Want to wake up a sleepy bedroom colour scheme with some bold colour? Let us inspire you to add a bright burst of block colour or pattern to your bedroom with our beautiful design ideas.
The housetohome experts have all the know-how to help you achieve the latest trends, from feminine pink florals to vintage candy stripes and masculine shades of grey.
Bring your bedroom to life with a combination of pattern and bright colours. Choose to paint the walls a gorgeous deep shade and then mix up your design with patterned accessories and soft furnishings.
The key to getting this look just right is to combine small patterns in the same tones as your walls. Complimentary colours will also help to tie your design together for a seamless style that looks completely natural.
If you prefer something a bit more minimal but still bright and homely, avoid more than one block colour and instead opt for a pattered hue in a single design. Stripes are a great way to achieve this as they can be used in so many different ways. Mix horizontal stripes with vertical in the same hue for a striking finish. You can even add stripes to your ceiling for a cocooning effect that is just right in the bedroom.
If you’re feeling really brave, why not try introducing some bold artwork or a wall mural in a busy and bright print to your bedroom? Keep the rest of your colour scheme within the same tone, or choose crisp whites to make sure your focal point stands out.
The key to combining small-scale patterns is using tonal and complementary shades and having a single block of colour to tie them all together.
A floral wallpaper does not have to be multicoloured and busy; give your room a modern edge by choosing a design with just two colours. Keep the scheme simple by accessorising with the lighter tone.
Choosing a favourite motif or image as a bespoke wall mural will add a unique personal touch and allow for freedom of expression.
Selection of murals
Using the same print on the wall and the headboard will help create a unified look and works particularly well with small-scale patterns.
Alexander’s of Ipsden
A bold, unapologetic piece of furniture ? such as this headboard ? makes a big statement in a small room. Contrast strong yellow with rich tones of red and floral patterns. Alcoves either side of the bed are fitted with shelves, doing away with the need for space-hungry bedside tables.
Bring a summer mood into a gloomy bedroom by painting the window frame in an evocative shade. Create a deep border, extending the paint beyond the frame if necessary, then hang sheer lace panels in the same shade to diffuse the light.
Deep blue walls create an intimate feel in this bedroom. The leather bed, wall lights and sidetables add a modern twist.
Shades of green keep this bedroom fresh and light. Gold accessories and leaf-print fabrics add a glamorous touch.
Walls painted in wide pastel stripes give this bedroom a romantic feel. The bold floral bedding adds a feminine touch, while the chandelier introduces luxury into the room.
Make a feature of your bed by painting the wall behind it a bright colour. Team with white accessories for a striking finish.
With just enough colour for impact, this bedroom is romantic as well as relaxing. A stunning headboard takes centre stage against the pale backdrop, while an eye-catching stripy bedspread adds another layer of colour.
Introduce geometric style into your bedroom scheme with a striking headboard. In this room, all-over patterned upholstery is kept in check by painting the walls in a solid background shade that’s a slightly darker green than the fabric. Mixed with cool-white accents, the diamond geometric design leaps out for instant impact.
Make your bed the focal point with a dramatic headboard and bedlinen. Here, rich colours are picked up in the buttoned pink velvet headboard, fitted bedspread and cushions. While they’ve opted for a pink lampshade and carpet, they’ve kept the walls white so it doesn’t become too overpowering. Orange accents bring an exotic touch to the look.
Sumptuous fabric, retro artwork, Moroccan-inspired shapes, and just enough colour for impact create a bedroom that’s eclectic as well as relaxing. A stunning striped headboard takes centre stage against the pale backdrop, while an eye-catching satin bedspread adds another layer of comfort.
Create texture with a striking wallpaper. The tones of grey marry perfectly with the soft-blue bed, while the ruffled bedlinen mirrors the texture of the wallpaper.
The sunset shades of the spectrum (pinks, oranges and yellows) could jar with each other, but pale-grey flooring and a dash of black keep them grounded in this bedroom. Using big blocks of colour, rather than bitty pattern, prevents the look from feeling overloaded.
Fabric covering the bed
In another room this geometric-style feature wall would be a tad in your
face. But teamed with a few carefully chosen pieces of furniture in
soft pastel shades, it actually comes together rather well!
There’s nothing like a painting a large piece of furniture in a super-bright colour to change the dynamic of a room. Without the yellow bed, this room would be very ordinary indeed. And who needs ordinary?
Sometimes you just need to pick a colour… and stick with it. Yes, it’s
a bold move, but keep it interesting by adding pattern and texture.
Wallpaper and paint
Yes, blue and green aren’t supposed to make the best bedfellows, but make it bold and run with it!