I’ll be honest with you: I can’t really argue that our master bedroom *needed* a facelift. However, Liv was crawling the last time we painted, and if you know me, you’ll realize that it’s actually pretty impressive that I waited ten years!
Here’s the “before” – yes, the brown paint looks fine, and you can’t tell in the photos how ready the comforter was to be replaced – but the dark colours were bringing me down and I just needed a change!
Our mahogany bedroom set is classic, and we will be holding on to it as it trends in and out of style over the years, but paint colour and accessories are a fun way to jazz up a room, so that’s what I focused on.
I started with new bedding (a Jessica Simpson Golden Peony set from Home Outfitters), because I loved the fresh look and splashes of colour. The next task was to find the right paint colour – not only to complement this bedding, but something that would go with future accessories as well. Aiming for something greenish grey, I – whoops, I mean we! – chose a Dulux shade called “Dusty Miller”.
We had new crown moulding installed (as we redecorate each room in the house that’s an upgrade we’re adding in) and the walls were painted. After that, we did some very minor rearranging and accessorizing and we were done!
Now, for the “after”!
It now feels like spring in my master bedroom, if nowhere else!
Thanks for checking out my latest project! You can find past before and afters here:
Our Basement Family Room (perhaps my favourite)
Girl’s Bedroom Facelift # 2
Girl’s Bedroom Facelift # 1
Main Bath Reno (oh, no, wait – this one was my favourite)
Our Backyard Reno (above-ground-that-looks-inground pool and deck, hot tub, pool house)
Laundry Room Facelift
Plus, if you’re interested in design, don’t forget I’ve posted many times about seasonal decor, and interviewed designer and decorators like Debbie Travis, Sarah Richardson, Kortney Wilson and Jillian Harris, too!