The average person spends over a third of their live’s sleeping.
And yet, the room where we spend most of our time and withdraw from the world is often the most neglected in terms of design.
Yes, we might invest in a comfortable mattress and drapes that block out the light – but for too long that room has just been a place to lay your head.
Why when those four walls are the first thing you see in the morning and the last before sleep do we not make more effort to sleep in style and create an indulgent and dreamy haven?
Interior designers have been turning their eye to bedrooms to create spaces that stop the occupants tossing and turning and in 2018 the trend for indulgent, luxury goes from strength to strength.
This is the one room in the house that you can truly go crazy. It is your private sanctuary and can reflect your style and passions.
Consider adding a chandelier for a dramatic touch or a statement wallpaper that wows you. So whether it is a calm, restful sanctuary or boutique hotel-style bedroom that you are after – go for it!
Think about lighting
Regardless of style, always, always think about your lighting scheme as a priority. The right lighting will help ease you into a good night’s sleep, but must serve multiple purposes. A dimmer switch on your central light can help ensure you don’t leave the house in a mismatching outfit in the morning, but also create a dreamy atmosphere at night.
One of the biggest trends for 2018 appears to be for digital detox rooms, creating spaces to unplug and actually relax. These are natural spaces that remove technology and create a simple environment that gives us a break from our technology driven lives.
Colour me beautiful
This move to calm, serenity is also reflected in some of the key colours and home décor trends forecasted by Pantone, the global authority on colour, for 2018.
A key colour palette is discretion with calming shades such as Elderberry, Burnished Lilac and Hawthorne Rose that are subtle and create a calming effect that accentuates a space’s natural light and gives a true sense of calm that will ensure a great night’s sleep.
Is there anything more luxurious than velvet? The fabric is so utterly indulgent and gives you a great opportunity to play around with textures to create a sense of luxury by blending rough and smooth to give coziness and depth.
How about adding an upholstered chair for texture or interest or go for true indulgence with a Vivienne bedframe that creates a commanding presence in the bedroom with its sumptuous crushed velvet covering and sumptuous deep buttoning.
Make a statement
Set the tone and mood of your room and create a focal point with a striking headboard. Play with scale and create a dramatic look that catches the eye of anyone coming into the room.
A headboard should anchor the bed in the room and give it prominence and the trend towards oversized headboards gives you the chance to make a big, luxurious statement.
The metallic trend continues and bringing this into your bedroom could be easily achieved with a bedside lamp in copper or gold. The love affair with all things Nordic will also keep going. And you could give your room a few hygge highlights with a copper tinge through wall lights or a bedside lamp that gives a sense of coziness with a nod to the Nordic love affair.
As you can see creating a comfortable retreat to relax and unwind needn’t be a big undertaking. Keep it simple with warm sheets and fluffy pillows that bring hotel living closer to home and inject a new feel with metallic accents that will elevate the style factor in your room.
Be brave and play with textures and indulge in luxury with quality pieces that make bold statements and will allow you to create a peaceful paradise.