26 Cool Beds That Will Instantly Elevate Your Room

From romantic canopies to elaborate four-poster frames and modern headboards.

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Arent & Pyke

If you're looking around your bedroom and love what you see but have a nagging suspicious that something is "off" or not quite finished, it might be your headboard or bed frame. A cool bed will instantly elevate a lackluster bedroom. The more elaborate and over-the-top, the better. OR not! Maybe you prefer something with an avant garde yet distinctly minimalist structure. Wherever you land on the cool bed style spectrum, you'll definitely find something you love in the the collection of designer examples, styling ideas, and shopping tips ahead.

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Arent & Pyke
Frame a Corner Bed

The headboard in this bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke is unique in every way, from the shape to the print and orientation. It's perfect for transforming an awkward corner bed into something more refined and polished. Work with an upholsterer to customize your own, or repurpose a folding screen.

Browse cool headboards at Target, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Skyline Furniture Shell Headboard, $441

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Fantastic Frank
Section Off the Bed With Curtains

Hang some curtains from the ceiling to the bottom of the floor just in front of the bed for a makeshift canopy that sections off the room without making it claustrophobic.

Browse Frances & Son for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Frances & Son Middleton Rice Bed, $3845

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Tasmin Johnson
Go Curvy, but Keep It Neutral

This bedroom designed by Tasmin Johnson is having so much fun with shapes, from the side table to the lamp and of course, that curvy headboard. The neutral tones ensure a more modern, understated aesthetic to balance things out.

Browse cool beds at One King's Lane, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Paxton Headboard, $525

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THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION
Add Dreamy Drapery

Now here's a bed fit for royalty. The draped canopy curtains and all-white bedding are nothing short of ethereal, while the elaborate green four-poster frame ties it together with the green walls and patterned area rug.

Browse Burke Decor for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Moss Studio Luxe Bed, $6500

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Nicole Franzen
Feature Raw Materials

Your headboard isn't the only thing that can make a statement on your bed wall. Opt for a low headboard and hang pictures above your bed to mix it up. Built-in lighting will always make things look infinitely more polished, too.

Browse CB2 for cool bed frames and headboards, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW CB2 Andes Acacia Bed $599

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Trevor Tondro
Build It In

Though this icy shade of blue definitely makes a statement, it doesn't overpower the space nor overwhelm the eye. That's because it's consistent. Since this bedroom is basically a cocoon of light blue, there's a strong sense of cohesion and personality. So if you have a favorite color, too, and don't see it changing any time soon, why not let it be theme of your bedroom?

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Tessa Neustadt
Stretch It From Wall to Wall

From the wall-to-wall upholstered headboard to the modern black sconce and bedside table, everything in this room designed by Brady Tolbert for Emily Henderson Design has been customized to meet the homeowners needs function and style-wise. That's a guaranteed way to make sure your bedroom is everything you want it to be.

Browse Anthropologie for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Anthropologie Deco Bed, $1038

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Nicole Franzen
Install a Backsplash

Backsplash can be just as good in a bedroom as it is in the bathroom or kitchen. This is the perfect example. It's better than a headboard.

Browse 1st Dibs for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Upholstered Shell Headboard, $4,700

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South Yara
Dress Things Down

A gorgeous mint green carpet introduces a touch of personality and luxury to this modern bedroom designed by Hecker Guthrie. The flax linen slipcovered bed frame, charcoal gray pillows, and greenish gray sheets. create the perfect color story. We also love the contrast between the sleek white modern side table and lamp with the relaxed linen bedding.

Browse ABC Carpet & Home for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW ABC Pure by Cisco Bed, $2,396

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James Merrell
Embrace the Kitsch

Like living in a fairytale.A four-poster bed or treehouse heaven?

Browse Chairish for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Habersham Painted Four Poster Bed, $1,195

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Hecker Guthrie
Complement Preexisting Features

In this bedroom designed by Hecker Guthrie, there are so many fun texture moments happening. It inspires us to embrace architectural quirks and existing bones rather than trying to hide them. If you don't have exposed brick or stone walls, look for furniture and decor items that feature natural materials. Then warm things up with layers of cozy linens.

Browse ABC Carpet & Home for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Ethnicraft Oak Madra Bed, $2,689

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Fantastic Frank
Hang a Canopy

Adding a gauze canopy is a simple addition to the bedroom, but it has transformative effects. The light gray wash on the shiplap walls contributes to the dreamy vibe, too.

Browse Urban Outfitters for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Urban Outfitters Ria Rattan Bed, $949

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Nicole Hollis
Introduce Contrasting Material

A leather channeled headboard with a wood base is perfect for a moodier, handsome bedroom or cabin-like home. Designed by NICOLEHOLLIS, this one feels both down to earth and elevated.

