November 14, 2008 7

Pulling things together…

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom


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I guess this is where I’m supposed to step in and start talking about decor stuff, right??

Adam, I did a little mock-up of some things you can do to make this corner of your room feel more finished.

1. Blue would be a nice color for a brightly-colored throw. This is the RITVA from IKEA, and it’s only $10.

2. Please excuse the generic flower photo, but I wanted to show you the scale I think you need in that corner. Also, don’t hang anything too high!! In general, artwork should be hung 57-60″ on center (i.e., a line drawn at 57 inches up the wall would bisect the artwork horizontally). Trust me.

3. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HIDE YOUR CORDS! The ones at your bedside can be run down the back leg of the table and bundled under the bottom shelf so you don’t see anything at all. For the clock on the windowsill, try wrapping the cord with white ribbon and using white cable clips to control its placement. (Yes, I am psychotic.)

4. Move the clock on the windowsill over to the side, next to the plant. (Again, I am psychotic.) Then it won’t look like you’re trying to make the clock a focal point. With lots of small items, it’s good to display them in clusters rather than spread out singly. Benita has a good post on displaying groups here.

5. I know you’re not sure yet if you can have a rug, but I think it would add a lot to the space. This one is on sale at CB2 for $200.

6. I’m still voting for no curtain! Your window is so gorgeous without any dressing.

7. You need some cute pets. Might I suggest Thurston and Chloe? 🙂 🙂

p.s. I edited your last few posts so the images aren’t getting cut off…

7 Responses to “Pulling things together…”

  1. April in CT says:

    Lurve that rug in that room!

  2. Adam says:

    I love that rug! Money is a teensy bit tight right now, so we will have to see how much I have left after I figure out what is going to go in my closet to hold my clothes. Also, I know the night after I get that rug Thurston will vomit on it, just like he does on the throw rug in my downstairs hallway. The alarm clock is not going to stay on the windowsill, it will be living on top of my dresser once I get it up the stairs. My dresser is 38″ x 52″ high, should it go next to the window, or on the back wall, or next to the closet? What can I use to hold the cords to the back leg of the nightstand and underneath the shelf? I want something that is easily removable in case I change something. The curtains have really grown on me, I love the pattern they through on the wall at night. I spread them out a little bit more so they aren’t so scrunched at the top, and I ordered the curtain rings you mentioned today. We may have to agree to disagree on the curtains, although we will see. I love the scale of the artwork and that was about the size of what I’m thinking of putting up when I figure out what I want there. What would be an approximate measurement of a piece that size? I also love the throw, I don’t know when I will make it to IKEA again but I may look for something similar around here this weekend! It is a beautiful color!

  3. Anna at D16 says:

    Adam, more later, but…

    I *might* be going to IKEA tomorrow night, do you want me to pick up that throw for you? Is there anything else you need?

  4. Anna at D16 says:

    Argh! I accidentally deleted a comment, I’m sorry!!

  5. Adam says:

    No problem about the deleted comment! If you do go, then yes, that would be great, but send me an email, cause I am going shopping with my mom tomorrow afternoon and we will be going to a T.J. Maxx where there might be something very similar. I can’t think of anything else I need, except a mirror, which I completely forgot about last time I went. Seeing as it’s only an hour and a half away, I may just have to drive up there again myself.

  6. Book Lover says:

    I love the window with NO curtain. To my eye, it then becomes a focal point in the room and is a nice counterpoint to the curvy bed. If you DO keep the curtains, shouldn’t they be a bit longer? It frustrates me that they are not touching the floor (so so close but a tad short–my eye goes to that horizontal “break”) That is my $.02 (in case you wanted to know). Overall I love it! Job well-done Adam and Anna.

  7. jenny says:

    I agree with book lover.. the window does look rather lovely without the curtains.. However they are nice and it would be a shame not to use them. Perhaps you can put take a more classic route by bringing them together and tying the sides up open. I feel like that would give it a more finished look.

    But other than that your rooms coming together quite nicely!!

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