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Modern Contemporary Bedroom Inspiration (Shop The Look)

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Looking to design a modern contemporary bedroom? Check out this design mood board to shop the look for your home!

If you’re looking to design a modern contemporary bedroom this concept is for you. It has everything you need to create a zen relaxing bedroom that’ll be perfect for hibernation season.

This design is a mix of high and low products making it perfect for any budget. Once you know the look you’re after it’s easy to sub out pieces where you need to save.

The color palette is warm and inviting with neutral colors accented by touches of rust, pink, and gold. There’s a mixture of texture, materials, and finishes for interest and style.

Update your master bedroom with this timeless modern contemporary design. It’s sure to be your favorite room in your home!

This post is all about modern contemporary bedroom ideas.

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modern contemporary bedroom design with black bed, abstract art, and boucle bench

What is a modern contemporary bedroom?

A modern contemporary bedroom has clean lines, sculptural silhouettes, and a neutral color palette. Spaces are uncluttered and have a minimalist feel to them.

Contemporary spaces use a mixture of materials, textures, and abstract patterns. Each element adds style and personality while creating a calm inviting vibe.

How do I make my bedroom contemporary?

To make your bedroom contemporary start with a neutral color palette. Once you establish what your color will be it’s time to layer in texture, materials, and patterns.

Doing so will create a space that’s full of personality and style. Adding trendy details like mixed materials, unique pieces, and abstract patterns will create an original design that’ll last for many years to come.

What’s the difference between contemporary and modern?

Modern design refers to a style from the past that took place during the early to mid-twentieth century. Quite often it has a monochromatic color palette, clean lines, balance, minimalism, and natural materials.

Contemporary design is about what’s trending now and in the future. Details include neutral colors, layers of texture, mixed materials, organic sculptural shapes, and a light airy vibe.

What are contemporary colors?

Contemporary colors are neutrals, black, and white. Examples of neutral colors are taupe, beige, greige, ivory, and grey.

Most contemporary spaces feature a neutral color palette as the background with metallics or a pop of color for interest.

Follow the 60-30-10 rule when designing your bedroom. The first 60% is your dominant color, 30% is the secondary color, and 10% is an accent color.

Follow the 60-30-10 rule when designing your bedroom. The first 60% is your dominant color, 30% is the secondary color, and 10% is an accent color.

Remember to sprinkle your pop color or metal finish in a minimum of three places for balance and flow. The rule is things arranged in odd numbers are more visually appealing, memorable, and interesting than those in even numbers.

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modern contemporary bedroom design with black bed, abstract art, and boucle bench

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1. Upholstered Headboard Bed // 2a. Curved Boucle Bench // 2b. Rust Velvet Bench // 3. Black Nightstand // 4. Linden Table Lamp // 5. Mixed Material Dresser // 6. Tulca Floor Mirror // 7. Abstract Area Rug // 8. Black And Gold Chandelier // 9. Abstract Artwork // 10. Black Artwork // 11. Kelly Wearstler Pillow Cover // 12. Cognac Throw Pillow // 13. Agate Frame // 14. Ceramic Vase // 15. Vanilla Spice Candle

How much does a bedroom makeover cost?

Before we get into all the resources of this design let’s go through how much it costs. A great way to create a memorable design is to mix high and low pieces.

Splurge on your bed since it needs to last and is where you’ll be spending the most amount of time. Areas to save include the nightstands, area rug, and artwork.

If there is one thing I’ve learned through the design process it’s that there’s ALWAYS a dupe of that designer product you love. Which is awesome if you are just starting out and need to save.

How can I make my bedroom look expensive?

Make your bedroom look expensive by curating the design from multiple retailers. Going to a furniture store and buying a bedroom set off the showroom floor is the WORST thing you can do.
Matchy furniture is a thing of the past and will date your space fast. That said pull three inspirational images for the vibe you’re after, create a concept board with pieces you love, order your furniture, put the room together, and relax in your new bedroom sanctuary.

