Your bedroom is the one room in the house that’s only for you, so creating a space that speaks to your tastes only makes sense. One of the best ways to bend a bedroom to your design vision is with paint – but there’s more than one way to paint a room. So, take one of these innovative painting ideas and turn your bedroom into an original work of art.
Create depth by painting the wall behind the bed a much darker shade of a similar colour to the rest of the bedroom, like this near-black grey. Layer on paneling first and the visual interest goes through the roof (luckily, not literally).
Reminiscent of sunsets, flower petals and saltwater bays, an ombre effect brings nature’s calming powers indoors. Blending one colour seamlessly into another takes a little a bit of practice, but it’s worth the effort.
Look Way Up
When thinking about wall colours for your bedroom, don’t forget to look up. Choosing a separate colour for the ceiling is a simple way to add another decorative element to your restful retreat.
While the idea of not finishing a wall may feel counterintuitive, this “unfinished” painting technique brings a vibrant, youthful feel to a bedroom.
Nooks and Crannies
If your bedroom has a seemingly awkward feature, such as a narrow alcove, brick chimney or partial wall, use paint to transform it into a special space. In this nook, black paint acts as a frame for the purple and green ombre display inside.
Break from convention in a traditional bedroom by playing with blocks of the same colour in different pigment tones. The white wall mouldings form frames around the lighter and darker shades of pink, subtly defining different areas of the same space.
Thicker Than Water
Debunk the myth that bedrooms need to be painted in light and neutral colours – deep burgundy envelopes this sleeping space and establishes a warm, cozy feeling ideal for deep sleeps.
Paint doesn’t have to be limited to the walls. Turning a blank canvas into a piece of art with a single colour – and then repeating that same colour somewhere else in the room will tie together the space and show off your artistic chops.
Inventing interesting ways to use paint in the bedroom shouldn’t be limited to its four walls – the door can provide an interesting canvas, too. This two-toned DIY door would give you a hit of colour therapy every time you’d open it.
Sometimes where you don’t paint is just as important as where you do. Sandwiching this soft mint green between a strip of soft white below the wainscoting, as well as above the ceiling moulding, sets off its green tones without overwhelming the space.