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First though, my standard disclaimer: While I can recommend ideas that I think look nice, I have never seen this house in real life and don’t have accurate measurements. I am also not an architect or landscaper and do not know the planting recommendations for your area- I just like to make things look nice. I can’t guarantee that any of the items I put in my ‘virtual’ design will actually work in real life (or that they’ll fit your design style for that matter), and this is not intended to be a professional design consultation. So think of this as a just-for-fun rendering that hopefully gets your wheels turning and provides some inspiration!
On to the fun!
READER QUESTION from Tatyana —
I need advice on how to decorate master bedroom. We got the dressers as side tables but now they seem too tall for the platform bed. If we remove the legs, I think we will lose some of the aesthetic they bring to the room. Do I put art above the headboard or above the side tables? The ceiling in the room is vaulted and very high. The walls are completely white and I want them to stay that way. The bed and dresser drawers are weathered wood. I would like to keep it natural colors with maybe some gold and light blue accents. Ignore the lamps. These are there until we get something new.
Bedrooms can be tricky to decorate. Not only do they usually have large expanses of wall, especially above a headboard, but because it’s a room guests rarely see, it can be tempting to fill it with leftover decor items or furniture. The problem is, when you spend a lot of time it a room you aren’t crazy about, it can start to affect your mood. Here are a few bedrooms I rounded up that have nice examples of white walls and fun decor around the headboard, to help with inspiration for Tatyana’s space:
Ideas for Decorating around a headboard
Knowing Tatyana wanted a room with neutral colors and splashes of blue, and taking into consideration the mid-century modern vibe of the furniture she already has, here’s what I came up with:
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Decorating a large wall around a headboard
Function + Form.
While I’m all for pretty things just because they make you happy, having the perfect combo of form and function is, well, perfect. Take, for example, the gorgeous
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Decor + Storage.
One of my very favorite things to do with large wall space is to add vertical storage.
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Color + Texture.
To keep this space soft, I went for a ton of texture in the decor. I love mixing high-texture elements with sleek mid-century furniture. The contrast is really nice, and especially in a bedroom, the added texture keeps things from feeling too cold or uninviting. In this space, a
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So what do you think? What would you do if this were your home?
As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. If you like this post, and have a design dilemma you’d like me to mock up some ideas for, you can ask your questions by sending Remodelaholic