Contemporary decorating is one of the most popular and fastest growing decorating styles today, and it fits the bedroom beautifully. Contemporary bedroom decorating is a style that emphasizes simple, uncluttered design while punctuating the room with personality.

It is a style that is very versatile,and can run the gamut from very clean and minimalistic like modern design, to a warm room full of personal touches. Is is never cold and sparse, and is much more versatile than both modern and traditional design.

Contemporary bedroom decorating ideas




Contemporary bedroom decorating ideas


Elements In a Contemporary Bedroom

  • Contemporary design is about clean lines. Get rid of fussy ruffles, intricate patterns and cluttered collections. Use simple lined furniture.
  • Use a neutral backdrop and add bright, modern splashes of color. This is also a great way to save your budget. When you wan to change the way a room feels, it’s only a matter of swapping out accessories.
  • Remember, less is more. One large piece of art is much better than many small frames on a wall.
  • Organize, organize, organize. Take advantage of closet organizing and under bed storage to keep the room clean and fresh looking.
  • Think bold when it comes to accessories. Choose linens with a bold, two tone pattern, or a colorful painting that makes a statement. Choose a bold accent color. Try using a piece from another decorating style as a contrast to the sleek nature of the room.

Contemporary bedroom decorating

Contemporary design is not about being stark and cold. Make sure to soften lines in a room with a soft, textural throw rug, a few simple throw pillows in luxurious fabrics, or a pair of sheer curtain panels if blinds alone feel too cold.

Contrast your soft furnishings with metal accessories for a modern punch.

Make sure you update your lighting in your room. Sleek, industrial light fixtures or simple barrel shades on your lamps make a big difference in updating a room to a more contemporary feel.

Contemporary bedroom decorating creates an updated room that is restful and rejuvenating at the same time.

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  1. Lindsay January 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I am dying to know where you found the gray/white striped bedspreads in the second picture? I have been searching for months for a new bedspread/duvet for my master bedroom and that is perfect!

  2. Stephanie Brassil November 12, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    A terrific description……equally great advice and examples….thank you ! I intend to paint a bedroom wall RED….along with an Oriental black & white (w/ brushed nickel) pallet. So…. Definitely…less is more


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