Your kingdom at home is your bedroom, period. Which means, it's got to look the part! Boring is definitely not welcome and while neutrals and minimalism work well, a pop of colour can really breathe life into this personal space. Bright and vivid tones are also proven to instantly uplift moods. From a decor POV, colour can really open up a space and draw attention to important details. So, here is a cool guide to help you add more colour and character to your bedroom in 7 easy steps. Do not think of this as hectic redecoration, in fact, all you will need are the usuals — linen, cushions, curtains, accents but from specific brands and with helpful tips and tricks from us.
Plain Jane To Glam Pad: How To Add More Colour To Your Bedroom In 7 Easy Steps
Step 1: Jazz Up The Floor With Patterned Rugs
Rugs are usually an afterthought in the bedroom, but we say think of it first and put it front and center, simply because a cool patterned rug in a striking colour(s) catches the eye almost instantly and sets the mood and layout for the room, too.
If yours is a small bedroom, pick a smaller accent rug. Larger bedrooms need large area/statement rugs to serve as a focal point for the entire space. Brands like Dazzhome, Saraswatii Global and Amoliconcepts also list out sizes like 3 ft x 5 ft, 60 x 36, 72 x 48 or S and M for ease in choosing. The empty floors and plain spaces in your bedroom will now thank you for this upgrade!
LBB Picks: Red Abstract Small Rug, Nylon Runner, Multicolour Small Rug, Floral Carpet, Bedside Runner
Step 2: Decorate The Bed With Quirky Bed Sheets
One quirky bed sheet is pretty much all you need to transform your bedroom into a colourful space. It is afterall, the only element that covers the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. For variety in both colours and prints, check out brands like SWHF and Sleeping Owls. For more vibrant ethnic styles, definitely shop from Cotton Lanes, Curio Cottage or Swayam.
LBB Picks: Peachy Floral, Amra Orange, Tropical Print, Cotton Satin Stripe, Multicolour Striped, Geometric Embroidered
Pro-Tip: For more quirky bed sheet options, head here.
Step 3: Spice Things Up With Fun Cushion Covers
An easy way to constantly add and change colours in the bedroom is to swap cushion covers everyday/week/month and definitely mix and match. Don't stick to drab and minimal, not when you have labels like Halfway Home, Mati Maison and Lushhomes adding colour to homes tastefully. Like we mentioned, marry and blend either different patterns, styles and colours or play with shapes and sizes of pillows to achieve a standout look.
LBB Picks: Velvet Aqua, Indigo Satin Blend, Multicolour Embroidered, Cotton Stripes, Zari Dori & Beads, Ivory & Fuchia, Polka With Tassels
Pro-Tip: For a list of homegrown brands, check this list.
Step 4: Bed Throws Add Texture
There's also the option of choosing neutral bed sheets and cushion covers and opting for cute bed throws to introduce colours and texture. This smallish blanket is functional and stylish and such a great way to bring the bedroom alive. You also don't have to worry about going overboard with bed throws, just pick one solid colour and either keep it on your bed at all times or pick an offbeat, printed version and leave it on for only a short period of time.
LBB Picks: Canary Knitted Throw, Batik Kantha Throw, Red Acrylic Throw, Tie & Dye Throw, Blush Acrylic Throw, Stripe Throw
Step 5: Don't Shy Away From Playful Curtains
Landing the right set of curtains, we're talking in terms of colours, patterns and designs, will brighten your bedroom in a way like no other. This is another element that can be switched and played with over time. Brands like HOME, Zeba and Bunko Junko have some cool curtain options.
LBB Picks: Cotton Applique Curtain, Mineral Yellow Curtain, Teal Cotton Curtain, Mustard Leaf Curtain, Solid Blue Curtain, Solid Maroon Curtain
Step 6: Add A Wall Accent Or Two
The walls are often forgotten when decorating the bedroom, but really, they are blank canvases waiting to be spruced with wall art, paintings, dreamcatchers, hangings, frames and so much more. Wall hoops are so hot right now too and they're almost certainly a riot of colours without being too in-your-face.
LBB Picks: Chevy Beaded Photoframe, Abstract Painting, Wall Clock, Wall Plates, Hanging Pot, Floral Metal Decor, Mirror
Step 7: Lamps Can Bring Colour Too
Lighting and lamps for the bedroom are a great way of sneaking in colour for mood. For ambient lighting with a dose of colour that can change the entire look of your bedroom, check out brands like Glimmer Lightings, Samoolam and Galiretrovali.
Fairy Lights are a nice way to add colour to the bedroom too, check out this list for more information.
LBB Picks: Red Conical Lamp, Yellow Pendant Light, Terracotta Lights, Turkish Glass Wall Bracket
Don't go crazy and add colour to everything in your bedroom. Make informed decisions, and mix and match well. Also, a maximalist home knows how to incorporate colour best, in any room, any corner. So, here's our guide for you to pick a few tips on the use of colour in decor and design.