Give your old bedroom a modern update with ideas from our five favourite picks
Sometimes, we just can’t be bothered to get out of the bed. And if our bedroom looked anything like the ones below, we’d be hard pressed to find the motivation to move. What we love about these spaces is the minimal use of furniture – a trait characteristic of modern bedrooms. The clean, straight lines lend symmetry while recessed lighting creates a warm, ambient glow. If you’re looking at giving your bedroom a modern makeover, keep the above pointers in mind.
Browse through the gallery below for more inspiration on creating a modern bedroom
All white walls and flooring provide a clean canvas for the wooden accents in this room. The chair, coffee tables, divan and bed all have clean, straight lines which makes the room looks sharp. Pendant and floor lamps have been placed strategically to throw light in key areas.
Give shiny fabrics a go in your bedroom – the yellow sofa and pink armchair add a subtle sheen to the overall look. Give paint and wallpapers a miss for large tiles that mimic concrete slabs. Wall to floor curtains make the room look bigger while French windows let in plenty of sunlight.
Add a hint of rawness to your bedroom by playing with concrete finishes – this can also be just one statement wall behind the headboard for a grungy look. Keep the rest of the space relatively neutral, save for a sprawling carpet that complements the concrete tones.
Soft ambient lighting drowns this bedroom in a mellow glow. Note how the bed space is devoid of any extra furniture. As the bed is not placed against any wall, it creates an illusion of length in the room. If you’re an avid reader, consider placing flexible lights on your bed back for adequate illumination.
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