Monday, 17 October 2011

Painting the Master Bedroom

A number of years ago I convinced my husband that we needed a green feature wall in our bedroom.  In fact we painted two.  I can't live with it any longer, so I've repainted our bedroom.

Here is the before.  A green feature wall behind our bed. 

Originally we had an ensemble bed with a lilac headboard that matched the old lilac curtains.

At the other end of the room, we have a parent's retreat area and I had painted the end wall green too. (What was I thinking?)

Our whole house is painted Taubman's Arizona White which is a slightly pink/caramel white.  It works well with the Paperbark aluminum windows.  I repainted all the skirting boards and door/window trims in Arizona White to freshen them up.  After weeks of indecision, I finally decided to paint the walls in Arizona White quarter strength.

You can see how much lighter and brighter the quarter strength is.

So all the walls are freshly painted.

I think my grandmother's secretaire looks so pretty against the pale walls.

and as for the wall behind the bed ... I couldn't help myself, I painted it Taubman's Athena.  I thought a pale wall would look wrong behind the slate upholstered bed.

The neutral colour scheme is so relaxing and I love it.

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  1. The change looks lovely. I always say when in doubt go white and it usually works.

  2. That is actually a huge improvement to the green. It seems to work really well with all of your furniture.xx

  3. ha - we have paperbark coloured windows throughout our house too!!!
    love the new paint job. really lovely.
    and thank you for making me feel not so alone with 'what the???' paint choices of the past. (like my previous navy blue cave bedroom!!)
    cheryl xox.

  4. It all looks so perfect in those lovely restful colours. Your secretaire is almost identical to the one my mother had when I was a child growing up in England. xx

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my chandelier!! I LOVE your neutral bedroom!!! I am so with you in loving the airy color of freshness!!! I'm your newest follower and hope you'll follow me too on your next visit!!! Thanks new friend!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  6. I love the new color behind the bed. It really makes the bed look beautiful. Nice work!


  7. love the tan wall! it looks beautiful!

  8. The walls look fabulous, love your Granma's Secretaire! Mimi xx

  9. Thank you Kylie, very much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my little blog. I am returning the favour and have clicked your follow button too. I love the colour changes in your master bedroom, they look fabulous! Your guest bedroom looks awesome too. Very inviting. Pop back any time to say hi. x Jode

  10. Great choice of paints. Your walls turned out lovely. Your master bedroom looks so serene. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  11. Your room looks lovely and fresh now with the new colour scheme. I love your arched window!! God bless x

  12. I love your new wall colors, Kylie. The secretary looks really pretty against the white background and I love the new color behind your bed.



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