2024 Bedroom Trends: Ideas for Personalizing Your Bed, Headboard, Nightstands, Bedding, Mattress, Pillows, Lighting, Rugs, Window Treatments, Color Palette and More
Wondering about the most important bedroom trends 2024? We’ve rounded up a bunch of must-know-about trends to track for 2024 and beyond. This report includes information about interior design trends for every aspect of your bedroom. Because lifestyle trends influence home décor trends, we’ll also take a look at some of the most prominent lifestyle trends that are shaping the furnishings we’re seeing in the bedroom right now.
1. Home Office Workspace in or Near the Bedroom
With the recent notable increase in numbers of remote workers, architects and home remodelers are reporting that there has been rising demand for home office space. In some cases, home offices are being installed in kitchens or in separate rooms. However, the bedroom is also a popular locale for all this newly-created office space.
An Important Note: Although this is trendy right now, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend putting your computer desk in your bedroom because there’s research suggesting that the blue light computer screens emit might have a disruptive effect on sleep. The existing body of research on this topic is inconclusive and sometimes conflicting, but more than one study has suggested this could be a possible problem — so why take the chance? If you want a home office, I’d suggest creating a dedicated room for it if you can. If you don’t have a separate room to devote to the project, be aware that it’s just as trendy to incorporate your home office into your kitchen — and doing it that way would create less risk of sleep disruption.
2. The Healthy Bedroom: It’s One of the Most Important Components of a Healthy Home
The “healthy home” is one of 2024’s most prominent interior design trends. In every room of the home, people are becoming more concerned about the presence of toxic chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their furnishings, paints, varnishes, cleaning products and other materials. Indoor air quality is another important focus in peoples’ homes right now.
Restful, restorative sleep is one of the most critical pillars of optimal health. Many consumers are proactively seeking to optimize every aspect of their bedrooms in hopes of empowering the best possible sleep. They’re researching which bedroom colors are best for sleep and also searching for the most comfortable mattresses. Some are banishing television screens and computer monitors from their bedrooms after learning about the detrimental effects that screens can have on sleep and sleep quality. Some are dealing with light pollution, and they are concerned with installing blackout curtains and other window treatments that can block unwanted light; this is important because there is research suggesting that excess light at night is disruptive to productive sleep.
Furthermore many consumers are making it a top priority to search out the healthiest possible bedding and flooring options.
The bedroom is one room in the home where people are most likely to install carpeting, and carpets can be finished with highly toxic chemicals. Even if you don’t have wall-to-wall carpeting, you might run into the same problem with area rugs.
Synthetic carpeting is still by far the most popular choice, but as people become more aware of the sustainability and health issues surrounding some synthetic carpets, many consumers are opting for natural fiber carpets and rugs. These include wool, jute, sisal, hemp and others.
3. The Sustainable Bedroom
I recently reached out to Kevin Zhao, Brand Director at Sweetnight Sleep, to ask his opinion about what will be the top bedroom trends in 2024. Kevin believes we’ll start seeing “more concern for the impact on both consumer health and the environment.” He elaborates, saying, “It took mass lawsuits and injuries for buyers to understand why they need to stay away from mattresses containing fiberglass, and it takes natural disasters for mankind to remember the importance of environmental protection but it’s happening, and we believe it will amplify within the coming months.”
I share Kevin’s optimism that we’ll see more progress in these areas in the year ahead. Indeed, I also perceive that wellness and sustainability are two of the most monumental lifestyle trends that have been shaping every aspect of life so far in the 2020s. Healthy and sustainable often go hand-in-hand because many of the healthiest products are also the most sustainable ones. I believe both of these broader lifestyle trends will be with us for the foreseeable future, and we’ll be better off for embracing them wholeheartedly.
4. Memory Foam Mattresses and Pillowtop Hybrid Mattresses
Memory foam mattresses and hybrid mattresses are both carryover trends that have been popular for quite awhile, but they are still going strong in Q4 of 2023 as we head into 2024. According to Kevin Zhao at Sweetnight Sleep, the Twilight pillowtop hybrid mattress, pictured above, is the brand’s all-time bestselling product. Kevin gives us more details about this product, saying it is “available in 10” and 12” thickness, with the queen size priced from only $428.”
However, there’s a newer mattress you need to know about for 2024. Kevin gives us the lowdown on this up-and-coming product, saying, “Our new Prime, the world’s first flippable all-foam mattress with 4 firmness options in the same design is catching up fast and is sure to take the lead.”
