Video Game Theme- This is more of a theme for guys rather than girls although there are some teen girls into video games. A state of the art video game bedroom would include a flat screen TV on the wall with an entertainment system that of course features a game console.
Retro Theme- Retro is a theme that is popular among teens these days. Retro goes back to the culture, music, clothes and hair style of the 1960’s and 1970’s. When designing a room in this theme, use bright colors such as red, orange and yellow. Also tie dye and shag carpets were popular in the retro era.
Family and Friends Theme- This is more of a popular room for girls. Add photos of friends and family to one wall in the room. You can add vacation photos, prom pics, graduation, homecoming and wedding that you attended.
Mixed Martial Arts- This is the perfect theme for a boy’s room. Pin up posters of your favorite martial artist. For an added touch, you can add sparring gloves or hang a punching bag in the room so you can work out in your own bedroom.
Outdoors Theme- For the teen who just can’t get enough of the outside, an outdoors theme is the perfect color scheme. Use wallpaper and/or borders to reflect your favorite outdoor scenes. You can choose themes from mountain climbing, underwater exploration, wooded scenes and seashore scenes. Using earth colors such as brown and green will help make the theme more complete.
Beach/Surfer Theme- Teens who love the beach in the summer or who can’t stay off the surf board need to have a beach theme. But you don’t just want to hang posters of your favorite surfer or pictures of the beach. You want a tropical theme going on such as palm trees and bamboo mats or hang a couple of surfboards as wall decorations.
City Theme- If you are into big cities such as New York Coty, Paris, London or France, then you need to have a big city theme bedroom. Decorate the room with souvenirs from the big cities or paint a mural of your favorite city skyline. If you want a more of a city feel, try a loft bed.
Travel Theme- If you dream of traveling or living in another country, then a travel theme is the perfect bedroom theme. Fill your room with globes, maps, travel posters, photos and souvenirs.
So if you are feeling adventurous, then try one or more of these themes
If you are close to retirement or simply have too much money to throw around and you are looking on a piece of property to invest in, you should consider building a farmhouse. This nation thrives on its’ farmers hard work and devotion to feed millions of people each and every year. Building a farmhouse would somehow be a sort of homage to those farmers of whom we generally take for granted each and every time we visit the grocery store.
It isn’t like we take our time while choosing our produce to give thanks to the farmers that toiled over growing that particular piece of produce. So much work goes into providing our nation with a farmer’s splendor that building a home from country farm style house plans would be a great way of giving your small piece of thanks.
When you think of a farmhouse, your first thought is most likely that of a home that has a sprawling front porch. This spacious porch seems to beckon the passersby to come sit and relax in the shade and sip on a nice cool cup of iced tea. There is nothing more welcoming that a wide front porch with rocking chairs that have comfortable cushions upon each seat. This is where the farmer will spend his weekends while he is relaxing with his family. When you are designing your country house plans keep this amazing feature of a country farmhouse in mind. Without this roomy and cozy front porch, it just wouldn’t be a farmhouse.
Most farmhouses that you see in the country are a basic rectangle shape. Also, these farmhouses are always two stories with the bedrooms lying on the second story. However, if you do have a problem with stairs for whatever reason, you should check out house plans for ranch with a walkout basement instead.
Now even though you are designing a farmhouse, this doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the luxury items that you put on the inside of your home. You could add in a whirlpool bathtub in the master bath. Or you could even add in walk in closets for all of the bedrooms rather than just for the master. If you wanted to really go against the grain you could install a media room in the upstairs for the enjoyment of your family.
No matter how you decide to design your dream country farmhouse, you will come to enjoy the beauty of such a unique piece of architecture for many years to come. Your country farmhouse will come to be known as your family’s little piece of escape that is usually much needed. When you come to your farmhouse the only thing on all of your minds’ will be relaxation.
The master bedroom is indeed one of the most eye-catching areas of the house and a room that every visitor wishes to look at. Why not make this room one of the most fascinating corners of your house then? Here are some design and decorative tips that will help you get the most out of your most spacious bedrooms in the house.
When choosing the colors for the walls of your master bedroom, go for subdued shades for walls, window panes and ceiling. Choose colors that mark passions, love, peace, tranquility and comfort. Colors such as rose, beige, gold, baby pink, royal blue, etc. work wonders for this room in the house. These colors help to add luxury and drama to your room, making it full of life and joyful during the complete day.
When deciding on designs and patterns for your bed room, go for toned-down qualities, quiet patterns, and cool artwork to flatter your walls and give a beautiful finish to the wall colors. Try making use of patterns that favor the mood of your master bed room: relaxation of body and refreshment of mind. With a fine blend of such patterns, designs and artwork in the room, your room will create an atmosphere of warmth, elegance and peace at the same time.
