I just received this cry for help from a reader. Let’s see if we can help her, you guys!
I love all your advice and I am looking for help ASAP as we have to redo a bedroom as a guest room this week.
I am working off of a large framed picture I would like to keep in the room….it is a navy to midnight blue frame with an ocean scene with colors of lighter blue, gray and white. I also have a chaise lounge that looks like this:
(Note: if the photo of the chaise doesn’t appear for you, click on the white space below–it’s being flaky today.)
The chaise is navy/midnight blue with a damask type cloth:
I am thinking of bringing out the light grey in the picture and either grey carpet or dark blue? I was also thinking of doing the 4 walls 2 different colors dark blue and grey with the picture being hung on a grey wall. The third idea I have is to do white walls with navy carpet. I need all the advice I can get. Thank you for your time ! –Lynn
Okay. I would personally go for gray carpet over blue because it’s more of a neutral in case you (or the future owners) ever wanted to use different colors in the room. (We all remember the cry for help I got from Stuck with the Blues, who agonized over how to work around the blue carpet in her house.)
How about gray carpet with gray walls? Then you could use navy and white accents in the bedding, window treatments, and accessories.
I like dark navy walls in a bedroom as long as there’s a lot of white to contrast with it (white trim, bedding, and window treatments). However, I think that works best when you have hardwood floors. Dark painted walls and a gray or navy carpet seems like it would be too heavy or dark. That’s just my personal preference, however. You can all feel free to disagree with me on that one.
Painting two walls navy and two walls gray might be interesting. I’d pick one or the other and go with it, though, if it were me. Again, it’s not a decorating rule. It’s just what I like better.
All right, everybody. I know Lynn would love to hear all of your creative ideas, so throw your two cents in!