Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent's Best Tips For Balancing Bold Colors In The Bedroom

Do you want to paint your bedroom walls in a bold statement color but are worried that those daringly painted walls will make the room appear too intense for when you want to relax and sleep? Believe it or not, it's possible to use a dramatic dark or lively bright paint color for your bedroom's walls and still have an attractive, comfortable space. Getting the right look is all about balance, so if you use a loud wall hue, just be sure to avoid intense choices for your flooring and decorations.

"So in the bedroom, we can start with a bold color on the walls and soften the look with light hardwood floors, with some vintage accents," said Jeremiah Brent on an episode of "Nate & Jeremiah Home Project" (via HGTV on YouTube). Thus, there's no need to deny your bedroom your favorite statement-making wall colors — just remember to listen to the expert's advice and balance it out with light hardwood floors and old-school decor.

Don't choose a color or flooring impulsively

While Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent approve of bold yet balanced bedroom wall colors, they recommend taking the time to think about the paint color thoroughly, as an impulsive decision could lead to significant regret. "Take your time, honestly... It's not a popular thing to say — in a world like ours, everybody wants things to be done super quick. But the truth is, finding the perfect paint is really the backdrop for everything you do. It's so important to the process, especially design-wise," Brent told The Spruce. So, before you run to buy black or bright red paint for your bedroom walls, give yourself time to sit down and think about whether you'll genuinely be happy with that decision later down the line.

Remember how Brent and Berkus recommend pairing those loud colors with light hardwood floors? That's not a decision you should rush, either. Before installing hardwood flooring in your home, check your budget, as hardwood isn't one of the most affordable floor options. Getting hardwood floors in your bedroom can cost anywhere from $2,477 to $7,032, and you should expect to spend on the higher end of that range if you have a larger room. Are those prices realistic for you?

Don't forget about vintage accents

In addition to Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's suggestion about pairing the bold wall color with a light hardwood floor for balance, you should also listen to their advice about using vintage items to add tasteful charm to the bedroom, softening the intense walls. After all, Brent loves vintage details. "I really reach a lot for vintage and antique things. If there's a vintage option, I'll know where to get it... In every town I've ever been, the first thing I do when I get to the hotel is Google antique malls," Berkus told Homes & Gardens. "Oftentimes, there's a town two over that has a street on both sides devoted to antique shops or antique malls," he added.

So, don't be afraid to let Google be your best friend in helping you explore all the vintage shops filled with antique goodies in your area or on your travels, and let those fun finds embellish your newly painted bedroom. If you're willing to splurge on a special treat for your room, you may also want to consider some beautiful vintage items from Nate Berkus, such as the English Silver Five-Light Candleholder, available for $1,100 at Nate Berkus. If you're on a tighter budget, it's always enjoyable to check out secondhand stores!