Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 5:57PM
i want both. that is, i want more color and more interest. my house is boring boring boring. part of the problem is that i don't want to spend very much money and i don't want it to look cheap. but the other problem is that i'm not sure where to start and i don't always trust my own intuition. if you want me to be more specific, i am wanting to make some changes in my master bedroom without spending much money. i have two coverlets that i love. one is chocolate brown velvet (winter) and the other is brown and blue embroidered silk (spring/summer). i want to work with those, but i don't want the room to just be browns and blues. if i want to incorporate another color or an accent color (like coral or tumeric) how do i do that? i'm pretty sure if i just painted the walls that color there would be a disconnect (like there is in my living room. but that's for another post, i guess.)thanks for helping me. i can't wait to see what you suggest.
You are correct that painting the wall is not the way to go. Start rather with fabrics. One way would be to find a center decorative pillow, (like the photo) that brings in the new color you are wanting to use. Then, do it again, this time in a bench, or drapes, or a chair. These new textiles should include your accent color. One of them can be a solid color, (or tone on tone) but at least one should include your new color, with your blues and browns. Be careful, you need just the right textiles to make it pull together when you already have a printed fabric you are working with. Good luck- e-mail pictures, and I'll let you know if you did it. (Keep the tags on!)