Have You Tried These Bedroom Design Trends Yet?

We've got our eye on some hot bedroom trends that we can't get enough of. Get pro tips for 10 trends you should have on your radar pronto.

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June 01, 2018

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Unexpected Art Is Where It's At

We will never tire of a beautifully-framed piece of art over a bed, however, it might be time to start thinking outside the box. Unexpected art like these beautiful African-inspired baskets can help make your space feel unique. Try a vintage rug, a wall hanging, or some cool hand-painted masks. "I'm always on the lookout for unusual objects I can hang on my walls as artwork. Keep your eye out at thrift stores and local flea markets for possibilities — the weirder, the better!" says Kyla Herbes from House of Hipsters.

Masculine Canopy Beds Are a Thing

You might not ever think of a canopy bed when your style is more masculine, but this space is proof-positive that canopy beds don't have to be feminine looking at all. Choose one with modern, clean lines and sharp angles.

Paint Your Ceiling RN

We're guessing you've never given your ceiling a lot of thought before, but it's a great spot to make some bold moves in your bedroom. This painted stripe ceiling is the first thing you see when you walk into this room. It manages to both draw your eyes up and create some visual interest in the space. "Painted ceilings are not right for every project, but it’s a trend I’ve been seeing more and more and am really loving," said Megan Pflug. "It's a challenging DIY project because of all the taping required, so hire a professional if you want your lines to be perfect." If you're not up for paint, create a similar wow factor with wallpaper on the ceiling.

Platform Beds Grew Up

Real talk — platform beds are uncomfortable and often found in dorm rooms. However, they're much more grown-up these days. This one is made from stunning reclaimed wood and sits higher than the average platform bed. The platform lip is large enough along the edges, which makes it easy to get in and out.

Ditch Your Nightstand for a Dresser

If you have space in your bedroom, why not break the rules and ditch your nightstand for a cool dresser? A dresser as a bedside table provides more storage options, adds an element of surprise and is functional. "In a historical home like ours, we always like to mix things up. Putting a handsome antique dresser next to your bed is a fun way to make a bold statement in your bedroom," said Susan Brinson from House of Brinson.

Natural Wood Elements Everywhere

We're seeing reclaimed wood elements everywhere in design, and the bedroom is no exception. The owners incorporated a distressed gray wood accent wall behind their bed for maximum impact. "I'm seeing natural wood elements pop up in so many different types of homes," said Kirsten Blazek from A 1000x Better. "I especially love wood in the bedroom for accent walls as it's a great way to quickly and easily warm up your space." If you want to recreate this look inexpensively, Stikwood makes peel-and-stick wood tile made with real wood pieces.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Using a dark color like black, navy blue, charcoal gray, or chocolate brown in your bedroom can really make your space feel ultra cozy and warm. If you're unsure about going for a dark paint color in your own bedroom, test it out in a guest bedroom first or try removable wallpaper to get a sense of the look.

Wallpaper Murals Are Everywhere

Wallpaper has been a big trend for several years now, but we're currently loving wallpaper murals. The difference between a mural and typical patterned wallpaper is that a mural is like a big piece of art rather than a repeating pattern or texture. Murals typically work better on one wall like the wall behind the bed. You can even find removable wallpaper murals now, which give you the option to change the look of your room easily.

Bedside Sconces Need Not Apply

To up the glam factor in your bedroom, skip the sconces and opt for hanging light fixtures over your nightstands. This might require some additional work from your electrician, but the results are truly stunning. This one move can instantly help your space feel like a stylish boutique hotel room. Jody Olivier from INDIEbungalow recently made this switch in her own bedroom and says she's now obsessed. "I want to switch out the sconces in every bedroom in our house now. Get a quote from your electrician before you buy your fixtures so you know how much your project will cost."

Twin Beds Are Sexy Again

Twin beds aren't just for kids' rooms anymore. This homeowner used twin beds in a guest bedroom and the result is surprisingly chic. Matching twin beds are a great option for vacation homes or cabins or if you happen to have multiple guest rooms in your home.

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