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Bedroom colour schemes – ideas for your next interior design

If you’re in need of a change, it’s possible to give your bedroom a new lease of life without replacing any of the furniture you already have. It’s as easy as adopting a new bedroom colour scheme.

It’s not practical to ditch everything you own every time you fancy a change, but there are workarounds and it all starts with choosing a new colour scheme for your bedroom.

A couple of weeks ago, we shared this article by Ideal Home about bedroom colour schemes. We’ve taken these clever ideas and added to them with our take on colour schemes for a bedroom. 

How to choose a colour scheme for your bedroom

Choosing a colour scheme for your bedroom can be both a daunting and exciting task. It’s important to create a space that reflects your personality and style while also providing a restful and calming atmosphere.

To get started, it’s best to think about the mood you want to create in the room. Are you looking for something bright and vibrant, or something more subdued and calming? Once you have an idea of the mood you want to create, you can start looking into colour schemes for the room.

Many people opt for lighter neutrals like beige and white, but a bolder option like navy blue or forest green can also be a great choice. Consider combining two or three shades for a more interesting look. If you’re feeling creative, try mixing different textures and materials, like leather, velvet, and wood, in the same scheme.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it! With a little bit of trial and error, you’ll find the perfect colour scheme for your bedroom.

Idea #1 bedroom colour scheme – city chic

bedroom colour schemes - hot city chic
Exposed concrete, hot pink, dark woods, bronze and vibrant turquoise

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing a good fit for a city centre bedroom. In the article from Ideal Home, we learned that putting two hot colours together (like turquoise and pink) can have a big impact – and we could not agree more!

You don’t have to over do it, but if you are going to use vibrant colours then the city is the place to do it.

Subtle pops of colour will bring your room to life. It’s simple and cheap to change the colours of your walls and cushions. You could paint the wall behind your headboard in a bright colour then complement it with cushions on the bed in the same shade or a contrasting hot colour.

If you are lucky and have space, you could even add a cute bedroom chair in vibrant turquoise velvet. This would fit with a room that has exposed concrete or brick walls and hanging filament bulbs, like so many forever-trending industrial places do.

These bold colours would fit just as well in a room with soft thick carpet, a mirror and lots of trending copper or bronze.

Idea #2 bedroom colour scheme – comforting country

bedroom colour schemes - comforting country
Soft grey paint, walnut wood, lilac linen, cowhide rug and white shutters

Country rooms don’t always have to be super rustic. Wood can still work in a contemporary take on original country-styled bedrooms. It just needs to be softened slightly. Do this by adding in loads of soft fabrics.

If you have a wooden floor, cover it with an oversized rug to take that edge off the rustic. Take away any wooden blinds from the windows and add in painted shutters for a slightly more contemporary feel.

Typically country rooms are often kept dark to keep them looking and feeling cosy. To add a contemporary twist, try brightening it up with a soft shade of colour or a bright white lick of paint to the walls. Add a lilac throw to the end of your bed with a complementary blanket box.

Crisp white bedding alongside soft grey walls and a huge textured hide on the floor really do work a treat for that grown-up feel.

Idea #3 bedroom colour scheme – coastal cool

bedroom colour schemes - coastal cool
Off white linen, reclaimed wooden furniture, green bedlinen, rope details and striped accessories

With a coastal interior, you have to be careful not to end up with it looking a little twee. You can mix up the typical coastal bedroom color schemes by going green and white instead of the more traditional navy blue and white.

Reclaimed wooden shelves or storage units will add a touch of rustic but nothing too much. Upholster the bed and headboard in beautiful off-white linen and add to it with pale green linen sheets and cushions.

With pendant bedside lights now the craze, you could hang lights that feature rope. Add in circular shaped white accessories or mirrors framed with rope to bring that nautical feel back into the room.

The key takeaway on bedroom colour schemes (UK)

Different bedroom colour themes can create different moods but your location plays a part in choosing the right one. Let’s say your house or apartment is in the middle of the city. You probably wouldn’t want to design your bedroom using a coastal theme.

When it comes to picking a colour scheme for your bedroom, it’s important to consider the items you already have, but also the location in which you are based.