With back to school days comes the challenge of accommodating, as space and functionality are concerned, the needs of a year older child and the changes he or she may require.
You will have to consider the age, the style, the need and most of all the character of your child. Keep in mind that functionality is something your kid needs to have a good time when coming home from school.
You may look at it as cozy, cramped or just small, but when you have a small bedroom, you simply have to make the most of it.
It could be a small home that you moved into temporarily or the fact that yours is a cottage style house with charming but small bedrooms or it could just be that there are one or two smaller bedrooms in the home that you need to furnish optimally and make the best use of space.
Whatever the situation, with some clever planning, you can fit a lot into a relatively small bedroom space:
1. Bed with Storage: This has to be the most obvious way to make use of limited bedroom space – make use of the space beneath. Rather than a platform bed or a pedestal bed, use one that has pull out drawers fitted beneath.
Here you can store linen, comforter or quilt, extra pillows and even winter or summer clothing that you want to put away for a few months of the year. Some beds have pull out drawers and others have a lift up cover – choose the one that suits you.
In case you want to add some style in your home décor, you don’t need to transform the entire house. Recently in the contemporary design the experts are using the so called “creative wall papers”.
At first sight they look unusual and a bit eccentric, but they are actually changing the atmosphere in the space and moreover, they add a contemporary style in any room. Forget the typical wallpapers, which were just different colored patches on your wall. Go for the cool wallpaper stickers, which represent different objects.
Nowadays lots of designer companies are offering stickers with thousands of items. They are adaptable and when you want, you can remove them easily. For instance, one of the expert’s suggestions is for homes with country style.
A wall waterfall, for the indoors or the outdoors can be an interesting addition to your home, both in terms of visual appeal as well as for the beautiful, soothing sounds of running water – evocative of a gurgling brook.
By the principles of Feng Shui as well, fountains serve an important purpose.
Fountains and waterfalls need not be restricted to the outdoors; they can work indoors beautifully as well.
Though your outdoor options would naturally be many more, there are plenty of indoor options too:
The Wall Waterfall
This can be so constructed to give the appearance of a falling sheet of water on one wall of any room. It can be mounted on to the wall so as to form part of the wall or it could be a standalone feature of the room.
The back drop could be stone, glass, marble, or a any other material.
A Floor Fountain or waterfall
This could be a free standing sort of fountain or nestled cozily in one nook of the room. A traditional setting of a room can be enhanced by a stone fountain featuring a classical image such as a lion’s head or similar.
In case you want to create an artistic décor, start with the walls. Walls are the first step of changing anything into your home décor from outdoor to indoor. Many experts are advising you to decide what exactly you want.
If you really want to create an artistic atmosphere then nothing is better than the wall paintings, which create a different ambient and a really amazing décor.
Pillows are often the special details in any home décor. Therefore, they play an important role for the design of your home. In case you want to decorate your room with something new; the experts usually advice to change some details in the space.
Instead of buying new furniture or changing the colors of your walls, you can simply go for creating your own pillows. Sewed pillows are interesting and they show the personal touch of their owners.
One more reason to choose them is that they are the very artistic element in any home. Therefore, go for them, but try to create them by yourself. Actually this isn’t so difficult and can be really fun.
A bedroom should be a haven, a sanctuary and for a relationship to flourish, a bedroom should be one that evokes intimacy and passion. For this, several things should be kept in mind:
Choose furniture and linen with care: Nothing screams romance as much as a beautiful four poster bed or a canopy bed – the fact that it may lead to several interesting diversions is just a plus – but this is in fact an item of furniture that evokes romance.
A four poster or canopy bed can be draped with diaphanous material or drapes to offer a hint of mystery and to create a warm and intimate, even cozy feeling.
Satin sheets may be a bit of a cliché when it comes to bedroom intimacy, but they do really work – they can feel deliciously silky and smooth to the bare skin and evoke feelings of sensuality.
Choose colors that you yourself find appealing – maroons, deep creams, midnight blues all tend to work well so long as they don’t clash with the wall or furniture color.
The mattress should be comfortable and soft but offer firm support as well. Several soft pillows and bolsters complete the picture.
In case you want to remodel your kitchen and you surely need some extra space, but you can’t afford it, simply take a look of some ideas for compact kitchen design.
Most of the experts are advising you to change the kitchen furniture with new contemporary one, but the furniture needs to be compact, in order to save some space.
Nowadays the kitchen furniture for small space is made in a modern way and represents a kitchen plot, sink and a built in cupboard.
Abstract art can make a dramatic statement – bold and colorful – and yet leave room for interpretation; thereby enhancing the visual impact of any room. Here are some of our picks for possible abstract art additions to your walls:
The Dropping Gold Three Part Hand Painted canvass – a work created as an interesting Triptych or in three parts, this one is done in primary colors.
The square dimension of 48” Wide x 48” Tall – or four feet square is just enough to make a bold visual impact; however it should not be so big that it swamps the entire wall.
Orchard Apples is an extension of the still life principle – only this one is done in a more close up style than the usual bowl of fruit and pitcher alongside construct.
The rick earthy tones of warm orange and red make this a striking addition to a dining area since these are the colors that are thought to promote appetite and convivial social interaction.
Handmade and signed by the artist, this one is called the Blue Tornado – Abstract Metal Wall Art that is dramatic with its swirling metallic patters and beautiful with its blue and silver and black coloring. Made from aluminum, this piece is then polished and enameled.
Decoupage is always a good idea, especially when it comes to original decorating. Therefore, here are few tips how to create an artistic item to decoupage your cabinet front.
First and most important is to remove the doors and the drawers, in order to prime and paint them.
Try to add some contrast as you paint the primer with rich colors. Blue and white are the perfect combination.
In case you would want some eccentric decoupage, go for bright red color, which is also a good idea. Picking the right image is also an issue for the decoupage you will use.
Recently the flower motifs have been extremely modern, so choose some contemporary items.