As fun as it is to look ahead at upcoming design trends and get inspiration for what changes to incorporate into your home, sometimes you have to look back first. The past few years have brought forth exciting design trends, but you have to let go of your comfort zone and some out-of-date design schemes. The bedroom is often the last place to be revamped, as it’s not as visible to guests. Here are some bedroom design trends that are on their way out, and what you should replace them with.
Beds were once a place with frilly accent blankets and twenty different pillows that would have to be removed at night and rearranged in the morning. The global shift toward minimalism has pared the process down to a few pillows and accents, but there’s still a long way to go.
Boring beds are on their way out. Say goodbye to the matching pillow sets and the cute “good morning beautiful” and “hello handsome” matching pillowcases. Invest in a Reverie bed that will provide high-quality sleep that fits with the fast-paced times of modern society. Keep bed decor simple and functional, throwing in some whimsy and personality. This is your space, after all.
Boring headboards are also falling by the wayside. While pallet furniture was fun while it lasted, it’s time to create something less frugal and more luxurious. Lush headboards that double as a piece of art and invite you to lean against them while reading your favorite book are easy to create without breaking the bank, despite what the DIY pallet enthusiasts might have you believe.
Blue has long been renowned for having a calming, meditative presence that will translate into restfulness in the bedroom. However, more designers are moving toward warm hues in the bedroom and leaving the somber blues behind.
In addition to blues, cool neutrals need to be revitalized and brought to life. There are warm grays that can create calm without looking like the walls of a cavern and purples that aren’t reminiscent of a Victorian toddler’s nursery. Look for warm shades of your favorite colors that tend to run cool.
Shades of terracotta and warm pink-based neutrals are breathing joy back into bedroom decor schemes, focusing on creating a happy calming effect rather than the coldness of blue hues. Rich forest greens are ideal for those who are ready to stop feeling blue but still prefer darker colors. Don’t feel limited in your options; if you want bright, apple green walls then go for it.
No More Boho
There’s something admittedly magical about string lights, hanging curtains, and inspiring mantras and collective chaos on the walls. However, the boho chic look is being phased out for a more minimalist approach that reduces clutter and creates a space that instills calm. Some believe that reducing clutter– even if that clutter is decor– can help improve sleep quality and reduce stress.
Take a low-maintenance approach to your bedroom decor. If you have multiple things on the wall over the bed, look at how dusty they are and determine if it’s realistic for you to be able to keep them tidy. Re-evaluate where your artistic quotes should be kept to give you the motivation you need to start your day on the right foot.
Luxury bedrooms are making a strong comeback and creating an inspiring dynamic when blended with minimalism. Geometric shapes, gold accents, and industrial-inspired furniture pieces inspire elegance without going over the top.
Ironically, many of the upcoming interior design trends are eliminating those that reigned supreme in the early part of the millennium and taking inspiration from the 60s and 70s. There’s even been a resurgence in 1920’s inspired art deco as we approach the 20s of this century. Focus on decluttering and creating a warm, sophisticated environment in which to relax and rejuvenate.