I am so bad at decorating and would so appreciate some help. I soo want a bedroom that feels beautiful. You walk in and the furniture is maple-oak color, the baseboards, windows and doors are about that same color. It has an attached bathroom that has french doors that we keep open with the same maple to oak color with a vanity that has the same maple-oak color doors. There is a double sink vanity with a white countertop and whirpool tub to the right which is white with white tiles. The room and vanity area is currently carpetted but we want to just carpet the bedroom area and tile the vanity area because the carpet is nasty from hair spray, etc. There is a lot of wall to paint and I'm afraid that if I pick a color it will be overpowering, but the bath area is sooo white I feel you have to have color..ugh! I want the rooms to compliment each other and I dont know where to begin. I need to have paint color ideas, then I need a flooring to match the paint ideas and I want bedding that is fabulously complimenting everything.
HELP HELP HELP...I HAVE NO VISION :-( Does anyone have paint colors (I mean names and numbers of what have worked for you) and a way to make it all husband friendly?
Pictures or websites of coordinated rooms. I have a picture that has hunter green frame and moss/cream and browns in it. Kind of was trying to figure out how to use those colors.
Hi Ann, I can certainly understand your frustration!
If you like the specific colors in your frame, then you could take it into any paint counter and they'll match it for you. Between the hunter green and browns, it sounds a tad dark but they can help you select an appropriate lighter shade of paint, in the same color family to coordinate.
Taking your paint chips along to other retail stores can then help you select fabrics and accessories to finish out your room.
If you have a chance to post some photos, along with your color (and other) ideas for the room, you'll probably receive tons of helpful responses.
Once again, the key is finding a print such as a comforter that you love and which features two colors that compliment your trim and built ins as well as jive w/ the room's lighting. Once found, you can always opt to paint the adjoining bath a different value than the bedroom (lighter or darker on the bedroom color chip) or even an accent found in the inspirational print (tho I prefer the first option as a good rule of thumb unless that color isn't flattering to skin tones in the bathroom. You don't have to go crazy w/ a room scheme. Often, monochromatic spaces can be soothing and relaxing to the eye...a feel most wish to evoke in a bedroom environment. Pops of white will keep things crisp, refreshing and light w/ all the wood tones going on.
Keep costly investments like flooring/carpeting neutral for greater flexibility down the line. BTW, I personally am not a fan of carpeted bathrooms for obvious reasons (particularly mold formation).
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If your focus is on the comforter, you can certainly use that as a foundation for your room. Patterned rugs or drapery fabric with all of your colors and shades also work well. Personally, I usually go up to about 4 colors - main plus 2 accents and a neutral - not necessarily counting things like white trim.
Agree that you might want to keep things lighter and soothing - that's actually why I suggested having them lighten up the colors from your frame.
Definitely do stay neutral on the major items to allow you to easily change out colors later on, using fabrics and accessories.
Looks great (I looked it up on the website). I think I'm headed for this idea. I'm going to do a med-dark brown on the walls in the bathroom. I think all the white with the tub and countertops could handle the dark color. I'm going to then Do a light brown possibly even a cream color on the bedroom walls and take the color that I painted the bathroom and use that for bedding either solid comforter or larger striped colors, valance all trying to tie in the bathroom and let the walls and flooring be lighter. I sure hope it all works out.
I'm moving forward with picking up what I want to do with this bathroom, but the biggest feature I want is the comforter, I have been EVERYWHERE, trying to find a good quality comforter at a decent price, hey I would even spend some money, but I'm not finding colors and the quality. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Main...tems#Product+Reviews has a comforter set that I love, but I can already tell, the quality will be lacking on this. Has anyone seen a comforter in this similiar style in a material that will hold up? Any places to shop either brick and motar or online? I have already been to Macy's, Dillards, Bed Beth and Beyond and Walmart. Your help is greatly appreciated.