The bedroom should be a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our crazy lives. I wanted our bedroom to be dark and cave-like…and I would highly recommend this decision!
If you have been following my blog you may have noticed that I have this thing for dark and moody walls. Well, if I had to pick just one place to slap on a coat of dark, rich paint it would most certainly be the bedroom. After a long hard day, followed by a longer and harder child bedtime routine (the parent-to-kiddo ratio is not to my advantage here :), it is such a joy to retreat to my dark cave, like the complete mama bear that I am.
I am jealous of “normal” people who can slumber to comfortable wake-up times (like a dreamy 7 am). I really feel that I just don’t have the will power to sleep-in 🙂 To combat this weakness I needed the perfect shade of dark walls.
How did I happen upon this luscious dark navy with deep green undertones? It was a “custom mix”. That’s a fancy way of saying that I often mix paint samples together until I find my dream concoction and then I rush to the paint store. As you likely know, most paint suppliers have a machine to read and match colors.
This custom mix approach gives me the control to nail wall colors, with only a little more time and money involved.
The walls alone provide the drama. Neutrals, metallics, and scatterings of teal keep the room feeling sophisticated.
I have a long standing crush on most all things animal print. So obviously, I needed to work this into my bedroom scheme.
We picked up this rug in Afghanistan over a decade ago. It adds a pop to an otherwise neutral color scheme.
I am certainly not an artist, but you may have noticed that I enjoy making most of my own art. This large piece is no exception. By so doing, I was able to custom make the frame to the perfect dimenions I needed. Wood, staples, drop cloth, gesso, and leftover paints made for a peaceful centerpiece to the room.
A mix of textures and finishes is a must when developing a design scheme.
I am a sucker for this warm and fuzzy throw. To give me control over the size and color, I purchased faux fur from fabric.com and sewed a satin backing.
My design asthetic is a mix of old and new. I like the contrast of eras, and I find this eclectic style visually interesting. One place that is easy to mix styles and eras is wall art. If pieces have a consistent color scheme and similar color frames then I give it a green light. Mix away my friends!
I am so blessed to be married to my best friend for such a very long time. We enjoy studying photos of ourselves over the years to see how much things have changed. There isn’t anyone else with whom I’d rather grow old.
My husband and I are in transition to our new house. I already know that I will not be painting the walls in this 11-month rental. I need to enjoy my intense color scheme while I still can. I can’t wait for you to see all the changes in store for the next home. Until then my friends, sweet dreams of dark and moody walls.