Decorating & Furniture/Bedroom Dilemma
I am looking to decorate my bedroom. The room is aprox. 10x14. I have a couple of questions. Every wall in my bedroom has an opening. The entrance is on the north wall, a window seat is on the south wall(it has 3 window), a window sits in the center of the east wall and on the west wall is a closet and a window. How can I add balance to this room. Especially the wall with the window and the closet. I would like to perhaps make a screen sliding door to hide the window and closet door. Or perhaps curtains. However, I do not want the room to feel to heavy with fabric. Also my bed spread is a sand color. I love earthtones like browns, tans, and beige. I would like a color scheme that would blend these colors. Can you suggest colors for a window seat, the walls and the curtains if any?
Thanks for writing and for your questions. It's somewhat odd that you have every wall interrupted, but at least you have a 3 window opening and a window seat, plus another window in the room that provides natural light.
My suggestion about disguising the closet door is to add a room divider. With a small room, make sure that the divider itself is neutral in color. You may want to consider using a mirrored 3-panel divider or something in a rattan or wicker.
Since the window seat is opposite the door, you should have some balance once the closet door is disguised, but adding a beautiful "drape" to the outside of the windows will direct your attention to the window. Create a window seat that coordinates/matches the window drapery AND that coordinates with your bedspread.
Wall color? You need to use your favorite color. If you like earth tones, consider using a beautiful shade of pumpkin or eggplant, painting all your trim bright white. You could then use a floral drape, a pin-stripe (in the same colors as the floral) for the window seat and you could even create a few bed pillows out of the same fabric.
You'll be well on your way to a warm, inviting room.