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.
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!
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.
The spirit of this style is all about comfort eco-conscious décor choices and a blend of vintage and antique finds with modern touches. With many different variants and an ample room to showcase both your creativity and DIY projects this is a style that lets you display your personality while transforming the bedroom into a calming retreat.
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 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.
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.
Looking around for some bedroom accent wall inspiration? Why not give your personal sanctuary a lively and exciting accent wall that will constantly change evolve and reflect your true personality?!