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Yellow Bedroom Ideas That Will Keep Your Bedroom in the Optimistic Spirit

TSA reviewer Connie Hack

Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant


1 April 2024 7 min read

It can be hard to give your bedroom a makeover and choose a colour palette. We have beautiful yellow bedroom ideas for you to try, keeping you optimistic every day.

Is yellow your favourite colour, but you have no yellow bedroom ideas (or mustard bedroom ideas)? We are here to give you a rundown. Including the benefits of a yellow bedroom and what colours work well with a yellow theme. You will be able to transform your traditional bedroom into your dream yellow bedroom. When we talk about a yellow theme, we do not mean covering ceiling to floor and wall to wall with bright yellow.

The colour yellow is a primary colour that has many shades – mustard yellow, bright yellow, bold yellow, muted yellows, gold, and yellows with olive hues. Our list could go on forever, but the choice of shade is your preference.

National Optimist Day has just passed so why not make every day feel like an optimistic day by decorating your bedroom with yellow shades?

Why does yellow make you happy?

Yellow is a sunny shade so it can instantly brighten your mood. Warm colours are inviting and are associated with summer months, like sunshine yellow, when you feel more positive and energised. Paint experts have even agreed that the connotations of the colour, all stem from joy and happiness – an all-around cheerful colour. It can also represent friendships, laughter and hope. So, in the Winter when there is a lack of sunlight, surrounding yourself with yellows (but not too much yellow) will help to bring your mood up. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the bright colour, and it gives you something to focus on, releasing serotonin at the same time.


How does a yellow bedroom help you sleep?

A bedroom with yellow in the room can make all the difference – whether it is yellow walls, yellow soft furnishings, yellow bedroom accessories, or modern pieces. If you bring yellow into a room, it will be a comfortable space to sleep in. Although yellow can be seen as energetic, which you would not want when trying to sleep, it does have a cosy feel. Add yellow and your room will feel like a cosy small space for you to snuggle up in bed. Just having a room to sleep in that makes you happy, will put you in a better mood to fall asleep.

Products to help you create your yellow bedroom

Now it is time to get all your bedroom ideas from here and see how you can add yellow to your room to suit your style. We have opted for grey and yellow bedroom ideas, but you can swap out the grey for another colour of your choice.

Bed frame

To start with, always remember that the bed is the focal point of any bedroom. It is usually in the centre of the room and it is an essential piece of furniture. So, do not forget to coordinate your bed frame with the bedroom colour scheme. There are so many options for bed frames that you can find something to fit a contemporary style or a rustic style. If your current bed frame is in great condition then you can just add a footboard or headboard to complete the look.

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Haymond Upholstered Headboard


On this occasion, we have chosen to add a headboard to your bed rather than completely changing the bed frame – this is a good alternative if you are wanting to add a pop of colour. The upholstered headboard is incredible. It comes in single, small double, double, king and super king so there is a size for every bed. Made in a gold/ochre colour that will stand out from plain white walls. The sleek lines with button detailing give it a luxurious and modern look. Your room can change by simply adding this to the top of your bed.

Yellow bedding

Bedding is an easy product to update in your room. However, you will need to choose a pattern or no pattern, silk or cotton, thread count and any other deciding factors. Luckily, we have done the hard work for you. We have found a gorgeous option that will work with yellow bedroom ideas same as with many other.

Betsy Yellow & White Reversible Bedding Set


A duvet cover with two pillowcases that are suitable for single, double and king-size beds. It is a reversible set, so you have the choice of two in one, creating a yellow and white bedding set. One side is white with black dots, and the other side is yellow with white sprinkled all over. We would recommend having it on the black and white side if you are going for a lot of yellows elsewhere in the room, if not, the yellow side will be perfect. You can always fold over the top of the duvet so you will still have a hint of yellow showing.

Soft furnishings

Continuing on to the next category. You always need to have some extra decorative pieces on your bed to make it feel more comfortable and enticing to get into. Soft furnishings include rugs and curtains, which can make a difference to your room.

