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.
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.
Unlike a real headboard designed for a bed your bookshelf doesn’t necessarily have to be the same height and width as one. In fact the taller and wider it is the more of a statement it will make! This first example from Domino is a short one but extends out about a foot from each side of the bed.
Of course even if your bedroom is huge you can still follow this trend. Try combining three narrow bookshelf units to make a large one along an entire wall like this arrangement featured on BHG.
One of the misconceptions around is that chalkboard paint needs to be only in black. Sure most of the inspirations that we see use black for visual impact but if green or light yellow fit the color scheme and theme of your bedroom you can get them as well.
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!
If you’re lucky enough to have really high ceilings you can take your bookshelf headboard all the way up to the top like this example from a New York apartment featured on Home Adore. You gotta love the library ladder added to this one!
And for those who really want a personalized solution mixing different shades to come up with your own custom green hue is indeed an exciting and enjoyable alternative. This will ensure that you are the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind bedroom with a shade of green that you came up with!