A bedroom is a sanctuary of sorts—a place for resting, recharging, and, depending on your love life, revving things up once in a while. So, it’s understandable that you’d want your boudoir decor to make a statement and for it to reflect your personal taste. But while design is very much subjective, some people’s choices objectively baffle the senses.
Want proof? We’ve rounded up some of the craziest bedroom designs on Instagram—and we have to say sweet dreams most certainly are not made of these. In fact, some of them may be nightmare-inducing. They do, however, leave us with some good takeaways about how not to decorate a bedroom.
1. Don’t think too far out of the box (springs)
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We applaud creativity, but can you imagine hitting your head on this in the middle of the night? As commenter michelmdom says, “Think of the rust in your eyes in the morning.”
Anything you hang overhead should be practical and, preferably, something that won’t terrify if you wake in the middle of the night.
2. Consider the creep factor
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Speaking of terrifying: Angels + clowns = a room we wouldn’t sleep a wink in if you paid us. As squirrelparade says, “It’s like sleeping in a grave.”
3. Remember, bigger isn’t always better
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We’re not even sure where to begin with this big bed/couch that’s large enough for a co-sleeping family of 20. It’s confusing at best. Elenewithane writes, “Where do you sleep? Which bit??? I don’t get it.”
4. This takes modern farmhouse decor too far
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A popular home decor tip is to bring some of the outdoors inside for a natural, earthy touch. This room takes that too far by at least a nose. On the upside—when you leave a door open and someone asks you if you live in a barn, you can honestly answer yes.
5. Make the tufted calls
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We love a good tufted sofa or headboard, but tufted walls are tough to handle. And the yellow just puts them right over the top.
6. Less is more
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The flowers, the curtains, the carpet, oh my! Talk about sensory overload. We need allergy meds just looking at this.
7. Open concept isn’t always a good concept
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It’s kind of like the carpet is one big bath mat, and the ceiling mirror is the icing on the cake. Commenter styleitkosher sums it up pretty well, “Wait. What. Why. Why. What. Why??????????”
8. You don’t have to use extra wallpaper on the ceiling
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Where was the border pa