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6 trendy contemporary style bedroom ideas

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WordsMegan Lambert

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Not to be confused with modern decor, whose origins date back to the late 19th-century to mid-20th century, contemporary decor refers to what is going on in the decor world right now. Contemporary decor can therefore be difficult to pin down as the style is constantly evolving, but at its core, contemporary decor is founded on a sparing yet deliberate use of color, clean lines and organic shapes, pairing old and new pieces together, whilst layering on the texture.

So, if you’d like to create a trendy and contemporary bedroom, take a look at these 6 decor ideas for some inspiration.

Contemporary bedroom idea: neutral color palette with pops of color

Feel free to use color, but do so sparingly. Little pops of pastels, in your furnishings or artwork, are balanced beautifully against a warm and neutral color palette. Not only does this create a relaxed and soothing environment—perfect for a bedroom—it provides a blank canvas for your artwork and furnishings. Natural and organic materials, like a Flokati rug, rattan bed frame, or parquet flooring are a great way to layer on the texture whilst keeping things neutral. When it comes to your paint palette, think barely-there greys, beiges and greiges with warming whites. Create contrast with black accents like black picture frames against light walls.

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Contemporary bedroom idea: statement lighting

Contemporary decor is the style where light fittings get a chance to shine. In an effort to prevent cluttered interiors, statement light fixtures are the perfect opportunity to add some drama to a room without it feeling overly ornamental. We’ve seen a lot of art deco and Bauhaus-inspired orb chandeliers amongst our decorating community and we’re big fans. If you really want to make them pop, why not think about painting your ceiling, for an unexpected design twist?

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Contemporary bedroom idea: a mix of straight lines and curves

Unlike the modern decor trend, which favours clean straight lines, contemporary decor is a mix of straight lines and curves. Hone this playful style with a scalloped edge rug placed underneath your bed. Or go one better and make a statement with a playful curved headboard. Another great way to do this in a contemporary style bedroom is with a statement armchair. Vintage bucket chairs are a fun way to do this and can introduce an accent color in an otherwise neutral color scheme.

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