Piling on layers of various patterns and textures in a mix of different brown and cream colors is the trick that makes this homey bedroom by Locati Architects one of our favorite examples ever. The reclaimed wood wall anchors the space while print fabrics in contrasting patterns covering the walls, window, headboard, and pillows add both visual interest and depth. 
Although the words "contemporary" and "modern" are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Modern refers to a specific decorating style that first arose in the 1920s and became extremely popular as it modified into mid-century modern during the 1950s and 1960s. Contemporary refers to the popular decorating styles at any given time. As mid-century modern is currently very contemporary, the words have become synonymous.
Now that you have the basis for your bedroom decor formed around your furniture, next is one of the most important steps. Update the Bed! Buy a new comforter, duvet, or bedspread. Better yet: Buy an entire new set complete with high thread count sheets and pillow shams. After all, you sleep here! Isn’t is worth the investment?  If you’re not able to buy an entire set, then start with one or two items. And don’t forget a soft and fluffy throw and pretty pillows! Oh, and a stunning headboard. Not in the budget? No problem, once again, DIY to the rescue! You can decorate your bedroom on the cheap, without it looking cheap!

Designer Lee F. Mindel isn't afraid of color, and this modern Miami Beach getaway is proof. In the guest bedroom, which Mindel brought to life with Benjamin Moore’s Cool Aqua, the headboard in a Link Textiles fabric matches the wall panels. The bed is dressed in custom linens by E. Braun & Co. The Oluce lamps are from MSK Illuminations, and the nightstands are from Design Within Reach.

How to figure out this number: It should be enough pillows so that your bed looks sumptuous and inviting when properly made, yet not so many that getting in bed requires 10 minutes of excavating. The sweet spot is usually between two to six, depending on the size of your bed. The bedroom of this Connecticut country home makes a solid argument for four being the perfect number!


Piling on layers of various patterns and textures in a mix of different brown and cream colors is the trick that makes this homey bedroom by Locati Architects one of our favorite examples ever. The reclaimed wood wall anchors the space while print fabrics in contrasting patterns covering the walls, window, headboard, and pillows add both visual interest and depth.  
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