By . Bedroom. Published at Thursday, April 19th, 2018 - 03:28:58 AM.
The abundance of built-in cabinetry had the potential for an interesting and well-edited group of accessories but needed to be given a facelift. In order to update the 1970s DIY bookshelves, I replaced glass shelving with custom-wood shelves, built soffits to install recessed lighting and divided the large expanse of cabinetry to the right of the fireplace. Additionally, to offset all the white woodwork, the backs of the bookshelves were painted green, which also served as a colorful backdrop for accessories.
Bright reds and oranges may not be the best colors for adults seeking a space to unwind in the evenings, but if one of those hues is your child's favorite, go for it. Touches of a bright shade will turn your bedroom into a cheery space.
The largest issue in the space was the off-center placement of the fireplace on the back wall. In order to address this issue, furniture was arranged in a circular seating group which served as a distraction from the fireplace placement and made the room feel balanced. In addition, this arrangement took advantage of the predominately square shape of the room and encouraged conversation, whether enjoying the fireplace or the view through the window.
Creating a sense of intimacy in such a large room was certainly my biggest obstacle! The large area rug I placed in the room anchored the oversized seating area. Casually elegant linen draperies over roller shades on the multiple windows added dimension, texture, warmth and a sense of being enveloped by the room.
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