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Friday, April 4, 2014

Guest Post: 10 Ways to Enrich your Bedroom

Hey everyone! Wow, what a month - I've been crazy busy... First there was the East Coast Creative project, which I found out I was a contestant on a Monday, got the information packet Monday night, which basically said "guess what, you need to come up with a project by Saturday. Go!" - That was a whirlwind, but ended up being a lot of fun. And then this week I've been commuting to San Francisco every day (from Ben Lomond, about 2 hours each way, not recommended!) for a humongous string art project (see a sneak peak here on facebook).  So imagine my delight when a reader, Kathy, swooped in & offered to do a guest post on my blog. Perfect timing! Here's a little eye candy she's whipped up for you all....enjoy & have a great weekend! I'll be back in action soon. :)
Hi beautiful people! I am Kathy Joe and my passion for home decor gives meaning to my existence. I love devising new ways to make things pretty, because it is a wonderful world out there. I am so happy to be coming over here to Nine Red! Drop me a line here.
10 Offbeat Ways to Enrich Your Bedroom via Bedspreads and more
Do you want your bedroom to be exciting and full of life? Are you put off by dull, restrained décor and feel that there is so much more to life than demur neutrals and earth tones? Well, you are right!
1 Circus Delight
Add a touch of zany wonder to your bedroom by incorporating something of a circus feel to it. The circus is in town theme does not have to be strongly laid out, rather, you can achieve the same effect with a safety net stretched across your ceiling, a large rubber ball or two in a corner (useful for yoga when they are not being decorative!) and a top hat placed carelessly on your dresser!
 2 Sleep in a Forest Bedspread
Go back to natural while retaining every vestige of modern comfort and warmth! Paint or paper your walls to look like a realistic forest, complete with woodland creatures, birds and flowers, while overhead stars can shine and twinkle down into your room. You will amazed and pleased at the effects that can be achieved with mere wallpaper and paint! Your bedspread can feature forest creatures, mythical beasts or even follow the same theme as your walls and ceiling! There is so much great variety in the bedding world that you are sure to find the perfect bed set for your room.
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3 Tented Wonders
Drapes and tents transform the interior of any room, breaking up the squared, geometric lines in favour of softly swirling drapes and falls of fabric. The overall effect is to create a gentle, cocoon effect that is very desirable in a bedroom. Form the peak of the tenting over your bed to swathe your sleeping self in protective layers and comfort.
4 It Will Be All White Tonight
An all-white bedroom looks stunning, simple and breathtakingly elegant! Do take the time to match the shades of white that you buy, or else your room will end up looking bitty and grubby where off-white meets magnolia, set against egg-shell with a few dazzlingly and crisp hints of ice white! Going pure white is a great way to create an unusual and distinctive room, but some people do find so much unrelieved whiteness to be cold and clinical. For pretty and peaceful bedspreads, my favorite spot is Yorkshire Linen Co.
5 Colour Me Crafty
Plan out your bedroom colour scheme carefully. Make use of a colour wheel and choose colours that harmonise well together, while avoiding too much ‘sameness’ that can make a bedroom look dull. As a rule of the thumb, choose your main colour – be it pink, blue, yellow or white. This main colour should be fairly light and neutral. Next choose a very strong dark shade of the same colour as your accent colour. Your accent colour should be used sparingly, but evenly throughout the whole room. Next, pick a harmonising colour that is in the same half of the colour wheel as your main colour AND your accent colour – this means that you will not have an entire half of the wheel to work from, but will result in your three décor colours working exceptionally well together – try it and see!
6 Quirky Sleeps!
If you have a great sense of humour and love to laugh, then why not demonstrate this in your bedroom décor? You can find many unusual pieces of furniture and accessories that can be put to work to create a wonderfully quirky and fun bedroom – or you can make them yourself to ensure that your bedroom has the added benefit of being entirely unique!
7 Go Dotty Over Décor
Spots and dots are a great way to add some colour, interest and depth into a bedroom. They also add a charmingly child-like air to any room that is sure to enhance the joy and comfort of your décor. For polka dot wall art, I always go for All Posters.
8 Eye for the Unusual
Keep your eyes peeled at car boot sales, auctions and estate clearances for items such as this distinctively shaped bed.
Such a lovely and very unusual offering is sure to draw attention and admiration from all and looks beautifully cosy too! If you are not keen on old or repurposed furniture you can always find a carpenter who will be able to draw up your very own unique bed to your exact measurements and specifications.
9 Space-age Futuristic
The premise behind futuristic and space-age décor relies upon stark minimalism, clean sleek surfaces and curves rather than sharp edges. Shop for your bedroom furniture and accessories with these criteria in mind.
10 Your Décor Theme
Whatever you like or admire in décor is what you should think about for your bedroom, rather than being led by what fashion dictates. Choose your favourite colour combinations and make your bedroom into a haven that appeals directly and personally to you – after all, you are the person who will get the most benefit from it!

Alright, thanks for sharing Kathy! Readers - which of these rooms speak to you? I like this last one here, the white walls with color sprinkled around the room. Or, of course, her "tented wonder" would be perfect for some summertime glamping.. am I right? If only someone else would set it up & take it down... hehe. 

-Jesse

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