Mid Century Bedroom Design Ideas

A mid-century modern bedroom is a place where you can relax and unwind. The clean lines and simplicity of the design creates a space that is definitely stylized, but still very serene and functional. Mid-century modern design came on the scene in the mid-1900s, after WWII. Its form-follows-function approach mirrored the utility of the time period. Mid-century design re-emerged as a trend in the mid-90s and has remained a popular design style ever since. Today, it’s a mainstream design look, with many manufacturers creating furniture pieces that replicate vintage mid-century furniture and iconic designs for modern-day use and at affordable price points. Overall, a mid-century bedroom design is uncluttered, and functionality is key. The space will feature sleek lines with both organic and geometric forms. Furniture should have minimal ornamentation, and you’ll see the mid-century modern design aesthetic come through the most in the large pieces of furniture—from the bed to the nightstands and dresser.  Buying vintage mid-century furniture is a bit more approachable in your bedroom versus a living room or dining room. While iconic mid-century furniture designs like an Eames lounger or a Nelson pretzel chair are likely to be found in a living or dining room (and are also quite expensive), mid-century bedroom furniture is less iconic. As a result, you can get vintage mid-century bedroom furniture at more affordable prices. However, if you’d rather not scour flea markets and estate sales—or if you prefer the more modern part of mid-century modern—there are plenty of furniture brands that create new furniture that’s simply inspired by mid-century design.  If you prefer a minimalist aesthetic, opt for a simple platform bed, with or without a wood headboard. Any bed with tapered legs gives off a beautiful mid-century modern vibe. However, if you want a more comfortable or luxe approach, opt for an upholstered bed in a bold color. We especially love vertical tufting for a mid-century bedroom. Pair your bed with a sleek and minimal dresser and nightstands. With all these pieces of furniture, walnut, teak, and birch wood are great options. But a white lacquer finish to a nightstand or dresser can up the modern vibes! Finish your mid-century bedroom layout with a shag or flat-woven rug, ideally with a pop of color and pattern. Geometric designs are great in mid-century spaces, but an oriental rug design can add warmth and a bit of an eclectic vibe! If you want mid-century bedroom ideas in terms of color palettes, you can go in so many directions. A neutral color palette is a great option for a serene and relaxing bedroom. But if you like a more bold approach, opt for pops of jewel tones or a bold and graphic black and white color palette. Since furniture in a mid-century bedroom design is more straightforward color, along with artwork and decor, are how you really personalize your space and help it come to life. Need some mid-century bedroom design inspiration? Keep scrolling for some of our favorite mid-century bedroom design ideas and get ready to be inspired!

Mid-Century-Modern Bedroom Filled with Honey Hues

Mid-Century-Modern Bedroom Filled with Honey Hues

We adore how the natural wood in this bedroom lends it so much warmth. Pops of gold here and there add extra glow and refinement to to low-key Mid-Century style.

Just a Bit of Boho for the Bedroom

Just a Bit of Boho for the Bedroom

Add a playful quality to your bedroom space by mixing materials and shapes. For example, in this space, a sleek metal bed frame is paired with mismatched nightstands for a subtly boho vibe.

A Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Retreat

A Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Retreat

Nothing says a calming bedroom retreat quite like blue and a beautifully made bed. This mid-century modern rendition is ready for relaxation with layered pillows and a basket to toss them in, a soft patterned rug to walk on, a bench with your favorite throw and a good book. Hit the reset button and relax with this bedroom!

Masculine Mid-Century Modern Bedroom With Black & White Accents

Masculine Mid-Century Modern Bedroom With Black & White Accents

Create a masculine Mid-Century Modern Bedroom by using a Black and White color scheme! Incorporate modern art and patterned black and white pillows for accents pieces. Also, layer area rugs for added warmth to the space. Add a bold modern chandelier for a statement piece.  

Leisurely Window Side Reading Area in Cute Mid-Century-Modern Style

Leisurely Window Side Reading Area in Cute Mid-Century-Modern Style

Who wouldn't want to spend the afternoon relaxing window side in this adorable Mid-Century-Modern space? The plush faux-fur rug underfoot and the extra-large decorative pillow provide ample comfort in this darling space.

Geomeclectic: Bedroom

Geomeclectic: Bedroom

In this mid-century modern bedroom, geometry is key. The hard lines mix with circles, curves, and swirls for a geometric experience that's pleasing to the eye. Mixing so many patterns and materials successfully, but sticking to a simple color palette like black and white makes it a lot easier.

Relaxed Mid-Century Boho Bedroom

Relaxed Mid-Century Boho Bedroom

For this bedroom, we wanted to create a relaxing space. That's why we pared back the bold colors and materials here. We also mixed softer mid-century and boho elements.

Crisp White Modern Bedroom

Crisp White Modern Bedroom

We love this bedroom’s pairing of mid-century modern and contemporary. The design is sparse but manages to feel supremely fresh and welcoming, and the lack of clutter creates an airy and elegant atmosphere.

Masculine Bedroom: Mid-Century Design

Masculine Bedroom: Mid-Century Design

The masculine interior does not have to be overly bold.  The bedroom in pastel colors in the Mid-Century style combines the strength and straightforwardness of man's nature and is softened by natural shades.  A few plants as decor also makes the bedroom more airy and vibrant.

Uplifting Sculpture

Uplifting Sculpture

This armchair sets an uplifting tone highlighted by luminous velour fabric, luminous velour fabric, dense padding, and soft rounded edges. Its subtle elegance provides an inviting feeling for reading and relaxation.

Mod Jewel Tones in a Small Space

Mod Jewel Tones in a Small Space

Bright and vibrant jewel tones can be fun and exciting while also making a huge impact in a small space!  Mixing colors and patterns creates a unique and playful environment, while warm wood toned mid-century modern furnishings act as a timeless staple.  An oversized faux plant adds height and organic vibrant color making this mod jewel toned bedroom bold and dramatic!

Neutral Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Design

Neutral Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Design

Come relax in this Neutral Mid-Century Modern Bedroom! Textural elements including faux fur pillows, beaded chandelier, and a hand-knotted rug are layered to create a cozy sanctuary. The Iron Deco Bed by Anthropology is clearly the statement piece in this neutral design!

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