Out with the old, in with the new… bedroom. What will the bedrooms of the 2020s look like, and what formerly popular designs will be on their way out? For something new to take over, something old must pass into obscurity. These will be the questions designers and clients will be pondering in new builds and remodels. For the interior designer Santa Monica the challenge will be to create a new look that is tailored to fit the deepest wishes of the client. After all, the bedroom is the most intimate of spaces, and it requires some serious collaboration. For the client, the challenge is to communicate to the designer his or her perfect idea of a bedroom, perhaps without knowing all of the options available.
What Is on the Way Out?
One welcome trend for bedrooms is that the room may no longer be among the most overlooked spaces in the home. Kitchens and bathrooms get a lot of the limelight, but the bedroom argues gently that it deserves more attention, and for the following reasons:
- You begin and end your day there
- You have the opportunity to truly be alone
- You can read, relax, sleep, study and dress there
- You can be yourself in your retreat for mind, body, and soul
The power of technology may be (ever so slowly) a thing of the past in the bedroom. New designs may make a choice to limit plugs, outlets, and electronics to make the bedroom even more of an oasis. It’s a long shot, but a possibility and more clients may opt for this approach, even ditching the TV. This philosophy is certainly in keeping with coastal home interior design. One more possibility for an outgoing trend: the absence of gigantic master bedroom suites, in favor of a more intimate vibe.
What Is on the Way In?
Clients and designers may look for more ways to bring in artistic touches of nature. As people spend more time indoors and more time with technology, they tend to crave a natural space. This can take many forms and gives the creative designer powerful options, such as representational patterns of nature, or furnishings that showcase animals or plants. Floral or animal print wallpaper and art may play a role in this back-to-nature movement. One bold option for Santa Barbara interior design is to employ the heresy of moving the bed away from the wall and into the center of the room, a move that cascades into an array of design options.
The 2020s will likely see a move to more serene designs, with an emphasis on natural patterns and materials, such as wooden beds and headboards. Quality linens and tasteful bedspreads will retain their cachet in the future bedroom. The versatility of wallpaper may see a resurgence, as it offers a choice of color and texture that is hard to improve upon and can mesh well with coastal home interior design principles. The bedroom of the future will be a quiet space with an abundance of natural lighting while coordinating colors into a mix of soothing and serene with well-placed accents.
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