The bedroom is arguably one of the more important rooms in a house. It is where we rest up, spending about one-third (around eight hours) of each day in that particular room. Even though we might be sleeping for the majority of that time, it is still the room you are in when you go to sleep and get up the following morning, so its design and decoration - from the colour scheme on the walls, to the bed itself and the bedroom furniture - can play a major part in your emotions, mood and feelings over time.

So, when it's time to pick a colour scheme for the bedroom, do not rush. Base it on your personal preferences and tastes, but be advised that conditions including the bedroom's shape and size should also affect the colours that you opt for. When choosing the ideal bedroom colour scheme, consider the following:

Colours affect your mood

Your mood can be influenced by colours, so make sure when picking a bedroom colour scheme to choose something that fits with you personally: i.e. something you like and respond with.

For instance, you may not be an admirer of blue (especially if you are a girl), but blue is a particularly tranquil and calming colour, so it could be more of an ideal option if you want somewhere that is genuinely relaxing and will make you feel at ease.

Reds or pinks on the other hand are more playful, romantic and fun. Along with oranges and yellows, they are inviting and warm colours.

Neutral colours - such as creams and whites - are not only more suited to guest bedrooms, rather than picking a colour that some people might dislike, but they're restful and soothing colours too.

Colours and the bedroom's size

For small bedrooms, it's wise to go for lighter colours, which will reflect more light and therefore provide the appearance that the room is much bigger than it actually is. Mirrors can also help to open a small space and make it appear bigger - a person with a small bedroom may wish to have a few small mirrors scattered around or a big mirror in the bedroom for this reason.

Alternatively, for bigger bedrooms, dark colours can make the room look smaller. Although this might not sound that good, it should help to close in the space and therefore give the feel of a cosy, snug and intimate bedroom.

Use tester pots when deciding a colour scheme

Most importantly, think about using tester paint pots before buying your chosen colour in bulk, just in case you discover that it's not what you wanted or it does not go with the bedroom how you originally envisaged. Try lots of colours out and get an idea of what'll be the best depending on the size of the bedroom, the space and pretty much simply what you like best.