You’ll Never Believe This Dreamy Pastel Bedroom Is A Rental!
With popcorn ceilings, dated carpets and drab lighting, rental living can be less than ideal. But interior stylist and blogger Sarah Gunn proves that with the right decorating decisions, you can revamp your rental home into a vibrant and personality-filled space. In just six weeks, she completely transformed her master bedroom into a covetable hideaway.
With soft blue and blush tones, bold patterns and nautical artwork, the room feels like a bright, beachy escape. “I’m forever inspired by my childhood in Nova Scotia,” says Sarah. “There is just something about being by the ocean that inspires true happiness, peace and calm.”
Scroll down to see inside this dreamy pastel bedroom.
An indigo ikat quilt commands attention without taking away from the simple beauty of the velvet blush pillow and tufted bench. The sculptural light fixture adds architectural interest to the room.
Sarah added a coat of blue-lavender chalk paint to an old turquoise side table, which gives the piece new life. Stacks of books and gilded accessories feel collected, not cluttered.
“I really think that window treatments are one of the most important elements in any room,” says Sarah. In this cozy corner, striped curtains made of Annie Sloan’s ticking fabric nod to the room’s nautical theme.
A blush armoire, pitcher of wax flowers and framed oceanic photograph strikes the perfect balance between vintage charm and modern femininity.
The basic white dresser is upgraded with antique-inspired drawer pulls, which ties in the old world elegance of the Parisian photo hanging above.
A caned chair brings the laid-back, seaside vibe to the city.
Sarah took her walk-in closet from cluttered to covetable with a set of Ikea Pax wardrobes. A fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Intuition (CSP-610) provides the perfect canvas for her collection of colorful clothes.
“I love that the new closet now has space to store and display my favorite things, while hiding off-season clothes in drawers,” says Sarah.
A vignette of old-fashioned perfume bottles, travel snaps and intricate ceramics prove that pretty belongs in every nook.
For the finishing touch to this dream closet, Sarah wrapped the walls in a soft marble wallpaper, which adds subtle movement to the small space.