Friday, January 10, 2014

I need your advice

Hi!

Our internet is finally working in the morning... amazing. For some reason, it's been on and off (mainly off) the past week. A lot of people in our neighborhood are having the same problem, so I'm just waiting for it to be fixed permanently. Frustrating, because I haven't been able to blog and email as often as I would like. But, it's working this morning, so here I am!

Anyway, I wanted to get some advice from you guys on my house. I am planning some stuff for 2014, and two things that definitely will be accomplished are finishing decorating our bedroom, and getting curtains hung in the living room and our bathroom. 

First, I wanted to talk about our bedroom:

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It's getting better, but it's far from done. When we moved in, I had most of the rooms in our house painted either white or gray. I figured if I wanted to change them down the road, those were easy colors to go from. Now, I'm considering painting our bedroom. The problem is that the lines are so crazy in here. We have the high ceilings, (definitely not complaining, just something to consider) so I' m remembering that in the decision. You can see here, that it arches up pretty high to a peak, and does that on both sides of the room.

Anyway, I'm considering going with a dark charcoal-blue-black. Kind of like my old room?

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Or like this photo from design*sponge



Here's a photo of the front of the bed-wall. 


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I'm just thinking all the white might be too much white. What do you guys think? I was also thinking of painting the little window nook another color... like a bright blue or something? A cobalt-y shade. This is my blue phase, I guess. It might not be big enough to make a difference though. Anyway, I wanted you guys to weigh in!

I could do something different on the bed-wall, but now I'm thinking it's too small to be an accent wall. Hmmm...


let me know what you think!

17 comments:

  1. I say paint one of the side walls where the ceiling goes up as an accent wall. Looks like they are big enough to add some impact to the room, but won't be overwhelming. Do you have windows on both sides, or just on the one wall?

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  2. I personally think that you are off to a good start, white walls take time a patience to pull off. maybe you need to bring in some more textiles.. if this were my room id probably try to see if that sofa could fit at the end of the bed and top it with some bigger and brighter pillows, then id put a painted blue dresser on the window wall and add some greenery and drapes. ;)

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  3. If you to make changes both to the wall and the nook, I would do them in two different phases, just to get used to the first change before attempting something else.

    I would totally go for dark blue on the half wall behind your bed. I think it would look stunning next to your pale furniture.

    As for the nook, I agree it needs more color and more framing. Have you thought about option different than wall paint? How about painting the windows themselves a bit like this: http://www.buknola.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gula-accenter2-543x700.jpg (you could use blue electric tape first to see if you like the feeling?) Or maybe just two long curtain pannels outside the nook?

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  4. LOVE the idea of the dark blue! It will really tie all of the colors you have together. I think I would start with a color (maybe a shade lighter then the dark blue?) on the wall around the nook before you do the interior. The white trim/dark windows will create a great contrast with any color you use.

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  5. I like the idea of painting the short wall behind the bed and the window nook, and then leaving everything else white. That way you'd get some color in there, but you wouldn't have to worry about it overwhelming everything because the ceiling is mountain-y.

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  6. I love the idea of a dark color on the wall behind your bed and/or a different color in the nook, but I feel like a super dark shade might be a bit overwhelming on the walls with the really high peaks. I say go with your gut, though!

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    1. i did a little sample version on the sherinwilliams app, and it looked pretty. i think i'm going to go for it (whenever i work up the energy! :) )

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  7. I wondered how long it would be before you got the painting itch, haha. This room is a tough one, because of the high ceilings. I think I would do things in stages to see what I was happy with. Starting with adding a lot more color in art and textiles such as curtains, plants, maybe have the couch recovered again in a bold fabric. If that doesn't work for you, then I would paint just the window wall. I think your bed wall is too low, from the picture atleast. Maybe stencil the bed wall leaving the wall white and using blue in your stencil? And the same blue on the window wall to tie them together? Good Luck with it.. Alison

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    1. haha! i know. i have already painted our bathroom cabinets and the other bathroom cabinets, and i think I'm about to paint our bedroom dark gray/charcoal. i also think i'm going to satisfy my wallpaper itch in the downstairs powder bath. :)

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  8. Yes and Yes on the gray and cobalt!! You never go wrong Kristen. May I also suggest a deep teal-ish peacock or the Pantone color of the year Emerald??? I used it to paint sparrows outlined in black sharpie over a smoke gray wall in my son's nursery and the combo is mesmerizing!!!

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    1. ooo, i'll have to look this up! i'm definitely thinking dark gray on all walls, but probably not anything on the little cove area. i think maybe eventually it will turn into a window seat, so that will be the way it's accented.

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  9. I personally feel like a darker painted room is cozier, therefore my vote is go for it! Love the idea of the nook being a different color for contrast.

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  10. Whatever you do will be gorgeous. Have fun!

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  11. Will you be painting the ceiling the same color as your paint choice for the walls? Or leaving the ceiling white?
    If it were my room, I would paint them both a dark charcoal color. Less contrast lessens the chance of the room feeling smaller. It will feel moody & cozy. I don't love the idea of an accent wall or painting the nook a different color. You can add more color with window treatments. That alone will make the room feel more finished.
    I would also get larger bedside lamps. Your current lamps appear out of scale next to your headboard.
    That's my 2 cents.

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    1. the lamps are fine in person (plus it took me forever to find blue lamps like I wanted, so they're not changing, haha). i thought about painting the ceiling, but i think it might be a little overwhelming. i'm leaning towards painting all walls the dark charcoal color. i think it will be pretty! just have to work up the energy to do it! and you are right about the accent wall - i've never really been a huge fan of them, so i am not sure what i was thinking. :)

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