Everyone is talking about neo-mint. I remember being a child and buying a mint jumpsuit to wear to a wedding. I was such a tomboy that I didn’t want to wear a dress. My mother insisted that I had to get something nice. We were standing in Kmart having an argument and finally decided on the mint jumpsuit. I loved it and wore it once and never again.
It’s not the best colour, I must confess, and yet, I am thinking of using it as a colour block behind my bed. My favourite design blog, Mad about the House, wrote about this colour a couple of weeks ago and I can’t get it out of my head. Please note links below are just my links and I am not affiliated with any of these products nor do I benefit from your clicks.
Our bedroom has an odd shape which has a kind of nook where the bed fits into. On either side there is about 30cm of space. One thing that I would like, and that we don’t have, is a sort of headboard and/or some nicer side tables or something to put a few things on, like books, phones, coffee cups, etc. See the photo of my my messy bedroom on the left and a colour blocking idea with just paint on the right.
If I go for the colour blocking of the nook, I would want to replace the stools we have (foldable stools from amazon) with these stools. or classic vitra stools. Another (longer term) option could be to build in behind the bed, which could then act as a two in one headboard and shelf. For now, however, the colour blocking is definitely cheaper, even though the shelf provides some additional storage, so I think I will start with that.
Finally, given the title of the post, you are not going to be surprised when I say that I am thinking of doing the wall green. The real question is, what kind of green? At the moment, I have three greens in mind: Farrow and Ball’s Card Room Green, which I love, Little Greene’s tabernacle, and Dulux’s Tranquil Dawn which is colour of the year.
So far I am leaning towards either Tabernacle or Tranquil Dawn. I’m keeping the beige / taupe colour and I am seeing that Tranquil Dawn works well with that. However, I’m also attracted to the stronger colours.
Anyways, thats my redesign idea for the bedroom. Let me know what you think. The cheapest option is to just buy a can of paint, the second expensive option is to get someone to make the box/headboard and paint that also, but I haven’t priced that yet. The third and probably most expensive option is to buy new stools (30 pounds each) and then get a new headboard eventually if we don’t like the shelf idea (about 300 pounds). I also like the idea of having hanging lights to either side of the bed rather than a pendant light, so that may cost money too. Something like two Mingus P1 Small Pendant Lamp. All together, with these improvements, the room should then be transformed!
For now, this is the budget: Budget £556 or £676
- Paint (£18) (if I go the Dulux route) plus tape plus brush/roller (£20)
- 2 new lights (£358)
- Electrician (£100)
- Two new stools (£60) or vitra (£180)