Refreshing A 'Boring' Bedroom
As part of the new blog/vlog series, Canter Lane is taking questions via Instagram and helping people just like YOU infuse your spaces with color, style, and fresh new looks. When Stephanie reached out to us on IG (happycoconutandfriends) with her bedroom dilemma; it was game on! It's hard to resist helping a space find more soul and style. So, Stephanie sent over some photos of her existing boudoir along with her requests for a more cheerful, happy, space with personality and getting rid of the existing wall color. Warming up the room was one of her recurring requests, as she feels that the current space doesn't blend with the rest of her homes warm tones. She also didn't want boring beige, or tan - and plain white was out of the question.
TAKE A LOOK AT STEPHANIE'S EXISTING SPACE...
The result? By removing the cooler hue from her bedroom, and replacing it with two options - one more more golden and one more peachy (which is a color of choice as of late), the space takes on a whole different vibe. It goes from melancholy to bright eyed instantly. With the new wall color comes layers of accessories and lighting to liven up the overall space. By layering tonal hues and textures we create a more cozy look that is inviting and anything but sterile.
By starting out with wall colors in Sherwin Williams Champagne SW6644 (Look 1), and Sequin SW6394 (Look 2), Stephanies room begins to transform.
One of my favorite design tips is to replace boring "nipple" ceiling lights with statement pieces, like those shown in the design renderings. This tiny change can make a space completely new again, (and much brighter, literally).
I love having a clean base layer to build from, which is why I left Stephanie's sheer tab-top curtains, white headboard, and furnishings alone. Not only does this save on refresh cost, but leaves the option to swap out decor again down the road.
So, what can we take away from Stephanie's new looks? Layering lighter and darker hues and tints within the same colorway make a more textural look and add depth to a space. Adding new lighting in layers, (eg table lamps, ceiling lights, floor lamps) brings in options for light levels and ambiance. Woven textures are a great way to add coziness to any space. And having a neutral base layer (via furnishing staples is a great way to be able to change out decor in the future).