When we bought our house over a year ago, we knew we had our work cut out for us. Every room was a different color, there was different flooring all over the house & things just needed a good cleaning. It’s finally exciting to say that we have one room completely done (only took us a year!). The transformation of our primary bedroom is pretty dramatic….but it goes to show a fresh coat of paint, some new flooring & fun wallpaper make such a huge difference.
Our bedroom is on the smaller size so using a lighter paint color really brightened it up & made it seem a bit more spacious. Painting the inside of the skylight with the lighter color also helped. We used Sherman Williams paint color Gray Screen. It’s a calming blue/gray (my favorite). We painted all the trim in white to also help brighten up the space. We also replaced the carpet with a lighter gray carpet from Home Depot (they honestly have pretty decent, pet-friendly wall to wall carpet).
My favorite part of the room is the wallpaper. Love Vs Design reached out for a collaboration & it was the perfect finishing touch to the room. Love Vs Design sells peel & stick wallpaper & every pattern can be customized. You pick your favorite pattern & then you can pick whatever colors that work best for your project (they have a wide variety of colors to choose from). The peel & stick aspect is also pretty great- you can remove it easily if you get sick of it.
I also loved how you can order samples in your customized colors first before committing to an entire order. I hung our samples on the wall for at least a week before making a final decision. Seeing the wallpaper (and paint colors for that matter) in different lighting throughout the day is really important to do before making your final selection. The pattern we ended up choosing is Shibori Lines in colors: eggshell & regatta.
What I also liked about the Love Vs Design ordering process is that they explain exactly how to measure your walls & have a section on their site that converts your measurement into how many rolls of wallpaper you need. AND you can order your wallpaper to the exact height of your walls- which is extremely helpful during the installation process. Also, if you have a complicated pattern- each roll with be numbered so you know the correct order in which to install the wallpaper. That is a game changer right there.
I previously bought peel & stick wallpaper from Lowe’s for our powder room & it was not nearly as simple as Love Vs Design has made this whole process. I will say you need to buy a smoothing tool & craft knife for easy installation. There are some great videos & tips on how to install the peel & stick wallpaper on Love Vs Design’s site. And a major step that you should not skip- cleaning your walls beforehand with a mixture of rubbing alcohol & water. This ensures that the paper goes on smoothly & maximum adhesion is guaranteed.
Not pictured is our closet & two dressers in the space- because honestly I was too lazy to declutter those areas!
Thank you Love Vs Design for this fun collaboration!