Add brown accents for striking contrast in a blue-and-yellow bedroom theme.

How to Decorate a Bedroom in Yellow & Blue

by Mary Cockrill

Color your bedroom with soothing hues of yellow and blue to offer a tranquil retreat at the end of a long day. A space decorated in shades of blue accented with bits of yellow provides a more restful, gender-friendly environment. According to a survey conducted by Dulux Paints, blue is the most favorite color in the world -- preferred by both sexes. Furnish your bedroom with assorted textures and fabrics for a stylish bedroom featuring a blue-and-yellow theme.

Walls

Apply watercolor blue paint to bedroom walls to swathe them with a pale hint of comforting color. Soft blues, such as heather or powder blue, offer a calm atmosphere to encourage restful sleep. Add feminine appeal to bedroom walls when you apply paint in a bluish-green hue. Royal or navy blue walls are sure to delight a young bachelor or male teenager with intense masculine overtones. Avoid extremely vibrant yellow hues for your bedroom walls, which have a tendency to disrupt your focused concentration and peaceful sleep. Opt for faint or buttery yellow wall colors to help maintain a calming atmosphere.

Windows

White window treatments pair perfectly with blue walls to convey an outdoor-fresh atmosphere. Install pure white Roman shades to convey style with an unspoiled look. Transparent white sheers are breezy and carefree, while white-painted wooden blinds offer gender-friendly design coupled with practical function. Increase your bedroom's visual appeal with yellow-and-white striped draperies set against blue-colored walls. For pale yellow or white bedroom walls, ramp up the color palette by hanging window treatments in an intense shade of blue.

Furniture

Choose wood furniture pieces in a white weathered finish to enhance simple cottage style in a blue-and-yellow-themed bedroom. White wicker pieces add a shabby chic, feminine elegance; brown wooden furniture suggests natural, outdoorsy vibes. Develop an eclectic bedroom design by painting nightstands, dressers or chests of drawers in a variety of blue or yellow tints. Apply yellow paint with red undertones to furniture pieces to elevate the visual warmth in a north-facing bedroom. Add a pair of comfy armchairs upholstered in a shocking-yellow fabric for eye-popping visual interest. An oversized headboard encased in a silky blue-and-white fabric embellished with decorative button tufting appears regal.

Accessories

Pump up your bedroom's aesthetics with creamy white bedding punctuated with chic toss pillows in blue-and-yellow florals, graphic patterns and striped fabrics. Adorn hard-surface flooring with a soft blue area rug for cozy texture. Deck the walls with framed prints or painted canvases displaying traces of intriguing blue-and-yellow details, such as serene landscapes or funky abstracts, depending on your decorating style and personal preference. Set a large yellow vase of fresh daisies atop a blue-painted dresser to inject a fresh country nuance. Yellow or blue ceramic table lamps topped with pristine white lampshades complete the blue-and-yellow bedroom decor.

About the Author

Mary Cockrill's education and certifications in interior design and home staging have allowed her to author numerous home-related articles. Cockrill has been a top design consultant for a renowned home store and is the owner of Starwood Home & Gifts, LLC, an interior design, decorating and home staging business. She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a comprehensive major in office administration.

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