It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint, new bedding and a throw rug will do to a room!
We have been in our house for 5 years now and our room was the only room that hadn't been painted. We still had the builders beige on the walls. It seems since we spend so much time in our room, we would have fixed it up. Not so....until a few weeks ago. Fonzy's parents and sister were coming for a visit and we went on a cleaning/painting/purging spree! It was 2 weeks of of madness getting ready for them! We cleaned and purged closets, junk drawers, garage. We touched up the paint through out the house, spruced up the yard. We wiped down doors, baseboards, ceiling fans. Any nook and cranny, we were in it. His parents were staying in our room, so we thought this would be the best time to paint it and our master bath.
We choose a light grey for our room. I'm all about the names of paint. Most of our house is painted in Sauteed mushroom. I love mushrooms. Stain we've used on furniture we refinished was espresso. Hello! I love coffee - espresso - same thing! The accent red we have I believe is cranberry something. I like cranberries. Reminds me of the holidays and fall!
Our room paint color - Secret Passage. That spoke to me, in color and name. Our room is our secret passage away from the world, Our hiding place. Our Sanctuary. When the world gets to be too much, we can find solace in this space.
The grey really brightened up our room. Once painted it was a whole new space. We have old furniture, and really need some new dressers, but the little changes we made make a world of difference. New bedding, a wing chair, memory foam throw rug, and the transformation was complete. I LOVE our room now. It feels so fresh, and clean. I walk in, just to breathe it all in. It truly is our sanctuary.