TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A STYLISH ROOM

So little time, too little space? Nah! That’s an excuse you usually hear from the weak and less creative people. Surely, there are ways to turn that dull looking room of yours into something fab and stylish! Here are some tips and tricks for you:

  • Start with the bed: Just because this is the highly used part of your room, you need to make it as comfortable and as aesthetically pleasing as possible. When your bed looks so pleasant to sleep on, you won’t likely suffer from insomnia. Jeff of Singapore makes sure he changes his bed linen and quilt cover every week to keep everything fresh and new, “I cannot sleep on an untidy bed. Never. I am OC when it comes to the bed of my room. I buy quality sheets. Plus, when friends come around, I like that they complement the way I keep my room tidy and neat. I choose good patterns for my sheets so they look inviting. Usually, I need to be reminded that it’s sleeping time when I’m on my laptop doing some projects. So, it’s good to keep the bed inviting.”
  • Create a Focal Point: “Every room needs a focal point, an eye-catching spot that establishes a hierarchy so you don’t see just a jumble. Many times, the focal point is the head of the bed, which you can amplify with an arrangement of bold pillows. When organizing small spaces, your eye might also be attracted to the window. Rather than let these two strong elements compete for attention, place the bed in front of the window to meld cohesively. Or, dress one element—the bed or the window—neutrally, so it recedes and the other can take center stage,” wrote Sarah Egge in the article How to Decorate a Small Bedroom for bhg.com.
  • Throw in some interesting pieces: A small shelf for your books, some throw pillows for the couch, maybe a two-seater coffee table, or just like Samantha of Singapore, some bean bag to turn your room into some form of a fun playroom for the kids, “Our master’s bedroom used to be very formal and proper because me and my husband are quite fond of the classic, clean look. But when we had kids, we had to make it more kid friendly. They usually come here to play or wake us up in the morning, and I figured, having some bean bags can make them feel more welcome in their parents’ room. Pieces like these make the room look less up tight too.”
  • Change the color of the paint: Judith Taylor of houzz.com said the paint color for your room can set a big change for the space, as she wrote in the article 12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better, “Pick the paint color last.I get calls all the time from homeowners who want to pick a paint color before they move in. I get the logic. Why not arrive to walls with a fresh coat of paint? Of course you can do it this way, but in my opinion it’s not ideal. There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones and shades. And each one looks different from home to home, because light sources vary, meaning what looks good in your current home might not in your new one. You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug and whatever else. You can pick that color only if your stuff is actually inside your home.”

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