No matter how old we are, what we do, or what our tastes are, at the end of the day, everybody wants to go home and rest in their bed. A bedroom is one of the most important rooms in one’s living space. And if you’re moving into a new home, or just want to change up the way things look in your house, here are some of the hottest trends this year:
Minimalism hasn’t slowly crawled in during the last year, it came like a hurricane, getting thousands of people to declutter their homes and try living with less. At this rate, it seems that we will be staying with this trend for years to come. Minimalism is as simple as asking yourself “Do I really need this?” and giving an honest answer. Getting rid of unnecessary clutter and décor means that you add a modern look, have more storage space and creates a great blank slate for accent details and colors. Try picking one main tone to style your room in, and then adding an accent color with a painting, vase, pillowcases, or anything else you would like to have in your room. You can also mix up some styles and, for example, have a very minimalist room with shabby chic décor for a vintage feel without all the fuss.
Color coordination is the best way to tie the look of your room into a harmonic scene. Try and stick with neutral colors, and choose one or two accent colors. And it doesn’t have to be the standard neutral walls with color in the bed sheets or the furniture. New trends suggest choosing a vivid color for your wall, and then keeping the color of the furniture to neutral shades, or using wooden furniture.
Now let’s be frank, the atmosphere of the room is probably the most important part. That one is completely up to the individual’s wishes, since everyone has always had a different opinion on what a bedroom should be. But it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves how different feelings can be created. If you want a warm, fluffy feeling, then that’s exactly what you should add: warm tones, big fluffy pillows and blankets, lots of warm light and a nice thick rug. On the other hand, if that’s not your aesthetic, you can try and create a minimalistic look, by creating crisp, clean edges, keeping the décor to a minimum and having less unnecessary furniture.
Expand the Space
The biggest problem we are faced with is always lack of space. More and more people are living in small houses and apartments, and while sometimes it’s a good investment to hire extension builders to create more space in your home, sometimes you have to work with what you have, and that often means the bedroom transforms into an office, a living room or a playroom during the day. If this is the case, then try and choose furniture that is easy to store away, or that has multiple functions: a bed that folds into a couch, a coffee table that holds kids’ toys inside, nightstands on wheels, foldable chairs and other similar things that make sure you don’t have to spend a couple hours every day transforming your room.
So, whether you’re an early bird that likes to be comfy and get that much-needed sleep, or a night owl that likes to read in their bed deep into the night, a bedroom is a place to rest and relax, as well as prepare for the day ahead, so make sure that your bedroom offers you everything you need to unwind and have fun.