Bedroom style changes all the time, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with your room. With that in mind, we thought we would share ten of the best ideas for contemporary bedrooms. They might not all work together but they should give you some helpful hints about what might work in your space:
1. Keep it low
The bed, the bedside tables and even the seating - everything should be as close to the ground as possible. Try a futon bed for the ultimate low down relaxation. This look always looks great with neutral contemporary shades.
2. Stay neutral
Neutral colours are really on-trend at the moment. Imagine yourself living in a trendy New York loft apartment. The tones don’t have to be light, they can drop a shade or two but greys and off-whites are very ‘in’ at the moment.
3. Feature patterns
Either on the wall or on the bed, a bold standout pattern will draw the eye. But make sure you keep everything else plain and simple. You really don’t want to overdo it.
4. Keep it gender-neutral
Ok girls, so you might be in charge! We all know who the boss is, but try and keep your feminine side in check when it comes to decorating the bedroom. Too many pinks and frills are really ‘out’ right now. Keep it simple and neutral. He has got to sleep in their too you know.
5. Go for gold
With this being an Olympic year, it’s appropriate that gold is the colour of the moment. Not too much, but a few little splashes will really set off the room perfectly. Let’s hope it inspires a few of our athletes in the upcoming games too.
6. Eye-catching accessories
If you’re keeping the colours and bedding neutral and not going overboard on the patterns, it’s the accessories that you can really go to town on. Big design statement mirrors, artwork and ornaments, will add a bit of character to the otherwise calm and neutral shades.
7. Fit it out
Fitted bedroom furniture is a godsend. It is both space-saving and really stylish. And because you get to design it exactly how you want it, you’re always going to love the results. Luxury fitted bedrooms never really go out of fashion.
8. Four poster beds
Four poster beds are another item that will rarely go out of style. But there are plenty of different takes on the four-poster bed. From the traditional four-poster with wood carvings and curtains, to the modern, sleek variety, it’s definitely one of the best ways to ensure you sleep in style.
9. You can’t go wrong with white
Crisp, white bed sheets are a classic bedroom look that always screams style and comfort. There is nothing better after a tiring day than to climb between some clean and bright white sheets and simply drift away.
10. Go for wood
The retro wooden look is definitely ‘in’ right now. Go for fitted cupboards made of wood or wood veneers for that authentic 60s and 70s feel. It’s a classic vintage feel for your modern bedroom.