Naomi Pollard, Head of Home and Interiors at Trend Bible
During unsettling and uncertain times, the need for comfort and refuge in the home, and particularly the bedroom, is more important than ever. During these periods we tend to see an increase in cosy materials, calming colour and tactile surfaces that provide a soothing sensory experience.
For Spring 2020, one of the key trends we’re seeing in the home is the creation of personal sanctuaries; a retreat away from the blurred lines of home working, schooling and socialising. Under lockdown, the ability to create boundaries and zones for focus and privacy is crucial.
Whilst we may not be able to travel, that doesn’t mean we can’t recreate the calming atmosphere of an island retreat, a jungle oasis or a serene zen studio. In-fact the influence of travel on the home this season is even more important.
One emerging trend that is perfect for the bedroom is the rise of ‘Japandi’ design – combining the simple and calming aesthetics of both Japanese and Scandinavian styles.
Captured in Trend Bible’s ‘Meaningful Life’ trend for Spring Summer 2020, this look is defined by Wabi Sabi (perfectly imperfect) objects, rustic ceramics, hand dyed textiles and a soft palette of calming blues, clay pinks and soft greens.
It is the perfect update if you’ve already gotten on board with Scandinavian design as the furniture is largely the same. Update with simple linens, crumpled throws, cane accessories and tactile hand glazed ceramics – and most definitely a plant or two.
The influence of Japanese design and culture radiates out beyond the styling and aesthetic of a room – leading to a discovery of simple yet beautiful daily rituals like incense or sage burning or tea ceremonies.
The rituals of everyday life can provide joy during lockdown – so take inspiration from the Japanese, whether it’s bringing a new plant into your bedroom, lighting a candle before bed, or adopting your very own tea ritual each morning to start your day on a positive note.