It’s room makeover time! We transform a blank canvas bedroom into a welcoming and cosy retreat to celebrate the Dulux 2022 Colour Forecast. Inspired by the calm ‘Restore’ colour palette we used ‘New Penny’ as the inspiration for this bedroom transformation. We haven’t done any renovations yet in our new timber cabin so we were excited to bring this room to life with colour. Go behind the scenes with us as we tackle this DIY Bedroom Makeover. If you want to recreate this look in your home, we’ve got you covered with a complete cheat sheet of all the products used to create this dreamy bedroom retreat.
When it came to selecting the colour for the walls I opted for New Penny in order to create a calm and restorative mood. I loved the warmth it brought to the walls and how it complemented the richness in the timber panelled ceiling. It helped to remove the once stark contrast between the walls and the ceiling which created a more inclusive and inviting space.
When it came to the enhancing the interiors of this bedroom I wanted to bring more texture and depth to the space. We built a panelled nib wall to serve as a bed head and practical ledge for lighting, storage and styling. This helped to add visual interest to quite a flat open wall and the texture of the Easycraft VJ100 panels on the nib wall served to complement the ceiling. The nib wall was finished with a solid piece of Tasmanian Oak from Bunnings sealed with Intergrain Ultraclear Satin, to again tie into the timber nature of the home.
The other key elements of this transformation were the lighting and window furnishings. The lighting was important as the room had little natural light due to small East and West facing windows so I embraced this by choosing to add multiple lighting points to create a warm and ambient mood. I chose the Nexus Wall Lights, Ollo Wall Light and the Easy Peasy Lamp from Lights Lights Lights.
The curtains served to open up the space. I did this by making these wider and taller than the window frames in order to enhance the scale of the room and mask some old, tired windows. I opted for the Satori Stonewash in Chalk for the Curtains and Venetians Blinds in Golden Oak from DIY Blinds.
Furniture pieces included Ambience Dresser and side tables from RJ Living, Kennedy Beckett Sofa Chair from GlobeWest, Sage and Flax Bedlinen from Milk & Sugar. See below for a full breakdown of everything we used and featured in this bedroom so you can get the look in your home.
Get Started | The Essentials
Get the Look | Decor
If you’re wanting to apply a colour from the Dulux Restore Palette in your home, these are my top tips to keep in mind.
- Embrace colour and don’t be afraid of it. The Restore feature colours are strong, yet soothing and provide the perfect base to easily complement with your desired furnishings.
- Simplicity is key. Keep your styling elements and decor to a minimum, allowing the colour space to breathe. Aim to complement, not compete.
- Layer textural elements to create an inviting interior. Choose objects and materials that have an organic, natural feel to them. A great way to do this is through linen bedlinen and curtains, woven rugs and upholstered furniture, or handmade ceramics and artwork.
Interior Design & Styling: Lucy Glade-Wright
Photography: Jonno Rodd