Short of a complete design re-do, the easiest way to freshen your most personal space (your bedroom,) is to invest in new bedding that works with your existing decor.

Freshome.com offers 4 trends we’re currently seeing. However, I don’t consider them necessarily trends, but classic design, especially if you love them. They will always endure if they’re right for you.

Besides fabulous bedding, one other important comfort factor is to have a soft, cushy rug under your feet as you leave your bed in the morning and drop into at night. So much better than barefeet on a hard, cold floor. Choose one you love and it will serve you for a long time.

Take a look and see what you think:

Choose all-white fabrics.

Choose all-white fabrics for a clean look. Image: Sean Litchfield Photography

All white as a 2017 bedding trend

There’s something so inviting about a white room. Whether that’s because of comparisons to crisp, hotel linens or thanks to subconscious associations with cleanliness is up for debate. Either way, one’s thing’s for sure: this neutral hue is not going anywhere.

Sometimes, white bedding is just one element of an all white design. If that look is your goal, the key to success is remembering that not all whites are created equal. Be sure to mix in a variety of patterns, textures, materials and shades to help keep the space visually interesting.

Other times, white linens are used to provide contrast from the rest of the room. If that’s what you’re going for, aim to make your bedding pop as dramatically as possible. Use a monochromatic color palette to achieve a classic aesthetic or try setting your white textiles against a variety of natural materials for a more modern take.

Make your bedroom into an oasis. Image: LeBlanc Design

Serene retreats

It’s no secret that, for many, the bedroom serves as an oasis. Particularly with the advent of lavish en-suite bath setups and private decks, our sleeping quarters have transformed from strictly utilitarian spaces into retreats that serve as an escape from our busy lives. There’s no reason why your bedding can’t serve the same purpose.

One way to make sure your textiles drive home a relaxed feel is by taking a closer look at color psychology. Blue — particularly in lighter shades like sky and steel — has been shown to evoke feelings of safety and serenity. Consider adding these hues through accent pillows and accessories such as blankets and bed skirts.

You could also take this look a step further by decking out the room in a full-on coastal style. Here, in addition to contrasting fresh whites and pale blues, focus on including patterns that harken back to afternoons spent on the sand. For example, you may want to look for bedspreads that showcase a seashell or anchor theme. If you can, round out the whole look by using furniture and décor items made from fibers such as wicker.

Mix and match patterns.

Mix and match bedding patterns to create a modern ’70s feel. Image: Southland Building & Remodel

Mix and match patterns

Interior design and fashion trends often have a ton of overlap — especially where textiles are concerned. One look at the prints dominating this year’s fashion scene was enough to verify that mix-and-match bedding wasn’t far behind in 2017 bedding trends.

As for how to pull this trend off without having the look feel overwhelming, there are a few tricks to keep in mind. Even when you’re only considering duvets, shams and throw pillows, stick to a maximum of three patterns and follow the 60/30/10 rule. Choose one pattern to be the main visual element and use it throughout 60% of the space, the second pattern to accent 30% of the space, and a third, bolder option to be used in the final 10%. For each one, be sure to vary the type and scale of pattern you’re using, so they don’t seem too repetitive.

Additionally, it’s important to remember that you need to ground these spaces with a few unifying elements. If possible, try setting your patterns against neutral paint colors and flooring. Incorporating a consistent color palette through your fabrics will also help tie the design together.

Create clean lines.

Focus on carrying clean lines through your bedding. Image: Dwelling Home

Clean contemporary lines

Mixed patterns aren’t the only ’70s throwback to make their way into this year’s bedding and fashion trends. In both the sleek silhouettes of A-line dresses and modern takes on duvet covers and sheets, you can clearly see a return to contemporary style.

Though it may seem like a total departure from the mix-and-match aesthetic above, that’s not necessarily true. Geometric patterns were a huge component of contemporary design its first time around. The major difference between these two trends are the visual lines that each one creates.

Contemporary style is all about maintaining sharp edges and harsh contrasts. To do this, make sure your bedding features either a solid color or a print with rigidly defined shapes. It’s also helpful to echo these lines throughout the room, so this trend may work best for those whose furniture already has similar angles to it.

 

Pick and choose the trends you follow.
 

Until next time…

Blessings from my home to yours,

Nancy
Dedicated to helping you create spaces that foster happiness and well-being


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