When you picture a contemporary bedroom, you most likely think of pale woods, plenty of white sheets and lots of monochrome. However, being contemporary doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice charisma or personality. We’ve listed ten excellent ideas that will make your contemporary bedroom as charming as you are.
Neutral is key
If you want a clean, contemporary look for your bedroom, then a neutral color palette is a must. You don’t have to always opt for lighter tones, but you should stay away from bright colors for the sleek, streamlined look.
A feature wall
Whether you opt for a fun wallpaper fabric or a cool paint color, 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.
Frills are a big no-no
Frilly cushions 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. Avoid bright pinks or girly pastels and instead opt for monochrome shades.
To avoid your bedroom getting boring, you can use accessories to brighten it up and add interest to an otherwise monochrome design. Add some brightly colored artwork or some little trinket boxes.
Use your space effectively
If you want a sleek and modern bedroom, then clutter is the last thing you need. Check out some fantastic bedroom offers that offer clever storage solutions to tidy away all your clothes, shoes and other sundry items, leaving your room looking spacious and clutter-free.
A pale wood such as pine or maple is far more effective at creating a contemporary look than heavier, more traditional woods such as oak. Wood makes for a more expensive look and hardwearing than veneer.
A modern bed
Make sure your bed is as modern as they come if you want the rest of your room to fall into place. Whether you opt for a contemporary futon number or a sprawling super-king, having a modern bed ensures your room has a stylish edge from the offset.
A feature headboard
If you you’ve already made up your mind to keep your old bed, a feature headboard can be a great way of adding an interesting element to your room.
This can be anything you want it to be – nice wood paneling, 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.
Black and white
Monochrome shades of grey, black and white is an immediate way to transform your room into a contemporary dream. White bed linen adds a crisp, clean touch, creating the perfect blend between classic and modern.
Keep it to a minimum
Whether you decide to go for a large feature or enliven the place with trinkets, anything too extreme will ruin your contemporary look. The key is to focus attention on one or two pieces and keep things simple.
Today we present to you a collection of the most fabulous bedrooms that have been showcased throughout the year of 2012 here on 1 Kindesign. These bedrooms were selected based on popularity through several social media sites. All of the bedrooms are featured in beautiful houses and retreats throughout the world. There are links under each bedroom in case you want to refresh your memory of where the bedroom belongs. Bedrooms are our favorite retreats in our home and are one of the most sought out pictures for design inspiration. We hope you enjoy looking through the pictures, with bedrooms ranging from contemporary and modern to tropical oasis. Here is to you having some Kozee Sleep in one of these fabulous and dreamy bedrooms!
That concludes our roundup of the whole year of 2012′s most popular bedroom designs that were featured on 1 Kindesign. Hope you enjoyed this post, please let us know which one was your favorite!
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Cottages and summer homes are the perfect situation for sleeping nooks and so are homes that are limited in space. We can embrace the idea of limited space by adjusting our design towards it. Creating a sleeping nook for children, not only will they love the fun design concept, it makes a crowded space feel more spacious. These space savers also aid in maximizing awkward slanted walls and help you to sneak beds into unexpected places. It is super cozy when a bed is tucked into a nook or cubby and makes a child feel safe and protected.
Bunk beds are always a perfect option when fighting with space constraints, but for a more sophisticated look, a sleeping alcove is always a perfect option. Even though they are in the same space, these room-savers receive a great sense of privacy when in their individual nooks. Don’t be afraid to have some fun with your room design by adding a theme to the space. We have included a few examples below that will help to inspire you to create your own themed space. There are also some other inspiring ideas such as building storage underneath, above, in the stairs and even in-between sleeping nooks. So take a look at our 40 inspiring ideas of some super unique sleeping nooks and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
Today we bring to you a collection of all different kinds of fabulous and dreamy bedroom styles to inspire you. From cozy to chic to sophisticated, the sky is the limit on our choices in bedroom ambiance and style. A bedroom is the place where you begin and end each day, make it you’re most restful and nurturing room in the house. Sometimes your new bedroom decorating simply needs a change of atmosphere to make it more comfortable. Maybe you have a bedroom design that is immaculate, modern, and beautiful. But is it comfortable? It’s important that a room still feel like home, and an easy way to achieve this is by adding some creature comforts. Some personal bedroom decorations add individual character to a space and make it more relaxing. Don’t forget to add a throw to the end of the bed for those cool winter nights or to get cozy under when curling up to read a book before bed. Which one is your favorite bedroom design?
Decorating your bedroom with an innovative headboard can make a beautiful focal point. There are so many ideas out there for headboards; one can get very creative without having to do a generic headboard. DIY headboards can save money and display your creativity, a personalized headboard that could be even better than one on a showroom floor! People are using everything from mirrors, to wall decals, to door frames and picket fences to create unique one-of-a-kind headboards, and coming up with ideas for one can sometimes be daunting. Many times it is hard to determine what headboard will fit with your decor. Or, you might have a limited budget and need a fantastic idea that will be easy on the pocketbook.
The materials for a headboard can cost anywhere from $500-$1,000, depending on what you have in mind, or it can be as inexpensive as your creative imagination. So if you are looking for incredible headboard ideas, you are in luck, as we have gathered a collection of 37 inspiring headboard ideas that will surely fit with your bedroom. Many of them you can make on your own. Make a personal statement in your bedroom retreat with a fresh new look by adding your own personal stylized headboard. Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
Converting an attic to a bedroom is a fabulous idea to make the space more functional and useful. Although an attic is typically not voluminous and proportionate, it is comfortable enough for a bedroom and dressing area. An attic bedroom is usually associated with romance because it allows the necessary privacy since it is separate from the rest of the home. A bedroom designed in an attic creates a warm, cozy atmosphere; it is an awesome space to relax, to dream or simply to have a good night’s sleep. Such a bedroom is a perfect solution for small houses where space is at a premium. Enjoy the collection of pictures we have put together for you, hopefully it leaves you feeling inspired to design a bedroom nesting area of your dreams. Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite and why!
A floating bedroom, what a novel idea! The house is staged as a floating island suspended from the ceiling, an amazing transformation of a former artistâ€™s studio in Montrouge, in the suburbs of Paris. With an area of 538 square feet (50 meters square), every square inch has been efficiently designed by ECDM Architects. Via
From the architects: “the transformation of the former workshop of artist through 50 m2, characterized by a false double height on half of its surface, is above all strategic. In response to the request of the contracting authority to create a full house, the project proposes to evade this constraint by positioning in the center of the volume a suspended box that generates situations of use both comedy and disconcerting.â€
“The bedroom, connoted as the archetype of privacy, intimacy, becomes an object of curiosity by transgressing its symbolic value, appearing like an anomaly. Open and visible from the entry, it stands for huge inhabited furniture. Facing the dining room, it can be used as a â€œbumrestâ€ or a bench.”
â€œSuspended right in the center of the apartment, leaving untouched the floor and the circulations around, it divides the space, reversing the perception of the atmosphere in the apartment by making private what is usually not: the living room. The suspended box is made of a metallic structure (section 40 x 40 mm) covered with wooden panels. The cube â€“ as well as the floor, the walls and the ceiling, has been painted with a white polyurethane resin.â€
Photos: Â© Gaston Bergeret