The top 5 bedroom trends for this year

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Get it ready for the new year by responding to the interior design trends of 2018.

1. Greenery

The color shade Greenery was named Pantone’s color of the year for 2017. This symbolizes a greater trend towards bringing the outside in using colors, materials and actual plant life. As Pantone themselves said, there’s been a shift towards incorporating the natural world in recent design, reflected throughout urban planning, architecture and interior design: “A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.”


Embrace the trend with green and brown hues, naturalistic materials including wicker and pine and statement pieces of greenery in the bedroom. Large plants and fresh natural materials will make the space feel relaxing as well as on-trend.

2. Industrial

The industrial aesthetic is really trending upward and looks to have a lot of staying power. It might not be your first thought for creating a bedroom sanctuary, but the heavy materials associated with the look – concrete, brick and steel – in fact offer a sturdy cosiness, as well as the basis for a modern, minimalist ambiance.


This look may also be easier to achieve than you realize. Have you ever wondered what treasures lie behind your wallpaper or under your carpet? Get inspired and let them lead you to a comprehensive aesthetic with a few complimentary pieces in burnished brass or smooth steel.

USM haller beige sideboard with shelves in dark walled bedroom

3. Rich colors

While openness and the inclusion of greenery are becoming increasingly popular, a powerful countertrend is developing: Embracing deeper tones with environments dominated by rich and powerful hues. This means bold blocks of purples, grays and golds beside the never out of fashion, omnipotent black.


This look is particularly promising in the bedroom, where richer colors can create a warm atmosphere that aids sleep and helps you achieve full relaxation. Be bold with wall decor in deep purples, reds or greens and compliment it with furniture pieces in complementary tones, introducing texture with shiny metal among soft furnishings. Break up the space with other pieces – curtains, duvets, rugs.

beige metal USM Haller sideboard in a bedroom

4. Form that follows function

In some ways a trend that never goes away, designers of all stripes are increasingly returning to the idea of the supremacy of function.


There’s an undeniable elegance to furnishings and environments that perform their roles with precision and ingenuity. Achieve this kind of style in your own bedroom by cutting down on extraneous pieces of furniture and selecting a bed and other pieces with neat, minimalist designs. Bedside tables, wardrobes, dressing tables and chests of drawers built using the USM Haller system promise exactly this kind of precise performance and ingenious design.

brown USM Haller shelves in a blue walled children's room

5. Materials

Finding an interesting and stylish interplay of materials is always a good principle of design, but we’re now seeing a trend toward using materials in increasingly interesting and surprising ways. Wood paneling on walls has made a comeback, as has a greater incorporation of metal pieces and heavily textured wallpapers. Combine materials in aesthetically pleasing and creative ways: If you’re blessed with rugged original wood floorings, introduce contrasting smooth metal and glass surfaces. For rooms dominated by smooth white walls and ceilings, you can undercut their clean finish with plush soft furnishing such as rugs and curtains.


Design your own unique bedroom furniture using the USM Haller system. You can start to design unique pieces and get a feel for the system with our interactive online Configurator tool. When you’re ready to purchase, or if you’d like to work with our design experts on custom furniture, get in touchIn stock pieces are also available for Quick Ship from our online Shop.

beige haller bedside draws in a bedroom with a concrete floor