April 24, 2017 / Astoria Chloe / Bedroom
Modern bedroom ideas have ranged from the ultra sleek. Modern design is all about what suits your lifestyle, and how you interact with your surroundings. Though modernists will lament over the clutter and the chintz parade will fantasize about what to put on all the empty modern surface somewhere in the middle they meet everyday needs and it works. Modern bedroom decorating ideas can come from anywhere, there is no set place to start and no set idea that is “modern” except that it fits you.
When looking for modern bedroom ideas pictures are usually a great place to start. Leafing through a design magazine or even just looking online at bedroom design or home decoration sites can be inspiring for ideas to fit your life and tastes. Even stopping by your local home improvement store can be inspiring in itself. Standing in front of a wall of paint swatches may seem intimidating but there are also often booklets for helping you decide what you might like to do with the room. Modern bedroom paint ideas can range from neutrals to tasteful pattern stickers, the skirting board can be a different color, or they could be themed to match items in the room. There is no set requirement on any of these and as with all modernist concepts it is what works for you that is important. If you like pink paint then go with it!
Starting with the idea of a themed bedroom can work well for some. Modern bedroom themes have included jungle or safari trends as well as ocean, fashion, and even some more outlandish ideas like antique and Louis VIII. Often the best place to start your themed bedroom is either a quick trip to the department store or thrift store. Vintage pieces are all the rage and finding just that one piece can immediately jump start your imagination to creating a whole design around the piece. A themed bedroom can be a little more unusual than some people are willing to go however. Perhaps you would like to start with your favorite color? Bedrooms that are themed to a color are great, however making everything one tone can be a bit hard on the eyes. Try to pick two or three colors that will work well and compliment each other to make it work. By picking a main tone and then two contrasting light and dark tones it will stop the room becoming an eye sore. If in doubt buy a small can and paint a swatch on the wall to see what you think. Some people may love bright colors on paper but after they put it on the wall they realize that it can be too much for the room. Avoid painting walls and ceilings dark colors unless you have a large room since the dark tones will make the room appear smaller and claustrophobic.
Contemporary bedroom ideas usually start with a main color and go from there. Choosing furniture and accessories that are stark and sleek are usually the best start to a contemporary bedroom. Most bedrooms either have black or white as their main color and use color sparingly The bleak lines need to be both plain and dangerous with little or not interactions. Solid and blockish pieces are best in a contemporary room with the designs often referred to as ultra modern or misnamed as modern by many. Contemporary design is all about simplicity and it is important to keep furniture, accessories and patterns as minimalist as possible.
Using Feng Shui to design a bedroom is also fairly popular at the moment. Feng Shui is an ancient Asian art of harmonizing energies to benefit your life. The idea of a bedroom that has good Feng Shui is that it is pleasurable and enjoyable to be in. Simple and practical Feng Shui works great for some modern designers but others can find the strict rules to be hard to use in their busy modern lives and limited space. There are rules about mirrors, exercise equipment, televisions, where the bed should sit and Bedrooms using this technique usually use cool or soothing colors to promote restful sleep as much as possible. The key to these bedrooms is natural lighting, and with as much of it as possible. Windows should be open, with curtains that do not block in the light as much as possible.
Finding the right bedroom for you can take time, however it is the most important room in the house as you will spend half your life in here and simply tricks to decorate your room, so don’t be tempted to skimp. Looking at pictures can give you a wide range of ideas that may suit your style and life as well as working out what will work for your space and budget. Looking at themes and concepts is a good place to start or even just working with your favorite color, where you begin is not important but form some sort of plan before it ends up an ugly collage of too many things. Modern bedroom ideas are made to suit you, not to suit fashion and that is the secret that many have been searching for.