Bedroom design has evolved over the years. Recently, the mid-century bedroom style regains its popularity among the interior designers and homeowners. 1960s was the era of new modern ideas in home design. It was the start of a rebellious culture where ides in wild colors and designs started multiplying at a fast pace. As the economy grew, so did the personalized expressions of lifestyle through furniture and room designs.
In the bedroom, many of the base styles we have to this decade are still reminiscent of the innovations from the 50s and 60s. Let us compare how bedroom designs differ then and now.
Queen-sized and king-sized beds became more popular in the commercial market in the 50s and the 60s due to the influence of Hollywood showing couples on a single bed. Prior to this, it was a common practice that couples sleep on individual single beds. The use of larger beds and bedroom sets, even among singles, continue to this day.
Colors in Bedroom Design
Vibrant colors ruled during the 1960s. The popularity of having a Mod room was so high that it reflected through their use of paints and choices of accessory colors. The typical 1960s combinations were tangerine and hot pink; foam green and off white; gold and emerald; yellow and crimson, and other wild colors. These are paired with wooden furniture in neutral shades or wood veneers.
When it came to the choices of room décor, the predominant feature of the 60s was art. The strong lines and hues of modern art and prints complement the walls of the bedroom. This would then give way to the psychedelic motifs of the next decade.
Today, the bedroom color palettes are more muted, often based on the Pantone color of the year. A splash of color may appear on one major focal point, but the colors are no longer as strong as it was in the 60s. The spa trend reached the bedroom. It became the inspiration for relaxation and rest.
Closets are essential parts of the bedroom, particularly beginning in the 1950s during the rise of the middle-class where suburban home designs incorporate built in closets. Prior to this era, clothes in many homes were stored in chests. Only the wealthier families had a separate room exclusively assigned for clothes.
Today, clothing storage areas have evolved into walk-in closets. This standard feature of a walk-in closet even in a medium-sized home began in the 80s. With the demand for functionality and maximum use of space, furniture and interior designers customize closets according to the needs of the homeowner.
With the passing of time, it seems that bedroom ideas are being recycled. Home dwellers of today are more liberated from the dictates of period styles. Today, it is more about individuality rather than blindly following trends when it comes to the choice of bedroom elements. Room décor ideas come from various influences of the past decades. What’s good about this age is the easy access to old bedroom furniture. Reuptable furniture makers remodel or customize sets into items that serve the contemporary lifestyle.