The ultimate neutral shade, beige, is a fantastic option if you want to create a calming environment. Perfect for bedrooms, beige interiors help promote relaxation and tranquillity, which is ideal if you want to get a good night’s rest!
I confess, I used to steer clear of beige as I worried that it would appear dull or drab, but no longer! Since I’ve discovered how to incorporate beige into an inspiring and illuminating interior design, it’s a shade that I’ve used frequently throughout my home.
If you’re looking for inspiration or you simply want to find out how beige can be used to create a stunning oasis of relaxation, take a look at these 11 beautiful beige bedroom ideas now…
1. Use Beige to Add Warmth to Your Bedroom
Some neutral tones are fairly cool, which can feel unwelcoming in a bedroom environment. While grey has become a popular neutral shade, it can seem too cold and uninviting, particularly for bedrooms.
By using beige as a neutral tone, however, you can achieve the calm, collected interior you’re striving for, while adding a sense of warmth to the room.
There is a myriad of options when it comes to the varying shades of beige, so opt for a warmer hue with red undertones if you want to make a bedroom feel cosy and appealing.
2. Paint Walls Beige to Make Rooms Feel Bigger
If you’d love a bigger bedroom (and who wouldn’t?!), beige could be the ideal choice for your walls. As it’s a neutral shade, beige helps to make a room feel larger than it really is, thus creating the illusion of space.
Painted walls are a good option for smaller bedrooms, as you won’t feel overwhelmed by patterns or textures. Instead, you can enjoy the expansive feel of a larger space by using beige walls to make bedrooms feel bigger.
Remember – adding mirrors to a room can help it feel larger as it reflects the natural light. By hanging a mirror opposite your bedroom window and using beige to create the illusion of space, your bedroom will feel positively airy!
3. Mix Neutral Shades for a Laidback Look
Neutral shades are always popular in bedrooms as they help promote calmness and relaxation, but why choose just one? I love the comforting feel that neutral shades offer and this can be enhanced by combining more than one tone.
Pair warm beige with a soft grey for a balanced, neutral bedroom interior.
Alternatively, try combining beige with white or cream and enjoy an interior that acts as a comforting cocoon from the moment you cross the threshold. For more cream colour inspiration, take a look at what colour goes with magnolia walls.
4. Use Varying Shades for Added Visual Interest
If you’re worried that a beige bedroom will feel drab, think again. The wide array of shades makes it easy to use multiple tones to add visual interest to your bedroom interior. Beige ranges from off-white to sandy – and covers everything in between!
For smaller bedrooms, choose a pale beige tone for the wall and add warmth with sandier shades for accessories. Alternatively, a warmer shade on the walls will make a room feel cosier and can be ideal for larger bedrooms, particularly if you add cooler beige tones via curtains, bedding and furniture.
5. Create a Beige Backdrop in Character-filled Rooms
Adding a personal touch to your interior design really makes your home feel your own, so indulge your creativity and don’t be afraid to unleash your inner fashionista when choosing the décor for your bedroom.
Whether you’re a fan of farmhouse interiors, a follower of art deco design or you love the simplicity of industrial interiors, be sure to incorporate your favourite styles into your bedroom décor – and use beige to create the perfect backdrop.
When you’re creating a character-filled room, you need a neutral tone to add as a blank canvas and beige works extremely well in this way. As it’s such a versatile shade, it can be paired with virtually any colour or pattern, so you can use it as a base for your wildest interior design ideas.
6. Combine Beige with Furniture for a Softer Feel
Bedroom furniture is typically made from materials like wood or metal and may be finished with glass, mirrors, laminate or veneer. While this can look spectacular, it can also feel overwhelming, particularly in smaller rooms.
Almost everyone I know bemoans a lack of storage space, but wall-to-wall cabinetry can quickly become overpowering in terms of design. With beige-fronted furniture, however, you can incorporate all the bedroom storage you need, while still making the space feel soft, calm and comfortable.
Choose bedroom furniture that’s been finished in beige or opt for painted, fabric or paper-fronted wardrobes and cabinets that you can customise with beige additions. Alternatively, select furniture that’s created from materials that are naturally beige in colour, like wicker or rattan.
7. Choose Patterned Wallpaper to Liven Up Bedrooms
Beige patterned wallpaper is an effortless way to add both visual interest and texture to your interior design. By doing so, you’ll create more depth and give your bedroom a luxurious and decadent feel. Patterned wallpaper can be bold or subtle, which means you’ll have no trouble finding beige shades to match your style.
I’m a big fan of beige and gold, which works fabulously when teamed together as patterned wallpaper. A light gold fleck running through beige wallpaper is a simple yet impactful way to enliven a bedroom interior, while bolder designs can maximise the effect.
Choose bold, beige patterned wallpaper for an eye-catching interior. Geometric prints will keep your bedroom feeling fresh and on-trend, while a herringbone pattern is a timeless option that always draws the eye.
8. Add Texture to Add Variation and Depth
When you’re planning your new bedroom décor, it’s important to consider how to incorporate texture into your interior design. Using different textures adds depth and balance, as well as helping to define the space and how it feels.
In bedrooms, in particular, multiple textures can enhance the feeling of relaxation, so be sure to use varying textures if you want your space to feel like a sanctuary.
I love the textured appearance of limewash paint and a beige limewash wall is the perfect combination of soothing tones and texture. Additionally, you can add texture to your beautiful beige bedroom by opting for fabric-fronted cabinetry, soft throws and natural cotton bed linen.
9. Complement Vibrant Colours with Beige
If you’re a fan of bold, vibrant colours, don’t discount beige just yet! Bright colours can lift a room and give a bedroom a ‘happy’ feel, but you’ll want a neutral tone to balance the design and prevent bolder shades from becoming overwhelming.
Beige works well with accent colours as it’s such a versatile shade, so there are plenty of bolder tones you can work with. For an earthy feel, try beige, terracotta and brown, for example. Alternatively, pair beige with soft pinks, emerald greens or dusty blues for a brighter look.
10. Make an Impact with a Beige Headboard
Whether you’re planning an all-beige sanctuary or a colourful, energetic bedroom, the accessories you choose will have a huge impact on the overall feel and style of the room. In bedrooms, the right headboard can really transform the space and complete your design, as well as providing you with space-saving décor.
A beige headboard can be an integral part of your interior design when you select a style that complements the colours and textures already in use. Plain, painted walls are complemented by a textured, decorative beige headboard, for example. Alternatively, you can create a visual break in a busy wallpaper when you opt for a simple beige headboard to offset the pattern.
11. Mix with Darker Tones for a Minimalist Feel
Many people love minimalist interiors (I know I do), but a mix of black and white can feel a little cold or harsh for a bedroom environment. Fortunately, you don’t have to stick to just two shades to achieve a minimalist feel. In fact, minimalist design can work well with a variety of shades, including beige.
When you pair beige with black, for example, you can create a truly minimalist bedroom that feels both warm and calm. Similarly, dark browns bring out the warmth that beige offers, which is perfect for a bedroom style.
If you’re worried that dark tones will make your bedroom feel smaller, there’s no need to panic. By using beige as your neutral base colour, it will balance the darker shades and help to retain a feeling of spaciousness.
Creating a Beautiful Beige Bedroom
With so many ways to use beige, it’s not surprising that it’s becoming a popular bedroom trend. Despite this, you’ll find that no two beige bedrooms are truly alike, simply because of how versatile this colour is. From all-beige styles to accent colours, patterns and combinations of neutral shades, there are endless ways to incorporate this easy-to-use tone into your bedroom design. In fact, the only tricky part is deciding which of these beautiful beige bedroom ideas to use first!