Jan 7, 2009

Need Help, In The Bedroom!

No, not THAT kind of help!! Decorating help! I know what most of you are thinking; "a designer needs help designing?", but the truth is many of us are good at making decisions for our clients but not for ourselves. I've found that when it comes to my bedroom I just can't commit!

So I've gone back to the drawing board and wanted to share some images of bedrooms that I like. While I find the first two quite relaxing and peaceful I have a feeling my hubby will nix them for being too feminine.
I like how dark and romantic this one is but I think it could make it even more difficult to get out of bed every morning.
So this one seems like a nice combination of romance and fun with the dark walls and red accents. But my instincts tell me the husband would still not approve.
OK, so what about this color palette? A nice mix of the relaxing light blues from above, neutral fabrics that aren't too feminine, and some accents of dark turquoise and red. I could work with this and clearly I have a thing for blue!
And my final option (for you, dear husband) neutral gray-blue walls and a pop of something on the bed! The wall color is masculine while the bedding has a more feminine touch without being too girly.

So enough of this floundering, let's make up our minds and get to work in the bedroom! (I know he won't argue with that!)

Photos courtesy of Domino and Apartment Therapy.

8 comments:

Olivia Irene said...

I love the last one. It's funky and feminine yet almost austere- which could be seen as more masculine. LOVE the comforter. Where is that from?

Bromeliad said...

It's from Target's Dwell Studio collection. It's called Perch.

Liz Reese | Coach Avenue Interiors said...

The last one is actually my least favorite. Not enough character. I like the second to last- with the light blue walls and neutral fabrics. It's a nice mix between the feminine top 2 and dark masculine one. Even with the neutral fabrics, you could have a lot of fun playing with the textures.

Liz Reese | Coach Avenue Interiors said...

The last one is actually my least favorite. Not enough character. I really like the second to last- with the light blue walls and neutral fabrics. It's a nice mix between the feminine top 2 ond the dark masculine one. Plus, with the neutral fabrics you could have a lot of fun playing with the textures.

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UH Cougar Fan said...

I like the first one! It would make those small NYC apartments look bigger. A comforter or duvet with more pattern and a pop of color with lamps and throw pillows . . . let me know when it is finished and I'll come visit!

Nick Klaus said...

I'd start with the last one as a jumping-off point. The grey should work with pretty much any color you want to accent with. After that, pattern selection should be the next item up: Its too late for me to think of a lightly masculine pattern right now, but I'll look for one.

Renae said...

I am so like you....why is it so much easier to make decisions for others? I actually like the one you think is romantic, I love the carpet, and it does seem more fitting when shared with your man!