MAKE IT OVER

Learn how to pack big style into a small space.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY CARLY EVANS PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY BRET GUM STYLING BY JICKIE TOR­RES

Deep navy walls, vi­brant pink pat­terns and bold shapes?

There’s a lot about this small bed­room makeover that de­fies the so-called rules of de­sign. But when Jodi Dav­i­son set out to re­dec­o­rate her daugh­ter’s room, the pre­vail­ing spirit was go big or go home. Here’s what works and why.

COLOR

As these sap­phire-toned walls sug­gest, take the plunge and paint that bold color you have al­ways wanted! When paired with lighter colors like pink and white, the deep blue doesn’t drown the room with its dark tone. Rather it makes the space feel like a jewel box. Find­ing the right bal­ance is the key to mak­ing those bold choices. Jodi cre­ated a lovely con­trast with the bright white pat­terns of the head­board and light­ing. Use a bold­pat­terned fab­ric like Jodi did with the bed­ding to help you find colors that work well.

PAT­TERN

A geo­met­ric de­sign in the bed­ding cre­ates a strik­ing vis­ual break that con­trasts with the solid color of the wall. As cen­tral pieces of the bed­room, the beds are great places for a vi­brant pat­tern. The va­ri­ety of pat­terns makes this room ex­cit­ing, as well as the co­he­sive scheme that uni­fies the pieces.

STATE­MENT PIECES

To drive the look home, Jodi opted for two state­ment-mak­ing el­e­ments to fin­ish off the space and be­come the fo­cal points of the room. The white pea­cock head­boards pop against the deep blue, a perfect bit of mod­ern feminine style. And the lacy pen­dant light adds a fun, light­hearted and fresh sig­na­ture touch.

As cen­tral pieces of the

bed­room, the beds are great places for

a strik­ing pat­tern.

Sea­horse head­board, $498. (866) 597-2742 or ser­e­naan­dlily.com.

Navy flo­ral cot­ton poplin fab­ric, 100% cot­ton—fat quar­ter, $2.23. Visit love­fabri­cire­land.etsy.com.

1-gal. #S-H-590 Sail­boat paint, $30.97. (800) 466-3337 or home­de­pot.com.

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