Gaveno Cavaila Super Soft Popcorn Textured Throw


A bed is not complete without a comfy decorative throw in our opinion. It is a vibrant colour, in mustard yellow, and it is super soft to the touch. One purpose of the colour yellow is to be cosy, so this is the perfect addition to your bed. You can wrap it around you whilst you sit and read a book in the evening, or you can keep it displayed at the end of your bed. It is the ideal accessory to add a splash of colour to your room.

We would recommend having the throw over the end of the bed if you choose not to have the ottoman storage suggested below. Otherwise, it could be neatly stored on a shelf or in a basket until it needs to be used.


Gailey Square Scatter Cushion With Filling


If you are adding a throw, you need to add a cushion or two. This one matches perfectly with the headboard we mentioned above – in the colour ochre. It is a soft velvet cover with tasselled stitching details around the edge. You could even pair it with the grey alternative to keep with a colour scheme.

Imagine the black and white bedding with this cushion positioned in the middle of the two pillows. It would complete your bed aesthetic.


Onto the bigger pieces in the room. Furniture can include an armchair, dressing table, drawers, bedside table, storage cabinets and shelving. They are the products that can fill the space in a bedroom if needed while providing a useful purpose.

Kolton 115cm Wide Velvet Rectangle Solid Colour Storage Ottoman


This is a statement piece for your bedroom and will go perfectly with the headboard from Wayfair. It is a soft velvet ottoman that will provide storage space for your room while keeping it tasteful. You could place this at the end of your bed, like a footboard. Also, there is plenty of space inside if you choose to use dividers to keep your items organised. The lid is hinged and the legs are metallic, to create a quality product.

4 Cube Storage Unit


A classic piece of furniture that can be found in most people's houses, but that is because it is a staple for any room. You can get cube storage boxes to put on the shelves, or you can use them for bedroom decor. Picture the products below distributed on the shelf to create a bold look. To make the most of this product, you could feature two boxes in opposite corners (top right and bottom left) whilst displaying items in the remaining two. The yellow pop of colour will stand out against the back of the unit – choose either grey or white woodwork.

If you are in need of more room to put several items you have the space on top of the unit to put a trinket dish for your jewellery, a plant to make it homely and your current reading book.

Home decor

Although a full room transformation could be difficult for you, you can add some bright and bold decor for an unexpected pop of colour to catch your attention when you step into the room. They can work as accent pieces or the finishing touches to your bedroom.

Drei Tripod Ochre Floor Lamp


Obviously, you will have your ceiling light, however, sometimes you want a smaller light in the evening. This is where the ochre lamp comes in. If you don't want to get a bedside table for the purpose of putting a lamp on it, you can just place this next to your bed. A full light can be too much later in the day. You can turn this lamp on to give you enough light to read your book or wind down before going to sleep.

Artificial Orchid Ochre in Grey Pot


If you are not too keen on floral patterns but want flowery elements in your room, we recommend getting a simple plant to display. These yellow flowers are a lovely addition to your bedroom, and even better that they are artificial so there is no upkeep. It comes with a washed-out grey, almost off-white, pot meaning you will not need to find a matching pot to buy. Having a plant in your room can create a more homely and cosy feel.

Place this on top of your storage unit so it has pride of place.

Weijl Balloon Dog Sculpture Modern Decor


What's more, a bold yellow ornament is definitely going to be eye-catching in any bedroom, especially if you have opted for neutral/grey walls, or have chosen any shades of grey or blue accessories. The balloon dog has a contemporary feel to it because it is simplistic in design but it is a bright feature to have. It is a cute addition to your room for those who are dog lovers and yellow lovers.

Riviera Stripe Yellow Ceramic Vase


Adding other patterns to your bedroom to contrast with each other is significant for interior design. Having this vase on your shelf or your dressing table is exactly what you need alongside the bedding set. The vase has a wide round base with a narrow rim and is finished with a glazed coat. It is yellow and cream striped and can be displayed empty as it is. On the other hand, there is an option to add your choice of flowers.