Browse CB2 for cool bed frames and headboards, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW CB2 Acacia Bed With Leather Headboard $1,399

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Horst P. Horst
Opt for Traditional

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Though this gorgeous bedroom (sister Parish's retreat at her family's summer compound in Maine) has curtains to block out the morning light, the folding screen will guarantee beauty sleep. Plus, it adds to the nice cozy, layered style.

Browse Wayfair for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Mercury Row Carwile Daybed, $359

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Hecker Guthrie
Layer a Few Pieces

Double up your headboard with a caramel-hued leather back and a gray upholstered top layer—suspended with leather buckle straps—to add an unexpected twist to your room.

Browse Frances & Son for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Frances & Son Leigh Upholstered Bed, $1,900

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Annie Schlechter
Repurpose Antiques

Ornate Moroccan spires bring the drama in this traditional but chipper bedroom. The blue side table and magenta bedding add a contemporary touch.

Browse Serena & Lily for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Serena & Lily Webster Bed, $1,598

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Amber Interiors
Camouflage It

This bedroom is a showstopper, plain and simple. And though some may say white is the absence of all colors, we'd argue this one is making quite a statement. In fact, sometimes neutral hues give the space a more timeless and open feel while also allowing other design highlights to stand out more. This attic bedroom, designed by Amber Interiors, uses a pure, cool shade of white that really energizes the entire space.

Browse IKEA for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW IKEA Brimnes Bed With Storage, $279

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Arent & Pyke
Make a Print Pop

This plush carpet almost looks iridescent, radiating a sense of luxury and comfort in the bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke. The textured panel headboard introduce the perfect contrast. For the ultimate touch of romance, hang light pink sheers that'll radiate a rosy glow throughout the space.

Browse West Elm for cool bed frames and headboards, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW West Elm Channel Tufted Headboard, $249

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Leanne Ford Interiors
DIY the Frame

The homemade bed frame in a Leanne Ford-designed bedroom is the perfect inspiration for a contemporary farmhouse. It adds beautiful rustic style while still looking polished.

Browse Etsy for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Urban Billy Rustic Platform Bed Frame, $643

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Arent & Pyke
Cover it in New Fabric

The curves of this headboard along with the warm, deep colors ground the room and fill it with an edgy intensity. Design firm Arent & Pyke softened up the room with blue linens and an unexpected edge with cool blue-gray walls.

Browse CB2 for cool bed frames and headboards, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW CB2 Lunar Velvet Headboard, $1,499

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Alexander DB
Put it on a Platform

Built-in and low to the ground, this bed boasts an easy coolness. It was designed by Southern California-based Aleander DB, so no wonder it exudes that quintessential Cali cool charm.

Browse Room & Board for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Room & Board Bed With Storage Drawers, $2,799

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Nicole Franzen
Use the Environment as Inspo

Who says beige is boring? Dependable, versatile, warm, and subtle, it's one of the best paint colors for a bedroom. A light taupe shade will contrast just enough with crisp bright interiors while also injecting some warmth into the space. It'll also bing to mind long walks on a sandy beach. Then add pops of cheerful colors with your wall decor and throw pillows.

Browse Apt2b for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Apt2b Welby Low Profile Platform Bed, $1,401

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Sara Tramp
Accentuate the Room

To make a stylish and luxe headboard even more dramatic, suspend a textile from high ceilings and hang a large pendant light to draw the eye up.

Browse West Elm for cool bed frames and headboards, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW West Elm Curved Headboard, $200

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Arent & Pyke
Lean Into Playfulness

Painterly and whimsical, this colorful headboard makes it easy to wake up on the right side of the bed. Work with an upholsterer or get crafty and customize a headboard yourself.

Browse Serena & Lily for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Serena & Lily Harbour Cane Bed, $1,798

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Farrow & Ball
Rethink Vintage Pieces

While we often think of bright whites and crisp, light hues when trying to open up a smaller space, there's also a strong case for going darker. In fact, inkier tones are known to amplify smaller spaces, especially those with little natural light. Not to mention, it sets the right mood in the bedroom. To keep it from feeling too dark, opt for lighter bedding and modern light fixtures. The soft black paint color in this bedroom makes it feel special and intimate in ways you'd never be able to achieve with a lighter hue.

Browse CB2 for cool bed frames and headboards, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW CB2 Bobila Cane Bed, $999

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Studio DB
Let Architecture Call the Shots

You don't need to cover the entire wall to make a statement. Just choose a smaller nook to cover in a fun print. And speaking of fun prints, don't be afraid of mixing them, as Studio DB boldly did in this bedroom. The wilder, the better.

Browse Cost Plus World Market for cool beds, and shop our pick below:

BUY NOW Cost Plus Forest Upholstered Headboard, $379

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