Get the modern rustic look with a wood clad bedroom feature wall, an incredibly beautiful way to infuse warmth, depth, texture and interest to your space. A wood clad feature wall is one of those versatile details that looks good just about anywhere, the impact is strong, adding a rustic sophistication to traditional or modern bedroom design schemes. The natural patina of wood is very calming, seeming to be the perfect selection for a bedroom. Various types of wood adds a lot of character to your bedroom decor, whether it be reclaimed, white washed, painted or even wood pallets. There are many ways to enjoy the colors and textures of raw wood in your bedroom, as these images that we have collected for you will demonstrate. Whether you prefer a subtle touch or a full-on feature wall, get ready to go with the grain.
If you are looking for further inspiration, have a look at one of our past articles on 44 Delightful spaces showcasing eye-catching wooden walls or 38 Unbelievable barn style bedroom design ideas.
Weathered Wood: This room takes on the properties of a sophisticated woodsy retreat thanks to the bold use of orange and the weathered wood plank walls. Masculine in tone, the furnishings are simple with clean lines. Orange springs up on linens, the striped rug, and the undertones in the wood walls. A woven wood lampshade showcases a variety of shades and grains. Warm gray accents offer the coziness of a flannel shirt.
Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall: The homeowners created a reclaimed wood wall feature in their Portland, Oregon bedroom using salvage barn siding. It commands a clean modern look with a touch of rusticity.
Reclaimed Weather Wood: Stikwood is a peel and stick real wood decor. It is extremely easy to use and will transform a room in minutes. Stikwood is designed to be a cost effective way to dramatically improve your space.
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Considering using wallpaper instead of paint on your walls can be a huge design decision, but if you don’t have wallpapering skills, check out some wallpaper tips to get started. Wallpaper is now making a comeback, being very on trend. Some leading trends include aged elegance or even a subtle worn appearance, wall murals, and even a textured and layered look. Some wallpapers offer varying tactile dimensions. You will find that some cutting edge wall coverings are comprised of anything but paper. Here are some excellent tips on how to go from novice to expert on your first try.
Measuring once is a recipe for disaster. Even professionals measure their wallpaper twice. This is an old trick from carpentry – “measure twice, cut once.” It’s a second assurance that you’ve got all of the paper you need and aren’t making any mistakes. You could even have someone else check your work if you’re not confident in your own abilities.
Order All The Wallpaper You Need At Once
Most people only buy small rolls to “test out” the idea of wallpaper. And, while that can be a good strategy for some things, it’s a terrible idea for wallpaper. You have to make a commitment to either wallpaper or not. And, when you’re in, go all in. Why? Because wallpaper manufacturers frequently change their styles and patterns to keep things fresh.
This summer’s pattern may not be available in the fall, which means you may have unfinished walls with no matching prints if you do it “piecemeal.”
Lay Out Everything You Need First
You’ll need a steam roller, wallpaper smoother or a brush of some kind, a level, tape measure, pushpins, some scissors, and a paint tray that’s half full of warm water. You’ll also need a sponge and a separate bucket of water, a putty and utility knife.
Make a checklist, and visually inspect all of your tools to make sure they’re in good working order before you start.
Use a Plumb Bob (Level)
Most home walls are not level or straight. A plumb bob can help overcome this. A plumb bob is essentially a long string or rope attached to a weight which helps you understand the relationship of two objects. In this case, you’re trying to figure out how the wall sits to the floor so you can hang your paper straight.
If you hang the paper using the wall as your reference point, you might end up with crooked patterns when you step back and look at it from a distance. Even when you’re using this discount wallpaper and “paste the wall” paper, you don’t want to get several strips into it and realize that you’ve messed up your project.
Paint The Top Of The Wall Before Wallpapering
A neat little trick that professional interior decorators use is to paint the top of the wall, near the molding or ceiling. That way, if the wallpaper doesn’t align perfectly with the top of the wall (and if you live in an older house, it probably won’t), it’s less noticeable.
This trick can also be used around windows and doors to hide unevenness. Use a paint that closely matches your wallpaper’s main colors.
You can supplement this trick with discrete crown molding, which will cover small mistakes and unevenness in the paper.
