Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
If you want to try out shabby chic is definitely the time and the bedroom is the perfect place to get started! The soothing and feminine bedroom and shabby chic style seem like a match made in decorating heaven.
Contemporary – in a literal sense – is not specifically limited to any one particular style yet it is often attributed to design and architecture deemed fashionable modish novel and smart.
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.”
Plush bedding is the next step forward as this is a style that encourages cozy comfort. A safe way to start is by first choosing the bed and then working around it by bringing in matching side tables lighting fixtures and accessories.
Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or you want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds you of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway.
The spirit of this style is all about comfort eco-conscious décor choices and a blend of vintage and antique finds with modern touches. With many different variants and an ample room to showcase both your creativity and DIY projects this is a style that lets you display your personality while transforming the bedroom into a calming retreat.
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.