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2021 Bedroom Style Quiz – Find Your Perfect Design

February 17, 2021
The bedroom is a very personal space – make it your own. (Source: Shutterstock / Photographee.eu)

The bedroom is a very personal space – make it your own. (Source: Shutterstock / Photographee.eu)

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From midcentury minimalism to clothy classics, bedroom design styles are nearly infinite. In fact, the sheer number of options for design and organization can be overwhelming. Never fear! We’ve put together a quick-hit bedroom style quiz to help you identify the style that fits with your particular tastes. (Plus, we’ve added a few tips on how to get started designing.) Just pick the answers closest to your own preferences and we’ll tell you what bedroom style is a good fit for you.

Ready? Set? Go!

1: Long, flowy curtains make me feel comfortable.

  1. No – they make me feel claustrophobic.
  2. Nah – they’re a bit fussy.
  3. Yes – they add a softness to the room I enjoy.
  4. Yes – they’re both cozy and regal.
  5. I’m indifferent.

2:  I like lots of lamps.

  1. Eh, no – I prefer to keep the light low.
  2. Nah – but ceiling lights that I don’t have to mess with are okay.
  3. Yes – they let me control the amount of light in the room.
  4. Yeah – but only if it’s a mix of lamp styles.
  5. Maybe? I’m not really sure.

3: Hardwood > carpet.

  1. Definitely – I can add rugs if I want to, or leave bare.
  2. Sure – it makes cleaning easy.
  3. Not really – hardwood can be cold.
  4. Not in the least – hardwood is the opposite of comfortable.
  5. Are there other options?

4: Art must be symmetrical and never distracting.

  1. Oh, yes – this makes me feel like I have control in life.
  2. To an extent – I like “neat” art that isn’t all over the place.
  3. Not really – art should be free-flowing.
  4. Absolutely not – I need boundary-breaking art everywhere to inspire me.
  5. Can I just keep the walls blank, please?

5: Cleaning is a necessary evil – I avoid it at all costs.

  1. *Cringe” – I dust my window sills and lamp shades daily so, um, no.
  2. No, no – clothes in the hamper, pillows just-so, closet pristine.
  3. Sometimes – but at least I manage to make my bed.
  4. Sad, but true – I don’t even remember what a vacuum cleaner looks like.
  5. I don’t think much about it.

6: The bedroom is a sacred space; it doesn’t see many visitors.

  1. Too true – mostly because I’m worried people will think it’s ugly.
  2. Yep – my refuge, so only the chosen few are allowed to enter.
  3. To an extent – but friends and family do occasionally get a peek.
  4. Oh, no – the bedroom is a gathering place for the kids/close family.
  5. I live in a studio, so my bedroom is my living room is my apartment. Everyone sees everything.

Done! That was painless, wasn’t it? Now it’s time to score your bedroom style quiz (don’t worry, it’s super easy). All “A” answers get 5 points; all “B” answers get 4 points; all “C” answers get 3 points; all “D” answers get 2 points; and all “E” answers get 1 point. Add up all your points, then find the section that matches your total below.

Bed Threads

If you scored between 26 and 30 on our bedroom style quiz … you’re a minimalist.

Bedroom minimalism is trending – it's clean and open, giving the sense of a larger room. (Shutterstock / PlusONE)

Bedroom minimalism is trending – it’s clean and open, giving the sense of a larger room. (Shutterstock / PlusONE)

In general, your design style leans toward less rather than more. If you want shade for your window (assuming you have one), keep it simple and unfussy – like soft-hued wooden slats or white sheer curtains. For art, choose pieces sparingly to avoid cluttering the space – and make sure they’re not too busy. If you can, find or keep hardwood floors and accent with only one or two small rugs. Lastly, be sure to make ample use of under-the-bed storage, closet floors, and drawered desks – find furniture that allows you to maximize storage capacity so you can keep things neat while also maintaining a “lean,” minimalist style. Ideal colors include shades of white, muted woods, and earthy blues/greens.

