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3 Families Reveal Their Dream Room Makeovers

Want to know the key to an easy room update? Color and light!


All it takes to update a room is a new paint color and a set of blinds! Olympic® Paint and Bali® Blinds & Shades have worked together as the Dream Room Dream Team to make it simpler than ever for you to bring your own dream room to life. Our partner Kim Vargo, the creative mind behind The Yellow Brick Home blog took on three room makeovers to prove that when you nail color and light, it can dramatically transform a space.

The best part? We want to lend an extra hand by giving away a dream room makeover! Through November 15, you can enter to win up to $2,200 in paint and window treatment products to make over a space in your home. If you’re wondering just how big of a difference those two things can make, let’s dive into the story of our three inspiring rooms makeovers.

Go to Gray

A room with large bay windows is a great asset to have in a home. The walls in homeowners Pete and Rachael’s front room were an off-yellow, a paint color they initially chose to warm up the room. They were never fully satisfied with their choice of color. Kim aimed to add privacy with sheer shades and modernize the feel of the room with a more trendy gray hue. Kim helped the homeowners choose the perfect hue by painting large color swatches on foam board.



The clear paint color choice was Olympic’s Intuitive, a medium warm gray that gave them the cozy feeling they were looking for all along.

Let in Light

Dave and Carmen’s bedroom was painted a deep, cool gray before they moved into their home. Between the dark paint color, heavy wood furniture, and espresso wood floors, the entire room felt weighed down.



Painting the room in Delicate White, created a staggering transformation taking advantage of all the light coming into the room. The neutral wall color was balanced with a fun patterned blind adding in interest to the space.

Add Color for Personality

Joe and Meg’s bedroom had been painted a contractor’s beige and the windows were outfitted with mini blinds. They were ready to go bold with the walls, choosing Olympic's emerald paint color Midnight Clover



The results speak for themselves! The bold wall color choice is balanced with the neutral blinds allowing plenty of light into the space. They left a nook space in their wall a bright white, which turned into the sweetest little dog bed area for their pup, Jack. The deep green of the walls against the glossy white trim is dramatic yet sophisticated, and the natural shades feel casual and welcoming.

Tackle Your Dream Room Makeover

Stop by at your local Lowe’s Home Improvement to start your own journey to create your dream room in three simple steps. Start with a color palette, choose fresh window treatments, and roll up your sleeves to polish your room into a space your family will enjoy for years to come.

If you’re feeling inspired, enter the Dream Room Dream Team Sweepstakes for a chance to transform a room of your own! Entries will be accepted through November 15. 

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