If you are planning on remodeling your bedroom this year, it is a good opportunity to check out what’s been brewing in the interior design arena and enrich your bedroom with the currently most sought-after style. While you are not going to allow yourself to be guided by the shifting currents of interior design and renovate your bedroom each year, it is still a good idea to give it a fresh modern touch from time to time. Also, you can inject it with some new bedroom design trends that won’t go out of style in a year or two. Here are some of the most interesting novelties to consider in 2018.
Your bed in a box
A bed is the centerpiece of the room and, as such, it deserves to be in the spotlight. Centuries ago, we had the canopy and ornamented wood poles, but today our beds stand bare in the middle of the room as if they are not very important. This year, the bed is coming back in the limelight with a four-poster structure. While it doesn’t have all the lush elegance of the canopy, this approach reflects a clean and simple look, which blends very well with the popular Scandinavian style and minimalist design.
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Drawing the attention away from the headboard
In the last couple of years, we could see a real obsession with headboards. Every décor tip regarding bedrooms included an accent headboard. In 2018, however, this will not be the case. The headboards are becoming simpler, lower or even non-existent. This way, all the attention is directed to the bed itself, including its design and bedding.
Unique bedside tables
The functional and simple nightstands you can buy at Ikea or any other furniture store are so last year. This year is all about unique, recycled and repurposed items, which originally had a different purpose. For example, you can use a quirky folding chair, small stools or concrete blocks.
Accessorizing with what you love
Minimalist bedrooms are all the rage for quite some time now, but if you have enough space, you can decorate the room as you see fit and accessorize it without cluttering it. Units like custom made bookshelves can be used not only to display your favorite reading material, but also to make the room look more personal with photographs and travel souvenirs.
Velvet has been a very popular material in 2017, especially when it comes to living rooms. This year, velvet has found its way into our bedrooms, and we are loving it! Relaxing armchairs near the window, upholstered bedside benches, cushions… There are plenty of ways to include this touch of luxury and warmth into your bedroom.
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Metal structures are one of the most talked-about new trends, and they will be included in every room of the house. In the bedroom, they come in the form of lighting fixtures, bedside tables, plant stands and other accessories. They bring industrial chic and fashionable sense to the otherwise simplistic design characteristic for the bedroom.
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Similar to metal structures, metallic lamps are here to freshen up the bland décor and draw attention to themselves. Metallic lamps go beyond the industrial look, and more towards glamour. This is reflected in the very choice of the metal, where the most popular ones are copper, rose gold and brass. Such lamps are essential elements in Scandinavian-style homes, and they do make quite a pair.
Soothing colors with character
We all know the rules, bedrooms are no place for saturated hues, but which colors are both appropriate for the bedroom and trendy this year? Grey is always an excellent choice because it is unobtrusive and it goes well with the Nordic design. A wide range of blue hues, especially milder tones, can transform your bedroom into an oasis of serenity. If you want to try out something different and modern, you can go with Pantone’s color of the year – Ultra Violet. This shade is complex, visionary and associated with mindfulness and peace – just what you need for your bedroom, right?
The beauty of imperfection
Finally, if you are sick of the need to make your bed in the morning in the military clean and perfect fashion, you should probably embrace Wabi Sabi or the Japanese concept that celebrates authenticity, imperfection, and casualness. This means that beds can be messy and bedding wrinkled. Nature is flawed, and so are humans. Enhance this by going for pre-wrinkled fabrics, unfinished wood, uneven surfaces and asymmetric objects.
The bedrooms of 2018 are not just a fad. They bring a lot of fresh new things that are at the same time beautiful and functional. This can only mean that remodeling with these trends in mind is remodeling for both the present and the future.