Bedroom Styling Trends to Watch
But are you tired of how your home looks having spent so long inside? Maybe you’re thinking of re-vamping your home to cleanse your space and mind of the negativity we have all endured. Our bedrooms are our sanctuary, so what better space to start with than there?
Discover what bedroom trends are set to hit our homes and get some bedroom styling ideas so you can get a good night’s rest knowing you’re sleeping in style.
Natural Décor: Colours and Textures to WatchBedroom styles have changed dramatically over time, from minimalist, hotel-like bedroom trends to more organic bedroom styling, creating a much more cozy living experience. Beds and bedding play a vital role in bedroom styling, as they set the mood of a space entirely.
Colors of 2022
Pantone has released their prediction for popular colors in 2022 – the Clarify collection offers soothing, calming and fresh colors – a pure cleansing palette to create an enlightening environment. The collection calls for a “fresh start” in response to the claustrophobic living and working environments many have endured over the past year and a half. The colors of Clarify are the essence of clean, acting as a focal point for optimism and wellness.
The concept of clarifying is nothing new in the psychology of getting a good night’s sleep: blue, like Pantone’s Nantucket Breeze, is the best color for falling asleep as it is calming, peaceful and secure. Being confined to our homes for over a year has seen the rise in light living with homeowners trying to optimise the amount of light in their homes. Pastel colours, like Pantone’s Transparent Yellow and Pearl, can create a light and airy space which boosts productivity.
Texture, texture, texture
Searches for luxury bedding has increased over the past year as homeowners seek to bring the opulence they would have found at their hotel holiday break into their homes. Adding layers can help create the ultimate haven as mixing colours and textures brings warmth and interest to a room. Different textures, such as blankets, wall hangings and lighting, can give a lustrous finish to a space and allow for creativity when the seasons change.
Crisp white organic cotton bedding never goes out of style, but in the colder months adding a woollen bed blanket can create a cozy living and sleeping environment. At Woolroom, we have a range of wool bed blankets that add an extra level of comfort to sleep, whilst also complementing the aesthetic of your room.
Natural décor has seen a rise in demand as homeowners seek to bring nature inside whilst being cooped up indoors due to the pandemic. Natural materials, such as rattan, wood and wicker, incorporate classic organic structures without compromising on style. Partnered with colors like sage green or brown, these textures can improve mental wellness and provides us with a sense of freedom as we have feelings of being one with nature.
How to Style Your Bedroom – Must-Have ItemsBased on the bedroom trends of 2022, we’ve compiled a guide on how to style your bedroom for an updated cozy living and hybrid space.
Fresh, Natural Décor
Since we are spending more time indoors, it is important to continue to reap the benefits of natural light. Keeping an awareness of the natural rhythm of light ensures that you can monitor the effect on your sleep and health. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, keep your bedroom light and airy, using pale, natural colours to decorate your walls. Using thick, ornate curtains and black outs are the perfect way to limit light getting in at night. Avoid colors like purple or red as these are mentally stimulating hues and cause your brain to become more energetic and focus on boosting creativity, rather than winding down.
Natural décor will help relax you as your brain associates these textures with nature. Update your bedside cabinet with a wooden or wicker one to bring in those warm earthy tones. Add a houseplant or two on top to frame your surroundings. Studies have shown that houseplants have health benefits too, including improving your mood, lowering stress and anxiety and improving focus.
The sight of your bedroom should fill you with feelings of relaxation and tranquillity. We associate cozy, fluffy fabrics with comfort and belonging; to update your bedroom, try adding new layers and textures.
Fairly inexpensive, a rug can bring a new dynamic to your room and create a cozy living space. Rugs have been a staple of bedroom décor styles across the years, complimenting the aesthetic of a room and adding tactility to the floor. Layering rugs is a great way to hide a boring carpet, and to enhance the fresh, natural décor, incorporate one that has fringes or tassels to keep with the laid back, organic look.
Natural fibers partner well with any natural décor with fabrics such as linen, wool, leather or cotton adding a subtle richness to a space. To update your room, try adding organic cotton bedding to your bed.
Cotton is pure and breathable, allowing your body to change temperature with ease whilst you’re asleep; it’s also soft, excellent for sensitive skin. It’s also low maintenance and easy to clean, plus it lasts much longer than cheaper, man-made alternatives.
To add depth and color to your bed, layer blankets and pillows. You can play around with patterns and textures to create the perfect escape from everyday life. Wool blankets can offer a great alternative to a comforter or to layer with your existing bedding. They are naturally hypoallergenic and deliver excellent temperate control for a good night’s sleep.
Vintage or Retro Furniture
Repurposing and upcycling old furniture have been part of bedroom trends for the past couple of years. This is an inexpensive way to update your bedroom style and flex your creativity muscles. The majority of vintage or retro furniture can be found at local thrift stores or flea markets, or online from sites such as eBay or Craigslist. All that is needed to transform an outdated piece into something more modern is some sanding, a lick of paint and a splash of creativity – the perfect accompaniment if you’re wanting to create a functional and cozy living space.
Vintage or retro furniture is more likely to be made with higher quality materials and designed to last, compared to more modern, cheaper items of furniture. If you are wanting to incorporate natural décor into your bedroom, then we recommend looking for wooden, wicker, leather, stone, brick or bamboo items of furniture. These make a room look rustic and organic and helps the environment too as it decreases waste!
Multi-purpose Bedrooms: Hybrid SpaceThanks to the working from home revolution, homes are now more valued than they once were a couple of years ago. They are no longer just places to sleep and eat, they are where your children learn how to read, where your 9am meetings take place, and where your gym is.
Circumstances have forced many of us to convert our peaceful bedroom into a makeshift office to continue working. These hybrid spaces have been used to work, sleep, study and exercise. However, to keep these hybrid spaces clear of clutter and chaos, thoughtful planning and organisation needs to be implemented. Dividing the space between work, rest and play, even in one room, can help the brain shift from one mode to another and help you to get a good night’s sleep.
Multi-purpose, hybrid spaces are now key to functional bedroom styling. If you are struggling to separate your work from resting, try purchasing a screen or a curtain that will hide your office desk if it’s in your bedroom. Foldable furniture is also another way to help clear away the work from home nine to five.
Storage is an essential part of bedroom styling. To keep your hybrid space functional, invest in well-considered, smart storage spaces that will clear the chaos and maintain a tranquil and restful bedroom. Neutral colours and natural décor will help to keep the peaceful atmosphere in the room and tidiness will help the brain to focus in the day and then relax at bedtime.
So, there you have it, bedroom styling ideas for 2022 and beyond!
by Sue Coxon
09 Nov 2021