Cool bedrooms, or spaces that visually appear cool, are rooms in which to relax and rejuvenate. Highlight your room by using a cool colour palette, a monochromatic decorating scheme, fabric choices that have a visual coolness, seaside accessories, cool-hued area rugs and a water feature. Cool bedroom decor is especially important in areas of the world with hot climates or in homes that are near water as a way to enhance the overall design. Creating this decor is simple and the result is soothing and relaxing.
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Things you need
- Interior paint in cool colours
- Monochromatic comforter, sheets, draperies and pillows
- Bed pillows in metallics, sequins, polished cottons and silk
- Fountain, wall-mounted or tabletop
- Seaside accessories
- Cool-hued area rugs
Select a cool colour palette. Cool colours, or hues that are on the cool side of the colour wheel, range from seaside cottage blue to relaxing mulberry purple and serene foliage green. Paint your walls one of these cool colours to serve as a perfect backdrop for your cool bedroom decor.
Use a monochromatic decorating scheme. Choose a single colour and select a value, or intensity, of that colour for your comforter, drapes, sheets and pillowcases. This will create a space with tremendous serenity and a feeling of visual coolness.
Add bed pillows in varying cool textures. Certain textures appear cool, such as metallics, sequins, polished cottons and silks. Incorporate several decorative pillows at the head of your bed in these cool fabrics.
Incorporate a water feature. There is nothing quite so cooling as the sight and sound of trickling water. Choose a tabletop or wall-mounted fountain to add the element of cool water to your bedroom.
Decorate with seaside accessories. To create a cool bedroom decor with maximum visual appeal, add seaside accessories to your room. Hang a painting of a ship above your bed. Place apothecary jars full of seashells, shadowboxes full of starfish and containers of sea glass around the room. These small touches accent and amplify your cool bedroom theme.
Add area rugs in cool hues. A large area rug not only anchors the entire room but also serves as a way to bring pattern, texture and colour into it. Choose area rugs that have soft, nature-inspired colours in low-pile textures to enhance the cool look of your bedroom and create a relaxing retreat.
Tips and warnings
- Keep clutter to a minimum. This enhances the feeling of relaxation and spaciousness in your cool bedroom.
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