The Neutral Bedroom Is Out

Real estate professionals and home stagers are charged with making a home look appealing for buyers. The trouble is that every buyer has their own style and preferences. The result is that neutral palettes and subtlety are used to appeal to a wider audience.

When it comes to the bedroom, staging it as relaxing and comfortable as possible is the goal. You want to invite people to sleep and relax there. Neutral colors have traditionally been the best way to do this. However, designers are now saying that the bedroom shouldn’t be completely neutral. With color trends shifting in 202, bedrooms should not be devoid of any colors or patterns. Experienced real estate professionals are reporting that added colors and patterns are memorable and appealing to potential buyers.

The once simplistic trend for bedrooms is past. The trend buyers are attracted to now seems to be geared towards playfulness. People want bedrooms that are more fun. This involves the use of colors and patterns. Fabric on the headboards is currently one of the most popular design trends. Patterns can be stripes, solids, or contemporary prints. Adding lamps, pillows and other accent pieces in bold colors adds to the character and fun of the room.

Adding in a place for seating is also a new trend for bedrooms. Add an upholstered chair or a bench at the foot of the bed. You can even add a bench at the end of the bed if you have the space. You get extra storage and an accessory to add some more color. Some designers are creating a separate sitting area in a bedroom. Two chairs and an ottoman make a perfect addition.

Layers are also important. You want the bedroom to have different textures across the room. Fabrics and materials including wood and metal need to be integrated into the design. Texture and colors are the best way to make a statement on the bedroom. Just take care not to overdo it. Too many conflicting patterns or textures can be chaotic instead of fun.

Most designers agree that color is the most difficult art to get right. Colors are fickle as are individuals looking to buy houses. There are so many hues and shades for each color, the choice seems endless. When you use more than one color, they also have to compliment each other and be put together in the right proportions. Without harmony, you once again get chaos.

Where each color falls on a color wheel defines if it is a warm or cool color. Warm colors include red, yellow, orange as they are considered to be vibrant. Cool colors include blue, green, and purple. Warmer colors create a positive and fun vibe and are often ideal for entertaining spaces. However, with bedrooms becoming more playful, these can work here too. Cool colors work in the bedroom too, because they are more subdued and relaxing.

Neutral colors fall under both categories. Brown and beige are warmer while gray is a cool neutral color. Walls are best when painted in neutral tones. Then add the color through your accessories and accents. You can achieve the vibe you want without going overboard with color.  Accent colors with plenty of neutrals to balance them out provide a place for the eye to rest.…