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Help me finish my bedroom

Dell123
7 years ago
I'd love ideas to help with soft furnishings, blinds/curtains, light fitting, lamps, something for above the bed etc. I have my bedframe on order (see pic) and will use some bedside tables from ikea until (see pic) until I can afford the ones that match the bed.
Currently there are plain cream blinds, however I took them down for painting and just haven't had a chance to put them back up, but I would like something that will go with the room better.
In the corner near the white door you can see in the second photo, I will probably put an upholstered chair, such as you can get from Fama.es.
Any ideas would be great :)

Comments (36)

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    Suzanne Powers
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago
    I really like the grey flooring, white and green color combination. These are great colors and it should be easy to find accessories and to work with.

    The windows are beautiful, they look like wood framing. I would want to show them off with a roman fabric shade on the smaller and not use long panels (it is what it is!). The big window I would probably use panels of the same fabric. I would avoid the metal blinds if possible.

    I would incorporate some of the white, grey, green along with the rust wood tone from the window frame into the room with accessories.

    I would be looking for bedding that will go with these colors since they are already in the room. The general rule is to spread main and accent colors throughout your space so it looks balanced.
    Dell123 thanked Suzanne Powers
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  • Dell123
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Thankyou for your comments. I like the idea of silver bases for the lamps, so that gives me something to focus my search on.

    Suzanne Powers, I'm not 100% sure what you mean by not using longer panels for the curtain (of the small window I presume?). The frames look like wood but are actually a material called PVC.

    I have also accidentally posted this thread twice so I apologise for that - the current broadband connection in my new house is not great and I thought it didn't work the first time.
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    Shoman interiors LLC.
    7 years ago
    What a fun color to play with. You picked the right colors to start with, so won't have problem finding accessories, artwork and area rug. Your comforter tells you what color accessories you need to pick. Since it is a bedroom, you could add some complementary warmer tones( red, orange etc..) to balance the room.
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    Suzanne Powers
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago
    I'm sorry Melissa for not being clear, yes a roman shade on the small window. You may or may not want to play up the PVC in the window frame but if it is not unattractive you may want to.

    Yes, silver bases on the lamps would integrate the grey tone in your rug into another area of your room and be a very nice detail.

