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Bedroom decorating: trends for 2018

22nd January 2018

Beautiful Bedrooms

The New Year is in full swing now and many of us will be looking at bringing in a fresh new look to beat the January blues. We’ve gathered some of the bedroom decorating trends that are going to be big in 2018; from bold patterns to soft colours and plenty in-between there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Maximalism - floral prints and plenty of patterns and big artwork

The opposite of the largely successful minimalism theme seen over the past few years, 2018 will be seeing a lot of loud patterns, bright colours and mismatching materials. Items are not expected to match, rather the opposite, pieces are meant to juxtapose and stand out from each other, creating an ‘organised chaos’ of sorts. Maybe not one for everyone…


Hanging lamps

An ideal way to make small spaces seem bigger, hanging lamps save on floor space yet keep light and decoration in a room. Having multiple light sources that spread the light around the room takes the focus from a central ceiling light, emphasising the full extent of the space. Similarly hanging tables next to beds achieves the same effect on saving space and can fit in well with rustic themes.


Different lighting

On the topic of lighting, modern round lamps and full ceiling lighting bring a new dimension to modern design. Multiple hanging bulb lights or cluster lights make interesting pieces with little effort. Choices of bulbs are always important as well. ‘Antique’ style bulbs give out a warm orange colour whilst LED bulbs or strip lights can produce a variety of colours, just make sure to keep the bedroom nice and dark when you’re going to sleep!


Patterned wallpaper

Botanicals and greenery were a big hit in 2017, and the trend is likely to continue well into the summer of 2018. Exotic palm prints obviously work well with houseplants and add life to a room. For a toned down look grey and white accents achieve a similar silhouette and texture. Introduce a ‘fifth-wall’ by adding bold wallpaper to ceilings.

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Metallic tiles, mirrors, lamps and hanging rails echo the themes of industrialism seen in the past few months, with the trend predicted to continue throughout 2018. Mainly an inner city trend although glimpses can be styled into most bedrooms, metallic colours and pieces compliment exposed brick and monochrome themes well.

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Velvet is another nod to past trends, mainly from the 70’s and can be used to add flair and character to a room. Bright colours add life to any bedroom with minimal effort and the soft and cosy feel makes it sumptuously touchable. If you don’t want to take the plunge with full statement pieces such as sofas, chairs, rugs or beds then cushions can add little splashes of character, and make cosying up on the sofa a treat. Our range of Seven fabrics, available for Somnus headboards and bed bases offers that exquisite velvety luxury and are available in a variety of colours to suit any room.

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Colour trends

It’s not just loud patterns and funky furniture that’s going to be in this year, below are some of the colours that could go on to be big this year.

Gentle pastels

Pastels have been in for a while now and 2018 seems to be continuing on the trend in major fashion. Gentle colours such as sand, eggshell blues and grey-greens are relaxing and compliment a lot of natural furniture. Jazz them up by introducing different textures and contrasting colours.


Earthy neutrals

For more calming and soft colours that are easy on the eye and especially good for the bedroom go for earthy neutrals such as dark forest greens and warm browns that are easy to style, work well with wood furniture and create a relaxing darker atmosphere on an evening, perfect for winding down before bed.


Ultra violet

Pantone’s colour of the year is Ultra Violet, a mystical and spiritual colour. Creative and inspiring, it can be tricky to incorporate, but for fans of purples this is a perfect fit.

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Palettes inspired by travel

Ever-connected to the rest of the world, an emerging trend seems to be bringing colours from around the world into our homes, reminding us of all those holidays we dream of when it’s cold and grey outside. Striking blues and creamy yellows bring the outside in and take you away to those lazy beach days.