Your bedroom is what you make of it. Whether it’s a place of relaxation and tranquility, a romantic haven, or an eyesore that makes you want to keep the lights off because you just can’t stand to look at it.
Sadly, the latter is true for a lot of people. Because when it comes to renovating a home, more often than not the master bedroom is the last room to receive an update. But should it be? We think the answer is, no!
If your bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary, then making it look its very best should be a priority. That means ditching the outdated furniture, putting the laundry away and giving it the romantic or restful makeover it deserves.
Since colour plays such a dominant role in influencing a person’s mood, we’re looking at bedroom colours that inspire relaxation and those that inspire romance. Here’s a look at what we found.
If you want your bedroom to help you decompress and fall into a well-deserved slumber at the end of each day, you’ll need to decorate it in a way that calms you, both body and soul. Above all else, look inward for your inspiration, and think about the sights and places that help you feel at rest.
Out of all colours, blue is most commonly associated with relaxation and calm. In fact, a study concluded by the Daily Mail stated that people who sleep in a blue bedroom get the most sleep per night, at 7 hours, 52 minutes. The study also suggests that the colour blue could provide certain health benefits, such as slowing the heart rate and reducing blood pressure.
Green is thought to be a calming colour that reminds us about the tranquility of nature. It is said to be both cheerful and stress-relieving. This is a combination that makes it an ideal choice to help ease you into a good night’s sleep.
Soft and unobtrusive, grey is neither stark nor overstimulating. It’s also easily dressed up to create a room with more of a glamorous feel, and at the same time, works will with minimalist designs.
The idea of what makes something romantic is more subjective that the idea of relaxation. While one person may consider the idea of boldly painted walls, ornate furnishes and sumptuous bedding to be the ultimate romantic escape, another may enjoy the idea of fluttering, white eyelet textiles, soft florals and well-worn furniture to be romance-novel perfect.
If you want your bedroom refresh more on the steamy side than on the sleepy side, here’s a look at some bedroom colour that are said to inspire romance.
While green is more commonly thought of as a relaxing colour, it is also said to inspire fertility. So, if you’re literally looking for some baby-making motivation, then green just might be your colour.
Yes, brown, but not just any brown. Think about food-inspired shades like rich caramel, pale and creamy café au lait, and rich decadent chocolate. If eating chocolate is said to inspire passion, perhaps the same can be said for designing a bedroom around it.
Black has always been connected to sensuality and drama. While, it is seldom seen in the average bedroom, interior design professionals have seen its potential as a bedroom colour for many years. In fact, some designer believe that every room should have a bit of black somewhere in the décor. When used correctly, black can prove to be very effective romance-inspiring shade.