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Room Rescue 13: Minimal effort in the bedroom 29 January, 2010

Posted by katiehodgkiss in 3D room design.
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Hello and welcome to Room Rescue 13. Each week readers can put forward a room in their house for a 3D makeover by mydeco.com users. Design expert and mydeco Design Board member Kelly Hoppen then gives her opinion on the winning room, and lends her advice.

The room chosen for a 3D makeover this week was sent in by Alan, of Thundersley, Essex. Alan is looking for a redesign that will update his oak bedroom, complete with some innovative storage solutions to hide all his clutter.

‘I’d like the space to feel modern – maybe even minimalist,’ says Alan.

We were interested to see what ou users would come up with this week: with so many home furnishings and accessories to choose from on the 3D tool, sticking to a minimalist decor can be tough! Thankfully everyone rose to the challenge, and Alan had plenty of great designs to choose from. The winning room was created by mydeco community member FRANKHAM:

‘I like this design because the layout seems practical, and allows for storage,’ says Alan. ‘ There are some funky touches, and the mirrors, though a little ‘70s, are sensible given the small size of the room.’

Nothing wrong with a bit of 70s Alan – its making a huge comeback this season! We were also delighted to see one of mydeco’s Design Boutique products used in Frankham’s room: the Bryonie Porter faces cupboard is so unique, and as each piece is made to order you could brag to your friends about owning a piece of ‘bespoke furniture’!

Kelly Hoppen says: ‘This room follows the client’s brief and is certainly minimalist, but it feels a bit cold.  I like the clean, white scheme, but the stripes clash with the patterned cupboard, and a full wall of mirrored storage, though giving the illusion of added space, is overwhelming.  The design all in all seems rather bland. It’s definitely not to my taste.’

Alan’s choice of runner-up was this submission from community member sanja. Whilst he loved the originality of the design, there wasn’t quite enough storage space to put this room in the number one spot.

To buy any of the items used in this week’s winning design, visit the winning room’s page for a  list of products used in this scheme.

Love another design?  Think the runners-up designed better rooms?  Tell us what you think.

Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Room Rescue article in the Telegraph this Saturday 30th January!

Think you can do better? Put your design skills to the test and redesign next week’s room at www.mydeco.com/roomrescue16. Or to enter a room in your house for a redesign, email a photograph to roomrescue@mydeco.com. Each week a different photograph will be rendered as an empty virtual room for you to redesign.



1. sanja - 1 February, 2010

I am glad that Alan has got new redesign. I would like to congratulate to Frankam as well!
As the second choice is concerned, I would like to clarify that the shown room was not finalised (I have had technical problems) and the finilised room is the following:

The place I that could be used for more storage is between two doors (angle waredrobe- but it would cover the view:))
Best regards,


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