Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mao's New Bedroom!! ^.^ Ideas Welcome! ^.^

After years of not changing a darn thing, it is finally time to update my bedroom. I know, I know... I say I am going to do it every year and every year it never happens. This year, though? Its getting done. Right now Mom & Dad are updating their bedroom. After that, either Shawn or I will be next. I have a few weeks to decide what I want to do and right now I am trying to gather ideas. Here is the best one that I have found so far:

I'm calling this one " Tahiti "...

What do I like about this one?

-- The colors are bold, creative and distinct. My room would look totally different then any other room in the house. It would also be bright and high energy, which is good since my room is used just as much for gaming, writing, etc. as it is for sleeping.

-- It would work with things I already have. My deep brown dresser and nightstand would go good with the green, while my white bookshelves will pop against the deep pink. My wood floors and door would give it a more clean, earthy feel that will allow the funky colors to still have a way to logically connect with the rest of the house. And since we were already discussing white window-trim and floor border (another connective feature that we are aiming for in each bedroom) the fact that it would be emphasized against the bright wall colors would work with it, rather then against it.

-- The colors are not hinting at anything. They simply are. And yet they are bright, vibrant and powerful, rather then dark and heavy, which means they should not dwarf my room the way something like, say, forest green would. If I am getting rid of my border, I am not going to want to stay with 'hint-of-peach', 'hint-of-creame' etc., especially if we are going to be working in white trims and borders and I have white bookshelves. They would get lost amid the lack of color.

My concerns:

-- How would sleeping in this room be? I suppose that one cannot see when one's eyes are shut, and I tend to sleep with my head half under the blankets anyway being a night owl half the time, but it does need to be considered.

-- Choosing Bedding: Hard, Medium, Easy? I think that with colors this rich it actually leaves quite a few options in going with patterns, solids, etc. as long as I don't bring in, say, something deep red for example. Still, it is a consideration that I need to keep in mind.

-- Its a huge change. And I think that is the point. There is no real logic in doing this if it looks the same when it is done. Yet change can be a very scary thing, and redoing a room is something that is (to some extent, at least) permanent. Making the right decision is vital.

Other thoughts:

-- It does not have to be these specific colors or this specific color placement. It does need to be exciting, though.

-- The wall behind my bed is a huge blank canvas that is only going to be bigger. We need to find something to make that space come to life or it is simply going to loom. (The border is saving its butt right now.)

-- The sooner that colors are selected, the sooner various items can be purchased. New bedding? New laundry hamper? New (Full Sized) garbage can? New curtains / blinds? New alarm clock? New covers for my dresser, nightstand and the tops of my bookshelves? Posters, pictures, a calandar, etc? Nothing can be done until the main framework of the room -- namely, determining what we will do to the walls -- is completely decided.

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