Monday, January 19, 2009

TRANSFORM YOUR BEDROOM







A BEDROOM IS THE ONE PLACE YOU CAN GO, TO FEEL SAFE AND SNUGGLE UP WITH A GOOD BOOK OR EAT CHOCOLATES! YOU HAVE LOTS OF CHOICES WHEN YOU'RE READY TO GIVE YOUR BEDROOM A NEW LOOK.

IF YOU ARE GOING FOR THE ROMANTIC STYLE:
*USE A LACE TABLECLOTH FOR THE COVERING ON YOUR BED, WITH STACKS OF PILLOWS.
* IN PLACE OF A NIGHTSTAND, USE A TEACART, YOU
CAN STORE STUFF UNDERNEATH IT AND HAVE BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING!
*IF YOU LIKE THE LOOK OF A CANOPY, BUT DON'T HAVE THAT SORT OF BED, HANGING MOSQUITO NETTING FROM A CEILING HOOK OVER THE BED IS LESS EXPENSIVE.
*TO CREATE A UNIQUE LAMPSHADE FROM A PLAIN STORE BOUGHT ONE, USE OLD SHEET MUSIC OR PAGES FROM A VINTAGE BOOK, SIMPLY DECOUPAGE.
FOR ADVENTUROUS DECORATING IN THE BEDROOM:
* TRY PLACING YOUR BED AT AN ANGLE.
*USE VINTAGE OR RETRO LINENS FROM THE 40'S, OR MIX AND MATCH.
*HANG A CHANDELIER OVER THE BED.
FOR A SERENE SETTING:
* HANG A MIRROR DIRECTLY ACROSS YOUR BEDROOM WINDOW, THIS WILL INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT IN THE BEDROOM.
*OLD HATBOXES LOOK GREAT STACKED AND HIDE CLUTTER.
*A LARGE PLANT REAL OR FAUX.
*USE A BAMBOO POLE OR BRANCH FROM THE YARD IN PLACE OF A CURTAIN ROD.
FOR A TRADITIONAL BEDROOM:

* PUNCH HOLES IN A PAPER LAMPSHADE OF YOUR OWN DESIGN, (E.G. A PINEAPPLE).
* PLACE A CHAIR NEXT TO YOUR BED TO HOLD MAGAZINES.
* HANG A QUILT AT THE HEAD OF YOUR BED.
*PLACE SMALL SACHETS BETWEEN YOUR MATTRESS TO LULL YOU TO SLEEP.
* STACK SUITCASES IN PLACE OF A SIDE TABLE, WHERE YOU'LL ALSO HAVE STORAGE.
* A WOODEN DESK BESIDE THE BED, LETS YOU PAY BILLS, WRITE LETTERS AND STORE MAGAZINES.


WHAT SHOULD YOU PUT AT THE END OF YOUR BED?

*TV CABINET; IF ITS LARGE ENOUGH, IT CAN HOLD BED LINENS, PILLOWS; ETC.

*AN UPHOLSTERED BENCH; TO LAY OUT THE NEXT MORNINGS CLOTHES OR EXTRA BLANKETS.
* A STORAGE BENCH ALSO HOLDS A LOT OF EXTRAS.
*A SKIRTED TABLE
* A PAIR OF CHAIRS.
* LOVESEAT
* CHEST OR TRUNK. *WRITING DESK.
*TABLE.
THESE ALSO SERVE WELL AT CREATING A HOMEY COUNTRY LOOK .

DECORATING IN THE BEDROOM ONLY REQUIRES A GOOD MEASURE OF TIME-WORN HAND CRAFTED OR CASUAL DETAILS SUCH AS AN OLD PIECE OF PICKET FENCE FOR A HEADBOARD AND A CHUNK OF OLD LACE TUCKED IN BETWEEN THE MATTRESS, WITH A QUILT FOLDED UP AT THE FOOT OF THE BED.
*PAINT THE BEDROOM WALLS CREAM AND THE MAIN WALL APPLE GREEN FOR A SERENE COLOR.
*HIGH GLOSS THE FLOOR IN A MUTED GREEN COLOR TO GIVE THE LOOK OF A SLEEPING PORCH.
*AN INEXPENSIVE AREA RUG AT THE END OR SIDE OF THE BED ADDS A DASH OF COLOR.
*PORTRAITS ALSO ADD CHARACTER AS DOES VINTAGE FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERED IN HOMESPUN COTTONS AND FLORALS TEA STAINED FOR AN AGED LOOK.





QUICK TIPS FOR BEDROOM DECORATING:
*GO LIGHT ON WINDOW TREATMENTS
*STICK TO A SOOTHING COLOR PALETTE, SUCH AS GREENS AND YELLOWS
*BRING NATURE IN SUCH AS A BAMBOO OR BRANCH FOR A CURTAIN ROD
*OVERSTUFFED CHAIR (S) FOR COMFORT

1 comment:

Susan said...

useful stuff about Bedroom Decorating.I like it.