There are no rules to how you should decorate your home, except to go with styles and designs that you love. You’re the one who needs to live in it, of course, and that’s definitely the case for rooms such as your bedroom. It’s the room you often take solace in, sleeping, hiding, and generally chilling out in there. You spend more time in your bedroom than you’d think, so it makes sense to make it a place that you love the look of. If grey and silver bedroom ideas are right up your street, you’re going to love the 21 bedroom designs we’re about to show you.
We can’t wait to hear which ones are your favourite, so make sure you let us know in the comments at the bottom. If you’ve got a grey and silver bedroom to die for, send in your pictures! We’d love to feature you.
21 Grey and Silver Bedroom Ideas
1 – Grey + Silver Theme
Don’t necessarily follow a “theme” when looking at your grey and silver bedroom ideas, instead choose to go with the flow. You might find that pieces that don’t match at all to the rest of your bedroom, will often look pretty awesome. Mix-matched pieces also show a uniqueness and individuality to them. You don’t get that with all-matching pieces. Your bedroom is the one space in your house that you should definitely let your creative side flow free in.
2 – Big, Bold + Beautiful Bed
If you have a big, bold and beautiful bed, the rest of the room won’t need quite so much attention paid to it. The point is to use the bed as the focal feature of the room. This is a great tip for when you don’t have loads of space to play around with. The space you do have will need to be used for other things, so ornaments and soft furnishings often don’t get quite the look-in. When you use your bed as the soft furnishings in question, you’re not taking up any more space than you need to, but still allowing you some decoration / customisation space.
3 – Grey + Silver Bedroom Ideas – Lighting
The lighting in your home will have a great impact on the way your room looks once you’ve painted the walls and added the finishing touches, but the good thing about lighting is that you can play around with it, adding it or taking it away as you need to. Blinds, curtains, voiles and nets can be used to dim the bright sunshine in a room for when you want a darker atmosphere. Candles, lamps, and brighter light bulbs can be used to add lighting into a room.
4 – Wall Coverings + Grey
When it comes to finding the right colour for your walls, rather than picking it first and setting the rest of the room around it, pick it last. Design the room of your dreams with all the features that you love, and then figure out what colour to paint your walls. You may find that an entirely different shade springs to mind, or a completely different colour. Sometimes it pays to think outside the box … or the other way around, like with this wall mural. You could even do the same on one wall with patterned wallpaper.
5 – Textures, Textures, Textures
You might think that grey and silver bedroom ideas would mean boring, but these neutral shades don’t need to be boring or dull. It’s all about adding layers and / or textures, and that’s what a few minor upgrades could add to the mix. A mirror here, a string of lights there, an ottoman throw at the bottom of the bed for an extra seat and a little more storage …
6 – Pink + Grey
We loved this look, a little bit of pink thrown in with those grey and silver bedroom ideas. Just the right pink accents have been thrown in, showing you how easy it could be to add another statement colour into the mix. Add an art print to the wall, and then some pink pillowcases, and maybe even a couple of pink features to the bedside cabinet … That’s how easy it could be to liven things up. Are you ready for the challenge?
7 – New Lease of Life
Rather than throwing away old pieces of furniture, why not look at how they can be used in a slightly different way. An old wooden stool, for example, could easily become a cabinet for the side of the bed, and a cute kitchen tray on the top will stop anything from falling off in the middle of the night. You could even consider making something like this from scratch with old pieces of wood. How handy do you feel today?
8 – Feature Wall
Rather than looking at a headboard for the feature behind your bed, why not make the entire wall a feature instead? You don’t need to look at a map of the world, although this look is pretty staggering. You could leave the rest of the walls in your bedroom a neutral shade, just wallpapering or painting the one wall behind your bed in that feature shade. If you’re looking for an easy way to use these grey and silver bedroom ideas, using the wall-behind-the-bed trick is a great idea.
If you like the idea of using a feature wallpaper to spice up the wall behind your bed, we found some absolutely amazing ones at John Lewis. This one, for example, is a pretty complex design, and that’s why you’d keep it to just the one wall in your bedroom.
When the rest of the walls are kept neutral, the entire look isn’t quite so in-your-face as an entire room decked out in the same print all over. It’s also easier to revert back to neutral when it comes to moving out, a great tip for when you’re in rented accommodation.
9 – All the Way Up
If you’re longing for higher ceilings but can’t afford (or don’t want) to move, opt for a clever height-trickery hack that’ll make your ceilings appear higher. If you opt for smaller furniture in terms of height, the ceiling will seem further away and thus higher. You might also want to consider a light ombre of dark to light grey on one focal wall in your bedroom too. This will give the illusion of height. One final trick you might want to throw in is using lighting to illuminate the top of the walls and ceiling.
