Mixing furniture colours in the bedroom

Mixing furniture colours in the bedroom

Mixing furniture colours in the bedroom

Your bedroom furniture is so important to helping your bedroom become a sanctuary all of your own and create positive energy. And you will be pleased to know that the days of completely matching furniture sets is well and truly over. Nowadays, a mix and match bedroom with a thoughtful mix of furniture styles and colours is the best way of creating a custom space that reflects exactly who you are.

How to create the perfect mix and match bedroom

Whether you're starting with a matching bedroom set that you want to slowly replace or you are creating your bedroom furniture style completely from scratch, you can make your design process a lot easier by following some simple ideas.

Find an inspiration piece

The easiest way to mix bedroom furniture and give it a cohesive look is to find an anchor piece that the room can be centred around. Often, this will be the bed, but it can also be a dresser, wardrobe, or another big single piece.

Once you have that anchor point, it will help you to decide on a colour palette, choose a new style for your bedroom, the other furniture pieces to include, and the overall scheme of the space.

Consider an upholstered bed

An upholstered affordable bedroom set can do wonders for pulling together the space when you mix bedroom furniture. The softness creates a nice contrast against the hard surfaces of the rest of the furniture pieces and you can use the fabric to help pick out colors in the different materials around the room.

Be thoughtful about colours

The colour scheme is one of the most important considerations when creating a mix and match bedroom. Generally speaking, it isn't a good idea to have completely matching furniture as no one piece will stand out and the whole space can look flat.

Instead, be thoughtful about your colour scheme. Wood tones are considered neutral tones and this makes them the ideal backdrop on which to add colour. When it comes to the wooden bedroom furniture itself, try to choose contrasting tones or a range of tones from light to dark to keep the space interesting.

Other neutral-toned materials include glass, metal, and stone. To add colour, however, you can think about following the 60-30-10 rule. This is where 60% of the room should be in your dominant colour, 30% in your secondary colour, and 10% in your accent colour. This rule will add a designer touch to your bedroom that you will absolutely love.

You can use colour in your mix and match bedroom furniture as a way of introducing a strong colour scheme to your mix and match bedroom. While wood is neutral, painted wood can be a good way to introduce some colour.

Pairing bright colours with neutral colours can help both to stand out and won't overwhelm your bedroom.

Have some matching furniture

You don't want a matchy-matchy bedroom, but ask yourself should you have matching furniture in the bedroom at all. In fact, having some matching bedroom elements can help to make your mix and match bedroom look more cohesive.

One option is to have different styles of luxury furniture but in the same colour or tone. This will make your bedroom set look intentionally matching while the different style will give enough of a contrast to give the entire space more structure.

On the other hand, you could instead use matching furniture styles but in different colours or finishes. The matching styles will help the room to pull together but by using different finishes and colours, you can avoid it looking like a matching set.

When it comes to matching bedroom furniture, it can be a good idea not to match absolutely everything, but instead to choose a few pieces to match together. One common solution is to match your side table or nightstand on each side of the bed. Another benefit of matching nightstands is that they can help to frame the bed and add symmetry to the room. But you can also match single pieces with your main inspiration piece or with each other, as long as the matching doesn't overwhelm the rest of the space.

Introduce different textures

As well as using different colours, you can also add depth and structure to your mix and match bedroom furniture by using different textures. This can help the room feel layered and thoughtful.

Wood is of course the most obvious texture for bedroom furniture, but you can also use other pieces made of different hardware with flat surfaces or grooves. As well as wood, you can use metal, stone, glass, lacquered pieces, etc. Each texture will add extra warmth and depth to the space.

Window treatments, rugs, upholstery, can bring softer textures to the room. And different patterns can help to make the room pop which also aids sleep believe it or not.

Find the common elements

Even if you don't want to completely match bedroom furniture pieces, if you can identify some common elements that run through them, this will help to make your bedroom cohesive.

For example, if one piece of furniture has round shapes, then including other pieces with the same motif can help to pick it out. Or if different pieces have a similar style of brass accessories, then including them dotted about the room will make the brass stand out.

Overall, having common elements threaded carefully throughout the room means that it makes sense in a way that is satisfying while at the same time helping those common elements to stand out.

The bottom line

If you don't want to match bedroom furniture completely, and not many people do anymore, that doesn't mean that your bedroom will inevitably end up being a confusing mix of styles. You can create a cohesive, stylish, and intentionally chic bedroom without resorting to matching sets by following just a few tips. It also doesn't mean that you can't match bedroom furniture at all. Instead, with careful mixing and matching of your different furniture pieces, materials, and styles, you can create the bedroom of your dreams in next to no time.