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

  5. These are looking awesome. You can also add few home decorative accessories to your room. You can choose to have knee pillow, drawing table, footrest, donut cushion, and many others. These can help you to have your own comfort.