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So! I redecorated my room!

I decided on a graphic, high contrast design. I've wanted to do a room with really dark or black walks and figured this would be a good opportunity now that I have my own bedroom.








I'm pleased overall. I was concerned that it would feel extremely dark and depressing, cave like in a bad way. However, the room gets more light than I expected. I suspect the eggshell paint helps as well as the semi-gloss white trim. More reflection.

I think it still needs a little something, likely just more of the red color pop I chose. The propaganda poster prints help as does the little Jambox speaker. I'll likely be getting a set of red sheets too which will be nifty.

Great space.
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cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: March 11th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks great! How long did it take you??
abmann From: abmann Date: March 12th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
The walls took the afternoon. The trim and doors the rest of the work week, maybe 8 hours total. I still have some touch ups but I think the final tally would be around 20 hours of painting and detail.
darkskywatcher From: darkskywatcher Date: March 12th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Whatever i on your bed looks pretty cool, too...
abmann From: abmann Date: March 12th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Fix found that at Target about two years ago. Just a bedspread. :)
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: March 12th, 2012 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm amazed it's not too dark. As you say the reflective paint helps.

If you're going for red, how about painting the corners of the ceiling red, so you have red triangles, to try and pick out whatever else red you decide on.

Mirrors are the obvious thing for more/reflecting light, too.

Will you need to keep the lamps on too, during the day time?
abmann From: abmann Date: March 12th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I only turn on the light cluster after dusk then switch to an end table light when I get into bed. It's really bright most of the time, surprisingly so. The house next door is squat enough I can see plenty of sky which does it.

I've been on the lookout for a better mirror than the current. Most of them are too ornate and I prefer cleaner lines - the current one is almost too ornate for me.
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: March 12th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would totally paint the various door handles red.. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: March 12th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
alyska's husband can powder coat them red. This is a really interesting idea.
lipsoflove From: lipsoflove Date: March 16th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that steel bedframe.
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