Sustainable materials, statement fabrics, and cozy splurges make up some of the bedroom must-haves everyone will be dreaming about in the coming year.
Of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is perhaps the most personal. It serves as your private sanctuary where you can relax, unwind, and let your individual style truly shine. As we look forward to 2022, making this space comfortable and personalized will continue to be a primary focus. To achieve that cozy, customized feel, elements like sustainable, high-quality materials and statement-making styles will be increasingly sought-after, according to a new trend report from bedding and home goods brand The Company Store. Drawing insights from a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the report outlines some of the top bedroom design trends to watch out for in the coming year. Read on to learn how to incorporate these must-have elements to create the bedroom of your dreams.
1. Designing for Comfort
As the coronavirus pandemic compelled us to spend more time at home, creating a calming haven became paramount. In fact, 53% of consumers reported that the pandemic made them realize that keeping their homes comfortable should always be a priority. Now, as COVID-19 follows us into another year, nearly half of survey participants named designing with comfort in mind as the top bedroom design trend for 2022. To emphasize relaxation and coziness in your bedroom, layer in plush pillows and soft, luxurious textiles, and accessorize with items that make you feel calm and comforted, such as scented candles, favorite books, or family photos.
2. Sustainable Bedding
Sustainability is a top concern throughout the home, influencing our choices for cleaning products, paint, food storage containers, and more. But because we spend a large chunk of each day in bed, using natural, eco-friendly materials is especially important in the bedroom. In The Company Store’s survey, 87% of respondents said sustainability is an important consideration when making purchases for their bedroom. For those under 30 years old, that percentage rose to 96%. Expect to see more bedding options made from organic fabrics, recycled materials, or sustainable fibers like TENCEL lyocell and bamboo. To ensure your purchase is truly sustainable, check the tag or product description for certifications such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Oeko-Tex Standard 100, and Fair Trade Certified label.
3. Bold Bedroom Colors
Soft neutrals like white and gray will always be favorites for their soothing feel, but warmer, bolder shades are starting to rise in popularity as bedroom colors. The report notes that orange, caramel, mossy green, and burgundy were among the most popular hues in The Company Store’s recent bedding collections, which tracks with the broader trend toward earthy, nature-inspired colors we’re seeing throughout the home. In the bedroom, incorporate warm, saturated shades on bedding or walls for a burst of color, or start small with accents like pillows, throws, or nightstand accessories.
4. Statement Patterns
While you might hesitate to cover your entire living room in exuberantly patterned wallpaper, your bedroom is a more private space where you can dare to experiment. Younger generations, in particular, are increasingly looking to make a statement with their bedroom designs. In the survey, nearly a quarter of consumers under 40 said they were apt to use bold patterns in their sleeping quarters. To spruce up your own bedroom, opt for an eye-catching wallpaper, mix-and-match patterns on pillows and bedding, or ground the room with a graphic area rug.
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5. Splurging on Quality
Quality often requires a bit of an investment, but consumers are increasingly willing to splurge when it comes to comfort. Nearly 80% of survey respondents said they would rather spend extra on well-made goods that are meant to last than skimp on trendy, lower-quality items. The report explains that many who splurged on high-quality home items during the pandemic have become accustomed to that luxury and are now unwilling to do without. If you’re looking to splurge on your bedroom, consider which investment pieces would have the biggest impact. A new mattress or pillow, for example, can boost your quality of sleep, while a luxury sheet set can make you feel like you’re staying in a fancy hotel.
6. Focus on Guest Rooms
After many months of canceled events and virtual gatherings, many of us are ready to start welcoming others into our homes again. Although 78% of those surveyed said they intend to host guests this holiday season, 69% said their homes aren’t fully ready for entertaining. To prepare for gatherings with overnight visitors, guest rooms will be a major focus over the next few months, with 30% of consumers noting their next bedroom-related purchase will be for their guest space rather than their own. In your spare bedroom, consider brightening up the walls, upgrading to more colorful bedding, or even splurging on a new mattress to make company feel welcomed and at ease.