Phyllis H
Phyllis H
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Asked on May 31, 2012

Need some advice

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We just remodeled our Mbr and it still needs some tweaking. We used sea glass colors and lots of shells in the room. I just painted the armoire and I want to paint the jewelry armoire but what color.I'm a monocromatic person so I don't usually use dark or bright colors. should I add some turquise items on the dresser? When we walk into the room, I want a Wow. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and even constructive criticism. It has to be accessories because we spent all of our money on the remodel.
New Mbr
New Mbr
wicker chair
wicker chair
arrangement on dresser
arrangement on dresser
jewelry hooks over jewelry armoire
jewelry hooks over jewelry armoire
wicker night stand
wicker night stand
just painted tv armoire
just painted tv armoire
q need some advice, bedroom ideas, home decor
white wicker nightstand and chair ext to scan design dresser
white wicker nightstand and chair ext to scan design dresser
Bed
Bed
jewelry armoire I'd like to paint
jewelry armoire I'd like to paint
scan design gents chest hubby won't let me paint
scan design gents chest hubby won't let me paint
41 answers
  • Marcy
    on May 31, 2012

    I love your bed linens.

  • 3po3
    on May 31, 2012

    OK, so take this with a massive grain of salt as I am no designer, but I really like natural wood tones. It looks like you have at least two other pieces that match this natural wood finish. Why not leave it as is?

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    The jewelry armoire is ugly to me but I need it to hold all my junkie jewelry. Doesn't seem to go with the scan design so I was thinking about painting it. I have a mixture of scan design and white wicker in the room.

  • Angel R
    on May 31, 2012

    The room is GREAT! The wood colors have to go...Love the armoire!! If you are keeping ALL the furniture...i would go kind of beige,off white,the jewelry box i would do a nice blue...like the shade of green you used on the other...and turqoise you have to be careful with....accesories only...

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    My hubby wouldn't let me paint the scan design furniture. Too many $$ in it. I was thinking about blue too for the jewelry armoire. That shelf above it is avocado though.

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    Do you think a headboard is necessary. Haven't been able to find one that goes with everything and the pillows are stacked up anyway. What about my idea to have 3-4 square B&W photos with white frames above the bed and move those photos over to the left over the gent's chest. Wish I had a sense of design

  • Sharron W
    on May 31, 2012

    Ok, this is what I think might help, it's really a lovely pallette but you're right...you left out something...You used the colors of the beach....and left out the color of the sky and the water...and when you painted the TV Armoire you painted it almost the exact color of the wall so it disappears... Plus you look like you were going for the spa feel but need a few touches... So Heres what I'd do...Paint the Jewelery armoire white to match your wicker...and Frankly I'd repaint the TV armoire so it was white as well... the glass vase on the dresser that has a little sand and a shell in it...I'd dump the sand and put in the plastic or glass flower arranging crystals in various shades of blue (mix it up the water isn't all one color, neither is the sky) and by all means put your shells back in on top...the glass vase on the floor with the sea grass, Do the same thing...add in the glass/plastic crystals for some color...Lastly, I'd go find a Large quantity of sheer fabric at the fabric store and dye it to a pale blue/turquoise and drape it along the tops of the curtain rods and let it come down the side a couple of feet... I'd also add a matching rod on the wall at the head of the bed several feet above the picture frames and drape the sheer fabric on it as well...Since you don't have a headboard, you could evenput curtains on it if you wanted to and make it appear that your bed was under a window...you would of course want to move those pictures then if you did that....

  • Mikey F
    on May 31, 2012

    I agree...paint out all the furniture white. If hubby dosen't like it, buy new furniture and put his precious furniture in the garage. What I see are issues with scale. The lamps are too small on the nightstands, as is the art over the bed and in the reading corner. I'd take the art over the bed, paint the frames out white and hang them vertically one over the other where the smaller art in the reading nook is. I'd then find a nice large piece of art or a mirror that will balance out the headboard and further help anchor that wall. I'd also pick a neutral duvet and shams for the bed....--linen in natural or a blue-grey, maybe even white...

