Bedroom inspiration

Posted on Fri, 9 Jan 2009 by KiM

Over the holidays we received 2 emails from readers looking for help with bedrooms. The first is from Brehanna: “I’m having a little problem. So I’m a sophomore in college and a couple of my friends and I are going to rent a house for the upcoming school year. Each of us gets our own bedroom. I want to do a classic room with a pop of color somewhere. I love the 40’s and 50’s. You know the classic actresses such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. I already collect black and white photos and plan on putting those up too. But after that I’m lost…HELP please.”

Now that doesn’t sound too complicated. But I’m tempted to say go Hollywood Regency, rather than classic. Classic can be a bit…boring dare I say (what is classic, really?). I found a few I’d consider classic (?), some with a bit of Hollywood regency thrown in, and some that display black and white photography to maybe inspire other ideas. I even threw in a couple photos with bold walls (teal, black and coral) that black and white photography would look incredible against – but if your landlord would flip over that you could just paint a rectangle over your bed and put some of the photography there. Whatever you decide Brehanna, you’re going to have a blast. It is college after all. (PARTY!!!)

Atlanta Homes Mag Angus McRitchie
David Netto Rob Fiocca

Then there was Trisha’s email: “I was wondering if you can help me out. I need to redecorate my room which i will be sharing with my baby (I’m due in May). Any ideas? It’s 3.42m x 3.70m.”

Now there wasn’t a whole lot to go on here, but in any case, I found some photos that might inspire this soon-to-be mom. I’m figuring since the room is small, keeping it white or pale colours would be a good idea so it’s calming and soothing. My stash of photos had basically none of bedrooms for both baby and mom so I mixed it up a little bit with some for both. Any of these schemes would work. I love the first 3 photos with the hanging bassinet but there could be feasibility issues with that. Cute nonetheless.

Mari Eriksson Mari Eriksson
Boligtorvet Design*Sponge
Debi Treloar Domino
ohdeedoh Trine Bukh

I visit your blog often and neglect to leave a comment. Thank you for all your inspiration

I love love your post on the different bedrooms. I especially love the pink larry laslo room , the zebra rug room, and last and very suprisingly the torquoise room! So much eye candy! You have such s designer’s eye, quite envious:)

kim. says:

Thank you for visiting us often and taking the time to leave a comment The Queen of Re. Inspiring others and getting everyone’s creative juices flowing is our goal with this blog. 🙂

And thanks The Polka Dotted Owl!

great post, how could anyone pick, these rooms are so gorgeous! fun to get ideas and pick out different elements from any or all towards putting together the right space. great photos too! happy weekend 🙂

kim. says:

thanks avant garde! and happy weekend to you too!

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I’m in the process myself of preparing for a new baby due in a couple of weeks and have a white/pale canvas where I plan to include a bit of colour. I really like the garland (?) over the cot 🙂

Laurel says:

I can not find that hanging bassinet for sale anywhere! I love that idea and was going to get it as a gift for my cousin! Does anyone know where to get one simlar to the bassinet pictured?

mamta p says:

6th picture, deco. is by Kelly Hoppen isnt it? She is one of my favs. so I thought I would mention it, fantastic blog, read it religiously everyday.

kim. says:

Thanks mamta p! That was a copy/paste error on my part.

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