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Quirky & Unusual Bedroom Design Ideas

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If you're tired of the same old bedroom ideas, start browsing through these unusual room designs for unique bedroom decorating inspiration.  Your bedroom will no longer be boring or dull with these unique bedroom furniture and decor ideas!

Unusual bedroom design ideas

Quirky, Unusual and Unique Bedroom Decor Ideas

Are you tired of the same old bedroom design ideas? Do you want to add a unique and quirky touch to your bedroom? Look no further! In this article, we have compiled some unusual and exciting bedroom design ideas that will surely inspire you to create a bedroom that reflects your personality and style. From a cedar soaking tub to a floral boho wall tapestry, these ideas will help you transform your bedroom into a space that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Who said bedrooms have to be boring?  If you are after something a little more left field than the usual bedroom look, then why not check out the unusual bedrooms designs we discuss below.  Even if you don’t stick to the ideas exactly, you can always use certain elements as inspiration for the bedroom in your own home.

cedar soaking tub freestanding bath tub

Cedar soaking tub

Install a Bath in the Bedroom

So if you have ever had the pleasure of staying in a fancy hotel for a night or two, you might have experienced the phenomena of the bedroom that has a bath in it? Although it sounds a little crazy, it is actually a wonderful way to enjoy a luxurious of a soak in the tube, without be confined to a small tiled room.

With the bath in the main bedroom, you can place it by the picture window for amazing views. Or even underneath a skylight so you can watch the clouds float by in the day, and the stars twinkling at night. Just remember that if you do decide to position your bedroom bath by a window, it needs to be either not overlooked, or in front of one-way glass. You don't want Mrs. Jones at number 45 to get an eyeful every morning now, do you?

round bed sheet

Round bed sheet

Choose a Round Bed

The round bed is something of a controversial issue. Still used in bedroom designs today, for many people they can't shift the connotations of 70’s culture. The round bed is something of a controversial issue. Still used in bedroom designs today, for many people they can't shift the connotations of 70’s culture and prefer using a suitable bed. So they steer clear of it like the plague. But it can actually work quite well in some settings, as long as it's handled right.

Firstly if the room contains any orange or purple is best to steer clear of a round bed. It’s just ‘too far out man!’ Secondly, the room needs to be large enough, so the bed doesn't overwhelm it.

Remember too that it can also be a bit disorienting to sleep in a round bed, especially if you are the type of person that like to feel tucked away in a corner while they sleep. But putting a curtain all the way around the bed can help you feel less exposed.

tapestry wall art blinds mountains

Mountain print blackout blinds

Jazz Up Your Boring Blinds!

Ditch the boring beige and embrace the quirky with your blinds. Pop in a jolt of personality with neon or a rainbow of colours instead of choosing something neutral. Want a statement piece? Opt for a tapestry roller blind with scenes of mountains, forests, space or whatever you like best – it'll be like having a work of art when unfurled. Feeling artistic? Unleash your inner Picasso and buy a plain blind from an online retailer like Select Blinds Canada and then paint your own artwork onto it, maybe even incorporating some glow-in-the-dark fun for an extra dose of quirky and unusual.

neon bedroom light

It was all a dream neon bedroom light

Add Some Neon Lighting

People tend to have pretty strong feelings about using neon in the bedroom, either in favour or against. But before you write it off completely you need to be aware that is as not as crass as it sounds. For example, a pale violet neon light, matched with luxury bedroom furniture, and a muted colour pallet can produce a modern and high-end look.  Or this Pillow Talk Neon Sign from Echo Neon is a subtle way to add some neon to your bedroom walls without it being overbearing.

Retro neon signs can also work well in wooden rustic style bedrooms. This vintage all-timer is a must-have on your list of decor ideas for home interiors as it helps to bring the vibrant touch needed for this space. With modern LED signs like the ones made by Custom Neon UK, you can choose online and preview the best colours for your decor, indeed, we would suggest staying in the autumn colour palette for this combination, you should take into consideration that the words or sign content is entirely customizable so you can create something truly unique and unusual!
floral wall tapestry boho

Choose a Bohemian Theme

An unusual look for bedrooms that has recently been gaining ground is the hippy look. This is simple to do but can be amazingly effective. Work on plain cream on white walls, and for decoration use hanging fabrics preferably with a paisley design. Accessorize with scented candles, old school records players, and day bed cushions, for a relaxed but stylish boho look.  This is fast becoming a popular way to decorate the bedroom.
canopy lights bed

