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Hi guys I posted the 'before' photos a few days ago and since then have made some changes based on the recommendations. Just wondering if you guys had any more ideas. Thanks!

Hi guys I posted the 'before' photos a few days ago and since then have made some changes based on the recommendations. Just wondering if you guys had any more ideas. Thanks!

powerposepenguin

Well done!! Could you post the measurements of the room and the furniture? What I want to try is play with where everything is placed. Right now you have the bed the cabinet and the desk in one "line" in the center of the room. I have three ideas: 1. You can create zones per function. Divide the room in a sleeping area and a game/relax area. Maybe a third zone for the closets/storage. 2. Accentuate the features of this room. Like the window and the fireplace. The posters for example are looking great, placed higher and together! 3. Ambiance is hugely impacted by light. First create the zones (idea 1) and after that you can find the correct light for each area. Make sure that theres never 1 light which covers all zones, because that probably means it's too bright for good ambiance. Edit: typos


justinbieber4321

Thanks for giving me so much to work with! I'll definitely think of ways I can accentuate the rooms features and add different lighting


powerposepenguin

You're welcome! You can always ask for more advice :)


mollified9

You’re a really kind human.


powerposepenguin

That's so sweet, thanks!


dustofstarzzz

Try white Christmas lights! Adds so much coziness!


powerposepenguin

For example: https://imgur.com/gallery/Wnba6Yb But I'm not sure if this fits without the measurements ;)


justinbieber4321

Thank you for the great idea! I'm not sure I have enough space to separate the room like that but I definitely like the idea of having different sections throughout the room


urkdngme

Love this sketch! I think OP wants to keep her desk at the window though so could easily be fixed. I totally agree about the zones and more lamps like a standing lamp next to an arm chair, lamps at the bedside, etc. OP, use the turquoise buffet to store your knitting, etc. or get a shelf for the window wall. You need more drawers to put things away in and hide clutter. No metal headboard, they suck to lean on. Also, a mirror or artwork above the mantle to bring your eyes up, there’s so much height and the light fixture is fantastic.


justinbieber4321

I love all these suggestions thank you! I was already thinking of a few of those myself actually


oh_the_places

Great suggestions


powerposepenguin

Thanks!


Zanekay

Love how this is looking! Only suggestion I have is to buy a wooden bed and not a metal one. Not only are they extremely noisy, everything else in the room is wooden.


sebhouston

If wanting to avoid wood, an upholstered option could work. I’ve also used the slip covers you can buy for the metal ones, with batting for padding. Not perfect, but can get you an upholstered look for less.


justinbieber4321

I hadn't thought about doing that, thank you


justinbieber4321

Maybe I could restain the one I have so it matches better with the wardrobes? I've had metal one's in the past and haven't minded but it was also when I lived by myself so I will rethink it haha


uurka

i 2nd this, op! i have that exact bed frame and it’s so noisy, i cant wait to get rid of it. the supports below warped immediately, too. definitely suggest a wooden one!


surlyskin

My only suggestion would be plants. Easy care plants such as a spider plant or mother inlaws tongue.


justinbieber4321

There's not a huge amount of light coming it so I'd have to see what one's would suit low light but I have sooo many plants in my living room so I could probably move some of those over


surlyskin

Ah, mother in laws tongue does well in lower light conditions. And, spider plants can adapt to low light. :) It's sorta why I suggested those too. No matter. You do you and if you like plants, and you think they'll fit in, awesome! If not, oh well, your room is looking really good and looks like a nice place to call home. :) Good luck with all of it.


zzplant8

Yes, I agree about the mother in law’s tongue plant for low light. I would also recommend pothos and zz plant. They are easy and do just fine in low/artificial light.


surlyskin

Yes! Great suggestions! :) Ah, a nice healthy pothos always brightens a room. Not sure about zz plant, but pothos is toxic for cats and dogs. No clue if OP has either/both, just thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone is looking.


zzplant8

That’s a good thing to mention! You can always pothos on a high shelf to keep it out of reach of pets to be safe.


surlyskin

Ha! I've just now noticed your username, that's hilarious. :D


justinbieber4321

I've got both of those already so that's good!


justinbieber4321

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!


