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Grey bedroom, too much?

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Alex1984 Sat 04-Jan-14 16:06:54

Am a novice so please be gentle. We have just moved into a seventies built family home which doesn't need much structural work but needs a lot of cosmetic stuff doing! We have just bought a grey bed (my dh really wanted it so I relented) and are now considering this wallpaper:
To go behind the head board. I was then thinking white bedside tables and a cream carpet. Other walls would match the cream of the wallpaper. Would really appreciate your opinion on whether this would look ok or not and whether I should bring in a bright colour in the soft furnishings. Basically I think I am about to chicken out a paint the whole room magnolia (really want our house to have a homely feel unlike our last one which looked like it was a hotel as totally white with same curtains in every room).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

kukeslala Sat 04-Jan-14 17:01:31

Na go for it!
I would also add splashes of a bright colour with a few things, and then if bored could cheapish/easish update the feel!

(but 2 of my walls in bedroom are grey so may be a little biased).

RobinSparkles Sat 04-Jan-14 17:04:00

I think it sounds nice. I like that wallpaper!

Alex1984 Sat 04-Jan-14 17:07:25

Thank you for your comments. Any advice on what colour kukeslala?

Sunshineonsea Sat 04-Jan-14 17:09:30

I have grey in my bedroom as well, works really well with purple
I currently have deep purple and lime green but just cushions and candles so it's easy to change it

Sunshineonsea Sat 04-Jan-14 17:11:23

I can't see the link but it sounds lovely

Alex1984 Sat 04-Jan-14 17:12:25

So you wouldn't go for colour on the curtains? Thanks this is so helpful.

Sunshineonsea Sat 04-Jan-14 17:13:48

These are in the next catalogue if you need a bit of inspiration

Alex1984 Sat 04-Jan-14 17:14:07

I just don't want to mess it up!!

kukeslala Sat 04-Jan-14 17:35:04

Same as sunshine I have purple (deep).

Alex1984 Sat 04-Jan-14 17:40:43

I never would have considered that but it sounds so luxurious! Thanks. Do you have purple or purple and grey curtains?

InsertUsernameHere Sat 04-Jan-14 18:28:56

I quite like bright green with grey - think moss on a slate roof.

Sunshineonsea Sat 04-Jan-14 20:04:21

I have purple curtains but have seen a few luxurious looking sets in metallic grey so am considering changing them

RawCoconutMacaroon Sat 04-Jan-14 20:12:44

We've just done teen DS bedroom as a proper adult room - bare varnished floor with a traditional rug (fairly blue but with red bits in the design), white metal bed (ikea) white furniture, pale gray walls with darker grey woodwork, grey/silver duvet with red sheets, and a couple of other red accents in the room. No curtains yet!
Looks great. I think pp are right - bright green and purples will also go well with greys.

BrownSauceSandwich Sun 05-Jan-14 14:24:24

I'd go for grey curtains, but bed linen in purple/fuchsia/orange, and a picture echoing the bright colours above the bed.

Alex1984 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:15:00

Brilliant. Thanks so much. Am feeling more confident now! If you are having ceiling skimmed and down lights which should you do first? Thanks again!

MillyMollyMama Sun 05-Jan-14 23:14:51

Ceiling skim first, then holes cut for lights. You cannot skim around lights in situ.

We have a grey bedroom. It is painted Cornforth White from Farrow and Ball but we have a Wimborne white ceiling and window frames. The built in wardrobes are Pointing, a soft white, also F and B. We have a luxurious pale grey wool carpet with a dark grey velvet bed. The window blinds are a grey ikat fabric from Clarke and Clarke. I will be getting a long stool covered in a pale pink and grey cut velvet called Nabucco from Designers Guild. I am picking the pink theme up with cushions and a throw. I am not a big fan of purple and grey and I think pale pink, coral or citrus/lime colours work best. There are some glorious grey bedrooms on the Houzz website.

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