Bedrooms are our most personal places; therefore they should be decorated in a way that matches our own unique style. They should be make us feel relaxed, comfortable, and most of all, happy.
In this article – Contemporary Bedroom Drama: 5 Designer Tips for Using Tone– we’ll provide you with some tips for exploring bedroom tonal styles and hopefully leave you with some ideas for transforming your bedroom into a beautiful expression.
Tip #1 – Use warm taupe and subtle color variations
Ah, the classic luxury bedroom palette. Warm tones such as beige, cream and taupe, mixed with subtle color variations make a room look calming and relaxing, and if compliment taupe variations, add dimension and pure sophistication.
Tip #2 – Use cool silver, light blue and gray variations
Cool tones such as silver, light blue and gray create a clean and serene effect. Colors in this range can be mixed with white for a contrasting effect, or complimented with darker browns for added drama. Go even bolder by mixing silver and gray variations with deep, rich colors, such as purple, or burgundy.
Tip #3 – All White
White is an all around great color for bedroom decorating. It can be mixed with warm and cool tones (above), or paired with bold colors, such as mustard yellow, jade green, or azure blue – not to mention black, for a black and white theme. White is clean, and makes a small environment (like a condo) look 3x bigger than it is.
Tip #4 – Monotone
Going monotone is the minimalists’ expression. Instead of varying colors subtly, try staying consistent and only finding 1 color and sticking to that color for all decorative elements. That means keeping the color on pillows, curtains, bedspread, and other accent pieces as close to the single color choice as possible. Compliment this style with white for the ultimate solution.
Tip #5 – Patterns
Patterns can be tricky, but when done right, can create pretty compelling bedroom spaces. Use horizontal stripes to create bold and playful, or use stencils to pattern your wall for subtle expression. Hesitant about painting or stenciling? We suggest wallpapering or simply purchasing patterned rugs, linens, or headboards.
Decorating the bedroom is more about consistency and simple pairing, than it is wild and lavish displays of ornate decorating. If you stick to these 5 designer tips, you should be in good shape. Furthermore, some of these tips go beyond just the bedroom and can be used in living rooms, dining rooms, and the bathroom.