Thursday, October 2, 2014

Twenty-Something's Bedroom Ideas

Hi Everyone,

I have a super fun post today!  I am using  Modani Modern Furniture to design a room for a fictional college graduate using their products, along with other products I like at retail. What I like about this furniture and home decor retailer is that you can buy online and they also have several brick and mortar modern furniture stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. I was excited to learn they have a showroom in Chicago - a short day trip from my home!

This was a fun proposition for me as my daughter graduated from college just this past May.  I took my design cues from her tastes and style, and had a blast coming up with a dream bedroom for her.  I would LOVE to put it into "real life" here at home.  It is not my style, but it is very young and hip!  I know I would have flipped for a room like this in my first apartment - instead of the cast offs and the make do's that every one seemed to have had back then.  I am also so impressed with how easy it is to design a room these days compared to "the back then" of it all.  Big box stores, thrift stores, and smart shopping has really transformed decorating.

The color scheme I chose was turquoise, black, with a pop of coral to keep it from getting too flat.  I am madly in love with the upholstered bed by Modani Modern Furniturewith the leatherette backing - very clean and sophisticated.  I would love to use repurposed pallet wood for the wall behind the bed to bring a bit of vintage texture to the room to keep things interesting. A patterned broadloom carpet adds warmth underfoot and grounds the furniture.

I chose shiny silver end tables to flank each side of the bed, along with two chandliers in lieu of lamps.  I think this would give the bed wall a very streamlined look, keeping the tables clear for a book, laptop, glass of water, etc. Three shimmery storage cubes would line the end of the bed for seating and much needed storage.  A young professional has tons of shoes, bags, and accessories to store!

Modani Modern Furniture has a gorgeous side table that would make a terrific vanity, paired with an oval mirror, a pair of sleek lamps, and a French style chair upholstered in silver.  A large leaning mirror would come in handy for checking out the many outfits that get tried on in a day! Throw in a cozy, yet modern upholstered and tufted chair and black pouf for lounging, and the bones of the room are complete! 

The turqoise bedding is from Pottery Barn and I just love the ruching.  As for accessories, I chose Modani's black "Love"  and silver throw pillows. Other pillows came from and Pottery Barn.  Pottery Barn also offers the wall art.  

Lastly, since I had my daughter in mind, I know this room would not be complete without some sort of wall decal or framed art showcasing her sorority letters - ZTA!  A custom, oversized wall decal with the letters and emblem would be amazing somewhere in the room.

And that is my rendition of a "just graduated from college, first apartment" bedroom featuring Modani Modern Furniture.  It was great fun!  Please check out their website to see what all they offer  - from dining to outdoor to kids rooms, they have a wide selection.

*all furniture, mirrors, and lighting are available from Modani

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. That looks like it was fun! You did a great job with your "picks". Wouldn't you love to see it all pulled together in a real place? xo Diana

  2. Looks good and I bet it would look terrific when all put together. Great job.

  3. I could see that being a very pretty room when it's all put together for a young modern lady.

  4. Great job, Jane. It all looks so right for an up and coming modern adult. Any girl would love it..Happy Weekend..Judy