How To Decorate A Bedroom With Purple Walls

Purple is a color that gives out a sophisticated vibe and brings out the luxury in a room. It’s also a color that stimulates creativity and creates a pleasant ambiance so for those of you who like to write or study in the bedroom, purple is the perfect color for the walls. For you also have to take into consideration a variety of other aspects when designing the space.

A variety of shades.

There are numerous different shades of purple to choose from such as lilac, iris, mauve, violet, lavender or heather. You can select the one you like best or combine them however you like.


If we look back, we’ll see that purple is the color of royalty. Cleopatra’s favorite color was purple and numerous other personalities fancies this shade. Purple has remained very popular and nowadays it’s one of the first choices in interior design.


Purple absorbs light. Hence, mirrored furniture not only does justice to the color but also adds to the richness of the color. Again, the reflections from the mirrors let the room look adequately lit. Purple also looks beautiful when combined with white and with gray so consider these two colors when decorating the bedroom.

Purple all around.

Apart from the purple walls, you can go for softer shades of the color for the accessories. Violate and lavender should be the most viable options. You can also include some neutral colored accessories like lampshades, vases, chairs or side tables to soften the purple look.

Other curiosities.

According to popular belief, Leonardo da Vinci used to meditate in lavender or purple colored light. He had deep faith in the potency of the color. Feng shui concept recommends purple as a beneficial color for bedrooms. Purple walls in the bedroom are a signature of your personality.

Subtle doses for small windows.

In bedrooms that have small windows, you should opt for a subtle shade of purple as not to darken the room too much. A light shade can actually make the room seem brighter.

Intense accents.

You can use a more intense shade of purple like this one that has a little bit more red in it to give the bedroom a sophisticated and dramatic look. However, this look usually only works for rooms with large windows or glass walls.

Visual balance.

It’s important to try to create a harmonious décor for the room. So if you’re using a darker shade of purple on the walls, pair it with light colors, neutrals and warm tones for a balanced look.

Think beyond the usual.

Colored furniture is not usually a common element in most bedrooms but this doesn’t mean it can’t look beautiful. If you choose furniture in a color that matches the walls, purple in this case, then the room will get a bold and vibrant look while staying simple. A nice idea to try for the kids’ bedroom.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on October 31st, 2011


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