Help me with my MBR design!By Mary
This is approximately Week Seven of our new house makeover. Slowly but surely each week there is progress (sometimes way too slowly). This week I am trying to pull together all the elements for our MBR. The storage platform bed finally arrived after a month of the mattress on floor :(. Now what? Here is the pitiful current state of our bedroom. I am embarrassed to even show you (but I thought it might make you feel a little better about how things may look while your home is in design chaos). So here is the big BEFORE reveal!
The wall with the light chests is way too white. As with any design project I always start with the “given(s)”. Givens are any elements that steer you into a design direction. The givens here are the bed, chests, lamps and a few accent pillows. The decisions to be made: the color to paint the wall and the accent fabrics.
This white wall is crying for color. The room appears dark at times until the late afternoon. I had thought a dark paint such as Benjamin Moore Down Pour Blue would be a nice contrast to the light furniture but a dark blue can really absorb the light in a room. I am leaning toward a gray or medium seafoam paint. The coverlet is also a pale seafoam color with nice quilted texture details.
Here are a few paint ideas:
Which paint color do you suggest?
The fabrics (shown in front) will be used to cover a bench at the end of the bed and other accents. We have shutters at the windows so I am not planning any window treatments just yet. The pillows (shown in back) are items I have on hand from other projects. Here is the close up of the fabrics and pillows.
How would you use the stripe and the leaf patterned fabrics?
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions. Need to make some decisions!
Thanks for your help!