While some homeowners prefer to leave the chalkboard wall in the bedroom largely untouched and give it a more curated refined vibe others love the eclectic presence it has.
Obviously the choice of the bed is also determined by the size of the room and the décor around it as you do not want to put an excessively large and indulgent bed in a small space.
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).
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.
Cabinets are similar to bookshelves and can also be used as headboards for LOTS of extra storage space! Here’s an adorable project from Kate Honebrink featuring an upcycled cabinet as a headboard for a kids’ room.
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 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.
Got a twin bed? No problem — bookshelf headboards are great for kids’ rooms student dorm rooms and even guest rooms! Just grab a more narrow bookshelf that makes a better fit for a smaller bed like these two examples from Small Rooms on Tumblr and Susanna Carter on Pinterest.