Millennials are rapidly becoming the most significant living demographic in the United States, and as the oldest group in this age range will soon be turning forty, they are also the leading group of home buyers and trend influencers as well. This has led to an increased focus by manufacturers, home fashion experts and consultants, and anyone else involved in this industry to take notice of their tastes and style preferences.
This often-maligned generation, blamed for everything from the death of MTV to the rise of skinny jeans, now has more buying influence and trend suggestibility than another group, so with that in mind we put together a list of some of the options that millennials are choosing when it comes to designs for their bedrooms:
The bedroom used to a place for flare and excess when it came to the use of colors. Reds and greens have always been very popular, as have floral and flannel patterns. However, the current generation seems to prefer a more neutral tone in this room, which in all honesty is probably best since the most commonly desired function in this area is sleep. Some accessories such as white noise machines or specific plant species can aid in the nocturnal process as well.
Organic Fabrics and Bedding Materials
One thing that millennials hold true to more than any other cause is that of helping the environment and reducing their carbon footprint and any excess waste as much as possible. It should be no surprise that they take this same dedication to the decoration and furnishings of their homes and bedrooms. Items such as curtains and drapes, bedspreads, sheets, pillowcases, and any other type of linens are often purchased in biodegradable and eco-friendly materials.
Natural and Green Lighting Options
In keeping with the theme of the previous entry, the commitment to a greener, healthier planet doesn’t end by merely using environmentally-conscious bedding and fabrics, it extends into everything we bring into our homes and use on a regular basis.
With that in mind, millennials are also reducing energy consumption as much as possible when they can as well, opting for more natural sunlight during the day, and softer, less demanding light sources at night such as LED or low-watt bulbs.
Another common trend we are seeing is people including a work area in their bedroom spaces. The set up is usually as simple as a basic corner desk with a laptop or desktop on it, independent lighting in the form of a floor or desk lamp, and a comfy chair.
Millennials Have the Blues
Even though most of the styles we see for this group tend to lean toward the neutral colors, when they do pick a traditional shade, it usually seems to be some type of blue. Often times it is typically a darker blue, along the lines of a navy or royal blue.
Open and Flowing
Something else that is becoming popular (especially in apartments and condos) is the idea of free-flowing connectivity in living spaces. For this reason we are seeing more and more bedrooms that become a part of the overall area of the entire home, rather than being a closed off and hidden behind a door.
Efficient Spacing and Storage
One last note worth mentioning is the growing trend of having space-saving and hideaway storage capacity not only in the bedroom, but all over the rest of the home as well. Drawers and storage area under beds and in the closets are a big hit with people who are trying to maximize space while minimizing square footage.
Whether it’s a new home with the perfect design or a concept that will attract buyers, these bedroom designs are perfection! Keep the above tips in mind and create a space that is on-trend and conducive to quality rest.