This guest post was courtesy of home decorator Penny McManus. She enjoys sharing her insights and ideas. Look for her posts on a number of homeowner and DIY blogs.
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Bathrooms are entirely more than just an extension of your home or apartment, they should be designed as a space where you relax and unwind after a long, tiresome day. In fact, they are wonderful spaces where your loved ones can spend some personal time and gather their thoughts. From elegant bubble baths to soothing showers and more, washrooms play a pivotal and essential role in any residential or commercial unit. As a result, they must be properly maintained at all times. This includes frequent cleaning, along with accessories and designs that effectively match the overall decor. Bathroom renovations and remodeling continue to soar in popularity, with homeowners spending $10,422 USD on average for bathroom renovations. With a strong emphasis on ambient and vibrant lighting, these rooms truly capture the allure and essence of fine living.
Have a look at some of our other articles on bathroom inspiration, 44 Absolutely stunning dark and moody bathrooms and 43 Most fabulous mood-setting romantic bathrooms ever.
Illuminating Bathrooms with the Right Lights
While tubs, showers, and sinks are important, finding the right lights for bathrooms are also essential to creating not only a mood, but for varying tasks while using your bathroom. From low wattage bulbs to track lights, there are a myriad of styles and designs available. These lights not only spruce up bathrooms but also accentuate tones and shadows. For years, numerous individuals have asked how can the right lights transform your bathroom? According to interior design specialists, selecting the right lighting systems can truly impact overall design and theme. For example: contemporary schemes usually entail systems that appear futuristic and streamlined. Similarly, flood lights are perfect for extensive bathrooms that feature large closets, cabinets, and extensive sinks and tile work.
Lighting Styles and Accessories
Whether for new or existing bathrooms, there are countless lighting styles and accessories to select from. This includes central lighting systems, along with ceiling fans and especially wall lighting. The latter comes in a wide array of designs that are affordable and match any scheme. This includes double wall lights, single wall lights, and even LED and tube lighting systems. From Padova and Olivia to Palermo and Mashiko, there are several leading brands available that will achieve desired results. If pressed for time, the Internet is a great place for brand and price comparisons. For those designing bathrooms on their own, local home and bathroom improvement stores are also great for accessing new ideas, tips, and suggestions.
Choosing the Right Design
Choosing the right lights and designs also depend on a number of factors. For one, the lights must coincide with the overall look of the washroom. This includes tiles, along with rugs, fixtures, and especially plants and wall hangings. The height of the ceiling also plays a crucial role in determining the right amount of lighting. While flush lights are great for low ceilings, discreet lights work best for tall ceilings and wide bathrooms. Chandeliers are great in capturing the allure and essence of romance and traditional décor. Contemporary lighting systems also offer simplicity at its finest. There are even water proof controllers for centralized and streamlined lighting systems. With so many options available, it’s never been easier to find the right lighting for your bathroom.
Professional Lighting Experts
If looking for professional lighting installers, companies such as AbbeyGate Lighting are simply a phone call away. With years of extensive industry experience, companies like this will have the tools and expertise to meet your lighting needs within your timeframe and budget. Whether you need upgrades or complete lighting system overhauls, look for a local specialist in your area. If you are tired of dully and moody bathrooms, securing the right lights will truly illuminate all master and smaller washrooms in your house or flat.
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A stylish masculine bedroom design typically involves the absence of glamorous accessories and bright and airy hues, showcasing in its place, minimalistic details with layers of darker shades. These rooms can be very stylish, and inviting for both genders to appreciate the beautiful aesthetics to a masculine space. There are certain qualities and materials that pertains to a masculine design, items such as leather, flannel and wool tend to evoke a more manly vibe. As do darker hues such as black, gray, brown and blue. Straight lines as well as hard edges will read as masculine, as does the use of rougher materials such as concrete.
We have gathered together a collection of masculine bedrooms that are very stylish and inviting. There are bedrooms to suit different tastes, from a more classic style to spaces that are more rugged in nature. These spaces are not all exactly the same, and they are not just for men. They do help to answer the question of how to create your own stylish and comfortable bedroom if you tend to lean towards the concrete and simple rather than the lavish and cushy. Which one of these bedrooms is the best, in your opinion? Still looking for more bedroom inspiration? Have a look at one of our past articles on How to create a relaxing bedroom oasis and 45 Fabulous minimalist bedroom design ideas.
