Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful pink bedroom isn’t just relegated to colour-obsessed boys and girls, who dream of Barbies. Pink is a stunning colour that is just as versatile, as it is colourful. From peach pink, to pastel pink, fuschia and coral, pink spans warm, bright, and cool hues, that when used well, makes your bedroom envy-worthy. Personally, I gravitate towards pastel pink shades like Ceramic Pink and Rose Quartz, often pairing them with contrasting colours like duck egg blue, while brighter pinks like Flamingo is often paired with pillarbox red, or even an unexpected shade like orange, to add colour into my home. Pink isn’t just for nurseries, Barbie Dream Houses, or Legally Blonde fantatics; no matter your interior design you can incorporate just as much pink, or as little pink as you want to match your bedroom aesthetic. Your bedroom palette should be personalized to you, to create a beautiful pink bedroom. Whether it is a solo bedroom, a couple’s getaway, a nursery or a kid’s bedroom, think bold, when it comes to pink. But how do you style your pink bedroom?
In order to create happiness at home, you must decide what you want your pink bedroom to convey. For example lighter pinks like blush, and rose represent friendship, calm and serenity, while hot pink is playful, bold, and inviting. Your bedroom should ooze personality, so think about the pinks that resonate with you the most. For me, I want my bedroom to be a calm oasis, a safe haven after a long day at work, which I can come back to, and snuggle in with my partner. It’s a place where love is shared, movies, and TV shows in the background, while a constellation of stars trickle across the ceiling. So the pinks that I use in the home are muted, less bright than the art downstairs in the living room, but still impactful. Paired with shades of sea green, and white, the bedroom is minimal in its approach to colour (although i’d paint the walls if we were allowed to, in rose quartz pink). It’s a contrast to the bright, and bold me that everyone sees, but at the same time it makes sense. After all, our bedrooms should be a place where we can sleep, relax, and feel calm. The colour pink, a contrasting colour to red, does that when the right hue is used. Of course how you style your pink bedroom is entirely down to you, and what you want your bedroom to represent.
For me, I would love if my entire bedroom was pink, with soft and gentle pink hues, that would play well with the bold white accents throughout the room. There would be a rose pink floral feature wall, paired with a delicate pink watercolour bedding set, for a clash of prints, that shouldn’t work, but it does. I would paint the furniture, such as the wardrobes, and chest of draws in a ‘Barbie Pink’ hue, and would play homage to my maximalist roots, with statement art pieces, mantlepiece figurines, and bold statement lighting, that would light up the room in a dusky pink glow, at night. As it is, my room is a blend of pale pink, and sea green, save for the white furniture, and white walls, the latter of which I can’t paint. However, I am planning to upcycle the furniture, to change the colour to a lemonade or blush style pink hue. Whether you have your own room, have a flat, a house, or are sharing a room, there are subtle ways that you can add pink into your home. If you are sharing a room, this might be through your own personal furniture, like a pink chair, a wardrobe, chest of draws, or even a pink pin board with memories, in your section of the room.
The more room you have, the more free reign you have, but adding pink into your bedroom does not need to be difficult. Even if you can’t change much in your room, because you are renting it, or moving house, you can still add personality. Try pink photo frames, muted pink candles, and even a lovely bookcase, filled with all your favourite pink books. That will make an artistic statement! Speaking of artistic statements, if you want to create an adult unisex bedroom, why not go for a large neon pink sign with your favourite animal, emoji, or even a phrase such as ‘chill’ to turn your bedroom into a chill zone, that will leave you feeling relaxed at night. It’s a way of using pink where it dosen’t feel ‘cutesy’ or child-like, and will make it an inviting bedroom space, that clearly reads as ‘adult only’.
So how can you style your pink bedroom? From choosing a bedframe that makes your bedroom pop, to getting creative with a pink mural wall, or art statement, here are 5 simple ways to create the pink bedroom of your dreams? No matter whether you are a kid, adult, teen, irrespective of gender, pink is a universal colour that can be used by absolutely anyone.
Choose A Bed Frame Or Headboard That Makes Your Pink Bedroom Pop
One of the most simplest, and most effective ways of making your bedroom pop is by using a pink Bed frame. Why? Because its mimimalist, elegant, and subtle yet still packs a punch. It’s ideal for people who are sharing their room, especially with another half, who might not be a huge fan of the colour pink. It’s a way of compromising, and ensuring that everyone is happy, with the bedroom colour scheme. A pink bedroom is versatile, because it goes with loads of popular colours such as bold red, sea green, mint green, teal, orange, lilac, white, and royal purple to name a few, meaning that you’ll never run out of colour inspiration, when it comes to your bedding. For example let’s say you have a green and white tropical bedding set, with matching pillows. A lemonade or blush pink bed frame, would help contrast against the greens in your room, and create a calm, tranquil wonderland, that you would be proud to make your bedroom.
