September 10th, 2013

My Colorful Room Redo

I don’t know about you, but I love a colorful room redo. A couple years ago I gave one of the bedrooms in my house a little makeover. The room hadn’t been touched since the early 90s and was in desperate need of an update. For this particular room redo, I was inspired by color and the country.

Room Redo Before

For the colors, I went with red, yellow, and blue. For a similar primary color scheme, try Glidden paint’s Cranberry Zing, Sunbeam, and Spring Blue Bell. I wanted the colors to come out in the fabrics, furnishings, and accessories, so I chose a neutral color for the walls. Antique White is one of my favorite neutrals. Inspired by the country, I pulled in floral details, a vintage-inspired peg rail, and a some other natural elements. To give the room an up-to-date, contemporary feel, I included a few clean-line, modern pieces as well.


I also brought in color, texture, and interest with a unique window treatment. Clearance fabric, standard 2×4 boards, and some forged nails created drama, softness, and lots of color. You can see how I made the curtains here.


When I’m decorating a space, I always like to inject a different color into the original theme. This adds a little variety and heightens visual interest. To this particular bedroom, I brought in a turquoise color similar to Tropical Surf. You can see this color in a small metal side table in the bedroom sitting area. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the room.

Room Redo After

When decorating my home, I love the process of choosing colors. I recommend starting with an inspiration piece. Whether it’s a beautiful fabric, a painting, or even a favorite article of clothing, use that object to help you pull colors. If your inspiration comes from things you already love, you won’t go wrong.


Now that you’ve seen my space, let me know about your favorite room redo.

I have been sponsored by the Glidden® brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.