From tempting textures to pared-back schemes and mid-century vibes, here’s what’s on the must-have lists now for bedrooms
Lead image Anadia cotton quilt in a Mustard waffle design, from £65; Millau sateen bed linen, from £35; Ribe pendant lamp, £139; Lixa cushion, £19, all available from Urbanara
1 Earthy tones
For a similar reason as to why green became a sought-after colour in interiors right now, earthy tones such as spicy reds and mustard yellows are also bringing the beauty of the natural world into our homes. For example, you can add a hint of spice to your scheme by using sunshine, saffron and turmeric hues to complement white or grey palettes. ‘Such earthy tones ground schemes in nature and are good for the soul – perfect for setting you up for a deep sleep. Terracotta tones are a fashion-forward colour for this season and this shade carries you through the seasons, reflecting the golden glow of summer sun, and keeping that warmth alive throughout winter. With the addition of copper accessories, luxurious fabrics and textured wallcoverings, terracotta is a versatile choice,’ explains David Mottershead, managing director at Little Greene.
2 Looking good
Dressing tables were one furniture piece that went off the radar for a while, but now they’re firmly back, and adding a sleek and stylish addition to bedrooms.
3 Barely there
In the fashion and design world’s the term ‘Millenial pink’ has been causing a bit of a stir. It’s perhaps a continuation of our love of Rose Quartz which was named the Pantone Colour of the Year in 2016. In fact, Pale Dogwood is a popular spring shade for 2017 by Pantone and is a peaceful hue. In terms of bed linen and furniture, this trend is one that we’ve fallen in love with because it’s easily achievable and appeals to our softer side. ‘This season we’ll see a tonal palette of soft pinks; they have a delicate femininity and can create an inviting, romantic interior space,’ says Emily Mould, creative director at Romo. ‘Pairing rosey hues with more neutral, muted tones results in a calming environment that encourages a soothing, restful feeling; an ideal palette for a bedroom setting.’
4 Vintage vibes
With the revival of vinyl and the influence of bold and geometric prints straight from the catwalk, we can see why the return of 60s and 70s-inspired style is making an impact in interiors. Whether you’re a fan of restored and vintage furniture finds or you’ve taken a fancy to the modern-style interpretations of modular designs and adventurous patterned wallpaper, there’s something for everyone with this trend. There are ways to avoid this look becoming dated and keep your scheme still looking tasteful. ‘For a look that’s fresh and contemporary, while still retaining those design classic elements, go for daring colours, modular shelving and flowing curves which all characterise the essence of the popular mid-century trend,’ explains Laura Barnard, product manager at Arlo & Jacob.
Above The Courchevel bed with modular headboard by Philippe Bouix can be customised in your choice of leather or fabric and adapted in length and height. Prices start from £1,540, available at Roche Bobois.
5 So tactile
We’ve become so attuned to our sense of touch when it comes to designing our homes and this has resulted in luxurious fabrics such as leather, silk and velvet becoming more sought-after. If you’re keeping your bedroom colour scheme monochrome or neutral then texture is a great way to inject eye-catching interest and create depth. Texture not only invites you in to a room but it’s also an easy way to update and refresh a look. Eleanor Cardwell Bossick of Newmor Wallcoverings explains: ‘For us tactility is always on-trend and in addition to the ever-popular architectural surfaces and geometric embosses, we’re seeing increased demand for textile effects like silks and linens. These introduce a sense of luxury to a sleeping space and so do organic materials like grasscloths, corks and barks.’
Above The Blanket bed has a soft quilt making up the base. Shown here in purple, prices start from £2,890 by Alessandro Busana for Bonaldo and available from Go Modern.
Article by: Emma Foale