Robyn’s Bedroom Makeover

Robyn’s bedroom makeover originally started as two separate rooms (her room and her brothers). The bedroom makeover started with demolition of the partition wall a few years back to make the room bigger. The room is south facing and has the best light in the house. As part of this restructure, we kept one part of the room with the original floorboards and carpeted the other area which is the sleeping area. Below is a before picture of the sleeping area.

Starting Point

For the bedroom makeover there were a number of items that we wanted to keep such as the carpet, wooden floor, a large rug, the pine bed and lockers, and built in cream wardrobes. We settled on a dark blue/taupe/cream colour palette to add more drama and warmth to the room and created this mood board around these elements.

What we did

For the bedroom makeover, end wall was painted in a different colour with a mixture of both Crown and Dulux Paints. The dressing/working areas was painted in Crown’s ‘Liqueur’ and the sleeping area was painted with Dulux’s ‘Great Gatsby Blue’ from a tin of paint that was in the shed. I think I am beginning to see a ‘Gatsby theme’ occurring !! We left the side walls and doors in their existing toasted almond colour (crown paint) as they worked well with the other colours chosen. and split the room nicely into the sleeping and active area.

The Sleeping Area

The pictures below shows the sleeping area completed with the navy feature wall. which works well with the taupe coloured carpet, the pine bed and lockers. The bed is dressed in denim blue bed linen sourced from JYSK , and accompanied with throws in navy and taupe (from Meadows and Byrne and TK Maxx) and cushions of different textures from Next all of which bring the scheme nicely together.

Lightning in this area was kept simple with two black wrought iron side lamps stands and taupe coloured lampshade. A simple single black pendant was used to hang from the ceiling. All light fittings were purchased at IKEA.

A small picture gallery was created with a range of prints purchased from Desino and hung on the Navy feature wall . Another photo gallery of Robyn’s friends was hung on the adjacent toasted almond wall. These comprise of a combination of light blue, dark blue and wooden frames sourced from IKEA and all of which compliment the chosen colour scheme.

The Dressing/Active Area

The dressing area has the pine wooden floor with a large cream, navy and taupe coloured rug which we bought from IKEA. This area contains the built in wardrobe, an old pine drawer set, and dressing table which also doubles as a desk with a lever lamp for task work. There is also a matching black ceiling pendant light identical to the one in the sleep area.

Not forgetting our new ‘ pièce de résistance ‘ a new giant mirror purchased from Kian Furniture in Dublin which adds a sense of light to the room and looks fab against the warm tones of the wall.

All in all. we are delighted with the makeover and have converted a bland bedroom area into two distinct areas both demonstrating how colour and accessories can change the look and feel of an area.

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