Often used as an interchangeable term for modern design, a contemporary aesthetic is about clean lines, sophisticated pieces, and embracing today's trends. Your bedroom is your oasis, and so you should spend time creating a space you enjoy being in every day and night. If you're looking for a design style perfect for the bedroom, contemporary style will allow you to create a serene, sleek space that's as inviting as it is chic.
From modern, hotel-like spaces to boho-inspired contemporary rooms, here are some of our favorite ways to get the contemporary look in your bedroom.
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Add Bold Pillows
One fun way to add a touch of contemporary cool to your bedroom is with fun, graphic throw pillows. Opt for eye-catching designs or pop art-inspired pillows that complement the rest of your decor.
In a contemporary space, rich, bold hues work very well to ground the room and give it an air of sophistication and class.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Go for Contrasting Colors
While analogous colors can help you create a serene space, complementary colors are those that are directly opposite on the color wheel. Consider opting for contrasting or complementary colors in your contemporary space. The juxtaposition of bold colors will create a modern, eye-catching vibe and can help you create a focal point through art or other accessories.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Keep it Simple
On the other hand, contemporary spaces do not need to be bold and dramatic. Instead, opt for a sleek, neutral look that offers a sense of calm and serenity. Here, neutral hues work together to create a serene, modern space with just enough texture to add interest.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Experiment With Wallpaper
Picking out the perfect wallpaper is a great way to add a contemporary flair to your bedroom. Look for graphic or geometric designs that make a statement in your space. Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns throughout the room, but try to tie them together with a theme.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Try Black and White
Few color palettes are as classic as black and white. We love decorating with black and white in a contemporary space because it lends a refined, high-end hotel feel. Opt for black furniture and accessories with crisp white bedding and linens for an eye-catching look.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Add a Textured Wall
What's better than a painted accent wall? A textured accent wall with a 3D geometric design. This black accent wall adds loads of glam to the bedroom and takes a simple space to the next level.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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Keep it Light and Airy
On the other end of the color spectrum is this crisp, neutral bedroom with light gray and white hues throughout. Keeping your space light and airy with cool neutrals lends a spa-like feel to your space and can help you feel like you're on a vacation every day.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Create a Hotel Feel
When decorating your bedroom, think about your favorite hotel and how nice it feels to slip away from reality when you visit. To get that look at home, start with hotel-like sheets and finish it off with elegant fixtures and accessories to give the room a very luxurious feel.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Go for Cane Furniture
Contemporary style is all about embracing the trends of today and tomorrow. Though cane is not a new material, it's become a mainstay in modern, contemporary decor. Opt for pieces with clean lines and cane accents to add a vintage flair to your updated space.Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Embrace Bold Colors
Don't shy away from bright, bold colors. Consider bringing rich greens or soft pinks into your space. These vibrant colors can feel a little bit daring and add an alluring feel to your bedroom. Try to pick two or three statement colors to weave throughout, and focus on using them across furniture, bedding, and artwork.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Add Statement Lighting
The key to any well-designed bedroom? The right lighting. If the rest of your space is fairly understated and neutral, consider making a big impact with statement lighting. Opt for an oversized chandelier, bold sconces, or dramatic side table lights to create a lot of dimension in your bedroom.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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Sure, sticking to natural wood pieces throughout your bedroom can give your room a cohesive look, but after a while, it can feel too matchy. Instead, mix different materials throughout your contemporary space. Mix together jute, metal, wood, or linen to create a visually interesting space with loads of texture.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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If you're looking for a simple contemporary design style to execute, consider a monochrome look. By picking a singular color to tread throughout the room, you don't have to worry about matching like colors. Instead, pick various shades of the same hue in your bedroom to give it a calming effect.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Layer Cozy Textiles
If contemporary design conjures an image of a sterile, cold room in your mind, think again. Contemporary design can be playful and warm, you just have to focus on the right textures. Mix in soft throw blankets and rugs to add more dimension to your contemporary space.
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Add a Seating Area
If you want to create a contemporary bedroom reminiscent of a 5-star hotel, don't forget the seating area. Carve out an area in your bedroom for two lounge chairs or a single chaise. This not only adds extra surface space (and yes, a place to fold your clothes, too), but it also elevates the look and gives it a luxurious feel.Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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Focus on the Art
No contemporary bedroom is complete without the perfect artwork. Consider an eye-catching piece above the bed to finish the space. Opt for a piece that weaves the rest of the room's color palette throughout to lend a cohesive, finished look.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Go for Streamlined Pieces
Contemporary bedrooms should focus on clean lines with bold edges. Look for furniture without unnecessary embellishments that feel modern, updated, and sleek.
A bench at the edge of the bed is a great way to channel a high-end hotel and add a perch for putting shoes on in the morning.