If you love today’s gray and white bedrooms, but aren’t sure if you can pull it off with your dark bedroom furniture, know that it can come together no matter how dark your furniture is!
You can achieve a lighter updated look! Here are 3 design tips for achieving a brighter bedroom!
1) Replace the bed frame!
The traditional formal bedroom suite (below before) will instantly take on a fresh new look if you replace the 4 poster bed with a new headboard! See below. The beautiful gray upholstered headboard, instantly made the room feel larger!
2) Replace the huge armoire!
If you’re like many other people, perhaps you’ve had the armoire for 15 or 20 years, and are no longer fond of it? Perhaps it’s housing your off season clothes which could be in a cedar chest or in the attic? Or, perhaps you’d prefer a lower piece, a place for your flat screen TV? Above, we replaced it with a long gray upholstered bench, follow us next month for “after” photos.
3) Update artwork and accessories!
See in the photo above:
- a hammered silver vase
- silver leaf picture frames
- unique floor lamp
Notice how the mixture of colors and metals bring a fresh light look to the room. We find client’s large accessories, that are not often found in local stores, and original artwork that makes your home feel unique.
A gray and white master bedroom can be soothing. If you go with light color tones, it can feel light filled even if you don’t add windows. And best of all, you can achieve the look without replacing your dresser and nightstands!
Ideas? We’d love to hear your ideas for gray and white bedrooms. Questions? email us today.
Dark bedroom furniture doesn’t mean the entire room has to be dark, with the right gray wall paint, ivory drapes, and gray and white fabrics or art, you can update a room overnight!