According to the Dalai Lama, “Sleep is the best meditation.” As you venture into a new year with bold plans and big dreams, wouldn’t it be great to have a peaceful, design-forward bedroom that serves as a sanctuary for deep rest and well-being? Let’s take a closer look at some of the key bedroom design trends in 2018 that will give your sleeping space the kind of look and feel that is it at once comforting, stylish and timeless.
Low and Upholstered Headboards
When you choose the right headboard for your bedroom, you create a stunning focal point that can give your space just the visual pop it needs to feel extra inviting. In 2018, one trend taking shape is headboards that are low and elegantly upholstered. This works especially well when the headboard starts with quality wood, and the grain contrasts beautifully with the upholstery, adding a grand, tailored look to the room.
A good example of this is Copeland Furniture‘s Moduluxe Platform Bed with Leather Headboard. Its crisply styled silhouette features solid maple, cherry or American black walnut hardwood construction with an inset headboard in tufted leather, offered in a variety of colors.
Natural and Eco-friendly Materials
Without a doubt, 2018 is the year to incorporate natural and environmentally-friendly elements into your bedroom design. From reclaimed and renewable materials to energy-efficient technologies, the desire to bring the green trend to the sleeping space is in full swing. Keep in mind that going green doesn’t have to mean giving up comfort or functionality.
There are plenty of options, including furniture made from fine reclaimed woods, natural fabrics like organic cotton and warm LED lighting to make your bedroom design look and feel comfortable. For a design-forward LED light, look to the Cerno Levo Bedside Sconce and Reading Light. Simple and intuitive, the Levo combines an attractive wall sconce with a swing arm task light that turns on and off automatically, as well as a USB port.
Unique Bedside Tables
As you rethink your bedroom design this year, you’re going to want to add some elements that are casual and fun. There’s no better way to do that than with a bedside table that adds unexpected and fun design as well as convenience and functionality. You could go for quirky, with a side table that has a unique shape, material or color element.
Or you could also take a more minimalist approach. Take the Fermob Alize Low Table, for example. The original intention of the design was for outdoor lounging. However, with its streamlined aluminum construction and transatlantic ocean-liner style elegance, it both catches the eye and captures the imagination when used next to a bed.
Small Space Living with a Touch of Luxury
Good things come in small packages, especially when that package is your bedroom. In 2018, just because you don’t have a lot of room doesn’t mean you can’t live large when it comes to décor. It’s easy to enhance the sense of space with mirrors, vertical design elements like shelves, and lighter color hues on everything from your hardwood floors to your headboard.
Of course, don’t forget to add a touch of luxury to your space with elements like brass and velvet. The latest in luxurious, space-saving design is the Innovation Living Old School Sofa Bed. Featuring a tufted velvet back and distressed brass plated steel legs, this sofa bed offers a comfortable sleeping experience and converts into a daybed at a moment’s notice.
Metal Hanging Lamps
It’s not unusual to see a visually stunning, metal hanging lamp in a part of the home that guests frequent. But when you add one to your bedroom, it adds something special to the environment. The right metal hanging lamp, be it industrial, nautical or simply contemporary in design, can bring a welcome level of distinction to the room while offering functional light to the space. Case-in-point is the Varaluz Wright Stuff Pendant. Made from recycled steel, the pendant combines triangles and polygons to give your room all the right angles.
This year, as you look to transform your bedroom into a visually stunning space for rest and relaxation, use this trend guide to help you find the exact designer pieces to suit your exacting needs.
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