When it comes to decorating a bedroom, there's no better shade than opulent teal.


Combining the calming qualities of blue with the energising effects of green, teal tones can make you feel simultaneously rested and restored, making them a perfect choice for the place where you begin and end your day, your bedroom!

As well as evoking feelings of serenity, teal is an extremely versatile shade that complements most interior styles and schemes, so whether your style is minimalist, maximalist or anything in between, there's guaranteed to be a teal tone to suit your space.

If you're intrigued, you've come to the right place... From striking teal cushions to opulent teal throws, read on to discover our pick of the best teal bedroom ideas!

Teal bedroom ideas

Add cosy texture with a teal throw

teal velvet throw
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If you want to dip your toe into the teal trend without committing to a full room makeover, a plush teal throw is your best friend. An accessory like this won't just add a pop of the restful tone to your bedroom - it'll add that all important layer of texture that's crucial in a cosy space, without looking overpowering. To keep the scheme looking fresh and classic, style your throw with some crisp white bed linen and a vibrant green houseplant. It'll transform your space into a restful yet energising retreat!

Make a statement with a teal bed frame

teal bed frame
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There are by no means any rules that say a bedroom should always be light and airy, but if you do tend to prefer your home to feel bright and open, this certainly doesn't mean you shouldn't incorporate some rich teal tones into your space. Rather than using teal on your walls, start by creating a blank canvas with brilliant white walls, curtains and bedding, and add a shock of decadent teal with a statement bed frame. A plush, velvet feature headboard will contrast nicely with simple white bedding, adding a luxurious twist to an otherwise minimalist, Scandi-inspired space - and you can always upholster your own headboard.

You can always continue the teal theme with cushions and wall art, but we love the look of a subtle grey throw pillow and blanket against a dramatic bed frame.

teal living room idea

Create drama with teal wall panelling

teal wall panelling
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Unless you're lucky enough to be living in a period home that's bursting with original features, the typical bedroom can leave much to be desired on the character front. If injecting some depth is at the top of your decor wishlist, you simply can't go wrong with teal wall panelling. Not only will the addition of MDF coving make your walls appear more detailed and interesting, but a lick of deep teal chalk paint will instantly make your bedroom feel opulent and cosy. We suggest completing the look with a light teal rug and bright teal bedding - the variation of different tones will achieve a cohesive, stylish look that's not too matchy matchy!

Use teal accessories amongst vibrant pastel tones

teal bed
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If you love the idea of a pastel aesthetic in a bedroom but want to steer clear the sugary sweet ice cream look, teal is a perfect accent shade for grounding. Layering teal accessories amongst blush pink and mint shades will put a sophisticated spin on a traditional pale-hued scheme - add tropical print wallpaper and a woven rug for a relaxing, travel-inspired vibes.

In the main bedroom, the couple went for a soothing colour scheme in greens and blush pinks. Shaunna furnished the room with investment purchases like the Benson for Beds ottoman. ‘In our last house, the main bedroom never got decorated and it ended up being the dumping ground. I wanted our bedroom to be a priority, so we had a relaxing space to retreat to at the end of the day’

Punctuate dark decor with teal accents

teal bedroom ideas
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A dramatic, dark decor scheme can transform even the most lacklustre spaces into a cosy cocoon, so if your ideal bedroom is the perfect balance of opulent yet snug, layer smokey charcoals, deep blues and blacks shades before adding in splashes of bright, jewel-toned teal with light fixtures and bedding. Don't forget to add plenty of plush textures with oversized rugs and squishy seating. Finish the look with some reflective metallic accents - think gunmetal grey and copper - et voila!

Create a feature with a teal roller blind

teal roller blind
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If a bright, vivid teal shade seems a little too bold for your taste, why not consider a light teal scheme? Start by applying something like Farrow and Ball's Dix Blue to your walls before adding a woven teal roller blind to create a gorgeous focal point. White bedding will perfectly complement a light teal scheme and give your room a zen, spa-like feel, but don't forget to accessorise with a soft teal throw to tie the whole look together.

If you want to continue the relaxed, Japandi vibes, opt for light wood furniture - this will give your space a laid-back, Scandinavian look that's open and inviting. Add fresh green houseplants in simple white pots to up the sense of wellbeing, and finish the look with a simple white light fixture.

Style teal with earth tones

teal bedding
Image by French Bedroom Company

If your dream bedroom is a grounding, calming retreat, you can't go wrong with a colour palette of earth tones and teal. Earth tones are quite literally rooted in nature, which means they have a soothing effect that perfectly complements the tranquil effects of deep teal tones. To create a bedroom that allows you to soak up the benefits of the natural world without leaving the comfort of your own home, layer neutral-toned cushions and a teal duvet cover against oat coloured walls. Finish the scheme with dark wooden furniture and natural textures like rattan, cane and raffia.

Is teal a good colour for a bedroom?

‘Before starting, I planned out exactly what I wanted to do to this room,’ explains Nina. To draw attention to her teal colour-block centrepiece and tie in with the other dark accents, she added a black shelf with vases and a print from Desenio
Nina used statement teal paint and simple DIY ideas to transform her previously ultra-modern bedroom into a cosy, boho haven. Take a look at her colour blocking bedroom makeover here!

Teal is a fantastic colour to use in a bedroom because it combines the calming qualities of blue with the energising properties of green. As a result, using teal in your bedroom can make you feel rested and restored, which is a perfect combination for the place where you begin and end your day. It also looks great with lots of other shades too, and will suit most interior styles, be it Victorian, Mid Century Modern, or anything in between.

What colours go with teal in bedroom?

Teal cushions
Teal Giraffe Print Cushion
  • Teal and white

Team teal and white to create a fresh and calm bedroom. Add in a dash of navy to create coastal vibes.

  • Teal and pink

Add a splash of blush pink to a teal scheme to introduce a romantic, feminine feel. Team deep teal and shocking fuchsia for drama and opulence, or teal and coral for fun, tropical vibes.

  • Teal and yellow

A teal and yellow scheme will bring even the most lacklustre bedroom to life. Use teal as the base shade and add in lemon or mustard accessories for an invigorating, joyful look.

  • Teal and gold

Create an Art Deco inspired exuberant look by teaming deep, peacock teal shades with metallic gold.

Does teal go with grey in a bedroom?

One of Danecia’s money-saving tricks is using a room divider, won for £15 on eBay, as a headboard. The grey wall, in Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe, allows the bargain buy’s geometric detailing to pop
Danecia’s grey wall, in Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe, allows her daring teal throw to pop

Absolutely! Teal and grey complement each other well, and create a sophisticated, contemporary look when paired together. Choose dark, charcoal tones and deep teal for an edgy, industrial inspired vibe, or go for softer tones - like light teal and feather grey - if you want a more gentle, understated look.


Looking for more bedroom decor inspiration? Take a look at our favourite bedroom wall ideas ideas here, and don’t forget to check out our roundup of the best four poster beds too!


Thea JeffreysDigital Writer

Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.