Modern Trends in Bedroom Design
The bedroom should reflect the owner’s personality as well as providing a comfortable space for relaxing and sleeping. This article will explore recent trends in bedroom design.
Neutral colours (beiges, creams, whites and pastel shades) have been very popular in terms of home decor during the last couple of decades. These shades work very well in the bedroom; they produce a calm and relaxing ambiance – perfect for creating a place where you can get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. In particular, grey has been very popular in the last couple of years. In fact, some would say it has become the new magnolia. Deeper shades of grey produce a more modern look, whereas paler shades work better in more traditional rooms.
Neutral does not necessarily have to mean boring – accent colours can be introduced through the use of accessories (vases, wall hangings and ornaments etc) and soft furnishings.
The Use of Wood and Natural Materials
The rustic look has become popular in bedrooms. Wood can be used to great effect -for instance, it can be used to produce a modern, feature wall. This contemporary look is not to everyone’s taste, but it can look extremely stylish.
Use of Exposed Brickwork
Exposed brickwork has a unique charm that can add interest and character to a room. As with wood, it works well when used in a statement wall (using exposed brick for every wall may be a little bit on the overpowering side!). However, homeowners should be aware that using exposed brick can pose problems on some occasions. For example, hanging pictures and other items can sometimes be problematic. Furthermore, there may also be difficulties when concealing the wiring.
Use of Statement Accessories
Recent trends in bedroom design have seen the use of statement accessories. For example, large, chandelier style lights have become particularly popular over recent years. Bedside lamps are also now available in a wide variety of different sizes and styles. Large rugs can also look great in the bedroom creating both a cosy and modern feel.
In the past, bed styles were pretty boring and standard. Nowadays, however, there are many different styles to choose from. Sleigh beds have been particularly popular in recent years and add that certain wow factor to the room. Modern leather bed frames also look great in a contemporary bedroom. Some beds even come with a television incorporated in the frame!
The Vintagel Look
The vintage look is loved by many and has become more popular over the last few years. White traditional style furniture works particularly well in this style of bedroom. This look can be complimented with accessories such as floral bed linen and soft furnishings.