Even though bedrooms are considered the sanctuary of our homes, they often fall low on the list of rooms to refresh. Instead, shared spaces like living rooms and kitchens steal focus when it comes to seasonal updates—but we’re here to tell you that you deserve a beautiful, updated bedroom for 2023.
With this in mind, we turned to some of our favorite designers and interior experts to tell us what bedroom design trends they predict for the coming year.
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Warm, Earthy Tones and Colors
Betsy Smith, a color consultant for Graphenstone, says that in 2023, bedrooms are warming up. "We’ll see a lot of earthy shades with a warm comforting quality, like warm clay and coral, as well as layering in darker shades of amber and plum," Smith shares with us. "This adds depth, and the touch of coral adds a modern edge.”Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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An Emphasis on Lighting Design
In addition to the colors on the walls, Smith says that in 2023, lighting will also be used to emphasize warmth. “Make sure you think about lighting, as it’s so important in a bedroom," Smith says. "Warm filament bulbs bring out the red undertones after dark and envelop the bedroom with a warm glow."
Gena Kirk, VP of corporate design at KB Home, agrees. “Adding a variety of lighting, from overhead lighting to pendant lighting over the nightstands, will allow you to easily adjust to how you are using the space," she says.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Playful Lampshades and Light Coverings
Charlie Dumais, a ceramicist at design studio Dumais Made, says that 2023 will bring a lot more expression in smaller accent pieces in our bedrooms, such as lampshades. "With our bedroom lamps, we predict seeing a lot more saturated colors, more glossy than matte finishes, and more elaborate shades,” Dumas tells us.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Small Upgrades That Are Super Luxe
Kirk also predicts that in the coming year, people will upgrade the small details of their bedrooms with the goal of creating a more luxurious space.
“Now more than ever, it’s important that we have spaces of respite, like our bedrooms, that fit our unique needs to relax and retreat,” Kirk tells us. “This means something different to everyone—whether it’s investing in more closet space or organization, a luxury item like new bedding, or adding smart technology to make life easier, like automated shades or remote lighting. The trend is to focus on what you need.”Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Interesting Uses of Paint and Color
Smith tells us that in 2023, we’ll see decorators using paint in interesting ways to define areas, like paint as a headboard that can be changed with the season. "People are looking for innate calmness and tranquility, particularly in a bedroom,” she says. “Paint does this in a natural way.’
Designer Anastasia Casey also predicts uses of color that we haven’t seen before. “Layered, saturated, and monochromatic color will be big—think 8 shades of olive, all slightly off from each other," Casey shares.
Cristina Lehman of C. Lehman Home agrees, too, noting that these choices will all lead to a change in bedroom ambiance. “I think we'll start seeing more moodier, darker colors in bedrooms. People will be more willing to try out darker paint on the walls, darker bedding, or darker curtains.”Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Thoughtful, Inspired Purchases
“During the past few years, people were so focused on cozying up their bedrooms that much of what was bought was spur-of-the-moment and not necessarily quality-made,” Kristina Phillips of Kristina Phillips Interior Design tells us. “I believe that 2023 will be an opportunity to take a more customized and curated approach to the overall look and feel of the bedroom."
When it comes to quality versus quantity, designers are opting for high-quality, thoughtful decor all the way. Phillips says that when it comes to how people implement this, it will all come down to finding inspiration.
“Unique items, big and small, that are inspired by favorite hotel or Airbnb stays will be the priority,” she says. “Adorn the wall with photographs from a recent trip to Greece that you finally properly framed. Take inspiration from the color palette to determine a new rug or bed linens so the room feels fresh.”Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Bedding and Linens in Pretty Patterns
Crisp, white hotel bedding has been the popular choice over the past few years, but the team at Cozy Earth says that’s changing.
"When it comes to design trends in the bedroom, one thing that we have seen is floral and striped bedding,” they tell us. “We’re excited to mix our timeless neutral designs with florals and stripes. We like to stick to a neutral palette that allows our customers to change out smaller items like throws and pillows to stay on trend."
Casey agrees. “I think we’ll be seeing way more patterns introduced in the bedroom," she says. "I think linen will still rule the world, but I’m excited to see brands pushing more plaids, stripes, and florals out on their linen products."Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Scalloped and Curved Edges
While curves and scalloped edging have been making their way into more and more homes, Casey says she thinks we’ll see this even more in the coming year—but with a twist.
“Furniture will continue to focus on curves and scallop details, but in larger scales than what we’ve been seeing in 2022,” Casey says. “I think we’ll see way more of that moving forward."Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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A few designers note that 2023 will also bring on more wallpaper, but possibly in smaller doses or interesting ways.
“Next year will be all about wallpaper,” Phillips says. “Use beautiful murals and interesting patterns to create a room with visual interest.”
“We’ve also seen wallpaper patterns and prints resurge in popularity,” Kirk says. “Consider adding an accent wall with a bold pattern in neutral colors to create whimsy and character without overwhelming the space.”Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Embellished Window Treatments
Davina Ogilvie, the founder of custom window treatment company Wovn Home, says that when it comes to bedroom window treatments in 2023, we’re going to see a rise in fun finishings and edges—especially as a way to show personality in an already personal space.
"In 2023, I expect to see more embellishments on bedroom window treatments, from fringe trim on drapery leading edges to scalloped edge roman shades and shaped cornices,” Ogilvie says. “These details make bedrooms more personalized and add punch to simpler, more streamlined alternatives."Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Peace and Harmony in the Space
Sam Struck of StruckSured Interiors says that he believes the current trend toward calming spaces will continue into bedrooms in the coming year. “Modern organic colors and textures are still very much ‘in’ and bring such peace and harmony to a space," he says. "Low-profile and light furniture continue to be popular and on-trend.”
Alex McBride, the design program manager at Vacasa, agrees. “I think the very nature-driven, naturally organic aesthetic in bedrooms will continue to flourish in 2023," she says. "We see this in the popularity of brands like Jenni Kayne Home, The Citizenry, and Parachute. As the emphasis on wellness strengthens in our everyday lives, so too does the need for a relaxing and tranquil space to unwind.”