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Having bookshelves in your home keeps your space organized and wherever the bookshelf is, it creates a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, a great place to read a book. If you have high ceilings in your home, you can create a dramatic statement wall filled with books. Adding colorful books onto the shelves will add interest and infuse warmth into the space. Bookshelves can be added anywhere in your home, even in the bathroom. They can also can be used as a separation wall in an open plan to help create two distinct spaces, especially great in an studio or loft space to add privacy to a space. Make your home look elegant and classy with the addition of a bookshelf in any space of your home. We present you with 44 spectacular bookshelf ideas. Enjoy…
If you are still looking for more inspiration on bookshelf design, have a look at one of our past articles on 50 Relaxing ways to decorate your bedroom with bookshelves, 50 Jaw-dropping home library design ideas and 65 Wonderfully cozy reading nooks for book lovers.
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Wallpaper has made a major comeback and there are some extremely creative ways to showcase wallpaper that will surely impress you to incorporate it into your design scheme. With a variety of textures and images and varying hues, wallpaper can transform any room from ordinary into extraordinary, in ways that even paint just can’t. Wallpaper adds dimension to a space, where paint is flat, and with so may options to select from — including grass cloth, fabrics, cork, flocked and metallics, in addition to conventional paper and vinyl — the effects are limitless. Wallpaper is a wonderful application that can really add to a space, including bathrooms, bedrooms, stairs, kitchens, in bookshelves and even cabinets. We have gathered together a collection for you of some creative applications of wallpaper. Get inspired to consider one of these looks in your own home.
Looking for further wall application inspiration? Have a look at one of our past articles on, 51 Modern and fresh interiors showcasing gray paint or Graphic wall letters creates eye popping interiors and one more unique one you may want to spend some time looking through, The Secret Garden wall mural collection by PIXERS.
Custom designed wallpaper on the stair risers of this traditional home is Los Angeles, California.
As an accent wall. Wallpaper one accent wall and use a coordinating paint color for the remaining walls. Select a pattern you like — geometric, floral or abstract — and pair neutral furniture pieces with the wall.
Old rustic wood wallpaper.
Graphic wallpaper throughout the powder bath help give a small bath a bit of texture and classic playfulness.
On the stairs. Add interest to stair risers with wallpaper. Stairwells are high-traffic areas in most homes; kick up your walk upstairs a notch with a fun pattern. I have seen a thin acrylic sheet placed over risers for protection. That would work well here too.
Wallpaper the ceiling. If you have a recessed ceiling detail from a cove or another architectural detail, consider wallpaper with a coordinating wall color. Note the placement of the ceiling fixture here; it creates a great focal point against the pattern.
At the entry. Wallpaper works great in an entry and a stairwell (wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries). A bold wallpaper pattern can really bring life to this first-impression space. I particularly like wallpaper up a stairwell if I am working with a smaller budget that doesn’t allow for pricey finish carpentry. Notice the switch plate at the base of the stairs that is perfectly camouflaged by the wallpaper pattern.
Textured wood wallpaper as a feature wall really makes this fireplace in the bedroom stand out.
Feature Wallpaper. A striking wallpaper will instantly inject personality. Choose a design that is in keeping with the style of furniture. This vintage effect floral design is the perfect backdrop to the simple, elegance of the table and chairs.
This is a hand-painted wallpaper design giving every room a patinated vintage feeling.
Printed grass cloth wallpaper and brownish-black painted wainscoting (Black Fox by Sherwin-Williams) are a sophisticated duo in the bath. It’s a bold pattern in a small room, yet it works because the colors are muted.
Vintage wallpapered staircase.
This green eclectic hallway features watercolor wallpaper.
Behind shelves. Create interest in a room by wallpapering the backs of bookshelves. Highlighting bookshelves in this way makes a special display space for treasured accessories and family photos.
In the bath. If you have tile wainscoting in a bathroom, consider wallpaper above the tile line, or the top two thirds of the wall. Wallpaper that is installed properly can withstand the steamy environment of showers. Using a fan or ventilating with windows is always a good idea.
