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50 Brilliant Ways to Add Color and Brightness to Your Bedroom

It is that time of the year when we are redoing every room of our home in an effort to get it ready for the festive season and the celebrations that lay ahead. It is often the living room and kitchen that we tend to deck out first before we take a look at the bedrooms. With a change of seasons, the neutral bedroom that looks pleasing in summer might feel a touch too dull in the colder months that await ahead. With darker nights and shorter days, the bedroom also demands a touch of color to enliven it; even if it does not really mean bringing in Christmas-themed additions. It is for those who are looking to usher in color and brightness into the bedroom, that we have these 50 awesome inspirations that will last well beyond the New Year.

Fabulous blue accent walls in the modern bedroom with framed botanical to highlight it further [From: Flatsdesign]

Adding color to bedroom can be done in different ways and today we explore the best possible ideas along with a few eccentric and quirky ones as well! From accents walls to décor and bedding, wall art and beyond, this is a collection of 50 fabulous bedrooms that embrace color in their own unique way. Step in and get inspired!

Illuminated Nights!!

Popular through the early 1900s and reaching their peak in terms of commercial use in the 50s and the 60s, neon lighting undoubtedly is a fun way to brighten the bedroom. Neon lighting fixtures and signs are once again in trend thanks to a revival of retro and vintage decorating ideas in the last few years. These dazzling focal points look even more at home in shabby chic, eclectic and industrial modern bedrooms and you can spell out pretty much anything from your life philosophy to a message for your beloved. If you love retro decorating elements, then this is not an idea you would want to miss out on.

Contemporary bedroom in white with an illuminated neon sign above the headboard [From: Rehkamp Larson Architects]
Fun way to add neon lighting to the modern kids’ bedroom
Industrial chic bedroom with brick wall and neon light shaped like the moon!
Innovative bedroom design in gray with color and brightness! [From: Fresh Paint Art Advisors]
Lovely use of neon lighting in the contemporary bedroom
Modern vintage bedroom in gray and light pink with brightly shining love!
Sign above the bed reminds you to stay in touch with your wild side! [From: M. Swabb Decor + Style]
Tiny bedroom of Moscow apartment with brightly illuminated sign in the corner
Awesome bedroom in pink and purple that makes you go Oh La La! [From: Studio Suss]
Bedroom of a bibliophile feels sophisticated and brilliant [From: Sarah Barnard Design]

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Wall Art that Captivates

Not a fan of bright neon lighting in all its colorful bliss? Then try out something much more contemporary like abstract and minimal wall art pieces that make an instant difference in the modern bedroom. Often taking a prime place above the headboard or on the accent wall in the bedroom, curated wall art additions usher in vivacious charm and a sense of sophistication to pretty much any bedroom they adorn. Whether you love going down the classic route or prefer a more modern approach, pick wall art pieces that showcase your own personality and interest while blending in with the style of the bedroom.

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Wall art adds to the color scheme of the industrial bedroom
Wall art coupled with accent wall creates a stylish focal point in the bedroom [From: Cahlin Design Group]
Add color to the headboard wall with selected works of art
Colorful art addition enlivens this Industrial bedroom
Contemporary bedroom with inspiring work of art [From: Hsu McCullough]
Eye-catching wall art addition to the modern bedroom [From: Beasley & Henley Interior Design]
Find your own style inside the contemporary bedroom with small wall art additions
Fun way to add color to the modern bedroom [From: Kraft Custom Construction]
Modern art piece adds style and color to the bedroom [From: Gunkel Architecture]
Photographs of city skylines add brightness to this bedroom [From: Mackenzie Collier Interiors]

Timeless and Trendy

Not a fan of the arts either? Then we suggest you take the most preferred path that homeowners have been using for decades now to bring color into pretty much any room of their house – the accent wall! This one is much simpler, more straightforward and if you are not someone inclined to change his bedroom all too often in terms of style and design, this will last the test of time as well. One versatile color for this task is dark blue with a tinge of gray peeking in. Shades of blue are perennially popular and those thinking of going beyond just one wall in color might want to consider the pleasant presence of pastel hues!

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Bedroom of bachelor pad with world map as its backdrop [From: SAGA Design Architects / SAGA Design Architects]
Blue, pink and green finds space inside this spacious bedroom
Bluish-gray is a trendy color to choose for the accent wall in the bedroom [From: Sebastien Markoc SARL]
Exquisite blend of pastel pink and bright blue in the bedroom
Few accent walls look as stunning as this one!
Flowery backdrop for the dreamy eclectic bedroom
Keeping the bedroom as neutral as possible allows the green tufted accent wall to shine through [From: Bohostudio]
Shabby chic bedroom in pastel pink feels absolutely magical
Accent wall with floral pattern for the traditional bedroom [From: Stephen Fletcher Architects]

Decorate with Tropical Flair

Yes, we are taking about color here and we do understand that it is winter that is here, but one style that automatically adds exuberance and energy to the bedroom without seeming unnatural is tropical! With bright, green leafy patterns, a possibility of adding colorful flower motifs and a whole lot more, tropical bedrooms feel like little pockets of energizing havens that are here all year long. So explore this style in months beyond just summer and add in your own twist for a bedroom that is truly exceptional.

Finding the right backdrop for the tropical style bedroom
Leaf pattern in the backdrop adds color to the bedroom in modern coastal style
Light blue and bedding bring brightness to the bedroom [From: Tracy Stern]
Lovely use of green and teal in the vivacious tropical style bedroom [From: Luda Krishtaleva ]
Small and exceptional tropical bedroom idea
Tropical bedroom with a healthy dose of Mediterranean charm [From: Barlow & Barlow Design]
Wallpaper with large tropical leaf motifs for the bedroom in white
Yellow tropical bedroom with grasscloth wallcovering and botanical prints
Beautiful wall mural and bedding bring color to this tropical style bedroom
Colorful and extravagant tropical bedroom idea

Décor, Drapes n’ More

Those with color commitment issues will always complain about the idea of adding bright color to the bedroom on a permanent basis. And as always we suggest that you turn to décor, drapes and bedding if you have similar issues. One idea that we absolutely love though is that of a brightly colored ceiling in a bedroom with neutral-colored walls. The ceiling is such an underutilized space that by painting it bright and bold, you fill a previously dark room with ample light and do so without altering anything in terms of décor and walls!

Bedding, drapes and decor add pink to this bedroom [From: Regan Billingsley Interiors]
Blue and white traditional bedroom idea
Dark maroon ceiling for the modern bedroom
Modern Mediterranean bedroom in orange and purple [From: Dunn-Edwards Paints]
Orangish-yellow ceiling for the neutral white bedroom
Ornate ceiling for the awesome Mediterranean bedroom
Purple drapes for the bedroom match with the color of the walls in the bedroom
Smart way to add accent color to the neutral bedroom in white [From: b+g design]
Yellow bedding for the neutral bedroom in white and gray
Awesome multi-colored ceiling for the vivacious bedroom

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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