Bedroom Zen

I got the urge to decorate a space, and what better space to start with than your own. So I have some projects I want to do specifically all over the house, but I think I am going to start with my bedroom.

I figured the best thing to start with is the paint color. That is going to be the base for the room, so choosing a paint color will be pretty important.

behr-fashion-gray-sample
Behr Fashion Gray PPU18-15

I love grays, so I started searching for the perfect color to use for the walls of my room. This is no easy task. Do you know how many shades of gray there are? And every company has their own version of a similar shade. It’s dizzying at some point. So, one option is Behr’s Fashion Gray, and I like it because it is not too light and has some blue undertones in it.

behr-fashion-gray-paint

Plus, this color will go well with the one window I have in my room. This color does not absorb the light. The light is able to bounce off the walls and keep the look of the room light and airy, especially since the room is pretty small and box-shape. I am also going to use a white trim to help the color pop a little more. I think this color also works because I have a dark wood dresser, so I want the paint to be able to hold the weight of the darker furniture in the room.

blue-closet

Another design I want to try is a painted closet. Now my closet is not large or walk-in, but it is deep and dark. So I figured a nice bold color will help it stand out and brighten up the closet. I found this image that kind of shows what the goal is in my own closet. Use a deep, but bold, color on the walls and accent the shelves and ceiling in white so that the color stands out and has this “wow” appeal.

Russet Street Reno Closet
Russet Street Reno Closet

This lovely color is the perfect choice! It is a Ralph Lauren paint color that has been discontinued, but I found the color match code so I can still get it mixed with any paint brand. I was pretty excited to find this shade of blue because I had been thinking previously of a brighter turquoise color. The more I looked at that shade, it started to look more child-like and not really what I was looking for. So I came across this image from Russet Street Reno of her front closet, and the mirror idea sold me. This is a perfect visual of what I want to do for my closet as well.

Closet Shelves in White
Closet Shelves in White

Using white on the upper closet shelves will help to define the space as well as add depth to the closet. I think white will also definitely help the richness of the color stand out. This color is brilliant and the white will help show it off.

Ralph Lauren Paint Reflecting Pool RLVM271
Ralph Lauren Paint Reflecting Pool RLVM271

The color is called Reflecting Pool, but I think I will probably either use Behr paint and show them the color formula I found. When I get the materials I will definitely share the outcome. The closet is what I plan on doing first.

Side Table
Side Table

Another small DIY project will be a side table that I have in the room. I am simply going to sand the table and finish it with a black finish to match the dresser. The table is wood as well (ignore all my thank you cards, I love paper goods) and I am also going to change out the drawer pull to something a little more modern.

MInwax Wood Stain - Classic Black
MInwax Wood Stain – Classic Black

This Minwax Wood Stain in Classic Black is what I am looking for. Nothing transparent, but keeps the wood feel. I am still looking for the right drawer pull though. Nothing too out there or flashy, although I like my sparkle. I really don’t think that would fit with the modern theme I am going for.

Motion Activated Closet Wall Sconce
Motion Activated Closet Wall Sconce

I am going to also add this handy wall sconce in the closet so that there can be light in the darker part of the closet. And the fact that it is motion activated and cordless, it works perfect for a closet.

silver-ceiling-fan

Speaking of lighting, I am still looking for light fixtures for the room. I thought of this ceiling fan option, but I am open to looking for something a little more modern and simple.

These are some semi-flush and flush mount lighting options I found at Lowe’s that I like. I don’t know, the jury is still out on the lighting situation.

This project is going to be a fun one, and I will share all the fun as it happens.