If you scored between 21 and 25 on our bedroom style quiz … you’re a modernist.

Modernism is largely about angles, lines, and plenty of white. (Source: Shutterstock / Photographee.eu)

Modernism is largely about angles, lines, and plenty of white. (Source: Shutterstock / Photographee.eu)

You don’t like fuss or clutter, but you’re okay with up-to-date design and styles in moderation. Natural light is a plus, though you’re usually comfortable with built-in fixtures (provided the bulbs can be easily changed). You also like ready access to technology, so you’ll need plenty of discreet outlets, cable hookup, and perhaps a high-speed internet jack. White is your palate preference, and while hardwood is okay, you prefer a space area rug in a single, muted color – a grey, perhaps, or darker secondary color. Fancy furniture is not your go-to – functional is more your speed, and likely with a fair amount of metal. You keep things neat, but you also don’t have a lot to clutter up the room so fewer pieces of furniture are just fine.

Elegant Strand

If you scored between 16 and 20 on our bedroom style quiz … you’re a comfort curator.

Ditching angles for curves and metals for fabric, the comfort curators like to feel cozy in their own bedrooms. (Source: Shutterstock / Photographee.eu)

Ditching angles for curves and metals for fabric, the comfort curators like to feel cozy in their own bedrooms. (Source: Shutterstock / Photographee.eu)

Basically, you’re not super particular about the design of your bedroom (as far as style and strict design are concerned), but you do prize comfort. For you, we recommend muted colors, heavy fabric drapes, a multi-layered bed set with down duvet, pillows galore, and a deep-pile space area rug (if you have hardwood; otherwise, relish the carpet). You’re probably one who enjoys warmth, so consider painting an accent wall a rich, comforting color – ideally one that matches your carpet/rug and duvet. Also, mix and match that art a bit but don’t overdo it; give each piece enough room to stand on its own. Ideal colors are burgundy, brown, gold, silver, and blue-grays.

If you scored between 11 and 15 on our bedroom style quiz … you’re a hibernator.

Hibernators showcase serious style – with more color than most. (Source: Shutterstock / brizmaker)

Hibernators showcase serious style – with more color than most. (Source: Shutterstock / brizmaker)

We don’t mean that in a bad way at all – in fact, it’s a very good thing. You like to have a healthy mix of comforting elements and meaningful art throughout your bedroom. That might mean colors and designs are a bit disjointed, but it’s about you, not designer approval. Lighting is likely to be muted, so get darker drapes (patterned styles will offer more character) and thicker lamp shades. Also, try to get a carpeted room; if you can’t manage that, mix space area rugs with accent rugs to give your room a pop – we recommend keeping the biggest rug a single, modest color and complementing with more vibrant accent rugs. Mostly, we encourage you to let the art steal the show. Put your prized piece above the bed – that will draw the most eyes. Then, assemble the rest of the pieces in clusters like little themed exhibits. The one thing you’ll have to keep an eye on is the clutter – if you get a lot of company, keep a basket or bin handy in the closet that you can pull out for easy clothes/debris pickup. Ideal colors vary, but likely feature complementing solid colors and brighter colors in patterns.

If you scored between 1 and 10 on our bedroom style quiz … you’re undecided.

Furniture stores often provide setups that give you a sense of the colors and layout you'd prefer. (Source: Shutterstock / crystalfoto)

Furniture stores often provide setups that give you a sense of the colors and layout you’d prefer. (Source: Shutterstock / crystalfoto)

This is okay, of course. Some of us spend so much time living we don’t have time to think about bedroom design. But it is important; after all, we spend a lot of our lives in our bedrooms. To kickstart your design, then, we recommend spending some time at furniture stores that have bedroom showcases. You’ll be able to see what colors, furniture, bedding, and art appeal most to you. But take your time – it’s better to find a style that you like than to settle on something that makes you cringe every time you go to bed.

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