In this episode of Design Ramblings, Kriste and I decided to answer a viewer’s question about her space. Specifically, she’s stumped with what to hang on the wall behind her canopy bed.
(At the end of the video, in the bloopers, I’m doing an impression of my friend Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect. Just an FYI.)
As I was editing the video and looking for some examples of decorating around canopy beds, I found this picture of Emily A Clark’s bedroom. The arrangement of the bed and the windows is almost identical to Jessica’s, so I thought it would make a nice “inspiration photo.”
I was thinking that having curtain panels on both sides of the windows would be too much, but I really like the softness they add in Emily’s room. It works with the curtain rods hanging much higher than the bed, which could also be done in Jessica’s space.
As far as what to hang behind the bed, Emily’s choice broke free from the “frame” made by the bed and selected an oversized sunburst mirror that some might’ve assumed would be too big. It works, though, and is a good reminder to give things a try and see how they look! You never know. I do think a piece of art would look nice there, too.
This is also a good example of how the room could look with matching lamps and side tables that are the same height. I don’t think Jessica needs to or should copy this room, but she can look at the framework of the room and make that work for her style.
If you’re ever stuck on a space, it can be so helpful to see a picture of a room with a similar layout that looks balanced. Try to look past the style and instead focus on how the furniture is arranged, what’s on the walls, etc. It just might help you get unstuck!
I hope you found some helpful decorating nuggets in this weeks ramblings.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Our family has been battling with sickness, so the fun activity we’re doing is rest! We’re watching movies, taking naps, staying in our jammie and getting healthy. (Hopefully.)