Inside Our Favorite Bedroom Designs
A space of peace and relaxation—
—to go to at the end of the day. Your bedroom design should be a retreat-like atmosphere where one can lay their head after a day’s work. But crafting a place of tranquility is easier said than done. That’s why we went to the professionals—Shea and the Studio McGee design team—for bedroom interior design ideas that guarantee a soft spot to land.
When Shea and the design team start the process of designing any space, they look for imagery, materials, and even colors in nature that draw them in, and today, we’re sharing ten of our favorite bedroom designs in hopes of inspiring you too.
Although each of these spaces is different, they all bring a feeling of serenity through layered textural details, calming material palettes, and thoughtful styling touches. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorites bedrooms designs from our latest Studio McGee projects and read about the design principles that bring them to life.
Look No. 01 | Elegant Four-Poster Bed
The primary bedroom design in our Hilltop Estate project features a light oak four-poster bed with a custom upholstered headboard for an elegant and relaxed look. The same blue tones are carried throughout the rest of the space with a vintage-inspired area rug and the stunning floral motif of the bed’s toss pillows. We love the way Shea and the design team combated a lopsided layout with a desk on one side and a nightstand on the other. “The trick to bringing symmetry to asymmetrical side tables is aligning the height of the lamps,” Shea explains.
See the entirety of the Hilltop Estate project here.
Look No. 02 | Minimal Color Palette
In our Mountainside Retreat project, Shea and the design team incorporated a primary bedroom design based on the client’s desire to keep the color palette minimal throughout the home. Shea and the design team added an element of warmth and dimension with an earthy grasscloth wallpaper, setting the mood of the space and bringing in so much coziness and character. Light materials and furniture pieces layered throughout the bedroom design works to balance out the room. Modern lighting fixtures are softened by an upholstered bed, a few beautiful vintage accents, and of course, sweeping views of the stunning mountains surrounding the home.
See the entirety of the Mountainside Retreat project here.
Look No. 03 | Shades of Cream
There’s nothing that says peace and tranquility like a cream-on-cream bedroom design does. “In designing this space, we wanted to stay true to the California aesthetic of neutrals, rustic textures, and an overall feeling of softness while incorporating a few surprises here and there,” explains Shea. McGee & Co.’s Northcott Bed is upholstered in a soft, white linen, capped at the foot of the bed with the Daxton Settee. The Carter Woven Linen Duvet in earthy shades of cream, white, and brown finish the bed’s dressing.
See the entirety of the Home on the Bay project here.
Look No. 04 | Dark and Moody
This primary bedroom design from McGee & Co.’s Winter 2022 catalogue shoot feels oh-so welcoming and calming with a moodier palette of deep, earthy tones. The dark, chocolate brown color of the George Upholstered Bed feels romantic and calming, like a hug at the end of a long day.
Browse the digital McGee & Co. Winter 2022 catalogue here.
Look No. 05 | Utilizing a Nook
In Episode 4 of Dream Home Makeover Season 3, Shea and the design team take on a primary suite meant to function as many spaces in one. We love how the bedroom design incorporated a built-in window cove perfect for tucking the bed into for a cozy, warm vibe, a lot like a big hug at the end of the day. Organic touches, like McGee & Co.’s Mendelson Mirror, help to establish the space as one linked to nature.
See the entirety of the All-in-One Suite project from Netflix’s Dream Home Makeover here and watch the webisode featuring the space on our YouTube channel.
Look No. 06 | A Touch of Dusty Rose
Perhaps the defining element of the McGee’s guest bedroom is the dusty rose-toned wallpaper mural by Schumacher that wraps the walls of the entire room.
Look No. 07 | Shades of Grey
Beautiful shades of grey mingle perfectly in this primary bedroom design in Park City, Utah. A high-rising upholstered bed is showcased with light, creamy white bedding and grey-toned nightstands flanking both sides. A tonal area rug sets the sleeping area apart from a spot to sit and relax near the bedroom’s fireplace.
See the entirety of the Park City Contemporary project here.
Look No. 08 | Mixed Materials
Wood beams set the tone for this stunning primary bedroom design, and large windows draw the eye up to the shiplap ceiling. Shea and the design team mixed modern and traditional elements in the space with structured lamps, open nightstands, and a few vintage artwork pieces. The design mimics its surroundings, a peaceful ranch setting in the mountains of Utah.
See the entirety of the Ranch House project here.
Look No. 09 | Meant to Be Touched
This primary bedroom design from our McGee & Co. Spring 2023 shoot in sunny Sonoma, California, is representative of its surroundings with organic, textural materials in spades. We love how the Klaus Oak Bed with its paper cord details pairs with the playful ivory boucle of the Magda Teddy Bear Settee.
Shop the McGee & Co. Spring 2023 release here.
Look No. 10 | Bringing the Outside In
This home was a top-to-bottom remodel in sunny Southern California, and although it had some great bones and views, Shea and the design team ended up building into the ceiling as high as they could to create a more spacious and open feeling. The clients wanted the bedroom design to feel as calming as possible, and Shea and the design team wanted to draw attention to the beautiful backyard seen through those amazing black windows. Complete with lots of extra seating space, a few vintage layers, and an abundant mix of textures, this bedroom design perfectly emulates its retreat-like surroundings.
See the entirety of the Crestview Home project here.