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.
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’re feeling really creative you can actually build your own bookshelf headboard by combining and stacking separate pieces like this gorgeous example from Love Chic Living.
For a coastal beach theme you can really have fun with the decor. Go all out with sea-inspired wall art pieces of coral and shades of blue and other soft/neutral colors. Pottery Barn even has these lovely sheets to go along with your beach look.
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.
A bookshelf headboard from Jati Belanda appears to be custom made for this bed with just some simple shelving at the top and a couple of built-in bedside tables on each side.
Go bright green with a couple of matching accent pieces or bright pink while keeping the bedding simple! Using twin beds in a guest bedroom is perfect for the cottage or beach house. And what better way to make it look great than by going along with the beach theme? This room from Decorative Bedroom keeps it fresh and white with some bursts of yellow.
House of Turquoise shows you how to create more of a tropical look while Casa Tres Chic takes a different route with a more masculine nautical design. Twin beds also look quaint and comfy when you go along with a country theme. Check out these great headboards from Favorite Paint Colors. Charming and rustic!