Good Questions: Redesigning Room Around New Artwork?

Good Questions: Redesigning Room Around New Artwork?

Colleen Quinn
Apr 21, 2009

ATDC reader Sonia needs help designing a bedroom around her new artwork: "Hi! I bought this painting from my friend's boyfriend who is an artist. I fell in love with the roses and I want to put this painting above my bed in my new bedroom. However, I need some help! My walls are off white and my floor is wood. I have been using a simple white comforter on my bed, but am afraid the new room will look a little dull. I just moved into a new place and so I don't have a picture of the room, but it's basically a small square room with white walls. There is absolutely nothing in it at the moment! What color accent pillows and rug should I use? Should I buy a different color comforter?
Thanks! Sonia"

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Sonia, White on white is a little stark for our taste, though we have seen some fabulous all white bedrooms on this site. If you can't paint, then adding some color on the bed will help brighten up the room. If you can paint, we would suggest a colored accent wall behind the bed which will nicely highlight both your painting and your existing bedding. Do any of our readers have advice for Sonia?

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