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Old 07-15-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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My elderly mother was staying with me for some months due to a chronic illness. She will be going to a nursing home soon, she had fallen and broken a hip, and needs more rehab.

She was occupying my bedroom, and I find I need to repaint and get new curtains, because it feels like it;s still her room (even though she had a hospital bed and her own comforter).

I'm looking for some suggestions. Tried grays/blues--too baby blue or drab.
Would like something subtle, not a fan of loud colors.

Any suggestions?

Here is a picture of my bedroom:


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Old 07-16-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Best of wishes on your mother's recovery.

The room's color seems fine but those curtains seem to be fighting with everything in the room. Perhaps if you tried something softer, in the same color family of the walls and changed the duvet cover to a soft color it will give the room a new feel.

btw, you might want to remove the link to the Trulia listing as it gives the address. Please be careful.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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What Shadowne said about the Trulia listing ...

As for colors, I prefer soothing colors for bedrooms and unusual shades rather than primary colors. I've had good luck with Restoration Hardware for bedroom paint (Silver Sage is my fave and I would never say sage green was my favorite color). The paint is good quality and while the color palette is limited, they're very pretty, understated shades. I also think having window treatments the same color as the walls increases a bedroom's serenity quotient. You can also get window treatments at Restoration Hardware. While they are not inexpensive, they're beautiful and in a bedroom one usually only needs a few panels.

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I think you should carry over the beautiful colors you have in your main living areas, the oranges, yellows, and reds, really warm and the light looks so good in your home. Paint the room yellow, use pale orange for bed covering, and red for the curtains, or if the red in the curtains would be too much, keep paint color yellow, use pale orange for the curtains and for the bed covering, use yellow and then put a red throw and one of the pillows red. Your home will be unified, just do things very similar to the way you've got the rest of your home, AND you could try moving the bed into a diff position, will also help make a difference in whose room that once was. I wish your relative much better health, glad she has full-time care now.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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I removed your address and posted the picture-you really do NOT want your address plastered on the internet.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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My previous post may be misunderstood because I punctuated it wrong. I suggest instead to use pale orange for curtains, and use yellow for bed covering, with a red throw and pillow. By the way, even tho you have yellow on the walls and bed covering now, I think a deeper version would do better, so the orange and red won't be too stark a contrast.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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Thanks for your input, everyone!

Gigimac - I really don't like orange and reds in the bedroom, prefer understated colors.

I bought these curtains online and started painting the walls in BM Smoke, but ended up going back to Lowes and getting BM Pale Smoke. Smoke was too dark in my room, looked like 1970s boys' bedroom blue

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I will post pictures when done. My runup color was Wilmington Tan (to stay in the beige), and JukesGrrl I was considering Silver Sage, but was worried about the green. My BR windows face north and east.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I think it's really pretty and restful as is, but look forward to seeing the transformation.
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