How to decorate a master bedroom in taupe

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How to decorate a master bedroom in taupe
Combine taupe with other brown shades for a rich look. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Decorate a master bedroom in taupe, which is a shade of brown, to create a warm, elegant look. Taupe is a versatile decorating colour in that it complements a wide range of hues, from blue to red. Create a customised decor style by combining the taupe pieces with vibrantly coloured items. Mixing taupe with other neutral hues will result in a sophisticated, subdued look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Ecru or white wall paint
  • Taupe bed covering
  • Colourful or patterned decorative pillows and throw blanket
  • Taupe textiles, such as rugs and cushions
  • Wall decor, such as colourful artwork
  • Wall shelves
  • Potted plants and vases of flowers

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    Paint the bedroom walls a soft, neutral hue such as creamy ecru or white to complement taupe decor. Avoid using tan or taupe paint, as too much of the same colour will result in a washed out look.

  2. 2

    Place a taupe comforter, bedspread or quilt on the bed. Choose a material according to the overall look of the room, such as silk or satin for an elegant style or cotton twill as a casual touch. Pick an all-taupe bed covering or choose one with small floral, leaf or geometric designs, depending on the bedroom theme.

  3. 3

    Accent the bed with colourful or patterned pillows. Choose decorative pillows in a hue such as light blue, bright red, grass green or coral, which will complement the taupe bed covering and give the bedroom a fresh look. Pick black and white zebra striped or cheetah patterned pillows to create an exotic style. Fold a matching cotton or cashmere throw blanket at the food of the bed.

  4. 4

    Decorate with taupe textiles to create a cohesive look. Hang taupe silk or cotton drapes or curtains that coordinate with the bed covering. Add warmth and comfort to wooden or tile floors with fluffy taupe rugs. Enhance a wooden desk chair with a taupe cushion.

  5. 5

    Add colour and interest to the bedroom with colourful wall decor. Hang wood-framed artwork featuring shades of taupe, white, red, green and blue. Accent wall shelves with potted plants or vases of red, orange and yellow tulips.

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