It is easy to regard the bedroom as a design afterthought since many people won’t actually see it. However, you do spend a third of your life in there so it should be a retreat from the chaos of the world outside. Thankfully, designers are always coming up with new ideas to improve the space.

A Return to Luxury

Luxury is back in a big way. Think fabrics such as mohair, velvet, cashmere and faux fur and color palettes of rich saturated jewel tones. Punch up your bedroom style a notch and create a dreamy retreat with a new set of textured linens. You can also paint your trim and walls in similarly jewel-toned hues for a luxe, tone-on-tone feel.

Wallpaper

Today’s prints have a modern flair and intricate designs that fuse with any style, from glam to bohemian. Wallpaper adds a layer of depth and interest to any space and is available in amazing textures, colorful stripes, geometrics, and countless other options. Add texture with sisal or patterned prints, and score major design points for choosing a floral pattern.

Ceilings with Flair

The ceiling will be seen in 2018, whether wallpapered, gilded or painted a bold color. From creative moldings and interesting coffers to fantastic paint and plaster treatments, the ceiling has become another surface equivalent to the complexity of a Persian rug. If you are not feeling committed enough for paint, swap out your dated ceiling fan for a dramatic chandelier or drum pendant.

New Twist on Old Headboards

Ditch your old headboard and experiment with the new crop of head-of-the-bed accents like wallpaper, painted decals, or textured wall tapestries. If you are a DIYer, you can even create a rustic chic look by upcycling old barn doors or benches. You can also take an entirely new twist by hanging a large vintage map or custom painting, or cover the entire wall with soft fabric.

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