Stuck on a choice as to what colour to style your bedroom? You can’t go wrong with a bit of grey. This modern neutral colour comes in a shade for everyone and with the right touches creates a stylish, calm sanctuary to relax in. Here are some expert tips from paint colours to accessories to help you design the perfect bedroom.
How can you incorporate grey into your bedroom?
When it comes to interior design, it’s best to start with some research before diving in. Get together some magazines and blogs or explore some Pinterest boards to gather inspiration for your bedroom look. There are so many ways to use grey, from wall coverings to fabrics and lampshades, though it’s best to start with knowing the space you want to create. Here are some key points to think about:
Wall colours – The ‘main event’ of bedroom decor could arguably be the walls, as these take up so much space and influence over the room. They are a leading feature of any bedroom redesign. Before you decide on a shade of paint, it is important to know the overall colour scheme you want to create.
Fabrics – From curtains and throws to warm carpets. Fabrics are a great place to incorporate grey into your bedroom. There is plenty of opportunity to play with shades that complement each other. For example, you may want to go a little darker with carpets while keeping bedding and accessories a little lighter. Speaking of bedding…
Bedding – Your bed is another focal point of your bedroom. Grey bedding comes in many different fabrics and shades, and choosing it is one of the cosiest parts of any bedroom makeover. It is an excellent place to start and test your feelings about the colour without transforming the whole room.
Paintings – Artwork is a great way to throw some grey into your bedroom as an alternative to painting every wall. From modern pieces to timeless classics, hanging work from your favourite artists in your bedroom is an easy way to add a touch of grey glamour and compliment your colour scheme.
Lighting – Lampshades are another subtle way to infuse some lovely neutral grey into your bedroom. From the ceiling to bookshelves, lighting is a glowing part of any interior design project and deserves your attention.
What are the best grey paint colours for a bedroom?
There are so many different shades of grey and when it comes to painting, it’s worth taking your time to choose. Very pale shades of grey can create a serene atmosphere in your bedroom, while darker tones can feel more moody and intense. You can mix and match paints and blend greys together to create the perfect shade. The lighter the tone, the more neutral it will be, which can be livened up with accessories and bedding. While darker shades can be a little colder, they can be warmed up with lighter shades when decorating. Have an idea of the mood and tone you want to create and feel most comfortable in before picking your shade. Do you want a warm, calm bedroom? Or a cool, trendy boudoir? This is where those Pinterest boards and inspiration work their magic- remember what they taught you in school- always do your homework!
What types of bedding work best with a grey bedroom?
Bedding can be a more playful part of interior design, though getting it right is key to a comfortable night’s sleep. Choosing the right shade and fabric will influence the overall feel of your bedroom. Do you prefer a smooth fabric or something more textured? 100% Bamboo bedding provides a beautifully smooth, glossy finish and can come in urban grey (darker) and quiet grey (lighter shade). For something more textured, bamboo and french linen provide a stylish, edgy finish. Vintage pink bedding is an excellent addition to any grey colour scheme. Playing around with colours like soft pink can add a touch of style and personality to your bedroom. Bamboo as a fabric is great for creating a seasonal room; it is naturally thermoregulating for the cosiest winters and fresh summer nights. It will keep you snug as a bug in your new grey bedroom all year through.
What are the must-have grey bedroom accessories?
Accessories are a fun but an important part of finishing your bedroom makeover. Once you have decided on your walls and bedding it’s time to add those final touches. Here are some must-have accessories to complete your look:
Cushions and throws – Adding different shades of greys is a great way to balance out the colour scheme. Cushions and throws are an easy way to lighten or cool down walls and add some style to your bedroom.
Candles – Chunky candles in different tones of grey and delicious scents can enhance the mood of your bedroom. From warming vanilla to relaxing lavender, they can warm up the overall feel of your sanctuary to help you relax and unwind.
Rugs – If you don’t have carpet (or even if you do), adding a fluffy, plush rug to your bedroom floor will make jumping out of bed dreamy. Think about textures and shades that will enhance your overall colour scheme and create a space you can’t wait to come back to at the end of a long, tiring day.
Bedroom makeovers are the perfect time to create the dream space you always wanted. When going grey- take your time in choosing the right shades, bedding and accessories to channel your own sense of zen. Pretty soon you will be drifting off in your very own grey paradise.
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