Archive for the ‘Bedroom’ Category
Monday, January 21st, 2013
With storage space being a necessity in the home and moving becoming quite frankly and unappealing and unprofitable option, many people have to look and assess ways that they can create more space in the homes that they already have.
One place where this extra space is particularly important is in the bedroom – no one wants a cluttered looking bedroom now do they? You may think that creating more space really does sound like an impossible task, but it really doesn’t have to be.
How Do I Create More Space?
The best way that you can create more space in your bedroom is by installing fitted furniture. This means that your cupboards and wardrobes are all attached to the wall, using the wall as their back. This creates more space in the room and while it really doesn’t sound like it creates much, you’ll be amazed at how much bigger the room can feel.
Not only is fitted furniture space saving though, it also allows you to use space that you couldn’t use with free standing furniture, such as small alcoves or awkward spaces. Fitted furniture is made to measure meaning that it can be made to fit anywhere and so allows you to use that little alcove for storage.
Installing fitted furniture is a great option for if you want a new feel in your room, as using up all the space can really make your room feel different without making it feel claustrophobic. In addition, if you were previously unable to use an area for storage because you didn’t have enough space for wardrobe doors to open, fitted wardrobes with sliding doors could be the solution to your problem, meaning that the area could now be used for storage.
Fitted bedroom furniture is extremely customisable both on the inside and outside meaning that if you have a large amount of shoes or trousers, you can plan the inside of your wardrobe around this. On the outside, if you like a particular pattern you can get this put onto the doors so giving your room a really personal touch.
Installing a fitted bedroom is only a small change that can give really big results. So whether you’re looking to completely transform and redecorate your room or whether you’re just looking to create more storage space for yourself, fitted furniture is a great way to do this.
***This post is in association with Betta Living***
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
The gorgeous rich and warming colours of Melin Tregwynt’s blankets and throws are currently gracing the beds in the 2013 Celebrity Big Brother bedroom.
The Roundcross Ember, Carew and St David’s cross design blankets and throws are woven in Wales at the Melin Tregwynt mill, on the Pembrokeshire coast, where woollen products have been made for 100 years.
The colours and designs are all very striking and ideal for using on a bed during the winter months.
Blankets and throws cost £129 – you can find out more on the Melin Tregwynt website or enter their competition to win a blanket.
Melin Tregwynt blankets in the 2013 Celebrity Big Brother bedroom
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
The White Company have a great selection of products for the home and bedroom, but how would you style a bedroom for the festive season using their range?
Fresh Design Blog has teamed up with The White Company to give bloggers the chance to win up to £200 worth of bed linen.
To enter, all you have to do is write a blog post on your own blog showcasing items from The White Company’s home collections to illustrate how you’d style a bedroom over the festive period.
You can be as creative as you’d like with your post, perhaps creating a collage or moodboard of photos, and adding descriptions of why you’d pick each product or how you’d use them. When your post is written, just leave a comment below, including a link to the URL of your entry post.
The final date for entries is midnight on Sunday 13th January 2013 and the winner will be announced after the 14 January 2013.
Good luck – we look forward to seeing all your bedroom style ideas!
Fresh Design Blog’s Christmas bedroom style….
As for us, we’re currently loving silver and white Christmas décor, so would have to opt for The White Company’s cosy silver grey Rivoli quilt and cushions, used alongside the white Milford fine satin stripe bedlinen. The room would be given a festive feel with the addition of a few select Christmas decorations, such as the sparkly silver vintage crystal star, snowflake decorations and glass spun heart decoration.
For atmospheric festive lighting in a bedroom, you can’t beat crystal fairy lights, which can be strung around a picture, mirror or around a headboard.
And for scents to evoke a festive feeling, which are perfect to have lit as you get ready to go out for an evening or come back ready to unwind, we’d add the winter botanical candle, with its scent of zesty fresh orange of spicy cinnamon.
