Gentle, Charming Bedroom January 31, 2012Posted by creatingyourspace in : Design and Decorating , add a comment
Choose a soft color palette. The peaches and delicate creams work well with the light wood furniture and mid-tone wood flooring. The overall feel is comfortable and inviting.
Add some black. The fireplace and accessories, along with the china dog in the foreground, add just enough dark tones to keep the room from becoming bland. Minor touches of black ground a room and provide a good contrast to the lighter elements.
Include puffs and ruffles. The extra fabric and padding make the room feel more comfy and encourage stretching out on the soft-looking bed. This gentle mood has support from the plush area rug, which looks particularly inviting for bare feet.
Look at lighting. The window light is diffused, indicating a covered patio or porch that’s reducing any glare from outside. Inside, candles in and above the fireplace offer light without being too bright. The almost-white walls and ceiling also reflect and carry the light.
Keep window-coverings simple. In this case drapes that match the walls provide a functional answer to light control while staying in the background. Light-toned blinds or shades would serve a similar purpose.
Take advantage of architecture. The fireplace in the corner provides a warm focal point that really suits the style of the room. Don’t hesitate to play up advantages like that to add personality to a room.
What ideas can you capture from this room to make your bedroom more charming?
Inspiring Painting for Bedroom October 17, 2011Posted by creatingyourspace in : Design and Decorating, Hints and Tips , add a comment
When you’re looking for inspiration for your bedroom, or a room for your daughter, you can find ideas almost anywhere. This painting provides a good example of some possibilities if you want something old fashioned and feminine.
The peach, lavender and green color palette creates an inviting look in a combination daring enough to keep this room from looking boring. You could paint the walls any of these colors or find wallpaper that combines two or more with some texture.
The arch over the window can be recreated with curved molding and paint. Stencils can produce flowers if your painting skills aren’t where you want them.
The wing chair and ottoman don’t have to match as long as the same wide striped fabric is used on both. For the dresser, look for one in honey pine and add an oval mirror to match. To carry the replication further, use a soft sage green glaze on the drawer fronts.
You may not have a window seat to match the one in this room, but a bench with cushions and pillows placed just in front can serve the same purpose.
This painting leaves the flooring to your imagination. Carpeting would look nice in cream, sage green or even lavender. Light wood flooring with a few rugs in floral designs or even simple plain colors would also suit this room. Whatever you choose, the space will be just as pleasing and pretty as this painting.