Additional features

Moving on from the furniture in the bedroom, we are going to look at the impact the walls, floor and ceiling can have on the whole bedroom. Whether you want to keep neutral bedroom walls or want to paint them, we can recommend what would work best with the rest of your furniture. It is important to keep the sides of the bedroom in your colour scheme.

If you are obsessed with the yellow headboard and the ottoman, we would suggest keeping the walls neutral. You could choose a light grey shade or stick with white paint. However, if you are not wanting to buy the headboard, you may decide to have a yellow accent wall by painting the wall behind your bed. Choosing to have four yellow walls could be too intense unless you find a pale yellow rather than a sunshine yellow. Regardless, yellow bedroom walls can make a small bedroom feel even smaller, so grey walls or white walls should be painted on the majority. Another option for the walls is painting half-yellow and half-white walls to create colour blocking. Some of you might feel extra creative and will want to create your own wall art with paint, by painting a mural on the wall.

As for the rest of the room, it is best to stick with warm tones for the flooring. Having wooden floorboards will keep with the colour scheme. There is always an option to have yellow ceilings to fit the theme, but this can be difficult to achieve. Those who have high ceilings may find it a good idea, so the yellow will bring the room in slightly to make it cosier.

Wall art

A mural can be a lot to do and white walls can be too clinical, you can always find prints to put on the wall to fill negative space. Here are some optimistic ones we have found:

Feeling Groovy Art Print


Feeling Groovy Art Print – A combination of blue and yellow with a silhouette of a palm tree on an island.

Retro “You Are My Sunshine” Art Print


Retro “You Are My Sunshine” Art Print – Features warm colours on a white background.

It's a Good Day to Be Happy in Yellow Art Print


It's a Good Day to Be Happy in Yellow Art Print – A bright yellow print with white writing and a white border, a perfect fit for a yellow bedroom.


We have found different coloured paint to complete the bedroom and here they are:

Yellow paint – Hot As Mustard


Yellow paint – Hot As Mustard – Warm Yellow Chalk Wall Paint, Frenchic

Grey paint – Moon Whispers


Grey paint – Moon Whispers – Palest, Silvery Grey Chalk Wall Paint, Frenchic

White paint – Silent White


White paint – Silent White – Cool Off-White Chalk Wall Paint, Frenchic

What colour scheme should I choose for a yellow bedroom?

There are a few colour-ways that will work in your bedroom if you want it to include shades of yellow. You could simply work with only yellow shades but we recommend adding some additional colour. Rule one is to combine yellow with cool tones.

Firstly, a modern grey and yellow bedroom scheme work wonderfully together. It is a prevalent choice, keeping things classy, and calming but fun! These two colours combine warm and cool hues. Using grey will tone down the vibrancy of yellow which is ideal when you are needing to sleep in that room, and the yellow can help lift neutral tones.

Pairing yellow with navy blue is a beautiful colour scheme to go for. Imagine cushions in mustard and navy bedding, a dark shade of yellow with a dark shade of blue complement each other so well. Navy blue is a good alternative to using black and it offers an elegant bedroom interior. A bedroom with yellow (mustard) combined with blue will create warmth in the room.

Lastly, a yellow and green bedroom is another colour scheme you can opt for. Light yellow with light sage green, or, mustard yellow/gold with emerald green are both suitable matches. The latter will give a luxurious feel to your bedroom, whereas the former is more neutral and the green gives cool tones to the bedroom.


To conclude, the interior design of your bedroom is more than just the decor. You need to consider the placement of your furniture and the aesthetic you want to achieve. Think about the key colours you want to use and the experience you want to have.

When you think of a bedroom with yellow, you immediately think of sunshine yellow which may work well as an accent wall. However, using bright colours on every wall can be too much but there are many shades to choose from. Yellow is a primary colour so it works well with cool hues and warm hues.

As we have mentioned, yellow can activate your brain so it is not practical for sleep. Yet, if you pair it with cooler colours, it will become slightly muted. Cool colours can calm the room down, and this is why we have chosen to recommend a yellow-grey bedroom.

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As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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