“Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.” – Jack Antonoff
Not everyone loves color, and that’s okay. If you appreciate clean white decor, then you’ll love these white bedroom ideas. They embrace the lack of color while also creating a space that’s both cozy and comfortable.
You’ll learn how to layer your fabrics to create a plush bed with bedding that looks touchably soft. You’ll also discover how changing the furniture can take your white bedroom from ultra-modern to Scandinavian or even rustic and country chic.
You know you love the all-white look, now get inspired to create the perfect white bedroom in your home.
1. All-White Bedroom Ideas
Having an all-white bedroom can create a clean palette. The white can be crisp and clean, which for some, is a calming place to be. For others, the white can feel stark and cold. How you decorate your bedroom will influence whether your bedroom is cozy or cold.
Start with texture. Choose fabrics and materials that will give the room depth by creating a visually interesting piece. You could have a chandelier that has a shade made of several layers of white paper, feathers, or translucent shells. Choose a tufted headboard or one with elegant cut-outs.
Next, not everything in your bedroom has to be a perfect white. There are a million shades of white paint, so embrace them and find one that’s a softer and warmer hue with undertones of yellow or pink. The color will look white to the naked eye but will also create a softer look to the room. Don’t shy away from neutrals as accent colors in the throw pillows, bedspread, or bedroom decor. These subtle accents add detail and a finishing touch to the room.
2. White Apartment Bedroom Ideas
Most apartments come with white walls. You could look at this as a boring blank canvas devoid of style and flair. Or, you could look at the white walls as the perfect base for your white color scheme. Start with the white walls and neutral carpet and build up from there. Keeping the room white helps to reflect more light, keeping the space feeling bright and fresh.
Look for ways you can add personal touches to the room. You could create a modern bedroom by choosing furniture pieces with minimal details. Try to tie the room together by picking up your carpet’s color in other decor items around the room. If you have a grey carpet, find accent pillows or bedding with a matching accent. If you have a tan or brown carpet, you can pick it up by choosing wood instead of white furniture. You could find a wood bed frame or nightstands.
3. White Boho Bedroom Ideas
When you think of a boho bedroom, vibrant colors and bold patterns come to mind. But not all boho needs to be in your face design. Another option is to go the other direction with a distinct lack of color. Keep everything white, but ramp up the fabrics and textures with blankets on your white bed in different weaves.
Another hallmark of boho design is handmade pieces. You can keep this element in your white bedroom by picking pieces made from natural materials in neutral colors. You could create an accent wall above your bed’s headboard. Mount woven baskets, dried palm leaves, or install a large wall hanging.
4. Contemporary White Bedroom Ideas
If you want to create a contemporary feel to your white bedroom, add some black accents or pops of color to the room. Try to create a room that looks sleek with strong vertical and horizontal lines. Give each piece of furniture plenty of space around it. If you have a bedroom with interesting structural elements, try painting them different shades of white. It will not only break up the space visually but draw the eye to those unique elements. By using subtle shades of white, it will create a nearly subliminal effect.
Keep the floor bare with tile or wood. Then place a white rug on top of it. Choose a rug with a tight weave that’s either plain or has a geometric pattern. Style the room with white stone and glass elements. You could create an accent wall of stone or find decor like a pot for a plant. You could use opaque glass as a room divider or privacy screen. Finish the space with a single large plant, such as a Fiddle Leaf tree in the corner.
5. Country Chic White Bedroom Ideas
To make your room feel country chic, look for white decor and furniture pieces at vintage and antique stores. You can find white bedding that has elegant and delicate stitching or lace edges. If you don’t feel good about sleeping on vintage linens, why not convert them into your window treatment? If you find a beautiful white table cloth with a stitched design, you could convert it into throw pillow covers.
Look for wood furniture that has carved details. If it’s on legs, that’s best. You can leave the furniture natural wood, or you could whitewash it. Just be careful with whitewashing; you don’t want to do it too much.
