Poesie and Accent

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A ‘dramatic’ guest bedroom

After the extensive ground floor (floorboard) renovation this summer, I have delayed to start any further projects for a while. However, our guest bedroom’s brown walls have been an eye sore to me since we moved in. Now that black is back and dark painted walls are everywhere to be seen social media, I thought: Why not? Let’s give up painting everything in the house white and grey and try a new colour. I decided to only paint one feature wall of the guest bedroom dark (and paint all of the remaining walls white). So that was the starting point:

I’ve removed a big white wall mirror which was attached above the bed and decided to move it to a new spot in the room, leaning against the feature wall.

I had Valspar paint (satin finish) matched to Farrow and Ball’s Railings and after doing one coat, I had the following result:

A second and last coat gave me this beautiful finish:

The rooms had curtains as well as cream coloured blinds. I have removed the curtain rail but kept the fittings on the wall to use them as hooks for hanging plants. I covered them with a coat of golden spray paint. I will keep the blinds. Now that the curtains are gone, the room has a much more minimalistic look.

A few wall stickers with a victorian tile print went up on the some of the walls and I sprayed some IKEA lanterns with golden spray paint. The ferns were a bargain at Homebase for only 2£ each and complement the amazing contrast of golden accents and the black feature wall.

I’ve finished off the white wall behind the door with a wall sticker but only used some words of the whole wall sticker ‘SLEEP IN PIECE’ which looks amazing.

Now that I have so much paint left over I’ve started painting other items such as a chair and a mirror and pot plants to match the feature wall.

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