  • Mikey F
    on May 31, 2012

    I take part of the above back, there is no need to buy new furniture. Just threaten your husband you are going to buy new furniture--start looking a restoration hardware catalogs and circle insanely expensive things, dog ear pages, comment about their great financing options, etc. . .that should be enough for him to let you paint. And a FYI for Danish Modern furniture--in my neck of the woods-it's hard to give it away!

  • Barb A
    on May 31, 2012

    I thinks the scale of the nightstands is too small for the bed, they seem to get lost to the weight/ size of the bed. The trunk at the foot of the bed is small also. The wood tones in the furniture pieces have more reds/ oranges and take away from the organic feel that I think you are trying to achieve. I think restaging a few accessories may help pull things together for you. I would remove the artwork closest to the chair and put the potted palm there, the one on the floor could be placed on the center of the chest of drawers as a focal point. Take the branch arrangement on the dresser and place it on top of the jewelry, change out the vase, something bigger, the height of the arrangement should be 11/2 times the height of the vessel. Try replacing the trunk with the left bedside table. Consider replacing the bedside lamps with something that has more weight and height, think texture and color. On top of the armoire, I would look for large glass vases of varying heights(3) perhaps fill one with starfish, one with organic decorative balls, and one with sea glass. All of which you can purchase at any craft store. The overall palate is beautiful, for the furniture that you can paint, I would look to a coastal palate collection and choose one of the whites( not bright). The armoir color is very nice and serves as a beautiful focal piece. Hope this helps

  • Pam
    on May 31, 2012

    I think the mixture of natural and painted pieces not working for a beachy feel. I would not hesitate to paint all of the furniture in light hues to keep that beachy theme. Does not have to be the same color but definitely light shades. The natural furniture mixed in is what's taking away from a completed look of this room. It doesnt work together.

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    Thanks so much for all the ideas. This is my first post. Just wish I had done it before I started. Now the big job is convincing the hubby.

  • Barbara M
    on May 31, 2012

    I agree with Pam, would paint all the wooden furniture and would add some brighter some coral and brighter turquoise to the colors, some flowers with the sea grass, even would paint the jewelry shelf brighter

  • Anita W
    on May 31, 2012

    I would move the large pieces in the room to create better flow for the eye. Put the armoire on the center of the wall where the short dresser and mirror are. The lower dresser could should go on the wall at the end of the bed (where the armoire is now), but hang the mirror over the dresser instead of leaning it on the wall. Be sure the tall dresser is centered on the wall where it is, or slightly closer to the door than the corner. The corner there looks really crowded. Put the jewelry chest where the green plant is, near the chair and put the self over it instead of the pictures. I think that the table on the left side of the bed is too short. If you could find or build some kind of simple base for the trunk (could be the same wood color as the unpainted furniture) to make it the same height as the wicker table, I think it would make a good bedside table - wicker on both sides of the bed. The lamps are also too small, something with a little more weight and with a cylcindrical shade would give it a modern, but still simple look. The armoire will be a great focul point, and since you have already put so much work into it, why not add some stencils to the center of the doors and change out the knobs. Here's where you could add some pops of color - deep coral maybe. Put the jar with the shells and sand on top of the shorter dresser near the end by the sliding glass door. Replace the yellow flowers with deep coral and add some darker willow also. Either make a grouping of all 4 pictures you have showing in your photos or find something larger. I like the black frames, black always adds drama. If you get somthing new, try to find something with a bit of the deep coral color in it, keep the frame black. Change out the small standing picture frames with coral or black frames, add a coral pillow and maybe a new throw (coral) and you're done, without painting the furniture. The unpainted furniture does have a bit of red in it and I think the coral will help bring everything together and it will add the pop you are looking for without overwhelming the room. I think the room will be more visually balanced with the furniture rearrangement and the added contrasting color. After all, coral comes from the sea too. Great start! Good luck!

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    More great ideas! Thank all of you so much. The little jewelry armoire is the first piece of first as you enter on the right, the necklace shelf is over it, the green tv armoire is next opposite the bed. I know someone suggested switching it with the long dresser but the TV needs to be opposite the bed. I'd have to put the tv on it and not sure if that would work. I'm getting mixed reviews on the scan design furniture painting which is interesting. Nate B------ doesn't believe having matched sets so that's good since we don't have anything that matches. Keep those ideas coming. Thanks again!

