How to create a concrete effect wall

Who doesn’t dream of a cool warehouse bedroom?  Whilst I am unable to give you the beautiful large windows (or the warehouse!) I can offer a few tips on how to achieve this relaxed and minimalist look.

You will need:

  • Two paints; a light putty grey shade and a darker grey
  • A good quality roller and tray

Instructions:

  • Start by applying a few coats of the lighter colour, when dried use a roller to apply a very light covering of the darker shade. If you are worried about pressing too hard then just build up several light layers and keep going until you have the desired effect.
  • Remember you can’t go wrong as if you feel it’s too dark, lightly roll over the dar with more white

Our soft and muted colour scheme combines pale pink, faded greys and mid-tone creams.  Natural materials are key and wooden floors are ideal for this look. The more texture the better as they sit beautifully against the concrete wall. The wooden stool is a good alternative to a bedside table and the pretty rattan basket can be used for storing magazines or throws.  Round rugs can help to make a scheme feel softer and in our case, the circular shape mirrors that of the basket and wooden stool.  We finished the look with a simple glass shade which contrasts nicely against the textured wall. The beautiful photography is by Jo Henderson.

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Homestyle bedroom, loft style bedrooms, warehouse bedroom, jo henderson, Homestyle magazine, neutral bedroom scheme, linen bedding

Homestyle bedroom, loft style bedrooms, warehouse bedroom, jo henderson, Homestyle magazine, neutral bedroom scheme, linen bedding

Eliza Bed, Button & Sprung / Flooring, Carpetright / Paint, Valspar / Glass pendant, basket and stool, Idyll Home / Rug, Graham & Green / Knit cushion, HOF / Pom Pom cushion, M&S / Herringbone throw, John Lewis / Frames, Ikea / Owl print, Tesco