My last post was all about how I installed the shiplap wall in my master bedroom. Once that was done, I gave the whole room two coats of “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore in eggshell, mixed at Lowes in Sherwin Williams Ovation paint.
I was nervous to paint the entire room white at first. I had never painted a room white before, and I was scared it would feel cold and sterile, and that it would emphasize some of the emptiness on a couple of my walls. However, looking at it now I am so glad I went with white. Simply White is such a nice, warm white without being too yellow, and with just a hint of gray in certain light. It is such a perfect contrast between my dark furniture and blue accents in this room, don’t you think?
The white duvet and duvet cover are from Ikea, and the small throw pillow on the bed is actually an outdoor pillow from Target last season. All the furniture in this room is the Hemnes line from Ikea. I was originally thinking of upgrading the furniture, as this set is a bit banged up, but when going through old pictures a couple months ago I realized that this bed is the oldest piece of furniture my husband and I own. We’ve had it for over 9 years, and through every apartment and house we’ve lived in together. So, it’s become a bit sentimental to me now. Although I do think I’ll upgrade the nightstands eventually to some wider ones. Maybe these dressers?
The prints are some watercolor leaves digital prints I purchased from Flax and Fox on Etsy and had printed at Walgreens. They are simple and perfect! Besides blue, I love adding green to my rooms. It makes it feel fresh and it goes with everything.
You can see in the picture below how the color of the walls contrasts with the true white of the trim. It is just a bit creamier but it really warms up the space, I think.
My TV wall is a bit blank at the moment. I believe I’ll add something on top of the dresser underneath the television, though I’m not sure what yet. I can pretty much guarantee though that when I figure it out there will be a blog post about it, don’t you worry. The tree in the corner is from Ikea and the basket holding a pillow and throw blanket is a recent find from HomeGoods.
Overall I’m so happy with how the space turned out and happy that it’s done. It feels so fresh and bright now, and the shiplap wall creates a great focal point for the room. The only room left to paint now is the master bathroom, and the master retreat will be done! (For now…)