Pros Of Monochromatic Bedrooms

Regardless of it being your first time or not, thinking about the interior design of your own bedroom can be an overwhelming task. It’s not something that you’ll just be able to fully conceptualize in a few hours. The never ending options of decorating your personal space can actually sometimes be the cause of your lack of sleep. That’s perfectly understandable, though you are decorating the first room you will see once you open your eyes in the morning, of course it has to be perfect. But since you’re having a hard picking a color scheme that would perfectly blend together in your room, why don’t you go down the simple route such as choosing a monochromatic tone?

Monochromatic themed rooms may seem simple. But mind you, this trend is slowly rising in the interior designing world for a lot of reasons. The definition of a monochromatic room has changed throughout the years.  It no longer means that the chairs will have to blend with the wall, or the floors and the ceiling would look the same. This century’s monochromatic look lives upon tweaking the classic look and incorporating new things without sacrificing its simplicity.

Simple yet classy – Monochromatic rooms are known for this. Using one basic palette on your bedroom walls, floor, bed and decors can evoke simplicity and class. But just like what I said earlier, you can use contrasting shades of your primary color in order to play with things a little and not be branded as boring or old fashioned.

It’s Elegant – Just because it’s simple, does not mean it can’t be elegant. What’s great about an effective and well organized monochromatic room is that it has different shades and tints of the same color that you can tweak and work with. For example, the color black has already been an elegant and timeless color, but you can make it look even more stylish by adding gold touches onto it.

It’s Like A Blank Canvas – A good monochromatic room can play with shades of the primary palette. But the best one can still look great even if there are different colors incorporated in it. Using Black on Gold or White on Black, and vice versa minor touches on decors or wallpapers and even on furniture can make the entire monochromatic room look even more design forward and elegant.


How You Can Make Your Small Bedroom Look Bigger

Having a small bedroom sucks for so many reasons. Aside from it making you feel more caged than relaxed, it also minimizes the amount of movements you can do and personal things you can put in it.  Decorating a small bedroom is also more difficult due to the fact that there are limited options when it comes to where you’ll put your stuff and if you have an extra space to use in the first place. Although living in one is not conventional and can be uncomfortable, there are still a lot of things you can do in order to make it seem bigger than it actually is. With that being said, yours truly listed some of the options you can apply in order to make your small bedroom look more spacious.

Paint your walls and floor with a light color – although having a dark blue or black paint can make your room seem cozy and intimate, it also forms an impression that makes the space even smaller than it already is. Paint your walls with lighter colors that can reflect light and make the area look even wider. Another trick is to paint your ceiling with the same color as your walls. That way, it will be more difficult to tell where the wall ends and the ceiling starts, forming an effective optic illusion that will make your room look larger.

Use Built-In Book Shelves – This is one great trick to save up on space. Built-in book shelves are great not only because you’ll be able to properly organize your books and some decorations you can also place them in a near-ceiling position, making your bedroom area seem taller.

Stack Up On Mirrors – Mirrors are the perfect tool when it comes to forming space illusions. If you have an extra blank wall or a wide closet door, add some mirrors in them and you’ll see the magic unfold.

Go Stripes – stripes are known to make things look wider. What you can do here is to paint your walls with black stripes to make them seem longer or striped carpets to make your floor look wider.

Keep Your Stuff Minimal – Probably the simplest one. In order to get the most out of your small bedroom, it’s important to keep the unimportant stuff outside in order for you to have more space.

How To Make A Dining Room Work In A Small Space

Small apartments and houses can sometimes come across as cute and chic. But admit it or not, we can’t deny that living in one is such a hassle. I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest problems I encountered while living in a small house is that there is little to no space for a dining room.  I know, if you’re living on your own or with your partner, you can just eat on the kitchen or even in bed while watching TV. But come on, that’s not the proper place to eat. Having a dining room or even just a dining table with chairs around it is important because you’ll get the right area where you can eat your heart out, entertain visitors, conduct dinner parties and even celebrate Holiday occasions.  Living in a small space can limit your options when it comes to this particular topic but it is not entirely impossible. Believe it or not, there are ways in order for you to have a dining room, even if you’re living in an apartment or a house that has a relatively small floor space.

Use A Round Table Instead Of Rectangle – Round tables can actually seat more people than rectangular ones.  Plus, rectangle tables also take up more space due to it being longer and wider. What’s also great about using a round table is that you can easily place it in a corner and it will still work the same without eating a lot of space or minimizing the amount of people that can sit around it.

