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10 ways to add a pop of colour to your minimalist bedroom


Best of all, most of these tips don’t involve picking up the paintbrush. Here are 10 easy ideas to brighten up your bedroom. 

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We know that minimalism is the way to go when it comes to room decorating – and that trend will continue to dominate for a good while. But keeping in line with minimalism movement doesn’t mean you can’t add a splash of colour that adds warmth and personality with neutral bedroom hues.

That’s where this guide comes in. Before you start panicking and expect a whole room makeover, don’t be! Here are some of the easiest ways to spruce up the space with these bedroom colour scheme. And we’ve included both permanent and non-permanent ways!

1. Pick the right bedding

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Your bed is usually the centrepiece of your bedroom, so just by changing plain bedding (that are probably crisp white or grey) to a contemporary pastel shade or something bold like navy blue is the easiest way to inject colour into space, in an instant. Yes, it’s that simple. The best part? You can change the look only by investing in bedding sets of different colours and patterns. Since your sheets are changed every two weeks (ideally), your bedroom will have a different look twice a month,  so you won’t get bored at looking at the same colours. You may also add texture by switching to a linen bedding for a cleaner look. 

2. Use bold-coloured accessories

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This is another easy, non-permanent way to brighten up your master bedroom. You can do so with accessories such as vases, candleholders, table lamps, trinket trays or photo frames that you normally find on your dressing table. Your bedroom designed to be a place of comfort so don’t overdo it with too many items, and it’s best to group them together by the same colour palette so that it looks well-balanced.

3. Paint just one bedroom wall 

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Bored of seeing white walls? Just by painting one of the bedroom would make space stand out more instead of painting the entire area. It changes the focal point of the room, without the hassle of going through major redecorating or buying too many accessories that could end up cluttering your bedroom. Painting a wall takes some effort and time, so to avoid re-dos, choose your colour wisely before painting.

Read more: 8 best paint colours for small rooms

4. Add some greenery

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This is the best option for those who want to maintain a neutral-looking space. The addition of green plants not only breathe life (and fresh oxygen) into a room but also adds a natural element inside your home. We recommend air plants instead of succulents and micro-plants, as these are relatively low maintenance and grow well in indoor spaces due to their natural moisture-absorbing ability.

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5. Get creative with artwork

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Adding a decorative piece of artwork, like a painting, sculpture or photography, is another way to add both colour and life to your bedroom. Simple abstract paintings or even photography shots showcase your personal home decorating touch. With paintings or pictures, you can take it one step further by choosing a bright frame. But keep the remaining space clean and simple so that the artwork will stand out.

6. Mirror, mirror on the wall

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If you aren’t a fan of accessories like picture frames on the wall, go for a big mirror. There are many choices for mirrors out there – including ones with interesting shapes and frames. Not only will it act as a statement piece, but the mirror will also reflect colour from around the bedroom and add light to space.

Read more: 7 gorgeous pink and grey modern bedroom ideas

7. Don’t forget the curtains

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Curtains are also a great way to add both colour and texture to your bedroom. When choosing them, don’t rely on colours alone to make a choice. Mix and match with different textures and materials, such as lace, linen or velvet that gives a slight dimension and character to your space.

8. Try adding something quirky

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Adding colour to a room doesn’t mean it has to be something bright and bold. It could be a statement piece, a design, like a whimsical lamp that will add a point of interest. Make it a fun twist by incorporating an ambient light or a lava lamp.

Read more: Quiz: What’s your interior design style?

9. Paint the back of a bookshelf

Here’s one method you can try if you have a bookshelf in your bedroom. Paint the back of your shelf while keeping the frame clean and neat. If you have multiple shelves, you can paint them all in different matching shades so that they really stand out in the room. The key here is to ensure that both of the backs and the frame are in contrasting colours so that the back will stand out more.

10. Add colour to the floor

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We’ve covered walls, bedroom furniture and accessories, but how about the floor? Rugs work on any type of floor that needs some sprucing up — hardwood, painted and even carpet (on carpet). Choose a contrasting but matching shade to your surroundings so that it stands out. If your room feel overwhelmed with colours, place a couch, a table or even the bed over the rug so that you still have some colour but it’s not overpowering the room.

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