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Modern Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Aastha Dogra Dec 5, 2018
Bedroom is the first place where we open our eyes to the world every morning. It is also the place where we sleep, dream, and think about our future at peace. No wonder people take so much pain to beautify it. These modern ideas will add excitement to your place of personal retreat.
A bedroom is a place where you can be yourself. It is an extension of your personality and character. Modern bedrooms are preferred by people who like an easy-to-maintain, contemporary look. Here are a few decorating ideas.

Color Scheme:

A bedroom should be painted in colors like mauve, white, pastels, and earthy tones. A combination of colors like greens and browns, mauve and golden are also very much in vogue.


Soothing, soft fabric should be used. Heavy velvety drapes are a big 'no' if you are aiming for a modern interior. Upholstery with geometric designs look very modern and classy, too.


Accessories are used to add glamor to the bedroom. They include things like wall hangings, nightstands, bedside lamps, and chandeliers. To achieve the modern contemporary look, accessories are used intelligently and minimally. Use metallic accessories like metal chandeliers and metal lamps.


Use sleek, sophisticated furniture instead of old country style furniture for a modern look. Use Italian leather beds or low-heightened platform beds. Or choose cocoon beds which come in irregular designs, to give your room a unique look.
While choosing chairs, tables, night stands, wardrobes, and other bedroom furniture see to it that they have a streamlined and clean cut look.
Besides these, a few things should be kept in mind before starting any project. The bedroom should be totally clutter free. Unwanted material like old clothes, cosmetics, books, etc. should be thrown out.
The wardrobe should be designed in such a way that it provides space for adequate storage. There should be lots of natural lighting in the bedroom and it should preferably face the east.
When you think of decorating a bedroom, you should, first of all, have a particular look or theme in mind. Then, everything, right from the furniture, color scheme, fabric patterns, window dressing to lighting and accessories should revolve around that. Here are a few decor ideas.

Italian Bedroom

Paint the walls gray, as earthy tones are typical Italian colors. Place an Italian round leather bed of light brown color in the middle of the room. Hang five mirrors of different geometric shapes on the wall behind the bed.
Place a long glass-top table in front of the bed and decorate it with a plant. Keep sleek leather chairs similar to study chairs on either side of this glass table. Use gray and brown upholstery for the room, and your modern Italian bedroom is ready.

Dramatic Bedroom

For giving a dramatic look to your bedroom, cover the walls with full-length dark tinted mirrors. Place a low-height bed made of light-colored wood in the room. Use lemon-colored upholstery for the room. 
Use lemon-colored upholstery for the room. Spread a lemon rug in front of the bed. Keep only one side table and place a red liquid lamp on it to add drama to the room. A liquid lamp looks like an inverted bucket with blood dripping out of it. Place red pillows on the bed to match the lamp.
Use a variety of lights in the room like dim lights, bright lights, and overhead lights to experience different moods in the same room.

Japanese Bedroom

The Japanese are known for their modern and sleek looking homes. Try these Japanese interior designing ideas for your bedroom. Paint three walls white and the one behind the bed in red color, as white and red are typically oriental colors.
The bedroom should ideally have a Raku Japanese tatami bed. If, for some reason, you are unable to get it, replace it with an easily available low platform wooden bed. Use white curtains and upholstery for the entire room. Place a long bolster pillow on the bed. The bolster draped in a white fabric pillow cover should have Japanese inscriptions on it.
Use two wooden side tables. Place a Japanese vase with a natural plant on one side table and a small lamp with yellow light on the other one. Decorate the wall above the bed with two framed pictures that have Japanese artwork on them. Add an oriental rug, and voila! Your modern Japanese bedroom is ready.

Fun Bedroom

Paint the entire room in mauve. Use white furniture, like a white cocoon bed, which comes in an irregular shape and white side tables, which are directly in contrast with the wall paint. Hang different-sized and multicolored paper lanterns from the ceiling on top of the bed.
The lanterns will add a lot of color and fun to the room. Use white upholstery and curtains. Place multicolored pillows in contrast to the white bed cover. Avoid keeping anything on the side tables to give the room a clean look.

Romantic Bedroom

Bedroom is a place for intimacy and romance, and what color would represent romance better than red? Paint the room cream and use red accessories like a red vase, a red arc lamp, red scented candles, and a red chandelier. Use pink satin or silk fabric for upholstery.
Add an element of mystery to the room by decorating the walls with pictures of female figures, whose faces are half covered with hair or cloth and are not fully visible. This is one of those ideas which will surely ignite your passion.
A bedroom is a place where you pamper yourself and the ones you love. The modern home decor should lend both warmth and sophistication to your personal space. Given ideas simultaneously bring comfort to you and add spice to your life!