If you are not a fan of loud, and bright colours, why not pair a shade like ceramic pink for your bedframe, with dusky grays, cream, and beige tones, before adding greenery in your bedroom to create interest. You will have a unique yet minimalist bedroom, that screams relaxation. And it’s not just bedframes, that can add colour into your room. You can look at royal-esque headboards made from luxurious materials like crushed velvet and quilted fabrics, to get a taste of the boujie lifestyle at home. No matter how you style your bed frame or headboard, choose a pink hue that works for you and your bedroom. I mentioned earlier that I have a love for all shades of pink, but prefer delicate, pastel tones in my bedroom, because I want it to invoke sleep. So why should it be any different when it comes to your bed frame? We have a pink bedframe (originally white that we painted pink), but its a light pale salmon pink, so its a unisex colour for us both to enjoy, and relax in. Contrasted with our tropical bedding, and white furniture, we have a clean, simple yet striking room. The great thing about bed frames though, is unlike headboards, they are cheap, can easily be switched out, and can be upcycled. If you want to change the colour, or change the frame, it is a lot easier, than trying to change a ‘headboard’.
One thing to note when you are using subtle, paler colours though, is that they sometimes need a pattern to add interest. That’s why we have tropical print bedding, as opposed to a contrasting plain colour, as we want to add dimension to the room. Another way that you can complement your pink bed frame is by adding some printed scatter cushions, have a unique rug (we have a street art graffiti print rug that I designed myself), or even have a printed canopy over your bedroom to give it a mysterious, cozy and hygee feel, that makes it feel inviting to jump straight back into bed, when you get home. If you just want to use the pink like an accent colour, however, the pink bed frame, helps create a focal point in the room, which can be contrasted with your white or brown ‘Scandi-style’ furniture.
Go With Pinks That Show Off Your Personality
Did you know that there are 24 shades of pink? Pink is a wonderful colour because it represents romance, care, intuition, passion, sensitivity and kindness. It can evoke compassion, love, and playfulness, and is used to communicate energy, encourage creativity, and be used to motivate action. Moreover, in colour psychology, pink is a light red hue that is soft, calming, yet vibrant and joyful, holding different feelings depending on the person that is viewing it. To me how I view the colour pink, depends on the hue I am seeing. A bold fuschia motivates me to move, makes me feel energized, and boosts my self-confidence, while a lighter pink calms me down, and makes me feel safe and secure. Certain pinks also trigger emotions in me, reddish pinks evoking love, coral pinks reminding me of my Mediterrenean heritage and hot pinks increasing euphoria. But why am I telling you this? Well because the pinks that you gravitate towards, are the ones that best represent your personality.
For example, I am a bold, confident-appearing woman, who is bright, vibrant, and rarely seen in the colour black. I appear to be bubbly, friendly, and am unafraid to be authentically herself. An outsider looking in would assume that I would gravitate towards hot pinks, like Barbie Pinl, Fuschia, Cerise, Magenta and Bubble Gum. This is true to an extent, I love bold bright colours, but I also love pastel hues, like watermelon, rose quartz, carnation, flamingo and lemonade, which are beautiful in a pink bedroom. As a fan of monochromatic pairings, I love adding pale accent colours in our bedroom, before contrasting them with a shocking mantlepiece that is emblazoned with a rainbow colours, complete with hats, tiaras, crowns, and sunglasses, with the pink section being particularly striking. What outsiders might not see is the other side of me, slightly introverted, a book-nerd, and someone who strives for calm. These two facets of my personality is what makes our pink colour combinations so apt in our room, because it represents who we both are as people. The pale pinks, contrasted with the tropical green adds interest, while the scandi-style furniture is juxtaposed with a statement mantlepiece that is quite literally a riot of colour.
Whether you turn your pink bedroom into a monochromatic wonderland, or have accent colours, choose pinks that represent who you are. More to the point, think about the way those pinks make you feel, and whether they are the right fit for your home. After all, I am well aware that not everyone loves the colour pink, so its up to you, how subtle or bold, you want to make your room look.
Add Florals Into The Mix With A Shabby Chic Pink Room
Shabby Chic is one of my favourite interior design styles. Why? Because it embraces a worn, lived in look, that is comforting yet beautifully created. It usually involves soft colours, a mixture of vintage and new decor, and has feminine accents. In this scenario though, Shabby Chic gets a pink makeover, with vintage florals, clean shades of pink (blush, terracota, coral, and beige-pink), and crisper designs. Add in some prim linen, cottage garden motifs, and aged wood accessories, and you have a gorgeous spring lived in feel, that is ever so comforting. You might be wondering how florals, pinks and shabby chic go together? Well using a combination like a muted pink bed frame, a floral wallpaper, and distressed brown or white furniture, creates that vintage aesthetic, that you should aspire towards.
Worn furniture for a start creates an antique look, whether that is peeling paint, chips, or even scratches. You might wonder why you would want that to be a thing, but the use of pink, and florals, helps ‘lift’ your antique furniture, and makes it look chic, rather than ‘in desperate need of upcyling’. Its one of the reasons I love East London actually, I much prefer something that is raw, creative, artistic and rough around the edges, because it has a lot more character than something that has perfection at its core. It tells a story, and so can your bedroom too. To nail shabby chic, it’s all about the materials that you use as well. For example chic bedding is usually centered around a white or pink crisp linen duvet set, with matching pillows, while the bedframe needs to be ‘distressed’ or aged down. You can achieve a ‘vintage feel’ by using special glazes, finishes, or sanding the furniture down. But what about the florals I here you ask?
