5 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Bedroom for a Spring Refresh

Use soft pastel shades to transform a neutral bedroom from blasé to hooray in a snap.

For many, springtime comes with a sense of renewal. Birds chirping, blooming flowers, and temperatures rising are all markers of the new season and a signal to start thinking of ways to refresh our surroundings. Luckily, you don't need to completely redecorate or break the bank to breathe new life into your home.

two women twins white shirts long wavy hair kitchen
Ryan Krull

All you need is a happy color palette, a neutral canvas upon which to build, and these tips from Better Homes & Gardens stylemakers and sisters Niña Williams and Cecilia Moyer. Follow their helpful tips to step out of the box and refresh your bedroom this spring.

bright bedroom rattan bed blue pink pillows artwork plant rug
Ryan Krull

1. Swap Out Sheets

Trade neutral bedding for cozy, breathable cotton sheets in a soft pastel shade to add a layer of color to your bedroom. Better Homes & Gardens Signature Soft Cotton & Rayon Made from Bamboo ($50, Walmart) come in multiple colors so you can find the perfect shade to fit your style. "I really love all of these colors," says Cecilia. "Any of them can look great in your space." Repeat the color of your sheets on throw pillows and blankets for a cohesive look without looking too busy.

2. Trade Pillows

"A great tip for adding color to your space is by finding inspiration. For me, it's this throw pillow," says Niña. To make your bed look extra inviting, play with different pillow shapes, patterns (like the colorful pattern on this Better Homes & Gardens Botanical Decorative Throw Pillow, $15, Walmart), and embellishments that speak to your style. If you follow these tips to wash, dry, and fluff your pillows, then store them safely, you can trade them out each season for a quick bedroom refresh year after year.

3. Add Artwork

Sometimes it's better to keep things simple. Give walls a colorful makeover without the mess or hassle of having to paint by hanging vibrant photography or graphic artwork. Niña and Cecilia chose lively pink contemporary artwork to tie in the pink on the pillows. If you're up for a little DIY fun, add fresh artwork to your bedroom for free with templates you print at home or make your own artwork with a pool noodle. Again, repeat one of the colors you choose for your pillows and blankets to link them all together and ensure a cohesive look.

4. Organize Your Nightstand

Utilize the surface of your nightstand to display one or two accessories in your favorite color. If you are finding it a challenge to bring your palette together, repeat a color found in your bedding or throw pillows. And don't forget about storage! Incorporate containers to organize jewelry and other odds and ends you use daily. These final touches will bring the space together and make it your own.

5. Bring Nature Indoors

Turn over a new leaf this season by adding real or faux potted plants to your bedroom. Plus, the container (like this Better Homes & Gardens 8-inch Nikolaos Planter, $11, Walmart) can be used to add another layer of your favorite hue. For a nod to nature, place fresh-cut flowers on your dresser or nightstand. Plants not only brighten up your home but they can also serve as the finishing touch to your newly updated bedroom.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles