So you’re looking to redecorate your bedroom and make it that much more amazing and inviting for you and/or your guests? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Furniture is our speciality and we have several great interior design tips for you in this blog post. We’ll be focusing specifically on how to mix different furniture colors while still making your bedroom look pulled together, polished, and generally awesome.
It’s not always easy! If you have a vanity, a storage closet, a shelf, and any other pieces of furniture, and they’re all different colors and wood types…chances are that your bedroom will look like the furniture section at a department store! But it doesn’t have to be that way.
We’ll be looking at several different tips for how to combat the ‘furniture store look’. At the same time, you won’t have to purchase a matching bedroom furniture set in order to make the room look great.
Check out these seven tips for mixing furniture colors in the bedroom:
Tip #1: Think about the kind of finish & material you want
If you are mixing furniture colors in bedroom and you’re going for different wood pieces, you can always pull them all together by having the same kind of finish on each piece, even if they aren’t the same color and style. Do you want the wood sanded? Varnished? It’s up to you!
In the same vein, you can pull together bamboo, wicker, or plastic pieces to give your room a cohesive vibe–even when the pieces are different colors.
Tip #2: Look to your walls
What color are your bedroom walls? Of course this can be changed, especially if you’re planning a complete remodel of your bedroom. It can be a helpful jumping off point for deciding what kind of colors of furniture you’d like to have in your bedroom.
You can mix wall and furniture colors instead of having it all match–and you probably should/will have to do that if you’re getting different colors of furniture. Your ultimate goal should be for all the colors and types of materials to complement and contrast each other–not fight against each other in an interior designer’s nightmare.
Tip #3: Pay attention to the type of flooring you have
As you’re collecting modern furniture and accessories for your room, let yourself be informed by the flooring your bedroom has (unless you’re planning to replace that too). It’s one of the biggest areas of your bedroom (with the possible exception of the walls–which we talked about above) and its color and material can really shape your purchasing and interior design decisions.
Tip #4: Try to use each type of wood/other material more than once
Imagine if every single piece of furniture in your bedroom was a completely different color and material type. That might look a bit (or more than a bit) exhausting and chaotic, right? Well, a good way to combat this is to make sure that there’s at least two pieces of furniture (or accessories and accents) for each type of material/color that you have in your bedroom.
So many a wicker chair and a wicker basket to hold toilet paper rolls. Something like that! Having multiples of the same color/material will help create a unified theme instead of a patchwork quilt.
Tip #5: Have there be one type of furniture that sticks out
So, you may have different colors and woods in your bedroom furniture, but that doesn’t mean that every single piece needs to be wildly different from the next. Instead, as you design your dream bedroom, pick one type of material/color that really speaks to you and have that be the main type of furniture. Love bamboo? Go for it! What about dark hardwoods? Sure! If your bedroom floor is hardwood, you’ll probably want to let that guide your design choices.
Tip #6: Pick–and stick with–one or two accent colors
Another way to help your bedroom look professionally designed is to have one or two theme colors that you can utilize throughout the room. There are so many ways you can incorporate these special colors–towels of all sizes, the walls, even the soap you use can reflect the color. And what about curtains, rugs, storage containers…there are so many ways you can carry the color through and have it really pull the room together, regardless of the mismatching furniture.
Tip #7: Pay attention to furniture undertones
One easy and quick ‘hack’ for mixing different types of furniture is to pay attention to the undertones of the different types of wood. See, the colors of the different pieces themselves can be greatly different, but when you pay attention to the undertones, you’re setting yourself up for success. Generally, wood undertones fall into two different categories–cool and warm. Gather a bunch of furniture with cool undertones…or with warm undertones. It’s up to you! This is a simple way to have different colors of furniture while still making sure everything is cohesive and pulled together.