I don’t know who thought of the color combination of dingy dorm room white with pukey grey trim but ever since I moved in I have wanted to change it. I just didn’t know what colors to paint our bedroom. I painted the living room yellow with brown trim, and the guest room the lightest hint of pink with brown trim. I wanted my room to have a particular feel.
Romantic, not bright, but not too dark, just warm and comfortable.
I decided on Autumn Red which is a dark red but has hints of rose pink in it. The same brown trim that I used throughout the house unifies the spaces.
The gorgeous red, of course, ended up matching my chili ristra in the corner, and highlighted my painting of our dream house in New Mexico.
The same trim color was used to paint the door, dresser and mirror to give them a vintage appeal and they just match the cheeky buffalo head. I painted the edge of the dresser red. I simplified the wall hangings.
The cats were climbing up the back of the headboard to see out the window while we were sleeping so by taking the mirror off of the dresser, I was able to give them a place to bird watch and let me sleep in peace! Moving furniture around can make the space more functional.
Geraniums brighten the space.
The room is beautiful. It feels like we are inside of a heart. It is beautifully restorative, like a cave. And again, a simple can of paint can completely renovate, restore, and change the feel of any room.