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A traditional-style bedroom doesn’t have to mean fussy or outdated.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!

High Contrast Guest Room

High Contrast Guest Room

High contrast doesn't just have to be black and white. We love the use of deep blues with fresh linen white for a classic and clean look!

Green Is The New Beige

Green Is The New Beige

Green walls add an earthy and calming touch to any space, particularly a bedroom. When accented with rich woods and bright neutrals, this green hue really comes 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.

A Traditional Sense: Red Bedroom Design

A Traditional Sense: Red Bedroom Design

A deep red brown is a sophisticated and calming choice for a bedroom. Not only is it earthy but it boasts a timelessness that pairs well with classic and traditional styling.

A Wingback Accent Corner

A Wingback Accent Corner

Adding a bit of sophistication to the corner of your bedroom can be as simple as adding an accent chair. Not only is this wingback style chair a comfy place to relax and read, but it adds a timeless element to any space!

High Contrast, High Comfort

High Contrast, High Comfort

Dark colors in a bedroom can add a sense of coziness that is very desirable. We love contrasting it with light bedding to make both emnds of the spectrum pop!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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