Leafy ferns, shades of green, and other natural elements provided the inspiration for this master bedroom makeover. A spring green palette with accents of cream and warm wood, plus a bit of purple for fun, gives the room a breath of fresh air. Painting the walls two shades of green, separated at chair-rail height, creates interest in a room that lacks additional architectural personality. The trim was also whitewashed, which adds to the light and bright look.
Layers of Style
The dark wooden headboard is balanced with mixed and matched layers of comfy bedding. Combining crisp white sheets with a botanical-inspired duvet and pretty brown matelasse comforter gives the bed a casual feel.
Sit for a Spell
Small-scale furniture provides function that the bedroom previously lacked, without taking up much space. Here, a small chair placed in one corner of the room creates a dainty reading nook. The merlot-colored throw on the chair lends pop of contrast to the mostly green bedroom.
Store-bought white curtains were given a wake-up call with a band of colorful patterned fabric. The shift between fabrics in the curtains lines up precisely with the shift in wall colors. Adding a band of fabric to the bottom of plain purchased curtains is a quick and easy update; plus, it's a smart way to adjust curtain length without the expense of customized treatments.
Located conveniently close to both the reading nook and the bed, this painted unit now offers storage space for a variety of items. Cabinet doors were removed in favor of open storage; the space is now filled with books and storage baskets of scarves and accessories. A pair of shelves hung above the unit provides display space for nature prints, small plants, and family photos.
Grab & Go
A corkboard hung above the painted dresser offers easy-access storage space for jewelry and other small items. To re-create the look, simply purchase corkboard and a frame from a crafts store. Cover the corkboard with pretty scrapbook paper and place it in the frame.
Function Is Key
A dark wood desk repeats the sleek lines and simple styling of the headboard. Repetition is a key element of design, as it makes a contrasting element look intentional. Located right next to the bed, the desk doubles as a bedside table, instantly giving the small bedroom more useful surfaces. A mirror hung above the desk reflects light streaming in from the nearby window, which helps visually expand the look of the space.
A terrarium on top of the desk makes a nod to the bedroom’s nature-inspired motif. Make your own using a large store-bought glass vase and filling it with dirt, small rocks, and leafy greens. Here, the homeowner wrote her son’s name on one of the rocks to add a more personal touch
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