6. Cozy White Bedroom Ideas
Creating a cozy space in an all-white room is all about materials and texture. Go overboard with the bedding and choose an oversized and fluffy comforter. Then pick white flannel sheets that will snuggle around you as you sleep. Finish the bed with large throw pillows in fur, mohair, or woven yarn.
Place a rug on the floor that’s thick and plush so you can sink your toes into it. Not only will it feel amazing to walk on, but it will cut out the chill and any possible echo in the room.
Hang a tight weave curtain on the windows. While the white fabric will allow light through, the tighter weave will help keep the harsh glare out.
7. Minimalist White Bedroom Ideas
Take the less is more approach when creating a minimalist interior design theme. Simplicity is your friend, and your finished product should look uncluttered. The trick is to achieve a beautiful serene space without looking unfinished and bare.
Look for ways you can highlight the unique architecture of the room. Or add furniture with a simple yet functional and versatile design. Look for pieces that are beautiful in their form, without the need for decorative adornments.
8. Modern White Bedroom Ideas
For the ultimate in modern, use black and white together. There are several ways you can go about using these two shades. One simple approach is to create your all-white bedroom and then use black to accent the space. With this design idea, you’ll use black for the hardware, lighting fixtures, or even a sleek black metal bed frame.
You can then add other elements in the room, such as black picture frames or black accented throw pillows. The idea is to add pops of black throughout the room without overwhelming the space.
9. Scandinavian White Bedroom Ideas
Thanks to the rise of a certain Swedish retail furniture store, Scandinavian interior decor is tremendously popular. You can create this popular interior design theme in your bedroom by choosing simplistic furniture without intricate designs and bulk.
Balance the minimalism of the furniture with plush and cozy white bedding. You should want to snuggle up under the blankets. Finish the look with modern and funky fixtures. They could be a bit industrial with wire mesh or contemporary and made of metal. Keep the decor to a minimum and choose one or two art pieces to hang on the wall. Stick with the white theme and choose decor in white, black, or grey.
The goal should be to create a space that feels clean and fresh but also has enough warm elements to make the space feel cozy. You can do this by keeping everything simple and embrace the open or empty space that a lack of decor and furniture creates.
10. White Bedroom Shiplap Walls Ideas
If you want to create a rustic or farmhouse feel in your bedroom, you need a shiplap feature wall. It creates a focal point in the room, gives your bedroom a rustic feel, and adds texture to your all-white color palette. You could paint the shiplap or buy it pre-primed or painted. For a rustic look, you could whitewash wood shiplap to give it that worn and weathered feel.
Another beautiful look you can create is a beach house or nautical feel to your bedroom. Use a crisp white shiplap for all of the walls and bring it up onto the ceiling. Finish the look by using decorative nautical trim on your furniture, wall mirror, or other decor pieces.
While you could hire someone to install custom made shiplap, this will get expensive. Instead, you can buy premade pieces that you then fit together and glue onto your wall.
11. Simple White Bedroom Ideas
Sometimes people mistake interior design as with filling a space with a ton of furniture and decor. This isn’t always the case. You can create a beautiful bedroom design by purposefully choosing to add less.
Leave the walls, furniture, bedding, and decor white. Even the carpet or area rug should be white. The goal is to create an entirely white room. Leave the walls blank or add a minimal amount of decor. If you’re scared of an all-white room being bright and blinding, you can soften it by choosing an off-white color; it’s still white but softer on the eyes.
12. Small White Bedroom Ideas
When decorating a small bedroom, you want to be careful not to make the space feel too small and cramped. Choosing the wrong color or furniture can do this. Sticking with white is a simple and easy way to decorate your bedroom and not run this risk. If you aren’t confident in your interior design skills, then an all-white color scheme is a simple way to ensure you end up with a beautiful looking bedroom.
Start by choosing a low bed frame without a bulky frame. You could even choose a platform bed and then create a faux headboard on the wall above it. Look for ways you can add a plant or two to your room to create a fresh feeling and add a bit of natural color.