My new bedroom has dark teal carpet. The room has 2 smallish windows, in 2 different walls. My bedroom furniture is white. I do not really like dark colors in the bedroom. How can I accent/offset/complement the strange dark teal carpeting? Accessories? I am at a loss. Thanks.
Hi Dandelion wishes and welcome to this forum. It sounds like you must live with the teal carpeting and want to know how to accommodate it with your more preferred lighter decorating style.
I would not ignore it as others won't. Acknowledge it, but in very small ways. For instance if you have white curtains at your windows you could sew an edging of teal ribbon on the inside edges of your curtains.
You could try to find a comforter that is white but may have some teal accents. Maybe a lamp base or some throw pillows or a vase. Don't try to cover it up or pretend it isn't there.
As always a printed piece such as art, an area rug, pillows/bedding, window treatments, papers, etc. can become the bridge to unite your space or, if starting from scratch, the catalyst toward establishing a room scheme. If done well, your room will remain light and the dark carpeting will be echoed in varied degrees of hue values, pattern mixes and textures throughout your room. Lighter accents (also possibly inspired by prints) can be added if you wish to around the room as well.
Posts: 16757 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005
I don't think the dark color on the floor is that much of a problem as AYchihuahua's inspiration pictures shows. Really the first thing that struck me in the picture of your room is the stained woodwork around the window. Looks like the room has replacement windows. I would paint the stained portion white to match the window and wall.
Just my opinion. I don't expect anyone to share it.