When it comes to your bedroom, are you a color lover or a color-phobe? Even people who enjoy bold pops of color in their wardrobe or the rest of their home décor often take a more cautious approach when it comes to their bedroom. After all, it’s your sanctuary, and the thought of having too many bright hues might feel a bit overwhelming for those who want a tranquil and neutral sleep space. That’s why so many of us choose a classic shade for our bedroom walls. But that doesn’t mean it has to be a color-free zone! In fact, there are lots of ways to bring subtle infusions of color into your space without being overwhelming. And you don’t need to pick up a paint brush!
Today, we're exploring three subtle yet effective ways to introduce some color into your personal haven. Whether you're working on redesigning the space or just need a quick refresh, these ideas will help to create depth and visual interest. Who knows, you may become a bedroom color convert!
Update Your Bed with Colored Sheets
Let's start with the heart of any bedroom - the bed! While we love the look and feel of crisp white sheets, they’re definitely not the only option. Colored sheets are a great way to add a bit of extra personality and, if you choose wisely, they also act as a great base for other artful décor accents.
As part of the Jennifer Adams Home collection, we have a number of beautiful options for sheet colors. These range from neutrals like whisper gray, heather gray, birch, and taupe to a deep Pacific blue, fresh apricot, and moody graphite. These shades are all calming and provide a good neutral base for other elements. For example, you could pair them with earthy tones for a rustic vibe or combine them with bold accents for a more playful modern look. Since layering and texture are the keys to a beautiful, welcoming bedroom design, this subtle color base gives you a lot of options.
In fact, one of the biggest advantages of colored sheets is their versatility. You can layer various textures and patterns on top of them to create a multi-dimensional and inviting bed. You can match or contrast them with colored or patterned throws in luxurious fabrics like velvet or cashmere, or add patterned elements like decorative pillows that pick up the same shade or color family. You can also mix and match the different elements of your bedding, depending on the season or your mood. All of this makes sheets are an easy and inexpensive way to start playing with color in your bedroom.
You can find our full collection of sheets in a range of colors here.
Decorate With Colorful Artwork
Now that your bed has been treated to a makeover, let's focus on another detail that can make a significant impact. Artworks are the perfect medium for introducing more shades into your bedroom in a subtle and personal way and they make a big impact.
Hang a captivating piece of artwork above your bed or on an accent wall. Choose a painting or print that complements the color scheme of your sheets and other elements like rugs or soft furnishings. This will tie the room together and create a cohesive and polished look.
However, it’s important not to try too hard to match. One of the great things about colorful artwork is that it can add surprising pops of color to a space, or be used to unify the other elements in a room. Start by hanging a piece that you love and will enjoy looking at day after day. Then use that as your starting point for introducing color in other ways.
Incorporate Flowers and Plants
Another really simple but beautifully effective way to add color to a neutral bedroom space is with cut flowers or house plants. Not only do they add an organic element to the room, but they will also introduce a vibrant hue – after all, Mother Nature is the greatest artist! You could also play with other organic elements, like a beautiful bowl of fresh lemons or an arrangement of pods or grasses. The great thing about plants is that they are portable, so you can test out where you want your arrangement to stay. If you like it, you can always introduce a similar shade through a more permanent piece of décor like a rug or a throw pillow.
Remember, designing your home is a journey so it’s perfectly okay to start small and subtle and build as you find what you like. A few well-thought-out accents can work wonders in elevating the overall ambience and creating a bedroom space you'll never want to leave.