March 12, 2014

Five Ways to Add Color to Your Bedroom

Karen Cooper

Adding color to your bedroom is a tricky endeavor. On the one hand, you want to have a calm, serene place to rest and relax and sleep. On the other hand, you don’t want the room to be boring.

Here are some ways to add color to your bedroom, without keeping yourself up all night.

1. Head of the Class

Add an upholstered headboard to your bedroom for an instant pop of color.

Source: Aileen Allen/At Home In Love

2. You Gotta Have Art

Adding a colorful painting or other piece of art can add a needed pop of color to a room.

Source: Kevin O’Gara/Thou Swell (Rug Pictured: Mohawk Home Paragon Essential Spaces Area Rug)


You don’t even have to buy something fancy; you can always make your own! Just grab your camera and head out into your neighborhood. Snap some pictures of flowers, trees, or leaves that appeal to you and frame the final product. You could also use your kiddo’s favorite artwork for instant color or use a pretty vase of flowers.



3. Paint

Of course, painting a room can add color. But be careful when choosing a color for your bedroom. Choose a hue that will keep you relaxed when it’s time for sleep, but still gives the room some character. For example, go for lighter shades of greens, blues, yellows, or grays.

Rug Pictured: Mohawk Home Classic Teal Works Area Rug/Bed Bath and Beyond

4. Add Color Underfoot

Adding a colorful area rug to your bedroom not only adds color, but gives your feet a warm and soft landing spot every morning.

Rug Pictured: Mohawk Home Studio by Under the Canopy Mnemba Area Rug

5. Colorful Bedding or Pillows

To be honest, I prefer white sheets on my bed, because then they go with anything. So, to add color, I add pillows, duvet covers, and quilts to the bed.

Rug Pictured: Mohawk Home Fleur Button Area Rug


Do you prefer your bedroom to be soft and serene or a little more bold, like the ideas showcased here? Tell us in the comments below!

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