The most important things to keep in mind when decorating your bedroom are to stay on budget and to avoid clutter! Surpassing the bedroom decor budget can be bad for your wallet, and clutter carries frustration and chaos like a plague. To help keep your bedroom budget-friendly and clutter-free, we have a great two part series prepared to rock your world… and your room.
#1: The Budget
The average person is evolving and changing at a remarkable rate every day. And with this hasty evolution comes new ideals, new thoughts, and new tastes! For all you know, your bedroom could undergo a spontaneous makeover a mere few weeks after its current update. So why spend an arm and a leg for a room that no longer speaks to you, but is too expensive to change?
To keep from overloading the decor budget, keep the foundational elements of your room neutral, and add accent colors with the accessories to highlight your personality! By keeping the core pieces of the room neutral, you’re creating a texturized canvas that can be easily changed and altered for years to come without too much money coming from your pocket! The final effect is also very classy and elegant.
Core room elements include the wall color and the furniture. Some great neutral wall colors to play around with are:
White – While white might sound boring, it’s a great way to add texture to the room and makes colors pop like crazy! If you choose to go this route, I highly recommend purchasing two cans of white paint — one matte and one glossy. Using these two styles of paint, create a striped pattern on the walls. The way the sunlight reflects off the glossy onto the matte makes the entire room look bigger and brighter. This is a great look for those who want a sweet, whimsical bedroom.
Blues – A grayish-blue is cool, calming, and can easily bounce off color in a stunning way.
Purples – Purple is not actually a neutral color persay, but can be purchased in a toned-down plum that gives off a softer appearance. Plums make it easier to style purples opposed to a vibrant violet. Purple is sexy and romantic and perfect for those of you who have a more adventurous side.
Gray – Gray can come off as industrial to some, but it has a cool, mysterious charm that adds a touch of glam to a room.
Browns & Greens – Both colors have beautiful earthy undertones that create a soft zen-like atmosphere. Regardless, browns tend to be more classy and have a corporate elegance (how great would a golden beige look?!) whereas greens are more playful. If you decide to go for a green wall color, make sure to select one of a muted variety.
Black – Black is a little harder to pull off but it is a statement color that makes accent colors explode around it. It’s best to use this color in bigger bedrooms (it tends to make small rooms appear even smaller), paired with bright furniture (birch or white) and vibrant hues.
A room’s furniture should expertly complement the wall color and help accentuate the overall feel that the room is expected to radiate. Below are some of the most commonly selected bedroom furniture colors:
White is clean and refreshing. The majority of people prefer white furniture to give their room a clean cut image and make the room look larger. With white furniture pieces, be very careful in choosing a style that is modern and sleek! White furniture with filigree and foliage ages the furniture.
Brown – Brown furniture is romantic and soft. It can very easily be dressed up or dressed down, but if you’re not careful the color can look outdated and ancient. Search for cherry brown colors or rich brown hues. A lighter birch is another ideal furniture choice, particularly if your room gets a lot of sunlight. The sunlight draws to the light color and makes the room bigger. (Brown furniture has the most color variety, so choose well!)
Black – Black furniture is more modern and cooler than say white or brown. However, if you pair this guy with metallics (silver looks stunning against this type of furniture if you’re into metal room accessories) or deep colors (imagine satin blush sheets against that dark headboard!), you can soften the appearance and bring life to your room.
The final step in your bedroom transformation is to choose your accent colors. You want your accent colors to be bright and to complement your wall and furniture color choices. This is where you can go crazy and choose your favorite colors to add a personal touch. (But remember not to go overboard! Keep the accent colors to a maximum of three.)
That’s all for now, everyone! Hope you all had fun on the first segment of the Bedroom Fiasco. I’ll see you all soon with the fast-approaching second segment of this short series, where we tackle organization ideas and how to de-clutter the clutter.
If you’re having trouble finding great complementary colors to play off your favorite colors, I highly recommend checking out Design-Seeds. They have pages upon pages dedicated to awing color palettes inspired by real life.
What ideas do you have for your bedroom?