How to Curate the PERFECT Modern-Meets-Traditional Bedroom

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The bedroom is one space in which we like to be extra careful when it comes to trying new and flashy trends. The ideal bedroom is a space that feels relaxing but still has character, and our favorite aesthetic approach is to combine modern and traditional elements.

So, what in this space feels traditional? A rug with an antique-inspired motif, an upholstered bed in a neutral color, and a side lamp that has a slight industrial edge. As for the modern elements, try abstract art above the bed, pillows in interesting patterns, and an accent chair that has just a dash of midcentury inspiration.

Here's everything you need to recreate this mod-meets-trad look:

Walmart Sandhya Bohemian Medallion Area Rug, $59.99-$599.99

Zinus Athena 45" Upholstered Button Tufted Wingback Platform Bed, Queen, $299

Baxton Studio Warwick 2 Drawer Nightstand, $64.72

Edison 19.25" Metal LED Task Lamp, Black/Brass Gold by JONATHAN Y, $46.85

Leaving at Midnight Blue Abstract Modern Art Stretched Canvas Print Wall Art By Sydney Edmiunds, $80.99

Bare Home Premium Diamond Stitched 3 Piece Coverlet Set, Full/Queen, $44.99

US Army Blanket, $41.99

Better Homes & Gardens Down Alternative Filled Centerpoint Herringbone Decorative Throw Pillow, $15

MoDRN Mid-Century Layne Office Chair, $113.22

Safavieh Sheep Skin Tiana Sheep Skin Area Rug, $47.19-$261.49


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