Sitting areas, statement headboards, and generally relaxing colors are the trend for bedrooms, according to industry experts.
Kristie Barnett of The Decorologist says upholstered headboards in solid or patterned materials are very popular, as are fully upholstered beds and pairs of chests or small dressers in lieu of bedside tables. “We’re also seeing a lot of mixing of new lighting and fabrics with heirloom pieces, statement lamps, painted ceilings, and increasing embellishments in fabrics and casegoods.”
Wallpaper is one solution to setting the mood in the bedroom, according to Bohnne Jones of Decorating Den Interiors. “You can select a lively, dramatic paper for the focal bed wall, with a more relaxing or serene paint color on the other walls, which is what will be seen from the bed,” she says.
Experts say that today’s fast-paced lives often leave the bedroom as perhaps the most important space for downtime. In this haven, homeowners want aesthetics that are restful, simple, and perhaps elegant.
Mixed furniture, fireplaces, and wood beams are being used to add warmth to bedrooms, says Emily Yoakum of Jonathan Miller Architecture & Design. Many homes include an additional sitting area in the bedroom for relaxing, she adds.
Amanda Sweeney of Just Design This reports that neutral colors remain popular, with a pop of bold color such as turquoise.
White and gray are king for those who want a bright, airy feel, according to Joye Walker of Synergy Realty Network. “To keep it from feeling too feminine, black trim keeps things grounded.” she says. “And more people are working at odd hours so being able to blackout the room for daysleepers is important—perhaps using dark charcoal on the walls and shutters or black-out curtains with closed-top valances to provide the cocoon feeling they desire.”
Massimo Minale, founder of Buster + Punch reports that Ultraviolet, the Pantone color of the year, has been gaining ground in the bedroom. “It’s dramatic and yet a luxurious shade. We’re also seeing deep reds and black rooms gaining popularity.”
Jones says bedroom colors tend to include blue—from blue-green to true blue—in combination with neutrals or other colors.”
In addition, according to Jones, “Pink—blush and a bit more ‘taupey’ are fantastic in a serene bedroom. Pink is the most instantly relaxing color. I love pink with the grays that people have found themselves with. Velvets and other soft-handed fabrics are very strong.
“Geometrics are still available, but other, abstract patterns are moving in. The hottest item is florals, in both prints and embroideries—realistic, watercolor looks, and stylistic, and being used in all styles of design from traditional to contemporary,” Jones says.
Walker reports she’s seeing fabrics moving away from smooth to woven and even fuzzy textures. “This brings an added dimension to the room,” she says.
Bed styles range from upholstered headboards or upholstered beds to the simple lines of modern poster-type beds. Detailed ceilings, wallpaper backgrounds, and other wall treatments including alcoves are also being seen.
There are a number of sources in the Nashville area for bedrooms including:
Anderson Design Studio Nashville 615/ 255-0022
Beth Haley Design Nashville 615/ 228-3664
Brad Ramsey Interiors Nashville 615/ 746-7364
Buster + Punch California 818/ 981-8210
Decorating Den Interiors Nashville 615/469-7334
The Decorologist Nashville 615/ 669-5358
Interior Collection/Beth Jones Nashville 615/ 969-7248
Jonathan Miller Architecture & Design Knoxville 865/ 602-2435
JL Design Nashville 615/ 321-1888
Just Design This Nashville 615/ 606-8450
Legend Homes Brentwood 615/ 376-9354
Marcelle Guilbeau Interior Design Nashville 615/ 585-9709
ReDo Home and Design Nashville 615/ 790-3989
ReFresh Home Franklin 615/ 472-1336
Synergy Realtor Network Brentwood 615/ 569-3089