10 – Space Saver
Work with the space you have rather than trying to make everything you want to buy work in a room that isn’t big enough to home it all. If you have high ceilings, don’t be afraid to build up to give yourself more space. By having everything slightly raised from the floor here, it doesn’t seem quite so cramped and crowded. If everything had been at floor level the room would have seemed much smaller and darker. There are also plenty of storage solutions in a design such as this, and with kids that’s very important.
11 – Grey + Silver Bedroom Ideas – Soft Furnishings
Pillows and other soft furnishings are a great way of adding some luxury to your grey and silver bedroom ideas, and that’s why we’d definitely recommending piling them on when redecorating yours. Go large with the pillows, and opt for different textures / fabrics too – soft velvets and faux furs, for example, alongside crunchier crepe-like materials.
12 – Metallic Magic
Metallic pieces will pick up the light in your grey and silver bedroom ideas just as much as mirrors do, and that’s why you should definitely consider adding some sparkle to yours. You can mix gold and silver together, should you want to. Ignore the advice that says you should never do this, because the two shades actually work quite well together when put together properly and with care.
13 – Focal Features
If you don’t want to make the bed the focal point of your room, find another piece, but make it a piece of furniture that you love. It could be an antique dresser, a vintage chest of drawers, or even a beautiful night stand that you lovingly gave a new lease of life yourself. In this case, it’s that hanging chair which we absolutely love. We want one of those for ourselves! If you love it so much, why wouldn’t you want to make it the feature item in your gold and silver bedroom ideas?
14 – Bright and Airy
If you have big windows in your bedroom, work with them rather than against them. If the large windows allow for a bright and airy feel in your room, go with it, opting for light and airy grey and silver bedroom ideas. Some people would kill for a bedroom as beautiful as this, many of the CherryCherryBeauty den included. We’re daydreaming at the very prospect of waking up here.
15 – Go Big or Go Home
If you’re going to go for a big and bold colour on the wall, make sure you do it with confidence. Own it, and work it to its best potential. You can use light-coloured art work and mirrors to stop the dark wall from becoming too overpowering in the room, and plenty of lighting will stop the room from being overwhelmingly and intimidatingly dark. Go big or go home, as they say.
16 – Sweet + Simple
For when you have just the smallest of spaces to work with, keep things nice and simple. You don’t need to pile everything into your room to get these beautiful grey and silver bedroom ideas. Your old headboard could easily be repainted to match your new grey and silver interior style, and those old natural wooden nightstands are easily given a new lease of life with a quick lick of white paint. You should definitely make use out of the furniture you already own before you rush out to buy new stuff. You’ll be amazed by how many items you can switch up with some sanding, some painting, and just a little bit of upcycle love!
17 – Headboard Feature
In any room there should be one thing that is classed as a focal point. In the bedroom, that thing is often the bed, and why not? When your bed looks as good as this one, it doesn’t make any sense to ignore it. The headboard is a very underestimated space in the bedroom – use your head and get artistic with it. It’s a space that’s often neglected but has so much potential.
18 – Fifty Shades of Grey
Rather than focusing on one colour when looking at grey and silver bedroom ideas, look at a palette of shades instead. It’s easier to buy soft furnishings and ornaments, etc. when your colour scheme isn’t quite so strict. It’ll also adds a softer air to the space. There are so many shades of grey and silver … Shall we make the “fifty shades of grey” pun now?
19 – Up High, Down Low
When it comes to hanging that art work on the walls, make sure to keep them at about eye height. If you have higher ceilings, it can be easy to get carried away, putting the art work too high up them. The idea of art is to be seen, that’s why art in galleries is generally at eye-height or below. Even the mirrors on the nightstands are a classic example of keepings things low, placing them down and leaning them, rather than hanging them on the walls.
20 – Lights, Camera, Action
The right lighting is everything when it comes to interior design, and when you’re working with these grey and silver bedroom ideas, that’s definitely the case. If you’re opting for lighter shades, you’ll want to make use of the light you already have in the room, but if you’re going darker, you’ll need to add some artificial lighting to stop things from becoming too dull and gloomy. A glass or reflective chandelier style light is a good idea because it projects and reflects the light all around the room.
21 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors are a great way to cheer up a small space, and not only do they reflect light, but they instantly make any room seem much bigger. They can warm a room, catching light and dispersing it, and these days you can buy beautiful mirrors for relatively cheap prices. If you only buy one thing to renovate your bedroom into these stunning grey and silver bedroom ideas, make it a big mirror. If you can’t one in the colour or style you’re looking for, check out the vintage and second-hand / charity stores. You can spray-paint most frames to give them a new lease of life.
We must admit, we couldn’t pick a favourite. We loved all of these grey and silver bedroom ideas so much. We do know that we have the redecorating / interior design bug now, and these beautiful bedroom styles definitely tickled our fancy. Which one did you like the most? Make sure you let us know in the comments below!
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