The Bedroom makeover plan. Version 2.0
With new a new plan, comes…new plans.
The big wardrobe makeover/DIY had begun and thoughts started turning to colour. Do I want them to blend in? Stand out? Contrast??
This time there needed to be a firm plan. Was I fuck going to be painting them only to regret my choices. I mean, this would be a bloody expensive project if I muck up anyway, without the added expense of paint.
Which, btw, is not a cheap way of making-over a room. It’s expensive if you want decent quality stuff.
What I did know, was that I had lived with the blue of the bedroom for long enough. It was time for a change.
And change it will be!
I had pondered chalky green/blues and various shades of straight out grey (cos I reeeeally love grey) before leaning more towards browns and greige (grey/beige). I pinned the crap outta those tones.
Chalky green goodness via Architectural Digest
Chilled grey style via interiorbreak
When it came to choosing, both myself and Brian (my better half) were drawn to one colour in particular; Valspar’s French Pavilion. A warm brown/grey, veering to the brown side in certain lights.
To avoid repetition of my past mistakes, we took home numerous tester pots to try out. This time we viewed them in all kinds of light… ya know, the obvious thing that you’re supposed to do.
We hadn’t looked at the names as we tested them, but placed each pot under the test patch. We had a couple that we liked, but there was one clear winner.
Our original choice, Valspar French Pavilion! YAY! We won at paint!
It looks sooo much lighter in this pic!
Now that we had chosen a colour, it was time to firm up the plans. It was mood-board time.
Grouping together some of the main elements of the room helps to focus plans and to get a feel for the scheme as a whole. It also helps prevent costly purchases being made on a whim. Again.
These were just some of the bits and pieces that I felt ‘summed up’ the style I was after. I wanted something that I will describe as ‘laid-back luxury’. Moody, but not oppressive. Cosy, but contemporary.
Time to draw up the visuals…