Showing posts with label Bedroom Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bedroom Decor. Show all posts

Friday, 17 August 2012

Saving Space in Your Bedroom

The bedroom is where you start and end your day, generate thoughts and ideas, spend intimate moments, and serves as a place of refuge day in and day out after working long hours. As such, it should be a private, comforting place where you can feel absolutely at ease.

If your bedroom is starting to get cluttered and feel a bit cramped despite daily or regular clean ups, it may be high time for you to look into simple yet effective ways you can de-clutter and free up space in the room. Here are some tips to maximize your bedroom space without breaking the bank.

Rearrange Furniture in Groupings

Your bedroom isn't just the place where you sleep - for most of us, it's also where we work, read, develop our hobbies, and engage in other leisurely activities. By rearranging your furniture according to function, you can have space-efficient nooks for every activity and keep all the things you need in that section. This reduces clutter, frees up floor space, and can make your bedroom look bigger.

Use Storage and Closets with Sliding Doors

A lot of bedrooms come with built-in closets with doors that open outward, which forces you to make sure no other fixtures or furniture pieces occupy the space close to it and block the doors. You may think that little space is insignificant, but it still adds up to limit your usage of room space. If you have built-in closets like these, have them fitted with sliding doors instead. You can take this on as a DIY project or hire someone to do it - either way, it'll still be cheaper and more space-efficient than buying a new closet.

Invest in a Platform Bed

The bed is the central piece of the room, and also takes up the most floor space. Having a raised/platform bed lets you make use of all that space underneath the bed frame that is often left unused. You can buy wood drawers or plastic containers that'll fit right under the bed, and with small wheels underneath so you can easily pull them out and access. This would be a good place to store the items that you can no longer fit into your closet.

Install Wall-Mounted Shelves

Wall-mounted shelves not only free up floor space, they also look more stylish than your typical floor shelves. Here you can put your books, trinkets, and even the small potted plants you keep in your room. This reduces clutter and makes your things more accessible because they're on an open and elevated surface.

Use Hanging Storage and Hooks

That whole space behind your door is a good place to hang shoes, bags, coats, and other items you put on and use before walking out your bedroom. The idea here is to think vertical - make use of the walls and flat surfaces to store items vertically instead of using wide furniture pieces to hold your stuff. Hang light items and accessories like scarves, belts, and even necklaces, instead of keeping them in a drawer and using up even more storage space that could've been used more efficiently. 

Author's Bio : Michelle Lim loves all bedroom products, particularly hastens bedding. Whenever she has free time, she spends it with her two beautiful children.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Tips to Making Your Bed More Comfortable

A bed is one of the most used pieces of furniture in an entire home. The quality of sleep that a bed provides can directly impact how someone feels the next day. The hours of use that a bed receives every day can quickly make the mattress feel rough and uncomfortable. Removing a worn mattress and then purchasing a new one is not always a practical solution. Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help to make a bed more comfortable.

Good Bedding

One of the easiest ways to make a mattress feel softer and more relaxing is to use good bedding. Sheets should feel comfortable when they are purchased. Pillows should provide the correct amount of resistance so that they are not too soft or too hard.The normal temperature of the room needs to be considered as well. A bed in a normally cool room should be dressed with a comforter. A bed in a warm environment should have light sheets that are made from a breathable material. Many people find thread counts important when choosing sheets and other bedding. Higher thread counts make fabrics feel softer and smoother.

Mattress Padding

There are a variety of different types of padding that can be placed directly on top of a mattress under the fitted sheet. These can be made from cotton pads, inflated air pockets or responsive foams.
Mattress padding will make the bed feel more comfortable and will add some support to the body. The padding will conform to the natural contours in the back or side. Water-resistant padding even exists for beds that are used by children or that experience spills.

Keep the Mattress Clean

Dirt and dust can collected in a mattress over the course of many years. This makes the materials less flexible and heavier. The result is that a mattress could become very rough and uncomfortable. A simple cleaning with a vacuum every week can help to minimize this accumulation. It can also be beneficial to use a home steamer in order to clean the fibers of the mattress material. The sheets,

duvet, pillows and comforter should also be cleaned regularly. A freshly cleaned bed is far more comfortable than one that has not been maintained.