Here is the breakdown for this room and how much your investment will be:

  1. $2,030.00 Upholstered Bed
  2. $1298 Boucle Bench
  3. $371 Nighttable x2
  4. $740 Table Lamp x2
  5. $1199 Dresser
  6. $448 Floor Mirror
  7. $1200 Area Rug
  8. $1960 Chandelier
  9. $499 Artwork
  10. $99.95 Nightstand Artwork x2
  11. $130 Pillow Covers + fills x3
  12. $129 Throw Pillow
  13. $69 Frame
  14. $70 Vase
  15. $39 Candle

Total: $11,663

The total above reflects the full sticker price but many of the items are currently on sale. For the sake of full transparency, I added up the non-sale price so you’re aware of the actual cost.

There are many areas you can save but again splurge on the bed and mattress if you can only pick one area. Your back and mindset will thank you!

Just saying!!

Now let’s get into the DEETs of this stunning modern contemporary bedroom design.

1. Upholstered Headboard Bed

upholstered bed with black frame

First up we have this fabulous upholstered bed from McGee & Co. It has a padded, raised headboard, leather straps, and a black metal frame.

This modern bed is great for creating a focal point in your bedroom interior design. The unique silhouette and design details will add warmth and style to any space it’s in.

Elevate the look of your dated bedroom with this black frame bed. It’s available in two finishes and sizes. Remember to measure and do a floor plan of your bedroom so you know what will fit in your room BEFORE you purchase anything!

2a. Boucle Bench

curved ivory boucle bench

There’s so much to love about this modern upholstered bench. It has a simple shape with curved round edges. The waterfall design was inspired by the chic Art Deco style and will add a touch of sophistication to your room.

Add it at the foot of your bed for a stylish place to get ready in the morning. This trendy upholstered bench will level up the look of any space it’s in.

Enter the code INSPIREDDESIGNTALK15 for 15% off your Lulu and Georgia order! Happy shopping!

2b. Rust Velvet Bench

rust upholstered modern entryway bench

I did a poll on Instagram to see if people preferred the boucle or rust velvet bench. The response was that 40% would go with this style so I’ve included both.

Either modern bench works it just depends on the look you’re after. If you like contrast, the rust style is awesome for those who prefer a neutral look with texture the boucle is perfect.

modern contemporary bedroom design with black bed, abstract art, and rust velvet bench

Love the channel quilting and waterfall silhouette of this upholstered bench. It’s inspired by ’70s lounge seating and is sure to add a cool vibe to your home.

The deep rust velvet is perfect to create a focal point at the foot of your bed. Not to mention it’s the perfect compliment to those Kelly Wearstler pillow covers!

3. Black Nightstand

best modern black nightstand

At just under $400 this TOV affordable nightstand is fabulous for anyone just starting out. It features a large drawer and open shelf for all your storage needs.

The simple modern silhouette will complement a variety of bed styles from four posters to upholstered and more! If you prefer the look of a white nightstand that color is available in this style as well.

The above video is a little taste of what it feels like to experience High Point Market from the TOV showroom. This is always one of my favorite retailers to visit during the trip.

4. Linden Table Lamp

linden lamp white with sculptural base

If you’re looking to make a statement in your bedroom design, this Kelly Wearstler lamp is for you! The fabulous Linden table lamp is a gorgeous display of form and function.

It’s crafted in white plaster with three-dimensional details that are sure to make a statement in your modern contemporary bedroom interior design.

It has an elegant linen shade to complete the look. Choose from the white base (shown) or the black porcelain when placing your order.

5. Mixed Material Dresser

modern contemporary bedroom leather and wood dresser

This is by far one of my favorite dressers! It has a minimal acacia wood frame with beautiful black faux leather fronts.

The wood and brass handles take the simple chic style to the next level. If you’re looking for a clean modern design to stand the test of time this dresser is for you!

Mixed materials are currently trending and great for adding personality to your design. Since the dresser is typically the second largest peace in any bedroom it’s a great place to make a statement.

6. Tulca Floor Mirror

tulca oil rubbed floor mirror

The Tulca floor mirror is perfect for all my influencer friends in need of a special place to take mirror selfies. This vintage mirror dupe will make a statement in any space it’s in.

It has a similar vibe to the Anthropologie best-selling Prim Rose mirror but it’s about HALF the price! Add this oversized mirror to your bedroom design for interest and to make your space appear larger.

