Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Your retreat from the outside world. The place where you recharge and prepare for another day. Yet many people find themselves heading at the end of the day to a room they dread entering, thanks to a sad mix of sensory overload and dated decor.
We all know the bedroom is supposed to be this place of romance and rest, rose petals and relaxation, and yet somehow it has become a collection of dead trends, out-of-style clothes, and bitterly forgotten Peloton bikes. So get ready to follow these eight design trends to transform your bedroom into a sanctuary.
No More Knickknacks
Look around your space, specifically, the horizontal surfaces. Overstuffed shelved and elaborately composed nightstands aren’t exactly relaxing. The bedroom is the first room you see when you wake up and the last room you see before you go to bed. So pare down your room in order to achieve the restfulness you deserve. Clean, empty surfaces look far more elegant and let the decor you do display stand out. Minimalism has really taken hold on the design landscape. Everywhere you look, people are cutting down on excess.
Your eyes are not deceiving you. in 2019, you can expect to see tailored bed skirts come back into style. However, these won’t be the frilly floral or lace beasts our grandmothers deployed. Instead, you’ll see sleek, gorgeous bed skirts in supple neutrals extending all the way to the floor. These old-fashioned additions will make your space feel cohesive, but there’s another hidden benefit of bed skirts. All that decluttering your doing? Now, no one can spot your under-bed storage.
As part of your mission to pare down those nightstand and dresser surfaces, get rid of clunky lamps. No, bedroom lighting isn’t going the way of the dinosaur, but expect to see increased use of wall-mounted arm lighting or pendant lighting.
The reasons for this are twofold: First, these lights look way sleeker, reducing clutter and increasing the cohesiveness of your space. Second, movable arms allow more flexibility, letting you create a well-lit reading spot that suits you.
Sleep experts have been beating the drum for years, telling us to ditch our televisions in the bedroom and in 2019, we might actually start listening. There will be less emphasis on having a television in the bedroom and a greater focus on creating a more private, less-connected, serene environment free of distractions. This hooks into our minimalist urge, too. Does your bedroom TV truly bring you joy? For some people, that answer will certainly be yes; but if you don’t need it, this is the year to ditch the screen.
Say goodbye to your big-box-store bedroom set. Variety is the trend in bedroom furniture. Instead, choose a diverse collection of furniture. Pick pieces that work together, but don’t necessarily match. Try some unusual nightstands for a personal statement. Mix glass and metals with woods. The result: an eclectic bohemian aesthetic that manages to look effortless, even if it wasn’t. This approach often costs less than picture-perfect bedroom sets.
Smaller Master Bedrooms
Believe it or not, master bedrooms will start to shrink this year. Instead of seeing a giant, 25 by 25 square foot master bedroom where even king-sized beds look minuscule, we’re seeing master suites chopped up into smaller rooms. That’s because homeowners are realizing that big master bedrooms don’t really make sense. Expect to see remodeled floor plans include a smaller bedroom with a proper bathroom, walk-in closet, and personal rooms – like an office or vanity – attached to the master.
Smaller or Nonexistent Dressers
In 2019, expect to see these clunky yet traditional pieces of bedroom furniture start slimming down or disappearing entirely.
People want fewer and fewer big clunky objects taking up space in their room. Even traditionalists are doing away with immovable wooden bureaus in favor of smaller, more manageable dressers. People are just tired of waking up to cluttered bedrooms. In addition to more streamlined dressers, people are storing their bedroom belongings in bespoke closets. Storage solutions custom-designed for your clothing and accessories can leave you with a sleek, minimal bedroom devoid of distraction.
So, we have cut down on clutter, ditched our dressers, cleared off our nightstands but we still want to show off some of our favorite decor. Perhaps you have a cute collection of jade elephants or a stunning selection of vintage reads. Enter the floating shelves. They offer visual interest and are the perfect place to display collections of things you love. For a minimalist look, stick with a few pretty books and just a couple of accents.