I love when my readers come to me with good post ideas. Especially, when it’s one that could potentially turn into a regular series—if you all are up for it, that is. . . Maija suggested that I look at a room and based on my first impression, say what I would add or take away from the space. So, I asked her to be my guinea pig. She sent me this picture of her master bedroom:
>Feels like the room falls “flat”; a little bland overall
>Says the room feels more formal than they actually are
>Concerned lighting may be too big
>Unsure how to pull together mismatched nightstands
Let me preface this by saying there is no right or wrong here—just my first impression of what I might do differently or tweak, if it were my own space. And, although I’m not working with a specific budget or exact measurements, I did pull a few product examples to illustrate what I’m envisioning.
So, I think the biggest thing this room needs is warmth, and I would do that by pulling in more gold. Gold and gray is one of my favorite combos and has such a rich, luxe feel when paired together.
I would also change out some of the more formal elements with some modern, fresh pieces—and a few touches of black:
Do you have a room in your house that you’d like to have considered for a future “give & take” post? Send me a picture so we can see if it’s a good fit. :)
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