montana; the chandelier came from an antiques store in Santa Barbara. An quilt (on the bed) and blanket (draped over the banister) keep the scene from feeling chilly.
Bright Idea: No need to call an electrician: Simply hang a chandelier from a hook, with the chain doubling as jewelry.
The guest room in this upstate New York house felt complete with little more than a mid-1800s spindle bed, often called a Jenny Lind after the famous Swedish singer of the time who toured America in a P.T. Barnum production. A plant stand merits new use as a side table.
The owners of this Northern California home installed railroad trestles as beams in their bedroom. A flea-market oil portrait watches over the antique iron bed, covered with 's fisherman-knit blanket. The walls and ceiliing are painted 's White.
Embroidery adds texture to an interior, while mirrors and mirrored surfaces—in a lamp, tray, or table—make spaces sparkle. Use glass-doored cabinets to highlight favorite items, like the shells and ironstone shown here.
This antique cast-iron bed is dressed in a white cable-knit throw from the and a white duvet cover by . A white teacup lamp sits atop the white turned-leg nightstand.
Built in 1932 as the prototype for a planned community on Lake Michigan, this cabin came with a jumble of furniture—antiques that today carry an impressive appraisal. Instead of fighting the lodge vibe, the owners embraced it, tweaking things here and there to suit their style. For example, they painted the master bedroom's 1930s maple bed and dresser black, then "aged" them with a sanding block.
In this New York house, tongue-and-groove planks line the walls of the master bedroom and cover its headboard, which conceals a closet (accessed on the other side). The sconce is from ; the navy blanket from .
A plaid blanket by laid across an iron bed from adds color and pattern to a guest room.
Bright idea: Turn old sporting goods into witty wall art by spray painting them white.
A coat of clean, fresh white paint will instantly attract light in any bedroom. Here, a woven-frame mirror from paired with a mid-century dresser casts a refined look. The gilded touches serve as an interesting contrast to the rural, airy feel created by the connecting screened-in porch.
Linens by adorn an bed in this simple, cozy child's bedroom.
This master bedroom's pale palette incorporates different shades of white, cream, gray, and green. The linen headboard cover is by .
Bright idea: Spray-paint birch and willow wreaths gold for a sophisticated effect.
A white-on-white scheme creates an airy, restful master bedroom. Its cheetah-print wicker chair and ottoman offer another nook for reading.
An all-white bed makes mixing patterns and textures easy. This bed boasts at least four different textiles in different shades of white, including lace, matelasse and homespun fabrics.
The bed-frame in this whimsical white bedroom was repurposed from parts of older furniture. The reward is a unique, fresh piece.
Not all whites are the same. Once you start layering different tones, you can't assume they'll all go together. You've got to look at them next to one another to see if they blend.
White is fantastic at softening architectural quirks. If everything's painted white, then that odd steam pipe almost magically disappears.
Always remember that white demands accessorizing. Layers of objects with different textures make white rooms really come together!