Not everyone can be a pro at painting and creativity. But everyone has ideas as to how they would like their bedroom walls to look once the paint job is finished. Naturally, it is important to give your input for the walls of your room so that it feels personal and fulfilling when the work is done. If this is the first time you are engaging in a task like this, you might need some guidance and maybe some direction as to where to begin this journey from. It may not always be easy to get some inspiration and design ideas from things that we look at in our everyday lives. Therefore, it is important to keep the right steps in mind before entering into any big project like this.
Here are a few tips that might help you get started on this amazing journey of choosing the colours of your room and painting the walls:
- Take a look and observe the furniture patterns – In case there is existing furniture in the room or the designs have been picked out, the bedroom wall design can complement the items of furniture placed in the room. While it may seem intuitive to pick the paint shades before the furniture, the concept might be limiting in itself as you may not have as wide an array of furniture options to choose from later. Work the other way round where you can look at the furniture and other elements in the room and then pick the colours that you reckon would go with them in the best manner possible.
- Make good use of the colour wheel – If it were as simple as picking your favorite colour to go on the bedroom walls, life would be easy, wouldn’t it? But it does not work that way. Feel free to use the colour wheel liberally as you try to pick two colour combination for bedroom walls. You can use this wheel to choose combinations of your favorite shade. For example, if you have your heart set on the blue shade, the wheel may help you select the best in terms of blue and choose different combinations of that particular colour that you can use on the walls. If you decide to choose monochromatic colours, then those will give you a little more liberty to play with different combinations and shades of the same parent colour. Contrasting options are also the new ‘IN THING’ these days.
- The rule of threes – Experts suggest following the rule of threes! This will help you play it safe and you will not have to spend too much time worrying about the scheme and combination of things as this tip comes straight from the designers. The golden ratio of 60-30-10 can be followed while painting any room of the house. This will help give a well-balanced look to the house. 60% of the room usually comprises the walls, floor, ceiling, and large furniture. These aspects can be painted in the dominant colour. The secondary colour can be applied to that 30% of the room that involves trims, textiles, and accent furniture. Lastly, the 10% that remains can be utilized by the bold colours for home décor and smaller pieces of art in the room. This rule, however, is not rigid. You can choose to break it if you wish!
Visualize the colours using the online visualizers and tools available. This will give you a better idea of how the room would look once it is painted.