Palette Addict: Stylish Festive Bedroom Idea


It’s always nice to happen upon a scheme that uses an enveloping dark base palette, especially in a bedroom because it makes for a lovely cocooning feel. As this space proves, an all over dark bedroom needn’t feel, well, dark! In fact, with carefully layered brights dark decorating schemes can feel lively and festive. In this loft space we can see how a printed, antique-effect fabric has been juxtaposed with a neon wool to hang it from the dark wall behind the bed. This helps to break up a large expanse of painted brick wall; the wool hanging down the side helps to frame the fabric as it provides visual bang against the dark background. Colour block bedding also helps to bring colourful cheer to the space while also drawing the eye downwards making the high-ceiling room feel more intimate and cosy. I love that this bold and darkly decorated bedroom becomes a riot of colour and interested texture thanks to layer accessories and textiles. What do you like about the marriage of dark and brights in they bedroom scheme?

// Photography by Woodsfolk, via


  • Reply susan November 19, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Love it…and I must find that pom pom garland for our playroom…any idea where it’s from? I think I saw it in Oh Happy Day’s kids room recently, so I will investigate πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 19, 2013 at 1:14 am

      Susan – I’m not sure but i know that Leif Shop have a multicoloured pom pom garland in stock at the moment! Good luck with the hunt! πŸ™‚

  • Reply JULES November 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    The wall hanging feels mysterious and intriguing… it makes the space.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

      @Jules – I agree; it provides visual balance and a dose of serenity to temper the wall colour.

  • Reply FELICITY November 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I enjoy this series and learning about colour. I never would have thought to combine neon pink with dark grey walls but I can see it does work!!

  • Reply Trisha November 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I love darker walls at the moment – i think tehy work really well with spaces full of colourful and bright accessories! great photo!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      @Trisha – I totally agree! I love to see bold and brave decorating schemes like this; so inspiring!

  • Reply Graphic Designing Portfolio November 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I think it is rather more suitable for kids. Because, they like bright colors. Anyhow, trees printed on the cloth looks fantastic. A light color bed sheet will make more contrast.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      @Graphic Designing Portfolio – I think this space uses brights in quite a grown up way; I think the dark base palette helps to ground the brighter shades making them feel more sophisticated.

  • Reply laurena November 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Where is the landscape print wall hanging from?! I have got to have it!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      @Laurena – I’m not sure, I’m afraid. If I find out I will let you know!

  • Reply Ingrid Jansen November 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    what an excellent wall hanging! love it πŸ™‚ the dark wall looks amazing, althought i’m really addicted to our white bedroom πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      @Ingrid – I love your beautifully calm white bedroom as well! πŸ™‚

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