The contemporary variants of the classic Zen style still remain true to many of the original principles but give them a more urbane twist. Since many of us might not wish to adopt that full-fledged Asian look a good compromise is to create a minimal bedroom that is cozy inviting and has a distinct character of its own. This is of course easier said than done and the focus here must be on eliminating clutter while making sure that the bedroom is not too sterile and artificial.
The 90s were a time when home design and decorating moved towards a more sanitized look with bright colors of the 70s and 80s being replaced by more understated hues such as beige and white and simple straight lines taking over from eclectic designs.
Clouds can be perfect for nurseries too. The nursery featured below again from Mad About the House is entirely painted in an airy shade of blue with wispy clouds flowing across the ceilings and into the walls. Now that’s some serious art!
While this approach demands a stone wall that blends in with the polished contemporary elegance a contrasting path would be to give the sleek and refined bedroom a more rustic stone accent wall. Regardless of which way you prefer it is the rest of the bedroom that defines and determines the style here.
Comfort is guaranteed when it comes to the elegant as its upholstered headboard makes a bold statement indeed! The bed itself is simple and minimal in design and features a wooden frame. Its distinct headboard can be customized in a variety of fabrics and patterns giving each bespoke creation a unique personality.
The exposed brick wall in a small bedroom is even more fun to work with as it brings an air of warmth and coziness to the modest room. A smart strategy here is to opt for the monotonous look (something we advised against in larger rooms) just to avoid visual fragmentation. This can mean painting the accent brick wall white to let it blend with the rest of the room.