Bedrooms are a special place in the home.

Other than being the room where we spend the most time in, it is also where most people relax after a long day. It is, therefore, important that your bedroom is welcoming and relaxing.

The good news is that it is not difficult to transform your bedroom into a sanctuary of sorts. Here are a few trends to look out for.

1.  Use of Elegant Wallpaper

Wallpapers are a great design tool for bedrooms. If used with some thought, they are perfect for adding to the texture of a room and expressing personal style. And they come in different designs, colours and shades. Whichever look you aspire, there’s a wallpaper design for it.

Wallpapers tend to be style statements. As such, they can be used on accent walls (walls meant to attract attention). However, you need to find wallpaper with eye-catching patterns and bold colours to achieve this look.

2.   Four-post and Canopy Beds

The bed should be the centrepiece of your room. Four post beds are perfect additions for this purpose. They help mimic the luxurious setting of a resort and give the room an ultra-relaxing look. This will make the room more inviting to sleep in.

To give the room a more exotic look, add a sleek simple and elegant bedside table that complements the canopy bed.

3.  Brightening the Room Using Mirrors

Mirrors are a great addition to a bedroom and can be used to achieve different effects. To begin with, you can place a body-length mirror on the wall to reflect light from the window. This is an effective way of brightening up the room using natural light.

If your room feels congested, try placing mirrors on the wall to make it look bigger.

4.  Using Plants to Give the Room a Natural Feel

Plants have a natural soothing quality that makes them useful as bedroom décor.

There are different ways to include plants in your design. Usually, a flower in a vase or a small potted plant is placed on a desk. However, you can mix things up by using hanging plants or even create your plant corner with different types and sizes of plants.

5.  Minimalism

Space is a key component of a great bedroom design. Ensure that only the essential items are in the room. Remove any clutter and unnecessary furniture. Try increasing your storage space to help solve your clutter problem.

Use built-ins (especially around the bed) to create more storage space. A well-designed built-in will not only create more storage space but also make the room more appealing.

6.  Don’t Forget the Beddings

Humans spend almost one-third of their lives in bed. As such, it would be a big mistake to ignore your bedding as you redesign your room. Invest in high-quality sheets and blankets. Ensure that the thickness and texture will give a warm and smooth welcome into the bed.

In addition, pick sets with colours and patterns that match the overall design of the room. This will give your bedroom a more cohesive appearance.

7.   Using Art to Give Your Room a Personal Touch

Art is an effective tool for personalizing and revitalizing the appearance of your room. With art, the options are endless. You have an array of options ranging from contemporary art pieces to traditional paintings, pencil sketches and even photographs.

You can also use your favourite family photos to create a gallery wall. A family photo gallery wall will give your room a sentimental and artistic aspect.

8.  Add Lamps

The classic nature of lamps gives rooms an exotic appearance. In addition to making your bedroom more luxurious, lamps are also a source for task lighting.

Just Be Creative

There are tons of bedroom designs one can borrow from. However, creativity is the most important factor when it comes to turning your bedroom into a sanctuary.

Move things around and try different colours and patterns to achieve what truly resonates with your personality.