Be Creative With Your Table And Chairs – Another good way to maximize the space is to be creative. There are a lot of options, especially when it comes to tables. The Foldable, Pull Out or even Built-In tables will do you great because you can just remove them after you’re done eating and you’ll have extra space that you can walk on. You can also use double purpose chairs that will work with the table.  Using bar stool is a great option because it’s an all around chair that doesn’t take up much space and you can easily carry them around and place them against the walls if they’re not needed.

Go Tiny – This can actually work a lot for you. Using a tiny table and chairs is very logical considering the amount of limited space you have. Just make sure they’re stylish enough so they can come off as chic.

Fall Tips For Your Bathroom

Fall is not only known for being the season of pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and sweater weather. It is also known as the season of earthly tones such as brown and orange. And most often than not, whenever a season comes to an end, we update everything to match the next one. Now that it’s actually fall, it’s definitely time to amp things up even in your home and get them matching with the new season. But have you ever thought of redecorating your bathroom and giving it a fall-themed look? You might not know it, but decorating your bathroom to match the season makes it look more lavish. With that being said, here are some of the things that you can do to redecorate your bathroom and give it a very fall makeover.

Use Fall Inspired Decorations – If you’re really into changing your bathroom’s look to match it with the new season, you can start it by adding embellishments that can remind you of fall. For example, instead of using plain shower curtains you can use orange shades or that type with printed maple leaves in it. Another option is to use ornaments like orange colored plastic flowers, orange glittery balls, orange maple leaf stickers and plastic mini pumpkin patches.

Your Bathroom’s Scent – Smell can actually contribute a lot of things in making a place look a certain way. And since the bathroom is probably the part of the house that has the most interesting mix of odors, giving it a fall themed scent can make the small match the season. Using fall scented candles and pine air freshener will surely help the atmosphere be a bit more fall-ish.

Change Your Bathroom’s Motif – If you still have a bathroom that has a very summery theme then it’s time to change that. One good way of changing your bathroom’s motif is to alter the wall’s color. But since that can be perceived as not recommendable, given the fact that you might also have to repaint it for the next season, resort to making sure that your bathroom’s primary motif is a tone that is very trendy during fall. From using orange light bulbs and orange towels, to using light brown floor mats and beige colored soap will be a nice touch in giving your bathroom a new look.

Fall Inspired Ideas For Your Dining Room

Fall is always a great season, not only because the weather is much cooler, but also because it is the time of the year again for events such as Halloween dinner parties and thanksgiving. There’s just something about this pre-holiday season that makes you want to have people over for lunch or dinner and bond with them before you all get busy on winter. And one good way to impress your visitors is to make sure that the decors in your dining room mirror the cozy vibes of this season. The bright colored elements of summer should be removed and be replaced with fall-themed decorations that will surely elevate the atmosphere inside your home. Are you wondering how you’ll be able doing that? If you are, I listed some of the things you can apply to turn your normal dining room into a fall inspired one.

Choose Natural – Fall is all about nature and rustic feels. From having wooden dinner mats with printed leaves to dinnerware with nature inspired designs, going for the leafy-earthy route will surely blend well with the season.

Centerpiece – a centerpiece is very important since this is the first thing your visitors will most like see on your dining table. And since its fall, the best way to go is to have freshly harvested fruits and vegetables right in the middle. But if you don’t like that, you can also use plastic pumpkins and leafy ornaments to give your table an elegant look. Just make sure the display won’t big enough. It will block you and your visitor’s view and prevent you guys from seeing each other.

Go for warmer hues – Bright colored palettes were so last season. Fall is all about earthly tones such as orange, light beige, red orange and brown.  The option when it comes to the things you can incorporate these colors with is limitless. From table covers, napkins, paintings, walls, plate mats, glass holders and even chair cushion, you’ll surely find the perfect spot for them in your dining room.

Make It Smell Like It – The best dining room fall makeover won’t be complete without adding scents that will remind you or your visitors what the season is. Having a light aromatic candles or pumpkin spice scents in the air will surely give you the cozy fall atmosphere that we love.

