This is how my downstairs guest room looked for quite sometime after we moved in. I wish I had thought to take pictures before I sicced the painters on it. The walls were cream and the ceiling was dark red. I’m sure you have noticed all of the room above the headboard. I love our ten foot ceilings, but they can create some design problems. Enter the blogosphere and a little site called Etsy. This is also the room attached to the bathroom featured in this post over at Paula Grace. Sorry, not done with the bathroom.
Here is my affordable solution for too much wall space:
You can find this decal and many, many more at Leen the Graphics Queen’s Etsy shop. I thought the decal was pretty simple to install, considering how large it is. I do recall the husband extracting a promise from me to never buy another. 🙂 Men do not get the concept of sacrifice for design.
I’m not entirely done with this room. I want to replace the light fixture and am also contemplating painting the ceiling the color Paula chose for the bathroom. The light fixture I want is not a ceiling fan. There is a ceiling fan in there now. Will I be depriving my guests of comfort for the sake of a pretty light? Is this a bad idea?
Here is a picture of the other side of the room:
The bay window also needs new window treatments. Paula Grace recommended woven woods (for the bathroom window as well). I had also thought of that, but discarded it for fear of too many wood tones in the room. I already have three different wood tones in the room and two of them are already woven in texture. What do you think? Would one more wood tone, and a woven one at that, throw off the whole room? I guess I could try to match the blinds to one of the tones already in the room. The headboard since it’s the most dominate?
Here is a view into the hallway and of the free birdie Leen sent with my order:
What do you think? Would you put a giant dandelion decal on a wall in your house? Would you get an immediate headache if shown to a guest room with this bright green on the walls? Or are you like me, and this color makes you happy and energized?
***click on each picture to enlarge***