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Design for Impact and across generations: Bedrooms – Part 2

Jul 10, 2024 | Bedroom Interior Design Trends, Designing For Impact, Interior Design Trends

The creative economy shapes how we live and work in the interior design landscape. This dynamic sector is building and encouraging innovation and emphasising the importance of what it means to design for impact.

In our previous piece, we discussed the essence of designing for impact in the kitchen, what it means in the creative economy’s context, and how this translates into kitchen design. In this second piece, we’re focusing entirely on the bedroom and how impactful design can make a difference across multiple generations.

We explore these exciting developments and discover how the synergy between designing across all age groups sets the stage for the future of bedroom design.

Bedroom cupboards – trends in storage

Modern bedroom cupboard trends emphasise maximising space while maintaining a sleek, organised appearance. Customisable storage solutions are highly sought after, allowing for a personalised organisation that fits individual needs. 

Features such as adjustable shelving, pull-out drawers, and integrated lighting are becoming standard, providing functionality and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, minimalist designs with clean lines and neutral colours are popular, creating a sense of calm and spaciousness.

Sustainability remains at the forefront, with many opting for eco-friendly materials and finishes. Built-in wardrobes that blend seamlessly with the room’s architecture are preferred, as they save space and offer a streamlined look. 

Innovative technology is making its way into bedroom storage, with features like automated lighting and app-controlled organisation systems enhancing convenience. These trends highlight a shift towards creating efficient, personalised, and environmentally conscious storage solutions in bedroom spaces.

Innovus – designing for impact

Our latest collection of woodgrains was purposefully designed to create a lasting impression, enhance one’s mood, and bring one closer to the aspects of life they are most attuned to.

Our designs emphasise impactful aesthetics that incorporate personal touches with functional and sustainable elements. 

Designing for seniors

Inclusive, impactful design is becoming more critical as the global population ages. Brands must design with seniors in mind from the start rather than retrofitting their needs later. Assistive products must fit seamlessly into lifestyles, with a design-led approach meeting consumer expectations. Promoting intergenerational socialising and ensuring technology is accessible but not patronising are vital aspects of impactful design for seniors.

Design for seniors should focus on assisting them in leading active, independent lifestyles while integrating features for safety and reassurance—community-focused or adaptable, step-free homes with senior-friendly features that maintain a welcoming, homely feel. 

Design for discretion, blending supportive aids into interiors, highlighting products like hearing aids with intelligent, compact designs, and encouraging an active lifestyle with activities for mental agility and devices to track and improve balance and posture. 

Designing for Students

The latest trends in student housing revolve around creating more sustainable, community-oriented, and technology-integrated environments. Sustainable living is a priority, with students demanding eco-friendly housing options, including energy-efficient appliances, recycling facilities, and sustainable building materials. Co-living spaces are becoming popular, emphasising community-building activities and shared resources.

Innovative technologies are increasingly prevalent in student housing, with features like keyless entry systems, energy monitoring, and high-speed internet access. Modern developments boast many amenities, such as fitness centres, study lounges, gaming rooms, and on-site laundry facilities, enhancing student experience and well-being. 

Wellness initiatives are also gaining attention, with spaces promoting relaxation, mindfulness, and physical activity. Customisable living spaces allow students to personalise their environment, creating a home away from home that reflects their personality and preferences.

Matching nature into the bedroom

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Incorporating elements of nature into bedroom design is a growing trend that promotes a calming and rejuvenating environment. Using natural materials, colours, and textures can create a seamless connection with the outdoors, enhancing the overall aesthetic and ambience of the space. Wood, stone, and plants are crucial elements that can be integrated into bedroom decor to bring the tranquillity of nature indoors.

Natural light plays a significant role in this design approach. Maximising natural light through large windows, skylights, or curtains can make the room airy and open. Additionally, incorporating greenery, such as potted plants or vertical gardens, adds a touch of freshness and improves air quality. Soft, earthy tones and organic patterns in bedding, rugs, and wall decor further enhance the nature-inspired theme, creating a serene and inviting bedroom that promotes relaxation and well-being.

Visit our various partners and affiliates:

The Building Centre, The Kitchen Specialist Association, The Green Building Council, and The African Institute of Interior Design Professions
For more information on our wood-based decorative panels and services, visit us at https://sonaearauco.co.za/