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.
While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom regardless of style and season is the for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing elegant bright and refreshing it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.
Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion –
There’s no reason why you can’t splurge on some stunning beds even if they’re not queen or king-sized. These four-post beds with intricate wood carvings featured on My Design Chic and HGTV are elegant and eye-catching.
The ‘Dream Chair’ was imagined and designed for Carl Hansen & Søn by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. A sculptural opus this lounge chair embodies both Danish craftsmanship and Japanese design tradition.
Soon you will find this single wall morphing into the focal point of your bedroom as everything from inspirational quotes to funny doodles start taking shape on it.
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior.
If you have enough books you may not even need an actual bookshelf for this to work. Seriously. Just take a look at the wildly creative headboard made entirely out of books and nothing else found on We Heart It.
Tadao Ando holds a special high regard for the design approach of Hans J. Wegner and the Dream Chair is his personal tribute to the Danish designer. The chair seeks to “express the same harmonious minimalist expression typical of Wegner’s design.”
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.
Admittedly this is not a style for everyone and you need both an appreciation for the ‘old and used’ furniture along with ample patience to get the right look.
Those looking to combine a Bohemian look with shabby chic style can opt for throw pillows and bedding in brighter colors while a French country or beach cottage chic styles demand far less color. No matter what flavor you veer towards remember that color is secondary to texture and finishes in the shabby chic bedroom.
Of course mirrors can sometimes be better used than framed pieces of artwork. Check out these small but elegant round mirrors hung above each bed from Zsa Zsa Bellagio. And that chandelier really is a beauty too!