Great Interior Design Ideas for Your Bedroom
The outside world and even our own homes can sometimes get too hectic and unsettling. That’s why so many people turn to the bedroom as their own personal sanctuary in the home. It’s a place they go to relax, unwind, and just be themselves. Since the bedroom plays such an important role in restoring our energies, we need to spend time making sure its interior design truly reflects our tastes. Here are some of the latest interior design trends when it comes to decorating a bedroom.
Overall, the design theme for this year is environmentally aware, with a focus on eco-friendly styling and materials. Earth-friendly colors, paired with natural elements, can help us preserve the earth along with our peace of mind. Some themes they see emerging include recycling or repurposing, homespun, and art deco. With a nod to the future, some homeowners also combine these themes with modern influences such as metallics and digital art to create a comfortable environment that is all their own.
The floor can make a dramatic statement for the whole bedroom. Hardwood flooring, bamboo, and reclaimed wood floors are on trend in 2012. Hardwood flooring looks great, is easily maintained and doesn’t trap allergens like carpeting can. Hardwood flooring trends for 2012 include using wider planks with deeper colors to add elegance and beauty to the room. Manufacturers are also using different types of cutting procedures to produce different patterns that can add an element of change from the traditional end to end pattern usually associated with hardwood flooring. Even though the styling may be different they still recommend the classic looks of oak, cherry, hickory and walnut for the added feeling of luxury.
When it comes to color, it’s all about satisfying your innermost desires. They recommend soothing shades, especially medium to dark browns, which can remind us of nature and help calm our souls. Right now they see a lot of homeowners who are combining greens and browns to enhance the feelings of warmth and coziness so important to a bedroom’s aura of relaxation. The next big color they see coming along is BOYZ-N-BERRY, from the purple palette. It could be paired with a clear lime green in the bedroom to project a feeling of lightness and serenity.
For bedrooms, the top trends include storage beds, a concept that will help you eliminate a piece of furniture or add extra storage space. Another trend for changing the appearance of a bedroom is the use of stand-alone accent furniture such as a small table, comfy chair or a screen that sets off one area of the bedroom.
For something that can really make your room stand out, creative headboards can help create a bedroom focal point. Not just the traditional wooden or brass headboard anymore, some creative headboards aren’t even attached to the bed, but are incorporated as part of the wall design instead. The magazine suggests using color to attract the eye, putting a new twist on the traditional, and pairing it off with a bedding ensemble that will really catch the eye.
Overall the trend for 2012 seems to be back to nature, but with a modern touch. You can use these ideas as a starting point to decorate a bedroom that’s the perfect sanctuary for you and your home.