Modern Boho Master Bedroom Design, Richmond

The modern boho bedroom I’ve been working on for the last couple of months is ready to reveal. This room makeover is part of the One Room Challenge, where hundreds of designers and design influencers transform a space in six weeks.

Modern boho bedroom watercolour mural

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The Mood Board

Here’s a reminder of the mood board I designed for the bedroom. Apart from a few minor changes, I stayed close to the original design.

Boho Modern Green Bedroom Mood Board One Room Challenge

The Reveal

The rug and the bench I originally planned for were ultimately unnecessary. I also swapped the chest of drawers. When the rattan dresser in the mood board arrived, it was dwarfed underneath the big TV. Instead, I scored a larger but equally gorgeous chest of drawers in a West Elm sample sale.

West Elm Midcentury Chest of Drawers in modern boho bedroom

I wanted this space to feel clean and modern, but still warm and cosy. The midcentury lines on this chest of drawers fit well. I’m a sucker for pretty hardware, and the wider scale helps with visual balance.

Modern neutral bedroom with West Elm dresser

Every Room Needs A Plant (Or A Few)

I’m not the best at keeping plants alive, and this room does not get a lot of natural light, so I’ve used mostly fake plants in here. The two exceptions are an air-purifying snake plant, and some fresh blooms from my local florist.

Snake plant and round black modern mirror Umbra hub
Dresser styling under big TV in bedroom design -Eucalyptus in London brick vase

The Design Starting Point: An Abstract Painting

This entrance to this room sits directly opposite the front door, and the first thing you see is a big abstract painting. It used to live in the neutral master bedroom I worked on for the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge. This time, it was my starting point for the room design.

Modern boho bedroom reveal with abstract painting
Wood stump side table and abstract painting

The room is small, but I needed a king size bed. That meant a bit of a compromise on the scale of the side tables. I only had 20 cm diameter to play with on the side near the door, and I couldn’t find one I liked with the right dimensions. Instead, I opted for a wood stump that is the perfect scale for this spot.

Wood stump side table and watercolour mural wallpaper


Limited surface space on the bedside tables called for a slightly creative lighting solution: plug-in, wall mounted sconces instead of table lamps. Super easy to install and perfect for renters (like me). These concrete beauties were an Etsy find, and they echo the concrete table lamp on the dresser opposite.

Emerald green watercolour wallpaper mural
Concrete plug in wall lights

A woven pendant creates instant wallpaper when it’s switched on, and a big mirror opposite the window reflects light.

Textured white bedding in modern boho bedroom

The Wallpaper

How have we not talked about the wallpaper yet? It’s an Emerald Green Watercolour Mural from Photowall. It’s bold and moody and cosy, and I especially love it when the lights are on and all those subtle painterly details are highlighted.

Photowall wallpaper mural watercolour design
Emerald green wallpaper in modern boho bedroom

The Dressing Area

Flipping back around, an alcove with built in wardrobes leads to a little ensuite bathroom, which was a good spot for a pretty hook for the rare occasions that I get the urge to pre-plan my outfits.

There’s also just enough space for a bookcase in this spot, although not enough space to get a decent photo of it. How’s a little #shelfie instead?

Shelfie bookcase shelf styling with faux plant
Modern boho bedroom reveal with hook for outfit planning

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See More One Room Challenge Makeovers

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One Room Challenge 2020 Guest Participant

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Catch Up On Other ORC Fall 2020 Posts

Design Plans | Week 1&2
Layers & Texture | Week 3
The Bed | Week 5

Modern boho bedroom watercolour mural


  1. Emily
    December 1, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    I love it!!

    • December 1, 2020 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much Emily!

  2. December 10, 2020 / 9:58 pm

    Very chic! Love that emerald wallpaper mural a lot!

    • December 10, 2020 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks so much Samantha!

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