When I was 20 I moved in with my boyfriend to his parent’s house. We shared the tiniest bedroom known to man, stuck 3 dressers and a double bed in it, and there was only 1 square foot of floor space in the room. Our closet door didn’t open. The worst part of that room for me though, was the “Toronto Sports Team” coloured walls (with a big white stripe) and wood paneling behind our bed. I longed to give us a room befitting of a mature adult couple. I wanted to paint that wood paneling white! But most of all, I wanted to make the room a serene, chic navy. (Picture below is the photo that started it all!)
I was never able to, but I always had that colour and feel in the back of my mind. When I moved in with A, and this time into a master bedroom (with, truthfully, a minimal size increase in bedroom) I wanted this dark shade so badly once again! But, as our room was also functioning as an office (two desks and large computers not laptops) he felt that it we needed to keep a bright invigorating space instead of a relaxing one. We compromised with a muted teal (that I ended up HATING with the furniture we had)
Ahhhh but now, now I have my master suite. A large room, with two closets, an en-suite powder room, and no computer in sight. I am ready for my co-ed colour to shine and transform the space into a relaxing, safe haven. The one space completely free of children’s toys and paraphernalia (except maybe a few Star Wars things but that’s a different matter) and I am so excited!
Bed – IKEA (no longer sold, similar here and here), Light – Wayfair, Dresser Wayfair, Throw – Chapters, Clock – Chapters, Wood Plaque – Chapters, Display Box – Chapters, Vase – Wayfair, Bowl – Wayfair, Lamp – IKEA, Candles – IKEA, Side Table – Walmart, R2D2 Pillow – Society6, Navy Blue Swatches – Liz Marie Blog
There’s a bit of inspo that I’m putting together. We won’t be painting till the warmer weather so we can open all the windows etc. because I have to stay here with a baby, but I’m slowly gathering decor items and trying to choose the perfect shade. Indigo is on trend right now, so I’m hoping to score some great pieces to go in the room. Any suggestions welcome!
- xo, Kris