Some people take a spa-like approach to their modern bedroom décor, sticking with a neutral palette, white sheets, and minimal visual distractions—creating a serene, minimalist space for sleeping and reflection. That’s well and good—those are beautiful spaces. But, personally, I’m into pattern and color these days; and no one does pattern better than Missoni Home, so I’ve plumbed its collections to find my favorite picks for the modern bedroom.
There is really no more private a space, so your bedroom is a great place to express your personality and experiment with layered pattern and bold color. Especially since the ways you can do it—with sheets, throws, poufs, and pillows—are easy and low-risk. So pile it on! A vibrant bedroom can be really sexy.
Obviously the bed is the focus of any bedroom and your best opportunity to make a real visual impact, so pick your sheets wisely. If you’re comfortable with something feminine and wild, check out Rachel Bedding, a riotous floral pattern splashed with giant lilies and intertwining petals.
For something slightly more subdued, I like the muted hues and feathery chevron patterning of Rudolph 100 Bedding.
And for my own modern bed with masculine style, I’d opt for Janet 160 Bedding—a satin sheet set embroidered with black, silver, and gold chevron stripes.
If the splashy sheets are not your thing, you can accessorize. An area rug, such as the vivid pastel Ragusa Rug with cutout edges, brings bold color to the floor of your modern bedroom.
Similarly, the psychedelic hues and watercolor-like design of the Orelia Pillow will liven up any space.
Another way to bring a dose of brightness into a more-neutral space is to introduce a throw blanket or other textile; we love the soft wool Rocco Throw , which comes in two appealing colorways: cool, watery blues …
A pouf is a versatile piece of modern bedroom furniture: it can serve as an ottoman, a seat, or a landing place for tossed-off clothes. If your room is small, the drum-like Ravenna Cylinder Pouf is a good bet; measuring just 16 inches wide, it can tuck into any space.
If you’ve got a little more real estate to devote, we’re smitten with the high-contrast tropical pattern on the nearly three-foot-wide Paraiba Pallina Pouf.
Darren is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving, and has had a long career in the Home Furnishings industry with companies like RH, Gumps and ABC Carpet & Home. He has a passion for art and design inspired by his time at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He spends his free time in his garden picking lemons and avoiding mowing the lawn, while playing with his long-haired dachshund.