When decorating your bedroom, keep in mind one simple mantra—neutral works in any setting. If you’re afraid of expressing your personality with a neutral palette, think again. Today’s neutrals range from chic gray and silver all the way to violet and even chartreuse.

Neutral Style Guide

The key to delivering a cohesive bedroom look is to stay within your palette for all the elements in the room. For example, if your walls are a flat gray, consider incorporating some of these elements (all in tones of silver and gray):

  • Shimmery silk drapes over sheer, ruched roman shades
  • Wall decor like nickel-toned wall sconces
  • Home accent chandelier with metallic shades
  • Smooth leather upholstery on pouf, chairs or bench
  • Mirrored nightstands
  • Bed linens in an assortment of textures
  • White floor and table lamps
  • Baseboard, crown, doors and windows painted high gloss white

Beyond the Pale

Begin your redesign by reading our recent blog post on choosing the perfect color scheme. The new neutrals come in a surprising assortment of hues. You can focus on one color (the palest of pinks, lavenders, taupes or creams) or you can pair it with another cool color to add interest and you’re on your way to a gorgeous bedroom makeover.

Your Dream Theme

When outfitting your retreat, let the wall color guide the look of the room. If you have stark, white walls, consider going with a whitewashed, or distressed wood motif. Use seashells, rope, baskets and linen to bring the look together. If rose is your color why not go with a muted floral theme. Taupe walls would pair well with creams, sleek metals and glass. You get the idea, just remember to keep everything light and pale, nothing too saturated. Your bedroom is not the place for bold colors. It should be your peaceful, quiet sanctuary.