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Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Color in a Small Space
If there’s anything this jewel box of a bedroom teaches you, it’s to be bold!
Deep navy walls, vibrant pink patterns and bold shapes? There’s a lot about this small bedroom makeover that defies the so-called rules of design. But when Jodi Davison set out to redecorate her daughter’s room, the prevailing spirit was go big or go home. Here’s how she made bold walls in a bedroom work: Color... Keep Scrolling
Written by Carly Evans
Photography by Bret Gum
Styling by Jickie Torres

Deep navy walls, vibrant pink patterns and bold shapes? There’s a lot about this small bedroom makeover that defies the so-called rules of design. But when Jodi Davison set out to redecorate her daughter’s room, the prevailing spirit was go big or go home. Here’s how she made bold walls in a bedroom work:

Color

As these sapphire-toned walls suggest, take the plunge and paint that bold color you have always wanted! When paired with lighter colors like pink and white, the deep blue doesn’t drown the room with its dark tone. Rather it makes the space feel like a jewel box. Finding the right balance is the key to making those bold choices. Jodi created a lovely contrast with the bright white patterns of the headboard and lighting. Use a bold-patterned fabric like Jodi did with the bedding to help you find colors that work well.

simple white bulletin board against dark color wall
A white bulletin board breaks up the color on this wall.

Pattern

A geometric design in the bedding creates a striking visual break that contrasts with the solid color of the wall. As central pieces of the bedroom, the beds are great places for a vibrant pattern. The variety of patterns makes this room exciting, as well as the cohesive scheme that unifies the pieces.

Elegant Headboard with bold color
The deep navy enhances the ornate design of this headboard even more.

Statement Pieces

To drive the look home, Jodi opted for two statement-making elements to finish off the space and become the focal points of the room. The white peacock headboards pop against the deep blue, a perfect bit of modern feminine style. And the lacy pendant light adds a fun, lighthearted and fresh signature touch.

Get This Look

Floral pattern fabric to go on bulletin board
Navy floral cotton poplin fabric, dressmaking and quilting fabric, 100% cotton—fat quarter, $2.23. Visit lovefabricireland.etsy.com.
Behr paint from the home depot in the color sailboat
1-gal. #S-H-590 Sailboat paint, $30.97. Visit homedepot.com.
Elegant and white seahorse style headboard
Elegant white seahorse headboard. Visit serenaandlily.com.

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