Good Questions: Warming Up a Blah Bedroom?

Good Questions: Warming Up a Blah Bedroom?

Aaron Able
Jul 8, 2009

Hello! My boyfriend and I just moved to a lovely 400 sq ft New York apartment. The apartment was entirely redone and the living room looks fantastic: brick wall, open kitchen, dark hardwood floors, aluminum blinds. The bedroom however is awfully cold (no brick wall) and I was hoping to pain it over. The entire place (including the hallway that leads to the bedroom) was painted in an eggshell color, leaving window details and doors white. I really believe the eggshell color is making the bedroom cold and I would like to pain it over but I am not sure what color to choose. How about earth tones?...

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I like that. The bedroom is small (~120 sq ft) with the same eggshell paint, aluminum blinds and dark hardwood floors as the rest of the apartment. It leads to a little patio, which one can access through the door in the back. The patio's walls are painted in a darker red and the ground is covered with white(ish) gravels. Could anyone advice me? What color would make this room a warmer place to wake up in? Thanks! Clara

Who has advice for Clara? I love that outdoor space!

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