Contemporary, diaphanous, minimalist? A designer bedroom is like that. This type of bedroom seeks a serene and relaxed look through furniture with straight and clean lines, and through spaces where accumulation is forbidden. And here, Mies van der Rohe’s maxim “less is more” is the true leitmotif.
Colors to relax
There are no strident tones. The color ranges that triumph on the walls, furniture or textiles in the designer bedroom are basically neutrals, grays and blacks. The trick to avoid creating monotonous environments is to combine three colors following the 60/30/10 rule. It is to choose a base color that dominates the room occupying 60% of it. Then, a second color that would occupy 30% and finally, an “accent” color that would only appear occasionally (10%). For example, the main color would paint walls and would be the base for textiles. The secondary color would color the furniture and the bedspread, for example. And the third color would be present in some cushions and in the few details that would decorate the bedroom.
Pieces: just enough and with their own name
There is no excess of furniture in this type of bedroom, and what there is is practical and functional.
- The bed, of course, is the queen of the space. But often it does not even have a headboard because the bed linen is enough to decorate it.
- As for the bedside tables, there may be two or just one; just the ones that are used.
- Lighting is often one of the most decorative elements of the space. Ideas? A hanging lamp over the bedside tables (it can be a simple Edison type bulb). A spotlight on the wall illuminating the headboard. Small, directional sconces for reading and a sphere of light on the floor, etc.
- The closets, better built-in and with doors painted like the walls, and without handles so that they go unnoticed in the space.
Few pieces but with a lot of style, yes. Therefore, the American and Scandinavian classics have a preferential place in this type of bedrooms. In a designer bedroom there are no auxiliary pieces, but a chair or armchair always appears because it is very useful.
Among the star pieces that give support and style:
- The Eames DSW chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in plastic, metal and wood in 1948, or the Lounge Chair that they made in 1956.
- The CH20 Elbow Chair, by Hans J. Wegner, designed in the 1950s.
- The simple and mythical chair nº7 by Arne Jacobsen, created in 1955.
- The spectacular Pelican armchair designed in 1940 by Danish Finn Juhl.
The look is not lost in a thousand decorative details in designer bedrooms. Simplicity is the protagonist, but simplicity here does not mean boredom. To make your bedroom look simple yet rich, one trick is to play with textures. Cottons and linens for sheets and curtains; wools or knits for plaids; rattan or wicker for chairs and rugs; ceramics or glass for lamps; and wood for the main furniture are the perfect team. The mix of textures gives richness and its color, warmth and feeling of maximum comfort.
A perfect style for small and timeless rooms.
The design decoration is an ideal style for bedrooms with few meters because it does not variegate and allows the space to breathe, thus gaining a feeling of spaciousness. In addition, it is a type of decoration that never goes out of fashion and is that the ornate decoration is something that is associated with past times and, by contrast, the most minimalist is related to the contemporary.