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Trends: Nature Inspired Bedroom Designs

Posted on September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

When you’re working on the interior design scheme of a bedroom, chances are you want it to be comfortable and relaxing. This leads many people to decide they want to create a bedroom design that is inspired by nature. Even with this general direction, many people have a hard time figuring out exactly where to start or what they should incorporate into a nature inspired bedroom design. Here are a few tips and tricks on where to start and what to look for.

Where to Start

The truth is, the jumping off point for creating a bedroom design can be anything. Some people prefer to start at the top and work their way to the bottom; while others work from the ground up. These are two easy methods, but they can quickly stop you dead in your tracks.

Instead, find a particular item or object that you’re really drawn to. One that speaks volumes about what you’re looking to achieve in the space. It could be a duvet, a nightstand, a throw rug, wallpapering, wall art or even a bedside table lamp. Then, draw your inspiration from this. You can easily come up with entire nature-inspired bedroom designs using a single piece. Draw the color palette from your inspiration piece and go from there. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create a nature inspired bedroom design once you’re working from inspiration.

What to Look For

The truth is, ‘nature inspired’ does not necessarily mean it’s all about flowers and fauna. It can be a marine-inspired theme, or simply a color scheme that is drawn from natural hues.

For a color palette, look for colors that you would expect to see occurring naturally outside your window. This does not necessarily translate into muted olive greens or other soft, muted tones. If you’re drawn to the red poppies in your garden, or that bright yellow hibiscus, then you’ve been inspired by nature and you can easily incorporate that into your bedroom design.

Next, you’ll need to find furniture that works for the space. When working to create a nature inspired bedroom design, you’ll want to steer clear of pieces that feature too much ornamentation. Instead, opt for pieces with clean lines and fluid, organic shapes. Opt for natural wood tones rather than painted finishes. While nature isn’t necessarily simple, it tends to be interpreted as ‘natural’ and ‘simple.’ This should be seen in your furniture choices.

Of course, depending on your personal style, it’s also perfectly acceptable to choose carved wooden pieces that feature ornate but natural botanical details for your bedroom design. This is especially true if you are going for a tropical style. However, keep in mind that this does not necessarily blend well with other nature-based styles, nor is it for everyone.

Finally, you can start working with different accessories to complete the nature-based scheme of your bedroom design. If you’re stumped on what to look for, there are a few basics that work no matter what. Pressed leaves or flowers in beautiful, simple frames are an elegant touch to a nature inspired bedroom. Woven baskets, metallic accents and so forth, all work well in these types of spaces.

Once you know where to start, a nature inspired bedroom design is easy to create.

Bedroom Design Ideas (Part 1)

Posted on September 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

A bedroom is a private sanctuary, a place for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Bedroom design ideas should reinforce that feeling and help create an environment which is calm, soothing and takes us away from the stresses of the daily life.

The things around which the bedroom design ideas revolve are functional elements like the furniture, storage etc., aesthetical elements like color and decorative elements like artwork, displays, accessories etc.

The following components form essential part of the bedroom design ideas. Required attention should be given to each to get the best results.

  1. Layout
  2. Color
  3. Lighting
  4. Furniture
  5. Decorations
  6. Accessories
  7. Window Treatments
  8. Storage

This article first in the series discusses initial three components which are foundation blocks of any bedroom design ideas. These are:

Layout

First thing when starting with interior designing your bedroom is to prepare a layout for it. You need to consider where will the bed be placed, where the wardrobes will be, where will you keep the dresser, which is the best place for a TV etc.

The layout, in return, will depend on the size and shape of the room, the location of doors and windows, any structural elements etc.

Color

Color along with lighting is an important element for bedroom design ideas. It helps create the right ambience and atmosphere in the room. The use of colors will depend on many factors like the size and volume of the room, the amount of natural light it is getting, the effect you want to create, your personal preferences etc.

Whatever colors you choose should complement the overall decor of the room. Remember the colors are not only limited to the four walls. They encompass the furniture, the soft furnishings, the accessories and other decoration items like the displays.

Lighting

We need a relaxed and cozy ambience in the bedroom. The lighting plays an important role in creating that. It can set the tone for the room which will help you unwind after a hard days work. Lighting is the bridge that creates a transition between totally awake state to deep sleep. Let it be a smooth transition.

Apart from the ambient lighting you need specific task lighting for different requirements like dressing and grooming, retrieving things from the wardrobes, drawers and shelves, reading and so on. Make sure that enough lighting is provided to take care of all these needs.

Accent lighting can enhance the decor of your bedroom by highlighting the artwork, special paints or textures on a wall, accent furniture, displays or any other decorative features.

This concludes part one of the series of articles on bedroom design ideas.

Awesome Kids Bedroom Designs – 10 Easy Budget Tips to Decorate Kids Rooms That Won’t Break the Bank

Posted on September 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Trying to design a kids bedroom? Want it to turn out really cool, but do not have a lot of money to make it happen? Here are ten great budget decorating tips to get you on the Cool Kids Room road.

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 1:

Design your room around one theme. Focusing on one theme can help cut down on the amount of room decor you have to use. Many people buy and buy and buy, because they find one more great item they can put in the room. (Even if it dose not match!)

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 2:

Utilize “stuff” you already have. If you are decorating with a theme, (you are using a theme right?), your kid probably already has a ton of “accessories” that go with the theme. For example, sports theme, display team jerseys, hang a shelf and set pictures of his ball team or ballgame highlights on it. That basketball setting in the corner is now part of the room decor! Use the “stuff” they already have instead of buying new decor.

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 3:

Check out your local stores for their “clearance isle or corners”. This is a great place to find some real bargains.

However, only buy it if it will fit your design.

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 4:

Paint the room. It takes a little work, but paint is fairly cheap. This is money well spent. It can change the room drastically. (Try something creative, for example “faux finish”, “sponge paint”.)

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 5:

Add a wallpaper boarder. Boarders are easy to apply and inexpensive. A cool way to carry a rooms theme.

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 6:

Track down a really cool bedding set. There are lots of choices and may at affordable prices. This is the place to get it just right. The right bedding set will set the tone of the whole room. (It is called the “bedroom”.) LOL

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 7:

Time to hit the thrift stores. Never under estimate what you can find at a thrift store. Decor, decor, and more decor. The best part? You can get if for not a lot of money!

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 8:

Do not over look a really great yard sale. What is the old saying? “One mans trash is another mans treasure.” It truly is amazing the great finds you can get to decorate a theme kids bedroom. A few dollars saved here, will allow you to use your money some were else.

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 9:

Looking for a real design statement? Take the money you have saved from being a “frugal” shopper and purchase a large theme based wall sticker or mural. They can really make a theme room sing. (Many can be purchased for not a lot of money.) I like to use large murals, because they are often cheaper than buying several small room decor items. The impact can be huge.

Affordable Bedroom Design Tip 10:

Utilize posters. Posters?? Yes, a framed poster is a way to add large artwork without spending a ton of money. They come in almost any theme you can imagine.

These kids bedroom ideas can help you become the Design Guru, and still keep a little cash in your designer purse!

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