Our bedrooms are the one place in our homes that are truly ours. We escape to them for relaxation and we awaken in them for rejuvenation and inspiration. Creating a bedroom that has relaxing colors helps you feel comfortable and inspired and keeps this one space in your home truly yours and personalized. Here are tips for bringing relaxing colors into your oasis.
Determine what inspires you
Most people equate relaxation with tangible life experiences, things or feelings. If last summer you enjoyed lying lazily on a beach, then soft colors of blues and beiges may relax you. While if the daily setting sun reminds you of a peaceful way to end the day, muted tones of purples and coral hues may be the perfect colors for your bedroom walls.
Can’t think of any inspiration?
Explore mydeco.com’s inspiration gallery or look through your favorite magazines, turn on the radio or take a walk outside, you are bound to find inspiration around the corner.
Choose lighting to compliment colors
Once you have found your colors, don’t forget to bring in multiple sources of light to compliment the colors. While the actual colors you choose are important, choosing a soft light pendant light over your bedroom sitting area, or finding illuminating wall sconces near your bed side are just as important. Don’t forget about natural lighting as well. Open up window treatments regularly to showcase off colors in your room. When choosing colors for your room, buy a few sample containers of paint and apply them to a corner wall of your room. For a few days, see how the color makes you feel in the morning, midday and evening. This will help you choose relaxing colors that feel inspiring everyday!
Your relaxing bedroom is closer than you think, once you know how to choose colors that have meaning to you. Don’t be afraid to go bold! While many people feel like relaxing colors have to be muted and pastel colors, many enjoy an accent wall of a deeper forest green or royal blue. If you choose to use bolder colors, counterbalance out your room with neutrals, like beiges, whites and grays to give your room unity and equal visual aesthetic strength. Relaxation is all up to you, and your bedroom is waiting for you to choose the perfect colors, go for it!
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