|Hi Laurie, |
Well your cabin sounds absolutely adorable and I hope a lot of people chime in to help you come up with some fun and easy solutions.
I love soft cream as a wall color too, and think it's a lovely match for the walls and knotty pine. I'm not a big fan of wallpaper or sponging, so my 2 cents would be to nix them. You are spot on about putting the wood print next to the real deal. And I just think you can do better. Instead of wall paper or a paint treatment, I would keep it simple and find a pretty pale sage color to paint that corner. Something that will offer a nice complimentary contrast to the knotty pine and cream.
I love the idea of hanging the painting painted by your grandfather on one wall though I think if it were me, I would to find a frame that is more similar in color to the knotty pine. On the other wall you could maybe hang a series of 3 or 4 smaller prints in similar type frames that have pine cones in them.
For the trim, it's really hard to say. In most cases I prefer a lighter trim, but I'm thinking with the pine, a darker trim might go better. I hope when you finish your room you remember to post a picture or two, I love seeing the finished rooms! Good Luck!
|I agree with lukki with regard to the walls: keep it simple with a nice paint color to highlight the knotty pine. |
I think for the trim I would try to coordinate with the darker knots in the knotty pine rather than trying to match a paint color to the main tone of the wood.
|Your trim looks a bit odd to me. It doesn't look like it's the right kind for the application, flat where it should be curved, etc. Plus it just stops short in places where it should meet up with another piece in a mitered corner. I'd start from scratch with the appropriate trim and probably stain it to match the existing paneling. |
I wouldn't do the wallpaper or the border. They look kind of dated and too wintry to me.
Is the whole room paneled except for that corner by the wood stove? Is your stove a barn red? Your pictures are too dark to tell. It would be great if we could see what other colors you have in your furniture so we could help you better with paint suggestions.
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