Friday, January 24, 2014

Guest post: Kathy from Yorkshire Linen

I'm very lucky today to have Kathy from Yorkshire Linen to guest post here today.  She is sharing tips on how to get a Bubbly Bedroom.  Have fun!!

Hi everyone, I am Kathy Joe and I am a home decor admirer. I love to see the world from a different perspective- where everything can be made beautiful and pretty. For keeping a track of more of my posts, please visit my blog here.

Ten Tips for Getting a Bubbly Bedroom
Why should children be the only ones to have bright and engaging bedrooms? Grown-ups want them too! If you want to create a funky bedroom that oozes fun, use bright colours and unusual accessories to create a lively, effervescent atmosphere that you will want to do more than just sleep in.
 Use Happy Colours
If you are painting or redecorating, think bright and bold. Consider the primary colours and variations on them (paler or darker), and then team them up with colours that contrast. Use check, spots and stripes, but above all, remember a bubbly bedroom must have some strong colours.
 Funky Bedroom Furniture
Incorporate some unusual bedroom furniture into your bedroom, such as a red lips sofa, inflatable chairs, a hanging bubble chair, a futon or an unusually shaped radiator. Alternatively, overhaul what you already have: re-upholster your existing furniture with some jazzy fabrics and cushions.
 Beds with a Difference
Children’s beds are available in some really fun designs, such as cabin beds, car beds, wig-wams, tents and tunnels, and even fire-engines. Consider a glass bed or hammock or recreate your existing bed with some fresh, bold bed linen and drapes.
 Re-vamp Your Bed
Add a variety of quirky shaped cushions, a bed runner, an extravagant bed canopy, or some loopy bed covers or blankets arranged over the foot of the bed. Use different textiles and experiment - give your bed some attitude. For quirky and opulent bed linens, I always prefer going to Yorkshire Linen Co Store.
Brighten Up the Windows
Make some unique, personalized tie-backs to brighten up what you already have. Add some printed or coloured voile panels in place of nets, or consider roman blinds, venetian blinds or a brightly coloured roller blind in your window. For a variety of venetarian blinds, my favorite place is Direct blinds.
 Pictures and Frames
Family photographs in wooden frames can be a little dull. Be adventurous with bold picture frames and what you choose to frame. Get inspiration from outdoors, such as branches or use things you see lying around. Use photographs taken from bizarre angles: experiment and be creative.
Use what interests or excites you to make your bedroom feel alive. Accessorize with blackboards, balloons, quirky lamps and ceiling lights, lava lamps, bean bags, ceiling mobiles, rugs or mats.
Storage Solutions
Look around for unusual storage ideas that you can incorporate into your bedroom. As well as brightly coloured wardrobes in place of the old dull ones, you could use brightly coloured storage tubs and units, hooks, clothes organizers that hang from the ceiling, and so on.

Re-create a party atmosphere with coloured bulbs, a disco ball or a mirror ball. You can project lights onto the ceilings and walls, or even the solar system if you prefer. Use neon signs on the wall, fiber optic lamps for a magical effect, or get some fairy lights to arrange around the bed or hang vertically down the wall. Apart from the traditional sparkling fairy light, different shapes and colours are available.
Brighten up Dull Walls
Paint bubbles on your walls, circles and swirls, use wall stickers or motifs or get creative and use stencils. Think about your hero, favourite pop-star or film-star, your hobby, a place you love, or somewhere you want to visit and print this on your wall. Be creative and turn a blank canvas into a funky reflection of yourself.


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