As a dedicated zone for rest, the bedroom tends to be a place where we spend a lot of our time at home. It’s also one of the easiest rooms to refresh (no new kitchen cabinet or tile installation required). If you can’t resist changing up your bedroom’s atmosphere—whether you’re in search of the perfect setup or love embracing a range of aesthetics—you’ll want to pay attention to the trends that are on the rise for 2023. From elaborate drapery to fantasy forest decor, take a look at the bedroom trends that designers and experts predict will be big in the year ahead.
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“What’s often seen as a fashion no-no is a big design yes,” says designer Jay Jeffers of mixing patterns. He recommends: “Opt for stripes, checkers, and florals all in the same tone for an eclectic vibe. This is one of my favorite tips, as playing around with different patterns gives way to a totally new realm of creativity and a chance to truly make a space yours.”
In this bedroom, the designer leaned into the concept with a geometric patterned rug, striped pillows, and a custom hide wall by Kyle Bunting.
A trend that will continue to pop off? “Investing in quality custom drapery that enhances the architecture of the home,” says designer Jerad Gardemal.
And that doesn’t mean your drapery has to be limited to its classic use as a window treatment. Employ the decor element as a backdrop behind (or perhaps instead of) a headboard, as designers Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos did in this bedroom. Or use drapery to line a hallway that leads to an en suite bathroom from your bedroom or to simply cover up a plain wall in lieu of wall decor.
“We are infusing walnut wood into new projects, and I think it’s going to have a large comeback—even in accent areas or as a compliment to another wood type (it pairs beautifully with white oak!),” says designer Lindye Galloway. She adds: “It’s always been there but hasn’t been the highlight for years. Its warm color and consistent grains make this wood a top pick for the new year.”
In the bedroom, consider walnut wood furniture like a platform bed and dressing chair. Or go all out with a closet wall made of the material.
Interior design by Pamela Shamshiri.
Art Deco design is iconic for a reason, and designers predict the style is on the rise. “Art Deco has a modern feel that also plays into unique shapes and geometry while also emphasizing art and rich materials,” says designer Tatiana Seikaly. “You can play around with such a beautiful mix without going overboard.”
Some modern Art Deco designs incorporate selective elements of the style, including this bedroom designed by Joshua Greene which features triangle print wallpaper in a more neutral color palette.
Designer Rachel Burger expects curved furniture to be huge in 2023. Take note of this bedroom by Richard Beard for major inspiration. The custom asymmetrical headboard designed by BAMO evokes the shape (and feeling of safety that allows for regeneration!) of a cocoon. And if you have the space, you might want to consider a curved sofa or round bed.
In the world of wallcoverings, designer Eddie Maestri predicts landscapes and graphic architectural scenes will take over. These scenes are often reserved for grand dining rooms, but they can make any bedroom feel not only bright and cheery but grounded in nature and architectural wonder.
Interior design by Bailey McCarthy.
Pinterest predicts that eclectic, nature-inspired decor will take over sacred spaces in 2023. Specifically, searches for “weirdcore bedroom” are up 540 percent. Other increases in search include “fantasy mushroom art,” “vintage mushroom decor,” (a trend we predicted late last year!) and “freaky wallpaper.”
This bedroom—designed by Hinterland for the Kingston Design Connection Showhouse in 2022—blends those elements to create a forest floor boudoir. Adorned with collected treasures and mushroom motifs (including in the wallpaper and a stained glass window!), the moody room is reminiscent of a witchy woodland escape.
“Green spaces require maintenance, but I expect we’ll see more of this in home design—from greenhouses to seasonal gardens or a simple indoor green space,” says designer Mariana Yu.
Any easy way to get started is with houseplants in the bedroom. Place them on a nightstand like in this bedroom decorated by Space Exploration Design, or let them find a home on a windowsill or in hanging planters.
On the trend as a whole, Yu adds: “In countries such as Korea, the law requires public projects to dedicate a certain percentage to biophilia because of the beneficial effects of indoor green spaces, so I hope we see more and more of this in multi-family projects in the U.S.”
If you love the concept of a canopy bed—from princess-like setups to four-poster beds with curtains—you’ll adore tented canopy rooms as an elevated alternative. For this room in the 2022 Kips Bay Showhouse, designer Ashley Gilbreath brought the look to life with an elegant gold-and-white striped pattern. Designer Zoë Feldman also incorporated a 2D version of the look into a living room in House Beautiful‘s 2022 Whole Home using striped wallpaper.
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