Transforming the look and feel of your bedroom is simple and achievable in just one weekend. If you have a few days up your sleeve, it’s time to break out some paint and transform your bedroom from ho-hum to va-va-voom! Using a colour palette of grey, white, tan, copper and mustard you can take the vintage luxe look to a whole new level by repainting the walls, upcycling some old furniture and giving a few accent pieces a bit of a makeover. Here’s how.
Try Two Tone
If you’re struggling to decide on just one colour for your bedroom, try dual-toned walls. This can easily add dimension to a space and help make a real Impact with colour choice.
Using two neutrals on your walls can add subtle dimension while setting the scene for a variety of looks. Anything from bold brights to zebra prints takes on new light against neutrals. Placing the lighter colour on the top half of the wall can give the perception of heightening the ceiling.
Dark shades add drama to a space, however, if you’re feeling it’s a little overwhelming on a full wall, try creating a dual tone wall, experimenting with shades and tones. Give your room a sophisticated and fresh look by pairing a dark shade with a bright white for a crisp and modern feel. To recreate this look, use Dulux Wash&Wear Matt in 'Flooded Gum' on the bottom and Dulux Wash&Wear Matt in 'Lexicon (R) Quarter' on the top part of the wall.
PAINTERS TIP: Don’t forget the ceiling! To freshen up a room, a newly painted ceiling makes a massive difference. A bright white can help open up the room and make the ceiling appear higher, we like Dulux Ceiling White.
Instead of buying new bedroom furniture, why not upcycle what you already have? With a fresh paint job, you can quickly revamp tired old décor to match your new modern look and feel. Here are some inspired ideas using Dulux Duramax and Design Effects products.
Turn your dated iron bed frame into an antique! With the right products, you can give your bed a vintage update in a couple of simple steps.
A metallic and textural finish can give an old trunk a fresh new look.
To give your bedroom the final touch, revive the décor by giving key pieces a matching spray paint.
Dress It Up
Compliment your two-toned walls and updated furniture by decorating your space with gorgeous textures of linen, velvet, fur and chunky knits. Here are three simple ways to add the finishing touches to your new bedroom:
- Rug - You’d be surprised how much an area rug can change the décor and ambience in a room. The same thing goes for a carpet.
- Bed - Layering is the key, whether that be layering tonal colours to create a seductive, sophisticated look or layering an assortment of prints to create a mood, it is all about texture and details.
- Accessories - There are so many ways to accessorise a room, and there are no rules. However, if you aren't sure where to begin some essential items like a lamp, artwork, books and flowers will give you a lovable lived in look.