Decorating & Furniture/bedroom madness


Hi, I recently moved into a new townhome. This is my first home. I went on a shopping spree and bought up all his new furniture and got it in my house before I realized it didnt really fit what I wanted. Needless to say the return policies dont allow me to return any of it at this point. The room I am most annoyed with is the bedroom suit. I got a very dark wood leather back headboard and matching dresser. The carpet is light beige and walls are the same color. I thought painting the walls would help. So I tried out, but nothing looked right. Can you give me any suggestions? Thank you

Hi Valerie,
I would choose to paint the walls either a blue or green color. Here are some images that may inspire you. If you would like further assistance please send images to

Blue Bedrooms with Dark Wood Furniture

Green Bedrooms with Dark Wood Furniture

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