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Topic: Colour challenge - need help form darling craftsters!  (Read 733 times)
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« on: May 05, 2012 06:18:09 PM »

Hi guys, so here's the deal. The Christmas before last the pipes burst in my bedroom at my parents - on 4 separate occasions, as I only live there over holidays no one realised until it went through to downstairs. Consequently my room is ruined and needs redecorating. Unfortunately the only thing that wasn't destroyed was the hideous green/yellow carpet, which Mum and Dad say is too expensive to replace. My Mother and sister take the approach of making the room bland and painting it 'insert a hundred words for cream/white/magnolia here'. I don't want to do this.

Please give me some ideas! It is a smallish but sunny room and my furniture is all '80s white chunky stuff.

Here is the carpet colour: but with horrid yellowish flecks.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012 06:11:09 PM »

My first suggestion would be a nice big rug. Pink, yellow or light blue would go nice with that colour. What colours do you like? Are you more into bold or pastel colours? Don't try to hide the carpet under something that you like, but clashes (like red) it just won't end up looking good. A bedspread or quilt with a nice pattern would be good. Pick a large space, like cupboard doors, the bed or the curtains that you can use as a feature to draw your eye away from the carpet. A lampshade is a pretty cheap way to add decoration to your room without cluttering up space. You can decorate it pretty much any way you like!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012 05:56:49 AM »

If you're looking for something uber bold, a nice deep purple would contrast something wicked with that carpet.  You could play it somewhat safe and paint the walls a yellow to match the flecks in the carpet.  I personally would find a happy balance between a green and a yellow in a softer (yet not at all white/beige) tone, like a light olive.
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012 07:54:47 PM »

Question is, what's under the carpet?  Any chance of hardwood floors?
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