Spare Room Plans


One of my favorite things when I start a new room is to make a "mood board" .  I love pulling together different fabrics, finishes and paint colors to create a cohesive room.  It's amazing to see how switching out a rug or a piece of artwork could totally change the direction and feeling of a room. Doing a mood board before I start a project helps me create a visual map of how I want the room to look and feel.  

When I found this amazing queen bed at the thrift store, I couldn't wait to start planning for the design in our spare room.  This room which has received no love in our nine months at Chaney, despite quite a few overnight guests.

While I'm committed to going dark on the walls to contrast with the light wood of the bed, I'm a little nervous to go to this dark slate color.  I went dark in the dining room, and it is my favorite room in the house, so I know it can work.  At the end of the day, it's just paint. Laying out a design board ahead of times definitely helps me feel more confident in the choice.

I can't wait to get started on the room (and convincing Josh that a pink rug is a good idea).  Has anyone reading ever painted a bedroom this dark? Any tips?