Many of the world’s most successful men travel the world, drive fancy cars, and frequent five star restaurants. Just like everyone else, though, their head hits a soft pillow every night (okay, maybe their pillows are a little softer). Rest is essential for any kind of success, so the bedroom ought to be considered a sleep sanctuary. Treating it as such means substantial consideration should go into both the functionality and aesthetics of your bedroom. While they may not have the financial limitations of the average Joe, celebrities often design their living spaces with design concepts that provide a ton of ideas and inspiration. And with something as important as getting your sleep, that inspiration is priceless, since you never want to shortchange your hibernation station. Here are some celebs to look up to for bedroom inspiration. Of course, if you can’t afford to have John Mayer’s swanky guitars or Matthew Perry’s ocean view, at least you’ll have something to dream about!
Complete with a fireplace and a beautiful view of the San Jacinto Mountains, it’d be hard to stay awake in a room this serene. Next to the stone wall that surrounds the fireplace and the flat screen television is a sleek black reading chair and lamp. A small couch adjacent to the low-rise wooden bed frame provides a place for Leo to sit and consider his next role. Built in the 1960’s, the master bedroom remains strikingly contemporary. A mountain view may not be feasible for you, but a small chair or couch change the dynamic of a bedroom with minimal expense. Simplicity marks this bedroom, but the Inception star knows that sometimes dreams can be the best part of sleeping.
Armani furniture and bedding make Mayer’s bedroom really sing. With a hotel-esque blue, tan, and white color scheme, the room is unapologetically masculine. It says functional and simple, perhaps allowing the Hollywood heartbreaker to focus his creativity on making music without distraction. A guitar case that looks like it belongs backstage at an amphitheater is a signature touch, but the boots in front of it are a growing trend. Fashionable footwear doesn’t have to be banished to a closet anymore. Think about leaving some of your favorite, most used shoes out for display and easy access. A quality guitar can be an excellent decoration – but really only if you know how to play it. With a room like this, it’s no wonder Mayer wrote a song called The Great Indoors.
Neil Patrick Harris
Breaking from the typical celebrity trend, Harris and husband David Burtka wanted to live in New York City—north of Central Park, in Harlem. The appeal? Space. Bedrooms like these are hard to find in Manhattan. The king size bed takes up only a small portion of the room, which leaves an abundance of free space. With young kids in the house, parents know there are always ways to utilize the floor. However, with quality wood floors like these, the free space helps carry the room’s endearing, classic look, while the large windows allow for plenty of natural light. Finding ways to create more space in your bedroom allows for creative ideas and less clutter.
Funny man Jimmy Kimmel may host an entertaining talk show, but he knows his bedroom is no laughing matter. This palatial room is fit for a king (and his queen), marked by its gold and white color scheme. In the cutaway is a polished wooden desk with a matching chair, lamp and mirror. Having a calm space for early morning routines is a productive option, if space allows. The dual cube cushions at the end of the bed work as both décor and functional seats, while the room’s extensive lighting makes the color scheme stand out. Adding a bench, or cushioned boxes similar to these, can enhance the look of your bed and prove quite useful as well.
The Yankee slugger bought this home from Meryl Streep, and it’s no wonder why. The bedroom, high up on the second floor, resembles a luxury tree fort. With a perfect balance of natural and indoor lighting, this cozy nook looks like it really was made for sleeping. The beige bedding pairs nicely with the brown rug and dark wood floors. A low-rise couch alongside the window makes for a great spot to sit and enjoy the incredible view overlooking Hollywood Hills. The wood paneling behind the bed helps balance the room’s aesthetics. Deciding how much natural light you need in your bedroom can be tricky, but it’s important to sure that the color scheme is a good fit. A-Rod’s unlikely to feel much stress in the warm, calm vibe of this room.
It’s unlikely that anyone has ever accused Kid Rock of not being bold, so it’s no surprise that his bedroom looks so exotic. With black wood floors and a dark wood ceiling, the space feels cozy. Two chairs flanking the fireplace provide a relaxing way to sit and pass the time. The bison skull and rug give off a Western vibe, a fitting persona for the cowboy-esque rock star. The black marble fireplace and mantle are visually stunning and offer a place for pictures and other displays. Drapes over the bed are always a personal preference, but they can give your bed a cocoon-like feel. Bison aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but your bedroom should match your personality. Kid Rock can teach us that, if nothing else.
America’s favorite Chandler is doing well for himself these days. His pad won’t be easy to mimic because his sleep sanctuary is a little slice of heaven. Perry’s long window seat is the perfect place for an afternoon nap with an unbeatable view of the Pacific. A seashell white couch and sleek coffee table allow for conversing with company or making a long phone call. The coastal color scheme works well with the natural light. Surely, Perry’s room gets a stamp of approval from avid book readers. One takeaway from the extravagant room is to make sure your bedroom is a peaceful place where your mind can relax.
Even if your bedroom isn’t quite on the level of these A-listers, there’s no reason that you’re sleep can’t be. Treat yourself to a little reBloom before bed, and get a sleep akin to the star treatment.