When it comes to deciding furniture and accessories for this room in your house, go for furniture and decorative pieces that are unique and one of their kinds in the market. Anything common is not meant for this corner of the house. After all, it’s the room where you and your spouse stay connected and remain in solitude.
If you don’t get your favorite masterpieces from the market, get them crafted and tailor-made from a local carpenter, giving him specific guidelines on your preferences. Adding elegant, unique masterpieces in your room will help in creating a different aura in your room making it your most preferred place in the house. To add an extra touch, you can also get paintings of quaint provincial life and get small artifacts of rustic and modern pieces here and there.
When space is at a premium, avoiding simple mistakes can make all the difference. Rather than cramped, awkward, and unfabulous describing your small space how about charming, cozy, and stunning. Decorating a small room is not all that different from any other space. The major difference is that every piece holds more importance and every design decision will have more impact on the entire space. Here are just a few tips to help you get started.
1) Create a Plan
Even if you plan to mix styles and have an eclectic look in your space, it is easy to get lost and muddled along the way if you don’t have a plan. That doesn’t mean you have to set rigid rules, but a goal or some guidelines can be very helpful when you go out shopping. Get an idea of how you want the room to feel. You might use vague ideas such as comfortable, flirty, tranquil, fun, or energizing. But you also may have a specific style in mind like English country, mid century modern, shabby chic, transitional, or bohemian. It is even possible to build a room off a single color. You may know that you want a pink room or a neutral palette and that can be your starting point. Whatever inspired you, keep that in mind as you shop or plan
2) Consider the Scale
There is no rule that small space must equal small furniture and accessories. Actually, a large piece of furniture can make the room seem larger if handled properly. If you are going to use something larger scale keep, other items in the room simple and accessories to a minimum. For example, a large bed can look dramatic and beautiful in a small bedroom, but use restraint with other items so it doesn’t feel overwhelming or busy. Lots of little pieces can make the room feel claustrophobic. It is important to remember that you can have too much of a good thing. Anything that makes the room feel cluttered or busy will make it seem smaller.
3) Edit, Edit, Edit.
One of the first steps to successful decorating is choosing pieces wisely, but it is even more important when decorating a small space. Those of us that live in a small space have to face the facts that we can not squeeze every piece of furniture or knick knack that we like into our homes. Try to choose pieces that work appropriately in scale and with the style that you are trying to achieve. If you can’t bear to part with grandma’s china hutch then pare other things down. Think of your rooms like a bank account: there is only so much floor space or money, if you will, in your account so spend your square footage wisely. That hutch maybe a third of your budget, but if you love it, it may be worth it.
4) Take Risks
One of the great benefits of a small space is that there is less of it to cover. If you change your mind about something, it is much easier and less expensive to change. Perhaps you took a chance on a paint color and don’t love it, it only takes 1 gallon to fix rather than the 5 gallons it could take another space. Or maybe you fell in love with a pricey fabric, one pillow can have dramatic presence in a small space that could be lost in a larger one. Have fun and don’t be afraid to try it.
Small space decorating holds special challenges, but even those with more square footage can benefit. With a few tips and little homework your small space can be fabulous!
Sleep is the best mode of relaxation. But the importance of sleep isn’t confined to the one statement alone. Sleep is a luxury that is very important in influencing the activities of our everyday life. Sleep is also a necessity to stay in good health. But why is the importance of sleep being described here? It is because there is a direct correlation between sleep and bedroom, or bedding in particular, like no other. Without proper bedding, there is no proper sleep and without proper sleep there is no good health.
There are innumerable bedding styles to choose from to adorn your bedroom and find your comfort in. But one style that is currently in vogue and preferred by many across the globe is the bohemian style bedding. Bohemian bedding broadly refers to the style of bedding that is creative, fun and unconventional and breaks away from the norm. Bohemian bedding makes use of creativity and freedom of artistry which adds that extra spice to the look of your bedroom like no other style of bedding. The style is considered more modern and usually is well suited with the looks and design of a modern day bedroom. Bohemian bedding can also be used to incorporate a little fun into a dull and monotonous-looking bedroom.
The bohemian style can be adopted for different range in sizes of bedding, even as big as the bohemian king size bedding. These beddings add a little zing to bedroom that is huge in size. For those who don’t require a king-sized bedding option, there is also the bohemian queen size bedding. These beddings come in variety of designs and colours and the real problem you will be facing is not able to select one particular item!
Some of the most important aspects of bohemian bedding styles are the boldness of the design and concept, the colour used and the contrast employed. As the bohemian style is meant to be creative and experimental in nature, boldness is a feature incorporated into it naturally. Use of rich and vibrant colours is another distinguishable property of the bohemian style. However black and white bohemian bedding is also very popular because the lack of colour is complemented by the design, contrast and use of varying shades of grey.
