How to Decorate a Burgundy Bedroom


The easiest way to think about decorating a burgundy bedroom is to imagine putting together an outfit. The key to interior design is proportion and color. Imagine you are wearing a burgundy dress or suit. This is the most prominent color in your design scheme and is most likely translated in the color or your bedroom walls. The second element, your jacket, will be a less prominent color but will need to complement the burgundy. This secondary color would find itself in your furnishings. The third element, your accessories, will be the accent colors that are meant to add a visual contrast to the burgundy. This color would most likely find its way into your artwork and decoration. Using proportion as a color guide allows you to avoid garish interior design.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Bedding
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Carpet
  • Throw pillows
  • Candles
  • Lamps
  • Flowers
  • Decorative trim
  • Art
  • Throw rugs
  • Window treatments
  • Framed hanging artwork
  • Accent Lighting
  • Molding
  • Decorative light switch plates
  • Decorative door knobs
  • Select furniture that fits the proportions of the bedroom. Large king-sized beds and oversize dressers are more appropriate for spacious rooms; smaller rooms are best filled with queen-sized beds and modestly sized furnishings.

  • Pick a complementary bedding and wood color, such as brown, to furnish the burgundy bedroom.

  • Avoid attempting to have every piece of furniture and fabric in an identical shade. Variations of solid colors within the same color family, such as collection of chocolate, caramel and toffee colors, will be much more pleasing to the eye than the same shade of brown in every piece.

  • Avoid using high-contrast printed upholstery or fabrics at this stage of the design. The larger furniture staples of the room are best in solid colors or very subtle prints.

  • Work neutral colors into the room to provide a pleasing color contrast to your burgundy walls and your complementary colors of brown. Cream-colored carpets and throw pillows would work nicely.

  • Choose two high-contrast accent colors, such as turquoise and gold, to sprinkle around the room in the form of flowers, candles, lamps and decorative trim.

  • Select art, throw rugs, throw pillows and window treatments that provide any combination of burgundy, brown, cream and a sprinkling of your accent colors. This is the appropriate place to incorporate prints.

  • Use only one frame color, such as gold, in all of your hanging artwork.

  • Hire a professional to mount your artwork with cream-colored matting to give your room a professional design.

  • Install accent lighting to spotlight artwork, seating areas and working spaces within the room.

  • Coordinate the little details such as molding, elegant light switches and decorative doorknobs as a final touch to your room design.

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