Using Colour and Pattern in Your Bedroom
When decorating your bedroom, it is essential to find the right balance between creating a peaceful atmosphere to prepare you for a good night’s sleep and showing off your style with a space that you enjoy. The use of color and pattern can significantly impact this balance and create the perfect interior space when applied appropriately.
Different colors can have varying impacts on our mood. For example, soft blue colors can invoke feelings of calm and relaxation; yellow can cause you to feel joyful, while bright red colors can make you feel more alert and energized. Depending on the bedroom style you are going for, it is often helpful to begin designing your room by deciding on a feature color, planning all other pieces around that color. This can be implemented on more significant features like your walls or floors, or perhaps only through accent pieces and room decor.
Pattern is another element of design that can massively impact the style of your space. If you try to achieve a modern or minimalistic style, you may be interested in graphic geometric patterns, like stripes, chevron, or triangular shapes. Meanwhile, a more traditional or rustic style may fit floral, trellis, jacquard, or classic checkered patterns. A patterned or brightly colored area rug may be enough in a bedroom to add character without having too many other patterned pieces.
Color and pattern are decorated through a variety of textiles and furniture pieces in your space. Pillows, window treatments, sofa upholstery, area rugs, and duvet covers are all options where you can apply color and pattern. However, mixing too many designs and colors within one room can cause visual chaos, so a careful balance must be achieved. Try sticking to one or two featured colors and patterns within one room to maintain that balance and ensure that your bedroom remains functional as a place of rest.
Neutral colors such as white, grey, and beige often work well as a background upon which colored and patterned accent pieces can be placed. This will ensure that you don’t overwhelm your bedroom with loud or busy design and focus on calm energy with pops of color or pattern throughout. For example, incorporating a colorful patterned curtain into an airy and neutral bedroom is a great way to have a calming space without losing the character and visual interest.
Another idea is to incorporate color and texture into your bedroom by placing a throw blanket on your bed or a few small decorative pillows that all fit within a specific color scheme or style. Not only is this an easy way to implement color and pattern, but it will also add layering and variety, which will create a cozy and inviting feel to the space. When well-executed, these design features will make you want to jump into bed and relax as soon as you enter your bedroom.
This can all be achieved with a little bit of practice, combined with the understanding of how color and pattern can fill a space and impact the overall aesthetic of a room.