Our bedrooms are rarely seen by people outside the household, and as a result they often fall low on our list of priorities when it comes to redecorating. However, as our bedrooms play such an integral role in our wellbeing, ideally we should devote more time and thought to their design and functionality.
Our bedrooms are the spaces in which we relax, reflect and recuperate. They are our personal sanctuaries; the space in our home where we keep our personal possessions and share our most intimate moments. A few positive changes and some creative alterations can have a huge impact on our ability to switch off, and on the quality of our sleep, both of which are vital for our overall wellbeing.
In this blog, we’re looking at a few of the bedroom trends expected to dominate the home interiors scene this year. So, if you’re thinking about giving your sleep retreat a brand new look and feel, read on, and we hope you find a few specks of inspiration for your next bedroom makeover…
Headboards will take centre stage when it comes to bedroom design in 2022. Make your bed the focal point of your room by going big and bold with your headboard and designing the rest of the room around it. With so many different styles, shapes and colours available, a statement headboard will instantly transform your bed into a piece of art, giving your bedroom a luxury boudoir appeal. Complement with the right lighting and accessories, and your bedroom will look entirely different. For those who value functionality as much as style, headboards with hidden storage are the perfect choice!
Neutral colours and natural materials have been key factors in many of the interiors trends of recent years. The Scandi-inspired hygge trend has been particularly popular and the associated neutral colour palette is set to remain so in 2022. Create a chic, minimalist bedroom by keeping patterns to a minimum and sticking to neutral shades only. Creams and beiges are ideal for creating a calming space for slumber and you can add interest via soft furnishings and accessories. Stick to the neutral colour palette but layer up using a variety of natural materials such as linens, cottons, hessians and stripped woods. Another plus point for neutral interiors is their flexibility should you wish to introduce bolder colours or embrace new design trends in the future.
Say it with Sage
Sage green is set to be one of the biggest colours this year. This earthy, muted shade is an ideal choice for those who want to add a hint of colour to an otherwise neutral bedroom, whilst avoiding anything too vibrant. Green is the most dominant colour in nature, so unsurprisingly it has a soothing effect when used in interior design. Green also signifies new beginnings and growth, making it an apt choice the world over for 2022. Use this nature-inspired shade to create a feature wall behind your bed, or incorporate it into your scheme with cushions, throws and table lamps. Sage looks beautiful when paired with natural materials and botanicals, so a statement vase filled with dried flowers and carefully placed on a wood floor is a perfect way to accessorise.
Covid has brought with it many unexpected changes to our everyday lives, which are being reflected in the way we design our interiors. With our homes becoming our workplaces and sometimes our children’s classrooms, edits to our living spaces in order to add functionality have often been a necessity. This year, we will continue to see multipurpose rooms surge in popularity. Whether that’s incorporating a workspace into a wall of fitted wardrobes, the guest bedroom doubling up as a home office, or the simple addition of a seating area to provide space for reflection, we will continue to add purpose and flexibility to our bedrooms.
Back to Nature
Nature has been inspiring interior design for centuries but for the past year or so, nature themed décor has been a hugely popular trend. This is set to influence home décor choices well into 2022 as our appreciation for the outdoors and our need for a calming home environment continues. There are countless ways of bringing the outdoors in, so biophilic design is by far one of the easiest trends to introduce into your home. Go the full hog and opt for bold printed wallpaper of flora and fauna, or add subtle touches of nature via soft furnishings and framed prints. If time is limited and budgets are tight, easy to maintain houseplants will instantly add a touch of biophilic design to your bedroom.
At Hartleys, we can help transform a cluttered bedroom into one which is sleek, organised and thus more relaxing on the eye. We specialise in making the best use of space, so multi-purpose furniture is often an integral part of the final room design. Our selection of finishes includes light and airy woodgrains through to rich and dramatic shades.
Happily, our furniture offers both the functionality and the aesthetic to fully embrace this year’s predicted design trends, although our fitted storage solutions are designed to last, so we hope you’ll be enjoying yours for many years to come! Call us on 01756 700471 to chat with our design team, or request a design visit to your home.