Good Questions: My Bedroom is Too White!

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Hello AT,

Can you help me?

As you can see, the room is very white and a bit mismatched. I don’t want to have to replace my old dresser (which I painted white and sanded for a country look a couple of years ago) but it no longer matches my more modern bedroom. I don’t want to replace the dresser but want to update it and I also want to soften the modern feel. I am looking for an inexpensive solution and hoping that I can find a way to tie the room together...

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My initial thoughts were to paint the dresser and also the wall behind the bed but I am having a hard time picking a colour that would compliment the room and not feel too overwhelming. I had thought a forest green might work but I am concerned that it will be too dark and lifeless.

Any help/guidance from AT readers would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Laura

Dear Laura,

Go for it!

Our advice would be to look through all the entries of the Fall Colors Contest until you see something you love and copy that.

Our other bit of advice would be to stick with a warm color to match the tones of your bedroom so far. We would paint all the walls, but put an accent color on the wall behind the bed.

If you paint your dresser a nice funky dark color, you will be able to mix it in and go the Brocade Home route.

Anyone else????

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