Attached are some pictures of my 15.5 x 16.5 master bedroom. I feel it's pretty blah right now so I wanted to hear your opinion as to what you think I need to do. Other than the furniture having to stay I am very open to all your suggestions. I also love the painting over the bed and I really don't want to move it if you think it's a good scale. (FYI: I AM trying to negotiate taking the elliptical out of here (wish me luck!) so you can just ignore it if you can. : ) try spilling a liquid on it...
1) We had thought about getting a new flat screen to mount on the wall above the dresser. However our budget is not going to allow that for a while so I was thinking about switching the armoire to the wall where the dresser is and hiding the TV in it. I think that the furniture is better the way it is now. If you came across a picture for you to hang over the dresser- you would not notice the TV so much. You wouldn't want to spend too much $- since it is not your long term plan- but you might find one that you can move to another location later. (The wall where the armoire is is just wide enough to fit the dresser, it would be almost at the edge of the trim on both sides but it would fit.) I just didn't know what to do on the spaces that would be left on either side of the armoire if I switch to the bigger wall, or do I even have to center it on the wall?. (see the alcove above- you should have twice as many shelves in there- fill the whole space.)
2) What to do with the empty wall spaces above the nightstands? armoire? dresser? and doors? I feel it looks odd to look at just wall but can you hang anything that high? Or do I do something to the wall itself? I would wallpaper the room- check out the damask I found for you below- It has a little bit of a grayish shade that I thought might go with your carpet- but at the same time bringing in the warmer tones of the art.
3) Window treatments - do you think long panels hung high? or any other ideas? see this post for window treatments.
6) I am trying to think of the variety you always talk about so I would like a mirror somewhere and a picture gallery. I like Pottery Barn, ZGallerie, Uttermost stuff a lot. I like neutral colors, and warm colors for accents. Thanks to your blog I am now open to patterns (which always scare me because I get tired of them easy...) I also love wood moldings. What would you do in this room to give it character?