Not quite summer, on the cusp of spring, the Wisteria bloomed, and the skies deepened into blues. From her bedroom window, she watched the barren trees blossom with pinks, and whites. The racocous cheer of the children whooping playing hop-scotch. Spring felt nostalgic, the grey drab of winter transformed into something bold. The fragrance of ripe fruits permeating the air, rhubarbs and strawberries, blackcurrants and cherries. But that was in the outside world. For her home had the spring touch too. Fresh flowers preened and plunged into its water bath on the table. A tablecloth emblazoned with the flowers she so coveted. A bathroom adorned with pastel brights, namely pink. But if there was one room that screamed spring, it was her bold bedroom decor. Her quiet place, and safe haven, where three cats dozed lazily, their mouths slightly ajar. For they were dreaming about colourful bedroom trends, slipping into a world of colour, print, and texture. But how did her bedroom measure up?
From the bedding, to the wardrobes, her bedroom had personality. After all, our bedrooms were meant to represent who we were in our private lives. And who was A? Someone who craved quiet time and contemplation. A rest away from her colourfully vivid and vibrant life. A soothing tribute to the art of sleep, luring her into delicious slumber. A cozy small palace, adorned with trinkets, and photos. A contrast to any other room. The bedroom had developed over time, but now it was finally at the place she wanted it to be. There was no set era; a pastiche of interior design styles could be found. 80’s neon light signs intermingling with a celestial galaxy light. 50’s floral bedding, in the most beautiful of spring greens, littered with pink blooms. A patterned retro rug that was decidely sixties. 70’s boho throw pillows, that somehow tied into the floral bedding. She was usually more of a ‘matchy-matchy kind of girl’. But when it came to colourful bedroom trends, anything would go.
Though she wasn’t at home as often as she would like, her spring safe place was drenched in colour. Greens, oranges, pinks, and blues, offset by a calming ecru wall. Sloping ceilings, and glass mirrors. Once white furniture painted a delicious shade of green. But the real colour lurked inside. Wardrobes organized by clothing item, and colour. A splash of floral prints, polka dots, bold monochromatic brights, and layered fabrics. In some way, her interior design style reflected her fashion sensibilities. Eclectic, colourful, yet perfectly coordinated. Her pride and joy? The mantlepiece, adorned with hats, crowns, photos, and jewellery. A hodge podge of fashion, and interiors, a thieving young cat’s treasure trove.
After living in a world of instability, she wanted a spring bedroom that spoke to who she was. Bold, fearless and creative. Impossibly imaginative, thinking outside the box. Yet moments of calm, deep thinking, and quiet solitude. A meditative colourful retreat that spoke volumes about who she wanted to be. Someone who yes, was colourful, bold, and creative. But at the same time, needed some calm. After all, the bedroom was meant to be the most relaxing place in the house. And so she sifted through the memories of colourful bedroom styling ideas past. Lacing them together into one comprehensive guide that ticked every box. Was it colourful? Yes. Unapologetically her? Yes. Above all? It would raise hearts after long winter slumbers, coaxing its visitors into reverent nostalgia. Laced with wistful memories, personal touches, and everything you could possibly expect from a maximalist. From modern florals, to statement patterned furniture, the bedroom was welcoming in spring her way.
Try Modern Florals With A Twist
Florals were timeless. They transcended age, gender, and history, to become one of the most popular styling trends. But what was it about florals that appealed to A? It was whimsical, laced with playfulness. Infusing a space with life, colour, and exubarance. In nature, flowers made her feel safe, the scent of blooms drifting into her nostrils as she visibily relaxed. A calming infusion of nature’s best buddy, spilling over into her bedroom. But what were modern florals? They were rich floral prints in vibrant colours, juxtaposed against crisp white backdrops. For A, it was used in her bedding, with contemporary floral patterns in green, and pink, that were bright, yet pastel at the same time.
Colours like yellow, pink, and blue were also popular, with flowers like pansies, hydrangeas and roses, a popular choice. From bedding to wallpaper, modern florals were about making a statement in a way that embodied you. To A that meant loud, vibrant, in your face florals that were somehow subtle at the same time. Ditzy florals in a 50’s print, with a modern colour palette. Yet florals were popular throughout history. In the 50’s it followed the Early American style. Cabbage roses, and intertwining stalks. The 60’s were all about free love, embracing psychotropical blooms in liberating colours. Yet the 70’s had a more saturated colour palette. Mustard, orange, and avocado with groovy cartoonish florals.
No matter the era, florals played a prominient part. Though A used her bed to incorporate modern florals, it could be used anywhere. From furniture, to wallpaper, or even decor like mirrors, the floral print was here to stay. It reminded her of being outside, listening to the birds chirping playfully. The sun peeking through the trees. A rainbow of blooms saturated in the sun’s golden light. Drenched in sweet sepia tones. Ephemeral and beautiful, a print caught in time. A trend that came back again and again. When A saw her modern florals infused in her spring bedroom, it brought her joy and elation.
