There is also hideous hideous 80s furniture which belonged to my mother that i hope to get rid of as soon as i can find something of good quality, not too expensive, and fits with the sloped wall. This is quite tough since most tall dressers are taller than 51 inches, the most i can go. So til then i am doing some smaller fixes so i can at least feel like the room isn't an afterthought and perhaps inspire relaxation.
This picture from Homegoods is my inspiration and validation that i can make it work. See that red-we'll call it maroon-around the flowers? And the gray and blue? It actually fits in the space of another piece i took down. I call it fate. S calls me out about spending more money.
So, this incredibly affordable and framed art is my jumping off point.
Things that will stay the same:
the rug-matched the gold and maroon, but has the gray/blue i am going for in the room now, too.
the maroon chaise-have never seen a slipcover for a chaise, can't make one, will try throwpillows in gray/blue.
the wood storage bench-fine as is.
Things that will be changed:
bedspread color-no more maroon and gold, tho the bedspread was really nice. will try duvet color for easy season changing and better for the wallet.
artwork-less french, less maroon.
wall color-paint one already!
furniture-not cream laqcuer with gold trim. and maybe a new mattress that is soft.
lighting-goodbye, eiffel tower lamp and cream and gold touch lamp. dude, it matched the 8os furniture perfectly.
overall feel/theme-boring blah to ahhh. oh yeah, that's good.
The room has a french theme in the artwork which looked good for color on the walls, matching the maroon. Not good for the whole gray/blue calming direction. Thanks to the internet, colored pencils, and scrapbooking paper i have new free artwork.
I printed this little birdy at work, so it printed only black and white. That's where the colored pencils came in. I think i hear it calling me. "cheap cheap".
Annnnnd...sigh. Yes, i'm calmer already. How bout you?