Current Bedroom Trends
Emerging bedroom trends that we are loving right now!
Just like other parts of our homes, the way we furnish and decorate our bedrooms has evolved a lot over the years. From the bright feature walls of decades past, to glitzy chandeliers, and then today's indoor-plant adorned rooms, there's plenty you can do to make sure your property reflects current trends to attract the ideal tenant.
Today we are delving deep into some of the latest bedroom trends we are loving, and some great new additions that have emerged as COVID-19 has changed our lifestyles and the ways we need to use our spaces.
Adding an office space to the bedroom
With many still working from home, and some not having a dedicated space in their home for work, makeshift offices or workspaces have become an integral part of the bedroom in some people's homes. This will be something to think about if you're looking for new tenants. People want to be able to picture themselves living and working in the home.
A quiet, wellness space
While are using part of their bedrooms as a workspace, others have been using this space for health and fitness. Recent trends include the addition of equipment such as a yoga mat and essential oil diffusers for a quiet meditation and yoga corner, or free weights and resistance bands for those keen to get sweaty! Whether there's space for working out in the bedroom or other parts of the home, think about this when you're marketing your property to potential tenants.
If your investment property is vacant in between tenants, and you know the size of the bedroom has been an issue for previous tenants, you could look at some small changes to help save space and attract quality tenants. Small finishes such as bedside pendant lights or cute floating shelves can free up space on bedside tables.
With eco-friendly and preloved furnishing being very on-trend at the moment, it’s not unusual to see pallet base beds or crate style side tables on show in bedrooms. As long as the 2nd hand timber items are legally sourced and chemical free – they are a great way to add another element of earth-conscious sustainability to your bedroom.
A Green House Bedroom
Indoor house plants are back at their best since the 70’s. With so many beautiful options available at nurseries or big-box hardware stores, plants are an easy and affordable way to dress up or add personality to your bedroom. Just keep in mind pets and small children when choosing your new plants, as some can be harmful if consumed.
Natural light is key
The amount of natural light in a home is so important. If your property is currently vacant, pop by and look at how much natural light your property is getting at different ends of the day. Try to think of ways to maximise the amount of natural light the flows into the bedrooms. This may include changes to window furnishings, or even removing obstructions/shrubbery, etc outside that might be blocking out that glorious sunshine.
So while you’re looking for some fantastic new tenants, ensuring your property looks like a space where people want to spend a lot of their time is critical. Investing a bit of time, and possibly a small amount of money, into making your property look and feel as liveable as possible will pay off in so many ways. You may be able to acheive a better rental return than you imagined, or you may secure dream tenants, making a bit of extra effort so very well worth it!
Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.