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« on: June 09, 2010 11:22:04 AM »


I am in need of advice. I recently moved to the east coast in a friend's house and was given a small room to call my own. I love my room but it is small and therefore decorating has been difficult for me. Also, my walls are a light violet color (which I looooove) but I am having problems deciding what colors to use in my room because of it. I was thinking a darker purple color and teal would be a nice combination but I'm trying to figure out if that would look well with the walls. When I attempt to catch the color of the walls, it doesn't work well but this picture (found on google) is very similar to the color of my walls if not the same color.

Also, what is now my room used to be a small office. I am having trouble making an attractive room with the space I have. Does anyone know of any good sites that could show me pictures of pretty bedrooms in small spaces? Or if you have any advice on how to work with a small bedroom that would be great too. I have a twin size bed and a dresser among other pieces of furniture and I'm thinking of turning the dresser around (it is currently flush with the wall and using the back of it as a headboard but the problem there is putting it in a place where I could still access the dresser. Tis confusing.

« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010 01:08:38 PM »

I always love using contrasting colors. 
The green outside of the window in the picture you posted would really compliment the lilac.   I always think of color combinations outside.  Violets:   Light purple with green and yellow would be nice.
As for rearranging and decorating small rooms.   I have always lived in small apartments and or rooms.    Simplify, simplify, simplify and everything that you bring in must be useful and have at least 2 purposes.   So thats a great idea to use your dresser as a headboard.   And the bed as a daybed/couch as well.    But everything has to be personally appealing so don't fret go with what you like and what appeals to you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010 05:52:27 PM »

I think a light orange color would go well with the purple. I've always loved that combo. Also, IKEA has loads of ideas about using small space efficiently. Their website would be helpful, and if you're lucky enough to have an IKEA store close to you, you should check it out. I love going, but the closest one to me is five and a half hours away. It's really an awesome place!

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