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Inspiring Painting

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

People often suggest searching through photos of rooms to help you design your own space. Instead, how about looking at works of art? Could you be happy with a bedroom that looks something like this painting? Well, let it inspire you as you plan your own space.

First, the window appears to have a curved top, but actually that is simply molding and paint. If you’re not comfortable with your artistic capability, look for stencils that will meet your needs.

The walls have a peach tone primarily, but cream and purple come in as light and shadow. If you want the variation visible here, you can do some faux work over a basic paint, or look for wallpaper that captures this impressionist style.

Most homes don’t have window seats. But you can replicate the feeling by placing a cushioned bench or loveseat under a window. Add some floral throw pillows and the spot becomes a cozy place for looking outside or reading.

The wing chair is an easy find, and almost any small ottoman could work with it if you cover both in the same fabric. Wide stripes are available in a variety of colors. You’re sure to discover one that will work in your room.

For the dresser, look for something with a honey pine finish. Add antiquing or an additional sage green stain for the drawers and the knobs could be unfinished wood that you paint a nice cream or purchased pulls that suit your style.

With this painting you have to guess at the flooring, so pick something that works well for you. Carpeting in light green, lavender or cream would work, or perhaps wood flooring with a few scattered area rugs in plain or floral patterns. Lots of possibilities!