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My boyfriend and I are moving into the upper bedroom of our new [old] farmhouse. It was built in 1858 so I definitely don't want the style to be too modern but I'm definitely looking to have a color punch that stands out. We were thinking maybe a sort of vibrant green but there will also be a light charcoal color in the room. Also, i'm having trouble deciding on how to finish the ceiling. It is almost an A-shape [with the slanted ceiling on the sides] so where to add color and still keep the space open is the problem. The floors will be a dark almost espresso color. [just throwing it in there] I LOVE the color of the Master bedroom in the 2009 hgtv dream home [Sherwin Williams - Inland].

I also was looking for some cool diy ideas for a headboard. A little rustic looking, maybe shabby chic?
thanks =)

Hi Kristen,

Vibrant green is a great choice.  It's earthy (a la farmhouse) and goes well with both espresso and light charcoal.  It will add a nice punch of color.  I'd pair it with a creamy white (as opposed to a crisp white).  

As for your ceiling, if you're dealing with open beams and/or board slats, I'd suggest painting only the uppermost area.  If your ceiling is finished in the "A" frame shape, you should carry the color down the walls.  

As for a headboard, you might consider softening the space with a fabric headboard hung floor to ceiling.  Using an off-white sheer fabric allows you to see the rusticity and also softens the space a bit.


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