Contemporary interiors have changed their look to meet the new demands of consumers as well as keeping abreast of the current interior design trends. In bedrooms the emphasis remains one having stunning furniture and furnishings which are practical and break the bounds of the norm. We now see the straight lines, synonymous in contemporary design, being replaced with elegant curves.
Circular beds remain large in contemporary bedrooms. Those with built-in or adjacent headboards which house plasma televisions and even games consoles are perfect inclusions in high-tech bedroom designs. And yet these minimalistic bedrooms also have sex appeal and romantic touches included.
One thing you’ll notice in any contemporary interior is the use of fresh flowers and plants – I’m afraid synthetic, plastic or silk, just won’t do and are most defiantly not on-trend! These ‘inferior’ substitutes are viewed as kitsch and tacky – with the mantra ‘if you can’t afford the real thing then don’t include them’!
The same can also be said for fabrics and materials used and although resin bed-frames are acceptable cheap lino flooring isn’t. It’s a matter of taste and to have chic styling you have to have a certain amount of savoir faire rather than dropping a faux pas!
Having said these things we should also remember than in these difficult economic times value for money also has to take precedent when choosing furniture and soft furnishings. At the end of the day why pay more than you have to if the quality and longevity of an item is the same? There’s a vast different between letting standards slips and good value for money. For example, cheap curtains can look and be just as effective as their more expensive counterparts. Furthermore, cheap curtains also gives you the opportunity to change them more frequently if you want to rather than saying ‘the curtains cost x amount and therefore they’ll have to stay’ even when they don’t suit a new colour scheme.
The same principle can be used on any soft furnishings – duvet sets, bedspreads uk and large rugs can all be found at affordable prices and still provide you with quality, durability and longevity. The trick is sorting the wheat from the chaff to ensure that cheap doesn’t mean low quality, shoddy goods that fall apart the first time they’re laundered or cleaned. Savvy shopping is the name of the game!