The newest bedroom trends for 2024
By Ellie Reeves | October 2023 | 6 min read
Our pick of the best bedroom trends to keep an eye on…
It’s where we psyche ourselves up for the day ahead and unwind at night. Our bedrooms are a welcome retreat from our hectic lives and busy schedules. And since we spend so much time in there, it’s important that we put some thought into the bedroom design, styles, and colours we choose. If you’re thinking of giving your room a new year revival, then you’ll want to pay attention to these trending bedroom ideas for 2024. From nature-inspired colours to feng shui mastery – you won’t be short on décor ideas after reading this roundup of the hottest trends for the year.
What are the biggest bedroom décor trends for 2024?
The boho trend has come back round again, and we're totally here for it. Laid-back, eclectic, and free-spirited. Boho room décor is all about bending the rules of interior design and not conforming to one particular style. Create your own boho bedroom by mixing and matching different patterns and textures. Layer blankets and rugs – and don’t hold back on the cushions! Use natural materials such as rattan and bamboo with light, honey tones. Use houseplants to bring some greenery to the space, a Swiss cheese plant or trailing ivy works well in a boho style bedroom.
Green has been at the top of the paint charts for some time now, and we’re hardly surprised. Whether you choose sage green or a deep olive green, it’s the ultimate colour for creating a tranquil oasis in your home. When it comes to our bedrooms, we want somewhere that feels fresh and promotes relaxation – a green bedroom colour scheme is just the ticket. Remember, you’re not just limited to paint or wallpaper, you can incorporate green into your bedroom with accessories and soft furnishings such as cushions, blinds, curtains, and wall art. Thinking of giving your bedroom an emerald makeover? Check out these green bedroom ideas for some styling inspiration.
You’ve probably heard of minimalism, but have you heard about its arch-rival? Meet maximalism. Quite simply, maximalism is the total opposite of minimalism, and its main philosophy is “more is more”. Maximalist style is known for its loud, proud, and whacky décor with clashing colours and patterns. We’ve seen a huge spike in searches for maximalism, it seems that we’re all looking for more ways to bring colour and personality into our homes in 2024. The Pantone Colour of the Year is Viva Magenta, a powerful shade of pink which will surely breathe life into your interiors. Use brave colours, daring patterns and statement furniture pieces to create a bold look in your home. Maximalism gives you the power to go all-out with your decorating ideas, the sky is the limit.
Blue is having a moment in 2024, especially in the bedroom. This soothing shade is the ultimate colour for instilling a sense of serenity in your own home. From indigo paint shades to sapphire curtains, this relaxing hue is ideal for creating a harmonious space for sleep and rest. It’s predicted to be one of the most popular bedroom colours this year. If you’re not able to decorate your walls, you can still bring the blue bedroom trend to life with cushions, wall art, bedding, and even furniture. Have a read of our blue bedroom ideas for bundles of inspiration.
Mother Earth is our biggest inspiration. We’ve always been attracted to nature, after all, we are nature. So, it’s no wonder that we’re drawn to organic colours when we’re decorating our homes. Online searches for earthy tones such as greens, browns and blues are at an all-time high right now, and they just keep going up. With the natural world at the top of the global agenda, Dulux has put nature at the heart of their story. The Dulux shade for 2023 is Wild Wonder™ – a positive, glowing tone of soft gold with hints of green. As well as natural colours, we’re all becoming more drawn to natural materials, some of the trending materials we’ve seen are bamboo, rattan, and hessian.
Wellness and self-care are more important than ever, especially after the couple of years we’ve all collectively lived through. When it comes to creating a relaxing environment for a good night’s rest, why not listen to the principles of feng shui? We’ve seen a huge uplift in online searches for “feng shui” in the past year.
What is feng shui?
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice with a set of rules or principles around arranging your furniture or objects. The way in which you arrange your items can affect the energy in the room, so by listening to the principles of feng shui you can live in harmony with your surroundings. Being mindful about where you place your bed and other furniture in your bedroom can help improve sleep quality, relaxation, and stress levels. Find out how to create your own zen sanctuary to unwind in with these feng shui tips…
Feng Shui bedroom tips
- Make sure your bed is accessible from both sides. Having space on both sides allows a balance of the yin and yang.
- Decorate with neutral colours. Feng shui experts advise against using primary colours in the bedroom, you should opt for soft, delicate colours such as beige, cream or taupe.
- Keep the office out of your bedroom. Having an office space in your bedroom will change the energy from peaceful to stressful. If possible, avoid having an office in your room.
- Avoid hanging art directly above the bed. Instead, you should hang art somewhere that you are going to see as soon as you wake up.
- Position your bed properly. The best placement for your bed is diagonal to the door. You want to have full view of the door without being directly in front of it, as this is said to be a vulnerable position. According to feng shui tradition, the best direction to sleep in is towards the south.
- Ensure you have a headboard on your bed. Headboards are super important when it comes to feng shui bedroom design. They are a symbol of strength and stability. Ensure your headboard is placed directly against the wall.
Your bed is the most important element of your bedroom design, not to mention your headboard. We’ve seen a surge in online searches for “headboard design”. Statement headboards are another way of bringing individual style and personality to the bedroom. And if your bed doesn’t have yet have one, why not make your own? Use MDF, bamboo, fabric, paint or even wallpaper to frame the space around your bed. The possibilities are endless. Plus, fashioning yourself a DIY headboard is a brilliant way of refreshing your room on a budget.
Plain walls are so last year. In 2024 we’re looking for more ways to make a statement with bold and daring décor. Online searches for “feature wall,” “wall mural,” and “statement wall” have all skyrocketed since last year. There are plenty of ways to make a feature of your wall, you can use wallpaper, tiles, paint, or even wood to create a unique feature wall. Stuck for inspiration? Have a read of our feature wall ideas for some inspiration and advice on how to create your very own bedroom statement wall.