Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue stand out while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.
The headboard is one of those features in the bedroom that makes a big impact and can often define the style statement in the remainder of the room. The headboard choices for a shabby chic bedroom are truly diverse and it is often reclaimed wooden paneling or an old shutter or barn door that seems to do the job!
The use of various shades of white also minimizes visual fragmentation in the room and it is a color that works beautifully with French country beach cottage chic or just cottage chic variants of the style. As a rule when in doubt turn to white in the shabby chic bedroom!
Unlike a real headboard designed for a bed your bookshelf doesn’t necessarily have to be the same height and width as one. In fact the taller and wider it is the more of a statement it will make! This first example from Domino is a short one but extends out about a foot from each side of the bed.
And instead of walls you can also turn to the headboard closet doors or even the bedside table for chalkboard beauty. Decor clad in chalkboard paint can be moved around to a different room if needed making them far more resourceful than those accent walls.
Pastel hues have gone on to rule the world of fashion and design in the last few years and here is your chance to try them out in the bedroom as well. Pastels and shabby chic go like hand in glove and it is an approach that never fails. Gentle pink watery yellows and elegantly cool greens help punctuate the antique decors and give them a colorful new lease on life.
We often hear homeowners complaining about adapting a new feature or trend as many are afraid that it simply might not work in their home. If the same is true for chalkboard walls in your bedroom then start off with less obvious and expensive alternatives before settling in on a final look.
Or instead of building the unit around the bed just pick up a couple of bookshelf units from IKEA and place your bed directly in front of them like this gorgeous example featured on Brit + Co which has a very strong library feel to it.