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Russell Hamm
November 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Hi, I've had the same type of bedroom style forever! I tend to go for wood, or red, white, or blue. I really want a new room, basically. I really want a modern, almost minimalist room where the only things I display really stand out. I was thinking white, black, and gray with color splashes........ I do have a big closet(not walk in). Thanks so much!
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Russell Hamm
Also, any suggestions for good, less expensive desks. Maybe black..... No drawers on sides?
November 6, 2012 at 12:49am   
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charleee
Navy, gray and white are a great color combination. Your wood furniture looks very paintable, to me. I would leave the headboard and footboard as is, but paint the desk, dresser and bookcase a glossy black or charcoal gray. Or possibly buy one unit to combine the two on either side of the dresser. Change the knobs and pulls to chrome and your furniture will look like new for the cost of a can of paint. Perhaps change your comforter: [houzz=Bachelor Pad - Bedroom]
And add a rug for the side of your bed: [houzz=Kite Kilim Rug]
November 6, 2012 at 3:03am     
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michigammemom
You might consider the Go Cart desk from CB2. It comes in carbon as pictured, lime green and bright orange and is reasonably priced at $149.
November 6, 2012 at 4:29am   
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intoit
Check out Ikea for the modern clean look. They have a number of options for a desk that should work well. They also have rugs that will compliment the look.
November 6, 2012 at 4:36am     
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Aja Mazin
I agree with Bobbie.

Remember that drawers can be painted and hidden under the bed!
And a console table from a thrift shop makes a fine desk!

Check out distressed black furniture on DIY!
November 6, 2012 at 4:42am     
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Russell Hamm
@Bobbi P- thanks for your great ideas! I never have really thought about painting my furniture, but now I think I will. I agree my bed is probably fine. I also really like that rug! Thanks again!
November 6, 2012 at 1:03pm     
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Russell Hamm
I like that go cart desk. It's plain and moveable. Thanks for your input
November 6, 2012 at 1:04pm   
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Russell Hamm
Thanks everyone for your input. I am now thinking a rug, paint some furniture, maybe rearrange some, and I will have a nice, modern looking bedroom. Any more suggestions? Thanks again!
November 6, 2012 at 1:06pm     
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mpoulsom
Like bobbi's ideas too. One question; Is there enough room to move the desk to opposite wall and place to the right of the bookcase and move dresser to the other side of "moved" desk? Move your black cubicles beside your bed and use that as nightstand?
November 6, 2012 at 1:58pm     
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charleee
Neat idea, the black cubicles next to the bed for a nightstand!
November 6, 2012 at 2:00pm   
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mpoulsom
OR if there is enough room to move dresser to left of window on that wall, and just having bookcase and desk on the opposite wall?
November 6, 2012 at 2:00pm   
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Russell Hamm
@mpoulsom- I like the first idea, but wouldn't that make lots of empty space between the cubicle and the closet? I do like that idea though.... I think there is room. I like the second idea as well, but sadly there isn't room :(
November 6, 2012 at 2:24pm   
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decoenthusiaste
The way teens like to lounge, I think this idea would be great! Search for "corner bed" to see more.

November 6, 2012 at 3:20pm     
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Russell Hamm
@aja- when i first saw your post and the desk, I liked it. Then I was perusing idea books, and came across I picture I really liked of a homework space. I thought to myself 'I really like that desk!', and it turned out to be that desk!
November 12, 2012 at 1:49am     
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cvanrooy
You may first look at what do you enjoy doing in this room and expand on that. Some times we get stuck thinking it should have the same items it always had. How do you use the desk? Writing, reading, laptop, or does it become a dropping spot??? A new bed cover could give the room a new look.
November 12, 2012 at 3:59am     
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greenthumb2
I remember a client whose daughter played guitar and wanted room to move around in her room. She placed her bed in her closet removed the door. Gave her so much floor space to decorate. Clothes in dresser/armoire. Was off the charts strange but interesting and worked for her needs. you could really have a minimalist look with the twin in the closet. Someone on this site is going to give me a hard time on this post, I can feel it already.
November 12, 2012 at 4:19am     
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Gretchen125
In regard to the dresser drawers under the bed - I did exactly that in my teenage son's small bedroom. Ikea makes a box (called Snack). Painted them out and attached casters. Looks a lot like the much more expensive PB locker bed. You could reuse your dresser drawers and just add casters. Clears up a ton of floor space. I was able to fit 4 under his twin size bed. OR have you given thought to moving the dresser into the closet?
November 12, 2012 at 4:34am     
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