No, I’m not talking about Christian Grey, and although I am lusting over something grey, this post is all about grey palettes in the bedroom. Grey is one of those trendy colors that I honestly do not tire of. Most of our belongings are tan/beige and brown, and I’ve felt the need to cross over onto the cool side. However, it would require lots of redecoration (read: tons of wasted money). Luckily there aren’t any rules about having your whole house fall under the same family of hues.
B and I have been needing a new mattress for years now. Our mattress is only as old as our marriage, and despite what the experts say, five years is too soon for a mattress to give out. Who can buy a new mattress every five to seven years? We’ve had back aches for far longer than we can remember, but we haven’t had the luxury of buying a new one. I once even thought our box spring was to blame, bought plywood and replaced our boxspring with the wood on our platform bed. No relief came. I’d like to say that some bloggers can pitch big brands, but I hardly think this blog is big enough to merit a Tempur Pedic mattress. So for now, I’ll be saving my magic beans for a rainy day.
But mattresses aside, I’ve been wanting a brand new bedroom set. One of my dresser’s leg broke during our move to Savannah, and I’ve been using several hardcover books to keep it standing. (Just keeping it real, folks). I’m surprised it’s lasted two years. So my options are attempting to “shabby chic” our bedroom with occasional finds on Craigslist, or drop dough on a new bedroom set. Neither one sounds particularly appealing.
You may have noticed I starting a collection called Home // Grey Palettes on Pinterest, in addition to White Palettes. I’ve never been able to commit to color, but I always seem to be at home with neutrals. Since our bedroom needs a facelift, I thought I’d share with you some of my inspiration rooms. I can’t decide between a white, cream or grey upholstered headboard. But I do know I love light grey walls and silver sunburst mirrors.
Centsational Girl did a phenomenal job creating her own upholstered headboard and styling her master bedroom around it. (See how I made one here). I love that sunburst mirror above her headboard. Head on to her post to see her beautifully-arranged seating area in the bedroom.
I love the simplicity of this wingback headboard. The sliding barn doors complement the grey walls. The brass chandelier brings understated elegance, but the space above the headboard is naked.
I love the pattern of the fabric of the three Euro shams on the bed matching that of the bench. They’re a pleasant contrast to the dark grey upholstered headboard. I think the dark grey of the headboard is so elegant against the light walls. The roman shades finish off the room’s look.
While this is a gorgeous grey room, it’s a little too monochromatic for me. Still, I thought it would be nice to include it in this round up of grey master bedrooms. My husband’s tastes are a little more modern than mine, and this seems like something he’d love to have.
I am torn between these last two rooms. I love the cream tufted headboard (except the foot of the bed) against the light grey walls. However, I also really love the darker grey walls of the second room. The mustard yellow of the throw, a color that I would never pick out on my own, polishes off the room. This room has a unique layout with the windows and the curtain panels provide height and texture. I just absolutely love this room. This dark grey isn’t something I can do in our rental, but the headboard is.
Update: I’m in love with the last room the most. I just can’t get that bed out of my mind. I found out that the upholstered bed is called the Humphrey Bed by Williams Sonoma.