Post # 1
In my poor paint edit of this picture. I plan on putting a set of frames above the bed with b/w prints. Would you do white or black (or brown) frames with white mat? The lamps are also photoshopped in. What else would you do to this room to give it some life?
Post your bedroom pics too if you got them!
Post # 3
I think I would do brown frames with the pictures, preferably in a brown that matched your furniture. A colourful bedspread would be a good idea too, and perhaps a bench/ottoman/storage that is the same width as the bed. I would also get the chair reupholstered 🙂
Post # 4
I like the version on the left better. I like the contract with the dark frames and the white mat.
I disagree with getting a colorful bedspread. I like that the bedspread is white. It gives the room a clean, modern, hotel-room feel that any buyer could picture moving their furniture into. I wouldn’t complicate it with too many new patterns or colors.
I also disagree with reupholstering the chair. It’s a good color/pattern for the room and the extra expense won’t really be worth it.
I actually think with the minor changes you’re describing (pictures over bed, lamps), you have a home run!
What does the other side of the room look like?
Post # 5
@CanAmBride: Oh I didn’t realise OP was selling too, I just thought she wanted to just spruce up her bedroom
Post # 6
@CanAmBride: Here’s the other side. The room is just a blank slate.
The duvet cover is actually a blueish lavender. It’s CK bamboo flowers. This is the stock picture.
I’m open to changing it, but I’ve loved it for years and would really like to try to make the room work with it. We just got that dresser, and we’ve thought about moving it to in between the door, but that would cover the central vac access, so I’m not sure about doing that yet. The curatins are a dark dark blue with a small grey wave on it – I’m open to changing that. The chair will not be reupolstered just yet… it was a wedding gift from a good friend (that I happened to pick out) so I want to leave it as us for a bit. I think that the ottoman just fades into the bed and want to reupoolster that, but is the size really too small?
Post # 7
I’m not selling. I just painted the room and finally got a dresser after 2 years in the house, so I’m finally getting around to really decorating.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I like the photo frame set on the right better! I also think the ottoman seems out of place/ too small there. I would also move that dresser or something in between those doors. It looks super lonely & awkward empty there! Otherwise, overall, I really like your house from what you’ve posted ..I hope that doesn’t sound too creepy haha.
Post # 9
Ok, the colour of the bedspread is brighter than I thought from the original picture, I think a longer ottoman would look good in the space, on a different rug of course 🙂
I think that the wall is such a strong shade that the bedspread and chair seem a bit pale in comparison, although I love the shade of that it doesn’t go as well with the chair and bedspread. Perhaps a different colour for the walls?
Post # 10
@Jacqui90: LOL. I just painted that room for a second time in 2 years cause I hated the last color against the wood trim. (Painting the trim is not an option right now) This was the old color. Please dont tell me the old one was better.
Post # 11
Are you selling or renovating?
If selling, I think the lamps and with brown frames will be just enough decor – you want to keep it very neutral for buyers to imagine their things in the room, and as long as your stuff is clean and clutter free (which it certainly looks like from here), theres not a lot of benefit to spending a lot of money.
If you’re renovating, I would put reclaimed wood beams on your celing, like this:
(well, not exactly like this, but you get the idea)
but thats just because I’ve always wanted a cathedral ceilinged bedroom so I could do that 😉
Post # 12
@pinkshoes: I think the bedspread would fade into the old colour. Hmm, what are you open to changing?
Post # 13
I like the darker frames too, but instead of table lamps, I’d opt for wall lamps/sconces…much better for reading in bed and they would free up the tables for a clock,framed pictures, vase of flowers,etc.
I’d also center the chest of drawers between the doors but leave it far enough away to reach the vac. It kind of looks awkward over in the corner…but could look better if you angled it if there’s enough room. You could then put a floor lamp behind it to give the space some light (or even a can light on the floor behind it that would cast light upwards to illuminate the corner.
Where’s the nine million pillows on your bed?! If you have the matching shams to the bedding, you can prop them up against the headboard and pick up a few in some nice colors to add some color too.
The size of the ottoman is fine, but grab a colorful throw and drape it across it for some color. The rug is too small for the size of the bed, so could you use it elsewhere?
Post # 14
I like the pop of white or off white frames against the dark wall. I typically would say dark but I like the white contrast.
On that blank wall how about a big mirror either hanging or a long one leaned against wall. I know you love that duvet cover but that’s where I think it’s a little off. A greet comforter set would pull all of your colors together. Try King Linen.com. They have awesome prices and beautiful sets.
Post # 15
@BartenderPlease: Renovating. We just bought 2 years ago, and finally getting around to doing something to the room.
@Jacqui90: I’m up for changing curtain, rug, ottoman, maybe the duvet cover if there was another that works better that I love. The dresser and nightstands are brand new and we built the bed, so those are staying.
Post # 16
My only advice is laminate flooring…..only because I can’t stand carpet lol.
if you’re open to laminate flooring the white would look nice and contrast all the wood.