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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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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