11 Bedroom Makeovers
The lighting problem is easily solved with wall-mounted lamps. Slim night tables with built-in shelves now hold books. The black bed frame inspires a dramatic new black-and-white color scheme for the bedding, punching up the yellow walls. A graphic Hawaiian quilt is hung tapestry style, replacing the quiet pressed-leaf art that used to top the bed. Covering the hardwood floor with a sisal rug (its black edging echoes the lines of the bed linens) finishes the room.
Far from boring, this go-to neutral can take any room to new stylish heights.