Invest In Statement Patterned Furniture
There was something special about a bespoke furniture piece drenched in colour-soaked patterns. Geometric swirls, and paisley motifs. Chevron, check, and stripes. Diamonds flirting with triangles. Polka dots dallying with florals. Her bedroom was no different. Furniture begging to be glossed up in statement prints. Sure, she had the retro print rug, and the nostalgic throw cushions. The floral bedding, and the colourful furniture. But she wanted something different. With the trend including materials and textiles like velvet, linen and cotton, there was plenty to choose from.
As more people looked for texture, and visual elements in their home, the statement furniture was making a huge comeback. But playing with patterns were a fine art. Large patterns could overwhelm a smaller room, while a small room needed big punchy prints to make an impact. And so she would use large, breathtaking prints, that could complement the colours that were already in the room. Sweet pastel tones like spring green, and tangerine orange a beautiful colour combination. Balance after all (even as a maximalist) was key. Breaking up the statement furniture with bold solid colours, as well as neutral hues, meant that her colourful bedroom still felt light, homely, and soothing. A place where her eyes could have a place to rest. She would use monochromatic hues for accent pieces, a black and white noir lamp on her bedside table, a green cactus lamp on the mantlepiece to add colour.
Go For Gold With A Feature Headboard
The bigger the headboard, the greater the night’s sleep. Or so the saying went. A loved a feature headband for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Aesthetically, it drew the visitors attention into the bedroom. Practically it made a good headrest for the ultimate night’s sleep. With the right bedframe, her spring makeover would feel fresh, light, and season appropriate. Though a feature wall was popular, colourful bedroom trends were moving towards a striking headboard design. From the colours used, to the material, size, and design, it was great way to bring personality into the bedroom.
For an eclectic approach, she could follow the statement furniture’s lead, and use patterns on the headboard. But as she had patterns already in the bedroom, she would use a colour palette instead. Blush pink would be the obvious choice, in a beautiful single fabric frame. Seeing as she had glorious hues of green throughout the bedroom, pink would be the complementary tone she needed, while matching her bedding too. If she wanted, she could run with the theme, and add pink and green accent tones throughout the bedroom. After all her bathroom had pink and yellow tones too, so it tied in together. A distinctive centrepiece that could be personalized to your needs, A could say a feature headboard being one of 2023’s biggest colourful bedroom trends.
Embrace Slow Living With Calming Maximalism
She never thought she would hear the words slow living and maximalism. After all, whenever we thought of sustainability, natural fabrics, and muted earth tones came to mind. Yet, this was not A’s aesthetic and she firmly believed that colour could be calming too. But how could you use colour to create a safe bedrooom space? Well though A loved bold, and bright colours, she found her bedroom craved light pastel tones. It was still maximalist, still bold, yet in a tranquil way. Light green like A used in her bedroom created a feeling of relaxation while pink lifted spirits. In contrast, the off-white that she had on the walls created clarity. Though she had some other colours in the bedroom, these were the main accent colours. It felt light, and bright.
From a sustainable point of view, slow living can be fun too. Think natural fabrics like rattan painted in colours like greens, blues, and oranges, juxtaposed with ‘plant shelves’. Given that nature was a big part of A’s life, incorporating the natural world into her home, made her bedroom soothing. The combinations of natural green, with ‘simulated colours’, gave the impression of a bedroom that offered joy, contentment, and tranquility. When visitors entered the room, she wanted them to feel like they had ‘gone away’ into a new world. It was almost travel-inspired. Sure, most versions of slow living was minimalist. But A was a colourful bold and loud enthusiast. Her bedroom needed to reflect that.
Go Back In Time With A Vintage Aesthetic
Was Ana a Retro Revival fan? Yes, she was. Dating back to the 1960’s designers looked to create a bright and bold interior design style that embodied hope. It was lively, and fun, something which still appealed to modern day designers. In A’s case much of her bedroom was vintage inspired. The 80’s neon lights, the 50’s bedding. The 60’s rug, and 70’s throw cushions. A’s biggest vintage inspiration? Undoubtably the 60’s characterized by timeless silhouettes that had a lived in feel. Playing with heritage looks that were lively, and packed with personality.
But what set the retro revival trend apart from the rest.Warm saturated tones like mustard, orange or what some might call ‘Wes Anderson’ colours were extremely popular, as well as fluent lines and layered textures. In contrast to the more traditional muted tones with occasional pops of boldness, A was firmly in the retro camp. After all maximalism was her middle name. Yet it was important to incorporate a vintage aesthetic tastefully. In A’s case, she would often look at a product (for example her patterned vintage rug), and design everything else around it. Think complementary similar tones, that verge on monochromatic while still having a contrast. Abstract shapes were also a big part of the retro revival moment. Playing with geometric or abstract shapes, like her rug and pillows, helped her room tell a story. Though her room wasn’t fully vintage, the pieces that she chose from different time periods, helped create a narrative.
It was important that her room was both modern, and retro, so she struck a balance between the two. There was the casual comfort in modern furnishings, like plush blankets, a nostalgic Moschino esque lamp. Glass mirrored wardrobes that stretched out across the expanse of the room. Clean fluid lines, and white-ecru paint. By layering pieces from different eras, she had created a design space that was both nostalgic and fresh. And so her hunt for colourful bedroom trends for spring had come to an end. Short, but sweet. An adventure into colour. A time capsule into the past. Though summer was lurking on the horizon, spring was very much at the forefront.
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