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5 colourful bedroom and living room ideas

Split image of colourful bedroom and living room painted in Lick paint

WordsMegan Lambert


Whether you’ve a penchant for maximalist decor style or boho home decor is more your thing, these colourful bedroom and living room ideas will have you turning up the volume at home.

Colourful room idea: colour block your walls

There are countless ways to use colour blocking to liven up your space. Use it to add a splash of colour to drab walls or make a clash by painting or wallpapering your woodwork and walls in contrasting colours. Check out some examples of colour blocking below, designed in collaboration with Livingetc for Palette 01: Neo Deco Pastels. Want to make your own Miami art deco style inspired colour wall? Shop Neo Deco Pastels paint collection.

Colourful room idea: go bold with textiles

If you’re not sure whether you’re floor-to-ceiling committed to colour, then why not start with the furnishings? A bright orange sofa or vividly patterned headboard can really make a statement in an otherwise neutrally decorated living room or bedroom. This is a big feature of boho bedrooms (check out these boho bedroom ideas).

Colourful room idea: paint or wallpaper your ceiling

Painting or wallpapering your ceiling is yet another way to bring a splash of colour into your home, without fear of overpowering the space. This works particularly well in period homes with cornicing or picture rails. For even more inspiration, take a look at these 6 modern dado and picture rail ideas. As if you needed any more convincing on why you should paint or wallpaper your ceiling