Whether you are just moving into your first apartment or looking to refresh your space, these apartment bedroom decor ideas will be the key to a great night’s sleep!
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If you’re anything like me, your apartment bedroom is is probably the most important part of the whole place. Sure, a cute living room is great and all, but your bedroom is where you begin and end your day.
Honestly, if you total up your hours, you probably spend more time in your bedroom than anywhere else in your apartment!
If you’re going to spend that much time in your bedroom, it is absolutely essential to make sure it is the best possible space. This means you need to think beyond the basics of a super comfortable mattress topper and squishy hotel pillows. Even though those are important, too!
Your apartment decor is the key to creating a space that feels put together and calming.
These apartment decor ideas will do just that and will help ensure you get the best possible sleep and start your day feeling like you can handle anything.
This post is all about apartment bedroom decor ideas that will transform your space.
Apartment Bedroom Decor Ideas
Cozy Apartment Bedroom Decor Ideas
1. Add Cozy Lighting and Textures
Lighting and texture are the keys to a cozy and comfortable bedroom! If you love neutrals, it can be easy to make a room feel a little too hotel-like and a little sterile. The key to keeping neutrals feeling cozy is to play around with lighting and texture.
Cozy, chunky knits fabrics add a ton of depth to your room and make your bed something you can’t resist sinking into. True cozy goals!
Another great and unexpected way to add an extra cozy factor to a room is to use a lamp that both adds warm light and – you guessed it – more texture to the space.
This Textured Ceramic Lamp will add the perfect cozy touch to your small bedroom.
2. Experiment With Earth Tones
Adding warm colors and earth tones to your apartment bedroom is a great way to make your decor feel cozy and warm. Earth tones are immediately grounding and can add so much depth and warmth to your space.
If you are hesitant to go too dark too fast with your bedroom decor, don’t be afraid! This Gorgeous Earth-toned Throw Blanket will add a neutral, earthy accent to your bedroom decor.
Modern Apartment Bedroom Decor
3. Clean and Crisp Neutrals
Modern bedroom decor is popping up all over my Instagram and TikTok feed lately, and it’s no surprise why! Modern apartment bedrooms seem to be the go-to for “that girl” and “clean aesthetic” lovers.
The crisp, clean vibe of a modern bedroom creates a spa-like feel that is oh so clean and fresh.
The key to modern and clean bedroom decor is to stick to whites, smooth fabrics, and clean lines.
College Apartment Bedroom Decor
4. Add FUN Patterns & Colors
Single girl apartments are some of the most fun to decorate! Especially if you’re in college, it’s pretty much mandatory to incorporate as much fun pattern and color as you can.
However, since most college students aren’t getting apartments until they are upper classmen, you do want to think ahead to what you could use in your post-grad apartment as well.
The easiest way to do this is to stick to a Clean, Neutral Duvet Cover and Super Squishy Duvet Insert that you can take with you from apartment to apartment in the future. A cute lamp would also be a great touch that you could use in a future home!
For the full college girl vibe, these Punchy Pink Velvet Pillows and Animal Print Bolster Pillow will be sure to spice up your space.
5. Display Your Favorite Accessories
A perfectly curated vanity (ahem, desk) set up is a fun and unique way to decorate your college apartment! Seeing your favorite accessories and trinkets on display helps them double as chic decor items.
The best way to display various items on your vanity without having them look messy is to keep them in cute display trays or boxes.
This is actually a trick I learned working in a hospital! Even if items coordinate, they only look intentional when they’re placed perfectly or if they’re on the same tray. Otherwise, you end up with a messy-looking space unless you can put everything back exactly where it goes.
This Beautiful Gold Decorative Tray is top-rated on Amazon and is perfect for organizing any surface in your apartment!
Apartment Bedroom Decor Ideas for Women
6. Wallpaper on a Budget
Okay, we’re keeping the pink theme here!!! Wallpaper has made a huge comeback and is such a fun statement element in any room. It is so easy to plan a whole room around a gorgeous statement wallpaper. All you have to do is pick a wallpaper you love, some neutral bedding, and choose a few accent colors and your room will look like it was professionally designed.
I am a huge fan of wallpaper, especially when it involves a statement or a mural wall.
However, the price of wallpaper – and how rental-friendly it is – can be a huge barrier to actually setting up your dream statement wall.
There are a few options here. You could try the peel and stick route or (my personal favorite!) frame some wallpaper panels to use as statement artwork in your space.
Not only is this option super rental-friendly (especially if you use this tape that blows command strips out of the water), but it makes the wallpaper into art that you can reuse for years and years!
