Bedroom Refresh – A Grey Mid-Century Modern Space

Grey Floral Wallpaper
I’ve shared my bedroom on here many times before, and really, there was nothing I disliked about it. The shape is a little awkward (although there’s naff all I can do about that!) and although the wallpaper was something I wanted to remove when we first moved in, it grew on me and we created a really relaxing space in there.

That said, like the majority of us interior obsessives, there’s only a matter of time before we get that itch to start changing things again. Being completely honest, it was something we’d have left as it was for a lot longer if the lovely folks from Little Greene hadn’t got in touch, asking if we’d like to try something out from their new Archive Trails II collection
I decided now would be the perfect time to create the grey bedroom I had planned for the future (I’m pretty sure my entire home will be grey, soon enough), so I opted for the Wrest Trail wallpaper in Lead for the feature wall, and French Grey Mid paint for the rest of the room.
Grey Floral Bedroom
Mid Century Modern Bedroom
Little Greene Archive Trails II
I spent most of last Saturday painting the room; the majority of it only needed one coat, but there was plenty to do the three walls in two coats, so I did another to make sure I hadn’t missed any white patches. Kane stripped the wallpaper on the following Monday and got the new one up in a couple hours. I don’t know much about wallpaper, but he was impressed by the quality of it.
I am so in love with the wallpaper; it’s such a beautiful pattern that’s just the right mix of striking and simple, perfect for a bedroom space like this. Little Greene do suggest paint colours to match the wallpaper you buy, although I did have a look through myself and I adore the shade of grey I picked, the tone is just lovely and so calming.
Grey Bedroom
Little Greene Archive Trails II
Mid Century Dressing Table
Little Greene Archive Trails II

We have a little rearrange of the room too; I put my desk in here and attached the mirror (it is actually meant to be a dressing table), and got rid of the ugly white storage that all my skincare and make-up was in, which constantly looked like a mess. We also made a couple changes with the artwork, and got some new pink bedding.

I spent the first night after we decorated feeling like it wasn’t actually my bedroom, like we were living in a hotel. But after it’s been styled and I’ve put all my bits and pieces everywhere, I am absolutely in love.
What do you think of our new grey bedroom?
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10 Comments

  1. February 25, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I am a big fan of Little Greene wallpapers and love the new archive trail papers and especially how you combined grey and blush in this room. Would love to see some FRENCH LINEN bedsheets/duvet (Soak & Sleep have a great collection) and maybe even something with a bit of lace. It's romantic but not too feminine. Great all round design for a bedroom.

  2. February 25, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    A lovely fresh room to wake up to, and I bet it's really cosy at night too.

  3. February 25, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    “Interior Obsessives” is the perfect description for us! Your room looks like a calm, restorative space. The wallpaper is very pretty!

  4. February 25, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I love it! I've really taken inspiration from this post as it's the sort of look I'm going for when I finally redecorate. It's a long time in the making but I'm determined to make it happen!

  5. February 25, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Oh I love this, it's so peaceful and calming! I'd love to wallpaper in our home but I've never done it before so am a bit nervous x

  6. February 25, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    Looks really lovely. The wallpaper makes an understated statement if that makes sense. Love the colours you've chosen too. Looks like a lovely relaxing space.

  7. February 26, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    The wallpaper is lovely and the colour choices are a great update.

  8. February 26, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Lets talk about your besutifil dressing table – its a wolr of art xc

  9. February 28, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Lovely room and beautiful photography. I do love Little Greene's paint collection but have never used their papers so far. might take another look.

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