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Small Bedroom Styles Beyond Modern and Minimal: Colorful Charisma

There are a few design and decorating conventions that we generally tend to follow pretty seriously because they have been drilled into us consistently by everyone around. In small spaces, the idea has always been to use a neutral backdrop and to keep colors down to a minimum as much as possible. And there is good reason to stick to this norm every single time. But reducing visual clutter does not always mean keeping color completely out of the room. More importantly, you need to stick to just styles like contemporary, modern and minimal all the time. In fact, we suggest you break away from the mundane this year and give that small bedroom a big personality!

Tiny eclectic bedroom of Chicago home in yellow and green with pops of red [From: Brett Bulthuis Photography]

That is right; we are going beyond styles that use just neutral backdrops and sporadic (if any) pops of color. If you find modern and minimal bedrooms boring, then you will love the stunningly vivacious collection of 20 bedrooms on display today that usher in colorful charm. With a trio of styles that embrace color, texture and contrast, there is no shortage of captivating ideas to choose from. The trick though, is to make it all work in the limited space available. Pulling of this tightrope act in an eye-catching manner are these small bedrooms –

Shabby Chic at its Relaxing Best

If there is one style that has been steadily moving up the trends chart for a while now, then it is undoubtedly shabby chic. It is a style that allows you to combine a neutral backdrop with brilliant splashes of color; but in a way that feels far more personal and inviting than in case of the modern bedroom. You can also combine a variety of different textiles in here and indoor plants are always welcome! This makes the style a favorite among those who wish to move away from mainstream small bedroom decorating ideas. Vintage and reclaimed décor pieces also find space in these charming bedrooms that are truly tranquil.

Who says color does not sit well in the small shabby chic bedroom with a white backdrop!
Bedding, decor and accessories add color to this small and welcoming shabby chic bedroom
Brick wall adds contrast and uniqueness to this modern shabby chic bedroom [From: Mike Healey Photography]
Mirrored wardrobe doors give the bedroom a more spacious and light-filled look
Small shabby chic bedroom with a touch of cottage style thrown into the mix [From: Johnson Consulting]
Vintage decor and local flea market finds can be easily made a part of the small shabby chic bedroom
Vintage and upcycled window shutters become the headboard in this small bedroom

Making a Modern Eclectic Statement

Normally, eclectic is a style that is hard to pull off in small spaces because you are trying to combine several different décor items with varied styles and hues. The key here is to first find a common style before you get started and to make sure that you do not fill the small bedroom with a whole lot. An intelligent compromise here is the modern-eclectic style where you have a refined backdrop and diverse décor pieces sitting next to one another. Be it bright red, hot pink or gorgeous green, you can use a wide range of colors in the small eclectic bedroom – as long as all of them are not present in the room at the same time!

Modern and eclectic touches combined in the white bedroom with deep blue accent wall [From: zhenya zhdanova]
Skyline of Seattle becomes an integral part of this small bedroom narrative with eclectic style [From: Miller Interior Design]
Visually stunning small bedroom combines Mediterranean magic with eclectic charm
Black wall, colorful decor and innovative design transform this tiny bedroom of New York home [From: apartmentjeanie]
Custom interior of small eclectic bedroom with lovely brick wall backdrop [From: De Urbanic]
Embrace the color of the year in all its glory this Spring inside the beautiful eclectic bedroom

Picture-Perfect Mediterranean Escape

It is hard to find bedrooms that match those with Mediterranean style when it comes to romantic charm and a dreamy appeal that is unique and timeless. With textured walls, warm colors and plenty of pattern, this is a style that can be both loud and understated at the same time. Colors like mellow yellow, light green and lovely blue on the bedroom walls are a common feature in these bedrooms. Then you have gorgeous arches and wooden décor that accentuate the classic visual appeal. Of course, those who want a more modern-coastal flavor of the design can turn to a white and blue color palette. But we do suggest a more vibrant choice for 2020.

Deep blue is a color that is popular across styles this year [From: Lourdes Gabriela Interiors]
Finding the balance between color and class in the modern Mediterranean style bedroom [From: Inuk Home]
Moroccan influences sweep you off your feet in this small Mediterranean bedroom
Stone walls give this small bedroom a unique appeal
Amazing way to decorate the bedroom with colorful wall art pieces [From: Antonio principato]
Charming modern Mediterranean bedroom in light blue and white [From: Petite Harmonie]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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