According to Kevin, this mattress was developed to fill specific lifestyle needs. He says, “Our Prime mattress with its flippable design, cooling gel layer, and 4 firmness levels, is designed to keep up with and support sleepers throughout their lifestyle changes. Following weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, injuries, surgery, and other lifestyle changes, people’s sleep positions and support requirements change but our mattress can still meet them. All users need to do is to flip it and/or rotate it at 180 degrees to find the comfort zone that meets their current needs and feels more comfortable in their situation. And when their needs change, they can just flip or rotate again.”
When I asked Kevin to elaborate on the most influential current lifestyle trends his team has observed as we segue into 2024, he answered, “We’ve noticed that buyers are more concerned about their health and well-being but also more selective when it comes to information sources. We believe and hope that this trend will amplify with the increasing use of AI for content creation. At SweetNight, besides basing our products on precise tests and measurements performed by our R&D team, we also work with health experts like Dr. Craig Liebenson, L.A. Sports & Spine director, renowned certified pain management and injury rehabilitation professional, and author of several books on the subject, to ensure that our products deliver on their promise.”
Both of these mattresses look like outstanding options to keep in mind if you’re planning on upgrading your mattress in 2024.
5. Light Pollution Antidotes: Sleep Masks and Blackout Curtains
I already briefly mentioned light pollution as being a problem that people are currently concerned with solving. This was a new issue for me when I first researched it a few years ago; in case it’s also unfamiliar to you, let’s get into a little detail about what it is, why it’s a problem, and why so many people are seeking out remedies for it right now.
The buzzword phrase “light pollution” refers to disruptive light from street lights and other sources that illuminates the night sky. Excess night light adversely affects the circadian rhythm of people and animals that come into contact with it. This is one of the reasons it’s considered a pollutant. This phrase is also popular amongst stargazing enthusiasts, who have a hard time seeing the constellations when too much light is present in the night sky.
In 2021, researchers at the University of Exeter warned the public that global light pollution was growing at a fast rate. This is alarming because light pollution adversely affects the health of both humans and wildlife. In humans, light pollution has been linked to decreased levels of melatonin and also to increased risk of developing diabetes.
People are starting to catch onto the problems associated with light pollution, but there aren’t any easy universal solutions that will fix the problem at its source. Cities can’t easily eliminate street lights and traffic lights without creating even worse problems than the ones posed by light pollution. So in response, growing numbers of people are implementing their own, individual strategies to protect themselves. Simple things like sleep masks and blackout curtains help to block disruptive, unwanted light. Sales of these items have recently been strong, and it is likely that we will continue to see increasing demand for them in 2024. In fact, market researchers are forecasting increasing demand for both sleep masks and blackout curtains in future years beyond 2024.
You might want to get in on the sleep mask trend if you live in an urban area, and you find that light from streetlights and your neighbors’ homes is pouring through your windows at night. A sleep mask offers you a simple and affordable way to ensure that you block this light pollution and protect yourself from its harmful effects.
I’m fortunate to live in a rural area that has one of the darkest nighttime skies in the USA, so I haven’t personally had the need to try a sleep mask. However, I’m grateful that my contact, Kevin Zhao, has a sleep mask recommendation to share. The Eye Tech Mask is a relatively new addition to Sweetnight’s product line. Kevin tells me that this mask “was designed to relieve increasing stress levels and provide relaxation through massage, warm, and cold compress features. It’s our response to the increasing incidence of work-from-home, usually resulting in eye fatigue and soreness. Due to its portable, USB-powered design, it can be used anytime and anywhere, including at home, at the office, or on the go.” So that is an easily portable light pollution solution for city dwellers and also for people who frequently travel to urban areas.
6. Statement Headboards
Your bed’s headboard is a fantastic spot to showcase your individuality and creativity. If you enjoy patterns and prints, you have the option to choose a headboard featuring a design you like. It’s also possible to choose a more subtle textured option that isn’t as attention-grabbing. Wooden and rattan headboards are also trendy at the moment, but you have many options beyond these for customizing the look and style of your bed.
7. Dark-Colored Walls
Cool, dark mossy green is one of 2024’s trendiest colors. I have no idea what paint color was used for painting the bedroom pictured above, but if you’re interested in finding an on-trend green for your bedroom, you might want to take a look at Sherwin Williams’ Oakmoss Green Color (HGSW6180). I make this recommendation because the folks over at Sherwin Williams have selected this as their color of the year for 2024.
The image at the top of this page shows you another outstanding, innovative and on-trend option for how to paint your bedroom walls in 2024. That image gives you a look at Behr’s 2024 color of the year, “Cracked Pepper”. Many other journalists are describing it as a shade of black, but to my eyes, it doesn’t read as black; it appears to be more of a deep charcoal gray.