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    Here's another photo taken from across the other side of the room. Shows entrance where jewelry armoire is located.

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  • Clay B
    on May 31, 2012

    I would say a really large/tall/bold headboard. It doesn't take that much to make one ,and affix it directly to the wall. It's mainly plywood, foam,and fabric/buttons or something. I seem them make them all the time on HGTV shows. Look around online for making your won headboard. I think this will give the room a major focal point, and give you that WOW your looking for. One good way to browse, go to Google, type your search like "handmade headboards" or whaterver, then click "Images" on top menu. Maybe you'll see something you'll like, or get an idea.

  • Cherish C
    on May 31, 2012

    Go with shiny silver accents. The silver will brighten it up and go along with the color scheme perfectly! Add picture frames, handles and knobs to dressers. Silver will add just the right amount of pop you are looking for without going over board, and can be done easily in any budget.

  • Sharron W
    on May 31, 2012

    I'd definately paint the jewelery chest and the shelf above it white...and if you don't want to reapint the TV cabinet white, (Which I still think you should), but I think the idea of stencils on the doors and drawer fronts is a wonderful idea, you could take a pattern that will match your seashell/beach theme and if you leave it green, stencil it in white...if you repaint it white you could really pop some color with coral and turquoise stencils!

  • Becky H
    on May 31, 2012

    I'm thinking...........take it one step further; paint it all white, then sand down to the green in some areas that hands normally would wear the finish, and then seal it all. Beaches are tough on furniture, and that would give it a little shabby look to go with all. Just a thought.

  • Sharron W
    on May 31, 2012

    You can also beef up your wow factor on the lamps by buying larger shades (find them at the thrift stores) and recovering them in a fabric of complementary shades...varigated blues or corals...you could even dye it yourself....i would still put the sheers up over the bed to drape down each side...it would be a soft and easy fix for no headboard!

  • Dena H
    on May 31, 2012

    I think you did a lovely job! Maybe add some more of that green that you have in the jar of shells throughout the room and add lighting. Those battery operated spotlights that hang on the top of frames to showcase art. A strand or two of the clear rope lighting around the bottom of the bed. Stuff like that will give it a 'wow' factor and won't cost you a lot of $$$.

  • Designs by BSB
    on May 31, 2012

    Incredible advice thus far! I side with painting the jewelry white. I dont think your husband's piece is bad. It's his room too and it obviously means something to him, so why not let him be a part of it? Make it work ... bring in a headboard that has maybe the same wood trim with a center panel that is white or light fabric? Id add a punch of color for wow factor.. right now it is very subdued, and relaxing. A punch of (bigger) yellow flowers would be pretty and still be a neutral. I would even consider a burnt orange.. inexpensive to change out small pieces of decor when you tired of them. I agree re: nightstands... they are much too small for the height of that bed. If you cant swap them out, consider alternatives to raising them. Ive seen some creative options.

  • Lynette R
    on May 31, 2012

    What about painting glazed stripes (maybe 4-6" wide) on the wall behind the bed?! You could use a pearlized paint or if the walls are a 'flat', just use a satin in 3/4 of the color formula that you've already painted. Gives it a moire look, suttle but elegant. My photo has 3" stripes, but 4-6' is nice and saves time.

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  • Tina C
    on May 31, 2012

    Chocolate brown .. for sure...no turquise...

  • Phyllis H
    on May 31, 2012

    What wonderful choices! Maybe I can get Nate to come with a crate to try them all. I think I saw a website that will let you load a photo and try different colors to see which one works best. That would be nice if I could try them all out to see which one I like. Thanks a lot for all the ideas you guys.

  • Debbie E
    on Jun 1, 2012

    I agree with Tina with the idea of chocolate brown.I would also a chocolate brown lamp shade possibly a few geometric shapes and add a nice fluffy round chocolate rug and add some brown throw pillows to tie it all in!I will look fabulous....

  • Marti L
    on Jun 1, 2012

    I just saw in the new Ethan Allen Flyer the color they highlighted with was a hot pink/fushia. It would look beautiful with the greys.

  • Designs by BSB
    on Jun 1, 2012

    sherwin williams chip it allows you to upload a photo .. see my earlier post for a link!

