Mission accomplished! Primary bedroom complete! This was a fast and furious room makeover, but we made some dramatic changes and I’m thrilled with our new glamorous bedroom. I can’t wait to show you the results.
Red Bedroom Changes
Note: Some of the mentioned items in this post may be gifted or sponsored, but I wouldn’t have reached out to these companies unless I was sincerely excited to use them in my home.
For those of you who were nervous for me to paint my room red, I hear you, I see, you, and you aren’t crazy. I was slightly nervous too. Now that it’s all said and done, however, I wouldn’t change it for the world. It is spectacular! Without further ado, get ready to pin to Pinterest, and… Here she is!
Glamorous Bedroom Details
My vision for this space was to take a color, which is often seen as a more “masculine” hue and contrast it with over-the-top feminine elements. Does it work? Maybe not for everyone, but it does for me! Let’s walk through the elements and details to see what inspires you.
The most dramatic change was the use of Benjamin Moore’s Cinnabar. It’s a little softer than some of the reds. Plus, it has just enough blue to keep it glamorous, and it is just warm enough to feel grounded and match my headboard. I painted the walls matte using my go-to favorite Benjamin Moore product, Aura. Their matte is not only lovely, but quite durable. Plus it is self leveling and dries quickly.
To bring on the drama, I painted the baseboards, windows and doors in Benjamin Moore’s Advance for a high gloss glamorous bedroom look. To aid in the prep, I’m going to try a new-to-me product called Fast Sanding Primer. It helped me get that smooth finish. NOTE: Cinnabar doesn’t currently come in the Advance product, so we color matched it. I think it works beautifully.
I think the contrast between matte and gloss is truly incredible. I would highly recommend it.
Here are two images which demonstrating what Benjamin Moore’s Advance looks when applied on baseboards and doors.
As I mentioned in the last blog post, I found a really great flame stitch fabric for a custom coverlete and dust ruffle.
I’m paired the custom bedding with this lovely bedding from Annie Selke. I wanted to pull all of the colors together with a subtle monogram and I opted for straight lines on the Trio bed linens to add balance to the feminine lines. I have used Annie Selke for rugs, wallpaper, pillow, curtains, and table linens. They have such a fun aesthetic and good quality. I might add this coverlet as well.
I didn’t want the room to take itself too seriously or look like a set from a Hollywood regency movie, so I searched for a funky element. The answer? This lovely piece from ArtStar! They have several framed photographs that I like and hope to use in upcoming client projects. I am particularly drawn to this piece by Ulas and Merv called Sofa.
That’s not all! I got a little carried away with the desk chair. I upholstered the seat cushion in Royal Silk Embroidery by Schumacher. Then I litterally put a bow on it. Well, two custom made silk pink bows with green piping to coordinate with the bedding. A step too far? Well, even if it is, you don’t see me complaining!
Last but not least, I want to explain the saga of the floors. We spilled red paint on the carpets. It was no great loss, since we had planned to replace them soon. In the meantime, we took it down to the floorboards, painted them pink, and then took the opportunity to get creative. I handpainted a ribbon and bow border around the room. This temporary solution makes me smile when I walk into the room and it was extremely fun/no stress to paint.
So what do you think? Did the mash-up of strong red and unabashadly “sweet” elements work? Well, I can tell you that you that we are thrilled! I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Thanks for joining up on the glamorous bedroom makeover and leave your comments below.