Designers: The Neutral Bedroom Is Out
March 2, 2020
Home stagers and real estate professionals often aim to evoke a calm, restful retreat when prepping a bedroom for showings. After all, that’s the part of the home where owners typically spend seven to eight hours a day. However, designers say the bedroom shouldn’t be completely neutral and devoid of any colors or patterns. One trendy way designers say a bedroom is being made more memorable is through patterned fabric headboards.
“I think the moment for simplicity in a bedroom has been done, and people are now wanting to see a bit more interest and playfulness in the bedroom,” Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors told Forbes.com. “A great way to ease into this is an upholstered headboard in a fun pattern.” The pattern could be in solids, stripes, or other contemporary or traditional prints.
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Lighting is important in staging a space, too, designers say. But don’t focus only on a table lamp. “Choose a gorgeous chandelier, pendant, or flush mount that is beautiful from all angles, including the bed,” Mel Bean of Mel Bean Interiors told Forbes.com.
Also, add in a place for seating, whether with upholstered chairs or a bench at the foot of the bed. “If your space is big enough, then a must-have is a bench at the foot of the bed,” Karin Bohn of House of Bohn told Forbes.com. “Having the extra piece of furniture for storage is important. It is also nice to have a place to sit down when getting ready or a space for extra decor.”
LeeAnn Baker of LeeAnn Baker Interiors told Forbes.com that creating a separate sitting area in a bedroom—such as with two chairs and an ottoman—is a great way to stage a space. Also, don’t forget to layer in the design of the space. “Layers are so important: various textures in the bedding and fabrics, mixing antique wood with a sleek bone nightstand, and statement lamps with mixed metals,” Bean adds.Source: “Interior Designers Share Their Favorite Bedroom Design Trends for 2020,” Forbes.com (Feb. 29, 2020)