Embracing the Care Culture Trend in the Bedroom
In a fast-paced world where self-care is gaining importance, our homes have become havens of solace and rejuvenation. The Care Culture trend has emerged as a powerful force, reminding us to prioritise our well-being and create spaces that promote self-care.
And while that may seem easier said than done during a cost-of-living crisis, we are are still seeking to create personal sanctuaries within their homes. But, rather than heating and lighting entire living spaces, we are opting to curate smaller, more intimate areas to unwind.
At the recent Maison&Objet event, a bi-annual interior design trade fair held in Paris, organisers chose the theme “Take Care”. This captivating showcase centred around an ultra-comforting aesthetic, highlighting “care” as promoting self-care, environmental consciousness, and preserving heritage and venerable skills.
So, what is the Care Culture trend? Simply put, it’s the art of designing a space that is reassuring and affirming.
At Heatherly, we have always believed that our bedrooms hold immense potential for fostering a caring atmosphere. Here, we delve into how comfort and the care culture trend can be amplified and enhanced in your bedroom, transforming it into a haven of warmth, comfort, and self-nurturing.
The foundation of a caring bedroom lies in comfort —starting with the softest, most cloud-like inviting furniture.
A plush upholstered bedhead will instantly elevate the comfort factor in the bedroom and create a focal point. While the plush tactility of velvet and boucle always lends itself beautifully to bed heads, this season we are building upon the success of the boucle trend with a brand-new fabric.
Our Waldon bed head design is draped in a warm caramel, plush cotton blend. The dappled tone of the natural yarn is further accentuated with contrast piping and frames the bed to feel intimate and inviting.
Soft and tactile materials can further transform the atmosphere of a room, so we love to layer on corded quilts, soft pillows and plush throws that envelop you in textural tranquillity
Choose mindful colours and lighting
Colours have a profound impact on our mood and well-being. To bring care and comfort to a bedroom, choose a spirit-boosting palette that evokes a sense of calm and serenity. Earthy tones like soft greens, gentle blues, and warm neutrals in caramel and terracotta can create a relaxing environment. Even less obvious shades, such as apricot and mindful mauve can also build an inviting atmosphere, as pastel combinations have the benefit of being both soothing and uplifting at the same time.
Try to incorporate natural light as much as possible, as it benefits both physical and mental health and use soft, warm lighting fixtures and adjustable lamps to provide a cosy atmosphere for unwinding.
In addition to fabrics and colours, the Care Culture trend also embraces curved furniture and decor. Curves add a sense of softness and elegance to a space so, consider incorporating curved bed heads, deep buttoned footstools and custom chairs to create a cosy and comforting environment that nurtures relaxation. Extended silhouettes, including wider bed heads such as our Waldon design, can also add to the indulgent self-care aspect of the space.
Bringing nature into your bedroom can enhance the Care Culture experience. Introduce potted plants to purify the air and add a touch of greenery. Plants like lavender, jasmine, or aloe vera can also provide calming scents and promote better sleep. Consider incorporating natural elements like wooden bedside tables or benches to evoke a sense of connection to the outdoors.
To further engage your senses in your bedroom, play soothing music or nature sounds that lull you into relaxation; consider incorporating essential oils or light a scented candle with calming aromas like lavender. Our Bedtime Boquet candle is the perfect scent to settle into. Inspired by our Founder and Director, Georgie Leckey’s own garden in Victoria’s Acheron Valley, it’s enveloping lavender scent is entwined with notes of eucalyptus and lemon myrtle to help you drift into a luxurious sleep.
To fully cocoon yourself on chilly evenings, you can also immerse in the trending philosophy of “heat the human, not the home” by indulging in plush rugs, fuzzy-covered hot water bottles and lavender heat packs, exuding both warmth and a sense of well-being.
Invest in provenance, craft, and tradition
By choosing pieces for the bedroom that are made by craftspeople and artisans, you are helping to support local techniques and skills — which is a significant aspect of the Care Culture trend. For more than 15 years, Heatherly has worked with a team of skilled upholstery professionals who handcraft each design in Melbourne with care, passion and the highest attention to detail.
By seeking out furniture and decor that prioritise provenance, craft, and tradition, you are supporting small business, helping promote local skills and craftsmanship, and forming a deeper connection with the pieces you invest in through their story.
A cosy nook
Even in a small bedroom, you can create a cosy and inviting nook that serves as a haven for relaxation—where you can unwind, indulge in your favourite activities, and wrap yourself in comfort.
Begin by selecting a comfortable chair such as our plush Amanti design, which has romantic rounded form that mirrors a hug. Position the chair near a window or a well-placed lamp to ensure ample lighting for reading, enjoying your favourite TV shows, or indulging in your favourite craft for some mindfulness before bed. A small side table or wall-mounted shelf can hold your books, a cup of tea… or a snack
Making your bedroom a reflection of your personality and interests instantly brings you comfort. Display cherished mementoes, family photos, or artwork that holds sentimental value to create a nurturing environment. We always tell our clients to surround yourself with things that inspire and uplift your spirits.
Maintaining a clutter-free environment is essential for a care culture bedroom. Declutter your space and create efficient storage solutions to keep your belongings organised by investing in furniture with built-in storage compartments or utilise stylish baskets and boxes to create a serene and tidy atmosphere. A clutter-free space fosters a peaceful state of mind and promotes better sleep.