It’s fine, but it looks a little dated to me. These are quilts I made 5 years ago (or more) and I have since started using brighter colors. I still wanted red and blue and I wanted to keep my black bed.
So, I brightened up the blue to freshen the wall. I found a quilted red bedspread and shams at Herbergers, to use as a backdrop for my many quilts with red, aqua and black. This way I can rotate my quilts without having to make each one a QUEEN size. I made a set of black shams using one of the fabrics from my “At Home for the Holidays” line and my “Shams with Style” book.
By the way, do you keep quilting books and magazines by your bed too? I may not get to make all the quilts from my book collection, but I can still get enjoy them by reading them over and over!
I made some very simple curtains from that same black fabric by just hemming all four sides and using a set of clips to attach them to the rod. Super easy and quick!
I also made a bedskirt from the same black fabric. You can learn how to make your own bedskirt here.
I ordered this black chair from Target.com to go with my favorite ottoman. It was under $300, came in 3 days, and is nice and small so it fits my small corner nicely. The leather isn’t real, but nobody ever sits in it, so I decided it would work fine. It just has to sit there and look cute 😉
Now that the basic backdrop is in place, I can just alternate my quilts to change up the room. You already saw my Bliss quilt on the bed in a photo above. I also have this quilt:
Pinwheel Chain from the book Fat Quarter Cottage
This is a really old Christmas line designed by Three Sisters. I love the border print.
This one works too ~ Also made from my Lakeside Cottage line and found in my book “Fat Quarter Five”
I added black to this fabric line, so it would work in this room.
Details: pattern is Faith, Hope, and Love, from my book “Livin’ Large“. Fabric is 1974 by Urban Chicks.
I know I have lots of other quilts with red and aqua, but I think you get the idea. I’m looking forward to having such a versatile color combination so I can have a chance to display a few different quilts. What fun to have such a quick and easy way to change up a room! Quilts – ya gotta love them.