As we speak, I need to see if we might help Julie together with her main bedroom. She has a colourful pillow that she’d like to make use of as a leaping off level for the bed room decor, however she’s having a tough time doing that with the rug she selected. Right here’s what she wrote:
My concern is discovering pillows/window remedies/potential art work that match the rug in the main bedroom. You’ll see that the furnishings is darkish and pretty ornate and I’ve chosen a rug of darkish and light-weight blue.
First, some orientation: if you stroll into the bed room, the workplace house is on the far proper, separated by a half (?) wall, ending in French doorways that result in the screened-in pool; the lavatory/bathe/closet is on the left. There isn’t any door to the lavatory space correct, solely a closet door and one to the precise rest room house.
Right here is the sticking level….discover the floral pillow on the mattress….(it’s within the form of the state of Missouri, the place my husband is from). It was a present–I like the colours, and would love to make use of these colours as a place to begin for adorning the room. BUT….the navy within the pillow is far darker and….crisper (?) than the blue within the rug. The blues of the rug appear “dusty” when in comparison with the pillow.
I purchased the bigger sq. mattress pillows to go together with the floral pillow, however I have to in some way bridge the blue hole between the mattress pillows and the rug. Can or not it’s finished?
As for the remainder of the room, I plan to place one thing on the window to the left of the mattress. That’s the one window within the room, when you don’t rely the adjoining lavatory (glass block) and workplace (French doorways). I used to be considering of a pretend Roman shade valance alone (which I’ve finished within the household room), however I’ve a sense you’ll suggest drapes, which I’m open to. There additionally appears to be room on both facet of the headboard for slim framed art work.
Sure, the comforter is brilliant white–maybe it’s too brilliant? I do just like the crisp distinction of white in opposition to the darkish furnishings. The partitions are off-white or cream (they have been like that after we moved in, simply over a yr in the past), however there are different white components within the house (lavatory cupboards, baseboards, clock above entrance to workplace). For what it’s value, the bedsheets match the lighter blue of the rug superbly, however you don’t see the sheets when the mattress is made. I really actually love the look once I can see the sheets (mattress unmade and messy LOL) in opposition to the white comforter and the darkish wooden. I didn’t have an image of that, however I’ll take one now and add it to the second e mail. So now you’ll have 15 photographs
Julie’s Present Bed room:
Her furnishings is darkish stained wooden in a really conventional type. The floral pillow on the mattress is the one which she’d like to make use of as a leaping off level for the colours within the room.
Right here’s a take a look at the rug that she purchased for the room, however now she’s questioning easy methods to mix the rug with the pillow(s).
She discovered sheets that coordinate completely with the rug…
To the left of the mattress is the one single window within the room.
Linked to the bed room is a smaller space which is used as an workplace, and that room has French doorways.
After which reverse the French doorways is the lavatory…
A couple of issues stand out to me on this bed room.
1. Placement of the mattress
First, I can’t assist however surprise if the mattress is on the improper wall. It appears unusual to place a mattress on a wall that has one window off to the facet. It’s an odd association that may all the time really feel unbalanced, particularly when you put draperies on that one window.
If this have been my bed room, I’d put the mattress on the wall the place the dresser at the moment sits.
Whereas I don’t have measurements, it seems to be like there would nonetheless be loads of room for the mattress and two facet tables on that wall. And since there’s no window requiring a window remedy of any variety on that wall, the entire look may very well be extra balanced.
With this association, the one, single, offset window received’t be a problem.
You might create a studying space round that window. Grasp curtains, usher in a comfortable chair, flooring lamp, small cocktail desk simply large enough to carry your guide and cup of espresso.
2. The matching set of furnishings.
Your furnishings is gorgeous, nevertheless it’s very darkish and heavy. I’m wondering when you could be keen to swap out one or two items for one thing else to create a extra collected look fairly than an all matching look. This gives you a possibility to herald different colours and textures, and to lighten the look of the remaining darkish furnishings.
If this have been my bed room, and I have been attempting to interrupt up the look of the set of furnishings, I’d do it certainly one of two methods. Both (1) I’d maintain the headboard and change the present bedside tables, or (2) I’d maintain the present bedside tables and change the headboard with a big, diamond-tufted upholstered headboard. After which the piece(s) you determine to not use in right here might all the time be utilized in a visitor bed room. However simply because you could have all of them doesn’t imply that all of them have for use in the identical room.
Once more, the entire function of that’s merely to interrupt up the look of the 5 matching items of furnishings, and to herald some extra colour and texture.
3. The rug and equipment.
So relating to accessorizing in a manner that may bridge the present rug with the opposite colours on the pillow that you just wish to use as a place to begin, you requested, “Can or not it’s finished?” To be fairly sincere, I don’t suppose it may possibly. You particularly talked about that you just love the colours in that pillow and needed to make use of these as a leaping off level, so I feel it’s best to keep on with that. These are very robust, daring colours, and to attempt to marry that dusty blue rug with these daring colours, particularly on one thing so front-and-center as a big space rug, would appear unintentional and compelled.
I feel when you love the colours of the floral pillow, and need to use these as a leaping off level, you then could be a lot better off sticking with that. You may transfer the rug right into a visitor bed room as properly (it’s a really good rug, and would really make a great place to begin for a visitor bed room), after which carry issues into this room that you just don’t must struggle with or drive them to work after they don’t need to play properly with the colours you need to use.
Right here’s what which will seem like.
Your present white bedding is ideal, and I agree that the robust distinction seems to be good with the darkish headboard. So perhaps add in some shams in a white and navy blue. This bedding is from Crane & Cover.
Then I might anchor the mattress with a big rug in navy and white (cream), like this navy Turnstone Rug from Serena & Lily. You might then pull out a colour from the pillow, and choose draperies in that colour for the one bed room window, in addition to the workplace space French doorways. I selected the terra cotta colour and located these cotton velvet terracotta curtains from West Elm. To loosen up the look of the opposite darkish wooden furnishings items within the room, I might add some gentle wooden bedside tables that additionally usher in some pure texture, like these Sausalito nightstands from Pottery Barn. After which to carry all of it collectively, I discovered these coordinating items of art work– Coral Sky 1 and Coral Sky 2 in coral, navy and grey by artist Jennifer Goldberger — that would cling over the nightstands.
So if this have been my room, that’s how I might deal with this. I do suppose that the dusty blue rug that you just at the moment have is holding you again from envisioning how the room may very well be embellished utilizing the colours in that pillow as your leaping off level. When you enable your self to maneuver that rug into one other space of the home, and usher in a rug that’s extra consistent with the colour palette that you just’ve said you need to use, I feel that may free you as much as embellish the room within the colours you need, and simply utilizing that pillow to information you on colours will make the method a lot simpler.
Alright, people! What solutions do YOU have for Julie?
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