  • Just the Right Touch
    on Jun 1, 2012

    Phyillis, Changing the bedspread and put accents to compliment the colors in the bedspread.

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  • Debi M
    on Jun 1, 2012

    I did our guestroom in seascape a while back. In order to give it "pop" after I painted the furniture white, I accented it with fish, plants and shells that I stenciled on. It added so much to the room without overdoing it. I replaced the curtains with fish net that I bought at the craft store. My hubby made a picture frame out of driftwood and I added bits of shells, a purchased crab, a sand dollar on to it for a decorative touch. The other accent I used was a large lamp, which I filled with seashells we picked up. You've done a beautiful job. It takes a while for it all to come together.

  • Juana A
    on Jun 7, 2012

    What about painting it a soft yellow. That way it makes a statment but it won't be overwhelming to you. Now me I would paint it a wow blue color LOL good luck

  • Lori
    on Mar 9, 2015

    This post is so old, did you paint it? What colour? I would have suggested you go to Modern Masters site and pick a metallic from their glorious selection. Their paints are not for the faint of heart but worth it. A beautiful metalic silver/green maybe? Or just silver.

  • Karen
    on Mar 11, 2015

    I agree with some of the others. I think bolder lamps that make a statement and a duvet or bedspread with stronger color or else a fluffy, crisp white one with cushions in a color pulled from something else in the room (maybe from the pictures?)The spread on the bed seems a bit washed out. It's a really good start though!

  • Martha
    on Mar 11, 2015

    Paint it a distressed light gray. Change the bedspread to a white comforter or duvet cover and add decorative pillows, solid and patterns, keeping it with your color scheme of the room. I would also paint the dresser a light distressed gray.

  • Rocky Jackson
    on Aug 12, 2015

    I love the color blue on the walls, very restful, What is the color and type of paint. Moira Jackson

    • Phyllis H
      on Aug 12, 2015

      @Rocky Jackson CLC1205W No Way from Lowe's or Home Depot. I love the color!

  • Erica Irwin
    on Oct 15, 2015

    I agree with Martha, change the bedspread to white color then you can buy a fabric or pillow cover with turquoise, yellow. I would also paint the wicker furniture since your husband doesn't want you to paint the brown furniture maybe a turquoise or yellow. I don't think you are wanting to paint again this is why I didn't address the walls but I'm not a fan of the color.

  • Carol
    on Dec 2, 2015

    I think what it needs is a wicker headboard. It doesn't have to be real wicker maybe some wicker woven on a piece of painted plywood in a basket weave or X weave like the chair with a braided border or a panel door to use as a headboard I think also bigger night stands and taller lamps if the budget allows. I might also put the throw accross the foot of the bed. I might also add bigger or more pictures to the area by the chair. It is a big room and can accommodate larger furniture and pictures. I love the color scheme and evvy you the size of your bedroom.

  • Jenny
    on Jan 10, 2016

    Definitely more white and more deeper aquas and blues vs. sage. I would paint the cabinet that is green a bright white and distress it. I would also get white bedding and add some beautiful pillows and a pretty sea glass or aqua throw. I always think a bed needs a headboard. You can make an inexpensive "headboard" by nailing beadboard to your wall and trimming it out. Or even use a vintage door (check Habitat for Humanity - our's always have tons) Check out Amazon for really inexpensive pillow covers. I change out mine a lot and get tons on there for $5 a piece! I think you have got a great start there. Just needs some pop. Also, you can make a room look beachy by your choice of colors. Lots of seashells, etc., can make it look kitschy. I would keep it to something like a beautiful aqua mason jar filled with shells or a pretty tray with some items on them. That is just me, though. When we stay at homes at the beach (we have rented many over the years), I've noticed they give it a beachy vibe with their color choices in paint and fabrics more than anything else.

  • Diana Deiley
    on May 7, 2016

    I also like the suggestion of a white comforter with colorful accent pillows. I'd go for a white jewelry cabinet with new nickel finish knobs or something nautical along with painting that side table white to balance things out. And I'd hang one large framed mirror above the bed to reflect light or you could hang a large ocean painting to draw the eye to that wall creating your focal point. Beautiful room! Great job.

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