Tips for Creating a Contemporary Bedroom


Your alarm goes off and as you open your eyes, the first thing that comes to mind is how bored you are with your bedroom. Sure, you absolutely loved it years ago, but it is time for a change. You have wanted to make your bedroom a little more current, so it is time to give it a makeover with a contemporary theme. These tips will get you started.

  • Remove the Clutter - Piles of hair accessories on your dresser or the five ties draped over the doorknob needs to go. There is no room for clutter in a contemporary space. Everything should have a home.

  • Decide on a Neutral or Simple Color Palette - Although you can showcase a vibrant color in a few décor pieces, the majority of the room should be done in a simple color palette. Neutral is easy because there are so many shades to choose from. You can mix-and-match creamy off-white, sand, mocha, and espresso to create depth. Black or shades of gray are also ideal for a contemporary space.

  • No Frills - If you want to display a contemporary theme then you have to resist the urge to add frills to your space. This means no lace, pastels, or delicate floral. The room should be gender neutral.

  • Modern Fireplaces - Most people struggle, when it comes to shopping for décor. They are not quite sure which painting or sculptures they look at are considered contemporary. They do not want to get the wrong thing so they simply avoid decorating. You cannot go wrong with modern fireplaces. They are available in wall, freestanding, and tabletop varieties, so finding one to complement your space will not be a problem. They are maintenance, smoke, and mess-free, and they add sophistication to any room they occupy, even when they are not lit.

  • Rethink Your Furniture - If your budget does not allow for the purchase of all new furniture, do not worry about it. If you can squeeze in the cost of a new bed, but need to keep your dressers for now, this is fine, too. A platform bed is ideal. In fact, these beds are defining characteristics to a modern theme. Some have headboards while others do not. There is no right or wrong style. Just pick one based on personal preference. You may even want to consider a platform bed with drawers underneath, so you can eliminate the need for at least one of your dressers. This will free up a little floor space, too.

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  • Brady Draper