We’re finally getting around to decorating our master bedroom and are stuck on a few points:
•We are adding some bookshelves on the east wall. We have a total of 4, 2 that are approx 16” wide and 2 that are approx 31” wide. Should we use all 4 (1 short, 2 long, 1 short) or only 3 (1 long, 1 short, 1 long) and how should we space them on the east wall? I would like to leave some room on the right side of the wall for art work. And when the door opens into the room, it opens into the left side of the east wall. Should we place the shelves all the way to the left, even though the door will open into them, in order to utilize this wasted space, or should we shift the shelves over so that the door opens next to them but into the wall?
•We’re still wavering on wall color. We tried for a light, warm gray but the room gets a lot of sunlight and none of the samples looked right so we moved on to something darker – Benjamin Moore Catalina Blue. Do you think this will work since the room gets lots of sunlight or would we be better off with a warm white and using accessories to add color? All of the trim work and doors will be painted BM Dove White.
•Behind the bed, there are 2 windows, each one flanking a door with glass panes that opens out onto a deck/first floor porch. We rarely go out there, though, hence the bed placement. We’re thinking of putting matchstick blinds on the windows (to filter some of the light), mounting them on the inside of the window, and then drapery panels on the outside (we need to shift the current rods out and up). Any thoughts on what to do with the door? Should we leave 2 drapery panels over it to block the light and then a drapery panel on the outside of each window?
Thanks for your help and feel free to make any other recommendations. We are planning to change the ceiling fan, purchase 2 bedside lamps (was thinking the glass ones that you can fill with shells or whatnot), and a new cushion and pillows for the loveseat at the end of bed, with orange or coral color in mind for accents. The brown bookshelf in the northwest corner will be removed and the headboard can be changed. Our style is casual, comfortable, organic.