Hey there Remodelaholic readers! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back this month with another reader question mockup to hopefully inspire some creative ideas for your space. If you’ve missed any of my previous reader question mockups, you can always see all my posts here.
If you follow Remodelaholic on Facebook, you’ve probably seen several of the reader questions that are submitted every month. Well each month here on Remodelaholic, I choose one reader submitted photo to offer my two cents on, and I create a Photoshop mock up of what I would do if I were in your shoes! (Pssssst— you can submit your reader questions by messaging Remodelaholic on Facebook. Be sure to include a good quality photo!)
First though, my standard disclaimer: While I can recommend ideas that I think look nice, I have never seen this house in real life and don’t have accurate measurements. I am also not an architect or landscaper and do not know the planting recommendations for your area- I just like to make things look nice. I can’t guarantee that any of the items I put in my ‘virtual’ design will actually work in real life (or that they’ll fit your design style for that matter), and this is not intended to be a professional design consultation. So think of this as a just-for-fun rendering that hopefully gets your wheels turning and provides some inspiration!
On to the fun!
READER QUESTION from Tatyana —
I need advice on how to decorate master bedroom. We got the dressers as side tables but now they seem too tall for the platform bed. If we remove the legs, I think we will lose some of the aesthetic they bring to the room. Do I put art above the headboard or above the side tables? The ceiling in the room is vaulted and very high. The walls are completely white and I want them to stay that way. The bed and dresser drawers are weathered wood. I would like to keep it natural colors with maybe some gold and light blue accents. Ignore the lamps. These are there until we get something new.
Bedrooms can be tricky to decorate. Not only do they usually have large expanses of wall, especially above a headboard, but because it’s a room guests rarely see, it can be tempting to fill it with leftover decor items or furniture. The problem is, when you spend a lot of time it a room you aren’t crazy about, it can start to affect your mood. Here are a few bedrooms I rounded up that have nice examples of white walls and fun decor around the headboard, to help with inspiration for Tatyana’s space:
Ideas for Decorating around a headboard
Knowing Tatyana wanted a room with neutral colors and splashes of blue, and taking into consideration the mid-century modern vibe of the furniture she already has, here’s what I came up with:
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Decorating a large wall around a headboard
Function + Form.
While I’m all for pretty things just because they make you happy, having the perfect combo of form and function is, well, perfect. Take, for example, the gorgeous gold swing lamps I incorporated into this mockup. Not only are they beautiful, but having them mounted on the wall leaves all the nightstand space for practical use. Plus they can be moved closer for reading, or away for a less harsh glow.
See more affordable headboards here.
Decor + Storage.
One of my very favorite things to do with large wall space is to add vertical storage. Floating shelves are beautiful and practical. They fill a lot of visual space, while still looking organized and chic. Plus they add extra space to store all your favorite things, and in this case, bring in some additional gold accents to fit with the color scheme.
See more of our favorite shelves here.
Color + Texture.
To keep this space soft, I went for a ton of texture in the decor. I love mixing high-texture elements with sleek mid-century furniture. The contrast is really nice, and especially in a bedroom, the added texture keeps things from feeling too cold or uninviting. In this space, a woven macrame wall hanging makes a big statement, while bringing in some of the blue color Tatyana requested. The deep indigo duvet also adds a nice pop of rich color and some fun texture that ties into the wall art. Finally, a soft rug underfoot adds some lightness to the space and ties all the colors together.
See more of our favorite rugs here.
So what do you think? What would you do if this were your home?
As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. If you like this post, and have a design dilemma you’d like me to mock up some ideas for, you can ask your questions by sending Remodelaholic a message over on Facebook, or checkout my mockup design services over on my site adaesthetic.com. And be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram and say hello! Have a great day, friends!
Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog, ADaesthetic.com, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.