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Earth Tone Bedroom Colors and Ideas: Natural, Cozy, and Timeless

Earth tone bedrooms can be some of the most relaxing and timeless styles, but what do earth tone bedrooms really look like? “Earth tones” is a blanket statement that describes the subdued and elemental hues of nature in interior design. Consider the greys of changing cloudy weather, rich and pastel greens inspired by the mixed foliage of forests, deep blues reminiscent of ocean hues, beiges inspired by sands, woods, and naturally dyed leathers. Designers have embraced the earth tone trend for its calming consistency and the way it compliments the use of natural materials in furniture and structural features. Check out these earth-tone inspired spaces to get an idea of how designers are using colors inspired by nature to breathe new life into existing homes:
Cloudy Grey and Tan Earth Tones in Boho Chic Living Space
Muted grey weather tones on the wall, natural material furniture, and pale beige cushions make this lounge area the perfect moody earth tone inspired space. Image via H&M.
Earth Tones in Modern Studio Apartment
This modern apartment embraces earth tones to compliment the wooden features of the room. Note the green door frame, tanned leather lounger, and cloudy grey accents. Image via Urban Outfitters on Pinterest.
Roma Sofa Earth Tones Decor Urban Outfitters
The Roma Sofa in Olive from Urban Outfitters is used as the earth-toned centerpiece in this boho-chic living space. Image via Urban Outfitters on Pinterest.
Earth Tones Lounge Area Colored Cushion Covers H&M
Red clay tones are complimented with bold pops of blue and yellow cushions and a mixture of patterns. Tap the image to shop a similar cushion cover from H&M. Image via H&M.
It’s no secret that the ochre, mustard, rust, and clay color palette was a design staple of the 70s. It managed to completely take over homes by way of crushed velvet upholstery and shag carpeting. While many of the design preferences of the 70s remain in the past (for good reason), the earth tone color palette that draws on the deep yellows, oranges, and reds in nature, has certainly witnessed a resurgence in recent years. Still, the most common tendency in earth tone styling is to use sandy tan shades that blend seamlessly together and accent natural wooden furniture beautifully. Check out the following homes to see how decorators are styling sand and tan tones with a modern twist:
Sandy Tan Earth Tone Bedroom from Pier1
This bedroom has a neutral color palette made up of sandy beiges, tans, taupes, and natural materials. Tap to shop. Image via Pier1.com
Tan Beige Earth Tone Bedroom
Taupe, beige, and neutral tan colors make up this airy, calming space. Natural textures complete the room. Tap the image to shop bedding on Ettitude. Image via Ettitude on Pinterest.
Sandy Earth Toned Bedroom
Wheat, tan, and light sandy browns combine in this all-beige room to complete the earth tone aesthetic. Image via Realtor.com
Now that you’re equipped with the basics of interior decorating with earth tones, you can go ahead and begin planning how you would like to incorporate them into your own home. The following guide offers unique tips, tricks, and behind-the-scenes info that will help you transform your space into an earth-inspired oasis.

Begin in the Bedroom

The bedroom has been described as the vacation spot of the home. It’s a room that can serve to be a small hideaway in an otherwise busy and unpredictable world of schedules and deadlines. Surprisingly, even a few small changes in your bedroom can alter the mood and aesthetic of your home. The best way to begin introducing an earth tone color scheme to your home is in the room where you begin and end your day. This will give you a great idea of whether you want to extend the palette into the rest of your home.
Before you jump in to selecting an earth tone bedroom color scheme, there are a few things to consider. One of the more challenging approaches to using earth tones is focusing on ocean blue inspired hues or deep forest greens.  Recently, the darker hues have made their way into the hearts of design lovers, and they balance beautifully with natural lighting, beige and ivory tones. Don’t be discouraged by the darker boldness of blue and green palettes; incorporating them into your home is a strategic way to modify mood and break up your spaces.  Check out the following interior spaces to see how designers have brought darker earth tones into modern bedrooms:

Forest Green Nap Haven

Dark Green Bedroom Earth Tones
This bedroom space embraces earth tones in the deep forest green wall, complimented by the brown hues of the leather headboard and wooden bed frame. Image via Urban Outfitters on Pinterest.
Shop the Huxley Collection (the Recycled Leather Bed pictured above) at Urban Outfitters.

