Update your bedroom and get a good night’s sleep with our selection of the latest trends.
‘Homeowners are increasingly looking for simple ways to create an exciting bedroom interior,’ says Chris Ward, marketing director at Hypnos. ‘If you want to go for an attention-grabbing design, choose a headboard in a bold colour, such as deep purple or lime green, or featuring an intricate pattern. Elongated, tall boards are also coming onto the scene, as well as those with a deeply buttoned pattern or P-shaped wings.’
If function is your priority, then go for a divan or storage bed. ‘Storage beds have seen a big rise in popularity lately, and are a perfect solution if you have small bedrooms and are struggling for space,’ explains Time4Sleep’s director Jonathan Warren.
Hi-tech solution: Concealed media storage
Fusing design with technology, the Kaydian Bowburn bed is a clever idea if you don’t want a visible TV in your room. The padded headboard creates a comfy back rest and the high foot end houses a TV (not included) up to 32 inches. Beneath, there is also a compartment for a DVD player or games console.
The latest in bedroom comfort is latex memory foam mattresses. Pledging to change the way that you sleep for decades – with a lifespan of 20 years, compared with eight years for a normal sprung mattress – they are priced to reflect this. That’s because they are odourless, soft and comfy, come paired with the latest spring technology, and don’t contain allergy-causing chemicals. Plus, there’s also the promise of a temperature-controlled, personalised (each side adapts individually), luxurious sleeping experience.
An award-winning mattress, the Sealy Signature Hybrid with Geltex offers all the support of a normal memory foam, but on top of 4,200 specially designed standard and mini pocket springs. Its Smart Fibre and Adaptive technologies help keep dust mites away and boost humidity evaporation respectively.
If you’re not redecorating your entire room, then the fastest and easiest way to refresh the look is with the latest, wow-factor designs.
A big bold design with vibrant colours works well teamed with white and wooden furniture. For a coherent scheme, pick out shades from the duvet to use on your flooring and accessories.