Don't you ever wonder that in spite of investing in great pieces of furniture and accent pieces why your bedroom still doesn't have designer look. Well, the biggest mistake that we new home buyers make is to go with everything light colored and beige. But if everything is light colored, there would be no contrast, nothing would stand out in the room. In short every room needs a balance or as Chinese would say yin yang.
The light colored decor needs to be balanced with dark color furnishings. And the furniture is the safest place to start, if you are worried about having a dark bedroom, start out with light colored bedding and wall color and go with dark furnishings. As you gain more confidence with your decorating skills, graduate on to more colorful bedding. Another cool trick that the designers use is, to never get furniture sets, as diverse furnishings creates more interest in the room. If you see above, the headboard, the dresser and the nightstand are not really from the same set, actually are from completely different stores. Yet the bedroom looks great !! The furniture pieces share the same color and style- and darlin' that's the trick! In fact the dresser above could have been bought with its matching rectangle mirror, but doesn't the round mirror with taupe frame add a "WOW" factor to this bedroom.
If you're lost and don't know where to start in your bedroom, the trick is to find a piece of inspiration, a piece of art maybe like the one above. It has all the colors I love - burnt sienna (orange), taupe and chocolate brown. If you are not sure about orange bedding. Do not spread the comforter on your bed, instead, triple fold the comforter like a coverlet and put at the foot of the bed and add crisp white sheets. You will instantly achieve 5 star hotel look. Also note, orange has been repeated through out the bedroom but in very small doses. Orange is a bright color so you want to be careful as to how much you use it and you don't want any other color competing for attention. So to balance the look - all the other accent colors are in neutral hues like taupe and browns i.e taupe chair, taupe mirror, chocolate brown headboard, dresser and end table. But, do you know what pulls these color scheme together - its the Wall Art with all the hues form the color palette. Go on, just cover up the painting with you hand, the room would not look that WOW. So its important have at least one big piece that has all the hues from your color palette.
Don't be afraid to add some color in your life ! Once you have it, you wouldn't want to live without it !!
If you'd like me to use any specific color for the designer bedroom please write to me.
Still not sure ? Steal the design idea above. But the million dollar question is where to get the same furnishings, the decorative accents and what paint color to use? so here you go...
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Wall Art - Fleurs dautomne Wall art $149.98(approx.) Pier1.com
Bedding - Luxe Papirika Duvet $99.99(approx.) bedbathandbeyond.com
Headboard - random cutout headboard $379(approx.) WestElm.com
Dresser - uptown dresser by studio $449-$699(approx.) JCPenney.com
Mirror - Dulcina Mirror $129.99- $200 (approx.) JCPenney.com
NightStand- Shanghai nightstand $179 (approx.) Pier1.com
Chair - Daisy chair $379.95(approx.) Pier1
Decorative Vase - Animal print glass vase $40(approx.) Pier1.com
Yoga Frogs - Pier1.com
Table Lamp - Ivory scroll table lamp $159.99(approx.) Target.com
Pillow - Orange paisley pillow small $22-$46(approx.) Pier1.com
Paint Color - Behr Leap Frog 380D-6
Decorating Dilemma: If you have a decorating dilemma, do not hesitate, write to me a quick note or a comment, I will be glad to help.