Greet the day with a grin, not a groan, with a bright and cheery bedroom scheme
It’s where we start every day, so if you fancy embracing a more vibrant look for your bedroom, check out the selection below. From full-colour makeovers to quick mood-lifters, which of these would you want to wake up to? Let us know in the Comments section.
Add a holiday hue
These bright blue shutters conjure up images of sunnier climes, so even if you’re waking up in Kettering rather than Kefalonia, you can add a holiday feel to your bedroom with a bold, bright window treatment. It’ll give you a cheery feel on the inside, even if the weather isn’t playing ball outside.
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Choose a statement light
Create a focal point to look up to with a statement light you love. Whether a colourful shade or a sculptural pendant, pick something you’ll enjoy seeing every time you wake up. While you’re at it, ditch the safe, white bedding and go for something vibrant to kick-start the day.
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Mimic the sun
Ape the colours of the sunrise with a painted ombre wall, graduating from deep coral to white. Layer up white bedding with peach and pink shades to add further interest.
Freshen the air with plants
Add real energy to your room by introducing a few plants. There used to be a concern that plants produce too much carbon dioxide to be safe in a bedroom, but this is no longer thought to be the case.
In fact, NASA, no less, recommends keeping plants as a way of reducing toxins found around the home, with areca palm, aloe vera and English ivy topping the list of best for bedrooms.
Bring on brights
A lively burst of colour should put a spring in your step in the morning. If you don’t want to paint the whole room, go for a section behind the bed, as seen here, or experiment with stripes, shapes – whatever takes your fancy. A patterned rug in zingy shades is another easy way to bring in some brightness.
Of course, you don’t have to go down the bright colour route to give your bedroom a cheery, uplifting feel. This contemporary black-and-white design is cool and full of character, and is a very simple look to achieve. To liven up a monochrome scheme, add pattern into the mix.
Experiment with neon
Tasteful grey has been ruling the roost for a while, but if you want to spice it up a bit, how about adding some flashes of spirit-lifting neon? Bright pink or luminous yellow would work just as well as this orange, giving the room a cheery hint of rave to start the day. Smiley face.
Go the natural route
Harness the power of nature by choosing a wallpaper with an outdoorsy theme for a subtly uplifting approach. This mural-like tree design is understated, but still adds a fresh, positive feel to the room.
Buy a bright bedspread
If you have plenty of bed linen and can’t justify buying a new set, adding a colourful bedspread is a super-simple way to instantly change the look of a room.
Yellow is an obvious cheery choice, and the plain style works well with the patterned wallpaper. Pick out an accent from a detail in your room – if not wallpaper, let artwork be a cue.
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What do you think of these uplifting bedroom schemes? Share your ideas in the Comments section.