There are honestly too many awesome wallpaper options to count! I’m obsessed with this Dark and Moody Floral Wallpaper for a moody accent wall. This Vibrant Chinoiserie Wallpaper is an incredible look for less. This Breathtaking Crane Wallpaper is almost too much to handle.
7. Play with Texture and Color
Adding fun and unexpected textures and color to your space is always a good apartment decor idea! Textured accents immediately transform a space without adding too much bulk to the room.
This is a great way to make your space feel luxurious and automatically more put together.
This Really Cute Side Table is another way to add a ton of texture to your space in an unexpected way! It is perfect if you have a small space and want to sneak in a side table, or even if you just need some more texture in your space.
8. Sweet Feminine Accents
I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for a girly room!!! Since getting married, I’ve lamented not leaning into having a super feminine, girly room when I didn’t live with my husband.
If you’re a neutral-loving gal or even just not the biggest fan of pink, there are still plenty of ways to make your space feel fresh and feminine and ALL. YOURS.
Sweet, unexpected accents like this print, a low-key Ruffle Edge Duvet, or even a Sweet Pastel Lamp can go a long way into making a room feel uniquely yours.
Complete the look with This Super Cute Art Print for a put-together feel!
Decor Ideas For Couples
9. Balance and Neutrals
Now, if you fall into the coupled-up category, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a very cute apartment!!! When you’re thinking of how to decorate your apartment bedroom for a couple, the keyword is balance.
Balancing traditionally masculine and feminine colors, tones, and textures will ensure that your bedroom feels like a relaxing escape for both you and your partner.
This is done perfectly here with the light bedding and darker accessories. These Dramatic Black Lamps add the perfect slightly masculine touch to any room. This striped blanket is a great way to balance light and dark in any room.
10. Incorporate Unexpected Textures
Speaking of balance, don’t be afraid to really push the limits of what you think of for a traditional bedroom! Incorporating unexpected textures like leather, reclaimed wood, and even greenery into your bedroom can help to create a super-charged space for you and your partner.
These Top-Rated Leather Pillows are a great way to add an unexpected element to your bedroom! They add unexpected texture and drama. The ultra-affordable price point doesn’t hurt one bit!
If you’re in an apartment, I can’t recommend faux greenery enough. It is so much easier than trying to control lighting, dealing with dirt and potential critters, and, honestly, you don’t have to worry about having to water it! This Faux Plant is super realistic and will add the perfect touch of life to your room.
Wall Decor for Apartment Bedrooms
11. Black & White Gallery Wall
Wall decor always seems like such a commitment and a tough thing to get right, but I promise it doesn’t have to be! The easiest way to decorate your walls is to take some of your favorite pictures, print them in black and white, and stick them into some matching frames!
I did this with my husband and I’s engagement pictures and it came out so cute! Even if you don’t have professional pictures, you can make them look so much nicer simply by adding a black and white filter.
I also highly recommend using Amazon Photos and selecting the pearl finish. It gives you a fine art quality print at a serious fraction of the price!
I used this set of Super Affordable White Frames in my house and love them. They make the perfect gallery wall and do not add any bulk to the room. I love the clean and crisp look they add to the room.
12. Hanging Baskets
When thinking of Apartment wall decor ideas, you always have to consider how heavy your decor is.
Whether you’re strictly team command strip or even just team don’t-rip-the-drywall-out, the weight of your decor really matters.
A great way to add a large-scale statement piece without having to worry about weight is to hang lightweight baskets as wall decor.
These super lightweight baskets are easy to hang with command strips and are a great conversation piece. They add plenty of texture and depth to your walls without you having to hang a heavy canvas or frame!
13. Renter-Friendly Sconces
Sconces are one of my personal favorite pieces of wall decor. They are a great two-for-one piece since they can take the place of table lamps while also creating depth and adding height to your decor.
Don’t be afraid to use sconces to add a high-end feel to our apartment bedroom decor! These days, there are so many options for both plug-in and battery-powered sconces. This Set of Matching Sconces is super affordable provides an apartment and rental-friendly option that allows you to achieve a look that appears custom-built and curated just for you.
Small Apartment Bedroom Inspiration
14. Multi-Purpose Furniture
Last but certainly not least, how to decorate your small apartment bedroom! Small apartments present unique challenges and opportunities to get creative in your space.
The most important thing to consider when decorating your small apartment bedroom is that function has to come first. You can’t afford to waste precious square footage on anything that is purely decorative and does not allow you to use your space.
This Super Chic Dresser functions as a stylish nightstand and an extra place to store your essentials!
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