How To Balance Dark Wood Furniture With IKEA Pieces?

How To Balance Dark Wood Furniture With IKEA Pieces?

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Kristen Lubbe
Mar 10, 2011

Q: I moved home this past summer to save some money while I start grad school and brought a small Billy bookcase and the lovely Expedit that I bought during undergrad with me. The existing furniture in my bedroom I've had since I was a little girl and consists of a large antique canopy bed, dresser and small desk that are all a dark wood. I'm not crazy about the look of dark wood in general, but it's what I have to work with right now. With the dark wood and bright white in the same room, I feel like there's a constant sense of 'disorder.'

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