Colour theory bedroom decorating tips for all members of the family

When you're decorating a bedroom - whether it's for adults, teens or children - there are some key factors you should consider when choosing the colour scheme and wallpaper patterns. Here are a few colour theory tips to get you started...

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Do you ever consider the psychology behind your interior design choices? Whenever you’re carrying out home improvements, it’s worth looking into colour theory and making your decor decisions based on how you and your family would like to feel in the room, and not just how it looks.

This is most important in bedrooms as these are the spaces we need to feel relaxed. A good colour choice can improve your quality of sleep and even how happy you are day-to-day. All members of the family can benefit from calming colours, from babies and children to teens and adults.

The science behind colour choices will help you to select a hue that affects the brain in a positive way. Blue tones are best for bedrooms as they have a calming effect on the brain, so it’s a good idea to incorporate this colour in bedrooms for kids, teens and adults alike.

In fact, any colours from nature are ideal for bedrooms – from pastel sky blue to dark ocean tones or fresh green colours of fields and trees. Blues and greens are described as natural and tranquil so you’ll feel more relaxed in a room that’s painted in these colours.

Bedroom wallpapers for adults tend to be more serene designs, with delicate hues and watercolour finishes, to create a peaceful and relaxing space. The less vibrant the print and the more gentle the pattern, the more likely you are to get a good night’s sleep in the room.

If you’re choosing a wallpaper design for younger children, try to go for something dream-like that’ll inspire them to drop off to sleep. Space themes, underwater designs or jungle prints all incorporate those natural blue and green colours to bring a feeling of calm.

Plus, darker colours like deep ocean blue, forest green and night-sky navy will make the room feel cosy and as if it is nighttime. This can help with getting kids into a bedtime routine, even when it’s still daylight outside – just make sure you invest in some blackout blinds too!

For teens, they might be more influenced by the pattern of the wallpaper rather than the colour, so why not give them an eye-catching print but in a refreshing blue or green hue? This will give them the benefit of colour psychology but keep their bedroom on-trend.

An Instagrammable background (ideal for selfies with friends) will be a winner and they’ll probably enjoy fashion-forward watercolour or tie-dye effects – especially with metallic touches to keep it feeling contemporary.

As long as you are able to incorporate some of those calming blue hues or relaxing green tones in your bedroom, it’ll help you to feel more peaceful when you settle down to sleep at night. You’ll be sure to find a shade to suit your baby, child, teenager or even yourself from the peaceful palette of natural colours out there.

Let me know if you have a go at using colour theory when you’re decorating your home. I’d love to hear what colours you’ve used for which rooms so please leave me a comment below or tag me in your interiors photos on Instagram @Cassiefairy.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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