I live in Utah and noticed you went to BYU, good for you (I probably shouldn't mention my husband is a Utes fan :)! We just bought a king bed (yay, more room!) and of coarse I needed to get a new comforter and now the walls don't match the comforter so we are going to paint and get a new bedroom set. I thought I was certain what I wanted, then we changed our mind a couple of times and I am frustrated, please help!
Right now the room has a chair rail (I know you are not a big fan hence chair rail snob :) the bottom is green and the top tan. I was thinking I wanted to do all one color, keep it simple, maybe a cream color or delicate white? Would it look good with the walls and the chair rail painted the same color? I was thinking a white that has more of a tan hue and then the white chair rail, but I am afraid it's going to be too much going on especially if I have dark wood furniture with a white chair rail? I dunno. I don't really want to take the chair rail down because we have old plaster walls and I'm afraid the holes won't fill in nicely. The comforter set we bought is a deep reddish-orangish color, with cream sheets, a dark brown almost black pillow with cream flowers on it, a creamy white pillow, deep red euro shams and the same reddish-orangish color shams, it's from Simply Vera, Vera Wang at Kohls. It's the Persimmon Comforter Set, if you want a visual from their website http://www.kohls.com/ Our bedroom set is going to be a dark brown wood set. The windows have white wood blinds with no window treatments. The room is pretty small, the house was built in the 1940's, a charming old house that has the original doors (painted white) and small planked wood floors. Please, if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them and truly appreciate any help. We plan to paint either tomorrow or Thursday.
Thanks so much.
Soooo- you are painting tomorrow or Thursday... I should mention that it takes me a few months to get to the requests in my e-mail. (longer for Utes fans :) So- I am sure you have long ago (March) painted- however- I first read it today. I will tell you that I would have painted it solid- the cream color of the sheets. (so long as it goes well with your carpet)
Kohls wouldn't let me copy the bedding- but you can see it folder_id=2534374753039582">here. It is a contemporary set- all the more reason to not draw attention to the traditional nature of the chair rail. I would accent it with brown highly textured solid drapes.- Like a velvet... Every bedroom needs drapes. Add some pattern and softness with a rug.