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Dark bathrooms can infuse drama, confidence and boldness to any interior, the design is risky, however if pulled off right, can be very sensual and beautiful. Most people would not dare to design a space in dark tones, especially for the bathroom since there aren’t usually large expanses of windows to draw in natural light. We have gathered together a collection of bathrooms that will show you that dark bathrooms are not only livable, but are very alluring and will make you want one in your own home.
Dark tones will help to make bathroom interiors appear to be more voluminous and harmonious. You can add some contrast with some light tones such as a lighter flooring or a white bathtub, sink or toilet. Adding beautiful light fixtures into your bathroom will help to illuminate the space and add some drama. In our collection you will find various bathrooms with dominant black, gray, brown hues and other dark shades. Take a look through and find some inspiring ideas for either a new or remodeled bathroom, and if you are still looking for inspiration, have a look at one of our past articles on 43 Most fabulous mood-setting romantic bathrooms ever or 51 Mesmerizing master bathrooms with fireplaces.
Glam! All the elements — black grasscloth walls, sconces, vanity, mirror, floor tile and seagrass rug — come together, resulting in a bathroom that looks bright and clean despite the dark walls.
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Creating a stylish bohemian chic living room means a little bit eclectic, a little modern, but always vintage, creating an absolutely unique yet individualized atmosphere. If you are an artistic type who enjoys exploring, experimenting and reinventing your style, than Bohemian is the perfect style choice for you. It’s an excellent choice for those who like to mix it up a bit, with colors, textures and patterns without paying attention to style rules and design trends. The best feature of this style is that you can mix any art pieces together, mix old with new and even mix colors. Bohemian style typically resembles Eastern interiors such as Moroccan, so you can enjoy bright colors and patterns. If you are searching for a more relaxing appearance, try a white bohemian interior – it’s simple and looks really exquisite. Try mixing a variety of materials together such as wood, fur, various fabrics, leather and plants.
In the selection of images that we have gathered for you below, you will find various boho decor ideas – in various colors and personalized in numerous ways. We hope you feel inspired to create your own look, and if you are looking for more ideas, try our past article on 43 Bohemian-chic interiors to rock your senses.
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Now that we have started a brand new year, many people are looking into attractive and creative design ideas to help spruce up their homes. Scouring the Internet for tips and inspiration is a great idea, but all you can do is be dependent on the budget that you have. By altering a few things within your kitchen, you can help to create a whole new look to the room. Alternatively, you may wish to go for custom made kitchens from a top quality supplier. Some of these changes can be done at an extremely low cost, while providing maximum results whilst others can cost a bit more, but give you a whole new kitchen that really works for you and your family.
Change Your Cabinets
By choosing new cabinets you can spruce up the look of your kitchen. Although wooden designs are among the most popular, their design can look dated quite quickly. So why not choose something that is painted, and then the color can be easily changed in the future if you choose to. A design tip that is now being used in many kitchens involves the use of cabinets that reach to the ceiling. This eliminates clutter from mounting on top of the unit, and the need for additional cleaning. Surprisingly, such ceiling high cabinets also make the room look bigger.
Alter Cabinet Handles
If you don’t have the funds to replace the cabinets themselves, you can create a new look by just changing their handles. Opt for something elegant, and rather fancy, leaving guests to believe that you have had a new kitchen fitted.
Choose a New Benchtop
Simply changing your countertop can also create a new feel to your kitchen. Whatever you choose needs to be in accordance with the rest of the design in the room, and compliment any colors you have used.
Change the Tiles
For a completely new look in your kitchen design you can fit new tiles in the room. They can make the kitchen look more refreshed, and are easier to clean than painted walls.
Use Some Glass
Most people have something that they would like to see on display. Whether It be some nice pieces of crockery, or perhaps a set of expensive glasses. This is where cabinets with glass doors can be used. They will break up the design of the room, and open it up slightly.
Pick a New Color Scheme
If you are looking to redesign your kitchen, the cheapest way is to change the color scheme of the room. A fresh lick of paint can create a new feel to your kitchen while not taking much from your budget.
Update Old Appliances
Providing your budget allows, purchasing new appliances can help to spruce up your kitchen. Old and dated appliances will ultimately look out of place if you are having a new design done.
