Those looking to combine a Bohemian look with shabby chic style can opt for throw pillows and bedding in brighter colors while a French country or beach cottage chic styles demand far less color. No matter what flavor you veer towards remember that color is secondary to texture and finishes in the shabby chic bedroom.
If you’ve got a lot of books why not just stretch your bookshelf headboard as far as you can? Here’s one featured on The Design Files that has little book cubbies built around the whole wall of a bed.
Rejecting ornamentation and overembellishment contemporary is then used in the narrowest sense making reference to design and architecture that refrains from unnecessary decoration and adornment. As such contemporary is aligned with the parameters of modern but appears topical and may form part of a fad or trend.
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.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings.
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is elegantly accentuated by pops of color. These colorful additions can often be swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons.
If a chalkboard does not fit the sleek contemporary style of your bedroom or you feel that it is simply not what you are after then splurge on a gorgeous piece of artwork a painting or even a poster that has the same visual appeal of a chalkboard filled with handy artwork. There are many such pieces around that will both dazzle and delight you and add dramatic flair to the modern bedroom.
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.