Interior Decorating Your Bedroom Can Be Fun!

The bedroom is the most personal space in your house. Have you done it up in a way that makes it calming and relaxing where you love to spend time? Or is it just a place where you sleep at night with a bed and a few pillows thrown in? If it is, then it’s time to change. Whatever your budget might be, you can turn your bedroom into a romantic love nest to spend time with your special someone, or a place where you can retreat to with a book for some ‘me’ time.

Doing the interior decoration of your bedroom can be fun and fulfilling. Create a space where you can recharge your batteries after a stressful day at work. Personalize it the way you want instead of bothering with what people will think of it. After all, it’s your space! Keep in mind a few things while you are at it.

1. Before starting to do the interior decoration of your bedroom, come up with a realistic budget. It does not matter whether it’s too small. There are lots of ways to do it up that are not expensive. You can change the curtains and buy colorful cushions that will make your bedroom look lively and happy. If you have a better budget, you can go all out with new bedding and painting the walls in your favorite hue. But remember the most important thing about the budget is that you need to stick to it.

2. Keep in mind the size of the room before you start. Dark colors on the walls make a room look smaller so choose appropriately. Using lighting and mirrors cleverly can make your bedroom look bigger than it is.

3. Come up with a theme. For instance, if pink and girlie is your style, opt for pink curtains and colorful cushions strewn all over for a super-cute look. You can also try modern minimalist style or French Country Style.

4. The bed should be comfortable for you to sleep on. Trying it out before buying it is a good idea. A side table for keeping the book you are reading at the moment and a glass of water is always useful.

5.While decorating your bedroom pay special attention to the flooring. You can opt for laminate, wood or cork flooring for a new modern look.

6. Use your imagination doing up the lighting. A lone overhead light is just not enough in these days of advanced technology. Opt for lighting that can be dimmed or brightened as you please. It will create a different ambiance in the day, noon and night.

Invest time in interior decorating your bedroom in a way that makes it a haven for you and your loved ones. Instead of trying to impress your friends or neighbors try to create a space that defines you and makes you happy. We spend one-third of our lives in bed and its time to give the room we do it in a much needed face-lift. So gear up and get your creative juices flowing!

Decorating Bedrooms

When it comes to decorating bedrooms it’s all about balance. There needs to be a balance between all the elements of a design for it to work as a whole. If we apply this concept to decorating a bedroom there are many different elements that need to be in balance inside the room. The most obvious ones are colours, furniture and decorations but a forgotten element is the space itself and shape of the bedroom.

The room shape is as important to the final outcome as your selection of colours or a bedroom theme. Take a room that is very narrow with a high ceiling for instance. It would look out of proportion without the appropriate remedy, in this case a false ceiling would work wonders in combination with down lighting. The point here is that the shape of the bedroom is an important aspect of the interior design and decoration of the room and should be taken into account.

When it comes to decoration and design if you can understand that most of what we do as professionals is simply alter a persons perception of the room then you will know more than 90% of people about decorating and design. Lets look a very common shape room: a square. Squares can be made more exciting and the appearance of length can be created by placing a couple of screens that mirror one-another on either side of the room. Another very simple method of decorating bedrooms that can give a large open room the appearance of multiple rooms is through the simple placement and use of shelves, panels or bamboo screens. These are placed at right angles to the wall jutting into the room.

This creates a segmented effect that can break up a boring square or rectangular shape. If you have a small bedroom think about the rearrangement of furniture within the room to create more space. If doing this try and leave the centre of the room as open as possible and remove anything from in front of the door towards the walls.

A very well known space enlarging effect can be achieved through the use and placement of mirrors around the room. Try installing a large mirror on a wall or use a Victorian style dresser with a mirror to double the appearance of the room’s space. If you have windows in the room make sure they are easily in sight with any curtains or blinds being easy to open. This will create the perception of more space and a connection with the outside world.

It’s easy to use what you have already to create a totally new space. Just take into account all the elements of the bedroom your decorating, including the room shape itself to design something different. Use your imagination and be constantly on the look out for new ideas. Decorating bedrooms can be easy and fun if you know what you’re doing. You can create an awesome result yourself without hiring a professional, so get decorating!

Decoupage – The Art of Decoration

Decorating of dishes, vases, hangers and boxes using decoupage technique is a form of art expression of our identity, preferences and interests. Items created in this way are a priceless gift.

What is decoupage?

Decoupage technique is simply sticking to glass, wooden, metal, plastic or ceramic surface of items paper cut-outs and make the ornament look like painted on the surface. The most popular material for decoration used for decoupage is rice paper, newspapers or images cut from napkin. Final effect can be impressive and the items decorated this way – unique.

What is needed?

– acrylic paint
– special glue for sticking to chosen material
– ornaments, motives from different materials
– paper material
– acrylic lacquer (to solidify the final effect)

What material is the most appropriate?

– traditional paper – there are many different kinds of its thickness but it is generally the most difficult material and decorating with it requires a lot of work and good manual skills

– soft paper – thin paper reminding tissue paper or paper storage. Small ornaments can be glued without wetting. It is important not to stick it to dark surface – it will shine through

– rice paper – very thin, but much stronger than tissue. It is easy in gluing and transparent. Rice paper is great for large surfaces because it does not rip up or crease. It does not have to be soaked

– 3D paper- its weight is similar to traditional paper. Its advantage are ready motives and ornaments for space decoupage. Particular elements of the ornament lay on each other what gives the nub effect.

What to do?

Before you start decorating the objects, you need to degrease them (for instance with washing-up liquid) and smooth (with sandpaper). Then, pick up the ornament that you wish to stick to your item (if it is a paper napkin, first separate a layer with the picture from the others), soak it for a second in cold water. Then, lubricate the object with glue and put the ornament on it, align the surface with paintbrush (direction: from center to edges). When the material is dry, cover the surface with lacquer and leave it until it dries up. Repeat this procedure couple of times.

Looking old

Additionally, to gain an interesting effect you can connect decoupage with making decorated objects look old by using special paint (crackle). It gives the effect of cracking surface and makes the impression of old, charming souvenir after grandmother. Good solution is also “shabby chic” technique that provides delicate wiping effect.