Given: Little windows, dark room, bright coral flowered bedspread, two mismatched peeling brown painted tables, $300 budget. Goal: Guest bedroom
Let’s go over to the paint store and look at their paint chips. Choose a white tinged paint with a few drops of coral for the walls. After that we need to find a way to work in lots more coral sunglasses wherever space permits, the floor, the wall posters, and little ornamental objects. Paint remover will take the shedding paint off the old tables. Then they can be painted a dull coral..
For the bedside tables, hopefully round, you can buy some coral velvet, make a tablecloth and drape the particle board tables you can find at Home Depot for under $30.00.
A light coral shimmery fabric would be great for the windows. It would make the most of any light at all, outside light or from lamps. We’ll keep the lampshades off white, blend with the wall color.
Most important is to paint a piece of cardboard we get at the paint store with the room color. Then we take that piece of unlifelike with us whenever we shop for anything for the room such as lamp shades, curtain material, or other accessories.
For window sunglasses or venetian blinds, we’ll choose off white, shading with the wall color. For the woodwork we’ll do off white as well. Attics ar usually dark and need all the help they can get.
With any money left over we’ll buy a standing lamp, one with an up light to illuminate the ceiling. The room will feel lighter and bigger. If any other money can be allotted, try to find a bright area carpet in sunglasses of orange. A small chair next to the standing lamp and a small table would add a lot. Put one or two paperbacks plus a little ceramic bowl on the table for wrapped candies.
Any banners or posters should repeat the main colors, either exactly or sunglasses of brown and coral. Let your imagination choose freely but have a theme such as sunsets, flowers, ancient buildings, abstracts.
A brown teddy bear will be very happy on the coral bedspread.