When home decor ideas hit a brick wall
August 25, 2012 5:01 PM Subscribe
Help me decorate to divert attention from a large expanse of exposed brick in a small bedroom.
posted by harmless to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I need some help with this room (photo
from inspection day before we bought the house).
Extra info: The plasterboard wall (not shown in photo) opposite the window has been repainted in a pale neutral eggshell colour. The other wall not shown in the pic is a full length built-in wardrobe and is the same pale eggshell colour. The floor is carpet in a smokey grey/beige shade. We've put a queen sized bed where the single bed is in the photo and small desk between the bed and the window. I've also replaced the short curtains with full-length beige drapes in a shade similar to the carpet.
When we bought the house we fully intended to paint all the exposed brick but after some experimentation we discovered that painting wasn't really a good option as the bricks are unsealed and heavily textured clay.
My plan now is to hang an abstract print or painted canvas above the bed and a new quilt cover on the bed to try to detract from the brick wall. I think it needs at least a splash of colour to lift the room from its beigeness but do I stick with plain solid colours or go for a pattern? Large pattern or small pattern? Would stripes or geometrics be too much or should I go with more organic shapes? Help! I need guidance!
(Also, we may soon be selling the house so I want the room to present as nicely as possible for that purpose)