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7 Bedroom Furniture Trends in 2022 – Design Ideas for a Modern Home

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To keep our bedrooms cozy and looking sharp, we’re always on the lookout for new furniture to enhance our downtime. Especially with most of us spending a lot more time at home since the pandemic, we need the best furniture and bedding we can find. Let’s take a gander at the hottest new bedroom furniture trends this year.

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Top 7 Bedroom Furniture Trends in 2022

1. Natural Furniture

Sustainability and eco-friendliness are extremely hot right now, and they’re only going to get bigger. This ranges from your bedding (linen and cotton) to furniture too. There’s something very rustic and comforting about a wicker chair. Rattan is another alternative if you happen to dislike wicker for some inexplicable reason.

For a more classic natural style, go with classic wood furniture. A big part of sustainability is making sure your furniture is responsibly sourced from renewable forests and not old-growth forests; the latter is sometimes used to produce oak and other hardwood furniture.

Natural bedroom design often focuses on creating an airy space full of natural light and calming greens or neutral tones like tan, beige, or terracotta. Lean into this with your furniture choices, and adding some plants might be nice, too!


2. Bold Color

Gone are the days of understated and boring bedrooms as people are embracing bright, bold colors that liven up their living spaces. Our bedrooms are our most intimate spaces, so it only makes sense we want them to be visually appealing, relaxing, and beautiful.

Bold combinations of colors are huge right now, to express some of the pent-up creative energy we’ve all been storing up. Combos like sunny yellow and indigo blue as well as lime green with neon pink are two examples of how you can make your bedroom more exciting and interesting.

Consider a big bed with a huge and colorful headboard, or dressers painted atypical colors to fit within your bedroom theme. Perhaps a cozy, cheerful sofa or chair, assuming you have a spare corner to fit one.


3. Huge Headboards

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Headboards are back in, and they’re bigger and brighter than ever. Large, upholstered headboards with beautiful colors and patterns can easily become a primary point of visual interest in your bedroom, so don’t skimp out on them! Beds are one of the most important investments you can make, and a gorgeous headboard is like the cherry on top.

Brilliant patterns and coordination with your wall can make a headboard a piece of art in its own right. Adding wallpaper or throws that match or complement your headboard only further improves its visual appeal and presence in the room.

Rather than boring old wood headboards, go with a matte printed headboard with a rounded or asymmetrical design. The bigger and weirder, the better.


4. Mix & Match Furniture

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Most people are probably guilty of buying matching furniture sets, thinking it’s making their lives easier. This was fine for a number of years, but matching sets are oh-so-boring as we barrel into 2022. It’s time to take risks.

Pick out a primary color, like yellow, and find other yellow furniture with varying shades. The idea is to layer your room with a complex web of richly similar shades. Ideally, you want at least one piece of furniture that contradicts the overall theme, if only to add some balance. For example, a room dominated by yellows and oranges can benefit from a striking violet.

Of course, neutral-colored furniture is always welcome as long as it fits the overall schema of the room. Think deeper blues, warm whites, and more cheery accent pieces.


5. Intimate Wall Lighting

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Our bedrooms are our most intimate spaces, so it only stands to reason that we would want similarly intimate lighting. Overhead lighting is a necessity and stimulates the awake parts of our brains, but low, romantic lighting helps ease us into a sense of tranquil relaxation.

Focus less on your overhead lights and consider what smaller accent lighting can do to enhance your bedroom’s aesthetic. Multi-colored light bulbs like a Philips Hue can change your room’s entire mood at the touch of a button, so play with your options! As long as your light is strong enough to read and see by, go wild and experiment with different types of wall lighting.


6. Maximum Comfort

Since COVID lockdowns forced us all indoors, we realized how uncomfortable our old furniture was and began to value luxuriant comfort. Even now as many folks work from home and have home offices in a corner of their rooms, we’re on the lookout for every possible ergonomic advantage that can maximize our comfort.

Plush cushions, down bedding, and even sofas are making their way into bedrooms. Rather than focus solely on what furniture looks like, we’re now seriously entertaining the notion that our furniture primarily exists for our comfort.

Think plush, suede, velvet, silk. If it feels nice and you can see yourself enjoying the texture daily, find something that suits your mood and lifestyle.


7. Boho-Chic

Bohemian or boho-chic is becoming hot with the masses as its many aspects continue to resonate with people: contrasting colors and textures, natural light, plants, loads of patterns, fringes, and more. Eclectic is likely the best word to describe boho-chic, and this is the perfect time to get in on it.

Focus on carefree, whimsical room design, with lots of light tones. Boho-chic eschews black and prefers to pair lighter warm tones with opposing cool colors. Bright colors generally aren’t very boho-chic.

Interestingly, natural furniture leans into this aesthetic style, as do many other entries on this list. Throw in some globally-themed prints and tasteful mood lighting, and you have yourself a boho-chic bedroom.

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How Do I Decide What Trends To Adopt In My Bedroom?

All these trends can get confusing to keep track of, not to mention figuring out exactly which ones go together. Thankfully, we’re about to break many of these entries into categories that pair well together. Bear in mind that much of home bedroom design is deeply personal, so if something different works for you, don’t let us tell you differently.

Trend Pairings Include:
  • Huge headboards, by virtue of their existence, demand you accompany them with bold color. You could also opt to mix and match furniture if you’re feeling frisky, or consider maximum comfort along the way.
  • Most entries on this list play well with boho-chic. It’s such an easy-going and relaxed aesthetic style, and as long as you don’t go too dark or edgy, virtually anything is fair game to fit in.
  • Intimate wall lighting and maximum comfort come together to create a highly sensual atmosphere that’s perfect for relaxing at the end of a long day or with a significant other.

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Conclusion

No matter which of the modern bedroom furniture trends we’ve listed here you go for, you’ll have a bedroom that is ultimately uniquely yours to enjoy for many years to come. The main aspect is to ensure that you are comfortable and get a good nights sleep but by adding some bold colors and intimate lighting, you’ll wake up in a stylish room you can be proud of.


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