Shortly after we moved into the house, John and I painted our bedroom. Initially we spent lots of time debating the color. We settled on what we thought was a light tan, but it turned out to be more of a creamy yellow.While we weren’t thrilled with the color we thought we could learn to love it. However, after a year we decided that we officially hated it.
This time we put a little less thought into it and settled on a color we knew we already loved ….. GRAY!
Silver Drop by Behr to be specific. Almost every other room in our house is painted a shade of gray and we really like the neutrality of it. However we did get a little crazy and paint an accent wall behind our bed to liven things up. What can I say? We live on the edge.
For the accent wall, we also selected an existing color in the house. We had a fair amount of the Smokey Blue by Behr that we used behind the built-ins in the loft.
It’s a color we both already loved. It was cost effective too!
We won’t bore you will the details of the painting. I cut in, while John rolled, yada yada. It was a pretty standard job and took us only 3 hours. That’s a personal record!
After the paint dried we moved our focus to above the bed. There were three awesome octopus watercolor drawings living up there.
While we liked having them in the bedroom, they were just a little too small for the space. We will find another happy spot for those.
Our bedroom doesn’t have a ton of light and so we thought it might be just the right space for a mirror. After looking around town and not finding anything we loved, we remembered that we already had some mirrors left over from our last IKEA trip.
Enter the HÖNEFOSS. I’m going to pretend that I actually know how to pronounce that too.
We played with them for over an hour before we decided on a shape.
We pulled it all together with some pillows we caught on sale at west elm and some new lamps from IKEA.
Maybe you noticed that the big rug is gone too. It was another element of the room that just wasn’t working for us. We haven’t decided yet if we are going to replace it, but for now we are enjoying the reflection of light off the bare slate floor.
This room is only halfway there, but it is already starting to feel more grounded than before. The other side of room still needs some help, and we have big plans for underneath the window. Stay tuned….