When it comes to modern & contemporary bedrooms, the design alternatives are endless. While it's been thought that modern interiors are cold and minimalist, today's contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered and dark. It's a very versatile style that can be suited to all ages and spaces. Simplicity, subtle sophistication, texture and clean lines help to define contemporary style decorating. Interiors showcase space rather than things. By focusing on colour, space, and shape, contemporary interiors are sleek and fresh.
Here are some ideas to help you transform your bedroom:
Neutralise it - If you want a clean, contemporary look for your bedroom, then a neutral colour palette is a must. You don’t have to always opt for lighter tones, but you should stay away from bright colours for the sleek, streamlined look.
Feature wall - Whether you opt for a fun wallpaper fabric or a cool paint colour, having one wall unlike the other three instantly makes your room look edgy. There’s plenty to choose from, be it a glossy finish or an exciting print; adding something a bit different to one wall can really make it stand out e.g. some large artwork can be considered a feature wall.
Frills are a big no-no - Frilly cushions, excessive carved details or fringe are out if you want an up-to-the-minute look. Keeping things gender-neutral in the bedroom is your best bet for maintaining a sleek look. Abolish cut and small. Go basic, bare, bold, and structural.
Lighting - In a contemporary style bedroom, use spotlights or lighting directed at a painting, poster, or print. These will help to draw the eye to the pieces you want to focus on.
Use your space effectively - If you want a sleek and modern bedroom, then less is more. Clutter is the last thing you need. Clever storage solutions to tidy away all your clothes, shoes and other sundry items, leaves your room looking spacious.
Wood - This can be anything you want it to be – wood panelling, some bright woven fabric or even an integrated bookshelf. A feature headboard can add some modernity to your room without you having to make any big changes.
Modern bed – Make sure your bed is as modern as they come if you want the rest of your room to come together.
Accessorise – no room is complete without these. A single large piece of artwork or collection of images framed in the same manner creates visual interest. Metal, stone, opaque and clear glass objects can be placed strategically to create a balance intersecting areas of space and colour.
Flooring – floors in a contemporary style bedroom can be of wood, tile, vinyl, carpet or stone. Add colour and texture with plain or geometric- patterned area rugs.
Black and white – Monochrome shades of grey, black and white is an immediate way to transform your bedroom into a contemporary one. White bed linen adds a crisp, clean touch creating the perfect blend between classic and modern.
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