The florals you use need to be vintage blooms. You can go for scaled-up large pink blooms on your wallpaper, or feature wall, and incorporate the same print in your bedding, art, and even your storage. Large blooms are great because they are a talking point, and help add pink into your room, in a way that undoutably screams Shabby Chic couture. If you prefer smaller floral vintage prints, why not try a pink botanical bloom print? I adore this set from Accessorize on La Redoute, that is eclectic, beautiful, and mesmerizing to look at. Bouquets of vintage blooms overlay a soft blush ground creating a fresh botanical look on this pretty duvet set. Paired with a classic pastel pink theme, the vintage blooms creates decadence, while still retaining the lived in, comforting vibe of a shabby chic bedroom. If you want to try something different, you can even create a pink wreath for fall, by drying out stunning hydrangeas.
Go Bold With A Pink Accent Wall
One of the best ways to add colour into your room is by incorporating a pink accent wall. It’s not for the faint hearted, but if you are brave enough, create a bold pink feature wall in your beautiful pink bedroom. You can test out how pink looks in your room, without having to commit to painting your whole room. But why would you need an accent wall? Well, it can become the centerpiece of your bedroom, and will create a contrast to the wall colour you already have. For example our bedroom walls are a creamy white, with a hint of yellow, which would pair beautifully with a pink feature wall. This is because pink and white are complementary colours, which allows both hues to stand out and shine, without the pink overpowering the white.
Pairing pink and white together helps create a crisp, fresh feeling room, that is warm, inviting and cozy. Its a tranquil oasis to call your own, and also entices visitors who are lucky enough to have a tour of your bedroom. By having an accent wall, you can automatically upgrade your room, in a cheap, affordable way. If you are a little more daring, why not try clashing colours, with a contrasting hue such as bright orange, emerald green, shocking red, or even burgundy, to make your pink bedroom pop. It is unexpected colour combinations, that create the most instagrammable homes, or at least I think so! As a self-confessed colour maven, if we had our own home, our home would be a rainbow wonderland.
Whether you want an art-deco, contemporary, cottagecore or rainbow land pink bedroom, you can never go wrong with an accent wall. While its easy to confuse this as being a mural, or an art statement, a feature wall usually uses plain colours so it is the centre of attention in your room. Your feature wall dosen’t have to be just pink either. Why not go for a half, and half wall, and pair pink, with another complementary colour. You could go for soft ambient shades like mint green, buttercup yellow, or lilac, bright colours like red, blue, or orange, or even neutral tones like beige, white, gray or black. Your feature wall dosen’t have to be painted either. You might have a pink wooden accent wall, to add texture and interest to your room.
Keep It Quirky With Fun Prints And Patterns
Pink isn’t just limited to your colour palette. From polka dots, to florals, stripes, watercolour, and tropical fantasies, your bedroom can be as quirky as you make it. One of my favourite pink patterns is pink polka dots, because they remind me of Minnie Mouse, and I am a huge Disney fan. I love that you can go big, and bold with this vicacious print, and it screams 50’s vintage vibes. In psychology however, polka dots aren’t just classy, timeless, and vintage, but also a signifier of energy and change. It has the form of a sun, which is of course gives energy to the whole world, and is also the form of a moon, which represents calm. Although pink polka dots are often seen on kids bedding sets, walls, and bedroom accessories, polka dots aren’t always so childlike. It can be used by anyone, and as an adult, I love me some polka dots, especially in a bedroom. Even if you have a small section of your room decorated with polka dots, its a great way of adding quirkiness to your room.
Looking for a different print? Why not subvert a traditional tropical print that uses greens, with a pink tropical print, that will bring colour into your home. This might be pink flamingos, palm fronds, pink palm trees or a psychotropical pink bloom print. Whether you opt for a minimalist tropical print, or go big, just go with what you gravitate torwards the most. For me, the bigger the better, especially in your bedroom. I have bedding that is already tropical, with a green and white tropical palm print, but i’ll be replacing this with a pink version soon, to add some more pink into the room. I also have tropical pillows with a pink flamingo print, some tropical sequin flamingo sequin cushions, as well as a selection of pink and green cactuses light, that add colour, texture, and interest into the bedroom. The great thing about adding tropical prints into your room, is that it is versatile, and never really goes out of fashion either.
Want a print that is a little more understated? You might add some minimalist art paintings, featuring a small linear pattern like stripes, that adds quirkiness to your home, without being shouty. Its perfect for introverted interior design enthusiasts who want to experiement with colour, patterns, and shapes, but do not want to get overwhelmed. The key is to keep it small and light. Rather than decorating your bedding, walls, or wardrobe with prints, and patterns, you can hang small paintings, figurines on a mantlepiece, and even use small pillows, to add new colour into your pink bedroom. It’s completely down to you! Even the bed or beds that you choose for your room, can be a great way to play with colour, and prints.
The moral of the story? Pink bedrooms are for everyone, not just for kids.
How Would You Style Your Pink Bedroom?
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