Good Questions: Suggestions for a Bedroom Makeover?

Good Questions: Suggestions for a Bedroom Makeover?

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Janel Laban
Jun 18, 2009

Andi sent us an email: My boyfriend and I are decorating our bedroom in our rented San Francisco apartment. The room is very boxy and white--white walls and white carpet. The elements that will remain are the donut painting above the bed, which we just bought and has a very challenging blue/lavender background, and the antique dresser, which was my grandfather's. We love eclectic styles that mix modern, mid-century modern, and antique pieces....

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Any suggestions for a palette that will complement the painting without being overwhelming? For a bed that visually jives with the dresser but is not the same style? How about a rug on top of the wall-to-wall carpet--should we do that to bring in color, or is that silly? We cannot paint, which would be my first inclination. We will certianly be getting rid of those god awfulmini blinds.

Please share your ideas on color palette, bed style and other suggestions with Andi in the comments below...thanks!

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