Eclectic Trendy Bedroom Designs

The Trendy Home would like to welcome a new guest blogger Lisa Jolan for Shop 4 Furniture.

Bedrooms are the most important area in a home. In most cases, the setting of a bedroom reflects the personality of the occupants. The room’s main purpose is sleeping although a few designs also incorporate study areas within a bedroom. Whichever the case, the appearance of the bedroom has a large effect on the mind-set of the occupants.

Research has even proven that the sleeping environment determines the kinds of dreams people are likely to experience. If the environment is dull, smelly or disorganized there is a higher risk of encountering nightmares. It is therefore essential to have a good bedroom with a nice layout. A much more desirable effect is created in a room that is uniquely designed with trendy ideas.

Desirable, Peaceful Bedroom

Desirable, Peaceful Bedroom

Artwork:
Bedrooms that have incorporated artwork always have a marvellous appearance. The graphic quilts hanged on the walls get rid of the plain look common in traditional wall settings. Walls with wallpapers that feature interesting patterns also have the same effect. Some people choose to complement their bedroom artwork with printed bedding, which also creates a heavy effect. Others even go a step further by complimenting the bedding print with similar styles on other accessories in the bedroom, such as lampshades. Bedrooms with elegant stripes on walls and bedding for some reason always seem to have the proper dimensions. Bedrooms with colorful and vibrant pictures and artwork pieces usually portray element of charm.

Trendy Artwork

Color:

Color has the most decorative effect in any bedroom. It also has the ability to arouse various kinds of moods in people. In addition to giving priority to one’s tastes and preferences, most people select the colors that promote ease and create maximum comfort. Most people with fascinating color themes in their rooms would agree selecting the best colors could be a very difficult task with the many interesting options available. Neutral colors like cream, beige, white, and grey are a very popular trend today for their simple yet sophisticated look. Neutral colors are soothing and blend well with all kinds of colors featured on any other material added into the room.

Neutral Colors

Bedrooms with golden tones have a lavish as well as magical appearance; the tone usually blends well with any type of bedroom accessory. Most people would desire a relaxing effect in their bedrooms and therefore featuring blue or green together with their shades. Couples experiencing boredom in their relationship opt for red, being an energizing color. The color plays a major role in stirring up the romance in a room although it may not be favorable for people having trouble with getting sleep. Most people finding it difficult to settle for either of these colors usually combine them to create a crazy color scheme. Rooms with the crazy color scheme usually have varied effects from the different colors featured in the theme. The spontaneity of the scheme creates a vibrant mood; people rarely get bored with this color scheme.

Trendy with a little Drama

Trendy, with a Dash of Drama!

Lighting:
Large full height windows are very popular in the current trends. They give a clear view on the outdoors and allow maximum penetration of sunlight that brightens up the rooms they are featured in. Artificial lighting has more effect in a room than the natural light. All rooms have an overhead general lighting, which is often inadequate for a stylish room. Most of these lighting flatten spaces creating a muddy effect on the colors featured on walls. The designs that replace the plain fixtures with luxury crystal chandeliers would transform the whole setting.

Luxurious and Romantic at it’s BEST!

Spontaneous people use colored bulbs or colored translucent lampshades to create a dramatic effect in the bedroom, although featuring them in rooms with study areas would be absurd. Rooms with pendant lights or a series of pendants with bright shades have a burst of color and sculptural detail that are marvelous. Most bedrooms with study areas have track lighting. Track lighting and recede lighting with very bright bulbs are perfect for the functional purpose of these rooms although they also give a glamorous effect. Fun bedrooms with a modern touch usually have trendy and uniquely designed lighting fixture. Accent lighting makes the most impact in the rooms that portray a classy as well as elegant appeal.

Using Lighting to make a Statement.

Furniture
Wooden pieces give a room a luxurious and elegant feel. Larger bedrooms that feature wooden bed frames create a feeling of safety. Some bedroom designs place furniture at an angle to create a focal point. All the furniture in the room arranged in order creates a visual balance; therefore both small and large pieces should be placed near each other.

Light Wood Furniture with White and Brass Bed

Accessories:
Accessorizing a bedroom is the best inexpensive way in which most people use to enhance the appearance of bedrooms. It is a very simple process, which can be applied on a low budget. Some people incorporate simple things to create amazing results. Featuring fun pictures with beautiful frames removes the boredom in any room. Since plants give indoor settings an outdoor experience, nature lover opt for the idea. They also add flowers in pots with trendy designs for a fancy natural look. Some people choose to have similar designs on the picture frames as on the pots. Tissue dispensers or dustbins that much with the pillowcases or bed covers give the room an interesting look.

