How to Easily Create 5 Popular Bedroom Styles

Decorating a bedroom offers a great opportunity: If you want, you can divert completely away from the design style of the rest of your home and do something totally unique. Say you have a traditional-style home but you’ve always dreamed of a beach chic getaway – you can have it without feeling like you’re breaking any “design laws.” However, the easy part is choosing the style. Things can get tricky once it comes to bringing that style to life. It’s not as hard as you may think, though. Once you understand the key features of each design style, you will realize just how simple it can be to decorate a space in the style of your choosing, not to mention how affordable they can be too! With stores such as Target and HomeGoods offering great deals on accessories and furniture, decorating a bedroom (as well as other areas of your home) at an affordable cost is not a crazy concept. If you’re willing to do a little DIY, too, then you’re definitely on your way to a beautiful new home.

Here are 5 popular bedroom styles and how you can achieve each one…

BEACH CHIC
Beach chic is all about casual, though sophisticated relaxation that makes you feel as though you’re vacationing in a high-end beach resort. (Photo: Pottery Barn)

ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR
• Clean neutrals accented with subdued colors, especially blue & turqouise
• Natural textures such as twine, wood, rafia and seagrass
• Natural accessories such as starfish, sand, seashells (especially glossy ones), and rope (DIY: Try spray-painting these items white for a contemporary look)
• Window dressings that are light in color or weight, often sheer

CONTEMPORARY GLAMOUR
Contemporary glamour mixes luxurious style with modern elegance.

ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR
• A luxurious bed that makes a statement such as this tufted sleigh bed or even a canopy bed
• Shiny surfaces and metallics in the accessories
• Stripes, modern patterns (as seen in the rug) and straight lines to bring in the clean contemporary look
• A chandelier to add some drama and glamour

ECLECTIC ELEGANCE
Eclectic elegance is a mix of inspiring elements from many different styles coming together in elegant form.

ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR
• Unique antique pieces
•  Accessories that look as though they have been “collected” over the years by the owner and all have a story of their own
• Natural colors and textures such as wood and brick
• Comfortable bedding and an elegant headboard
• Mostly solid colors, with any patterns being muted

FRENCH COUNTRY
French country is cozy, comfortable, and rustic with a flair for elegance. (Photo: Elle Decor)

ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR
• Wood, especially in the furniture
• Antiques
• Floral patterns, stripes, checkered patterns

MODERN CHIC
Modern chic combines modern elements with chic, slightly rustic accents rather than the usual coldness. (Photo: Lemon Yellow Journal)

ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR
• Straight or slightly curved lines
• Low bed
• Pendant lighting and very simple fixtures and accessories
• Minimal accessories and furniture
• A mix of natural and synthetic textures
• Subdued colors

Warm regards,
Megan

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