Decorating & Furniture/Mixing styles

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Hi,
We have a guest bedroom that currently is furnished in white cottage
furnishings, and seaside colors (white and blue).  The bed needs replacing
and we recently displaced our traditional mahogany 4 poster bed.  Can we
mix and match the white beadboard painted furnishings (armoire and
nightstands) with a traditional dark 4 poster bed?  
Thanks for any advice!

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I would Teresa.

It sounds to me like the bed is a real 'feature' piece of furniture that deserves prominence in a room and therefore I see nothing wrong in using it in your otherwise white room.

If you feel it doesn't look quite right, perhaps you can use the colour of the wood as a bit of an accent colour and have  a small mahogany chair in the corner of the room (with a blue and white seat pad) if there is space or add a little bit of dark brown into your soft furnishings somewhere with maybe a couple of blue, white and dark brown pillows on the bed.

Kind regards

Andrea

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Andrea Elliston

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I am happy to answer questions regarding decorating, use of colour, soft furnishings ideas etc. I love quick and easy ideas that help people like me - short of time, money and sewing skills! I own and run the website Decorating Vacation Property for Profit

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I have been involved in the decoration and preparation of a number of vacation rental properties where making a property look a million dollars whilst only spending a few pounds is very important.

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