Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Get it ready for the new year by responding to the interior design trends of 2018.
The colour shade Greenery was named Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017. This symbolises a greater trend towards bringing the outside in by way of colours, materials and actual plant life. As Pantone themselves said, there’s been a shift towards the incorporation of 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.
The industrial aesthetic is a trend very much on the up and looks to be around for quite some time. It might not be your first thought for creating a bedroom sanctuary, but the heavy materials associated with the look - concrete, brick, steel - in fact offer a sturdy cosiness, as well as the basis for a modern, minimalist ambience.
This look may also be easier to achieve than you realise. Ever wondered which gifts lie behind your wallpaper or carpet? Get inspired and let them lead you to a comprehensive aesthetic with a few complimentary pieces in burnished brass or smooth steel.
While openness and the inclusion of greenery are becoming increasingly popular, a powerful contrary trend is developing: embracing deeper tones with environments dominated by rich, powerful hues. This means bold blocks of purples, greys and golds beside the never out of fashion, omnipotent black.
This look is particularly promising in the bedroom, where richer colours can create a warm atmosphere that aids sleep and helps you to 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.
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.
Finding an interesting and stylish interplay of materials is always a good principle of design, but we’re now seeing a trend of 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, 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. When you’re ready to purchase, or if you’d like to work with our experts on your designs, get in touch.