Beth's bedroom

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

Dear How to Decorate,

I have a large master bedroom with big expanses of blank walls. I like minimal but not bare! I need help accessorizing the walls and selecting a side table for the chair.

I am considering an armoire (like the Chadwick Media Armoire) to replace the smaller-sized dresser between the windows. I’m also considering moving the botanicals to another blank wall, but I hesitate to add more brown wood furniture. The Louis Armoire seems too narrow.

I’d like to maintain the neutral, “filtered- sunlight” color palette. I love the way Ballard mixes furniture finishes and adds a balanced splash to walls.

Any suggestions appreciated!





Dear Beth,

Thank you for your Decorating Dilemma. We love the neutral tones in your bedroom. We do know that we can help you pull everything together with a few additions.

Let’s start with the wall behind the bed. We think it should become an accent wall, and we chose Benjamin Moore Northampton Putty (HC-89) as the paint color. It’s still neutral but will make a statement!

Above your night stands, our Sacha Mirrors will add light and depth. Above the bed, we chose our Birch Grove Giclee to be centered.

You can hang the small mirror above the console. We chose new bedding, the Ardwyn Embroidered Damask Duvet set in Cappuccino. This will introduce a patterned texture into the mix!

Let’s remove the botanical prints from the window wall and replace the dresser with our Louis Armoire with antique mirror doors and finished in Distressed Off-White over Gray.  Next to the club chair, place our Elsie Console with our Ellis table lamp in Amber on top. For soft lighting, try placing the mirror from above your bed on the wall above the Elsie Console.

Your dresser can be placed across the room opposite the windows. Now hang your botanical prints above the dresser. We chose pieces that will “spark” some light into your bedroom without loosing that neutral feel you are looking for.

Please let us know what you think, and don’t forget to send some pictures when you complete your look!

Happy Decorating,

The How To Decorate Team


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