We are currently renting a house. The walls in my bedroom are gold and the curtains are an olive green with cream sheers. I can't paint and I am trying to work with the curtains that are there. I've had the orange-ish comforter forever so I recently purchased a white one. I thought white would go with anything but it might be too bright. And I definitely need new sheets but I'm not sure what color. Is there a way to make the white comforter work with the room? Please help! Thank you!
The first place to start is by reading this post on how to make the bed.
Secondly- can you make the white work? Absolutely. All you need are some "unifiers". The place I would start is above the headboard. Remeber that this is the "focalpoint" Get a piece of art that has your gold, your green, but also white. Something like this floral:
Or- for a softer look- try these birch trees:
I also like this birch piece:
Keep in mind that if you go vertical, in a place like this that so obviously is asking for a horizontal piece of art, then you can make it work by adding a couple of sconces to either side.
Now, back to what we learned in the bedmaking post. One piece of bedding does not a bed make! You need to add sheets, ...
a throw laid out on the lower 1/3 of the bed...
Using some updated prints and patterns you can add a fresh current look to a somewhat dated background.
By the way- you need some larger lamps, and your current picture is hung way too high, and I would also say that your night stands are too small for a queen size bed. ;-)