Welcome to my week two update for the One Room Challenge! My family and I were on our annual spring break getaway when the ORC kicked off, so I am playing some catch up on my room makeover. I did make progress over the last couple days on the biggest change happening in the room...
...the WALL COLOR!
Unlike the light and airy vibe throughout most of our home, I'm venturing into the dark and moodier side in this space. The room is small (~10 ft x11.5 ft), so going dark was a bit of a design risk - but something I knew the room could handle. I LOVE how cozy the room feels being completely enveloped in a dark hue! It actually feels "larger" too because dark walls can have a "receding" effect.
I painted the (other) walls in the same dark charcoal-ish color that I used to paint the accent wall two years ago. While my hubby questioned me painting the entire room in a dark shade, he trusted the design process. It's only paint, right?! 😜 DESIGN TIP: Since paint tends to dry darker, using a shade slightly lighter than a true black can help alleviate the "cold starkness" common to black in room settings.
P.S. I am also scheming up a DIY treatment for the closet doors that I hope turns out okay. 😉
Here's the "to do" list for this makeover:
- Paint entire room ✔
- Closet door DIY treatment
- Replace ceiling fan with light fixture
- Run any necessary electrical for electronic components & study nook
- Task/accent lighting
- Area rug
- Bedroom/lounge furniture
- Textiles for lounge area - pillows, blankets
- Small desk & chair for study nook
- Accent furniture - side table, pouf
- Gallery wall - mirrors, possibly art
- Console table for media wall
- Mount television
I'm planning to pull the trigger on some items this week, so stay tuned!