Painting your master bedroom walls dark purple might seem a little scary, but these purple bedroom decorating ideas will put your mind at ease and show you how to create a room you’ll never want to leave.
It’s been a couple of weeks since the One Room Challenge ended and the last details of my purple master bedroom makeover are finally finished!
First a little background for anyone who doesn’t know…the One Room Challenge is a twice-a-year event put on by Linda of Calling It Home. Twenty featured designers and a whole bunch of guest designers makeover a room in only 6 weeks and post weekly updates on their progress.
This is the third year that I’ve been a part of it as a guest participant, and it’s definitely a great way to get motivated to re-decorate a room! (You can find all of my One Room Challenge makeovers HERE).
However, the 6 week timeline can be a bit of a challenge…and that was my problem this year. Some of my room fixtures and accessories didn’t arrive in time to make the final reveal. So now that they have arrived, I thought I would do a last Final Reveal, and share all of my purple bedroom decorating ideas!
In case you want to see the step by step progress and the original final reveal, you can find them here:
- Week 1 – Master Bedroom Makeover Inspiration (with black walls)
- Week 2 – The Purple Bedroom Design Plan
- Week 3 – Prepping and Painting Furniture
- Week 4 – Removing Carpet
- Week 5 – Laying Hardwood Floors
- Week 6 – The Original Master Bedroom Reveal (You’ll want to check this one out if you’re looking for a lot more pictures of my purple master bedroom).
How I Got To Dark Purple Bedroom Walls
Before we get started, can I just say that I am so glad I had a change of heart on the paint color?
My original idea was to do a very dramatic bedroom with black walls. And I still love the original inspiration pictures I found.
I was totally not expecting to go with purple. It’s one of those colors that I wanted in my bedroom when I was a kid, but I had never even thought of considering since then.
However, when I took out my Benjamin Moore paint deck and held up the colors beside my duvet, the “Shadow” purple paint chip was calling my name.So I went for it. And I’m so glad I did! I absolutely love my dark purple bedroom walls!
And now that I’ve gone there, painting my walls (and ceiling!) purple when I’m long past the kid stage…I thought I would share my purple bedroom ideas for adults!
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #1: Make A Special Entrance
Okay, let’s get on with the tour.
One of my favorite things in my new bedroom is a really small detail (and it isn’t really specific to having dark purple bedroom walls)…but sometimes it’s the small things that make the difference! I switched out the original builder-grade brass door knobs for glass ones.
Don’t be surprised if all of the door knobs in my house end up getting this mini makeover.
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #2: Hang A Stunning Light Fixture
It might be a little late, but I think it was worth the wait!
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #3: Use A Gold Ceiling Medallion
To give the light fixture some extra emphasis, I added a ceiling medallion*.
Painting it a metallic champagne color* helps it to fit in with the rest of the room decor.
I love the way it looks against the purple ceiling.
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Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #4: Install A Faux Fireplace
The faux fireplace was another element I didn’t know I wanted, but I totally love! Even though it’s only a fireplace mantel*, and not an actual fireplace, I think it makes the room feel special.
The mantel comes as unfinished wood, so it was one of the many things we had to paint to get this room ready.
The white background with gold details definitely shines against the purple walls.
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #5: Create A Reading Nook
Bookshelves with a love seat between them create a cozy reading area across from the bed.
And on a practical note, it also provides a place to put the extra cushions from the bed at night.
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #6: What To Hang Over The Bed?
The original version of this room had some round mirrors over the bed, which were left over from the room before the makeover.
They weren’t bad but I wanted something with a little more personality.
So when I saw these large gold metal flowers at TJ Maxx online*, I knew they would be the perfect thing.
Unfortunately, I didn’t see them until a few days before the end of the challenge, so they didn’t arrive in time for the original final reveal.
To be honest, I’m still waiting for another one of these big flowers to arrive. I think accessories like this usually look better in uneven numbers. So I will probably have to re-arrange them a bit once they are all here.
But I do love the way they look over the bed.
The gold of the flowers brings out the color of the mirror frames* behind the nightstands, and also looks great with the wallpaper.
Plus the shape of them ties in well with the duvet cover.
And they hold their own with the light fixture!
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #7: Brighten With White
I also used quite a bit of white in the room to prevent it from feeling too dark.
To be honest, the white wallpaper and bed frame* were already there before I started re-decorating this room.
But I still like them and they fit right in with the purple bedroom walls so they stayed.
Using the same color on the fireplace and the curtains helps to tie the whole room together.
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #8: Add Drama With Black
I painted all of the doors, windows and baseboards black, along with the shelves and settee across from the bed.
This was partly to make them match the trim in my master bathroom and partly because I love the look of black and purple together! It just adds a little drama to the room.
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #9: Use Lots Of Gold
In case you haven’t noticed, the metal I think works best with purple is gold.
So I used it liberally throughout my bedroom…on the ceiling medallion, the mirror frames, the fireplace details, the artwork, the accessories…you get the picture.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I happen to love decorating with gold anyway 🙂
Purple Bedroom Decorating Ideas #10: Add Pops Of Color
I love how the blue inside the shelves and the green on the settee add extra pops of color.
It ties into the colors on the duvet, and they are both part of whole house color scheme, so they provide continuity with the rest of the rooms in my house.
Here is the final color palette for my purple master bedroom makeover. If you’re wondering how I chose these colors, I used my 5 easy steps for picking room colors. It works every time!
Well, that’s it for my last and final bedroom makeover reveal. If you want even more details, check out the original master bedroom reveal.
Now it’s time for me to start planning the next room makeover!
Wall Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Shadow
Moulding and Door Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Onyx
Fireplace White Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Ivory White
White wallpaper (no longer available)