7 Chic Bedroom Decor Ideas
Buying a new home gives you a blank canvas when it comes to design. You can start on the right foot by getting rid of clutter and designing your new home with a modern style. Even if you do not have a new house, sometimes redecorating a room can give your home a fresh feeling. These seven chic bedroom decorating tips are a great place to start giving your house a modern and clean look.
Choose Neutral Colored Walls and Clean Lines
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A light, neutral color for the walls will best emphasize a modernist decor scheme. A neutral background will help put focus on the chic details that you will design in the bedroom. It is tempting to get crazy and paint the walls a flashy hue, but this will only distract from the rest of the room. The walls should not the be the attention-getting feature of a room with a modernesque design.
When decorating to fit a modern design, having clean lines is important. This is part of the reason you don't want to get crazy with bold wall colors. The entire room should have a clean and precise look, down to the furniture and accessories. For example, you should not buy a round bed pari it with strict, squared-off furniture. The lines should match and be arranged to appear visually clean.
Accent the Bedroom with Bright Colors
The colors in the bedroom should pop in the accents. Bright colors are often a staple when designing chic and modern. Unusual color and style choices will only enhance the overall feel of the room. This is where you can get really creative with decorating. Choose bold colors for the bedspreads and drapes. If it fits, a well placed accent rug with an abstract design is a "wow" factor.
Accessorize with Abstract Designs
Being modern means thinking outside of the box. This is not a time to do what has been done a hundred times before. When choosing accessories for the room, pick designs that are abstract and unusual. Drapes, lamps, bedding, photos, chairs, dressers, and benches are the key to achieving the chic abstract. Once you choose an abstract design with a similar color scheme, stick with it for every object in the room. Having neon pink geometric curtains with burnt orange floral lampshades is not abstract, just visually painful.
Keep Out the Clutter
Form should follow function when choosing a modern decorating style for the bedroom. Following this decorating rule means everything in the bedroom must have a purpose. This helps prevent clutter from collecting in the bedroom which ruins the modern and chic design.
What is unnecessary depends on the size of the space you are working with. If you have a small space, try fitting a dresser into the closet and limit the amount of excess furniture you have. Hiding necessary clutter is ideal.
Create Soft Lighting
Flourescent lighting is industrial, not homey. Make the lighting in the bedroom soft and inviting. Choose a light fixture with darker sconces. This will help lessen the intense glow of lightbulbs. You could also add up lighting behind the bed and other key furniture pieces. Soft lamps and twinkle lights can also create that inviting mood.
Before you get too involved in decorating, you have to make sure the base of the room is in the best condition. Getting a pest inspection will make sure you truly have a blank slate to paint and build on. No major renovation project should begin without having a pest inspection.
Make the Overall Design Warm and Inviting
The point of being chic is to make the room look visually appealing. This means the decor and color schemes should be warm and inviting. Choosing neutral walls helps people (and yourself) feel relaxed when entering the room. Bright colors work great with a modernist design but should not be off-putting. The furniture choices should emphasize the inviting feeling. This works with a well-placed chair or bench.
Reflect Your Personality in the Bedroom
Let's face it, the person who is spending the most time in the bedroom is you. However you choose to design this room, make sure you feel comfortable in the space. accessorizing and colors should show your personality. If you are more low-key, choose a natural wood theme with a deeper color accent. If you are outgoing, pick a bright color accent with bold patterns on your furniture.
No matter what color scheme or furniture style you choose, the chic minimalist look will certainly be an elegant addition to your home.