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This may be kind off off-topic in a fashion forum, but I figure that all of you have good taste. I really need help decorating my bedroom(s) Odd, I know, but I do have two--my parents are divorced. This should be fun because I can try out different styles, but doing two at once can also be kind of overwhelming...which is why I'm seeking help!

At Mom's, my room is small and square with white walls (to be painted) and an offwhite/cream carpet. I already have furniture that fits and is arranged very well (ash) as well as a quilt that I like (kind of patchwork, but pretty neutral). (The window is across from the door with an easel in front of it. ) The walls are bare, though (colorless and decoration-less ). It's an extremely cosy space that I love, but it needs more of my personality.

At Dad's, my room is rectangular (long but narrow) with the door at the end of one of the long sides. My bed is at the short end farthest from the door. The floor is this cool wood that's almost white, and there is a row of lights kind of like the lights used for stagework (turnable) along the long wall that the door is on. The opposite long side is made up of windows (with blinds), and the ceiling slants down from the lights to the windows. My furniture is pretty utilitarian, but that could work with a variety of styles and various pieces could be replaced...if only I knew what I wanted to do! At least here I have stuff on my walls (drawings, pictures, collages, prints--but I would like more), although they're painted white. Overall, the room really needs color.

Both rooms are quite dull and boring, and I just can't seem to get them decorated. At Mom's I have more of an excuse because we just moved, but it's still a problem whether or not I have a reason. Sorry for the uber-long post, but I was really hoping that some of you might have suggestions as to how to start, ideas for types of 'looks,' names of stores/places to find cool things...

I really don't like traditional looks as much, either. I'm sixteen with a lot of personality, and I want my living spaces to show it! Then again, I want them to be somehow put-together-looking so that the overall effect is cool.

Ok, guys...think fab five! Please offer any thoughts, tips, etc that come to mind, even kooky ones (wait, especially kooky ones!). Thanks sooo much in advance.

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i would suggest ck sheets. they're awesome.


check out design within reach. good modern furnite. www.dwr.com

and uhh...burnt orange. good color. signing out.

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You may try one of the rooms a bit risque with multi-color vertical stripes ..either on pastel colors or bright ones ... its bold and if you lack of artwork, the wall treatment will suffice ...
the smaller one should keep the white theme ... it'll make it look bigger.
BBC has this show called "Changing rooms" ...they have a great sample in this link

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Thanks for the tips loserunit and blumarine .
Loserunit: Ooo, I like that furniture a lot... I actually really need a blanket/quilt/something for my bed at Dad's, so the sheets are a good start.

Bluemarine: That show looks kind of like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy--ever seen it? Oh man, it's so funny (and this comes from someone who doesn't watch much tv). I don't get BBC, though (it's European, correct?). Interesting painting techniques for the walls. I would probably go with bright over pastel, personally, but I like the idea. Much effort involved, though .

(edited because blumarine's post appeared after I wrote mine--oops)

If I just had a starting point, I might be able to go from there. The problem is that I just can't decide on a 'scheme,' nor do I know where to start. The whole thing is kind of overwhelming to me, I must admit. In my room at Dad's, for example, there are so many possiblities! At Mom's...I see less interesting possibilities because it has already started to go in a certain direction. Did I mention that I'm on a budget? Erm, yeah...

I just don't know what I'm doing.

*sigh* I guess I'll figure it out at some point. If I do, maybe I'll post pictures. In the mean time, any help is appreciated.

Having added my topic and posts in the form of a novel, I think it's time to stop posting for a bit.

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when i was younger & on a budget i dressed my rooms the same way I dressed myself...start with amazing pieces & the get the basics....

go to a "cheaper" store for a basic bed (depending on the theme...pottery barn for a more classic look, or maybe ikea for a more modern look)
actually, i really love brass beds, not shiny brass beds, kind of dull brass

then get bedding & chairs at more interesting stores (Anthropologie has cool homeware, antique stores, the internet...you can get awesome retro furniture on the web)

for some inspiration, look here, this is where i buy all of my furniture now.

http://www.horchow.com/

hope this helped

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another place to start that's reasonable is ikea.

i like having random things too. my end tables are a step ladder and a stainless steel bathroom cart.
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i like the last one.

i always liked this company. i really wanted the tokyo bed.

http://porro.com/eng/nnindex.htm

look at it. it's so beautiful.
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i think this is a good website for modern furniture...http://mauricevillency.intrusttech.c...sp?productID=9

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http://mauricevillency.intrusttech.c...sp?productID=2

so cool i wish my parents would buy me this stuff for my room but noooo
anyone know were i can get cheaper and similiar looking items?

edit- i really like, like vintage vanities and furniture kinda like stuff from the movie how to deal...anyone know were i can get some of that or look at it online?

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Originally posted by loserunit@Apr 12th, 2004 - 10:28 pm
i would suggest ck sheets. they're awesome.
yes~ i love mine
they have really pretty designs.. very nature-y . i can't think of a word.

loserunit: i like your room it looks so warm and spacious and your end 'tables' are very creative. i like the little stepladder

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Thanks so much, everybody. I love your input. And loserunit, I *adore* those endtables!

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