Choosing a colour scheme when decorating a room is the fun part of a room makeover. I will often be found buying up tester pots and painting chunks on walls in order to choose my favourite shade. This year it seems that although living coral is the Pantone colour of 2019 grey is still a popular option to use both on the walls and in accessories.
Grey is universal and complements so many other shades and colours that it is still the colour of choice for many. When we updated our living room we opted for grey sofas because the sofa is a huge expense. I knew that a change of soft furnishings could be done on a budget or to change in with the seasons yet the key stand out pieces we wanted grey.
Last year we updated Erin’s bedroom and I haven’t yet shared the changes that we made. We decided to upgrade her room and make it suitable for a tween and it will hopefully last until her teens. Gone are the hallmarks of a young child’s room, replaced with soft furnishings and storage solutions for a growing tween. We toyed with the idea of a double bed like her brother and sister have but decided for now to stick with a single.
The makeover included new units, carpet, painting the walls and all the soft furnishings including blinds and curtains. I opted for cream units and Erin is now the proud owner of the biggest triple wardrobe. I don’t want to be replacing furniture again so went for maximum storage that will see her through her teen years. We have the matching chest of drawers and two bedside units.
We spent a fair amount of time considering the colours and we choose ochre for the accessories which came from Dunelm. We bought cushions, lampshades plus a bed throw. Erin is really good at keeping her room tidy now that she has plenty of storage. We added curtains from Direct Blinds as they had a fab grey range. Ochre and grey go together really well and demonstrate why grey is the best interiors colour for 2019.
We have also been gifted two gorgeous grey trunks which are ideal for keeping books in. This is a modern twist on storage solutions and looks seriously on point. They have rose gold corners and again being grey they will transition into other rooms if Erin outgrows them.
Teen and tweens rooms need plenty of storage, they will have all their school books and resources plus toys and a never-ending amount of trainers if they are anything like my teens. Yet a room can easily be given a fresh look with new bedding if they change their mind about the style they want.
Where in your house do you use grey?