Small Apartment bedroom
March 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I love this candle holder and would like to use it as inspiration for my apt bedroom. Any decor suggestions for a bedroom on budget-I'm leaning toward bold, rich colors like deep blues, mandarin orange, purple
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I went to Houzz PHOTOS, scrolled down to Bedrooms, and entered "jewel tones" into the search box. I found quite a few photos I personally liked, but I do not know YOUR style? Formal, eclectic, International?
March 7, 2013 at 7:45pm   
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I'd suggest you search for Hollywood Regency, based on the picture you posted. You can have a tiny jewel box!
March 7, 2013 at 8:11pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
What a fun room this could be. I'd start by painting the bed wall one of the colors you mentioned, and I'll choose orange. Then I'll add two butler's tables as night stands. Above each table I'll hang the capiz shell pendant shown below. The orange wall will stand out nicely against the white Morocco headboard from West Elm.

I'll leave it to you to find some appropriate bedding in purple and orange, with a silver pillow thrown in.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID Butler Trays + Stands | west elm Capiz Round Pendant, White
Morocco Headboard, White Lacquer Sherwin Williams Knockout Orange 6885
March 7, 2013 at 8:12pm     
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What color are your bedroom walls now? Can you paint the walls or working with a current wall color? I
March 7, 2013 at 8:15pm   
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Dezign Studio Inc
until you post some pictures of the room ....
March 7, 2013 at 8:34pm   
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Dezign Studio Inc
some more.......
March 7, 2013 at 8:35pm   
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The L.A. Lady
I'm with decoenthusiaste on Hollywood regency. Bold, rich colors and metallics definitely fit the bill. To start, I'd take the candle holder to a paint store and start matching up swatches to it and see what works. Carolyn suggested painting the bed wall and I agree: you'll find out pretty quickly if you love the color or not! Then you'll have your candle holder and paint swatch ready to go when you pick out bed linens and accessories.

I think I've said this in about half my posts but I'll say it again: colors look different in different lighting. This is even more true when it comes to bright colors, so really look at those swatches in daylight and at night with the room's lighting and see what you like.

Post pics when you're done! I'm so over beige bedrooms and want to see some color.
March 7, 2013 at 9:34pm   
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My bedroom walls are beige (yucky!). My headboard is dark brown and the bed is only furniture I have for the room thus far. If I painted orange do you all think a creme bedding would work? Sorry for all the questions, this is my First apartment!
March 8, 2013 at 11:58am   
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Oh yeah my style is ecletic/urban/simplistic.
March 8, 2013 at 12:01pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I would prefer you do a white quilt, but if you already have cream, you can work with it. Then I'd add 2 or 3 purple or turquoise euro shams and a folded quilt or throw at the bottom in the color that you didn't use on the shams.

On a tight budget, you could use this group from Ikea, purchasing the duvet cover to fold at the foot of your bed (with or without the actual duvet inside the cover). Then you could use 3 of the pillows at the head of the bed, covering the actual pillow you sleep on.

The reason I like white quilts is that you can continue to use it when you get rid of the turquoise, orange and purple, and it will go with anything. Cream isn't as crisp looking with these bright colors.
March 8, 2013 at 12:47pm     
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