magenta_mojo

One tip about the about-to-be-framed prints: might wanna consider tightening up the spacing in between them, side to side and the top and bottom row. It will look more polished if the space in between is reduced 30-40%ish. The effect will be that it will then look like one large art installation


justinbieber4321

Yes I see what you mean. The actual frame adds a lot more room around the poster which should make it look less spread out


jstyles2000

Good job so far. I don't like the wardrobes that don't seem to have enough room to open. I'd put all your closet on one side. Maybe all on the back wall and change placement of your bed.


justinbieber4321

I wish I could get rid of them but unfortunately they came with the house that we're renting. I've tried reshuffling them around but the symmetry of the room looks very off? I'll have a think of what I could do though, cheers


jstyles2000

Symmetry is over-rated. I took some guesses on dimensions of your room and furniture, but id think something like this might work. Note I put your clothing rack between the two wardrobes, and then you can use something like maybe a shower curtain tension rod between them and hang a curtain to hide the rack. [https://imgur.com/a/LqlTRdC](https://imgur.com/a/LqlTRdC) (if you get me exact dimensions of the width of the room, and distance from fireplace to the back wall, and the size of the wardrobes, and what bed that is (looks like a 'Full' to me, i can redraw it exact).


jstyles2000

Here's slight adjustment and a different idea, by closer look i think that back wall is 12 feet wide. This design is just layout, not furnishings, this program doesnt have great furniture options. If you wanted to make almost a separate bedroom, you can use your dresser, plus some tall things - plants, lamp, picture frame, vase. Just things to break the space up visually. Its a little weird, but you have that dresser which i presume you need, and its a creative way to create a separate room. [https://imgur.com/a/eHmj6S6](https://imgur.com/a/eHmj6S6)


skysplitter

Just have to say this is a great idea. Really love the separation the turquoise bureau creates here!


kkkkat

I love the fireplace at the foot of the bed. How luxurious and cozy.


jstyles2000

Thank you. Glad people like.


justinbieber4321

Thanks so much! I hadn't thought about putting the wardrobes that way. Looks very sleek and tidy


zuultomyfriends

Could you pull the bed forward and put the garment rack behind the head board? That might give you a walk-in-closet type nook behind the bed, and the turquoise chest could go up against the wall


justinbieber4321

That's an interesting idea, I'll see if I have enough space


ElectronicOrange8

OMG this looks amazing!!! Are you going to hang anything above the fireplace?


justinbieber4321

Thanks so much!! was thinking maybe a giant mirror? Maybe a round one. Got any suggestions?


thisisntshakespeare

I love your space! Can you use the turquoise of your dresser to color up your bedding too? I was thinking of a white duvet/comforter with white pillows and turquoise accent pillows. Edit: hang two or three of those beautiful framed prints over your bed as well (any that can bring out the turquoise color).


justinbieber4321

Yes that's what I was thinking too. Some nice pillows and art. Maybe even the lampshades or something. Cheers!


zzplant8

Wow! It’s looking great!!! You have given me inspiration to stop being lazy and start working harder on my place.


justinbieber4321

Thanks very much and I'm glad to hear! It's great to have a place that you really enjoy and want to be in.


coffeeoundy

I love your prints! Where are they from?


justinbieber4321

They come out with an Australian magazine called Frankie 😄


adashofhoney

Yay! Good for you for making your space more comfortable and peaceful :)!


justinbieber4321

Thank you!!


BandicootFar7917

WOW, what a great change. Congrats.


justinbieber4321

I really appreciate it, thanks!


ClumsyChitterChatter

Looks lovely! If you can paint the walls - why not try and take some of that turquoise colour in the chest of draws and carry it through to the fireplace and the skirting around the room. That extra splash of colour will help tie the room together and give it a more cozy/ personal feel.


justinbieber4321

Unfortunately we only rent so can't paint but I'm definitely going to try bringing the turquoise into other things


alicemaner

Curtains, even just decorative ones that are relatively transparent, can bring more coziness to rooms. Also hanging plants, like ivy, can be really nice and they don't need too much light.


adognamedpenguin

Niiiiice! I vote for painting the back of your little dresser at the foot of the bed, even white. It’ll make you feel more “finished,” I guarantee it


justinbieber4321

Yes that's definitely a job I need to do haha


Londonloo

Whoever designed this room did a really great job and must be an amazing person


cassieinva

You have a beautiful room with which to work!


quintessential-ly

Where did you source the posters? They're adorable!


justinbieber4321

They're out of an Australian magazine called Frankie! They release a poster with every magazine