Rotate the Mattress

People tend to sleep in one or two positions consistently. This means that shoulders, knees and elbows will find the same position on the mattress every night. This can actually cause a compression of the padding inside of the mattress over the course of several months or years. Severely compressed mattresses become uncomfortable for the person who has been sleeping on it. One way to combat this problem is to occasionally rotate a mattress. Rotating a mattress involves spinning it around so the bottom becomes the top. Additionally, the mattress can be flipped completely over so the underside becomes the top. Rotating the mattress regularly will keep a bed comfortable for a longer period of time.

Maintain the Box-Spring

A box-spring provides a firm surface for the mattress to rest on that still has some flexibility. A mattress will remain much more comfortable for a longer period of time if it is kept on top of a box-spring. Box springs should be cleaned just like the mattress and should also be rotated to prevent individual springs from breaking. Elevated box-springs can increase the comfort and longevity of a mattress by reducing wear on the edges that can be caused by low beds that are difficult to get out of.

Author's Bio: Criss Evan, a gaming freak and a blogger. In his spare time he loves to write on various topics. He is a passionate writer.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Perfect Design Combinations for Your Bedroom Interior

Your bedroom is not just a place for you to drop your head into a mattress and snore away. It is your own personal dwelling where you can catch your breath, unwind from a long dog-day’s work, and create the master plan for achieving your lofty dreams. It is the place where families are founded, intimate conversations are held, successes are rejoiced over and failures are reevaluated.

As such, your bedroom bears a huge responsibility towards making you feel absolutely at peace with the surroundings. Here are a few design combinations and suggestions as to how you should set about decorating your bedroom interior to achieve just the right effect:

The Ocean Feel

Tired from the day’s vigorous tasks and chores? Entering a room with an ocean-like realm will definitely lower those spiked stress levels. To achieve a room with an atmosphere that resembles the majestic ocean might sound overwhelming and complicated, but it’s actually a matter of using the right colors.

Mattresses then either it would be a single or king-size mattress can be covered with linens of different shades of blue; pillows, of muted hues of green, provide the perfect accent. Not a fan of blues or greens? You can also achieve a sandy beach effect by combining off-white, peach and light brown.

Purple Madness

Purple is a combination of blue and red, thus the perfect combination of cool and warm categories of colors.  It is the color of royalty and denotes the feeling of luxury. Designing your bedroom around a purple theme will give you the push you need to achieving success and get a taste of the finer things in life.

A merely purple bedroom can be transformed into a purple heaven with the right design, starting from the ceiling to walls, furniture, and accessories. Choose a ceiling design that would draw attention to the room’s very essence—the bed. Walls can be painted with a pale lavender color so as not to overshadow the deep violet shades of mattress covers of your double mattress.  White lighting from unique lamps also contributes to the overall effect of the king and queen’s room.

A Modern Touch

Browns and whites are today’s favorite modern colors. The black and white combination also never goes out of style. Whether it's for your bedroom furniture or chairs or maybe just your vanity tables, using black or chocolate will add some modern touch to your bedroom. Aside from going well with most modern bedroom furniture, the earthy colors will give your room a nice and warm feel. To complete the effect, add flexible lighting fixtures that offer you bright light for the day and subtle light for the night.

The Minimalist

Beautiful, clean lines and a soothing white hue are perfect for the person who despises clutter. The white minimalist bedroom decors are delicate and elegant, and they represent a remarkable state that only nature can provide—tranquility. The beauty of white is that it can be successfully combined with all other colors, giving you more freedom and a variety of options to alter the details of the room according to your preferences.

The above mentioned design combinations are only a few of the many possible themes you can integrate into your bedroom. Just create a mental picture of what you really want and start from there. Always aim for the design that suits your lifestyle and personal preferences, and remember to have fun with it as well. Your bedroom should come out like how you want it to be – a room that transcends from an ordinary space into your idea of nirvana.

Criss Evan, a gaming freak and a blogger. In his spare time he loves to write on various topics. He is a passionate writer.