Natural Boho Chic Hideaway

Deep Green Earth Toned Bedroom Urban Outfitters
This bedroom decor draws on textured natural materials as accents and deep green colored walls. The decorative rope and twine baskets, wooden plant lattice and jute rug each contribute to the overall vibe in this room. Image via Urban Outfitters on Pinterest.

Modern Feminine Forest Tones

Modern Earth Tone Chic Bedroom Space
This feminine bedroom has a deep green accent wall and natural lighting to keep the space airy. Taupe and tan pillows complete the earth tone color scheme. Image via Graceinmyspace.com
Dark Blue and Grey Earth Tones in H&M Collection
This bedroom embraces dark blue and stormy grey earth tones near a large airy window. Image via Pufikhomes.com

Select Bold and Beautiful Bedding

Bedding and linens are an amazing and fairly simple way to alter the mood of your bedroom. Switching comforters, duvet covers and mixing throws is quite possibly the easiest way to introduce your desired color palette into your room. Organic shades inspired by the earth appeal to a variety of people for various reasons. Reflective of the natural elements, often people in cities and small apartments are drawn to the comfort and familiarity of earth tones. Consider the ways that bedding is used as a decor feature in the following earth tone bedrooms:

Terracotta and Tan Retro-Chic Room

Clay Teracotta Rust Bedding Earth Tones Urban Outfitters Bedroom
This terracotta-clay toned bedspread helps add an organic vibe to this room and compliments the natural wooden decor. Tap to shop bedding. Image via Urban Outfitters.

Natural Wicker and Delicate Decor

Urban Outfitters Earth Tone Bedroom Sage Green Bedding
This sage green bedspread adds a much needed pop of color to this tan and beige bedroom. Image via Urban Outfitters.

Olive Green Cozy Cotton Lounge

Olive Green Earth Toned Bedding Urban Outfitters
An olive green duvet cover compliments the natural wooden material of the bed frame. Image via Urban Outfitters on Pinterest.
Shop the Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set from the H&M Home Collection, available in a series of earth tones (our favorite is the Sage Green) to achieve a similar look.

Incorporate Naturally Sourced Rugs

By this point in your research, you’ve likely noticed that jute and/or woven rugs are a design staple in the earthy aesthetic because of their natural colors and organic materials. Highly textured rugs made of natural fibers (such as rope or wool) add to any earth tone color scheme. They provide a unique organic feeling in your home – walking barefoot on the coarse and natural fibers is a constant reminder of the inspiration behind your space.

Taupe Toned Forest Escape

Ikea Hellested Woven Jute Rug
A jute area rug, taupe bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows create the ultimate earth-inspired space. Tap to shop. Image via Ikea.
Shop the Oval Jute Rug at H&M to add immediate earth-inspired texture to your space using a natural handwoven material. If you prefer a rectangular alternative, shop the HELLESTED Jute Rug at IKEA.

Choose Earth Inspired Artwork

Artwork that emphasizes the beauty of the environment is one easy way to spruce up your bare bedroom walls and tie together an earth inspired color scheme. Subdued hues from art pieces that draw on scenes from nature will help ground your space in your desired theme.

Terracotta Buffalo Bliss

Nature Inspired Artwork in Earth Tone Room
The brown tones of the animal artwork tie together this earth toned sleep space. Image via Ettitude on Pinterest.

Pink Sands Pastel Sleep Den

Mountain Tapestry Earth Art Urban Outfitters
Mountain inspired tapestry artwork and light pastel tones tie together this beige and camel colored bedroom. Image via Urban Outfitters.

Moody Mondays Weather Room

Weather Inspired Children's Bedroom Earth Tones
This weather inspired children’s bedroom takes earth themed art to the next level with a large cloud canvas piece and a cloud structure installation. Image via H&M on Pinterest.
Earth Tone Bedroom Art
The pale sage green walls in this earth toned bedroom are complimented by the abstract landscape artwork in sandy shades. Image via Pier1.com
If you follow our guide to creating the perfect earth tone bedroom, you’ll be set up for success when it comes to integrating this trend in your home. And while we can’t say there’s cold, hard science behind it, something about bringing the a little bit of the outside into the home just makes us feel more at peace. Be sure to tag us on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram if you try out any of these awesome trends in your own bedroom and show us how you did it!

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