Fall Bedroom Ideas

It’s now fall y’all! And it means that it is now the season for us to put on our favorite scarves, go to Starbucks and order a pumpkin spice latte. Another amazing thing about fall is that it’s much cozier than summer. Gone are the hot sunny days when swearing your glands out is the thing. Now is the time for us to relax and take things slowly without inviting procrastination in the picture.  And we can start that by redecorating the first area of the house that we’ll see as soon as we open our eyes, the bedroom. Having warm tones such as orange, red, mustard and beige in your bedroom will give you the cozy feeling of fall without getting the lazy vibe that comes with it. And with that being said, here are some of the things you can try in order to give your bedroom a fall atmosphere.

Give Your Walls and Floors A New Look – You can start your redecorating by giving your walls and floor a new look. Go for earthly tones such as orange, red and brown. Wooden floors are great because they already remind you of the new season. But if you have carpeted flooring, make sure its color matches the rest of the room or else it will look out of place.

Use Autumn Inspired Wallpapers – Well, if you’re not into painting walls, another thing you can do is to change your current wallpapers and trade it with fall themed ones. Printed orange leaves, woods and orange striped wallpapers are surefire hits this season.

Change Your Bed’s Color Scheme – One good way to give your room a fall atmosphere is to use bed sheets, spreads and pillow cases with warm hues such as orange, red orange and even brown. If you are going to change your pillow all together, we highly recommend you go with a helix pillow, it's like sleeping on a cloud.

Choose Your Decors – Of course, no bedroom redecoration will be complete without having to put on ornaments that will compliment the whole look. And since its fall, you might want to choose decorations that represent the season. Orange glittery balls, plastic maple leaves, pumpkin patch toys and orange or red garlands will surely look great in the room.  You can also use fall fragrances and scents that will complete your room makeover. Pumpkin spice scents and aromatic candles are very recommended.

Elegant Home Decoration Ideas

Filling up your home with elegant touches will surely elevate the atmosphere and make your place look more lavish than what it is. Admit it or not, it’s important o feel elegant sometimes. Like come on, you already live in a very stressful world, do you still want to get stressed with just seeing your own home? No right? If you have the money but you don’t have any ideas how you will turn your interior into a more elegant one then keep on reading because I have a list of touches you can do in order to achieve that elegant vibe that you want.

Go Monochromatic – Nothing screams simple but elegant other than a monochromatic theme. Use one single color as your principal palette all throughout the house, but play with its undertones and shades to show contrast. Doing Black is very advisable since it has that elegant, mysterious and sexy vibe that I’m sure you’ll like.

Mind Your Furniture – Our furniture is a huge part of the picture. In order to achieve that elegant look we want we might have to replace the living room set that we have. A Camelback sofa set to partner with a couple of Bergere chairs will surely add a very rich tone in your living room.

Go For Gold – Gold is a very elegant color. Plus, it is very easy to incorporate with a lot of things and it looks damn good with a white or a black backdrop.

Use Marbled Flooring – One of the things that we most often forget is the flooring. Although carpeted and wooden floors look great, choosing marble will make you look richer.

Invest In Huge Paintings – Do you watch Downton Abbey or Devious Maids? Well, if you do then you must have noticed the paintings that they have on the wall. Huge paintings are a great way to catch the eye and make a statement. It is also an effective way to make your house look even bigger than it actually is.

Chandelier – No elegant home interior design will be complete without the perfect chandelier. Whether you hang it in the living room, dining room or even in the hallway, this instantly puts an elegant touch to the whole place.

Decorating Your Own Home On A Budget

Getting the interior of your house decorated can be very expensive, especially if you’re going for that elegant and modern look. And that is okay, as long as you have the money to pay for all the renovations and the decorations. But what if you don’t have money? What if you’re on a tight budget, but you still want to give your home’s interior a new look? If you’re thinking that your case is hopeless, then the answer is no. Believe it or not, there are many ways for you to give your home interior a new atmosphere without breaking the bank because all you need to do is be more creative. And with that being said, I listed some of the things you can do in order to save some money, but still not lose the aspiration of having a beautiful interior home design.

First things first, get organized – No design makeover will look good if you still have a lot of unnecessary stuff inside your home. It’s time to clean out your shelves and throw or sell the things that are no longer needed.

Go To The Thrift Stores Instead Of Furniture Shops – Buying brand new furniture and appliances is impossible if you’re on a tight budget. Going to thrift stores and flea markets is a great option, especially because there are a lot of unique, but good finds that you probably won’t see at the malls or furniture stores. Plus, the price is much lower and you can still ask for discounts.

