We live in a time when our homes need to be a sanctuary, a haven upon which we can be safe and feel comfortable and secure. This sentiment is even truer for our bedrooms, especially if the pandemic has compelled us to turn our home into a secondary office or a makeshift workstation.
Now more than ever, we need to invest in our bedrooms because it’s the only place in our house where we can turn our work brain off. If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your bedroom and turn it into the luxurious haven of your dreams, here are some bedroom design trends to try this 2021.
Amp up the coziness.
Since experts recommend that we keep our bedrooms and home offices separate, there will be more emphasis on turning the bedroom into a place of rest, comfort, and complete relaxation. Your bedroom needs to be an escape from the never-ending demands of our daily lives, both from our work-from-home responsibilities and family duties.
Here are some tips for turning your bedroom into a warm, cozy oasis:
- Eliminate sharp edges and ultra-modern furnishings.
- Opt for softer and fluffier textures for pillows, blankets, and throws.
- Incorporate touches of wood.
- Choose more neutral, earthy, and calming colors as well as natural materials.
- Make use of area rugs so that your feet will land on a softer surface.
- Cover the windows with sheer white curtains.
- Use a lot of blankets and pillows for statement chairs.
- Turn your bed area into a nook.
Prioritize your circadian rhythm.
The body’s circadian rhythm is the 24-hour sleep-wake cycle. A healthy circadian rhythm is enforced by proper lighting, which is why you must allow some natural light into your bedroom to train your body when it’s time to wake up, work, and sleep.
If your bedroom was designed in a way that allows for a lot of sunlight to get in, don’t use blackout shades automatically. Choose drapes that can help modulate the natural light to help support your circadian rhythm. The rule of thumb is this: Your bedroom should be able to glow in the morning to give your body the sense that a new day is starting.
Use natural materials.
Using natural materials and environmentally-friendly materials like wood, stone (marble, slate, and others), clay, wool (for carpets), and brick can automatically provide your bedroom with a “luxury cabin” feel. It can also create a unique and interesting rustic effect. Adding other natural elements like fresh flowers and houseplants can also be a simple way to transport your room back to when technology and smartphones didn’t exist.
Invest in your bed.
Perhaps the most important part of your bedroom is your bed, especially since even the simple act of seeing it can condition your brain that it’s time to stop working and start resting. 2021 is the year of statement beds, so opt for bed designs that will make it the focal point of your bedroom. There are plenty of tall beds with fluting or tufted detailing, as well as some art deco-style headboards.
Another way to turn your bedroom into a haven is by incorporating features that are reminiscent of five-star hotels. If you and your partner have different preferences regarding temperature, a bed with a dual-zone heating and cooling system might be what you need to have your cake and eat it too.
Homeowners have different preferences when it comes to the number of items in one’s room. Still, whether you consider yourself a minimalist or a maximalist, you can’t deny that going clutter-free can benefit your brain in ways you can’t even imagine. Studies show that when our homes are cluttered, we are more likely to have increased levels of stress and depressive moods. Here are some ways to switch to a minimalist-style bedroom:
- Go simple. Opt for white walls, white sheets, and simple statement pieces of furniture like minimalist mirrors and bedside tables.
- Don’t go overboard with design elements. Make sure your room has a balance of color and neutrality while keeping everything to a minimum.
- Add splashes of color.
- Choose just one kind of texture.
- Go for monochromatic geometry in your gallery wall, upholstery, rugs, and the shape of your chair.
The Bottom Line
Working hard to turn your bedroom into the luxury haven of your dreams is not an act of selfishness; it’s a worthwhile investment to help condition your mind and body that you always have someplace safe to go after a long day’s work. So try these bedroom trends and let your mind, body, and spirit rest the way they deserve to.