Contemporary bedrooms are the in thing, but there is a concern that the end result will be a cold, sterile and clinical room. However, when designed the right way, a contemporary bedroom can be perfectly inviting.
Here, we explore how you can achieve a modern, sleek, streamlined room that maximises space with neutral shades, whilst allowing you to express your personality…
Incorporate bursts of colour
While contemporary design often favours neutral tones, there is still room for colour. And, by adding bright pops of shade, you’ll be able to ensure your space doesn’t sacrifice character.
Accessorise a natural colour palette with cushions in vivid colours like tangerine, lay down an eye-catching rug, or opt for violet lampshades that dazzle. Or, go bold with a statement wall. Both wallpapers and murals are back in fashion.
Personalise the space
A simple way to brighten up your space is through personalisation. Why not complement the modern look of your room with a contemporary photo frame? Or multiple photo frames – displaying ones of varying sizes will work well.
Not only will it breathe life into any sized room, but it will also make you smile and prove soothing to see your nearest and dearest as you drift off to sleep. Plus, hanging them on the wall means your surfaces are clutter-free!
Lighting is another area to consider in contemporary design. Mix it up by selecting some wall sconces, along with hanging pendant lights. This will help to create a relaxing, cosy atmosphere so you’ll have a bedroom that is fit for sleep as well as style.
Spotlights are huge in modern bedroom design; just ensure dimmer switches are fitted so you can lessen the brightness as required and create the appropriate ambience at all times.
Add depth with furniture
Texture can also help to complement the characteristic feel of your bedroom, especially when a variety is used together. Combine natural materials such as rattan and wicker with fluffy cushion covers and chunky knit throws.
Add further depth by using several bedding layers. Enhance this look by picking out a variety of fabrics. White bedding accessorised with a chunky white throw and neutral cushions is an ideal combination.
Another way to ensure that your contemporary bedroom has personality is by creating a successful juxtaposition. For example, a modern vase placed on a low unit or shelf, holding large blooms and green foliage, will contrast with neutral furniture and walls.
Bespoke bedroom furniture can also harmonise your space. It will fit perfectly and characteristically into your room, but still maintain a contemporary feel.
At Hartleys, we carefully choose our finishes to blend in with your current décor; you can even have creative freedom by choosing your own paint. You’ll be able to have the enjoyment of making it your personal sleep retreat with the perfect furnishings, accessories and finishing touches.
Simply get in touch with our friendly team today. You are most welcome to view our bespoke furniture for yourself with a visit to our Yorkshire showroom.