Invest In Double Purpose Things – Fixing your storage problems while also making a new design work can be a very rewarding feeling. It’s also important to consider buying things that have a 2 in 1 purpose. An ottoman with storage inside and a sofa bed are good examples of things with a double purpose.

Give The Problem A Second Look – One of the most common mistakes that we commit is that we don’t study the problem enough. That the solution is simple, but instead, we opted for a complicated one. For example, if your main problem is that you have too many things going on in your living room, just throw away or store the unimportant stuff in your attic. Or if the problem is with the lighting, you can just have it checked and replaced.  Look for logical solutions first before you go full on designer with your own home.

Wall Makeover – One of the cheapest ways to give your home’s interior a new persona is to just paint the walls with a new color. Just make sure that it will match your decors or else it can bring you down.

Decorating Your Dining Room On A Budget

Whenever we redecorate or re-design our dining room, we often spend a hefty amount of money in order to get the best results right? That’s very understandable though because you worked hard for it and you deserve nothing short of absolute best. But here’s the thing, not all of us have enough money to hire a designer that will give us the kind of outcome we want. Good thing the world invented the DIY scheme. Renovating the look yourself can already save a lot of money because there’s no need to pay for a designer, but that’s just a small fraction of the whole picture. There are a lot of things you need to consider: the color scheme, lighting and furniture among some. And most often than not, we always think that in order to get an elegant result we must invest on pricey things. But the truth is, we don’t have to break the bank in order to get a chic and modern looking dining room. All we need to do is be creative and resourceful.

Remove Excess Things – Some dining rooms are almost always stuffed with excess things that we don’t really need when we eat. What you can do is to remove unnecessary stuff such as extra chairs, work papers and notebook that you or your fellow members may have left around.

Go To A Thrift Store – Going to thrift stores, garage sales and even a flea market are a great option if you’re buying a dining room set. Aside from their uniqueness and the endless possibility of what you might get, they cost less than brand new ones.

Put A Chandelier – If you have an unused chandelier in your living room or in your hallway, you can transfer it to your dining room. Hang it directly above the center of the dining table in order to give it an elegant and intimate look.

Be Creative – If you have a knack on making things look more beautiful than they actually are then this is absolutely your time. You can do that by hand painting your chairs and even your table’s legs, making them look more personalized.

Use Aromatic Candles – Another effective way to elevate an entire dining room’s look is to use aromatic candles. Just make sure that their scents are not strong enough or else they’ll mix in with the smell of the food. What you need is an inviting smell in the air that will make the area look more pleasant.

Decorate Your Bedroom: Pinterest Style

Are you thinking of redecorating your bedroom and making it look completely different? Well if you are then I’m pretty sure you already logged in on your Pinterest account to check on the trendiest room ideas. This website is very famous when it comes to giving inspirations on decorating things and parts of the house such as the bedroom. And if you are a Pinterest user I’m pretty sure you already caught a glimpse of their two trendiest room ideas, soft grunge and hipster. These two themes may seem unusual and not for everybody but they look really great and I’m actually very surprised about it. From galaxy ceilings to black pillows and Christmas lights, the style would actually work for everybody. It’ll make your bedroom feel more relaxing and intimate. With Interested yet? If you are, here are some of the things you can do in order to achieve that.

Pick Your Color Scheme – Having a hipster / Soft grunge inspired bedroom starts with forming your color palette. The best hipster style room doesn’t include all colors in the rainbow. A white-blue-black palette is the most recommended one since it’s the simplest and easiest when it comes to incorporating them with background decors and lighting.

Vinyl Wall – You’ve pretty much seen a lot of this on sites like Pinterest and Tumblr. Just use your old, broken, blank or unused vinyl and glue them on your wall. You can also use their covers which is a good way to give any room visitor a glimpse of your music taste.

Picture Walls – Whether it’s a soft grunge or hipster inspired room, picture walls (especially Polaroid pictures) are a MUST. You can glue them directly on the wall or even connect them to strings before hanging them up.

Glow In The Dark Add On – Glow in the dark decors is also great for anyone who wants to have that dreamy sort of room. You know those sticky star shaped ones? The type where you just rip the plastic cover on its back and place it on your wall or ceiling? That’s the best.

Christmas Lights – These small LED lights can also add a very soft grungy – hipster touch to your bedroom. They are also a great energy saver. You can turn the main light off and let them shine.