Reader question: Cream, purple & gold bedroom

Hello, friends! First of all, I’d like to thank you all for the kind comments you’re leaving on creamylife, I can’t even start describing what do they mean to me and how much I appreciate you for taking the time to write them! I read all of them and every single of them makes me ultra-happy! Huge thank you!

Now I want to share with you a moment of happiness, some days ago I got the first reader’s question! Theodora asked for some advice on how to decorate her bedroom, which will be cream, purple & golden (three golden walls+one purple, cream window borders, brown furniture and so on). After reading Theodora’s bedroom description I imagined that already having lots of golden, the bedroom should have a cream ceiling, to brighten up the room and purple accessories, such as drapes, lamps and flowers, for example – for the perfect amount of simplicity yet chicness. I made up an inspiration board which will show what I mean:

Theodora chose the bedding (it’s from Target), so I figured that the focal point in this bedroom should be everything purple, so these heavy, ceiling to floor drapes will add some royal feeling to the entire space. The sunburst mirror will look amazing on the purple wall, creating a glamorous, modern feeling. Purple means royalty as I already mentioned, so there is no need of too much golden details, as you don’t want to make your room too sophisticated. An Eames lounge chair and ottoman in cream will work as the ceiling, lightening a bit the atmosphere and being the perfect touch of classicism. Purple or cream bedside lamps are up to you, I’d go with the cream one, they’d make a pretty contrast with the bedding.

Here are couple more bedrooms decorated in cream, purple & gold:


Theodora also has one large dark brown bookcase and she’d like to keep it and the bed is dark brown as well.  But also she has a black desk and black dresser, so she asked me what to do: paint the desk and dresser with a brown paint or buy new pieces. My advice is to paint the desk & dresser and have only brown furniture as this will add warmth and an inviting feeling to the bedroom (+ painting instead of buying means saving some $).


The picture above shows a more of a country bedroom which is still decorated with our main colors. And as you see, the honey brown side tables, that are also dressers, work really well with the golden walls and the white ceiling.


A good idea is to make the purple wall as an accent wall, because everything which is lighter in color than this will look so fresh against it, like the rug in the above image, I say this is quite a pretty balance.


In the above picture I liked the curtains, so if you don’t want to go with heavy purple drapes in your bedroom, then light cream ones, with purple flowers will do the trick.


This last picture speaks about a different option of decorating the bedroom: purple ceiling, cream closet, white side tables and golden lamps – a bit dramatic look, but not less stylish!

My image of Theodora’s bedroom is a light space, with purple accents to bring on some elegance, golden and brown details which altogether will create a glam yet warm and inviting place – just as a bedroom should be!

What do you, ladies and gents, think about this? Maybe you have any other suggestions for Theodora?

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13 Responses to “Reader question: Cream, purple & gold bedroom”

  1. ilene
    04. Aug, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    i love this combo too!!! some good finds. the purple is so rich and elegant and the other two colors compliment it well.

  2. Karena
    04. Aug, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Ludmilla I love what you have put together. For myself I would choose a creamy shade for the draperies. I love the light flowing into a room.

    Art by Karena

  3. Belly
    04. Aug, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    I would ad a lot of pastels and whites in the accessories to soften the pallet and try to go easy with the brown furniture, so it won’t “suffocate” the room. The moodboard you’ve done is great, and I like the first image especially.

  4. NewMom
    04. Aug, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    First, congrats for developing a good audience, gaining followers and getting design questions. I myself just started blogging and understand how exciting it is to get positive comments and questions. As for this post, I’d say I like your inspiration board far better than the room images. Love the modern white lamps in contrast to the more traditional bedding. LOVE the Eames chair+ottoman! And the sunburst mirror! However, I would add more textures and variations of the color purple, perhaps add lighter purples & pinks into the mix. A cool rug might bring texture and/or pattern into the room,as well as pick up on all the colors. To lighten up the drapes, I would add light cream sheers, maybe with suble pattern /texture as well. THe more layers in the room , the more interesting and personal it feels. And what about painting the desk cream white and then age it ( make it look antique), replace hardware to help with the look, maybe antique gold would look great.I would soften the black of the dresser with espresso color, it’s sophisticated and elegant and adds yet another dimension to the room. These are only suggestions to enhance on the awesome job you did for Theodora.

  5. Piper
    04. Aug, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Oh I love this post – I love seeing how someone would put together a room. The lamps you’ve chosen…sigh, they’re perfect!! And that first picture is one of my fave bedrooms!! Great post – you’ve got a great eye :)

  6. Ludmila
    04. Aug, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Thank you all for the comments! NewMom, great suggestions!

    Piper, you’re too sweet! Thanks a lot! xoxoxo

  7. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime
    04. Aug, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Beautiful inspiration board and photos. I love the color palette.

  8. jennifer young
    05. Aug, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    thank you for your sweet comment! loooovee that first inspiration board!

  9. Marla
    05. Aug, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Aaaw… that mirror, that chair, those curtains, those lamps in the first picture… To die for! Lovely blog, by the way! :-)

  10. and flowers pick themselves
    05. Aug, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    i am such a sucker for anything purple. these spaces are gorgeous!

    xo Alison

  11. Holly of So Chic Decor
    05. Aug, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    That last photo is my favorite! I love the colors and the amount of space it has! Once again, beautiful photos!

  12. Aimee
    20. Oct, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    hi ludmila
    firstly just want to say love the inspiration board! i need your help if possible… we are currently decorating the house.whilst finding it fun,the bedroom is driving me crazy! we have bought black leather furniture for the room,full set,and also wallpaper from next,for one main wall,it is white with bronze leaves and purple flowers. think we will opt for cream carpet.problem is i just dont know what colour to paint the walls!im fed up! i will definitely be purchasing those silver and purple lamps,theyre lovely.any advice you could give would be fantastic! thanks


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