Contemporary designers exhibiting a considered approach to design problems – those who think about design’s true potential and meaning (a virtue held by those successful ‘modern’ designers) – are necessary protagonists and leading lights in a densely populated design field.
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.
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.
You can either constantly change the message on the walls decorations around it and the images it holds or opt for a chalkboard wall that is less dynamic and far cleaner. As we alluded to earlier this is a bedroom addition that well and truly reflects .
Adding a similar unique headboard in your own home is pretty easy if you can find one of these antique doors and by just removing the existing layers of paint and painting it white you get a headboard that is both refined and shabby chic.
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.
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!
There are all sorts of different DIY headboard projects you can take on to create something that’s really unique for your bedroom but perhaps the easiest way to do it is by simply using a regular bookshelf.