Accessorizing is a personal and beautiful touch to any bedroom

Furniture, colors, accessories, patterns, and all other elements in a room enhance the appearance, make a small room spear larger, and reduce spaces in large rooms. People settle for ideas especially color themes, after having an inner recollection of the effect they would have. Colors for instance, have varied effects on different people. The red color usually has a relaxing effect on the Chinese while the same color would trigger aggressive feelings among British.

Using Color, Lighting, Accessories, and Furniture to create a Beautiful Trendy Bedroom!

This Post is written by Lisa Jolan. Writing is my passion and I have written many articles for Shop 4 Furniture and for different home improvement blogs. Connect with me on Twitter @LisaJolan

Thank you Lisa for today’s blog,  beautiful samples of some great bedroom idea’s, for more idea’s visit us at The Trendy Bed, the one stop for Made To Order and Customize Bedding.

Cathy C

 

 

 

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Bedroom Decor from The Trendy Home…

Make a Statement…

Elevate your bedroom to new heights with this beautiful Canopy Bed.

Making A Statement...

 

If privacy is your objective add sheer panels to wrap your bed in gorgeous folds of fabric.

You may find this room beckons you to  retire earlier at night when you make your space more than just for sleeping;  by pairing a chair and table to create an intimate space to share a night cap or your first cup of coffee.

This look can be easily created with a White Duvet Cover, White shams, and White Curtain panels all from Taylor Linens at The Trendy Bed.com.

Hope you enjoyed this tip and thank you Better Homes and Garden for your beautiful bedroom pictures.

Have a great week and make your home:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy

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Planning a Nursery?

I just found out I’m going to be a Grandmother so that sparked in interest in Nurseries again!

Planning a Nursery should be fun, just don’t wait till the last month to do it all.

This is not a “how too”,  this is just a great collection of  AWESOME  nurseries to be inspired and get the imagination going!

Baby Gone MOD!

By avoiding pastels you can create a place that can change easily as baby becomes a toddler.

Simple and Elegant

I don’t know about you but I wish I had a room like this when I was a new Mother, this is beautiful.   Nursery with a View, creating a soothing space accommodates both parents and child without sacrificing style.

Lovely Nursery

This crib it beautiful and commands  “Look At Me”,  beautiful floral carpeting harmonizes with the upholstery and valance.

Decor is the star of this Nursery

Beautiful mixture of pale pink, tan, and sage green along with some dark antique furniture for a beautiful blend of New and Old!  This room also is ready for growth going from baby to toddler with ease.

Baby's gone Paisley

I loved the bright colors and that window seat, makes a great Nursery and a beautiful room to grow up in.

Dreamy Nights

Cuddly chenille bedding and a white netting over the crib gives this room a sense of softness.  Notice the beautiful leaded glass design for a beautiful finishing touch to a beautifully done nursery.

Cheerful and heavenly!

Cheerful yellows and heavenly blues beam brightly in this  Beatrix Potter inspired nursery.  With a cloud dusted sky mural covering the ceiling and partway down the walls, this nursery works well for a baby boy or girl.

Storybook Nursery

Another beautiful Nursery using Sage, Mauve, and Cream for a bright cheerful room.

Fill it with TOYS!

I had to pull this picture into my mix because my Son and Daughter-In-Law’s old 1890′s home has walls like these and with using one’s imagination and being creative and most of all having fun I’m sure they will create a Nursery just an wonderful as the one’s I showed today.

I hope you enjoyed my grouping of wonderful Nurseries,  I know not all new parents have the resources to create beautiful rooms like these Nurseries,  but the most important thing is to have fun putting it together and fill it with LOVE!

I would like to thank Better Homes and Gardens for these great pictures and decorating suggestions – these can all be found on BHG.com

Thank You,

Cathy

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Top Ten Decorating Tips

Decorating by Numbers!

Getting your measurements right the first time will make everyone happy!   How many times do we do something and then say,  “That doesn’t look good!”   or it needs to higher, or lower?  I know I have done it more than once.  I came across this Decorate by Numbers! – Get your measurements right in the House Beautiful magazine and wanted to share it with my readers,  Thank you House Beautiful – you are an awesome magazine and great decorating tips and articles.

36 inch wide rectangular table

1.  Know your tables:  A 36 inch wide rectangular table is perfect for conversation.  A Round table with a diameter of 48 inches seats six;  a 60 inch round will handle eight standard dinning chairs or 10 ballroom chairs.

48 Inch Round Table

 

2.  How big should an overhead light fixture be?  Just add the length and width of the room in feet, and whatever number you come up with is, in inches, your guide for the fixture’s diameter.  So a 15-by-20 foot room would need a 35 inch wide chandelier.

