Post # 1
DH bought our house before I lived with him. He really had no desire to decorate the house. Our house literally looked like a college house becuase it was so bare. He just has no interest in making it look better. So when I moved in I had soo many projects to conquer. I need advice on my bedroom. I know that the chest doesn’t match the bedspread so I am kind of at a loss. Any suggestions?
Sorry for the poor quality photos. They were taken by my phone:
now the room is incredibly small so I am afraid to put too much on the walls. I eventually want to put a few wedding pictures up but I haven’t gotten to it yet! I also want to put up some kind of curtain and/or shade
Thanks for any help you can offer!
Post # 3
Honestly, I think the wall color is too dark for a small room, it makes it look even smaller. It also seems like there is a lot of stuff on the dresser, might be too cluttered.
Post # 4
More pictures. I would hang a few pics of you and your DH (maybe you have an engagement photo you love?). I don’t think adding more pictures will make the room look small because you already have a large mirror. And I think curtains over the window would help a lot. I would do a lighter color to brighten the room. I honestly think you two have done a wonderful job so far, and everything in there looks like it matches (including the chest looking ok next to the bedspread). You clearly have a color scheme and it looks good. Changing out the rug for something lighter might help make the room feel a little bigger.
Post # 5
It’s a very masculine room with the dark colors (makes it look smaller) and heavy furniture. I also prefer white wood blinds to the pull down blinds.
With bedrooms I like to start off with finding something I LOVE. Like a new bedspread or new drapery fabric. And then you build from there. Like you’d paint the room to match the new bedspread. The very last things you buy are wall pictures and accesories because those are best if they match everything else in the room.
Post # 6
What are you open to changing? I don’t have a problem with the darker walls in a bedroom because it gives a romantic atmosphere. I would however repainty the trim as white is too high contrast with the wall color.
I would change either the bedding or the finish on the chest. They don’t go well together. I like the bedding but I would bring in a couple of pillows or a throw that ties in the wall color- you might have to move a couple of the existing pillows.
If you can’t change the finish on the chest can you move it elsewhere in the house? If you refinish the chest and want to keep it in the room, push it closer to the bed so it functions better as a bedside table and add a lamp.
I would get rid of the dresser scarf and all the little items on the dresser. If these are sentimental objects, group them on a tray or hide them all in a basket.
Get a larger area rug that the whole bed sits on, or at least place the current rug so it tucks under the near side of the bed and the chest sits on the rug.
Hang some floor length drapes if you need to keep the shade for room darkening, or replace it with a top down bottom up shade.
Post # 7
ohhh these are all good ideas. I also agree that the color is too dark for such a small room but it DH wanted a red wall. I know, weird lol.
@julies1949: I am very open to getting rid of the objects on the dresser. I might put the chest in my den for blankets. My mother bought me a beautiful pine chest when I was little that is still at her house. I think I’ll put it there. Once we buy new furniture I may reconsider the chest overall.
@PinkMagnolia: great point about the pictures.
thanks so much!
Post # 8
@MlleBrielle: That’s the trouble with comparing colors on a monitor. On my computer your wall looks plum colored.
Post # 9
Could you consider a red accent wall if you wanted to lighten up the space? I don’t necessarily mind the color either, but it looks kinda plum to me, too. 🙂
Post # 10
Yes I think the biggest problem with the room (not that it’s a bad room!) is that the wall color, bedspread and rug don’t coordinate at all. So if you like the red walls, get a matching bedspread or vice versa.
Post # 11
Would you consider moving the bed, so that the headboard is caddy corner, instead of pushed up against that wall? I would also move the chest to the foot of the bed, and add two small night stands, as well as curtains. If you are going to keep the chest, I would use a solid color comforter with some colorful throw pillows that tie it together, or if you are going to keep your comforter, I would switch out the chest.
Hope that helps! Good luck!
Post # 12
@Ms. Blue: I might try this tonight. The room is sooo tiny though. I have a feeling I wouldn’t be able to fit two small night stands. Definitely on the right side, but it might interfere with the dresser. This is our biggest bedroom in the house..sigh. i LOVE your idea of having a solid color bedspread with throw pillows. I might consider this. I need a spring/summer blanket, anyway!!
I really wanted a bedspread with some red in it but when it was time for registering I wasn’t crazy about any of the sets (i know it’s a crazy reason, but we’re on a budget!). I was just afraid of having too many dark colors in such a small room – hence the lighter bed spread and the cream colored runner and picture.
My poor photo quality sucks! Ha. The red is called cranberry – so it’s a deep red.
I love the suggestions. I really do. I appreciate the help!!