While many styles of furnishing come and go, modern bedroom sets have been a classic part of American homes for almost a century.
Since the likes of modernist designers such as Mies Van der Rohe and Le Corbusier created their first signature pieces at the dawn of the Modernist movement, the clean lines of modern bedroom sets have been much appreciated by interior designers and forward-thinking homeowners alike.
Don’t think that modern bedroom sets will create a barren, heartless sleep space. The truth is far from it. The great designs of modern bedroom sets may be clean and free of unnecessary embellishments, but its sleekness is part of its charm. It creates a bedroom retreat that is free of clutter, highly focused and extremely comfortable.
What, you say? How can modern bedroom sets be comfortable, especially when compared to the overstuffed, overwrought pieces that are advertised in every furniture circular these days? The answer is simple.
As noted earlier, form follows function. For modern bedroom sets, the primary function is to promote a good night’s sleep and to offer a retreat that is calming, peaceful and welcoming to the resident. Modern bedroom sets achieve this through minimalist design that puts human comfort above ornamentation. As such, these pieces are amazingly well designed and built with you in mind.
They are also built to last. Thanks in part to their superior design, excellent craftsmanship and innovative use of materials, modern bedroom sets continue to look fashionable for decades.
What’s even better, it’s so easy to mix the old with the new. For instance, some of the most recognizable pieces in modern bedroom sets, such as the Barcelona Daybed or the Villagio Bed, owe their design DNA to the masters of the late 1920s. More than 70 years have passed since these modern bedroom sets were first designed; yet they still look as fresh today as they did back them.
Perhaps more important, you can mix and match modern furniture sets with ease. A bed designed in the 1940s can fit perfectly with a set of nightstands conceived in the 1990s. Like works of fine art, these pieces found in modern bedroom sets have unique stories to tell. It’s up to your own tastes of how cohesive or eclectic you want your bedroom to be.
If some of the materials used in modern bedroom sets look familiar to you, they are only because of the groundbreaking work of the modernists who thrived on using unusual materials in new ways.
This included laminates, radically bent plywood, molded plastic, fiberglass and exotic woods. When mixed with colored fabrics and leathers it results in modern bedroom sets that look like they have come straight from the Museum of Modern Art.
When designing your bedroom, it’s a good idea to start with the bed first. Once you’ve selected your bed, you can move onto the other pieces that define modern bedroom sets, including nightstands, dressers, armoires and entertainment centers. And don’t forget to add complementary art and lighting to your modern bedroom retreat.