Create a Canopy Bed with Twinkle Lights

Turn your bed into a magical haven by draping twinkle lights over a canopy bed frame or behind the bed hanging from the wall, with voiles to soften. This is a simple and inexpensive way to add a bit of whimsy to your bedroom. Choose white lights for a soft, romantic look, or go for a more colourful option to create a playful atmosphere.
Bold bedroom wallpaper

Use Bold, Patterned Wallpaper

Forget boring white walls - make a statement with bold, patterned wallpaper. Whether you choose a bold floral print, a geometric pattern, or a funky abstract design, adding wallpaper to your bedroom walls is an easy way to inject some personality into the space.

macrame indoor hammock chair

Indoor macrame hammock chair

Add a Hammock or Swing

Who says a bed is the only place to sleep in your bedroom? Adding a hammock or a swing to your space can create a fun, relaxing spot to curl up with a book or take a nap. Hang it from the ceiling, or install it between two walls for a cozy nook.

vinyl record painted wall art

Vinyl record painted wall art

Incorporate Unexpected Artwork

Instead of traditional framed artwork, think outside the box when it comes to decorating your bedroom walls. Hang a collection of vintage records, display a series of colourful scarves, or use an antique window frame as a unique picture frame.

More unexpected artwork ideas include:

  • Create a gallery wall featuring an array of thrifted mirrors for a reflective and visually dynamic display.
  • Arrange a selection of vintage plates or trays on the wall for a charming and whimsical touch.
  • Install floating shelves and adorn them with carefully curated objects like antique cameras, vintage clocks, or botanical specimens.
  • Fashion a collage of framed postcards from your travels, evoking memories and personalising your bedroom decor.
  • Incorporate a large-scale textile art piece, such as a woven tapestry or macramé wall hanging, to introduce texture and visual intrigue.
  • Mount an assortment of decorative masks or tribal art pieces for a globally inspired and culturally diverse display.
  • Utilise a pegboard to hang hats, scarves, or handbags for both functional storage and decorative flair.
  • Showcase framed botanical prints or pressed flowers for a natural and botanical-themed aesthetic.
  • Display a vintage rug or textile as a statement wall hanging, adding warmth and texture to your bedroom decor.
  • Install wire mesh panels in a grid formation and use clips to rotate artwork, photographs, or inspirational quotes for a dynamic and customisable display.

geometric colourful bedding

Geometric bedding

Mix and Match Patterns and Textures

Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns and textures in your bedding and decor. Pair a floral duvet with a striped throw pillow, or layer a shaggy rug over a graphic print carpet. For plain duvets, consider adding checkered plaid bedding to add humour or colour. The key is to balance different textures and colours to create a cohesive, eclectic look.

DIY headboard

Solid wood headboard with shelves

Make a DIY Headboard with Books or Plants

Create a unique headboard for your bed by using stacked books or hanging plants. Use a regular bed frame as your mattress foundation and simply arrange books creatively for a unique backdrop. This is a great way to add some greenery to your bedroom, or show off your love of literature. Choose books with colourful spines or cover them in decorative paper for an even more eye-catching look.  Stacking books up high on shelves around the headboard is a great space-saving tip for a small bedroom too. 

Other DIY headboard ideas include:

  • Repurpose old doors or shutters for a rustic-inspired headboard
  • Create a custom headboard using a wooden frame, foam and upholstery fabric
  • Make a tufted headboard using fabric and buttons for a luxurious look
  • Install a pegboard and hang decorative items or accessories for a customisable headboard
  • Paint a mural directly onto the wall behind your bed for a personalised touch
  • Use reclaimed wood planks to craft a distressed or weathered headboard for a farmhouse vibe
  • Arrange decorative tiles or wallpaper panels to create a visually striking headboard
  • Hang a tapestry or large piece of fabric behind your bed for a bohemian feel
  • Build a geometric or abstract headboard using wooden planks or metal piping for a modern look

Final Word: Create a Bedroom Haven of Unconventional Comfort and Style!

Cosy doesn't have to mean predictable. These unique bedroom designs demonstrate that comfort can be found in unexpected places, from a round bed nestled in a boho haven to a book-laden headboard whispering stories as you drift to sleep. So, dare to venture beyond the ordinary and create a bedroom that speaks to your individuality, where comfort and creativity intertwine.