Do you love the modern decor aesthetic? You have Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to thank. These fathers of modernism used clean lines and a focus on function to create this aesthetic.
Take a lesson from them and focus on function for your bedroom. Everything in your modern bedroom should have a purpose. You should choose pieces that have long, straight lines.
Here are eight tips to help you get started on your new modern bedroom design.
1. Use the Architecture as Decoration
Is there some element of the structure of the home that is visually interesting? Maybe you have vintage hardwood floors, or perhaps you have an exposed brick wall. You could have an especially interesting window.
Use these elements as the focal decor of the room. Now you are embracing modernism by giving the building elements of your bedroom a dual purpose.
Keep everything else in the room to a minimum. Think of the pieces in your bedroom as accents to highlight the beauty of the architecture.
2. Keep the Art Simple
You don’t have to forgo art on your bedroom walls. Keep it simple. Intricate details are out. Instead, focus on pieces that have bold clean lines. Something monochromatic is good too.
You also want to keep the number of art pieces to a minimum. One or two pieces are okay. You want to avoid cluttering up your walls with a bunch of frames.
3. Stick to Pale Hues
You want to create an overall clean look. You should also create a serene environment that is perfect for relaxing and falling asleep. To accomplish these things, stick to paler hues.
Most modern designs use shades of greys, taupes, and whites. These neutral colors provide a clean and non-distracting base for everything else.
4. Try Curved Furniture
When people think of modern and clean lines, they always go for the straight edges. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can embrace curved lines in your furniture and still have them be simplistic and clean. Look at the style and determine how ornate the piece is.
A curved chair or bench at the foot of your bed will add visual interest and give you a place to sit while getting ready in the morning.
Or you could buy a dresser with a curved front. This will give you a few extra inches of storage space. Another option is using a curved headboard.
5. Use Rich Fabrics
Your bedroom is a place where you should want to snuggle in for a solid night’s sleep. So add some texture to your bedroom by using luxurious fabrics.
This means choosing a rug for the floor that makes you want to sink your toes into it each morning. What better way to get up?
Then choose linens that feel soft to the touch for your bed. The higher the thread count, the softer they will feel.
Consider a throw for your bed that has a bit of texture to it. Rough linen will have the texture you need to give your bedroom some dimension. Another place you can embrace strongly textured fabrics is with your throw pillows.
6. Add a Statement Chair
You need a place in your bedroom where you can sit down while getting dressed. This is the chair you need to put your shoes on in the morning and take off at night.
You could choose a minimalist chair made of a single piece of stainless steel. The metal is curved and shaped to create a chair that is not only beautiful but comfortable too.
If you are unsure of what to buy, visiting a store such as Kittles furniture store can help. The associates at the store can help guide you towards a chair that will fit your modern aesthetic.
The Eames are famous for designing minimalist and modern furniture in the 20th century. You’ll love their chairs because they feature clean lines while also taking into account the shape of the human body. They were ergonomic pros decades before it was ever a concern.
7. Embrace Natural Materials
If you don’t add natural materials to your bedroom, you risk the room becoming too cold and stark. This will not be relaxing or inviting.
Wood is a popular material for modern themed decorating. You could have a wood floor or a wood accent wall.
Another option is to use wood for the furniture in your bedroom. You could have a matching wood bed frame, headboard, dresser, and wardrobe.
Be sure that you stick with one kind of wood. This will prevent the wood from becoming distracting.
If wood isn’t your cup of tea, you can opt for stone instead. You could embrace the concrete look by using it for an accent wall. It will also work well as flooring since it is so durable.
8. Build Some Recessed Lighting
One dilemma you will face is how to work in lighting for your new modern bedroom. You could look for modern light fixtures.
Or you could go full modern and use recessed lighting. Use the wood from the previous tip to create wood panel lightboxes. Then place the light behind them.
You can also use glass to protect the lights and turn the recessed lighting into a decorative element.
Embrace Modern Bedroom Design
Isn’t it about time you updated the decor in your bedroom? By embracing modern bedroom design, you can declutter and de-stress.
Remember, modern design is about finding a purpose for everything in the room. Pieces need to have beautiful clean lines and serve a purpose.
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