What was set to be a quick makeover became a six-month project!
When the Kelly family bought their 1911 villa, son Ruben’s attic-style room had a dark and closed-in effect. But what was set to be a quick makeover became a six-month project!
The skirting was replaced with a wider style and taupe sisal was laid on the floor. Then came sanding, priming and double-painting with Resene Periglacial Blue, which mum Kate Kelly had seen in a friend’s bedroom.
“I liked the neutrality of the colour,” Kate says. “In the future, the room could be equally good for any age, use or gender. The change in light quality was amazing and Ruben is very happy with his new ‘enlarged’ space!”
Resene Periglacial Blue has made Ruben’s room lighter and brighter, and it feels more spacious.
Tip: Children can be quite rough and tumble, so when painting their bedrooms, use a washable low-sheen finish, like Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel on walls, and a washable semi-gloss finish, like Resene Lustacryl waterborne enamel, on trims.
Tip: Hide awkward shapes in a room by painting them the same colour as the adjacent area or make a fun feature of them by using a bright colour.
Tip: Use a metallic finish such as Resene Enamacryl Metallic – metallic flakes make the room appear lighter by reflecting the light.
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