12 Gray Bedroom Ideas for a Relaxing Retreat

Give your bedroom a cool refresh with this versatile neutral.

gray bedroom with red blanket

Annie Schlechter

Using gray in your bedroom can help you create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere. From light hues that create an airy space to deep tones that add drama and provide depth, you can't go wrong with gray. It pairs well with other neutrals but can also be used with bright colors such as pinks, oranges, and warm rusty reds, as you'll see in this collection of gray bedroom ideas.

Gray is also a color that's incredibly versatile when it comes to style. It works well for modern retreats, but can also be used to add a touch of traditional glamor. Whether your bedroom just needs a little refresh or you're planning a full makeover, let these beautiful gray bedroom ideas inspire you.

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Cool Blues and Grays

white wainscoting trim bedroom
Annie Schlechter

A cool palette of blues and grays sets a calming tone in this modern bedroom. Crisp white trim pops against the light gray walls and the blue and gray bedding. A unique wood and glass side table replaces a traditional nightstand and brings in a natural, organic shape and texture, while the artwork adds contrast and color without overwhelming the space. Add drama and visual interest to your bedroom by introducing an unexpected element such as this fur stool that completely transforms the space.

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Hats Off!

gray bedroom with a hat wall

John Bessler

A deep charcoal paint color is a moody backdrop for soft blush-toned bedding and a curved upholstered bed in this beautifully layered bedroom. The dark walls create depth and perfectly contrast the warmth of the brass in the wall sconces and picture frame. Think beyond traditional artwork when it comes to decorating your walls and take inspiration from the collection of felt hats that are a charming way to accessorize and personalize a space.

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Coastal Grays

light gray bedroom

Victoria Pearson

Soft and soothing grays turn this coastal-style bedroom into a relaxing retreat. Tone-on-tone neutrals and luxurious bed linens give the room a sophisticated feel, while a tall ceiling, elegant canopy bed, and sculptural pendant light create a sense of space and grandeur. Window treatments bring in a pop of pattern and the framed coral artwork adds a touch of detail and a natural element.

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Cozy Gray Bedroom

gray bedroom with red blanket

Annie Schlechter

The combination of various hues of gray and a deep, rusty red color create a cozy feel in this bedroom. Layered textures in various shades create comfort and a lived-in look. A gray and white art piece visually extends the height of a low headboard and layers of quilted pillows and blankets make the platform bed plush and inviting. An oversized vintage-style area rug anchors the furniture, and the warm tones add depth that balances out the cool gray wall color.

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Eclectic Gray Bedroom

gray bedroom with multiple blankets

Shaun Sullivan

Cool gray walls form a neutral backdrop for unique furniture and accessories in this eclectic bedroom. A patterned quilt, soft faux fur blanket, and striped throw set a casual, relaxed tone and a diagonal area rug puts a twist—literally—on traditional rug placement for an unexpected design touch. The Moroccan-style bedside tables and the leather stool in front of the bed bring in contrasting materials and colors.

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Light and Bright

gray contemporary bedroom

Werner Straube

A tall cathedral ceiling with industrial-style beams and a gray and white color scheme give this contemporary bedroom a bright feel that's enhanced by natural light. A black four-poster bed, leather wingback chair, and upholstered bench bring a touch of traditional style that contrasts the modern architecture. To draw the eyes up and to take advantage of the ceiling height, a white deer trophy looks over the bedroom.

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Color Contrast

gray bedroom with orange accents

Annie Schlechter

Contrasting colors fill this bedroom with drama and energy. The tall tufted headboard upholstered in rich charcoal fabric layered against the dark gray wall makes the crisp white bedding pop. A bold splash of saturated reds and oranges in the form of pillows, blankets, and the table lamp infuses the space with warmth and personality. A mixed material nightstand adds character and tones down the more formal features in the space.

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Gray Goes Glam

gray bedroom with a butterfly wall

Werner Straube

For ultimate glamor and sophistication, this bedroom features a velvet upholstered sleigh bed, a pair of ornate mirrors, and a timeless marble fireplace. A neutral color scheme and metallic accents dress up the space and a symmetrical furniture arrangement maintains a classic elegance. A butterfly wall installation is a playful decorative accent that fills the tall wall above the bed, provides color contrast, and gives this formal room a whimsical element.

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Built-Ins For the Win

gray bedroom with orange blanket

Kimberly Gavin

This gray bedroom shows how to best work around a slanted ceiling that can pose a furnishing challenge. Instead of wasting short walls, incorporate built-ins to utilize every inch of your space. A window seat adds function and a beautiful architectural feature that showcases comfy, colorful throw pillows. Use a sculptural pendant light to draw attention to a tall ceiling and make the room look larger.

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Traditional Elegance

gray bedroom with chandelier

Anthony Masterson

A warm gray paint color accented with traditional moulding paints a timeless picture in this elegant bedroom. Contrasting patterns in the bedding, window treatments, and area rug add color and detail, while a modern art piece is a welcome contrast in both style and color. An ornate crystal chandelier is a classic choice that dresses up the small room and the brass details help bring out the warmth of the wall color.

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Pretty In Pink

pink and gray bedroom

Jean Allsopp

A pink ceiling makes a statement in this gray bedroom. It softens the room and complements the pops of pink in the wall art and bedding. A small white desk serves double-duty as it takes the place of a nightstand and provides a spot to work. An off-white tufted headboard is a neutral base for whimsical polka dot pillows and adds a touch of sophistication.

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Pattern Play

gray bedroom with two beds

Robert Brinson

Color and pattern repetition creates a harmonious design in this bedroom. Two gray twin beds are highlighted with beautiful printed tapestries behind them. A small desk and white bamboo chair between the beds has a lovely view of the outdoors and doubles as a nightstand. Layer wall-to-wall carpet with a striped area rug for additional texture and incorporate it into the rest of the space by repeating the pattern somewhere else, such as with throw pillows or a striped blanket.

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