A Few Key Elements Of The Modern Bedroom Trend

Sometimes we get so caught up in the desire to mimic other people’s inspiring work and to achieve a certain style that we forget what truly makes us happy and what actually matters when decorating or furnishing a space. Take the bedroom for example. This is a space that should first of all be welcoming and comfortable, a space where one can retreat and feel cozy and safe. None of these elements should be sacrificed in favor of something less important so a question remains: how can you make a modern bedroom look great and be practical and cozy at the same time? Well, the answer lies in the question itself. All of these elements are closely interconnected.

We have a bunch of great bedroom ideas related to the design and organization of the space that we’d like to share with you today. A very important detail which characterized all modern spaces is the fact that there’s usually a strong focus on functionality. In the case of a bedroom, this could translate into some clever storage options and multi-functional furniture. This can be a good starting point when planning a modern bedroom design.

A lack of abundant furniture doesn't necessarily mean a lack of characterView in gallery
A lack of abundant furniture doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of character
An eclectic bedroom decor can be characterized by an abundance of different prints and patternsView in gallery
An eclectic bedroom decor can be characterized by an abundance of different prints and patterns

Another characteristic of modern spaces is the use of clean and straight lines and shapes. Most often this results in minimalist decors with a strong geometry and a lack of anything unnecessary or purely ornamental. Such a bedroom wouldn’t have ornate or robust furniture and useless accent pieces. Its simplicity, however, wouldn’t translate into a cold and uninviting ambiance. The key in this case is harmony.

Ensure a cozy and pleasant ambiance by using lamps and pendants instead of a single large chandelierView in gallery
Ensure a cozy and pleasant ambiance by using lamps and pendants instead of a single large chandelier
Focused color accents can impact the bedroom is a sleek and eye-catching wayView in gallery
Focused color accents can impact the bedroom is a sleek and eye-catching way

To avoid making a modern bedroom look too simple, use a combination of colors and textures and be sure to create one or more focal points. A lot of elements could fulfill this role. For instance, the chandelier can be an eye-catching element for the room. The same role can be taken on by an accent chair placed casually in a corner or by the window. Of course, the bed itself can be a focal point, especially if it’s a canopy bed or if the headboard stands out in some way. As a general rule, color can always be a focal point. Just make sure you don’t overwhelm the room with bold or bright colors. After all, a bedroom should be soothing and relaxing. A gray bedroom can be quite charming if you add the occasional accent color here and there.

A chandelier can be soothing as well if the light it gives out is not too strongView in gallery
A chandelier can be soothing as well if the light it gives out is not too strong
A bedroom can be casual and elegant at the same time and this is a really good exampleView in gallery
A bedroom can be casual and elegant at the same time and this is a really good example

Choosing furniture for a modern bedroom can be very simple if you know what you’re looking for. Modern bedroom furniture has to be functional, simple and versatile. Don’t try to match everything. In fact, matching pieces are not exactly very modern although there are a lot of modern bedroom sets to choose from. The point is to leave some room for diversity. And speaking of diversity, a modern bedroom can actually be eclectic which means that you can play with all sorts of style combinations. For instance, a blend of modern and vintage often looks chic in a bedroom, giving it a bohemian and cozy look.

Blue is a suitable color for bedrooms, given its calming and relaxing natureView in gallery
Blue is a suitable color for bedrooms, given its calming and relaxing nature
Texture is very important in a bedroom. Soft and cozy textures give the space a warm and welcoming feelView in gallery
Texture is very important in a bedroom. Soft and cozy textures give the space a warm and welcoming feel
Instead of strong ceiling lights, consider a multitude of focused accent lights like lamps and sconcesView in gallery
Instead of strong ceiling lights, consider a multitude of focused accent lights like lamps and sconces
Pair a neutral main color with a strong and vibrant accent color and play with various nuances of these tonesView in gallery
Pair a neutral main color with a strong and vibrant accent color and play with various nuances of these tones
Turn the light fixtures into eye-catching elements or into focal points for the bedroomView in gallery
Turn the light fixtures into eye-catching elements or into focal points for the bedroom
Use a large mirror to make a small bedroom look and feel more spacious. You can pair the mirror with a vanityView in gallery
Use a large mirror to make a small bedroom look and feel more spacious. You can pair the mirror with a vanity
Natural wood is very popular in modern and contemporary interiors. Its beauty is pure and simpleView in gallery
Natural wood is very popular in modern and contemporary interiors. Its beauty is pure and simple
Neutral colors are often preferred in modern bedrooms because of their calming and soothing effectView in gallery
Neutral colors are often preferred in modern bedrooms because of their calming and soothing effect
Modern bedroom furniture is often sleek and space-efficient as opposed to traditional pieces which are more robustView in gallery
Modern bedroom furniture is often sleek and space-efficient as opposed to traditional pieces which are more robust
Turn the headboard into a decorative element for the bedroom and even into a focal pointView in gallery
Turn the headboard into a decorative element for the bedroom and even into a focal point
You can play with various different nuances of the same color to create a bedroom decor that looks great and feels comfyView in gallery
You can play with various different nuances of the same color to create a bedroom decor that looks great and feels comfy
The bed can be the focal point of the room, especially if its design makes that easyView in gallery
The bed can be the focal point of the room, especially if its design makes that easy
An oversized light fixture or a cluster of pendant lamps can give the bedroom a sophisticated allureView in gallery
An oversized light fixture or a cluster of pendant lamps can give the bedroom a sophisticated allure
Consider adding some extra seating such as a small sofa, an armchair or a pouf if there's enough spaceView in gallery
Consider adding some extra seating such as a small sofa, an armchair or a pouf if there’s enough space
Use wallpaper to set a theme for the bedroom or to add a pattern to the decorView in gallery
Use wallpaper to set a theme for the bedroom or to add a pattern and color to the decor
Instead of the usual table lamp, perhaps a hanging pendant would be a more stylish and modern optionView in gallery
Instead of the usual table lamp, perhaps a hanging pendant would be a more stylish and modern option

Last but not least: the lighting. Modern bedrooms are usually characterized by an abundance of natural light and that usually means that large windows or glass doors are involved. You can maximize the light that enters the room by opting for appropriate window treatments but also by using light colors or a large mirror that creates the impression of more space. You can pair the mirror with a chic vanity which, by the way, fits perfectly in any modern bedroom. Of course, don’t make the bedroom too bright and make sure that the artificial lighting is soothing and pleasant. You can use recessed lighting to create a nice mood.

Gray is an excellent main color for a bedroom, despite its very neutral and cool natureView in gallery
Gray is an excellent main color for a bedroom, despite its very neutral and cool nature
Use architectural elements as decorative features for the bedroom. A bare concrete wall can be an exampleView in gallery
Use architectural elements as decorative features for the bedroom. A bare concrete wall can be an example
Harmony is key so don't get too caught up in a single particular idea when decorating the bedroom View in gallery
Harmony is key so don’t get too caught up in a single particular idea when decorating the bedroom