Master Bedroom

I need some advice on décor for my master bedroom. I'm wanting to decorate in French country but I'm having problems finding things appropriate for it in my budget. My colors are deep red, black, and white. The picture shows the bedding I'm getting my inspiration from. Any suggestions?
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  13 answers
  • Cindy Richter Cindy Richter on Jan 17, 2014
    one great thing about FC is that it's not matchy matchy. Use an old door to make a bed side table or use a flea market tea cart. Find clearance fabric for recovering lamp shades. Outdoor garden items could be interesting. Maybe an outdoor bench at the end of the bed? Layer your pillows too, you don't want them to match either. Hope that helps. Oh, we have family in Navasota - Small world.

    • Donna Donna on Jan 17, 2014
      @Cindy Richter Thanks for the great suggestions! We just moved here a couple of years ago. We're actually out in the country. Love it here!

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jan 18, 2014
    I like it!

    • Donna Donna on Jan 18, 2014
      @Sherrie Thanks, but that's as far as it goes the rest of the room is bare!

  • White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs on Jan 18, 2014
    LOVE your warm and cozy colors and esp. the tiny checks. Can you "shop your house"? Meaning walk around your home and look for items that might fit in this room? Or, shop Goodwill/thrift shop etc. looking for a comfy chair and side table for a corner, or a dresser if you need one. Focus on what would help to make your bedroom comfortable and functional... Do you need a small dressing table, reading corner, armoire, bench etc. Then start looking. You can always paint wood white!!

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Jan 18, 2014
    Donna, hit thrift stores and garage sales. Your Twin City Missions appears to offer furniture. Plus you're less than 50 miles from Round Top--their next sale is in April. I've been told that if you go the week before the actual opening you can find some spectacular bargains. (I'm a good two and a half hours from Round Top and have never made it myself.) I envy you your journey in thrifting items for your bedroom. Have fun!

  • Debby Debby on Jan 18, 2014
    Pinterest has tons of CF ideas: Plates, washed baskets, sconces, etc... Love your colors & room so far!

    • Donna Donna on Jan 21, 2014
      @Debby Thanks for the compliment and for the great ideas.

  • Debra Debra on Jan 19, 2014
    What a gorgeous inspiration picture! The red looks like an orange red on my monitor which goes perfectly with gray! I can picture a worn painted wooden figurine in such a room - like a rabbit, hen or goose. I agree with the above - hit the thrift shops. A lovely chair with a woven throw draped over the back.

    • Donna Donna on Jan 21, 2014
      @Debra Those are some great ideas. I hadn't thought about animals for in there. Do you think lace curtains would be good?

  • Debra Debra on Jan 21, 2014
    For my tastes, a lace curtain would be overdoing it. I would prefer to see something very simple at the windows. Perhaps even sheers with something interesting for the valance. Perhaps a toile of soft cream and gray or one that even has some gray and the red-orange in it? Come to think of it a soft orange-red print would be pretty too and you could echo the scallop. Now that I relook at the pix, I'd try a red french ticking valance. Simple, french, country!

    • Donna Donna on Jan 21, 2014
      @Debra It's so nice to get an outside opinion. I don't know about you but I can see how to decorate others places but when it comes to my home I freeze. My husband is building me a farmhouse bed with aromatic cedar in the center panel and I can't decide if I want to paint it black or white. What do you think? The walls are a light grey.

  • Debra Debra on Jan 22, 2014
    Oooooo that sounds nice! I assume you are not painting the aromatic cedar? What color will it eventually age to? I have a black headboard and love it. The black headboard in the pix looks great with the bedding. I think white would be less sophisticated, but it can be heavy. Had you given any thought to a dark gray?

  • Diana Lafavor Diana Lafavor on Jan 22, 2014
    Craigslist has been a bargain hunters dream in my area when it comes to furniture, once the weather warms up yard and church sales can be good too

  • Donna Donna on Aug 17, 2014
    Well I finally finished my master bedroom. Here are a few pictures. My husband built the bed for me..

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 18, 2014
    Think I might wallpaper the room. Would go with sheers under fabric for the windows and maybe add some tassles.

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Aug 19, 2014
    Great job so far, Donna! One suggestion: it's easy to paint lamp shades and I'd paint out the blue on yours with maybe a cream or white. The blue doesn't seem to blend in so well. As for Marion's suggestion of window dressing, she had me at tassels! Check out tutorials online to make your own. Don't use yarn, don't even use ribbon, just tear a coordinating fabric in strips and use that as your skirt layer, similar to what I did in the second photo. Good luck!

  • Lori Lori on Feb 08, 2015
    Your room is very nice and if you love it that's what counts, but, it isn't French Country if that's what you were going for. French Country is fussier and curvy and romantic with decorative details and to some extent feminine, in my opinion anyway. Your room appears more masculine with the bed and dressers and window coverings. That bed is great though, what a treasure, just not feminine.