If you’re looking for bedroom design inspiration, Pinterest is an obvious choice to get your creative juices flowing. One of the trending terms Pinners are interested in this summer is “aesthetic bedroom decor,” and a quick search will easily show you why.
Whether leaning into a modern, Scandinavian or coastal style, aesthetic bedroom decor employs muted, earthy tones, plenty of interesting textures, natural materials and just a touch of fun and whimsy. Read on for ten easy ways you can inject this coveted look into your sleep space this year.
When choosing light or muted palettes, or particularly for an all-white colour scheme, an easy way to add the warmth that’s needed for aesthetic bedroom decor is by choosing furniture crafted from natural materials, whether rattan, hardwood, marble, stone or jute. We love the mix of the raw wood bench with the rattan room divider and jute baskets, rugs and planters in this lovely boho-inspired space.
Lighting With Character
One of the marks of an aesthetic Pinterest-inspired bedroom is soft lighting. Cool overhead pot lights are banished here! Instead, employ a variety of table lamps, floor lamps and wall lamps that add character and brightness. Pro tip: treat your light fixtures like artwork and opt for shapes and finishes that complement your space, like these Japanese-inspired white paper lanterns. String lights are another great choice (just ensure they’re used sparingly for added elegance). And above all, choose warm bulbs to lend a warm and cozy vibe.
One way to make your bedroom look oh-so-Pinterest chic is by choosing (or DIYing) a unique statement headboard, like this funky floral-shaped piece. Pinterest is full of unique ideas that will make your room stand out from the rest (and absolutely nail the aesthetic bedroom decor trend). Want to try creating your own custom version? Check out our DIY for a jewel-toned velvet headboard.
Oversized framed mirrors are another staple for those looking to get inspired by this trend. We suggest scoping out your local vintage or antique shops for the perfect piece. Mirrors also have the benefit of making a small bedroom look bigger and brighter.
Plenty of Plants
Photos of spaces filled with natural greenery dominate the search results for Pinterest aesthetic bedrooms. When choosing soft, earthy palettes for the walls and bedding, a splash of colour from plants is a lovely way to add interest (and it doesn’t hurt that many plants can actually help you get a better night’s sleep).
Pay special attention to your linen choices to maximize the style in your bedroom. High-quality bedding in muted, natural tones (think: colours you’d see on a hike or beach walk) will give a luxe, relaxed finish to your space. Might we suggest shopping these Canadian bedding brands that we adore?
An accent wall doesn’t have to mean bright colours or loud patterns. If you’re going for a neutral palette in your aesthetic Pinterest-inspired bedroom, create interest by choosing a textured wall finish. We love how the bedding and wall nearly blend together in this ultra-calming space.
A great way to add more character to a clean aesthetic is by introducing vintage furniture items, like this wooden trunk that serves as storage and a table. It’s a great way to ensure your bedroom won’t read too cookie cutter, instead giving it a more lived-in look. Find a piece that has great bones but doesn’t exactly match your space? Refinish and stain the wood, or paint the piece white to better match your aesthetic.
Introducing soft rugs is a simple way to make a bedroom so much cozier and character-filled. If you’re looking for rug inspiration, we’re seeing creamy shag, natural rattan and jute, or vintage patterned rugs all over our Pinterest page.
Dreamy canopy beds will take your aesthetic bedroom to the next level. Drape the frame with light, airy fabric for the sweetest sleeps (and huge Pinterest style points). This will add a romantic, cottagecore influence to your space, not to mention inspire the sweetest slumbers.