A bedroom with a gray theme has the potential be anything but boring. Use gray in your bedroom in unexpected ways or pair the neutral color with a color that's bold and somewhat unexpected. A gray bedroom is soothing and peaceful since the color is muted and calming.
Choose a gray paint color for your walls. Gray doesn't have to simply be a mix of black and white. You can find gray paint that has shades of purple or brown in it if you want. If you prefer wallpaper to paint, look for a pretty pattern such as a light paisley print or a subtle stripe.
If you decide to go with a light gray theme, choose a focal point that will contrast nicely with the light gray. For example, pair a deep green or dark gray bedspread with delicate, light gray walls. If your primary gray is dark, choose light accents so that the bedroom doesn't feel heavy or weighed down. Add a light carpet or throw rug to a room that has dark walls.
Another option when decorating a gray bedroom is to play up the metallic or shimmering aspects of gray. Look for silver curtains or bed linens, for example. If you want your furniture to be gray and feel bold, choose metallic bed tables and bed posts. Mirrors are another great way to play up the metallic factor of a gray themed room. Hang a large mirror over your bed to act as a headboard. If that makes you uncomfortable, place a large mirror over a dresser instead.
Have fun with gray by playing with fabrics of different textures. For a light, airy look, look for curtains in a breezy gray linen. If you prefer something more dramatic, go for velvet curtains. Gray sheers will add a hint of shimmer to the room. A velvet-tufted headboard will add luxury and softness to a bedroom.