Yellow, Blue & Grey Bedroom Makeover
I have a fun decorating project
to share with you today. While I was visiting my family in Toronto, my mom expressed her concern for her lack of design and decor in her master bedroom – and believe me, her concern did not fall on deaf ears…the room needed major help (like…MAJOR. Yikes).
We didn’t have enough time to put together a major renovation or design scheme.
A quick colour palette change and some accessorizing (and a new light fixture installation) to help tide my mom over until she is ready for a bigger change.
Here’s a photo of the room BEFORE:
And the other side of the room…
And there it is… a quick-ish makeover for cheap!
Now, I have to admit that inbetween the BEFORE and AFTER photos, my mom purchased a new bedroom set that I cannot take credit for. Personally, I think the set looks “okay” in the new space, but it wouldn’t be my first choice (I know, I know, I’m sorry mommy, but it’s the truth). I find the furniture to be a little too heavy and the stain is too close to the gorgeous natural wood floors, but, as a professional, I am required to work around these types of issues for clients every day (even if it’s my mom!). Not every project comes with a large budget, and every client has his or her own taste in furnishings – which is great! This is what makes my job so much fun. So…we made the furniture “work” in the space by trying to break up the flooring with some area rugs (which also added some much-needed warmth), and spruced up the dresser, night stands and armoir with fun knobs from Anthropologie. The mirror over the dresser is still hung a little too low for my liking, but at least it’s not part of a matchy-matchy furniture set. *whew*
Here are some more pics of the space. What do you think??
Pending changes: We have yet to experiment with painting the mirror over the dresser. I think we should use a similar blue as the feature walls (behind the bed and sitting area) to glaze the mirror frame. A soft, semi-opaque brushing of the blue paint will add a pop of colour to the dresser area and help break up the abundance of brown, and also add more harmony to the space by repeating a key colour. What do you think? Is there just TOO much brown? Would a blue frame look better? I have a feeling it would…now to find the time… ;)
I am glad that my parents can now enjoy a space that feels bright and airy, and is more functional (thanks to the new sitting area with accent lighting).