    I missed the comforter, I thought it went under the bedspread. If it is the top layer then you would add the turquoise color to your accents.
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    JudyG Designs
    7 years ago
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  • Laurie
    7 years ago
    Sorry I cannot figure out how to post the pic here, but if you browse Houzz rooms, bedrooms, and look under benches, teal color, 2 will pop up. One is reasonably priced from Target.com, teal velvet. The other more modern but way too much money. I would think a colorful bench picking up your blue color would be nice and practical at the end of your white bed. Maybe some throw pillows in same color? As for windows, I agree about the white with maybe some color at the bottom, or if you wanted to go cozier in the room, there are some nice stripes in your colors in heftier fabrics. Whatever feel you are going for, you can do with the good foundation pieces you have so far! Love that green wall.
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    7 years ago
    I lied. :) Here is the Target bench, just for an idea for color.
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    7 years ago
    Or black in a flower shape to pick up the flowers in your bedding. :) Then you could do a black upholstered bench at the foot of your bed. Since it looks like there is some black in your bedding, that might be nice.
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    7 years ago
    Ok, last post, promise! Check these out, they are DIY using plain white panels and gluing black ribbon on. Something like this for your big windows and maybe a roller shade or soft roman with black ribbon ties?
  • Geneviève
    7 years ago
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    Its such a lovely green that you could have gone with it all the way
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  • Amy DaSilva
    7 years ago
    I LOVE the black and white bedding with the green walls Genevieve posted.
  • pcmom1
    7 years ago
    Yes, paint the entire room that beautiful green! And the picture above has convinced me to order a couple more curtain panels to make a matching bedskirt for my bedroom!
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    7 years ago
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  • remodelaundryroom
    7 years ago
    It is easy to make your own padded headboard . You need a frame and some way to drill holes in the plywood you get from Home depot. They will cut it to the dimensions you need. Look on line for instructions. You can easily make it tufted and make matching cornice boards!
  • Dell123
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone :) i think i am going to try grey blinds - i though someone had posted a pic of blinds but can't see it now? i like the idea of. Bench or blanket box at the end if the bed, however one thing inreallynlike about the bed i have picked is that it almost appears to be floating and i think something at the end will spoil this effect. I'm trying to search for things online but my internet is quite poor atm (waiting for a new cinnecrion), so as soon as it is fixed i can do some serious online window shopping and buying!
  • Lillian McCoy
    7 years ago
    Pure white wood work has always been one of my favored things ! Especially enamel. Back in the '50's there was an enamel called 'ducodulux', a hard white enamel. Oil based, now no longer available, I would imagine.
  • karenlovell
    7 years ago
    The first thing I would do, were I in your shoes, is cut out photos from magazines and catalogues to get an idea of your style. Do you lean traditional? Modern? Contemporary? Forties Glam? Eclectic? Also, realize you do NOT have to do this all at once. While it is nice, if you have the money to do so, sometimes the evolution of your room becomes a fun thing to do. Maybe you already have a piece of furniture around which you will build your room. For example, in my extra bedroom, I have a mid-Century modern dresser and matching end table given to me by mother. It belonged to her second husband (who she married at the age of 84!) and was not needed in their home. I love it! Mahogany veneer. Anyway, in looking at beds, I fund what I liked was way too expensive. I lucked out at JC Penney with a queen bed for $600. I also bought the matching night stand. No, the pieces don't match but they do well enough together and everyone who stays in the room loves it. One place where I have found some furniture bargains is wayfair.com You might try them. First, decided on what YOU really want. Long term, what is your ideal style????
  • judyrud
    7 years ago
    I'm not sure, but if that's just a mattress on the rug, you'll need something under it, or the moisture from your body will mildew the rug (learned that living in a small trailer for awhile). I have a low slatted bed with drawers underneath for storage, very simple, no headboard (that's my choice, and I have narrow bookshelves with books, pictures, etc. above mine) and no sharp corners to bang shins on - people so often forget the practical.
    I, personally, am not fond of that green, but if you're keeping it, a few plants would blend in and help soften it. A small plant that trails down, perhaps, in the window sills (it looks like you have at least 2 windows) or plants on a night stand, dresser, or desk under the windows. If that's the only natural light, you could find some plants that are shade lovers or even good quality faux foliage.
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    Shoa Gallery
    7 years ago
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  • Chem K
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago
    Some soft white sheers hung high as in this example will provide you privacy in your space.
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  • pcmom1
    7 years ago
    For a bedroom you need privacy, especially at night. Sheers won't provide that. Check out cellular shades, roman shades or wooden blinds. And walk outside your window at night with your bedroom light on to be sure of coverage. Sometimes you need panels hanging at the edge of the window also.
  • Chem K
    7 years ago
    I stand corrected pcmom1. I have sheers on mine thanks to the big hydrangea outside my window...or is that why the neighbours keep moving out?
  • pamhome13
    7 years ago
    I love the green color on your wall, against the white molding and door. It's beautiful! (may I asked you what that paint color brand and name is? I am not a curtain person so, I like your ideal of blinds. Colored blinds like (Grey) that you suggested. Be sure and post pictures once you have completed your bedroom. Good luck.
  • Dell123
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Judyrud, yes, i currently have the mattress on the carpet, while i wait for my bed to arrive. It will be another 4-5 weeks before i get it :( my mum doesn't like green either so don't worry!
    Chemayne, i like those lamps and chair :)
    Pamhome13, the green colour is called agathia green from Dulux Ireland. I'll def post pics as the room develops.
  • Karin Madgwick
    7 years ago
    You can have roller blinds to pull down at night if you want sheers.
  • Karin Madgwick
    7 years ago
    I love the look of your room. I would keep the wall behind the bed as a feature, hang white sheers as discussed and pick up the green and turquoise in large modern canvasses on the other walls, even if you paint them yourself. I would add bedside lamps in silver with white shades.
  • Margaret Bannerman
    7 years ago
    I think I'd stay with the white blinds....they will blend in with any look. Gray ones will stand out as an "item" in the room.
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    Gillilan Designs Inc.
    7 years ago
    I would also definitely go white if the windows are on the green wall. Will be much more natural to tie the accent wall with the stark wht contrasting walls. Always a very chic contemporary look. Also very relaxing as opposed to the treatments standing out when you already have your standout feature- the green accent wall. Great white bed you ordered! Then I love all the blue/green/ silver accent advice. I did a similar room in purples/greys/ whites and we used great posted prints of florals with a little oriental flair in nice big mats w frames. You could do florals or nice big botanicals in greens would be very fresh and modern!! White or silver frames or maybe even the shock of black would be cool.
  • Dell123
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone...i am loving them. Gillian Designs, only a very small window is on the green wall, the main window is on the white wall. Would you still go with white for the blinds?
  • Karin Madgwick
    7 years ago
    Definitely white Melissa!
  • pcmom1
    7 years ago
    I found out the hard (and expensive way when I had to replace) to stick with white or an ivory, etc. when selecting shades, blinds, etc.
  • Lillian McCoy
    7 years ago
    How can you go wrong with white? Ivory is o.k., too., but white is best for all other coloring.
  • Dell123
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The room hasn't had much progress as I'm still waiting for my bed to arrive :(
    I got a light from Ikea - see below...it looks much more funky and better in real life and I think it ties in well with the floral theme of the bed cover.
    I have purchased two billy bookcases that I want to hack - painting the back and adding trim etc and then put them on either side of the large window on the white wall. However I'm not sure what colour to paint them. I think using the same green will be too much and I've had trouble finding the right blue, so now I'm wondering about a silver or grey colour? What would people suggest?
  • Dell123
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Any ideas? What about a deep blue, rather than the lighter, fun blue in the cover. Thinking that blue might work well with the green?
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