Don't shy away from dramatic touches. In this renovated Brooklyn tenement, black walls, a large artwork, and a Louis XV–style bedframe found on eBay make the bedroom a surprisingly cozy retreat.
A Toronto artist's live/work space blurs boundaries left and right. In the bedroom, skylights, potted plants, and a freestanding tub suggest that bedrooms can hold more than just a bed.
Concrete walls and a few punches of yellow give this simple El Salvadorian bedroom added texture.
Often, all you need to transform a sleeping space is good paint. A soothing green-gray shade complements the classic wooden furnishings in this bedroom in a Swedish vacation home.
In this streamlined London loft, a retractable skylight is the bedroom's focal point. The bed is on casters, so the resident can move it to get a better glimpse of the stars.
In this compact Slovenian apartment, an interesting wall storage unit and a chandelier add impact to a diminutive bedroom.
When your views are this good, you don't have to do much else. The residents of this eucalyptus-lined home in Australia wake up to the ocean. For times when more entertainment is necessary, a drop-down TV hides above a panel in the ceiling.
In the guest bedroom of this Shelter Island vacation home, an artful hodgepodge of books and other prized possessions create a bright and welcoming array, toned down only by the dark-stained, grass cloth walls.
For a calming space, wood-lined walls do the trick. A renovated mid-century home in the Hamptons features a simple wooden sleeping retreat paired with wall sconces designed by David Weeks for Ralph Pucci.
In this inviting Helsinki bedroom, a DIY neon cord light and bright knick-knacks add visual intrigue to an otherwise minimal palette.