Thanks for posting! It might not be super noticeable from camera angles, but some of the rooms we’ve decorated have been really small! The guest bedroom we just did for Liza Koshy is a great example! The Hotel Chic Bedroom from the most recent season of Breaking Beige is another good one to watch for small bedroom design ideas! Also, even though we filmed the Dorm Decor video on our set, it is full of ideas for more petite spaces!
Thanks for posting! I think the solution to make the room more colorful/ less blue is a simple one: different chairs! Those chairs are dark, so they’re not bringing a ton of that colorful aesthetic into the space anyways, and if you’re feeling like the design is blue dominant, switch them for a chair in a color you’re more drawn to! A burgundy, pastel pink, or green could be interesting!
I would also suggest that since you’re going very neutral with the decor, another way to bring color into the space is to paint one of/ all of the walls! I would lean towards something pastel or not too dominant, but get some samples when you get into the space and see what calls out to you!
As far as the rugs, I think you should decide first what other colors you want to have a stronger presence in the room. If they are hues that will not compete with the warm tones in the red rug, go for that one! If they are, the black and white is a much more “plays well with every color” option.
Thanks for posting! Yes, the eternal struggle of past paint jobs! It can be hard to grow in a space (even as an adult!) and not feel the urge to repaint every few years.
I would say that if you can, cover up the lime green wall as much as possible. A fabric tapestry is a good, expansive option that isn’t too pricey. If you have three lilac walls and one tapestry wall, that neutralizes the room a lot more. From there, I would focus on maturing the pieces that you can in your room. Think not just about what you like now, but what you will be able to continue to take with you and like in a few years! Even if this means you end up getting only a few, nicer pieces, use those pieces to set the tone for the rest of the room.
I also think that you’ll find that if you remove some of the smaller accessories or wall art from your childhood, and have a more minimalist/ bare set up, it will go a long way to reducing the youth of the space. This can also create space for you to bring in more current pieces or see opportunities for them!
Thanks for posting! If you can’t replace your bed with a smaller bed, can you utilize that space for storage, as well? Either using the space below the bed for bins where you cans store some art supplies (I would leave the books on the shelves, since those are more decor-oriented to look at!), or if you can afford a new bed frame, picking up a storage bed! They come in a variety of price ranges, so it doesn’t have to be a major splurge, and since you’ve only got a little bit of space to work with, it might be just the trick you need!
Thanks for posting! Wall decorating in rentals is always tricky. I really like that you’re inspired by plants … have you considered wall planters with (either faux or real … though faux will be lighter) hanging plants in them? Unlike a shelf, which would definitely require drilling, wall planters could be fastened to the wall with Command products or something similar. I think the cascade of vines down the wall could bring such a vibrant, lived-in feeling to your space!
As for your awesome collection of art, it’s definitely worth getting some frames for them! Unless you’re going for a very minimalist look (which usually only utilizes one piece of art or two) with some washi tape or a photo clip, framing your wall art gives it a more finalized appearance. I have a video about gallery walls that you could use to get inspiration for layout! If you’re still not sold on the framing idea, some photo clips could be cool!
Thanks for posting! I love the marble wallpaper and neon sign idea! That’s exactly what we had going on in Alisha Marie’s bedroom! I don’t think it would be too busy for that space, if you kept the neon sign on the simpler/ more minimal side. We DIY-ed the one in Alisha’s room, so that could always be an option so you can create one that fits the space perfectly.
A simpler option would be to just paint the wall and put a neon sign over it. If you’re feeling like something a little different, the half-painted wall technique we used in Patrick’s place could bring a really interesting visual element here without over-complicating.
Thanks for posting! I’d say in general, regardless of the room you’re decorating, the most important thing to consider when you start is function. Think about how you use the room and your family uses the room and work from there. It can be tempting to try to decorate an entire room top to bottom, or get the smaller accent pieces first (since they feel like less of a price investment and also less of a commitment), but when you’re starting with many empty rooms, spread the love throughout all of them and start with the biggest, most necessary pieces first.