Terms and Conditions
- Your blog post must showcase items from The White Company’s home collections to illustrate how you would style your bedroom over the festive season. Do not include products from brands other than The White Company.
- You may use pictures, links and social platforms to make your blog post as creative and original as possible. The White Company Christmas Bed Competition is open to residents of theUnited Kingdom, Channel Islands, andIsle of Manwho are aged 18 or over only. One entry per person.
- There will be one winner chosen by host blogger Rachel of freshdesignblog.com. The winner will be notified after January 14th 2013 by email. The email will contain details of how to claim the prize.
- The prize is bed linen up to the value of £200. Please note you do not win the products selected for your blog post as The White Company cannot guarantee that the items will be in stock or available in your requested size.
- The competition winner must claim their prize within 7 days of notification being sent and The White Company reserves the right to to select an alternative winner should the prize not be claimed within this time. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash or otherwise and no cash alternative will be offered. The White Company reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or higher value in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received by The White Company due to technical difficulties.
- Fresh Design Blog’s decision and any decision taken by the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into. We reserve the right to feature photographs and screenshots of the winning blog, as well as the name and county of the prize winner in future publications and publicity.
- This promotion is not open to employees of The White Company, their families, associated agents, or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Multi-functional wooden alarm clock
This sleek and elegant cube design alarm clock shows off the beauty of natural wood.
It’s made from beech wood and looks relatively simple, but is equipped with several clever and useful functions.
As well as an LED alarm clock, it will also tell you the date and temperature and it’s sound sensitive too, so the display will cleverly light up when you clap your hands or click your fingers.
The light display can stay on all the time or, if you don’t want the clock display glowing in your room at night, it can be set to go off.
The beech wood cube LED alarm clock is well made and a fresh and modern design. It costs £27.50 from Gingko. More clocks made from other woods are also available.
Monday, November 12th, 2012
Bentley domino oak bedroom furniture
Furnishing a bedroom from scratch can be a daunting prospect, but creating a functional and stylish contemporary bedroom needn’t be a headache.
Adding a beautifully crafted lamp and expensive designer bed linen will draw the eye away from a mass manufactured wardrobe and bedside table, or a plain looking bed. Mixing and matching is perfectly acceptable and can help you create your own unique style.
For those who have neither the creativity nor the time to indulge in fantastical ideas, matching bedroom units are a simple yet effective way of furnishing your room. The advantage of this means the style of the soft furnishings, wallpaper, and accessories, can be changed at a whim, to create a whole new look.
Once a bed has been chosen, the second most important buy is the wardrobe. This should be as large as possible WITHOUT dominating the room. Consider a wardrobe which compromises drawers, hanger space and if possible a shelf or two. Shelves inside a closet are useful for storing a television set, or can be used for folded bed linen and towels, items that can take up a lot of drawer space.
When choosing a bedside table it is best to have one at bed height, so it easy to reach nightlights and alarm clocks. Ideally, the top of the table should be level with the top of your mattress for easy access. Many bedside tables have a couple of drawers or a small cupboard under the table top – these are an excellent choice as you can never have too much storage space.
Ideally, a chest of drawers should match your wardrobe, unless you are willing to pay for a unique design or want to have a feature piece. Having several drawers is more practical than just having three large ones, as they will prevent clothing getting creased and roughed around while searching for a particular item.
If you have the room for a chair in the bedroom, why not think about a futon chair or a chair bed? They’re ideal when you need a bed for a guest to stay over and work well in children’s rooms too.
Strategically placed mirrors will reflect light and open up the room and smaller spaces will benefit greatly from one or more mirrors on the walls.
Whatever design is finally chosen for the bedroom furniture, think storage first and foremost, and remember that even the plainest bedroom furniture can be complemented with a few choice accessories, stylish wallpaper and funky soft furnishings to create your perfect bedroom.
***This post is in association with Bedstar***
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Macdonald Chantelle bedding
While the importance of a good bed and mattress is widely recognised, fewer people are as likely to suggest that the quality of your bedding can also affect your sleep. However, even when you disregard the fact that some materials may be more likely to irritate sensitive skin, bed sheets do play a part in the quality of your sleep.
