After comparing lots of almost-black paint swatches, I settled on Valspar's Locomotive and had it matched in Behr paint-and-primer. The bedding was another easy pick; I had been eyeing it for months at West Elm. I added in the same blinds I have in the rest of the house, and the nightstands are secondhand finds.
I kept the artwork in similar dark tones, and my dad helped me hang some paper lanterns I collected on sale (the bottom one lights up). I like the color combinations in this room and the fact that it's imperfect. I know I'll keep adjusting things, but the dark wall alone makes me happy. Images: Kim Rinehimer