Need Decorating suggestions

bixa525July 31, 2012

I would like suggestions as to what type of picture or artwork would go good above this dresser. Enclosed are some pics of the dresser and room. Please excuse the bed, the comforter is being laundered right now. It is all white.

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bixa525

More pics

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 6:52PM
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rafor

What if you try the mirror that's over your bed? It looks a little lost on the long wall and might just fill in that space above the dresser. Can't tell if it's too large to go there or not from your photos. Anyhow, just my 2 cents worth :)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:11PM
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bixa525

No the mirror is actually much larger then it appears and it would be too large for above the dresser. Here is a straight on shot of mirror.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:28PM
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design_wotcha

i love this room and i think you have a good start on the dresser, but because of the air vent and height of the dresser, i don't think a large piece of art would work - too many odd lines with the tops of the doors as well.
threes and fives work best in arrangements so i would add two extra pieces
1) go with a large simple vase set behind the two you already have - perhaps in milky white and then
2) to balance the arrangement add a small piece of artwork (max. width of bowl) above the bowl - perhaps with a bold blue as the dominant color to reference the walls

you could then pick up this blue in an accent pillow on the bed.

i will try to find a picture that shows this idea and post later if this sounds interesting...

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:00PM
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teacats

Maybe something like this one?

Here is a link that might be useful: art.com -- artwork

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:11PM
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bixa525

Design wotcha, your idea sounds interesting. If you could find a pic for me that would be great! Teacats, your picture is pretty also. Keep the ideas coming, thanks!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:23PM
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teacats

another one ...

Here is a link that might be useful: art.com

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:33PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

I'd probably do something modern like these which are originals but it gives an idea...

Here is a link that might be useful: Carl Blair

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:59PM
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dellagiammusso

No picture at all, it will take from the focal point of the mirror you placed behind the bed. I would suggest a few tall objects, like vases or something like that ON the dresser rather than putting something on the wall. It will fill the space up nicely that way ; )

Good luck.

How about painting the walls a color to warm up the room a bit too ; )

I think grey would look fabulous with the color of the furniture in the room. OR . . since your carpet is a natural earthtone color maybe go with a medium brown (inbetween the carpet and furniture color).

OR . . place some hardwood in there to really wow the room.

Ok, I'll stop spending your money now. : )

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 9:21PM
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natesgram

Love what you have done so far. My only suggestion is to paint the wall vent the same wall color.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 9:59PM
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yayagal

I think a painting like this would be fantastic, it's genuine and very well painted. It has a sense of serenity and calm that is appealing in a bedroom. I'm a trained artist and I love nothing more than to see art in every room.

Here is a link that might be useful: original art

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:00PM
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tinan

dellagiammusso, the walls are blue - a nice blue!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 11:14PM
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Chelsea10

I think with cappuccino, brown would be good choice...

Here is a link that might be useful: Home Decor

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 5:19AM
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Chelsea10

you can see this...

Here is a link that might be useful: Bed Room Chest of Drawers

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 5:32AM
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dakota01

My thought would be to put a removable saying above the dresser and some nic/nacks on the dresser.
Family, or rest and relax. etc. Your room looks very serene so I would think that a soft saying would look nice with scrolled words. if you get the new removable decals if you don't like it nothing lost....

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:27PM
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Locrian

Hi Bixa. That is such a serene and comforting feeling room. For me, very Zen Sand Garden or Spa Retreat inspired.

Don't have a suggestion for paintings. In keeping with the bottles/vases & sunburst, I found some interesting goodies that might play nice together.

I agree with the poster who suggested painting the register blue. That will help it blend into the wall rather than be part of your decorating scheme. I do this with all of the registers, electrical plates, etc.; makes a big impact for little effort.

Hope you post follow-ups once you've decided. Love seeing the special transformations!

Here is a link that might be useful: Eclectic assortment of ornamentation.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 2:17PM
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bixa525

Thanks ladies for all the ideas. I love the light blue wall color and the calming vibe it gives the room so I don't want to change that. I like the idea of maybe a taller picture above the dish and maybe another taller vase on the other side to even it out. I do wonder though will this be too much? I love the ocean and was thinking maybe a calming ocean scene above the dresser. Finding the right one is the problem. I hate to invest in a professional picture and then not have it look right. It needs something though and I agree the register should be painted blue to blend in. Any other suggestions are much appreciated. Here is a pic of the whole room.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:18PM
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teacats

Perhaps something like this beach scene?

Maybe if you had this artwork -- printed onto canvas for a frameless look?

Here is a link that might be useful: beach scene

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:32PM
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bixa525

Teacats, I actually do like that pic. Wonder if it would be too big framed?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 8:11PM
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CLBlakey

sorry don't know how to hot link but what about a sculpture
http://allhomedecor.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=41096944

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 6:39PM
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bixa525

Can anyone photoshop a pic for me above the dresser? It would help to visualize it better. I like the beach one but if you have any other suggestions I am open to that.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 1:56AM
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les917

No pix above the dresser. An interesting lamp on the left side, then your collection of vases on the right, perhaps a small plant.

Agree the vent needs to be painted.

I would instead add a pair of pieces of art stacked one over the other on the wall to the right of the bathroom door.

A fabric upholstered bench would be a nice addition to the end of the bed. Great way to bring in a little more texture and some color. Perhaps even a woven water hyacinth or seagrass bench, with a fabric cushion in blues and whites.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 2:24AM
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bixa525

Some nice suggestions les917, can you show me some pics of what you mean? I can't envision a lamp on the top of the dresser to be honest with you.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 2:47AM
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clairebuoyant

Maybe something like this....

Here is a link that might be useful: chest top decor

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:03PM
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vidyaram

I love your room. It looks beautiful. No suggestions for the artwork. I have a question for you though. MY MBR is similar to yours and we will be able to attach a fan towards the end of the bed like yours. How do you like your fan? Do you get enough air circulation. My matrress makes us too hot and I am scared that the fan's position will not be good.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 11:01AM
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bixa525

Thank you Vidyaram, the fan circulates enough air for us while sleeping. It has three seperate levels and we almost always have it on the lowest level and we get plenty of airflow . Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 4:05AM
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