Tuck yourself under bedding that you feel comfortable with and you’ll find it much easier to drop off. On the other hand, if you have to get into a bed with ugly, unattractive or garish bedding and you’ll feel too anxious to completely relax before you’ve even got undressed.
New bedding is also a great way to inject some life into your bedroom. While re-decorating your bedroom can be expensive, not to mention incredibly inconvenient if you plan to repaint the walls or put in a new carpet, changing your bedding is a quick, easy and relatively cheap way to instantly transform the environment. The bed is the centre of attention in any bedroom, so it’s no surprise that a simple change of bedding should produce such effects.
With the money you’ll save on taking this quick and simple decorating short-cut you can afford to splash out on some truly luxurious bedding. Debenhams has a range of stylish bedding from exclusive designers such as Rocha.John Rocha and Julien Macdonald that look a lot more expensive than they actually are. Some people will want something truly sumptuous like Macdonald’s ‘Chantelle’ bed linen in silver with matt satin and black flocked lace, while others will find Rocha’s simple and elegant ‘Poppies’ bed linen more appealing.
Poppies bed linen
When it comes to your bedding don’t forget the extras. Bed throws and cushions can instantly enhance any bedroom. As well as the aesthetic improvements an extra throw will keep you warm and snug in winter, while cushions are great for propping yourself up on a lazy Sunday morning.
So while you might find yourself struggling to get through the day, there’s no reason why you can’t sleep like a king or queen with affordable, luxurious bedding and covers.
***This post is in association with Debenhams***
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Memory foam mattress
Finding the perfect mattress is very important as you will be spending quite a bit of time on it and it will play a part in ensuring you get a restful night of sleep. Therefore, when shopping for a mattress, keeping some key things in mind can help you find the best mattress to fit your needs.
There are many different kinds of mattresses to consider, so when you’re shopping, don’t rush into it and buy the first mattress you see. It’s always a good idea to try out a mattress before you buy, but many people simply lie down on it for a few seconds. Realistically, this isn’t enough time to determine the full comfort level. Sometimes a mattress can feel comfortable at first, but after a time, becomes less so.
Instead, take your time and spend some time relaxing on it. Also, if you will be sleeping with a partner on the mattress, take them with you to try it out too. You want to know how the mattress feels with both of you on it. Many mattresses feel quite differently when one person is on it versus two.
A good test is to lie on the mattress with your backs to one another to see how comfortable it is when there are two of your lying on. It’s also worth seeing how the mattress feels when your partner gets out of bed. Ideally, your comfort and sleep shouldn’t be disturbed too much when someone else moves on the mattress. If you do notice the effects of their movement, then take it into consideration as you compare mattress options.
Another thing to consider when purchasing a new mattress is size. The mattress must be long enough to comfortably accommodate your height. Taller people, usually those over 6 feet, will want to choose a mattress that is no smaller than a king size. If you’re extremely tall, then a California king mattress may be more appropriate. For a mattress for a couple, so long as their heights are less than 6 feet, a queen mattress will be perfectly adequate.
When purchasing a new mattress consider testing out one of the popular memory foam mattresses. These can be quite comfortable as well as therapeutic for some conditions. It’s always good to try to find the best memory foam mattress available.
Before you make your final decision, do your research carefully and test out plenty of mattresses to find the perfect choice for your sleeping needs.
***This post is brought to you by Memory Foam Mattress Direct***
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Lanna coral duvet set
Isn’t it great when you find something in the sale that you’ve had your eye on for a while, but couldn’t previously afford?
This striking Lanna bedding set is one example. It was over £200 previously (ouch!), but now both the double and king size duvet sets are reduced down to just £59.95, which is a substantial saving.
The opulent looking coral duvet is made from cotton and comes with a set of two standard pillow cases. It’s available online at Anthropologie.