An easy way to transform a room

August 12, 2014

pim_bed_2We’re back from France, and we found our house renovation next door in full swing. Once again, I’m thinking of tiles patterns, paint colours, concrete floors and curtains. I even wake up in the middle of the night, trying to solve the most unimportant little design questions imaginable. Crazy! (And annoying!)


One of the things that came to mind in my nightly brainstorms, is that I should most definitely use the painted rectangle idea again. A few years ago, to define Pim’s part of the room he currently shares with his big sister Sara, we painted a blue rectangle above his bed. It was really quick and easy to do, and it had such a cool effect. This is how we did it:

We chose a paint colour from the local DIY store, and bought enough paint to cover about 2 m² of wall. With (painters) masking tape and a level, we defined a rectangle above Pim’s bed, approximately 2 meters wide and 1 meter tall. With a paint roller, we painted the rectangle (in our case, two layers of paint were enough). After about half an hour (before the paint dried out too much), we carefully removed the tape. The next day, when the paint was totally dry, we hung the Ferm Living houses on the square, the work light and the knitted garland from Oeuf. I’m still so pleased with how it turned out!

Our children will once again still be sharing rooms in the new house, but this time, Casper will move in with Pim, and Ava with Sara. So I’ll have a boys bedroom and a girls bedroom to decorate. Fun!

xxx Esther


Comments (9)

August 12, 2014

I love that rectangle idea because it draws your eye upwards without being an overwhelming amount of color. And it acts as a frame for whatever you put on the wall. So nice!

August 13, 2014

Hi! I totally agree with the comment above! You just gave me an awesome idea for our living room. I really like that although the color is kind of dark, there is just enough of it that it doesn’t dull the area at all, looks stunning! 🙂

August 15, 2014

Great idea Esther, a really lovely way to zone a shared room, it looks great. x

August 15, 2014

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Laura M.
September 10, 2014

I really love the beautiful bedding. Where did you those printed sheets and duvet cover?


Esther in Amsterdam
September 10, 2014

Pim’s bedsheets are from Olli Ella, 🙂

January 22, 2015

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March 11, 2015

What a wonderful space! Could you please tell where Pim’s bedside light from? It is so cool! Thnx.

March 20, 2015

Hi! I was wondering where you hit those cute wall hangings. They are houses, correct?

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