Ten contemporary bedroom ideas

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When you picture a contemporary bedroom, you most likely think of pale woods, plenty of white sheets and lots of monochrome. However, being contemporary doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice charisma or personality. We’ve listed ten excellent ideas that will make your contemporary bedroom as charming as you are.

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 Neutral is key

If you want a clean, contemporary look for your bedroom, then a neutral color palette is a must. You don’t have to always opt for lighter tones, but you should stay away from bright colors for the sleek, streamlined look.

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 A feature wall

Whether you opt for a fun wallpaper fabric or a cool paint color, having one wall unlike the other three instantly makes your room look edgy. There’s plenty to choose from, be it a glossy finish or an exciting print; adding something a bit different to one wall can really make it stand out.

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Frills are a big no-no

Frilly cushions are out if you want an up-to-the-minute look. Keeping things gender-neutral in the bedroom is your best bet for maintaining a sleek look. Avoid bright pinks or girly pastels and instead opt for monochrome shades.

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To avoid your bedroom getting boring, you can use accessories to brighten it up and add interest to an otherwise monochrome design. Add some brightly colored artwork or some little trinket boxes.

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Use your space effectively

If you want a sleek and modern bedroom, then clutter is the last thing you need. Check out some fantastic bedrooms that offer clever storage solutions to tidy away all your clothes, shoes and other sundry items, leaving your room looking spacious and clutter-free.

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A pale wood such as pine or maple is far more effective at creating a contemporary look than heavier, more traditional woods such as oak. Wood makes for a more expensive look and hardwearing than veneer.

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 A modern bed

Make sure your bed is as modern as they come if you want the rest of your room to fall into place. Whether you opt for a contemporary futon number or a sprawling super-king, having a modern bed ensures your room has a stylish edge from the offset.

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 A feature headboard

If you you’ve already made up your mind to keep your old bed, a feature headboard can be a great way of adding an interesting element to your room.

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 This can be anything you want it to be – nice wood paneling, some bright woven fabric or even an integrated bookshelf. A feature headboard can add some modernity to your room without you having to make any big changes.

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Black and white

Monochrome shades of grey, black and white is an immediate way to transform your room into a contemporary dream. White bed linen adds a crisp, clean touch, creating the perfect blend between classic and modern.

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 Keep it to a minimum

Whether you decide to go for a large feature or enliven the place with trinkets, anything too extreme will ruin your contemporary look. The key is to focus attention on one or two pieces and keep things simple.

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