Ideas for a neutral bedroom


When it comes to decorating with neutrals in the bedroom, there are a lot of options. Neutral tones, which range from crisp whites and buttery creams to earthy browns and relaxing greys, really shine in the space where we relax and sleep.

On its website, Dulux disclosed that a variety of neutral paint colours rule supreme. The most popular paint colours are Polished Pebble grey and Egyptian Cotton beige, followed by blush pink and white. Continue reading for neutral bedroom designs that will entice colour enthusiasts to the neutral side.


1. Add a variety of textures to the mix.



It’s all about stacking textures when dealing with a simple bedroom colour palette. Bringing in a range of items is all that this entails. Take a cue from the picture above, which has a kaleidoscope of tactile components. On the chest of drawers, there’s bouclé and wool, linen, glass, and ceramics, as well as some exquisite wood and a woven cloth.

You may create an attractive and peaceful refuge by blending a range of neutral tones in various textures. A soft sheepskin rug alongside the bed, a velvet throw pillow, and a clear glass bedside light might all be used to create texture.


2. Use metallic elements to provide warmth.



Whatever space you’re designing, incorporating a metallic accent is usually a smart idea. To complement the decorations on your bedframe, you may have warm copper or rose gold light switches, or brushed gold bedside lamps (as seen in the pic above).

Look for metallic components in your bedroom lighting options, from floor lamps to sconces, as they will provide an added layer of intrigue and sparkle to your area.


3. Add a wooden accent wall to your room.



To add texture, warmth, and visual interest, create a wooden accent wall. You don’t need to be a DIY pro to make anything like this, and it will provide you with something completely unique on a budget.

In the lack of a headboard, the vertical wooden slats serve to establish a distinct focal point. The cable knit blanket, terracotta colours, and plants that add a burst of natural colour are other favourites.


4. Use grey instead of white for your woodwork.



When decorating your woodwork, I recommend selecting grey as an alternative to white to provide a stunning twist to any area,’ says Tash Bradley, Lick Head Color Specialist. ‘To add elegance, character, and drama to the room, match the undertone to the colours on your walls,’ she advises.

Choose a dark grey like the one shown above or something softer like Lick’s Grey 01. To tie in with existing grey bedroom ideas, paint panelling, skirting boards, picture rails, and door frames.


5. Use interesting lighting to create a feeling of height.



Fairy lights, festoons, or even a huge pendant light may help to raise a room and attract the eye upward, making it feel more spacious. Replacing an old pendant light with a showpiece piece can quickly transform the area.

Come dusk, the black festoon lighting here draws the outdoors in and adds some structure, contrast, and ambiance.


6. Construct a little gallery wall



Display a collection of cherished prints, pictures, and mementos on the walls of your bedroom. The natural wooden frames in this room complement the relaxing neutral style well.

It might be intimidating to hang prints on the wall, but it will give character and detail.


7. Add a pop of colour with a single accent colour.



Molly Freshwater is a co-founder of Secret Linen Store, which has recently enlarged its collection of naturals, creams, and whites in anticipation of the continued popularity of neutrals. She suggests introducing a dash of colour to keep things interesting, unless you’re set on an all-neutral style. The design above uses a rich forest green to create a bed that we want to crawl into.

‘Try using the less costly pieces as possibilities for pops of colour, such as posters, vases, candles, or even colourful books,’ Molly advises. ‘Bringing in life and colour with plants and flowers is also a terrific way to achieve this.


8. Patterns that clash



In a neutral design, you can absolutely go stronger with patterns because there’s less to distract the eye. Striped bedding is a great way to add some subtle colour to your room, whether it’s a gentle pink or a sky blue, or a taupe or brown.

Pattern clashing may appear scary at first, but toss down the rule book and experiment with a few diverse patterns that are linked by a common tonal palette.


9. Use blush pink to test the waters.



Is blush pink considered a neutral? Yes, we believe so. ‘Muted colours, such as blush pink, may be brought into the interiors as a neutral tone,’ explain Interior Fox Co-Founders Jenna Choate and Mariana Ugarte. ‘Its softness fits well in a neutral, weighty space, adding a subtle accent that will lift an existing scheme.’


10. Decide on a topic



Bedroom ideas that are neutral blend perfectly with any interior design style. Do you want to recreate a New York loft or a Parisian apartment? Neutrals will look fantastic.

Similarly, a regency, Boho, or Mediterranean-inspired decor benefits from fresh white or cream walls and furnishings. Stack on décor elements that go with your chosen style and may be swapped out on a regular basis.