Smaller necessities and accents will come up after, and as you start to live in the rooms, you’ll now have the added knowledge of what works well.
Thanks for posting! Congrats on your new room! So exciting! With that color palette, I would say to take inspiration from the living room we did for Cloe, where we played with the full range of the white/ gray/ silver palette. You can definitely pull in metallic pieces, like a cool silver nightstand or silver-finished headboard, but I would also say to not shy away from black. Some pieces of furniture will just be easier to find in black (especially if you’re looking for more affordable pieces a la Ikea) or in a wood tone, and I think the warmth of wood tones could mess with your cool toned color scheme. A little black here and there can also help ground the design, and won’t look too overpowering if you keep the majority white, grey, and silver.
Thanks for posting! There are lots of ways to hang things on walls without making holes! Washi tape and Command hooks are great choices. You can use smaller hooks to hang frames or macrame wall hangings, or larger ones for larger items like tapestries! We used these techniques in the Dorm Room 3 Ways video last year, you should check it out for some ideas!
If you have any more details about your room, let me know and I can give you more specific advice!!
Thanks for posting!! I’m not sure what the style of you room is, but the good news is that there are lots of awesome ceiling light styles available online, so you don’t need to settle! You can find something that brings brightness into the room and makes it look amazing.
I looked up the Swirvel and noticed it has a new bulbs, which is great for adding light to the room. The more bulbs the better! Amazon has this awesome light that is like a Sputnik chandelier, except flush to the ceiling. (Amazon is also a great resource for different styles of lights if this one isn’t quite your style!) Or if you would like a more modern, or more metallic look, this option from West Elm is also really different and cool!
Thanks for posting! Exciting about your bedroom! The cool thing about the colors in Lilly’s room is that they all work really well with blue. I’ve pulled a few inspiration images below that show off the deeper, teal-like blue that could work really well to tie in the magentas, yellows, and grays.
As you can see from these pictures, this color blue works both as more of a main star (in which the walls are painted), or a supporting player (in accents like blankets, rugs, etc.)
I hope this helps inspire you! Good luck with your room!
Thanks for posting!! Congrats on school! Mood boards are a great tool and lots of fun to get inspired for/by and make, but I can understand the trickiness of finding the right balance!
For color palettes, it is helpful to draw first from one or a few main inspiration images. When designing for clients for OMG We’re Coming Over, Breaking Beige, or other situations, I try to find the common color themes between the images they send me as inspiration for their rooms. Even if this exercise only gives you one main color, you can use Pinterest to look up lots of color palettes based on that color, see what fits the vibe you’re going for, and use that as a guide!
When deciding how much or how little to put in a room, I find that a floor plan really does help. Seeing everything mapped out, understanding the proportions and how each piece plays off the others. This will help you identify if there is too much packed in, or if there are empty spaces that could use a little more decorative love.
Thanks for posting! It sounds like your room has a lot of darker and heavier colors going on. I’m not sure about the wall color, but I think you couldn’t go wrong with bringing some lighter elements with the rug and coffee table to balance out these dark colors.
For the coffee table, I really like the glass option. A thin or lighter wood option could also look nice, with some gold accents on top. For the rug, my instinct says a white rug with a gray design could really fit nicely. Something like this rug would pull everything together and also break up all of those dark colors going on.
If white isn’t quite what you’re going for, a light gray or other neutral would also be nice!
Thanks for posting! Vintage peacock feathers! Those sound so beautiful and unique!
If you want to DIY with them, a project that comes to mind is the Minimalist Dreamcatcher I made. I originally made them with black feathers, but I think some peacock feathers mixed in, or a larger one with all peacock feathers could be so cool!
As far as displaying them, I’ve seen beautiful feathers arranged in a vase like flowers before and it is very chic and timeless. Since these feathers mean a lot to you, take the time to search for a vase that fits them all and does them justice!!