Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bedroom Decorating Tips and Styles You'll Love

When considering your bedroom décor, it is always best to do what you love and what makes your bedroom a haven you can relax in. Form the overall theme to individual elements, these tips will help give you inspiration for your next bedroom refresh. With nothing too fussy or extreme, you’ll definitely find something to match your style.

Modern Bedroom with Tropical Touches

If you like light and breezy décor, you’ll love a modern bedroom with tropical touches. And you’ll be happy to know that tropical style isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, it has become increasingly popular, mainly because of how it has evolved over time. You can create a serene and stunning tropical bedroom with a few well-chosen pieces and accessories.

The modern take on tropical décor, as with many of the updated styles on this list, is streamlined and clutter-free. The West Indies inspiration of the Bali Hai Bedroom from Tommy Bahama creates an elegant and exotic look. It features the hallmarks of tropical design – leather-wrapped bent rattan frame, reeded posts, and ball finials – highlighted with a modern neutral palette that is easy to fall in love with.

Mid-century Modern becomes More Modern

At its height from the 1950s into the 1970s, mid-century modern never really went away. And with the current mood of minimalist, decluttered, Marie Kondo living, it suits the times now as much as it did in its original iteration. While we’ve seen it making a comeback in dining and living rooms, it is also making a splash in bedrooms as well.

The style features long, low furniture with clean lines and thin legs. To call the style streamlined would be a drastic understatement. It also includes what were considered modern materials at the time: molded plastic and chrome, with pops of bright color and, of course, the ever-popular geometric patterns. And don’t forget a dramatic statement piece of art on the wall.

Modern Farmhouse Moves into the Bedroom

Another style that is migrating from kitchens and living rooms into bedrooms is Modern Farmhouse. This isn’t the over cluttered look of traditional country style or the overly precious feel of shabby chic. Again you’ll see the uncluttered, streamlined theme as in most of the styles currently popular.

Modern Farmhouse includes traditional elements of classic country, including furniture with architectural features set against painted wood-clad walls. The paneled headboard and footboard in Millbrook Bedroom by Panama Jack by Palmetto Home provide the perfect base for paneled walls and a gently neutral color palette. These are the elements that make the style modern: a soft color scheme, lack of clutter, and modern accessories.

Modernized Hollywood Regency

Hollywood Regency isn’t for the reserved or timid. It’s also not a style known to have a minimalist feel. Born during Hollywood’s heyday in the 1930s, it is traditionally full of opulence, glitz, and glamour. Just like Hollywood.

The modern version of this look features some of the traditional elements – oversized upholstered headboard, fabrics such as velvet, brocades, and furs. But it has also been streamlined to fall in with the times, as seen in the Soliloquy Bedroom by Universal. The two wall panels make this bed a dramatic centerpiece for your bedroom. Accessories bring in a subtle Hollywood vibe.

Tips to Modernize Any Style

While your bedroom furniture sets the foundation for your style, other elements can help create the look you want. These tips below will work with any style bedroom to create a cohesive, balanced look that you can easily update at any time.

Strong Color on the Walls

Bold walls make a statement, but since this is the bedroom, make sure you don’t go too intense or bright. Deep navy, indigo blue, dark gray, or chocolate brown are all bold colors that are also soothing. If you don’t want to commit to painting the entire room, choose an accent wall or accessories in your chosen color.

Warm Metals Find Favor

While cool tones such as chrome, silver, and pewter had their day, the pendulum has swung to favor warm metals such as copper and gold. But don’t overdo the metallic trend. A little bit goes a long way, especially in the bedroom.

Statement Light Fixtures

Modern style calls for a statement light fixture as the finishing touch. What it looks like is up to you: crystal chandelier, minimalist cage-style, or something whimsical and fun. It just needs to be large enough to capture the attention of anyone who enters the room.

Wallpaper for Impact

Wallpaper’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. It’s back, baby, and better than ever. Today’s designs are larger and brighter than the small patterns that terrorized wallpaper hangers decades ago. Wallpaper is a great way to personalize your space. You can choose to cover one wall as a statement or all four. Look for strong color, oversized florals, or geometric patterns.

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