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New York Themed Bedroom Ideas

Updated on April 28, 2015

Over 8 million people live in the city that we all know as "The Big Apple". So it shouldn't surprise you to hear that New York is the largest city in the US. The tall buildings, beautiful parks and cool fashions are just a few of the things I love about New York. Show your love for the big city by decorating your bedroom with some cool NY decor and bedding. Or simply turn your bedroom into a more modern urban place to sleep, just like one out of a NYC apartment.

New York City Posters - Easy as 1-2-3

Posters come in handy when you are looking for something specific and affordable. Best of all, you can frame a poster to make it look more expensive.

I like placing posters that are long in width behind the bed because it is the first thing our guests see when they walk in the room. I only place vertical posters on small walls. A vertical poster on a large wall would look lost.

Wall Decals - No more boring walls

If you are looking for another inexpensive wall decor option for the bedroom than wall decals are a great choice. Wall decals can be placed behind a big piece of furniture (like the bed) or on a brightly colored accent wall.

Some wall decals can be a little tricky to peel. You have to have a lot of patience. But believe me, it is worth it at the end. Credit cards help tremendously.

New York Wall Decal Sticker 28 x 20in
New York Wall Decal Sticker 28 x 20in

This is one of my favorite NY Skyline wall decals. It even features the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, a couple of stars and the moon. This is something that you may want to use on a large wall.


The Home of Hip Hop? - Graffiti art and more

New York is considered to many as the home of hip hop. And I agree. Graffiti decor can help create a hip hop feel in the bedroom. You can also incorporate posters of famous New York hip hop artists or even wall decals of break dancers.

Wallpaper Mural - What a sight!

Wallpapers make for beautiful accent walls. But I think they look much better in large rooms, rather than a small room. Remember, some wallpapers takes up a lot of wall space and may make a small room look too crowded and smaller than it actually is.

But if you are not willing to part with the wallpaper (which is understandable) than I would suggest keeping the small bedroom looking as simple as possible. For example: no more than two pieces of furniture in the room, little or no wall art, light color on walls and no clutter whatsoever. Well, the no clutter policy goes for any room,,oh how I hate clutter! Sorry.

Leather Furniture - Just too cool

Leather reminds me of the stylish jackets worn by many New Yorkers. Leather also reminds me of the sofas used in many apartments and condos. Lucky for us, you can find just about anything in leather. From a black headboard to a red futon.

New York Famous Buildings - The taller the better...I always say

NYC is known for its tall buildings.Some of the famous tall buildings include the Empire State Building, Twin Towers and the Chrysler Building. Place miniature statues of New York's famous buildings on any piece of furniture in the bedroom.

Design Ideas Doodles Destinations, Empire State Building
Design Ideas Doodles Destinations, Empire State Building

I would place this on a wall shelf or bookcase.


What About Curtains? - Your windows deserve something stylish too

If you are looking for something dramatic to pair with a solid colored bedding set, then curtains like these will definitely do the trick. I would pair these curtains with a solid red comforter. bedspread or duvet cover. I wouldn't recommend pairing it with a quilt though. A quilt has a more country feel to it.

Silver, white or black would be my other options, if you are looking to create a NY feel in the bedroom. But you can always pair them up nicely with a bright color as well, such as turquoise or lime green

Landmark A Collection of Photo Image Landmarks - New York Panel
Landmark A Collection of Photo Image Landmarks - New York Panel

Keep in mind that this only comes with one panel.


NYC Themed Bedding Sets

I could hear the oohs and ahhs now...

Choose a NYC bedding set for your bed if you really want to wow your guests. City-like bedding sets are much easier to find online than in a department store. They can be a little pricey though. But I guess that has to do with the quality of the bedding. The better the quality, the pricier it will be. I was only able to find duvet covers and not a comforter set. Which is actually not a bad thing, when you think about it. Duvet covers ARE much easier to wash than a comforter.