Though you may have created more storage space with ceiling high cabinets, the base cabinets can also be utilized if even more storage is needed. Many kitchen designs now incorporate sideways storage, so that every inch of the cabinet is put to use without the hassle of trying to rummage to find things right at the back.
People with darker kitchens can find that by installing French doors can be of huge benefit to spruce the room. Natural sunlight will be able to brighten the space, and give it a whole new feel. This will make a particularly good addition to a French provincial kitchen style.
Install an Island
All kitchens require space where you can prepare your ingredients when you are cooking. With an island, you can do this while still able to chat with family and friends or watching TV.
Of course, choosing a new custom made kitchen is likely to be a big purchase, so research your options carefully to ensure everything you want will fit well within your space. It’s a great idea to consult a kitchen supplier with a design team who will make the best use of your space and create a kitchen you can really be proud of.
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In the privacy of your home you can allow your imagination and creativity to run wild. From the colors of the walls to the furnishings and gadgets you utilize to fill the spaces, everyone has their own idea of what makes a home. To some it’s stylish, fashionable and hi-tech, whilst to others it’s more traditional, simple and with some key furniture pieces used more for their practicality than for their design qualities.
However there are some people for whom four walls hold no bounds or limitations. Inside they create their own personal haven which a ton of effort goes into. It looks quirky, unique and above all unlike anything anyone else has thought to do with their bedroom, living room or kitchen. Here are a few examples of just some of those not so ordinary rooms out there:
Bar Themed Living Room
What better way to save money on going to the bar than by turning your living room into your own private bar area! This awesome room does so perfectly, by blending in the cozy fireplace with your typical bartop area, complete with space for a bartender. Get the homeyness you need from the plush sofas, cushions and mood lighting whilst having the option to sit facing the bar to give you that ‘night out’ feeling. This concept is actually pretty easy to incorporate into your own living room, with the bar counter probably being the most difficult part to implement. You could cut back on the fancy lighting if you find it wouldn’t work within your own living space, but the addition of shelves for your spirits and glasses is a simple task, as is sourcing some mini fridges for the beer and mixers. Think of all the great memories, parties and stories that come from a bar/living room!
For all the avid bingo players out there, there are plenty of ways to create a bingo bedroom. The duvet cover above shows just one simple way of letting your bingo loving personality shine through your bedroom design but there are many more ways to add both big and subtle touches. For example you could buy – or create your own – bingo board rug to brighten up your bedroom floor. This works particularly well if you have a wooden floor as the contrast makes it stand out even more. Another little simple addition is bingo ball trinkets. Again you could hunt them down or try making your own by buying ordinary trinket bowls or pots from your craft store. Paint them a bright color with your favorite bingo numbers and use them to store your various small accessories such as hairclips, buttons, etc.
This idea is particularly great for children and can be implemented in either a bedroom or play room setting. If your child has a spare room where they play with all their toys, why not turn it into a forest adventure area? The raised wooden walkway above not only provides a great lost boys atmosphere but it also means you have a ton of storage space underneath to store all their toys. Keep them in wooden chests to add to the theme and offer a bit of pirate flavour. The suspended swing is a great idea that you may have used in a doorway when your child was a baby but now can be used in the middle of the room for a tree swing effect. Don’t forget the walls too – they should match the theme. Whether a jungle mural or painted to look like a wood effect; carry on the outdoors-indoors theme with the walls, floor and ceiling.
Cinema Spare Room
If you have spare space and love films then surely there’s no better thing to do than to turn your unused room into a cinema! From the Paisley print curtains down to the folded red seats complete with cup holders, this room captures the essence of the cinema perfectly – without the ever increasing entry fee! With TVs for home sale becoming bigger and bigger, this is another room idea which isn’t difficult to implement in your own home. Use dimmer switches on your lights for a final cinema touch, and either ensure your TV has an inbuilt DVD player, or hook up to an external device behind a cover to really make yourself and your guests believe you’re in a real cinema. Think of all the great movie nights you can have without leaving the comfort of your own home – just make sure you’ve got the popcorn in!
These are just a few examples of the great things some people have done with rooms in their own homes. There’s no limit to what you can do with a room as long as you have the vision and motivation.
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