In a recent survey conducted by tradesperson recommendation website Rated People, 55 per cent of the UK workforce had to work from home during the pandemic, and 15 per cent admitted that their bedrooms become their makeshift office space, ultimately bringing the stresses of everyday life into a room that should be a sanctuary.
While the rest of the home is designed to accommodate families, visitors, and for socialising, bedrooms are designed around individual tastes, to create a place to escape and rest, not for work, study, exercise, and Zoom meetings.
However, you can reclaim your sanctuary, whether you have a large or small bedroom, but following some of the leading bedroom design trends for 2021.
People must be able to reflect their tastes and character in their interior design and particularly so in the bedroom. It should be the one room where people can truly express themselves alongside their passions through visual aspects.
This ability to use decor to covey personality helps to create a cosy sanctuary where we can escape from the sometimes harsh reality of everyday life and be at one with ourselves once more.
Even though many people will be continuing to work from home throughout the remainder of 2021, and beyond, as the restrictions ease and the world behind to reopen, there is an opportunity to refresh the four walls we have become intimately familiar with, and reclaim the bedroom as the place we can escape to unwind and relax.
Here are the top five interior trends for the bedroom in 2021, with tips on how to incorporate them into your own home.
1. Natural designs
As homeowners sought ways to reconnect with the great outdoors during the pandemic, online searches for rattan, wooden, and wicker furniture increased, as people wanted to introduce natural materials into the home.
By incorporating natural elements and materials into our bedrooms, a sense of freedom can be provided, and a feeling of being closer to nature. Consider colour palettes such as sage greens and opulent olives paired with white walls and wicker furnishings and accessories to create a calming and relaxing environment.
If you’re considering a full bedroom renovation, as opposed to simply refreshing the room, then consider new wooden floors. New wooden flooring has been estimated to add up to £7,000 to the value of a home, and it can emphasise the contemporary aesthetic of a bedroom.
2. Minimalistic settings
The lessons learned by watching Marie Kondo are still relevant, helping us declutter and refocus our living environments to help reduce stress levels, which after the past year and the chaos and uncertainty of the pandemic is likely needed
There is a growing trend of 'less is more’ this year, which can help create a calmer, neutral environment. For decor and furnishings, consider straight lines, soft colours, and Scandinavian minimalist line art, paired with natural light to create a light, airy, simple and refreshing feel.
3. Light living
Getting an abundance of natural light into the bedroom can help uplift your surroundings, and create a breathable, spacious environment. This light and airy feel will help boost productivity levels as well as contribute to our general wellbeing.
It is important to choose the right window dressing to help maximise the natural light that falls through the window into your bedroom. Sheer or semi-sheer fabrics can help diffuse and filter light throughout the room, taking the edge off direct sunlight.
Voile curtains will help create a light and breezy feel with the added benefit of providing privacy during the day.
Wooden shutters are a functional solution to controlling natural light providing total freedom over the amount of light you wish to let in.
4. Bed frames that adapt with you
Your bed frame and headboard are typically the focal points of the bedroom, and you must choose one that matches and compliments your decor, and any planned changes in the future.
There are a wide variety of bed frames available that will allow you to add other components of your personality into the bedroom space, such as module frames, under bed storage, and canopy frames, from which you can drape white sheer curtains or lights.
5. Charismatic colour
Neutral tones are still popular with homeowners in 2021, but there is an increase in the use of striking shades such as navy, that are making an impact on bedrooms. It is an ideal room to experiment with feature walls, pairing calming shades to promote restful sleep with a bold area of interest.
Statement walls with a pop of colour can help divide the space while providing a sophisticated appeal to any bedroom.
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