NYC At Night Duvet Cover Set
NYC At Night Duvet Cover Set | Source
Statue of Liberty Duvet Cover Set
Statue of Liberty Duvet Cover Set | Source

New York Throw Pillows - What every boring bedding set craves

Throw pillows like these are great to use when you cannot find any NY bedding sets that you like. Add one or two on a solid colored bedding set or place them on a nice leather chair or futon.

Silver Throw Pillows - "Shine bright like a diamond"

Add a little "bling bling" to your New York themed bedroom with the color Silver. This dynamic color has always made a big fashion statement in NY. A definitely must have in this bedroom. Don't forget, silver pairs beautifully with black.

Skyline Light Fixtures - Oh how I love shiney bright things

Another favorite of mine. And we all know that NYC has a lot of lights. So lighting would definitely be a plus. Besides, this lens just wouldn't be complete without showcasing these gorgeous light fixtures.

Dimond 31036/1 Skyline 1-Light Portable Lamp In Polished Stainless Steel
Dimond 31036/1 Skyline 1-Light Portable Lamp In Polished Stainless Steel

A contemporary lamp that I would place beside the bed. But I wouldn't recommend to placing it next to the bed if you are a bit of a klutz, like myself.


What Do You Love Most About New York?

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    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 3 years ago

      That's awesome. I'm glad I could help. =)

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      Lauzza13 3 years ago

      Helped me a lot with designing my New York inspired bedroom, thanks :)

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      What a cool design for a bedroom!

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      A very unique and cool lense!

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      2envelopparadox 3 years ago

      nice lens

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      Love these ideas for bedroom decor. :)

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      kathysart 3 years ago

      I BOUGHT 2 pillows.. LOVE them!

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      kathysart 3 years ago

      LOVE LOVE those pillows.. ewe! Love your lens too!

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      RetireAt57 4 years ago

      Love the bedding. There is just so much to do in the Big Apple - 24 by 7!

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      Weremuffin 4 years ago

      The city is like another planet. I grew up in NY state, not the city, but it always feels like you go to another world when you take the tunnel or cross the bridge.

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      jayavi 4 years ago

      love this lens. nicely arrange everything. thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One of my dreams is to visit New York :D love America

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      markweaver 5 years ago

      Excellent! Nothing like some NY feeling decor.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I absolutely love new York I couldn't imagine being somewhere else even though tourist claim that we r mean n ghetto they just can't handle this.

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      ResearchAddict 5 years ago

      I haven't been since I was a little girl so I'm not sure but I'd love to go back. Nice lens. I really love the NYC skyline bedding.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Nice ideas for a contemporary bedroom setting.

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      More fabulous selections! I love them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      the city the streets the food the people. i live and breathe new york city

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      Anyone from New York should check these out. New York is a great city. Good pizza!

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      alammaya lm 5 years ago

      hi.. these are great lens

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Everything! I haven't gone there in years.. so this made me really wanna go back!

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      bigjoe2121 5 years ago

      wow! these are amazing!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      sleep under the ny theme covers to the tune of frank sinatra´s new york, new york. blessings.

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      dessertlover 5 years ago

      Loooove New York! And it'd be awesome to have a little piece of it in my room. Very neat!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was just in NYC a few months ago and I was crazy about Times Square and Central Park!

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      kimark421 5 years ago

      Great ! I LOVE the NYC skyline bedding!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i love all the items featured here. i love ny. great presentation.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love New York City, great bedding.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      I love the bedding

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Beautiful looking lens! Squidlikes!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Fabulous New York decor!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great theme. Never thought of this.

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      avigarret 5 years ago

      These bedroom theme ideas really capture the essence of New York, queenofduvetcovers truly deserves her nickname :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What beautiful ideas for a bedroom - I love the museums and culture there, though it's been years upon years since I've been. Great stuff!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I love the fact that people are awake and doing things at all hours of the day and night. You can always find a restaurant that's open. Very nice bedroom decor ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Never been to there... but surely heard and read a lot about the place! Very creative theme for a bedroom!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      The excitement and energy - it's such a wonderful place to visit!