Adding some curvaceous shapes goes a long way toward bringing a sense of welcoming softness, which in turn creates a peaceful air.
Don’t be afraid to also mix in more straight and rectangular shapes to create a subtle interplay of form. It will give the space interest without making it appear busy.
Whether in traditional or modern spaces, the classic four-poster or canopy bed is turning up everywhere these days, along with large upholstered headboards and other big design choices to make the bed itself feel like the focal point.
The look carries a sense of traditional richness but in a simpler and more modern form, making it work well for traditional, modern and especially transitional spaces with an eclectic sensibility.
Caution: If placing framed works on a wall beside the bed, be sure to attach them securely — and consider a different location if you live in earthquake country.
Modern fans: Look to heritage hues with hints of gray to bring a mature air and a traditional twist that pairs beautifully even with more contemporary furnishings.
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