The bedroom is arguably one of the essential rooms in a house. It is where we recharge our batteries, spending around one-third (around eight hours) of every day in that one room.
Although we may be asleep for most of that time, it is still the room you are in when you go to bed and wake up the following morning; so its design and decoration – from the color scheme on the walls; to the bedroom furniture and bed itself – can play a significant part in your mood, feelings, and emotions over time.
Therefore, it is essential to take time in choosing a bedroom color scheme, based on your tastes and preferences.
However, other factors may play a part; such as a bedroom’s size. Here are some ideas to help with choosing the perfect color scheme for your bedroom:
Choosing colors for moods
Colors can affect your mood, so it is essential to choose a bedroom color scheme based on colors you like but also depending on what suits you personally.
For example, you might not be a fan of blue (especially if you are a girl); but blue can be a very calming and tranquil color, so it might be more of a preferred option if you want somewhere that is truly relaxing and will make you feel at ease.
Pinks and reds, on the other hand, are more fun, playful, and romantic. Along with yellows and oranges; they are warm and inviting colors.
Neutral colors – such as whites and creams – are not only more suitable for guest bedrooms; rather than choosing a color that some guests may dislike; but they are soft and soothing colors as well.
Choosing a color based on the size of the bedroom
For smaller bedrooms, it is wise to opt for a lighter color, which will reflect more light and therefore give the illusion that the room is much larger than it is.
Mirrors can also help to open a small space and make it appear larger – someone with a small bedroom might want to have a few small mirrors dotted around or one large mirror in the room for this reason.
Alternatively, for larger bedrooms, darker colors can make the room appear smaller.
Although this may not sound that great; it should help to close in the space and therefore give the feel of a cozy, snug; and intimate bedroom.
Try before you buy (lots of pots)
Most importantly, think about using tester pots before buying your decided color in bulk, just in case you find that it is not what you wanted; or it doesn’t go with the room how you originally envisaged. Try different colors out and get an idea of what will be the best depending on the size of the room, space; and generally just what you like best.