The 36″W x 70″H mirror is available in oil-rubbed bronze, silver, or gold. Save 15% off at checkout with the discount code INSPIREDDESIGNTALK15.

7. Abstract Area Rug

modern contemporary bedroom rug with grey, ivory, and tan

If you’re looking for a neutral rug that’ll go with any design style this one is for you. The abstract pattern combines ivory, shades of grey, and gold for the perfect backdrop.

It’s made of long-lasting synthetics and is available in multiple sizes and shapes. This affordable area rug is awesome for anyone just starting out but looking for a rug to last many years to come.

8. Black And Gold Chandelier

black and gold chandelier

Think of your lighting as the jewelry of a room. It’s the finishing touch that’ll add a wow factor and make a statement.

This modern two-tier chandelier is inspired by mid-century modern design and is awesome for any modern contemporary space. The unique silhouette and mixed materials will take your design to the next level.

9. Bedroom Abstract Artwork

modern contemporary abstract art

This colorful artwork is from ZGallerie and is perfect to use as a jumping-off point. It’s also great to make a statement and create a focal point.

The giclee on canvas print features strokes applied with an artist’s brush. This colorful modern artwork is by the artist Jean Kenna.

10. Black Artwork

black geometric artwork

Add a set of this black print artwork behind the Linden white lamp on each nightstand. The contrast of black and white will create a focal point and add movement and balance.

It’s inspired by the lines and forms of modernist sculpture. The overall vibe is calm and minimal. The art screen print is framed under glass with a brass border.

The size of this print is the perfect complement to the scale of the black nightstands. This look will add height, depth, and interest to your design.

11. Kelly Wearstler Pillow Cover

kelly wearstler abstract pillows for couch

Add pattern to your bedroom design with this Kelly Wearstler printed pillow cover. The neutral colors tie the overall color scheme together while adding interest and style.

It has shades of brown, tan, and pink for an organic vibe. This modern printed pillow will add sophistication to any space it’s in.

For this design there are three 22″ pillows on the king-size bed. Remember to size up and order fills 2″ larger than the cover for a full look.

Bedding Throw Pillows Insert

In this case, you’ll want to order 24″ pillow inserts. They’re sold in a pack of two so you’ll have an extra that can be used in another room in your home. You can never have too many pillows in my opinion!

12. Cognac Throw Pillow

modern contemporary bedroom faux leather channel stitch lumbar pillow

Pillows are great for layer texture, materials, and color into your master bedroom or guest room design. To achieve the look you can’t just have one which is why this design features multiple.

The faux leather long lumbar pillow is perfect to place in the front of your choppable printed pillows. It’s also awesome to lean against while binge-watching Netflix and relaxing in bed.

At around $35 this faux leather pillow from Target is available at a great price. It’s sure to sell out fast but no worries CB2 has a similar leather lumbar pillow version for just under $130.

The main difference is the Target is faux while the CB2 style has a genuine saddle leather front and solid natural cotton/linen blend.

13. Agate Frame

agate photo frame

You can even add personality and style to your bedroom photo frames! This agate frame is full of pattern, movement, and dimension.

The handcrafted frame is made from black agate stones combined with resin for an organic vibe. Due to the natural material, each piece will vary in color and finish.

If you’re looking for a housewarming gift idea this frame is perfect to add to a bedroom, living room, home office, and more!

14. Ceramic Vase

modern contemporary bedroom white ceramic vase

This unique sculptural ceramic vase was designed by the Brooklyn-based design studio Light + Ladder. The founder Farrah Sit designs timeless minimal home objects that add originality and style.

The modern home decor would look great styled as is or with pretty flowers. Either way will upgrade the look of your bedroom, living room, home office, and more!

15. Vanilla Spice Candle

vanilla spice candle

Last up is this stylish candle that’s the perfect complement to this modern contemporary bedroom design. It’s hand-poured into the hand-blown glass container finished with a brass base.

Candles are perfect to add warmth and alluring scents to any space. Just remember to blow it out when you leave for the day or turn in for the night!

I hope this modern contemporary bedroom design inspires you to create your hibernation sanctuary today!

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Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Nicole DelaCruz

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