Don't Sleep on These 9 Orange Bedroom Makeover Ideas

There's something to be said for soothing colors in the bedroom, but then there are times when you look around and decide that your sleeping quarters have become a little too sleepy. Orange is the perfect color remedy to give your personal refuge the wake-up call it needs. From burnt orange to vibrant citrus, this bright hue has the ability to play nicely with neutrals and add warmth, no matter the season. Here are nine gorgeous ways to liven up your space and create the orange bedroom of your dreams.

1. Invest in some new bedding.

If you're not ready to take the plunge into all things orange, it's easy to incorporate some snooze-worthy bedding instead. In this Scandi-chic bedroom, belonging to blogger Fanny Ekstrand, rust-colored linens pair up exquisitely with blush pillowcases and a cool gray headboard cover.

2. Or, opt for a vibrant bed throw.

We love this bright orange bedroom designed by the team over at Alida and Miller. It's simple and to the point, and the tropical island vibes are making us crave a beach-chic vacation.

3. Incorporate floral flourishes.

There's no rule that you have to stick to vibrant shades of citrus. Experiment with a range of hues in the orange family, from rust to peach. Follow the lead of Mallory from Reserve Home who has done exactly that in her bedroom, pairing peachy accents and warm wood with the pièce de résistance ... a wall filled with hanging flowers.

4. Spice things up with patterns and textures.

Orange is a predominant color in global textiles and it's an on-trend way to weave the color into your bedroom. In this space belonging to Sharlene Kayne of Skayne Designs, an eclectic apricot-hued bed throw takes center stage, and is supported by matching accent pillows.

5. Display orange-hued decor throughout.

Turn your bedroom into a California cool beach getaway by using only a few pops of orange. Bring in warm tangerine throw pillows, plenty of leafy foliage in terra-cotta pots, and a rad orange skateboard as seen in this guest bedroom belonging to Maddie from My Little Bohome. You can find a similar pillow here and mini planters here.

6. Don’t shy away from pairing orange with other bold hues.

orange bedroom decor with tropical wallpaper
credit: Old Brand New

When you're ready to move away from a base of neutrals try pairing orange with another bright hue, like Dabito of Old Brand New did in this bedroom. Tropical green wallpaper and an emerald green area rug set a flawless scene for an orange bed throw and patterned accent pillow to really stand out.

7. Splurge on a new headboard.

bedroom makeover with tufted orange headboard flanked by wallsconces
credit: Cup of Jo

Not everyone is as lucky as Joanna from Cup of Jo — when she was ready to make over her bedroom she called on her friend, designer Emily Henderson. Another friend, Jenny Komenda from Little Green Notebook, made her gorg tufted headboard. Anyone else feeling as jealous as we are? The regal buffalo print above the bed complements the rust-colored headboard and wood nightstands beautifully.

8. Accentuate with warm wood pieces.

Founder of Betón, Petra's minimalist orange bedroom is beyond dreamy thanks to a cozy bed blanket, warm wood accents, and oxblood accessories throughout. You can find a similar blanket here or linen quilt here.

9. Don't forget to have fun.

abstract wall mural on bedroom wall
credit: Camille Javal

Orange is a bright and playful color, so have fun with it. Think outside the box and fill your walls with an abstract mural like the one in this bedroom, created by artist Camille Javal. The sunset-inspired combination of orange, yellow, coral, and pink hues will leave you feeling creative and inspired each and every day.


Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.