The colour orange in a bedroom is a joy to behold: bright, cheerful and sunny; just the mood we want to wake up in every morning. Orange comes in multiple forms, from a muted terracotta or burnt orange, to its paler and softer cousins, apricot or peach. If you are wondering whether orange is a good colour for a bedroom, the answer is a resounding “yes”! From bold statement rooms, to simply incorporating hints of this lovely shade, read on for tips on how to style an orange bedroom.
Use your walls as your canvas:
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- Make a statement! Don’t be afraid to go for a bold look. If you love the colour orange and want to showcase it to the maximum, then painting the woodwork such as the skirting boards and the door frames makes a true impact.
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- Or choose the softer approach… Want some colour on your walls but you’re not sure about the brightness? Then opt for a softer, Mediterranean, orange instead. You will retain the warmth of the orange but the muted tones allows for a softer look and feel to the room.
It’s all about the bed.
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- The main element of any bedroom is, of course, the bed. A feature headboard makes the bed into a real highlight of the room and enables you to bring in some orange colour in an original way. If an upholstered headboard isn’t your thing, a painted headboard achieves a similar look, at a fraction of the cost.
Burnt Orange linen bedding set by Piglet in Bed
- Your bedding is crucial, not only because of how it looks but also because good quality bedding makes for a great night’s sleep. Linen bedding (pictured here in Piglet in Bed’s Burnt Orange Bedding) is particularly wonderful to sleep in, thanks to its natural properties that regulate your temperature through the night.
Add some orange accents.
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If you want a touch of orange, without dedicating wall space to the look, why not hint at the colour in your decor with orange accessories? Even a couple of pillowcases can achieve this effect! Up-cycle a vintage bedside table with your favourite orange shade or add some orange cushions, furniture or art-work for some little pops of colour throughout the room.
Piglet in Bed's Burnt Orange Pillowcases featured by @ck_homestyle and @gabrielaaviv