The top bedroom trends 2022 include re-connecting with nature, clever storage, stylish ideas for renovating your master and bold pops of color to inject fresh energy into your décor this year.
Our bedrooms are one of the most important spaces in the home. They provide a space to retreat, relax and, most importantly, rest.
The top interior design trends for 2022 won’t just help make your home look good, but should help you feel good too. This year, there’s a greater focus on bringing calming natural elements in and pushing stress-inducing factors in the home out, with plenty of stylish solutions for how to de-clutter your home and give you more space to live and grow.
The most exciting bedroom trends and interior paint color trends for your space this year feature serene yet stylish color palettes, savvy storage and all the accessories that will increase the cozy factor in your sanctuary.
Top Bedroom trends 2022
Paneling will continue to be a popular style element in bedrooms this year, adding depth and texture to rooms. A timeless feature that instantly updates any room, paneling will look great behind the bed instead of a traditional headboard, becoming a sophisticated focal point whether you opt for a bold hue or a neutral tone.
“A big one [for 2022] will be paneling. It definitely gives a sense of classic luxury to a room and is a great statement wall that doesn’t look dated,” says influencer and host of the “Welcome Home” podcast, Emily Canham. “I think everyone loves making their homes something they’re proud of inside and reflects their lifestyles and personalities more than ever.”
It may seem like the exact opposite of what you want in your bedroom, but the cluttercore trend is all about curated maximalism. Adding loads of personality to the bedroom, IKEA predicts that the statement style will dominate 2022’s Spring/Summer interior design trends.
“To invoke the curated cluttercore trend and repurpose, store, and show off your items with flair, incorporate clashing tones, rich and textured materials with contrasting structures to provide a feeling of richness within the home,” says Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design Leader at IKEA UK and Ireland.
“Complement the soft edges of the BÖJA table lamp in nickel-plated/bamboo with the structured design of the LUBBAN trolley table, packed with mismatched and meaningful items. Pair the LEIKNY cushion coverand KRANSBORRE cushion to express yourself through vivid, eclectic color palettes. Think burnt orange with pops of ocean blue alongside delicate floral tones including pinks and blushes.”
Biophilic design is all about reconnecting with nature and bringing the outdoors in, and demand for this trend has soared by 200%.
“The lockdown throughout 2020 and 2021 has seen a lot of us spending a significant amount of time in our homes and we’re seeing Biophilic interior design becoming increasingly popular as we move into 2022,” comments Vicky Salmon, Head Florist at Interflora. “More of us are looking to bring elements of the outdoors into our homes, populating areas with plants that have both physical and mental wellbeing benefits as well as being aesthetically beautiful to look at.“
If you’re keen to incorporate this trend into your bedroom, opt for low-maintenance house plants that thrive in indirect sunlight. Interflora suggests a rubber plant, which are often referred to as the “perfect bedroom plant”.
“Not only does this plant provide the perfect addition to your biophilic design aesthetically, but it also has amazing health benefits,” notes Vicky. The plant assists in removing pollutants from the air such as Carbon Dioxide. It’s also the perfect plant for those who suffer from allergies as it doesn’t produce any pollen.”
4. Multifunctional Furniture
Many of us are still working from home in 2022, so multifunctional furniture is still a key design element for our homes in the year ahead. Aside from necessity, you get more for your money by investing in multifunctional furniture and it’s a simple way to save space.
“Whether you have a dedicated room to work in or like many of us, are updating a corner of your bedroom, it’s important to look beyond traditional furniture and instead design something with style in mind,” says Marc Epstein, Design Specialist and Creative Director of CARME Home.
“Desks that double up as dressing tables mean that your work can be hidden at the end of the day, enabling you to create an effective work-life balance without the temptation of jumping on your desk just before bed.”
5. Ottoman Beds
While nothing new, ottoman beds are set to see a revival in 2022. The hidden storage makes these types of beds a great option if you have a smaller space to work with.
“We are seeing a big trend for storage beds with drawers and ottoman beds with gas lifts with large and tall headboards,” says Rikki Khan, Product Designer at Sonno.
“More and more people want a bed that suits their own individual taste, which is why we’ve developed a wide range of fully customizable beds. The most popular colors for beds at the moment, which we predict will remain the case throughout 2022 are blue, purple, mink and gray.”
2022 bedroom color trends
The popularity of green in our homes isn’t going away any time soon and a range of shades will be big this year, from a calming sage green to deeper, bolder, emerald green tones.
B&Q predicts that the hue will be a big deal in bedroom trends for 2022 too:
“As we’ve seen, our love of nature is going to be a big interiors trend for 2022, and green is predicted to be the top interiors color trend of the year,” comments B&Q’s Director of Interiors & trends expert, Susie Spence.
Back-to-nature color schemes incorporating green hues is a big kitchen trend for 2022 too, and as Susie points out, there are many ways to use green in your home that don’t involve re-painting a room:
“There are many shades of green that you can incorporate into your home. Try lighter shades in bedrooms, and if a full wall is too far, try statement accessories as a subtle nod to the trend.”
For a warming, subtle bedroom design, opt for earth tones this year, such as Dunn-Edwards’ 2022 Color of the Year, “Art and Craft DET682“.
“This is a versatile color that we expect to see applied across a variety of industries and disciplines throughout 2022,” said Sara McLean, Color Expert and Stylist for Dunn-Edwards, in a press release. “I see bohemian glamour and a touch of autumn in Paris. “Art and Craft” is truly a down-to-earth color that signifies stability, comfort, and calm, a color that expresses what we all seek right now.”
Interior experts at Hi-Spec Design agree: “Brown works well in a room as it brings the tones down within a space and can work really well with brighter “pops” of color throughout a space.”
Blue tones have seen a rise in popularity, and with this classic color being a pivotal shade within Color of the Year announcements (think Dulux’s “Bright Skies” and Pantone’s “Very Peri”), blue hues aren’t going anywhere.
Valspar Paint has created a “Be(at) the Blues” color palette, helping reclaim January as a month of color and confidence. Will Thompson, Head Of Product Marketing at Valspar Paint, explains the inspiration behind the new palette, and how using blue can impact our surroundings, as well as our minds.
“Our environment can have a big impact on our mood including the color of our surroundings. Blue tones have a biophilic nature and therefore evoke a stress-relieving and mood-boosting atmosphere,” he says.
“Hazy, muted, and softer shades are all grounded in the natural world and encourage us to reflect and take a moment of calm. Whilst fresher cleaner tones, such as teals and turquoises, encourage more light into a space, boosting serotonin and enhancing positive moods. Instead of feeling blue this January, we want to paint the month blue, helping people to Color with Confidence and optimize their homes for calm and restoration.”