How to Design an Urban Style Bedroom

Urban style brings a sense of adventure and history to your home, celebrating everything you love about the energy of the city. Furnishings feature textured fabrics, reclaimed wood and industrial details. When you bring urban design to your master suite, you introduce an unexpected attitude to the room, where each piece has a story and personality. Here are four characteristics of an urban style bedroom:

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Natural materials

Recycled or repurposed items give the room a reclaimed feel. Choose a bed, dresser and nightstand made of distressed wood, metal or glass. For upholstered pieces, such as a headboard or accent chair, stick to leather, canvas or other natural fabrics.


Brick walls offer classic urban style, but if your bedroom doesn’t have this detail you can get a similar feel by adding wood panels or beams. Wood or concrete floors are another urban-style signature; warm them up with a contrasting texture, such as a shag or animal-skin area rug.

A single focal point

In an urban bedroom, use wall art sparingly. A large canvas with a bold abstract print or geometric design above the bed will make an impact. Or if your view is outstanding let that be the center of attention. Your lighting can also be your statement piece; choose an oversized chandelier with an industrial feel.

Minimal accessories

Industrial pieces, such as an old clock or nautical instrument, add character to the room. Consider tone-on-tone accents, such as a black and white print in a room with black furniture or sepia prints in a room with brown furnishings. Or create a splash of color with one bold accent.

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