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Help! I need help updating my bedroom.
lahti101
January 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I can't place my finger on it but something feels wrong. Should I move my bed against the long wall or keep it where it is?
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lahti101
The desk is on the biggest wall in the room which is to the left of the bed.
January 23, 2013 at 11:02PM   
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Karen Brenner
I would put the bed on the longest wall a little off center to the left and put the desk under the window. Then you have a view when your working at the computer instead of looking at the wall.
January 23, 2013 at 11:11PM     
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lahti101
I agree with that. Thank you! Is it okay to walk in and see the foot of the bed?
January 23, 2013 at 11:14PM   
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Manon Floreat
I like Karen Brenner's suggestion and if there is enough clearance, I think it would work well. I would recommend opaque window panel (without tie backs) that are hung as close to the ceiling as possible. For standard 8' ceilings, it will visually heighten the ceilings. Layered bedding and a headboard could also improve the appeal of your room.

Kim Nichols
Jane Lockhart Bedroom Makeover
January 23, 2013 at 11:49PM     
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lahti101
Thank you! I love your ideas! I will look into it! Another question that I have is are the lamps too light? Should I update them? And if so what color?
January 24, 2013 at 12:07AM   
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Andrea Prasch
I agree to switch the bed and desk. I like the nickel lamp on the desk. The two nightstand lamps could use an update. Easy cheap fix spray paint the base either a neutral or a pop of color to tie into your bedding.
January 24, 2013 at 12:37AM     
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Aja Mazin
Replace the sheer curtains.
And they should be floor to ceiling.
January 24, 2013 at 2:00AM     
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Pamela van_Kruijsdijk
I would also create/purchase a nice headboard.
January 24, 2013 at 3:01AM     
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FS Architects
Hi there, I think from looking at the pictures that updating your room needs a little bit more than just moving your furniture around. Unfortunately, I can´t tell from the pictures if the window is really a window or a french door? and I´m not sure where the entrance door is and if you have a built in wardrobe or a free standing one somewhere in the room.

Anyway, I think that there are several things to tackle here:
1. I would start by changing the colour scheme in your room. The window frame and skirtings could be painted white to make the room look a bit more fresh and contemporary. The walls can be painted in a beige or magnolia colour, although the wall on where the bed is going to go can be treated with a nice, modern wall paper that matches and contrasts the beige on the other walls.
2. I also think that if you move your bed to the shortest wall, making sure that you have enough space to put your bedside tables on either side of the bed, that means at least 60cm on each side, it will work better, so you can have the longest wall to treat it with nice paintings/ pictures.
3. Manon´s idea, above, of a head board is a definite yes.
4. I would remove curtains and poles completely. If you definitely need some kind of blind, then you could keep the one on the photograph or perhaps install a roman blind, again in a colour that matches the new colour scheme of the room.
5. And with respect to your last question about the lamps, my opinion is yes, change them if you can. There are really nice directional bedside lamps that do not cost the earth and it will make your room look more cosy at night. I would also change the lamp on the desk to go in tune with the new ones on the bedside tables, so the whole scheme comes together.
6. Finally, I would recommend "dressing" your bed with really nice bedlinen and you could even make some cushions in different sizes, if you are feeling crafty.
7. Personalise the room with you own touches, may be a nice wide painting above the bed? perhaps some photographs of family and friends in matching frames?
Have fun!
January 24, 2013 at 3:08AM   
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lahti101
The bed is front if a window and the door is in front of the bed.
January 24, 2013 at 7:57AM   
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lahti101
Also I do not have any dresser in the bedroom. It is in the closet which is in the door that is right to the bed.
January 24, 2013 at 7:58AM   
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lahti101
The color scheme fits my personality and I redid my room a couple of years ago. With that said what color should I paint the lamps?
January 24, 2013 at 8:06AM   
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Andrea Prasch
A lavender like that pillow would be pretty and feminine.
January 24, 2013 at 10:19AM   
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lahti101
Like the attached picture?
January 24, 2013 at 10:27AM     
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lahti101
Would the above pillow work or this one?
January 24, 2013 at 10:30AM     
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Blinds Direct Canada
Remove the window treatments and put up a Roman Shade.
http://www.blindsdirectcanada.com/blinds-toronto/shades-toronto/roman-blinds.html
January 24, 2013 at 12:33PM   
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Aja Mazin
What colour[s] are your walls?
Taupe, green, or ????

Are your sheers pink?

Little color is visible in your bedding.

It is impossible to suggest colours unless you tell us what colours are in your bedding.
January 24, 2013 at 12:57PM   
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Jayme H.
You may have trouble navigating around that bed if u move it to the other wall/and it may make the room look even smaller...give it a try and post a pic if u want to please..:) Agree with drapes being changed to hang ceiling to floor.
January 24, 2013 at 1:05PM     
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lahti101
I will but it won't be until this summer probably. What color would you change the drapes to?
January 24, 2013 at 1:09PM   
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lahti101
The sheers are a light tan.

I think the walls are sage but I am not exactly sure. But it is a mixture of green and blue.

The bedding is called Marin Bedding by Calvin Klein. It has shadowy layers of field flowers in hues of peat, stone and sky.

Is that enough information but also clear?
January 24, 2013 at 1:19PM     
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lahti101
I am pretty sure that the wall color is sage.
January 24, 2013 at 2:02PM   
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Aja Mazin
How about a sky throw across the foot of the bed, and a few pillow?

And spray paint the lamp base either blue or peach.
January 24, 2013 at 3:41PM     
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Jayme H.
Aja, I am no good with drapes....what do u think?
January 24, 2013 at 3:44PM   
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Aja Mazin
Jayme,

The pillows could be a "test run".

lahti101, is not doing the curtains until summer, so maybe she should live with the two accent colours
before deciding.
January 24, 2013 at 3:51PM     
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Jayme H.
I have no idea what color drapes to do, nor style...I know what I like when I see it, however....she asked what color drapes...but I imagine it is a good idea to wait to figure out which colors she is going with! Thx!
January 24, 2013 at 3:55PM   
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lahti101
Hey everyone thank you so much for your input. When I have a chance I will try to incorporate them into the room. But I'm at college so it will have to be this summer.
January 24, 2013 at 4:26PM     
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lahti101
If you have any more ideas please do share them! I really appreciate it!
January 24, 2013 at 4:28PM   
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Judit
Pale lavender wall paint to go with the pillows you showed us? Or even pink cushions? Notice the curtain's height.

January 24, 2013 at 4:45PM     
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Judit
You will have to enlarge the photo to see the whole idea.
January 24, 2013 at 4:47PM   
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lahti101
Here is the updated look. I moved my furniture. Tell me what you think!
April 1, 2013 at 10:03AM   
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