As your own private sanctuary, you want your bedroom to be a space where you can relax in true comfort. A place for rest as well as storage, it needs to strike the balance between functionality and beauty.
Bedroom design trends tend to transition every few years, but here are some timeless trends that will never go out of fashion. Bookmark this list for your next bedroom makeover.
1. Add in some accent lighting
Create a relaxing and inviting environment with accent lighting that highlights specific features of your room. Emphasise a piece of artwork, a feature wall or simply draw attention to the lighting itself. Accent lighting tends to be softer than ceiling lighting, ideal for protecting your essential sleep hormone, melatonin, frequently compromised by bright lights.
2. Personalise with artwork
Being one of the more private areas of your home, your bedroom is a space you can shape into a true reflection of your personal style. Artwork is the perfect way to uniquely personalise your bedroom and add a splash of colour without having to paint. Tie the colours in your artwork to pillows and blanket to achieve a cohesive look.
3. Get clever with storage
Modern design is as much about functionality as it is about aesthetics. Many bed bases double as sneaky storage facilities adding concealed drawer space to your bedroom. Maximise your wardrobe space by using storage cubes, baskets, hooks, racks and shelving dividers to keep your space decluttered and tidy.
4. Go green
Plants add a finishing touch to your bedroom aesthetic while enhancing the tranquillity of the space. Studies show that being near or touching a plant for even a few minutes can improve mood and reduce stress, so it is best to choose real plants. Seek undemanding, indoor plants that act as a free air purifier – absorbing harmful toxins from the air in your bedroom.
5. Consider the guest bedroom too
Turn your guest bedroom into an inviting oasis, a home away from home for your friends and family. Add a splash of colour with some artwork on the walls or more colourful bedding and a touch of nature with some indoor plants. A comfortable Pure Trio mattress is an effortless way to add comfort to your guest bedroom. The unique adjustable three layer design allows you to easily modify the softness to suit your guests’ preferences.
6. Invest in quality
Since we spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, and the quality of our sleep has a direct impact on our health, it makes sense to choose a high-quality mattress for your bedroom. While it may seem like a large investment at the time, when you consider the years it will last you, your investment is more affordable than you think. All of our mattresses come with a 21 year guarantee – over double that of your average mattress – making them even more of a sound investment.
7. Include different textures
Adding texture is an easy way to make a space more interesting. Choose a chunky woven rug for the floor or throw a knitted blanket across the bottom of the bed. Tiled feature walls and bed headboards are another way to add texture.
8. Choose sustainable bedding
Every time we make a purchase, we are voting with our wallet. Consider the current and future health of the earth by opting for a mattress and bedding made from sustainable products and manufactured ethically. We know sustainability is important to our customers so, at Latex Mattress Australia, we harvest pure and natural latex from only sustainable plantations. Natural latex is 100% biodegradable which means it will not be clogging up landfill for years to come. And as we handcraft our mattresses in Australia from our Brisbane factory, you can rest easy knowing you are investing in a product which is manufactured ethically and by staff who are well-paid for their work.
9. Keep it chemical free
We are exposed to an increasingly high level of chemicals and toxins in our environment all of which add to the load on our body. Some, such as air pollution, we cannot control, so it is important for our health that we reduce what we can. Most mattresses and bedding options on the market are laden with toxic chemicals. These are not only potentially harmful to our health but also add to the planet’s strain. Choose natural materials for your mattress and bedding to reduce the chemical load in your bedroom.
We use the Dunlop method to manufacture our natural latex without using any synthetic fillers. This means our mattresses are 100% natural and completely chemical free.