Warm and muted hues ideal for a restful bedroom
Spring is here and there is nothing like a decor update to celebrate the new season.
“So many people neglect the look and feel of their bedrooms despite it being the place we spend most of our time,” Jill O’Donoghue, interior stylist at The Furniture Gallery, says.
“Your bedroom should be a combination of current trends and timeless pieces that fit into your own personal style.”
Adairs’ Denise Leki says there are two key colour directions for 2016-17.
“Firstly there is lush botanical greens and bright intense blues that connect with the sea and sky,” she says, while at the other end of the spectrum are softer tones including muted pinks, soft corals and greys.
Georgie Leckey, owner and designer at Heatherly Design, says linen is still a key trend in the bedroom, and is perfect for creating a relaxed look.
Linen House creative director Michele Duncan agrees.
“We see natural materials and textures such as linen and chenille making a big comeback,” she says. “These organic fibres are light and breathable in the warmer months and make for better sleep.”
Scandi-style interiors are still going strong, according to Ms O’Donoghue. Think a neutral palette of shades of grey and white, and warm timber accents.
“This is a popular trend for the bedroom as it uses calm, soothing colours and minimalistic furniture pieces resulting in a relaxing, welcoming space,” she says.
When it comes to colour, Ms Duncan says classic spring hues are still in demand with designers. “Pastel pinks and yellows are still dominating for this spring/summer season as they give bedrooms a sense of freshness and calm,” she says.
Other colour trends, according to Ms Leckey, include blue-greys, soft mulberry pinks, light warm greys and smoky charcoals.
“We are seeing more earthy colours appearing in new textile collections,” she says. “And those colours have filtered down into some gorgeous velvet cushions in mustard, moss green and beige.”
Mercer + Reid Native bedlinen from Adairs