Today I want to talk abour Decorating! Decorating is mostly about confidence, sometimes occasionally it’s about luck. Giving something a go and following your instincts is the key, even if your not sure you have to start somewhere just try not to get off track when you see a 'have to have' item which doesnt really go with what you were originally thinking.
A lot of people get put off when they dont know where to start and they never have to confidence to just start so they do nothing. Decorating can feel somewhat unachievable and unattainable especially in your own home- we as decoratiors find our own home the hardest- especially when we see so many beautful things and pieces you want them all. So our advise is to work out what you like and dont like in your home (start by room by room). Remove what you dont like any more and work with what you have, dont look at the room as a big picture but break it down to the basics e.g. your sofa, couple of chairs, upholstered Bedhead, bedside table maybe – now build around those items. Layer it up add decorative items that work well together. A great item is a floor rug - fantastic for warming up a cold boring space. We at Bedhead Design sell custom made rugs, hand knotted silk in any colour or design you can image and boy are they luxurious! Rugs are great in the bedroom, they instanty cosy the room us and you can coordinate your rug to match your padded headboard. Another key item in decorating any room is to add cushions! Cushions are great as you can experiment with pattern and colour without blowing the budget and if you make a mistake take them to another room in the house and use them elsewhere and start again. I also love lighting I think it is very important when you want to set a mood in your home.
Another tip I read in a magazine is 'anything small that feels a little itty-bitty anchor it on a tray or platter'. Great idea ordered chaios- I like it!
|I found this image online of this gorgeous chest of draws with fresh white square tray. It really lifts the dark wooden cabinet and looks great displaying items in the bedroom and in any room in your home.|
Bookshelves and shelves are great too for decorating and storing oranments or books that need a place out of the way. Place your items on your bookshelf in no order so it is interesting and created a feature of your clutter.
Have fun with it and you will be surprised how much you like your space once you have made it yours. Especially in a bedroom, you need to be really comfortable and relaxed in your space. Afterall we end up spending most our time in our bedroom more than any other room as its where we sleep and wynd down. Having a comfortable bed and a beautiful upholstered headboard or wooden bedhead is the main thing once your have those then you can build around it with lamps, bedsides, rugs, linen, quilts, cushions, ornaments, art work and the list goes on!
Hope these tips will help you and inspire you to make your home your happy place where you are proud to show it off!