Right, I’ve had enough of…
…the purple walls
…the purple carpet
…the purple curtains
…the purple blind
…the purple lamp shade
ALL IN OUR BEDROOM because the previous owners clearly were obsessed with every violet shade available. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not horrible but it’s a bit much for me – someone who likes mostly neutrals. Anyway, it’s now been a year and a half since we moved in and I’ve decided to take care of it 😉
Luckily, Saga Equity Release got in touch to let me know that most equity release money is for home improvement and offered me a B&Q voucher to help the redecoration project. Follow my progress below and help me choose my bedroom colour scheme by voting 🙂
STAGE ONE: White Base Paint
I’ve painted our master bedroom single-handedly. I took two days off work, a Friday and a Monday and made an extended weekend specially to redecorate. I painted a couple of coats of white base paint and as you can see I finally managed to get rid of the deep violet walls. YAY!
It looks plain but I know that it’s not finished. In fact it’s only half way or even a quarter way through the redecoration process.
STAGE TWO: I Need to Paint the Colour
I’m off to Vienna this weekend for a few days with my mum to celebrate her 50th so once I’m back I’m going to paint my bedroom grey. It took a while for the paint smell to go away and was getting nose bleeds from smelling the paint and probably the white spirit. I’ll have to make sure to wear a mask next time. The paint is from Vaspar as I was really impressed with a sample I was given before. It’s a lovely light grey – very Scandinavian.
Unfortunately I can’t afford new carpets just yet and the purple curtains and blind will have to wait too so I still have purple in the bedroom but it’s not a single bit overwhelming as it used to be! Anyway, this brings me to stage three… I need to decide on the colours!
STAGE THREE: The Wall Design & Colour Scheme
One of our walls is large enough to hang something on there but I fancied doing something more quirky, especially as the nosy neighbours can see it easily. Our house is on a corner which means when someone comes up the road it’s easy to look up into our room.
I came across some awesome wall designs on Pinterest. As you can see on my board below I’m thinking of painting a cool pattern.
At the moment I think I might go for a triangle or hexagon pattern with matching triangle or hexagon shelves. I might even do it DIY style…
Now, I also follow Design Seeds on Instagram and have been obsessing over the most beautiful colour schemes that are inspired by beautiful images. As I will be painting the walls light grey and I have to keep the splashes of purple for a bit longer, I decided to incorporate it into the colour scheme so I fell in love with two of her creations and I’m turning to you for help. Help me decide!
I’M LETTING YOU CHOOSE MY BEDROOM COLOUR SCHEME
I have a poll below so make sure to vote. The option with the most votes I will use to for my bedroom home styling.
What Colour Scheme Should I Decorate My Bedroom?
- Purple, Pale Blue & Rose (50%, 13 Votes)
- Purple & Green (38%, 10 Votes)
- Other (Please write suggestion in comments below) (12%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 26