A touch of color can transform the most subtle, plain looking bedroom into a cozy, pleasing to the eye room.Colors on the walls and in the carpet can be carried through with accessories like plants, throws, and chairs.

Colors on the walls and in the carpet can be carried through with accessories like plants, throws, and chairs.

For a feeling of peace and calmness, the walls, ceiling and carpet should be pale, pastel colors complimented with brighter colors with dark trim for curtains and upholstery.

To make a room appear cooler, neutral shades can be used. Neutral colors can add to the freshness and lightness of the room as well. A soft and feminine feeling can be achieved by using soft colored fabrics for the walls. Throw pillows of the same color can be added for a greater effect. The use of striking fruit and flower patterns on the walls and ceiling can give a bedroom a “garden-like” feeling and carpet, throws and window dressing colors can enhance the creative design. For a more conservative look, cool colors with clean lines can be used and colored tiles can be used for flooring.

Sharply contrasting colors are used to echo or delineate the shape of a room. For maximum coolness the walls and ceilings should be left plain. Color should be used in a subtle manner, thereby giving an overall calm and relaxing effect.

In order to soften the edges of a bedroom and to distract the eye from the ceiling, soft cloth can be hung on the walls, and floors and ceilings should be pale to match the pockets of color on bed coverings, plants and baskets. Red and white when used in different proportions, gives a cheerful and fresh look to a bedroom.

If you are on a tight budget, the best solution is to use white on white to create a maximum effect. The monotony can be broken by adding foliage. Boldly colored wall paper can be used for the walls and repeated in the curtains — creating a warm and luxurious effect. To give a stark colored room a feeling of intimacy, pastel colored blinds can be used. Subtle wall paints will also provide a background that is subtle. Plain lines with fine floral designs will add a feeling of freshness to the walls. If a plain carpet is used in the same room, a sense of space is maintained.

A child’s bedroom can be decorated creatively with vivid colors and designs. Furniture can also be brightly colored in a variety of shapes and designs. Themes like “Barbie” for girls and “Spiderman” for boys are very popular.

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