Bohemian bedding also invariably includes bohemian sheets, bohemian quilts, bohemian comforters, bohemian bed linens, etc. Each of these can be selected and used individually, depending on the other bedding items, to create an overall theme or effect that suits your personal taste or usage. Bohemian chic bedding is a small variant of the bohemian style which is more sporty and trendy than the usual bohemian. The important factor to be kept in mind while choosing bohemian style bedding is its design and the overall effect it has on your bedroom. The bedding that you select should go well with the theme of your bedroom and mustn’t look out of place. With this in mind, choose bohemian bedding for your room and sleep your way to pleasure and comfort.
Decorating your bedroom with white bedroom furniture has so many benefits that I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t, at the least consider, using this furniture style in their home.
Firstly, it’s light reflecting properties will cause all the light entering the room to bounce off its surfaces and be dispersed throughout the room, instantly lifting your bedroom. We all associate white with peace and tranquillity, enabling white bedroom furniture to transform your bedroom into that restful retreat.
Most furniture styles, woods or colours look harsh and cold without soft furnishings and accessories to introduce warmth into the room but white bedroom furniture has a soft, serene feel to it that requires fewer accessories to achieve that ambience. It has been proven that white is pleasing to look at, creates a greater sense of well being, initiating a restful state of mind and even encouraging sleep. Most of us wouldn’t consider how our choice of bedroom furniture will affect our state of mind and ability to sleep.
White furniture is not imposing like wooden, dark furniture and modern furniture can be. You can incorporate larger pieces of white furniture into your bedroom without cluttering the room and making it appear cramped. White bedroom furniture, in conjunction with white or light shades on the wall, look clean, fresh and bright, even when the weather is grey and dismal, and sunlight is scarce.
White bedroom furniture will easily complement any colour scheme and allow you to choose any wall colour, floor colour and accessories so you can change the colours and theme of your bedroom whenever you feel like.
You can achieve many different looks with white bedroom furniture such as contemporary, vintage, French-style, shabby chic, romantic, modern, country farmhouse; your options are vast. Both modern and contemporary bedrooms should feature large windows, single pane and floor to ceiling windows, if possible. Contemporary bedrooms should feature bold or neutral walls, low-lying bed designs and furniture with square lines.
Modern bedrooms often feature white or light walls with white or grey accessories and high gloss paint, floors and furniture. Vibrant colours are also used to create a modern bedroom to offset white walls, furniture and floors. I think that vintage and romantic rooms are closely intertwined and have characteristic light coloured walls, white French-style or shabby chic furniture, and feature vintage items acquired from flea-markets and the like. Shabby chic style is accomplished by combining different styles and colours of furniture that oddly complement each other.
White bedroom furniture looks striking against light blue and light green furniture pieces that have an undercoat of white and have been lightly sanded and distressed to look ‘shabby’. I always think French farmhouse when I think of shabby chic, but that is my personal take on the style, and everyone will have their own ideas of what this style represents. White furniture, distressed white floorboards and floral or check printed fabrics and curtains will effortlessly portray the country farmhouse feel.
With a wide variety of lights to set a particular mood, it would be easy for any casual buyer to just pick one out, only for the sake of having a nigh lamp at their side. To set a mood requires having a bit of a keen eye on which design suits best for the bedroom, and not something that stands out like a sore thumb.
Table lamps have been around for over 70 years or more, allowing an easy access for those night owls or light sleepers who find themselves awake in the middle of the night. With the number of bedroom lighting designs to choose from, most of them have stemmed from Oriental and European origins. Of course, American design also has a big impact when it comes to more contemporary design, mixing both contemporary and classic together to create a new image for bedroom lighting design. And this also includes the all-time classic lava lamp, which still captures the young at heart.
Sconces and pin-lights add more vibrancy when it comes to lighting dark corners and rooms with cooler shades in wallpapers. For most, a classic brass-wrought sconce would be hard to find except in antique stores, while newer ones are available at most home décor stores and shops nationwide. It’s a perfect way to set the mood especially when it’s connected to a dimmer switch and would not be too bright during the night.
Overhead lamps are also a part of bedroom lighting design, though not a lot of homes may have that, unless it’s a chandelier. Some of the best designs are from Europe, having a more Asian influence when it comes to materials using pattered paper for the shade, while the body itself would be made of some natural materials such as bamboo, glass and wood.
Floor lamps give a more visible approach, and with current styles rear towards a modern look. Though the traditional design would use a polished or stainless steel shaft, there has been a stir of creativity as they use an assortment of materials ranging from wood, plastic and even artistically made ones using only thin pieces of wire that have been woven. Asian influence is also behind the design, as more natural patters on the paper shade would make the bedroom even warmer, given to the number of special fluorescent bulbs that gives of a much cooler light to the eyes.
