All this oak is throwing me

Old 10-21-05, 07:15 PM
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Question All this oak is throwing me

Hi Everyone I am new here. My name is Cheryl I live in northern lower Michigan. Recently bought a newly constructed home, tri-level. Most of my house is done except my bedroom it's very boring. I always dreamed of a faux finish with a muted key lime green, white crown moldings and dark mediteranian furniture. But ... In the house we bought is all oak (light to medium) trimmed base boards, doors, windows, door trims..etc
The bedroom is about 13x14 feet with 8 ft ceilings also in the bedroom are doors that lead to a walk in closet and masterbath and of course the bedroom door which are all a light to medium oak
I would like a color but not sure what would be complimentary to all of the oak, I would like it to be more romantic.
Currently our bedroom is white and we have huge headboard/wallunit it is a light sand color It's about 12' with mirrors in the center and a ceiling fan in the center of the ceiling. I would like to switch out the bedroom furniture for something a little more romantic, but again not sure if I have to stay with the oak, I really do prefer the darker furniture.
So I a completely at a loss as of what to do in this room.
Can anyone give me some tips on color and maybe point me in the right direction with furniture and decor tips?
Old 10-24-05, 08:30 AM
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you can, but don't have to, use the same oak colored furniture as the woodwork. you can go lighter or darker. i'd avoid a completely different color, though, like reddish cherry - unless that's what your heart is set on!

once you've painted the walls, got all your bedcoverings & window treatments in, you really won't notice the difference in wood tones so much. you're focused on it now because the walls are white & it's foremost on your mind.

if you think it will really bother you to not have the woods match, then match them. but only if you really love what you buy. remember, you won't live in this house forever, and when/if you move, you may end up in a house with the white trim you've dreamed of, and then you don't want to be sorry about the furniture you bought to match "that other house's" wood work! master bedroom furniture tends to be one of those major purchases that you'll keep for a really long time - maybe forever. not like a sofa you switch out every 10 years. so buy what you really love, not what just happens to fit this house.

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