Ideally, your bedroom would be a perfectly calm space for you to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. The reality is that for many of us, our bedrooms become a dropzone for anything that needs to be hidden out of sight when guests unexpectedly stop by. As the door is closed most of the time and we are the only ones who go into our bedrooms, the room that should reflect us the most often has the least identity in the home. Make 2019 the year you finally have a bedroom that is designed just for you. Take a look at our favourite trends that make the bedroom all about you.
1. Express Yourself with Colour
Bedrooms are typically done in light muted colours to help encourage a relaxing night’s sleep. While grey and off-white are fine for some people, this year we’re seeing lots of colour being used in bedrooms. While we enter our bedrooms for sleep, we want to wake up and feel energized. This is where having bright pops of colours such as yellow or coral comes into play. Have fun with colour and pattern, or if that’s too much for you, pick one colour and paint an accent wall or spruce up an old chest of drawers. Connect with a painter to add some colour to your bedroom.
2. Mix Matched Finds
Long gone are the days of the big box store bedroom set. These days trendy homeowners are looking to mix and match their pieces to make their bedrooms look like it has come together organically over the years as opposed to being bought in a single afternoon. Try mixing up your pieces and moving furniture from other rooms into your bedroom. Break up your bedroom set by pulling in a side table from another room, or use a chair or a basket as a nightstand. Mix it up to make it your own and make it feel more like you. If you need a little professional help making your bedroom feel more like you, you can always consult an interior decorator.
3. Calm and Collected
While some people are all about energizing pops of colour, others are focused on creating a serene space. Free of technology and stress, as more people focus on wellness our bedrooms will become more like spas. If you’re someone who has a hard time turning off at the end of a long day, it’s important to make your bedroom a calming space. To help you turn off, try eliminating electronics in the bedroom. You can do simple things like store your phone out of sight, or try adding sliding doors to conceal your TV. While you may not be able to completely remove them from your bedroom, you can at least keep them out of sight and out of mind.
4. Make a Statement
Trends often contradict themselves, so while some of us are trying to create a calm space, others are trying to amp up the volume in their bedrooms. Dramatic and statement making fabrics and furniture are big for 2019. Think canopy beds resting against bold patterned wallpapers. Another statement making trend we’re seeing is fabric being used as wall coverings. If you’re ready to add a little bit of drama to your bedroom, consider repainting or adding bold wallpaper. A simple task that can make a huge impact and help you make a statement.
5. Free the Closet
Open shelving has become a trend in the kitchen, and now open closets are in for bedrooms. Many designers are telling clients to ditch their dressers all together in favour of a highly organized open closet instead. This is the most dividing trend we’ll see this year. While some of us love the idea of using our closets to proudly display some of our finer pieces, others can’t help but think about all the mess and clutter of an exposed closet. If you’re of the latter mindset, you might want to skip this trend. If you’re somewhere in between or are ready to ditch your dresser, you’ll want to speak to a professional closet organizer who can create the perfect display for you.
Trends come and go, but your personal style is ever-changing. Whether one, three or none of these trends speak to you, only incorporate the items that work for you. Your bedroom should be a relaxing place for you and you alone, so don’t worry about decorating it in a way that will please your house guests. Take some inspiration from these trends and connect with the pros needed to make your dream bedroom a reality.