3.  One gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet of wall.

Mount Curtains as high as possible to add height to any room.

 

4.   Mount curtains as high as possible to give the room more height, and let them break 1 1/2 inches on the floor.

5.  Kitchen island should be about 38 inches high – a little taller than the counter tops to be comfortable for food preparation.

6.  Curtains should be  2 1/2  to 3 times the width of the window.  So if you’re doing two panels, each should be 1 1/4  to 1 1/2 times the window width.

Curtans - perfect Height and Width.

Purchase a curtain rod that is 20 inches wider than your window so it extends 10 inches on either side.  Your window will seem much wider than it really it.

Dining Room Chandelier 36 inches above the table

7.  The bottom of a dining-room chandelier should hand 36 inches above the table.   This is actually my  home and I checked my chandelier and I was 35 7/8″ – got lucky on that one!

8.  Install light switches 36 inches above the floor and 1 1/2 to 2 inches to the side of the door trim.

9.  For a standard 84″ inch sofa with exposed legs and a tight back, you’ll need 14 yards of plain 54 inch wide fabric.  Add two yards for skirt.

10.   From Classical times to today, the golden ratio has always been the perfect proportion:  1 to 1.62.   At least since the Renaissance, many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing.

Hope you learned something new about decorating, I know I did when I read it.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this blog, what did you take away from it and did it inspire you to make any changes in your home?

Thank You and come visit us also at The Trendy Bed,  and remember to make your home:

 

Cathy Campbell

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Wall Art Styles for Your Living Room

The Trendy Home would like to welcome our first guest blog,  Reyna Ramli from Arcadian Home Decor.

Wall art is the most common way to breathe life into an empty wall. These simple pieces are easy to install and require almost no maintenance whatsoever, apart from the occasional dusting.

The only real problem, however, is the choice of wall art.

It is said that all art is beautiful – except not all the time. This can’t be truer for wall art, since picking the wrong kind of wall art to go with your living room can actually make things cluttered and tasteless instead.

So what kind of wall art will you add to your living room?

Canvas Wall Art

Paintings are probably the first thing to pop up in most people’s heads when it comes to decorating the walls of a living room – and for good reason too.

James Rixner Interior Design (Canvas Wall Art)

‘Design Shuffle: James Rixner Interior Design’ (via)

Canvas opens a wide array of artistic possibilities, all within the confines of a symmetrical rectangle. Mismatching an artistic style with the living room’s décor, however, is a pretty common problem for those who fail to grasp the basics of artistic pairing.  Make sure that you have a solid understanding of your living room’s theme before picking out a painting and you should do just fine.

Wall Art Tapestry

Woven cloth has always been a favorite medium of art in many countries, and the exotic air about a tapestry piece will definitely add much to a living room’s design.

Fine Art Tapestries Formal Residences Italian Villa Wall Tapestry / Wall Hanging

‘Fine Art Tapestries Formal Residences Italian Villa Wall Tapestry / Wall Hanging’ (via)

Wall tapestry is something that adds an earthy, tribal feel to a wall – even if the tapestry itself is made from space-age materials. Even the manner by which art is portrayed on woven thread gives it an exotic aura, adding even more to its overall charm. Just make sure that the designs and colors on the tapestry will match well with the other pieces in the living room.

Metal Wall Art

The toughness and solidity of metal gives it an oppressively powerful aura, making it an ideal material for centerpieces meant to draw a person’s full focus.

Metal Wall Art

‘Butterfly Metal Wall Art’ (via)

There are many designs for metal wall art, but the material they are crafted from will never remove that powerful effect. This makes wall art very effective in filling up large chunks of space on the wall; providing a lot of aesthetic benefits even when only one piece sits on the said wall. This is something that you have to remember, lest you congest your living room’s wall with too many metal art pieces.

Abstract Wall Art

Are you fond of being unique? Do you like moving away from convention? Do you like to tickle people’s thoughts with baffling art? Then abstract art is just the thing for you!

Design Shuffle: Chris Judy Abstract Wall Art

‘Design Shuffle: Chris Judy Abstract Wall Art’ (via)

The puzzling interplay of shapes and colors is what defines this particular genre of art, and this puzzling effect can be brought about in your living room with abstract wall art. Abstract art, however, clashes violently with other more conventional styles. It is for this reason that you have to be very careful with how you integrate this particular art style with the rest of your living room.

Keep these art styles in mind and you’ll be able to pick out the right one for the walls of your living room!

Content provided by Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top quality home decor items at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!

Thank you Reyna and Arcadian Home Decor for this informative blog.

At The Trendy Home our goal is you make your home                                                                                                     

Cathy   XOXOX

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