What’s Hot & What’s Not: Bedroom Trends For 2016 Vs. 2017!

Dec 26, 2016

Keeping up with the dynamic design trends of the year, season, month and event particular festival’s is probably as difficult as Keeping Up With The Kardashians! So to make your life easy, DezignGenie.com has asked its professionals to help you out! To understand your likes and dislikes better whilst being cautious of the perishable trends, we bring to you a trend series of “What’s In & What’s Out!” in the different areas of your home, such as the bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom!

Beginning with the haven of your sweet home, the bedroom, we’ve got Ms. Smriti Jaju, Interior Designer & Cofounder of the uber-stylish Meraki Homes and Mr. Nitesh Chandra, Cofounder of the vibrant (as the name suggests) Maddhome! As Smriti suggests the bedroom “is one place in your abode that must hold on the true reflection of your personal choice surrounding you in a world of uncompromising comfort”, Nitesh adds on to this with ways of reusing our home décor items, which we are comfortable with, while sticking to the newest home fashion.

  • Walls Do Talk: While 2016 was the year to add bright pastel colors to the walls of your bedroom, the upcoming year welcome backs the designer wallpapers, to adorn the walls of your bedroom with a modish touch, opines Smriti.

Designer Wallpapers - Bedroom Interior Trends 2016 / 2017

Nitesh shows us another way of transforming the wall art trend by mixing the past with the present – use vintage or funky colors, which will make your bedroom walls visually appealing.  Alternatively, make artistic use of your old and non-sturdy dishes by flashing them on your walls! He is also leaving behind the costly wall paintings and antique artwork in 2016, while trying out some old, decorative and colorful posters for 2017. He encourages the use of various colour combinations and complementing them with your surrounding décor!

Funky Wall Colour - Bedroom Interior Trends 2016 / 2017

Funky Walls 

Dish Wall Art - Bedroom Decor Trends 2016 / 2017


Dish Wall Art

  • Beauty Sleep: The essence of your bedroom lies in the bed. Smriti suggests styling this up with a regal bed head replacing the old wooden bed head frame. To raise the glamor quotient of the room, opt classy bed heads in the neutral color of grey, off-white, etc. with embellishments of buttons, or otherwise a plush one in velvet, in the shades of royal blue, ruby, emerald green etc.

Neutral Headboard - Bedroom Decor Trends 2016 / 2017

Neutral Headboard 

Velvet Headboard - Bedroom Decor trends 2016 /2017

  • Flamboyant Furniture: To add elegance to the furniture of your bedroom including cupboards, dressing table, chiffonier, side tables, armchairs etc. transform these with the fad of 2017 - dark timber furniture. Moreover, the new trends welcome a tranquil vibe into your abode with relaxing furniture such as deep sofas, recliners, oversized love seats, floor cushions etc. to let the bedroom hold on an elite and comfy essence, says Smriti on a calming note.

Dark Timber Furniture - Bedroom Decor Trends 2016 / 2017

Dark Timber Furniture

Large Floor Cushions - Bedroom Decor Trends 2016 / 2017

On the other hand, Nitesh brings out the funk in your furniture with a wide variety of colors and patterns. Go for jazzy dining colors that will give a touch of the extravagant 70’s…


  • Funky Furnishings: Make your furnishings including the rugs, carpets, cushions, curtains, beddings, throws etc. for your bedroom radiate elegance with these bold earthy shades of saffron, cinnamon, chocolate brown or the solid metallic shades of gold, silver, copper, bronze etc. while saying goodbye to the soft neutral shades or the pastel ones, recommends Smriti.

Earthy Colours - Furnishings - Bedroom Decor Trends 2016 / 2016 

  • Accents & Accessories: According to Smriti, to add an amazingly comprehensive look to the décor pieces like light fixtures, table lamps, artifacts like sculptures, photo frames, quote frames etc. you need metallic accessorizing of brass metal or polishes of nickel and silver, leaving behind copper in 2016... This décor tip is utmost trending while making a comeback in fashion. Nitesh multiplies your options with his idea of colorful lanterns and chandeliers to create a zesty atmosphere. Glow with the unusual flame - yellow and purple make a great addition to retro lamps!

Metallic Lighting - Home Fashion Trends 2016 / 2017

Metallic Lighting & Accessories


Adding on, Nitesh suggests using a retro style statement with a colourful statement mirror as a “trendy decor element” above your bed or a side table in your entryway or living room!

 Statement Mirror - Bedroom Trends 2016 / 2017

  • The Healthy Life: To add liveliness the latest trends suggests to move the digital distractions like television, laptops etc. out from the bedroom while getting in the freshness of living plants. Infusing nature through Indoor plants to your bedroom will not just uplift the décor many folds while get the feeling of calmness and tranquility to let you feel more rejuvenated.

 Indoor House Plants - Trends 2016 / 2017

With the insightful advice from the cofounders of Meraki Homes and Maddhome, we’ve conferred the biggest hint of styling: old design styles make a spectacular comeback with a contemporary twist. So now on, no more wastage – just reuse and repurpose… Stay tuned for the next episode of this trend series, only on www.DezignGenie.com and our social media platforms!

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