Monday, 17 September 2018

How To Choose The Best Colours For Your Bedroom

Bedrooms are important. They are the place where we sleep, where we relax, where we wind down, where we spend time alone - essentially, they should be a little hub of calmness. Setting the scene and choosing the right colours for your humble abode can be tricky. Do you go bright? Pastel? Neutral? Some people may want calming colours to help them relax, and others may want bright colours to create their own little happy place. 
Scroll down for some inspiration and tips on choosing the best colours for your bedroom. 


What do you want?

It sounds obvious, but have you actually paid attention to what sort of interior you are attracted to? Look through interior magazines and rip/cut out the colours and rooms that are most appealing to you, and then put them into one big mood board. This way you have a clear idea of exactly what you want and which colours you are most attracted to.

Bare in mind the furniture that you already have, and make sure that the colours you choose match with the furniture.

Should you go neutral?

Going neutral is a safe option, but it does not necessarily mean boring. Neutral colours (white, black, grey, ivory, beige) go with everything and make the perfect bedroom backdrop - so you don't have to worry about the colours matching your existing furniture. Painting your bedroom neutral also does not mean that you have to commit to one bright colour on your walls. Instead, you can add pops of non-permanent colour elsewhere - your bedding, rugs, pillows, curtains, wall art etc. Going neutral also means that you can let pieces of furniture do the talking; invest in a colourful comfy armchair or a statement bed like this grey velvet divan bed.

Should you go bright?

If you have a big room that lets lots of light in then bright colours can be a good idea, especially when trying to create a happy place that you feel comfortable in. If you've got a bold or bright personality, why not transfer it into the colours of your bedroom? Bright colours don't always have to be wacky - try a light but bright green to bring Spring to your bedroom. If having all bright walls seems a little bit daunting then meet in the middle and create a feature wall by painting just one wall a statement colour.

Should you go pastel?

They say lavender is great for helping you get to sleep, so why not think about creating the ultimate relaxing vibe and painting your walls lavender? Pastels in general can be great for bedrooms - they are, essentially, Spring in the form of colour. Soft pinks, greens and blues make the perfect backdrops for bedrooms and they are not too in your face either, making them the perfect balance between bright and neutral. Pastel colours do generally tend to go with a lot of other colours too.

For more bedroom inspiration, check out my 4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Bedroom post. 
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