Minimalistic interior design style is getting more popular today. Minimalism means simple and basic, without utilizing a lot of ornaments or heavy details. And because of this, it creates a roomy and ‘clean’ atmosphere. This style can also be applied in bedroom design.
Nowadays finding a spacious house with roomy bedrooms is not easy because big houses are usually very expensive. If you have a small bedroom, you can save space with minimalist beds and other minimalist furniture. In addition to that, you can paint your room with bright colors to give it an air of spaciousness.
A minimalist bed does not have to be uncomfortable. When buying a bed, you have to select the mattress first. A good mattress for a good quality sleep should support your body and not cause back pain or stiff neck when you wake up in the morning. However, different people prefer different types of mattresses. Some people prefer memory foam mattresses, while others prefer latex ones.
There are many types of mattresses available, such as memory foam or visco elastic, latex, spring, waterbed, air chamber, and intelli-gel mattresses. For more comfort, you can cover your mattress with your favorite mattress topper. The different types of toppers available are made from polyester, wool, down or goose feathers, memory foam, latex, and cotton fiber.
Platform beds are ideal for a minimalist bedroom design. You should choose a platform with a simple and clean design. The most common material used for making bed platforms is wood, but metal, concrete and bamboo can be used as well. They can also be upholstered for a more stylish look.
A minimalist bed usually has short legs or no legs at all. This is intended to create the illusion of a higher ceiling, hence more space. For a more minimalist approach, some people even shun the idea of using bed frames or platforms. Instead, they put their mattress directly on the floor.
People often associate minimalism with boring colors such as white, black or grey. In fact, there is nothing wrong with using your favorite colors. But to keep things simple, you should avoid patterns or motifs. Top your bed with solid colored blanket, bed sheet and pillow cases. Coordinate the colors to create harmony.
For a minimalist bedroom design, you should only use the stuff that you need. Avoid cluttering your room with unnecessary knick knacks. Unnecessary clutter will only make your room messy and uncomfortable. Use only necessary furniture such as a wardrobe and a vanity. Do not use nightstands if you do not need them. Make sure you choose furniture pieces with simple and compact design to suit the theme of the bedroom.
If you enjoy flipping through décor magazines to keep up with the latest trend in bedroom design, you must already be aware of modem bedroom theme. Modern bedrooms are a unique way of breathing life into your bedroom. Let’s take a look at some of the most important modern bedroom design elements that can help you replicate the magazine look. Color – bedrooms use only one or two solid colors to lend a smooth and sophisticated look.
The favored colors today are browns and white. The classic black and white combination, of course never goes out of style. Whether it’s your modern bedroom furniture or chairs, or then maybe it’s your modern vanity tables, using black or chocolate brown or the brown in different dark hues will really enhance the ‘modern’ appeal of your bedroom.
Besides, these colors go really well with most modern bedroom furniture sets and they also manage to give your room a nice, earthy, warm feel. Pattern – Rugs and carpets are an important element in bedroom décor.
However, don’t go in for ones that have fancy patterns. Instead, buy rugs or small carpets in solid colors and interesting patterns – think geometric! Rugs in different textures can also add a touch of drama to the entire space. Furniture – Keep it stark and simple.
Furniture in simple and clean lines is the hallmark of modern bedroom design. The darker the shades of wood, the better the style adaptation! Enhance the overall appearance by using modern bedroom furniture in rectangular or square shapes. Avoid circular shapes! Brushed metal and real wood look is really in. Try it. Lights – Set the mood in your modern bedroom with mood reflecting lights.
Go for flexible lighting fixtures. Use bright light during the night and dreamy romantic, subtle light during the night to set the mood for some fun and ‘games!’ Again, light fixtures should be in clean lines, simple designs and should match the color combination of the room. Accessories – Less is more! That’s the mantra of modern bedroom décor. Keep the accessories to the bear minimum and maintain the silhouette.
Mattress, bedroom chairs, bedroom curtains, and bedroom embellishments should all combine together to enhance the look and appeal of the room while working hard to create a elegant, sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere in the room. Experiment with tall glass vases and single flower (Artificial or real).
You can also use a single photo frame with an eye catching modern art painting or print. Avoid ornate or frilly stuff in your modern bedroom at all costs. Finally, the idea is to maximize the available space and modern bedroom theme aims to do just that. That’s why in trend bedrooms have closets inside the room space rather than as a separate area.
Besides this, having a specific space for each item such as shoes, clothes, cosmetics, books, etc to make the room look more organized is part of the bedroom decorating style. Use these modern bedroom tips to breathe life into your old bedroom and feel the difference!
Going for a big-scale visual display behind the bed is a very good idea because it focuses attention on the bed. It’s a decorating device many interior decorators use. Here are some bedroom decor tips and ideas for the wall behind the bed.