Traditional Bedroom Design Ideas

A traditional-style bedroom doesn’t have to mean fussy or outdated. In fact, they can be downright timeless and elegant! Comfortable furniture with rich tones make the core of this style, while layers of texture, symmetry, and an ever-so-slight formal vibe make traditional style what it is. Traditional designs are perfect for those who want bedrooms with a homey and comfortable touch, but with an air of formality.  Traditional spaces tend to have more neutral color palettes. Layers of bright and warm neutrals—with pops of saturated colors—are perfect for traditional bedrooms. This creates a relaxing retreat of a bedroom where you can fully unwind at the end of a long day. But bedrooms are also a good room in a traditional home to insert a larger dose of color. Consider blue or green walls (or even pink!) contrasted with bright white bedding and rich wood tones in the furniture.  We love the timelessness of traditional design. In a bedroom, these timeless vibes come out in the detailed carvings of a bed frame or the considered shapes of bedside tables and dressers. Bed frames in traditional bedroom designs can go a few different ways. A more formal approach would be a tufted, upholstered style in a light neutral fabric. A spindle bed frame gives off that classic American Traditional vibe. And a metal spindle bed versus a wooden option offers an updated take on traditional. But you can also go with a dark or weathered wood frame of many different styles—like a sleigh bed or a four-poster style. Traditional bedroom layouts tend to be symmetrical. So, opt for matching nightstands on either side of the bed, along matching with lamps or sconces on each side. If you want to really lean into the traditional look, go for a lamp with a formal look and classic shape—maybe even with stained glass elements! But you can also balance out the traditional with a more modern or coastal-style light fixture.  To up the cozy vibes, make sure you have a soft area rug. Something woven or plush, with rich colors and an ornate pattern are perfect for traditional bedroom designs. And top the bed with plenty of throw pillows! A layered look is perfect for traditional bedrooms.  A large dresser helps ground and stabilize this bedroom’s style—and a dressing area with a full-length mirror is a nice addition to this more formal take on bedroom design. But if you want a dresser that’s a bit more delicate, a traditional bedroom idea we love is incorporating an antique dresser! Want some other traditional bedroom design ideas? A reading nook is a perfect addition to a traditional bedroom. Pick a chair with classically patterned upholstery—like stripes, florals, or damask. Or go for a caned or leather club chair. And a tufted or wooden bench—either at the end of the bed or along a wall, lends that air of formality that traditional style is known for.  Ready to get some traditional bedroom design inspiration? We have a full collection of designs to inspire you and help you see this look come to life!

Tranquil Traditional Bedroom with Layers of Cozy Comfort

Tranquil Traditional Bedroom with Layers of Cozy Comfort

The layers of comfort in this traditional styled bedroom are so enticing. Not only are there layers upon layers of pillows, but the tufted headboard promises maximum comfort. Perfect for a midday nap.

Four-Poster Paradise

Four-Poster Paradise

You've heard it before; there's nothing as important as a good night's rest. If you agree, you might want to consider investing in a statement-making four-poster bed that will add a sense of ceremony to your nightly slumber.

Storage Fit for a Queen

Storage Fit for a Queen

We all deserve a bedroom space that makes us feel pampered and cozy. But the daily grind makes it hard to maintain a tidy room that lives up to royal standards. To keep your space looking ship-shape, consider investing in closed storage nightstands. They'll make tidying a cinch leaving you feeling like the royalty you are.

Double Up On Your Dresser

Double Up On Your Dresser

Studios likely have limited options when it comes to setting up a home bar, but using your dresser can work just as well as a credenza. Use a tray to section off one area of the surface for bottles, garnishes, etc. And add flowers and a few decorative touches to give it a little extra personality! It’s the perfect fix for a small space.

Traditional Bedroom With An Earthy Palette

Traditional Bedroom With An Earthy Palette

Bring the feeling of the outdoors in with natural wood finishes and soft shades of earth-tone colors. Contrasting beautifully with the dark wood chests and accent wall, a light tan bed and bench feel weightless and airy. Pillows with varying shades of brown and tan on the bed tie all the colors in the room together.

A Cozy Traditional Bedroom

A Cozy Traditional Bedroom

This small bedroom provides storage and a touch of rustic accents. AN addition of a mirror brings in lighting and opens up this space while keeping it cozy. The textures of the pillows are cozy and calming and reflect the textures in the wall art.

Beautiful Traditional Bedroom with Fanciful Canopy Bed

Beautiful Traditional Bedroom with Fanciful Canopy Bed

We love the look of a canopy over and behind the bed! A canopy can be part of the bed or hanging independently. It adds a soft look that’s very feminine and airy and is great for formal spaces. It’s a gorgeous look for kids’ spaces and adult space alike!

Fresh as a Daisy Traditional Bedroom

Fresh as a Daisy Traditional Bedroom

This sweet and simple bedroom has plenty of quaint charm. The spindle leg tripod end table and vintage finish rug feel slightly antique while still being stylish. Plus the hanging plants and daisy themed wall art make the room feel like a breath of fresh Spring air.

Classy Traditional Bedroom

Classy Traditional Bedroom

There is something quite classy and sophisticated about a blue and white color palette. This traditional styled bedroom showcases this palette beautifully. There is simply a serene, tranquil feeling once you step into a room with this color combo.

Sophisticated And Stylish Master Bedroom

Sophisticated And Stylish Master Bedroom

Grey and brown pair together in this bedroom for a comfortable and stylish look. Beautiful details and textures add intrigue and elevate the neutral space. This bedroom is cozy and sophisticated.

Morning Tea in a Traditional Style Bedroom

Morning Tea in a Traditional Style Bedroom

This traditional style bedroom has us smitten, and here's why: The calming blue of this upholstered headboard is lovely, it has pillows for days, and the idea of enjoying a cup of Earl Gray in here has us drooling.

Pendant Lighting

Pendant Lighting

If subtlety is more your style when it comes to lighting, we recommend a pendant similar to the one in this design. They are a touch of contemporary glam that doesn't overshadow the overall traditional space. This is a great piece for any room in your home!

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