Good Questions: Can You Help My Bedroom?

Good Questions: Can You Help My Bedroom?

Mar 1, 2006

Hello AT,

Having been dared by enrique and ebrown to submit my Bedroom. I have to admit that it looks even worse in the photos than in person. No wonder I'm bewildered and depressed!

Here's the deal: This is a rental. If we're allowed to paint at all (doubtful), it would have to be a pale color. Similarly, those dreadful mini blinds are the landlord's idea.

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--The bed is in the only place it fits.
--We need every inch of storage. While I'd love to get the dollhouses into another room, the books have to stay. Storage has to be ultra- flexible, as our best option to buy an apartment in the future has a completely different configuration.
--The colors from the pillows are the ones I want to keep. This means the rug is completely the wrong color. Suggestions for affordable rugs would be extremely welcome!
--Lamps must be able to survive having the cats knock them over during
fights. These do; glass wouldn't. Cats have also dictated placement of the scratching post and auxiliary food bowls. Cats are lousy decorators.
--The off-balance view toward the french doors is the least of my concerns, as the doors are usually open. View toward the bed/windows is the most important to get right, as that's what you see from the living room.
If you post this one, I'll be eternally grateful, in a deeply embarrassed way.

Thanks, Wende

Wende- We say poo to embarrassment! Our main thought would be to pull the bed a few inches away from the windows and then hang some long curtains (Ikea is always a win with cheap, long panels). This would create a real focal point for the room, giving your bed a more grounded and elegant feel… of course this means you'll need to get (make?) a headboard so your pillows are not always falling back.

Also it seems that the right side shelving unit on the foyer wall is not making the most of the space… could you do longer shelves like these to add more streamlined space as wall as another foot of shelving for storage?

Okay ATLA-ers- your turn. What should Wende do?

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