That raises the question: Is gray still trendy for bedroom decor in 2024?
In general, I would answer that question with a “no”. If you’re building a new home from scratch or otherwise starting with a clean slate, I would not recommend installing gray in 2024. Unless you love gray, it would be ideal to choose another color that is more up-to-date for 2024.
However, colors like “Cracked Pepper” have their place in situations where you already have all gray everything in an existing home that you want to remodel. If you already have hard-to-change gray surfaces like gray carpeting or a gray stone fireplace surround in your bedroom, I absolutely would not recommend ripping those out just because they’re off trend now. If you personally like the gray enough to live with it awhile longer, “Cracked Pepper” is a paint color that can help you to transition last decade’s grays into an on-trend look for 2024.
If you take a careful look at Behr’s bedroom photo, you’ll notice that the designers chose to paint one statement wall with the “Cracked Pepper” color while painting the other walls a creamy white. I think this is a really useful and viable idea, because it can get really dark and oppressive to have four dark-colored walls. One dark-colored wall is enough to introduce a dark color without going overboard.
Furthermore, if you routinely read or hang out in your bedroom, be aware that the dark wall color trend might not be ideal for your situation because you would most likely have to add extra lighting to the room to make the space bright enough to accommodate reading.
8. Round Mirrors
In 2023, large, round mirrors are in use in many rooms of the home, including the bedroom. This trend is still going strong and is poised to carry over into 2024.
9. Houseplants as Bedroom Decor
The houseplant trend is another carryover trend from previous years that is still of interest for 2024.
10. The Marriage of Windows and Doors
Everyone knows what a door is, and everyone knows what a window is. However, the lines between these two functional home design elements are becoming increasingly blurry as large numbers of people incorporate windows into their doors. This trend is less evident in the bedroom than it is in some other rooms of the home; it’s much more prominent in foyers, great rooms and living rooms right now. However, it is increasingly becoming relevant in the bedroom as well.
Given a choice between an ordinary window and a door that incorporates a window, the door is a choice that can make it safer to sleep in the bedroom and also easier and more convenient to navigate around the property. (I say “safer” because, in the event of a fire or similar emergency situation, it is far safer and easier to be able to make a quick exit through a nearby bedroom door than it would be to climb out through a window.) Emergency situations aside, homeowners are realizing that it is more convenient to design their bedrooms with doors that include windows than it is to just include windows.
10. Chunky Knitted Throws
A failsafe recipe for making your bed in 2024: sheets + pillows and pillowcases + bedspread or comforter + a chunky knitted throw + pillow shams + scatter cushions.
11. Faux Fur Throws
Take the same recipe given above, except substitute a faux fur throw in place of the chunky knitted throw.
Floor lamps offer you an easy way to add ambient light and also creative flair to your bedroom.
13. Warm-Colored Wood Textures and Surfaces
Warm wood tones are on trend for 2024 in the bedroom and every other room in the home.
14. Houseplants as Bedroom Decor
The houseplant trend is another carryover trend from previous years that is still of interest for 2024.
15. Standalone Wardrobes
Market researchers are forecasting growing demand for furniture pieces that act as closets. Demand is likely to increase for these in 2024 and the years beyond because there is a broader trend for multigenerational living. Increasing numbers of millennials are living at home with their parents. Furthermore, many aging baby boomers are choosing to live with their kids rather than moving to assisted living facilities. With all this family togetherness happening, many families are finding that there isn’t enough closet space to go around, thus the rising demand for storage furniture pieces like standalone wardrobes.
16. Bigger Built-In Closets in the Master Bedroom
The same lifestyle trends that are creating demand for standalone wardrobes are also creating demand for more closets and larger closets. The folks over at Home Innovation reported that, as of 2020, new home builders have been including more closets in their projects and that homeowners did 60% more DIY closet installation projects than they did in 2019. The latest data from 2023 isn’t in yet, but considering that these conditions are likely to continue in 2024 and the years beyond, it’s a no-brainer to predict that there will still be plenty of interest in well-organized closet space in 2024.
17. First-Floor Master Bedrooms
Stairs pose risks for aging homeowners. For those who are unable or unwilling to climb stairs, it’s convenient to have the master bedroom located on the first floor of the home.
18. Bedroom Wallpaper
You have an overwhelming number of options for adding textures and patterns to your home interior with wallpaper. Maximalist wallpaper patterns are on-trend right now as we head into 2024, along with micro dots, pretty florals and gradually shifting ombre effects.
