Home & Lifestyle – Blue – Mykonos-Blue-Bedroom Ideas
If you have read our previous Home & Lifestyle article on Emerald Green Bedrooms then scroll down a bit to skip over our article introduction.
Let’s start with the first room that you should decorate when moving into your new home together!
One might think to jump right in and do your home’s shared living space, your “living room” first. We recommend starting with your bedroom first and then branch out from there.
If you have found our site doing your wedding research, then you will know why we recommend starting with your bedroom first from our previous article “5 Quick & Easy Steps to Decorating your Bedroom”
Starting from the top, Mykonos-Blue is next on our Pantone list! As a designer, especially when it comes to living spaces, we always suggest you check the Feng Shui rules for room color and what you should and shouldn’t do.
To get you going, start with our previous article “5 Quick & Easy Steps to Decorating Your Bedroom” here, it’s a quick read, and will prep you for this article. There are so fabulous examples of bedroom design to inspire you before we start with your individual color preference.
First & Foremost, you’ll want to keep your main colors in the neutral tones in order to bring peace, harmony, and relaxation to your bedroom space.Add your pops of favorite color(s) in your decor accessories, accent pieces, and chotchkies. Remember to refer to Feng Shui rules as a guide if you get stuck.
It goes without saying that you need to SLEEP in your bedroom. So you don’t want to have super bright colors that keep you awake or reflect a lot of light. This does not mean you have to use all dark colors. And if you are a “color” person, it also does not mean you can’t introduce a pop of bright color in room accessories!
However, you will want a nice balance of décor that encourages relaxation & rest.
Sticking to the best Feng shui colors for bedrooms are neutrals starting in shades from white to dark brown.
We recommend using these in the base room decor items: Walls, Flooring, Trim, Headboard/Bed, and Window Treatments. That said, we recommend using Mykonos – Blue in “accent” colors rather than the base.
Pairing patterned bedding with different fabrics and textures can be challenging.
Remember to keep your rug in simple, neutral tones and use accessories with simple lines and similar patterns.
When using rich, textured fabrics, keep the accessories simple to keep the look of the design “clean”. Accent items like pillows and bric-à-brac can have rich texture as well, but try to keep the pattern to a minimum so the look isn’t too busy.
Keeping the bedding in a flat and muted pattern leaves room to add pattern and movement in the accessories. Using the above image as example of this advice, one can see how this works with the bright yellow nautical stripe headboard. Adding the pair of painted bedside tables in the same bright yellow hue ties the look together beautifully.
Keeping additional furniture pieces like the bedside table in the same material as the bed in the above image allows for the addition of the texture in the bedding accessories as the pop of decor in the room. This still keeps the look unencumbered as the floor covering and bedding base are kept in flat neutrals with no pattern.
When in doubt, Keep it simple! Try painting your Blue in just 1 accent wall to draw the eye into your space easily. Pick up the blue in accent pieces as well to tie the style of the room together. Don’t be afraid to introduce other colors to the room either!
Keeping the look “2-toned” keeps the style unencumbered & contemporary looking. The first Style, Inspiration, & Design collage we created illustrates how to use pristine white sheets (Pottery Barn) in tandem with a complimentary accent chair tying it all together with a patch-work blue rug. Introducing the rug accent piece combines the white and blue simply giving anchor to the space. The simplicity of this design gives the opportunity to bring another flat pop of color to the space with the Emerald Green chotchkie, still keeping the look contemporary, striking to the eye, and very clean looking.
In this image from Pottery Barn, the stylized pattern of the room is in the bedding. Note how they keep the base and the surrounding decor items in the neutrals as we mention throughout this article. Using neutrals in this way acts as a sort of canvas for the design of the room, and still keeps the look very clean and restful.
Love all colors, textured fabric and bedding? Pair textured bedding in similar neutral tones. Keep your base decor accessories simple in neutral tones, clean lines, and use the Blue as your accent color as illustrated just with the pillows in the above image. Coordinating the multi-colored duvet with in the same hue of blue makes the Mykonos-Blue accents work.
In the above image from Emily Jenkins Followill Photography, one can easily see how keeping the bedding neutral and having a simple use of a Blue accent wall allows for freedom with textures in the room’s beautiful design.
To illustrate the point further, we created the above Style, Inspiration, & Design collage using just 2 “Colors” to keep the look streamlined. However, we added several patterns and textures to the look. Keeping the color scheme simplified is an easy way to play around with texture so it does not overpower the design of the room.
Design Tip: Keep the bedding all in one neutral color gives more freedom to introduce complimentary patterns and decor material textures.
Another way to play it safe but have an accent color pop into a fabulous Blue Bedroom is to paint your en-suite in an accent color as depicted in the Apartment Therapy image above. Having the walls be the primary focal point of the space is an amazing draw and has a calming affect on the eye.
In the above Style, Inspiration, & Design collage, we were inspired by Apartment Therapy’s image with the gorgeous Blue walls, white trim & the pop of orange for the adjoining bathroom. We kept the bedding in an all white textured fabric(Pottery Barn), added a patterned Orange accent chair in the same “orange” as the en-suite, and mirrored the pattern in the chair with the pattern in the throw pillows, but kept them in the same rich blue as the walls. We suggest a very simple rug in the very same blue with no pattern to keep the room design grounded and neat looking.
Using Blue in accent pieces rather than your wall color does not mean you have to be matchy-matchy in your decor! Using this design as inspiration, you can see how easy it is change it up a bit by just adding accent pieces to the room to change mood.
In the above Style, Inspiration, & Design collage, the dark Mykonos-Blue hue is noted in the furniture accessories as “accent” pieces, and muted in the rug. Having the side chair, chest of drawers, and drapes in all similar, but rich hues allow for the addition of other colors and patterns easily. As always, we recommend keeping the bedding in a neutral for the base of the room and to support Feng Shui bedroom rules 🙂
For a more traditional, romantic-style design, we turned to textures again in the above collage. However, this time we add a little color in the rug and accent chair! Having a traditional-romantic-designed accent chair in contrast to the country-style of the rag rug is a fun alternative to a bedroom with all white as the base. Add just 1 Blue accent piece for a pop of color in the bedside tables with interesting lamps and you are done!
Design Tip: Love Blue but can’t find what you are looking for? Go Antiquing!! and find an inexpensive pair of bedside tables… and paint them yourself! Or you can easily paint a chest of drawers in Mykonos-Blue for a pop of color in the room. Adding a rag rug in complimentary colors gives the look a rustic-country feel.
For more design tips and decorating with color articles check back soon!
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