Traditional v Modern bedroom styles
So you’re ready to start designing the bedroom of your dreams but what’s your style? Do you prefer something classic that won’t date easily or are you more of a modernist? Follow our tips to ensure a masterpiece bedroom, whatever your taste.
A traditional bedroom creates a homey often understated environment. Period homes with tall ceilings, architraves and generous skirting boards lend themselves perfectly to larger pieces of furniture. A small bed will be lost in such grand surroundings. Choose pieces with curved form like a sleigh or cabriole leg style bed. Use layers of opulent curtains that drape to the floor with oversized tie backs to add to the feeling of grandeur. Choose a carpet for the floor and layer up with rugs. An upholstered bedroom chair will help to fill the space and give you somewhere to sit and admire your beautiful bedroom.
If you’re more of a trend setter then a modern minimalist style will be more up your street. Try creating a statement piece with an | upholstered bed. Our Manhattan and Montague bedsteads have a contemporary edge. Choosing a fabric to set the pace for the rest of the room is a great idea. Mix plains and patterns together but don’t overdo it. A patterned wallpaper with a plain fabric bed or vice versa. Alternatively a leather or sleek wooden style like our Sebastian or Navarra will soften the room allowing for some bright colourful walls and accessories. Choose an bright accent colour to complement your furniture. Linear furniture suits this style better. Try our | Marblehead or Salisbury furniture. Opt for blinds at the windows and a good story series of pictures or a big canvas print will give your room a focal point. Monochrome is also a big hit for contemporary bedrooms. Try our Black and grey faux fur accessories to complete the look.
January 7th 2010