For most people, the bedroom represents a peaceful oasis they can retreat to at the end of each day. But the modern bedroom is more than just a place to lie down and catch some sleep. It has now become a multi-purpose space used to screen movies, play board games, work, and even work out. If you feel your bedroom is a bit dated, here are seven bedroom trends to help you modernize it.
1. Splash of Color
Bedrooms no longer have to be stark and cold. Modern bedrooms bring a splash of color from having one focal wall in a different color to having richly colored bedding. You can also add color through your fixtures. Think silver, gold, and brass for a sleek, clean look.
Minimalism is a new concept based on living on the bare minimum. Minimalist décor uses the same concept and is great for smaller bedrooms.
Because of the limited space, having too much stuff in a small room can make look it crummy and much smaller than it is. If you have a small bedroom, use smaller furniture, and make do with the basics; a bed, a dresser, and a mirror.
As far as illusions go, use a long, slim headboard.
Sustainable living is now part of everyday life, and rightfully so. As governments make policies towards sustainability, individual efforts are just as important.
Modern bedrooms have found a way to merge comfort and sustainability. Fortunately, the eco-friendly furniture being manufactured today does not compromise on style. As you are putting your bedroom together, consider getting an eco-friendly bed base, green plants, and recyclable mattresses.
4. Floor Lights
Modern bedrooms now use lights more creatively. This disqualifies jarring lights coming from one source-traditionally; the roof.
When going for a more chic look, focus on using multiple decentralized soft lights to adequately illuminate the room without making the place look like a classroom. Consider bedside lamps, soft wall mounted lights, and yes, floor lights. These are handy and can be sunken, keeping them out of your way.
5. Essential Oils
With more and more information on sleep, people have become increasingly aware of the importance of getting good quality sleep. Adequate sleep supports heart health, weight management, stabilizes blood pressure, and good mental health.
Essential oils have been proven to aid sleep and are increasingly being used in the bedroom. Lavender, jasmine, vanilla, and sandalwood are a great place to start. You can sprinkle a few drops of these round your bedroom or get an essential oil dispenser.
6. Destination Themes
Destination inspired bedrooms can bring your favorite place in the world right into your home.
If you enjoy your travels, you have no doubt been to some exotic places or hotels you did not want to leave. With a destination-themed bedroom-you don’t have to. You can recreate the looks you love for the moment-until you get a new favorite destination.
To get started, take lots of photos of places you love and slowly begin assembling the look at home. Then, you can start waking up in your favorite vacation spot every day of the week.
7. Healthy Bedding
Your bedding will definitely contribute to your sleep quality and the general feel of your bedroom. This means rethinking your bedding purchases because these items will have an impact on your overall health.
Something as simple as satin sheets gives you hypoallergenic properties. This is great for people with allergies, eczema, or those looking to keep a healthy head of hair.
Personalization is Key
While you might want to move with the current trends, whatever you settle for must be practical in your setting and suit your lifestyle. Once you get some ideas you love, personalize them to make them into a reflection of who you are.