(Closed) Here’s the bedroom I want to copy…what furniture would look best?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

For what its worth, I actually think the bed frame is painted a deep ivory and then distressed. I don’t think it is natural wood at all.

I would do painted furniture in cream/ivory/off white to go with your bed frame.

Post # 5
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

If you all are crafty/ handy then I highly recommend this website


It has great ideas for things to make yourself and she had some pointers on distressing furniture. 

I agree that doing a light wood with ivory paint and distressing it with maybe some glazing would give you that sort of look. My mom did an old bedroom set that way and it came out grea.t 


Post # 6
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Looks like whitewashed pine to me, or oak.  Love it!

Very pretty and natural!

Take this photo in to an interior designer or to a furniture store and get their .02 on it! I can ask my sis (former designer) and other bff (who is one too).  

Post # 7
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree, I think this is whitewashed or pickled oak or pine. You can see a big knot on the bed post on the front right. It’s beautiful! I would definitely go with a white washed sort of look. I know you can get unstained furniture at a lot of stores (up here we have a chain called “Naked Furniture”) and stain it yourself at home. This may give you the look you want.

The rattan double seater at the foot of the bed is gorgeous. I bet you could find something similar in feeling at a thrift or antique shop. Reupholstering a seat is an easy DIY project or if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, you could probably get a recommendation for a seamstress from your local fabric shop.

I think what’s missing from this room are some really beautiful drapes. The vertical blinds are fine, but to up the elegance I would add in some drapery in a really pretty spring green or a golden-y brown (lighter tone, not dark).

Post # 9
640 posts
Busy bee

@JeniRae, I was about to start looking for that bed to suggest! 

@Lees4308, you could just get knobs to add to the top 4 corners of the IKEA bed to make it more like your picture. Then just paint your walls pale yellow, frame the windows in white, white blinds & white accessories! 

Post # 10
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The spindals at the top make me think it’s ivory as well.  We have been looking at white and espresso beds as well and we found a few at Value City Furniture that we liked…


They might be a little more white that what you are looking for.  But good luck!

Post # 12
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here’s how I tell my clients to think of their home: There are levels of privacy. Generally the first floor is your first zone, very public. This is where you entertain family and friends. Next you have your guest room and (if your further along in life) the kids rooms. This is a semi-public zone, guests have to be invited in. Last is your totally private zone, your master bedroom and bath. Chances are it’s just the residents of the house who will be entering this.

So yes, you can have two totally different looks/feels between your livingroom and bedroom. A) Because it’s your house. It’s not like you want a gothic dungeon bedroom that would make most people think “What the heck?!” and B) Because 99.9% of the people who visit your home are never going to come up here.

I’m a strong believer in the fact that it’s your house, do what you want! It may not be the traditional mindset for an interior designer, but I would never let one of my clients live in a space they didn’t love or feel comfortable in. You should love each and every room, and enjoy spending time there. Your bedroom is your oasis, go nuts!

Post # 13
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i absolutely LLOOOVVEE the white/offwhite… and my fave color is (pale) yellow… such a happy color! have fun with the decorating!

Post # 14
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House

I would definitely keep it light. So pretty!

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