In contemporary design and architecture circles it is mainly the very best examples that are on a par with modern design often as a consequence of a designer’s vision and ability to direct innovation functionality form and aesthetic quality.
The greatest contemporary designs – as with modern designs – are those that truly connect with people. They will likely become the heirlooms of the future.
If you love white want a bedroom that has a touch of femininity and wish to discard the glossy modern alternatives then shabby chic is indeed the way forward. White is the preferred choice in most shabby chic bedrooms as it sets a relaxing backdrop that lets your vintage finds and antique accessories shine though.
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.
Most people tend to forget that the bed is indeed the central component of the bedroom and tend to focus far too much on everything else in the room. A vintage bed frame in wrought iron that is cleverly re-painted or a classic bed with European flair seem the way to go in most shabby chic bedrooms.
There is no strict rule that says shabby chic bedrooms should only be draped in white and white alone. Of course as you read on you will realize why white is a great option in most cases but feel free to throw in a bit of your own ‘style twist’ to customize that bedroom with color.
Or instead of building the unit around the bed just pick up a couple of bookshelf units from IKEA and place your bed directly in front of them like this gorgeous example featured on Brit + Co which has a very strong library feel to it.
Thinking about redecorating your guest bedroom? If you’re looking to replace the bed you might want to consider going for two twin beds as opposed to the typical double or queen-sized bed — especially if you have the room for it!