Admittedly this is not a style for everyone and you need both an appreciation for the ‘old and used’ furniture along with ample patience to get the right look.
Think about it. A pair of twin beds is more convenient for guests who aren’t couples and the symmetry you can create will give your guests double the design envy! Check out these that will make your guests feel right at home.
This is precisely what an accent wall in chalkboard paint does. The popular modern trend is to use it as a headboard accent wall and if your bedroom is already draped in gentle relaxing neutral hues then a black chalkboard wall is indeed the perfect choice.
In fact it is the genuinely aged furnishings that seem a lot more at home and welcome in this setting than those that have been treated to get a similar finish. Of course this means that a trip to the nearest thrift store or flea market is the best way forward when shopping for shabby chic bedroom décor and accessories. There are times when you will uncover an absolute gem in a nearby garage as well so always keep your eyes open!
You can also have some real fun with the bedding. BHG shows a couple of twin beds with cute designs on the sheets plus trees and owls on the decorative pillows. Or why not keep it simple in the country? These two beds feature crips white bedding from Crate & Barrel with a bright green wall behind them.
Vintage and antique finds are the lifeline of shabby chic no matter which subtle twist you wish to incorporate into the style. Distressed finishes are always welcome here as décor with an aged worn-out look helps give that touch of authenticity to the bedroom.
Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.
Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion –
Regular everyday bookshelves are perfect for this idea but to step up your style you can get even more creative with different styles and even custom-made units if you’re willing to go that far. For example a very rustic bedroom theme from A Beautiful Mess Antiques uses an old weathered bookshelf with lots of old books to match the lovely country bedding.
Modern materials consist of steel concrete glass and plastic but they also include wood and varied ‘softer’ materials. In Organic Modernism complex woodworking techniques were combined with sculptural and organic forms (famous proponents included Danish designers Kaare Klint and Hans J. Wegner).
The good old chalkboard is a pretty affordable option and those with a small workplace in the bedroom will find it pretty handy. An even cheaper option is the roll-out chalkboard and you can even buy self-adhesive chalkboard rolls that barely cost anything.
A chalkboard wall in the kids’ bedroom is an absolute no-brainer as the little ones will inevitably start writing on the walls sooner or later. Instead of spending a fortune on a bedroom theme and style that is fixed chalkboard walls allow you to usher in multiple themes depending on the changing whims and fancies of your kid.
Tadao Ando holds a special high regard for the design approach of Hans J. Wegner and the Dream Chair is his personal tribute to the Danish designer. The chair seeks to “express the same harmonious minimalist expression typical of Wegner’s design.”
Pastel hues have gone on to rule the world of fashion and design in the last few years and here is your chance to try them out in the bedroom as well. Pastels and shabby chic go like hand in glove and it is an approach that never fails. Gentle pink watery yellows and elegantly cool greens help punctuate the antique decors and give them a colorful new lease on life.
House of Turquoise shows you how to create more of a tropical look while Casa Tres Chic takes a different route with a more masculine nautical design. Twin beds also look quaint and comfy when you go along with a country theme. Check out these great headboards from Favorite Paint Colors. Charming and rustic!