It’s more than just a place to sleep; it’s your sanctuary. That’s why your choice of bedroom accessories is so important. It can make all the difference between a peaceful retreat and a space that’s just so-so. Here’s our pick from this season’s bedroom trends.
• The handmade, crafted look works especially well in the bedroom, points out Debbie Hall of The Hall Collection: “’Handmade’ implies that an item is unique and has been made especially for you, with love and care. In a world of mass production, more and more people are selecting quality furniture of high quality that has been built to last,” she comments. This is particularly true of the bedroom which, more than any other room in the house, bears the owner’s distinct signature.
• “We’re seeing trends take a backseat to personal taste and style this season,” says Stacey Nel, marketing manager of Volpes. That said, the accent is very much on relaxed living, with a look that is “imperfect and lived in”.
• Nel reveals that nature-inspired prints are still big news, from bold botanicals to subtle florals.
• A pop of metallic in accent pieces can add a touch of character without being over-the-top glamorous.
• Classic whites and neutrals remain a favourite, with shades of grey and duck egg blue showing in pops of colour, Nel adds.
• Judy de Villiers of JDV Interior Designers says pastel Scandi style is perfect for people who want minimal fuss. “This style is very flexible and you can add texture as you like. Keep your backdrop simple, but create a bit of drama with metal accessories – like a side lamp – or florals.”
• Modern luxe is also creeping onto the scene. For this look, De Villiers advises using fabrics in warm tones, reflected in the colour of your paint, and accenting with dark wood or warm gold.
• It can be a lot of fun to play with colour. Pastel pink is obviously extremely feminine, and lends itself easily to splashes of opulence (think glass chandeliers, for example), while jewel tones like ruby red, grass green and turquoise are right on trend.