I just love when Sarah over at Pewter & Sage has her Monday Mood Boards (MMB). For this MMB we were to choose a wallpaper that spoke to you and design a room around it. This is the wall paper I picked (you may have seen it randomly appear as a blogpost a couple of weeks ago):
Since we bought and moved into a new (but still old) home, the "Our" home, I've been overwhelmed with decorating ideas. This wallpaper struck me because it is similar to the wall color in our bedroom. We liked the wall color so much that we did not want to paint it to match our bedding. Thus, the idea of building a bedroom around this wallpaper hit me and I tried to stay true to our budget and the furniture we already had.
Well, that turned out to be No Fun and items that in reality matched our real room did not match this wallpaper, so I scrapped the idea and instead did a fun fru fru room that my husband would NEVER go for. I still used the bed and dresser that we already have. (The dresser is new and we LOVE it -- beats the heck out of Black Lacquer!)
I think I would only use the wallpaper on the focal wall below the bed and paint the walls the blue-green color in the wallpaper. Then to balance out the excessive use of blues (even in the chandelier!) that I have going on (my favorite color don't you think?), I would use gray in curtains and other accessories and the chair. I just couldn't resist a rug in front of the bed in the same scroll work pattern as the wallpaper (and let's just pretend it matches the wallpaper perfectly).