Master Bedroom Decor, The Makeover Continues...
This master bedroom decor needed the infusion of darker wall colors because it faces west and was being washed out by all that bright sun, and the furniture was pretty dark.
Not being able to decide on just one color, I made 3 accent walls or areas out of a green-blue color called Tree Tops. The blue wall above is painted, while the other two below are done in the same color Venetian plaster.
Since the walls had been primed and painted 3 years ago using an eggshell finish, it was pretty simple. All it needed was one coat of the new color (or glaze on the ajoining walls) to add depth, movement and rich color.
The original wall color was Rio Sand, but now it's covered by a custom glaze I mixed myself by adding a little raw umber colorant and about 25% paint called Tobacco Road to a clear base glaze.
The new blue/green wall is painted a color called Tree Tops with a warm glaze over it, which was the same color I had the Venetian Plaster tinted for the opposite wall and above the remodeled fireplace. It would have looked even better had I done this wall in plaster at the same time as the other two and quite frankly wish I'd thunk it through. Oh well!
Also, I used the same warm gold glaze as the walls ~ on top of the new blue paint (after letting it dry 24 hours) to help soften the transition from one color to the next.
It only took a couple days to finish it, and with only $50. in materials, it was a fabulously frugal transformation. The new blue is striking with the white trim and I managed to find a duvet set with the same blue and gold in it, plus the drapery fabric is also gold.
This photo was taken without a flash so you can see what it looks like in the late afternoon light. Here's the before bedroom photos and fireplace video in case you missed them.
All it needs now is for me to make and hang the drapes, (rods are already up) plus install the art, maybe find some new lamps or shades, and wallah!
This master bedroom decor has been a work in progress for sure! Yeah, I could have been finished a year ago if I had contracted out all the work, but that would have cost two to three times the budget. One good thing that's come out of taking my time is that the project has evolved slowly and there was a lot more time to think about it.
If you jump at the first idea you have, or go for the first thing you see that you like, that can involve regret later on when you see something else you like better. (classic buyer's remorse)