If you’re installing a particularly eye-catching wallpaper, you might want to consider making a statement wall as pictured above, where the wallpaper graces one wall of your bedroom but the others are painted a solid, complementary color.
19. Minimalist Desks
In past decades, desks were hefty pieces of furniture that offered ample drawer space for filing documents and holding paperwork. However, with paperless billing being a top lifestyle trend, desk drawers no longer need to hold years’ worth of billing statements. As a result, desks have become more streamlined and less clunky, with fewer drawers and a much smaller footprint in the bedroom.
20. Restful Shades of Blue in the Bedroom
If you’d like to see more pics of the current trendiest colors for bedrooms and home decor, I invite you to visit this trend report covering 2024 Interior Color Trends. This report covers paint colors and also colors for wood tones and metal surfaces in the home.
See Also: Colors
21. Wider Bedroom Doorways
Folks over at the National Association of Home Builders have mentioned that many of their members are doing sizable numbers of doorway expansions on behalf of their clients. This trend is fueled by aging homeowners who have decided to spend their golden years at home in their own residences rather than moving to nursing homes.
So there you have it; those are my discoveries regarding the top bedroom trends for 2024. If you are planning to upgrade any aspect of your bedroom in 2024, I encourage you to take this information into consideration — however, I also encourage you to prioritize longevity considerations over current trends. It makes sense to implement bedroom design features that will give you the greatest satisfaction in the long run, even if they are not necessarily trendy for 2024.
Related 2024 Trend Reports You Might Also Wish to Consult:
- If you’re redoing your floors in 2024, you’ll want to take a look at this page of 2024 flooring trends, which covers bedroom flooring trends plus flooring information for other rooms in the home.
- If you’re redoing any aspect of your bedroom lighting, this 2024 lighting trend report will be of interest.
- If you’re renovating the bathroom associated with your master bedroom, you’ll probably find this 2024 bathroom trend report helpful.
I compiled this list of 2024 bedroom trends by reaching out to contacts in the bedroom vertical, drawing on personal experience and considering data and research made available by a broad variety of sources. The following pages were all influential to me as I formulated this 2024 bedroom trends report:
- At the Farnsworth Group Website: The Healthy Home Trend
- At the Business Insider Website: Millennials are living with their parents at higher rates than past generations, and they’re not ashamed
- At the PR Newswire Website: Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2024 Color of the Year, Upward SW 6239
- At the Science Daily Website: I considered research from the following studies and pages for understanding the current trends and formulating the recommendations in this trend report:
- At the Digital Journal Website: Sleep Mask Market Size to Expand 1.5x During Forecast Period 2021 -2031
- At LinkedIn: Global Sleep Mask Market Growth  | Market Value Reached at USD 15.88 Million Recently
- At the Globe Newswire Website: Global Sleep Mask Market to Reach $21 Million by 2027
- At the Business Research Insights Website: Blackout Curtains Market Report Overview
- At LinkedIn: Blackout Curtains Market Analysis: Global Insights and Future Growth Predictions | 2031
- At the Fortune Business Insights Website Wardrobe Market
- At the American Institute of Architects Website: New survey results highlight evolving trends in home and property design and New study reveals that exposure to outdoor artificial light at night is associated with an increased risk of diabetes
- At The Hill: 2024: The Historic Reversal of America’s population
- At the Brooklyn Tile and Design Website: Wallpaper: A Versatile and Stylish Choice for Your Home
- At the PR Newswire Website: Meet The Modern Wood Window: Andersen Expands E-Series Product Line to Include White Oak Species Option
- At the D Magazine Website: One D Best Builder Explains the Home Trends You Need to Know
- At the Farnsworth Group Website: 2024 and 2025 Outlook for New Single Family Residential Construction
- At the National Association of Home Builders Website: Top Aging-in-Place Remodeling Projects
- At the Home Innovation Website: Changing Building Materials Preferences in the Post-COVID Housing Market
- At the American Society of Interior Designers Website: 2023 Trends: Mental Health, Sustainability, and Design for the Metaverse
- At the National Association of Home Builders Website: What Home Buyers Really Want
- At the American Institute of Architects Website — Top three special function rooms homeowners prefer
- At the American Institute of Architects Website — Nationwide survey finds healthy buildings becoming a key design priority for both architects and building owners
- At the American Institute of Architects Website: Larger, More Accessible Homes Increase in Demand by Homeowners Preparing to Age-In-Place
- At the Creative Commons Website: Some, but not all, of the pictures on this page were made available under a Creative Commons license.
This page was last updated on 10-11-2023.
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