We'll be the first to admit it—we're not exactly morning people. But after seeing these bright and sunny bedrooms, we're rethinking our stance. While conventional wisdom suggests painting your bedroom a muted blue to encourage restfulness and relaxation, we can't help think that maybe that approach is neglecting another (equally important!) element of the sleep cycle: waking up.
From ultra-saturated sunflower-inspired shades to warm and glowy golden hues, there's something about opening your eyes to a yellow bedroom that delivers a jolt of optimistic energy that can turn even the staunchest night owl into someone who rises with the sun. In fact, with the rise of saffron and ochre shades that have been popping up just about everywhere this year, we're predicting these hues are only going to be appearing more and more in the next few months—they're just so irresistible, we think we sense a major trend moment coming on. (Talk about a glow-up.)
Click through to see the most dazzling and expectation-defying yellow bedrooms that are giving us major inspo right now...and then head to your favorite paint store to get a glow on yourself.
In A Good Light
A gallery wall looks even more museum-worthy against bright, super-saturated yellow walls—the perfect way to ensure you're always viewing your treasured art in the best light.
Been itching to try out the mural trend? Great news—bright shades of citrus yellow are the perfect complement to a whimsical wall motif. We love this freeform geometric style that incorporates other on-trend hues, too (we're looking at you, desert pinks).
Um, we're absolutely smitten with this yellow-on-yellow chair rail colorblocking. A deeper shade of ochre gets punched up by a fine line of pure mustard yellow...and we couldn't be more impressed with the high-impact, low-risk result.
With jewel tones, floral prints, and architectural trim, this room has all the *elements* of a traditional-style space...but its bold mix of jewel tones and tongue-in-cheek accessories lets the owner's rebellious personality really shine through.
Mellow & Minimal
Sometimes less is more when it comes to yellow. A graphic quilt lends a well-travelled look to this cozy retreat, accented by austere, Scandi-inspired surroundings.
The Gold Standard
Is it just us, or is mustard-hued velvet the most luxurious-looking fabric on the planet? A mix of textiles in similarly saffron-y shades creates a pop of contrast against busy blue wallpaper.
That fireside glow? It's not just coming from the embers. Painting a fireplace in a muted shade of yellow offers a playful element in this otherwise neutral room—and we're taking notes.
Break The Fourth Wall
Tip for the commitment-phobic (and budget-conscious)—when using an especially eye-popping wallpaper print, try tackling just one wall. Not only does it make things easier if you change your mind (and doubly so, if the wallpaper is removable, like this one from Society6), but it's a great way to keep the print from becoming overwhelming, especially in small spaces.
Just when we thought the Moroccan-inspired decor moment had passed, this incredible Riad shows up in our feeds to keep the trend going. We're obsessed with the warmth and depth that comes through when an uneven, washed coat of golden-hued paint—It's an easy way to add tons of texture to a space, allowing you to keep the rest of the room simple. Plus it just seems extra regal, in our not-so-humble opinion.
It's no secret that we're fans of the slightly mussed linen bedding look, but why have we never considered trading the traditional off-white or grey for bold primary yellow until now?! This look is pure mood-lifting energy, especially against the neutral backdrop of muted millennial pinks and earth tones.