Suggestions for a new bedroom setup?

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  1. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    Hi fellows!

    I've been trying to figure out a way to make my bedroom comfortable, with good 'virtual space' and that looks cool.

    I am 24 and I spend my whole day in my bedroom studying. Yeah, I study A LOT.

    But I am not happy with its actual setup. The wardrobe, the bed, the table, the white board, I dont know... it seems that my bedroom is a mess or its too small even being relativily big.

    Can you guys help me with this?
    How?

    Well, just tell me where to put ANY of the things of my bedroom.
    One thing I just cant to: I cant spend more than 100 dollars - in case anyone suggest to buy anything.

    Also, I cant buy a new table, wardrobe or bed.

    Its kind a defy...

    I wish I could have some more money but I am not working at this momment.

    Here is a video showing my full bedroom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDVNVOIw09U

    THANKS a lot.
     
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  3. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Holy ****, you spent a LOT of paint on that!
    Any way, I liked the suggestion! In Brazil, a picture of that size would cost me something like 500 dollars, believe or not. High quality, but still expensive.

    Anyway, I am still looking forward new setup suggestions! I am writting down all of them. After 1 week I will make a BIG change in my bedroom based on opinions in this thread.
     
  4. JulesNYC macrumors regular

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    I would definitely work on improving the lighting. Maybe some better lamps? And, yes, definitely put up some wall art. Your space needs color!

    Is that other room a grow house? ;) Could you move one of the plants to your main bedroom?

    Also, mirrors can help a small space feel larger and/or more open.

    Good luck!
     
  5. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    Definitely more lighting, as well as a small area rug which you can place under your computer desk. Adding frames/mirrors will also make your room look much bigger than it actually is.
     
  6. bruleke, Feb 12, 2011
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    bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes! Thats a grow House! Its night here, thats why it seems to be dark. During the day I cant even sleep because of the sun! I will switch the table with the wardrobe. And, after that, I will swtich the bed with the wardrobe (is it confusing?)!

    A rug under the table? Are you sure? I thought about that some years ago but then I thought: "what about the dirt?"
    Anyway, I agree, but I need some ideas for that =/ (shape, size, color, texture, etc...)

    More light? Ok. Copied!

    I dont like the idea of mirrors... looks like too much "girly" ehehe.

    Up to now:
    1. Wall art
    2. More light
    3. Small rug under the table

    What about the cables???????? I have cable drops but that only organizes the cables ON the table. UNDER the problem there is a problem... huge and MESSY problem!!
     
  7. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    I agree with getting mirrors in there.. it doesn't have to be full length mirrors that you might be thinking are girly. I have some black framed mirrors from ikea which add a nice touch.
     
  8. itsmeGAV macrumors regular

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    New lighting, new cupboard (take a look at ikea), monitor/television mounted above the MBP and either a PS or XBOX for some gaming and tv watching..
    Get a nice landscape picture for the wall next to your bed.. :p
     
  9. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, great ideas!
    You mentioned Ikea. We dont have Ikea in Brazil but I'll take a look at their website. Maybe I can import something or buy something similar here.

    "Get a nice landscape picture for the wall next to your bed" -> I always wanted something like that. Will do it!
     
  10. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a

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    Apologies for shameless self-promotion, but check out my blog on dormroom design. Hasn't been updated in a long while, but I usually add more posts at the beginning and end of the school year.

    NottaDorm.com
     
  11. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats just "perfect". I'll visit it now.
     
  12. pagansoul, Feb 14, 2011
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    pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    Do a simple layout. What is the rooms dimensions, the furniture? By what I see you can not fit anything else in the room so what you need is color. Get a nice little area rug that you like and use it as a base for setting the color for the rest of the room.
     

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  13. pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    Here are some color designs and a few ideas to work with small spaces.
     

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  14. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How? How do you...? But..? What? Forget it! Loved it! :)

    Will buy some paint this weekend!
    I have already made some changes. The room looks like bigger now! I will make a video after all the changes!

    Tks a lot!
     
  15. pagansoul, Feb 14, 2011
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    I'm a great lover of greens & browns. I also love floating bookshelves when you have no floor space. Note the small area rugs, one is a shag which gives the room a warm feeling. Stay away from too much white, too hard to keep clean. Not everyone likes pictures on the walls but I love landscapes myself. You can buy a poster and buy a frame for it, this is a lot cheaper than paying a framer. I find some great stuff in flea markets, lamps, blankets, pillows, pictures. In one picture a wall is covered with old planks to give it a warm rustic flavor. Another has the walls painted different colors. Do you have a favorite photograph? What colors are in it. You have to make a small collection of what you like, no matter the cost, this chair, that painting, this suit, that jacket and be creative. Figure out what it is you like about them and find a cheaper substitute.
     
  16. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, my bedroom is ALL white. Thats because there was a fire in my house in 2007. Since them, we are still buying new stuff. My plan is to paint one of the walls in a gray/green color (confusing?). I like "cold colors", something that reminds the winter, you know?

    I AM REALLY going to buy a panorama picture (or print it using the method the other user tought me above). I love beaches and ocean (I am a diver).

    Actually, I feel more comfortable in my bedroom. I promisse I'll upload new pictures tomorrow. Its not something like "wow, everything has changed" ehehhe. But... its just a start!
     
  17. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    move the wardrobe on the opposite side so it doesn't cut the light from the window and combine the ideas of the '3D canvas', with the large image technique indicated above and with your passion for diving by transforming your wardrobe in a huge aquarium.

    select a large, high definition color picture of reef/tropical fish, and convert it into a rasterbation pdf file (remember it should cover the sides as well).
    print it or have it printed at the shop and assemble it on the wardrobe. whne you are done cut it where the door open and tape it there.
     
  18. bruleke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You son of a gun!!!!!!!! Thats is simply wonderful!!!!!

    You know, I used to have a marine aquarium! (160 Liters) But I had to sell it to pay many things of my house.

    I will definetely do that! I have a huge wardrobe, I think I can make something really good! Perhaps a blue spotlight pointing to it would make it even better!

    Loved the suggestion!
     
  19. EazyWeazy3 macrumors 6502

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    I wish I could rearrange my room.

    It's too damn small to do anything. :mad:
     
  20. pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    Some ocean themed rooms.
     

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