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Create a Heavenly Cream Bedroom with Restful Neutrals

There is something about the all neutral bedroom that is, quite simply, breath-taking. Everything – including your walls, floor, upholstery, bedding, blinds or curtains, wardrobe finishes and furniture – is neutral in colour. An all neutral and cream bedroom is a tranquil, calming inner sanctum that’s restful to the eyes and easy to relax in. Combine your neutrals with interesting textures and subtle hues for a harmonious and sophisticated bedroom colour scheme that never goes out of style. Read on for our favourite cream bedroom ideas.
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The beauty of neutral décor

You can interpret almost every interior style with cream and neutral décor. Modern minimalist, natural Scandi, romantic, rustic, country and more styles all look impressive in neutral shades. A cream bedroom or neutral colour scheme makes a smaller bedroom appear larger and evens out the appearance of a room that’s unusual in shape. And – if you have a bedroom with large windows and a lovely outlook – this restful décor will not distract the eye from the views outside. Finally, it’s incredibly sophisticated. Pale and pristine, it’s a pleasure to come home to.

The cream and neutral colour palette

Neutral colours are subtle and understated, and the neutral palette includes greys, browns, beiges, taupes, creams, ivories, whites, off whites and pale, natural woods. Each neutral has its own undertone which can be warm (faint pinks, yellows and golds) or cool (hints of blue, mauve or green). Most neutral and cream bedroom ideas suggest you group similar hues to keep your interior feeling in harmony. Choose ‘warm on warm’, such as a coffee coloured cushion on a cream accent chair or ‘cool on cool’ – perhaps a white bed frame against a grey wall.

Cream Rug

Combine lighter and darker shades

Neutral décor is where at least 80% of the room is in the neutral colour palette. And the best neutral bedroom ideas combine creams and neutrals beautifully. The trick is to combine light and dark shades of the same hue. Layering hues gives real depth to your neutral interior.

Perhaps start with a lighter shade for the walls, such as cream, off white or the palest of greys. For the flooring choose pale wood or a taupe carpet. Then add a rug in a colour that is slightly darker in shade, as this helps to ‘anchor’ your furniture and will make white, cream or pale grey bedroom furniture stand out beautifully.

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Beds for the neutral or cream bedroom

Your bed is the most important part of your bedroom décor, as both the bed frame and the bedding contribute to the colour palette of the room. Choose a king size bed with a painted cream or pale wood bed frame or a divan bed with a grey upholstered headboard, dressed with all white bedding.

For neutral décor choose white sheets and pillowcases, pale quilts and textured cream or taupe throws.

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Cream Wardrobe

Beautiful bedroom furniture

A neutral and cream bedroom could be the easiest bedroom to furnish, you’ll find there’s so much bedroom furniture to choose from in white, grey, taupe or cream. Go for all one colour with a matching bedroom set, or be adventurous and pair a cream or white dressing table with a metal bed frame for a romantic look. Or combine white and soft grey or taupe bedroom furniture including glossy semi-fitted wardrobes for a modern look. A favourite cream bedroom idea is to have all white bedroom furniture with walls in ivory, light taupe or pale grey.

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Warm things up with natural woods

If you’re looking for cream bedroom ideas, look to the beauty of natural wood. Off-white or cream and pale wood is a calming, very attractive combination. Choose cream walls, then perhaps choose flooring and other features in your bedroom in pale natural wood. Imagine pale oak bedside tables beside a simple oak bed frame. Window surrounds, some shelving or doors can also be in wood.

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White dressing. table

Cool greys and whites

If you love calming greys, layer them throughout your bedroom, making sure you don’t go all cool, but introduce a few warmer shades too, so the room is welcoming and not clinical. Touches of white are stunning in a grey bedroom. A slatted white bed frame or a white chest of drawers will ‘lift’ an otherwise all grey room. Then add accessories in a darker shade of grey such as rugs, table lamps or throws for the bed.

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Warm beiges and browns

Browns and beiges are making a real comeback in the contemporary bedroom, and are perfect for your neutral bedroom ideas. From cappuccino and latte to pale chocolate shades, these warm neutrals suit walls, floors and furniture – from taupe accent walls to brown or beige fabric bed frames and glossy semi-fitted wardrobes.

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Add accent textures, not accent colours

Make the room look completely cohesive with accessories and accents that incorporate some or all of the shades you’ve utilised. Focus on a unifying element. A striped chair or curtain that contains a multitude of colors can tie all of your neutral tones together. Bright pops of colour would ruin the neutral and cream bedroom aesthetic, so forget that bright yellow accent chair or jewel-like blue vase. Instead choose accent pieces in your chosen neutrals with interesting textures, to add depth to your interior. For example a faux fur or knitted throw across the foot of your double bed in taupe; a stunning crocheted ivory cushion; an ornate white painted picture frame; or a table lamp with a textured ceramic base. And who can resist a luxurious, deep pile cream rug?

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Mirrors and metallics in the neutral bedroom

Subtle use of metallics, perhaps rose gold legs of a marble console table or a mirror with a silvered or gold frame, suit neutral bedroom ideas. Silvers, chromes, coppers and rose golds all enhance a cream bedroom. Add metallic touches in picture frames, accent tables, candle holders, door handles and vases – or you could even choose a metal headboard for your bed.

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Layer it up with lighting

From wall lamps to table lamps, bedroom lighting of all kinds comes in creams, neutrals or metallics, perfect for neutral décor. Layering of your lighting will add interest to your décor, with a warm and intimate glow cast through a cream or taupe lampshade, or subtle light patterns diffused through the bedroom by a chandelier.

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