Bedroom trends for 2021

Posted on 25th January, 2021

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Looking for some bedroom design inspiration? Perhaps you’re planning a bedroom overhaul and don’t know where to start? Then read on as we catch up with Daval’s Creative Director, James Bodsworth, to discuss the bedroom trends to look out for this year.

Image shows walk in dressing area in Varenna Mayfair

Luxe neutrals
A more pared back, luxe neutral colour palette really took off in home interiors in 2020. You only have to search the #neutralhome on Instagram and you’re presented with more than 350,000 results, meaning this trend isn’t one that’s going anywhere anytime soon.

“They key to making neutrals still feel cosy enough to work in your bedroom is to make sure you create lots of texture”, says James Bodsworth, creative director at Daval. “Textured paint is a great way to add interest to a statement wall behind your bed, for example. The rougher texture helps create depth and shadow which in turn draws the eye to the other surface textures around the room.”

But creating the perfect textured neutral palette need not stop at coarser paint finishes or mixing chunky, luxe throws with finer, lighter linens. Texture can also be added through bedroom furniture, by incorporating built in pieces that beautifully mimic a textured finish.

James adds: “Our linen effect Langham wardrobe doors in beige silk recreate the tactile look of a linen weave. They’re a beautifully delicate choice for adding texture while sticking with a neutral palette and look stunning paired alongside the perfect neutral suede ottoman or a statement boucle chair.”

Image shows Langham wardrobes in Beige Silk framed in Grey Oak with Brushed Bronze handles
Image shows Langham wardrobes in Beige Silk framed in Grey Oak with Brushed Bronze handles
Image show detail of Langham drawers finished in Beige Silk with Brushed Bronze handles
Image show detail of Langham drawers finished in Beige Silk with Brushed Bronze handles

Matte and super-matte finishes
Low and layered lighting created by combining hanging bedside lights, floor lamps and wall sconces will be a key bedroom trend this year as we create a welcoming sanctuary that transports us away from the stresses of our daily lives. But surface finishes also go a long way to helping create that perfectly lit bedroom and a delightful, restful ambiance.

James explains: “Matte finishes on furniture including wardrobes and dressing tables with built in drawers absorb excess light instead of reflecting it, meaning they throw less light around the space and really help to create a warmer feel for a bedroom.

“Matte finishes also work well in darker colours, which have become increasingly popular for creating a moody yet warm aesthetic that lends itself well to a bedroom. Our Mayfair range in a finish like Super Matt Charcoal is a beautiful example of matte texture and deep, bold colour working seamlessly together, before adding brushed brass Armac Martin handles to draw the eye in.”

Mayfair wardrobes in Super Matte Charcoal
Image shows Mayfair wardrobes in Super Matte Charcoal

Bespoke dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobes
As more of us shop to curate a sustainable yet timeless capsule wardrobe, having a dedicated space to display the items of clothing we love to wear has become increasingly important in bedroom design.

James says: “The walk-in wardrobe is enjoying a revival, but this time – rather than being a space that connects a master bedroom to the en-suite – it is becoming a dedicated room of its own. Many people are choosing to transform a spare bedroom into a dedicated walk-in wardrobe space to give their clothes the space they need.

“Creating a bespoke walk-in wardrobe or dressing room helps you think about exactly how you want to curate and display your clothes and provides the additional sense of space you need to just let everything breathe. Creating a separate dressing room is also a great way to free-up space in a smaller master bedroom as you don’t require a built-in wardrobe, which allows for a more open plan and airy design.”

Want more ideas to create your perfect bedroom? We’d love to help. For more inspiration and ideas, why not download our brochure (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Image shows bespoke dressing room with Talpa cabinetry and shelving framed in Langham Beige Silk
Image shows bespoke dressing room with Talpa cabinetry and shelving framed in Langham Beige Silk

Alternatively, you can find the Daval showroom nearest to you, or contact our team at head office with any questions. We’re always delighted to help!