Bedroom Update: Ombre Walls!

I’m really into the ombre trend right now and loved the idea of applying that to home decor.  My husband doesn’t care what I do to the house so long as I don’t overuse pink (got into a little trouble with that a few years ago when I accidentally turned our apartment into the Barbie dream home), so I went for a beachy ombre update for the bedroom.

I’m very happy with it and would definitely do this project again (maybe an accent wall in the bathroom?). This was definitely a learning process for me, but it was worth it!

You can create this look with any three colors in a paint swatch. The colors being in the same family will help you to blend it all together with a nice gradient. First, paint your whole wall your lightest color and let that dry.

You can create this look with any three colors in a paint swatch. The colors being in the same family will help you to blend it all together with a nice gradient. First, paint your whole wall your lightest color and let that dry.

Now tape off the bottom of your wall and paint that section your darkest shade and let that dry.

Now tape off the bottom of your wall and paint that section your darkest shade and let that dry.

Next, tape off the middle section of the wall and paint your middle shade. (I actually peeled off the tape that was used for the bottom color and moved it down slightly, so that I wouldn't have any space between the middle and darkest shade).

Next, tape off the middle section of the wall and paint your middle shade. (I actually peeled off the tape that was used for the bottom color and moved it down slightly, so that I wouldn’t have any space between the middle and darkest shade).

When you peel off the tape, you're left with this cool color block.

When you peel off the tape, you’re left with this cool color block.

With your middle shade of paint still wet and all of your tape peeled off, take a small brush dipped in your middle color and draw a squiggly line where your color block lines meet on the top and bottom. You'll be using this to blend your middle color into your first and third colors, the lightest and darkest colors.

With your middle shade of paint still wet and all of your tape peeled off, take a small brush dipped in your middle color and draw a squiggly line where your color block lines meet on the top and bottom. You’ll be using this to blend your middle color into your first and third colors, the lightest and darkest colors.

Finally, take a dry brush and blend the middle color into your first and third colors until you have a nice gradient.

Finally, take a dry brush and blend the middle color into your first and third colors until you have a nice gradient.

 

OK, so this is maybe a little bit corny, but I can't help loving this. The church by Cross Your Heart Designs of Pace, FL was given to us as a wedding gift and the train depot photography was done by Wellspring Images. I picked up the sign from Old Time Pottery, put all of these elements together and  BOOM: a wall of love sure to nauseate anyone! I really like the  black and white against the ombre walls here.

OK, so this is maybe a little bit corny, but I can’t help loving this. The church by Cross Your Heart Designs of Pace, FL was given to us as a wedding gift and the train depot photography was done by Wellspring Images. I picked up the sign from Old Time Pottery, put all of these elements together and BOOM: a wall of love sure to nauseate anyone! I really like the black and white against the ombre walls here.

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