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I came across your blog offering advice on design questions and I loved the Dawna’s Bedroom blog so I thought I would ask for your help. I have recently moved into an apartment that is completely unfurnished and I have the huge task of picking up furnishing and accessories for the entire one bedroom apartment. I am really excited by the opportunity but at the same time, I’m a little daunted by the task at hand. I thought I’d start with the bedroom and I’m hoping you can give this empty room a tranquil but sophisticated look. As you can see in the attached pictures, the window is asymmetrical and the current window treatment just needs to go.
This is what I have thought of thus far. A low king bed with its headboard pushed up to the window and two end tables to flank the bed. Work the asymmetrical window by putting up drapes across the whole width of the wall and covering up the left side of the window to create an illusion of balance and symmetry. Let me stop you there. This is not the wall that I would put the headboard on. Your illusion with the drapes is a good idea- but I would consider it only if I had to. Instead- I would put the headboard on the far wall opposite the closets. The headboard and bedding below are from Ballard Designs.I would like to replace the current shades with another type of shading such as bamboo but I am flexible with the choice. Bamboo or woven wood blinds are a great idea- dark brown would go great with the bedding above- Hang them (and your drapery panels)- from the ceiling- giving the long narrow window a better shape. Perhaps put a trunk at the end of the bed to offer more storage space. A common mistake in doing this is- is that trunks are often too small- find a bench that is over 60 inches in length- or use two trunks- a matching set. Do not go wider than the bed of course, but use as much of the length of the bed as you can. This is to the extent of my room design; however, I am completely open to your ideas. I also would like to purchase a chest, mirror, I would go with a mirror about 30 inches in width- like the one below.seating area, if possible, and anything else that may work in this room. WHOOOH- too much furniture! The room is already full. Purchase closet organizers- and under-the-bed storage. Don't try to fit too much furniture in your room. Go through your things and make a Goodwill pile. Adding more furniture will ruin your ambiance.
Don't forget an area rug- go with an 8 x 10- and put it where I did in the floorplan.
Can you please help design this empty room into a room that my boyfriend and I can call our sanctuary?
Thank you so much in advance for your help, Christine!