(Closed) NWR… Home decor etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s your own house, do what you want.  It certainly isn’t a matter of etiquette.

A warm/cold colour scheme right beside eachother might look a little strange, but if you like it, why not?  Unless your bathroom door doesn’t close or something, they can be treated as two separate rooms easily enough.

Post # 4
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Unless the rooms are open to each other (like the PP mentioned), they are separate spaces and don’t necessarily need to “flow” if you don’t want them to. 

I personally like neutral or subdued colors in the common spaces of the home, like taupes and soft greens for hallways, living rooms, etc. For a more personal space, like a bedroom or master bath, I like to have fun with color. My bedroom and upstairs bath are different shades of purple. I think the gray and yellow combo would look really nice in a bathroom. 

Post # 5
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I myself prefer to have the entire house cohesive and the rooms have complementary colors, but you can do whatever makes you happy.

Post # 6
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you can paint it whatever color you want.  Just know that when you resell neutral colors tend to not scare people off.  I say paint it however you want if you’re planning to stay.  Heck, even if you aren’t….you can always change it again 🙂

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think it’s fine. If I was a buyer looking at your home later it wouldn’t bother me too much, although I prefer the entire house to follow a similar decor scheme but that’s just me! It’s only paint and can be changed easily. 

Post # 8
1030 posts
Bumble bee

The colours of my rooms ‘flow’ into one another.

My livingroom has brown furniture and white walls with splashes of colour everywhere and then this changes slightly into the hall where the walls are still white, but the furniture is an eggplant-purple.

Then my bedroom is white walls again, but with blue and black accents and it works PERFECTLY! Fi’s music studio is all grey, black and blue, too and that works really well.

I think it’s because is still has the same ‘style’, just the colours are different, and the purple in the hall helps ease the transition from brown to black. and the same colour walls definitely help, too.

Post # 9
9673 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I prefer the colors of rooms with the vicinity of each other to flow/compliment each other.  But that means you can still do neutrals, darks, bolds in different rooms as long as they go together/compliment.  I think you can get away more with changing the style/color in a bedroom or bathroom.

But I think you can do what you want.

Post # 10
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mother used to always say that one of the colors should be the same as one of the colors in the adjacent room.  For example:  


Maroon, SAGE and white in one room

SAGE, TAN and brown in the next room

TAN, black and white in the next room and so on…


but, this was my old school mom, so take it with a grain of salt!  haha!

Post # 11
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

my living area and master bath are painted in pale yellow, kitchen in bright yellow ( i have an open floor plan) but my master bedroom is painted grey, with a brown and grey stencled accent wall. Do what you like! It is your house 🙂

Post # 12
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

do whatevet you want 🙂 a bathroom feature will be lovely. i have tan walls throughout the house, purple/plum feature in the lounge, chovolate feature in bedroom two, and like a teal colour feature in bedroom one. Our skirting boards are white as are our door frames which some think is weird having them lighter then the walls, but it looks amazing and a coat of pain, new appliances in the kitchen, painting the kitchen cupboards cvost around $4k but increased the value of our house by 15. Its your house, go for it and dont look back .

p.s i only fginished painting last night at 1am, so def know what your going through.

Zgood luck and have fun )

oh and when i was a teen, my mum had tan walls on every room, asnd then vis

itors would open my room and be greated with lime green, purple and a touch of aqua and black!!

Post # 13
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m planning on painting a gray with a hint of brown in it to soften the color.

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