June 8, 2016 by Home My Heaven Having a small room in your house doesn’t mean that you can’t max out its usability, whilst still keeping it comfortable and cozy. There are plenty of small hacks and decorating tips that can fool you and your guests into thinking that you have much more space than you actually do have. If you are trying to think of new ways to make the most of your small space, these tried and methods will give you a good place to start. Choose floating or hanging lights over lamps If size isn’t on your side, don’t give up that much needed floor space, or bedside table space with lamps and giant shades. A better solution will be to install floating wall lamps, or free hanging pendant lighting. Pendant lighting has become more popular this year, as it creates a stunning focal point for a room, whilst still being functional – not to mention frees up space for other furniture of storage. Add built in, overhead storage If you are trying to maximize the functionality of a small bedroom, built in shelving can be an excellent addition. Providing that it remains shallow enough to avoid eating up the floor space. Not only does it give you extra storage options, but shelving that goes up to the ceiling can make the ceiling appear to be much higher, therefore making the room look more spacious. Dark colours should only ever be used in larger rooms as they have the effect of making a room look much smaller than it actually is, which can be disastrous for a box room. Stick to light, neutral coloursas they will make the space seem more open, thus giving the illusion of space. The best colours to use are ivory, taupe, grey, white or beige, although you can experiment with light colours of any kind. Creating a feature wall is both an easy and low-cost way to create a focal point within a room, or to be used as a way to break up too much of the same colour. The rules mentioned above still apply though, try not to use any colours that are too dark. If you live in rented accommodation and are restricted on what you can do to your walls, removable wallpaper offers you a very practical, not to mention stylish solution. Once they have been applied they can be easily removed without leaving any residue behind, or damaging the walls. If you don’t like the idea of having a completely different wall, take advantage of wall stickers and add a quote, unique design, sleek silhouette or your favourite image. The beautiful thing about these wall decals if they are removable so you can easily change things up whenever you want to develop your décor further. Mirror, mirror on the wall Mirrors have always been well utilized accessory when it comes to creating the illusion of space. If you want to visually double the size of your room, opt for mirrors spanning from wall to wall and ceiling to floor. Categories BedroomLeave a comment June 11, 2015 by Home My Heaven Our bedrooms are our sanctuaries, more so than any other room in the home, so it’s incredibly important that our boudoirs are decked out in the most relaxing, re-energising manner possible. Why? Well, if your room is decorated in too loud a fashion or is not ordered in a calming way, your health and stress levels could suffer as a result. No materials or items bestow a calming feeling better than those of a natural origin, so to help you achieve piece in your chambers, here are some great ideas on how to naturalise your most personal of zones. Whilst painted and metal bed frames and furniture can make a room look classy or modern, it’s often best to keep it simple in the bedroom, utilising pieces that are crafted only out of wood. You can pick up wooden headboards and bed frames from online sites such as Bedstar for prices far below the high street equivalent, and for tables, cupboards and wardrobes, one should definitely peruse eBay or your local charity furniture shops to get hold of the best, most wooden, bargains. Alongside producing plentiful amounts of oxygen that will hugely improve the air quality of your bedroom without requiring a purifier, having lots of plants in your room, featured in the corners or windowsills, will make you feel happier and fresher. Try ferns or hardier palm plants for quick, easy, and low-maintenance Zen, however any plant can conceivably be used that doesn’t require huge amounts of sunlight to survive. It’s a good idea to try and avoid man made fibres in your bedroom. As well as being rather uncomfortable on the skin whilst sleeping, cheap nylon and polyester bed covers and curtains generally won’t last as long as their cotton equivalents. Egyptian cotton is one of the best materials one can utilise in the bedroom, and will ensure that you have a wonderfully blissful sleep every time you lay your head. Having your room regularly flooded by lots of natural light will improve your mood and wellbeing, as well as allowing you to wake up in a calm, natural manner in the mornings. If you’ve got lots of windows this should be an easy tip to enact, however if you’ve only got a small portal to the outside world in your bedroom, you can boost its effects by utilising mirrors and thin curtains, maximising the room’s exposure to natural light. Have you discovered any other great ways to improve the natural feeling within your bedroom? Share your hints and tips below in the comments section! Categories BedroomLeave a comment Post navigation