Are you afraid that your guest bedroom with twin beds might look a little young? There are ways around it — and you can have fun with color! Check out this sunny yellow room with white bedding from Carla Aston or go for blue with black bedding like this second example from HGTV.
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.”
Painting the walls might be the easiest way to add green to the bedroom along with bedding and accessories in a matching hue but think beyond the obvious if you want a truly captivating room.
The good old chalkboard is a pretty affordable option and those with a small workplace in the bedroom will find it pretty handy. An even cheaper option is the roll-out chalkboard and you can even buy self-adhesive chalkboard rolls that barely cost anything.
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.
There is no strict rule that says shabby chic bedrooms should only be draped in white and white alone. Of course as you read on you will realize why white is a great option in most cases but feel free to throw in a bit of your own ‘style twist’ to customize that bedroom with color.
Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamour is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. The malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair!
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings.
If a chalkboard does not fit the sleek contemporary style of your bedroom or you feel that it is simply not what you are after then splurge on a gorgeous piece of artwork a painting or even a poster that has the same visual appeal of a chalkboard filled with handy artwork. There are many such pieces around that will both dazzle and delight you and add dramatic flair to the modern bedroom.
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!
A similar and comparably creative example from Juvenile Hall Design shows books open and attached by their covers to the wall above the bed with one simple shelf for a lamp and a plant! That’s one DIY project that might be perfect for any extreme bookworm.
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.
If you’ve got a lot of books why not just stretch your bookshelf headboard as far as you can? Here’s one featured on The Design Files that has little book cubbies built around the whole wall of a bed.