Tween Bedroom on a Budget *emotional* | Mr. Kate Decorates
May 17, 2019
Hello creative weirdos, welcome to another Mr. Kate Decorates. This is a tween room on a budget and this video is sponsored by The Art Institutes Which is awesome because we are gonna get very creative weirdo in this room as we are on a budget We are working with Bennett and She is in her bedroom as a tween girl is but this bedroom wasn’t always hers because it actually used to belong to Her older sister who tragically passed away from Leukemia. So This has been a big deal obviously for the whole family and they just haven’t had the time to really pull together this bedroom for Bennett and have her voice be in there as well as honoring her older sister, etc.
Let’s meet Bennett She sent a submission video and then we went to go meet her. So let’s hear more from her. Hey Mr. Kate I’m Bennett and this is my room I’m going to need your help renovating it because I moved in here after my sister died and I still want to honor her in my room yet still have it being my style.
So I want your help making it Comfortable for me in the best way possible, and if you can come, you know, that would be great. So, thank you. Bye bye Okay so. We just pulled up outside of Bennett’s house. I’m gonna go meet her. I’m nervous. I just feel I just really want this to be A great experience for her. Okay. Great. Let’s go. Okay. Do you have any favorite rooms that you’ve seen us do? Actually a lot, Liza Koshy That one I thought was really cool And I like Alisha Marie’s which are like two totally different styles.
Yeah, but like kind of minimal More neutral tones, like not crazy bright colors. Do you have a favorite color? I like a lot of colors. Okay That’s great. Kate likes a lot of colors. Yeah me too. You’re more the musician. You create the ear art Yeah not the eye art. Okay cool. She really has enjoyed doing DIYs We gotta find all the DIYs you’ve done. She says they’re all fails Wait this is very Bohemian Oh look the cat approves of it. Un-claw the DIY please What was your sister’s name? Arbor And she was 14, Arbor was a creative weirdo Yeah, she was extremely artistic and she had just an amazing personality Yeah, I mean literally every year your style might change.
So we’ll set you up with like a good Footprint in here like a better flow a better place to hang out with friends and obviously Functions with all the stuff that you need to do in here and then also make sure that we get some soccer and some music Give it in on mom. Creative weirdos on three, One…Two……Three! Creative Weirdos! So, oh my gosh, she’s amazing. Yeah. Mama is amazing. I don’t know I just I really want to make sure that in that room. We like honor Arbor because she’s obviously still a part of the family even though she’s not physically with them anymore And also celebrate Bennett as like an individual too. Yeah And you’re a big sister Arbor was a big sister. You want to keep that big sister love going and sorry I don’t know it just makes me emotional I can’t imagine my life without my sister.
It totally makes me emotional Thinking about everything that Bennett’s gone through and the family in general. So I don’t know. This is like a very special project for me personally So obviously I want to make sure that Bennett love it that Lia her mom feels like we have Arbor representatived as well in the room just you know in spirit and just yeah, yeah. Yeah Okay, so obviously this is a very emotional situation I really want to make sure that we honor Bennett and give her an awesome room while also making sure To keep Arbors memory alive in that space. So this is a tall order and we have the constraints of our budget of $300 So we have a ton to do we’ve got to go shopping We’ve got to figure out the plan but first I’m gonna get in there and really just just figure this out.
Let’s go Okay guys, so we have a lot to do in here. Now, know Bennett’s style She wants something kind of organized clean looking a little bit of some bohemian accents Obviously we have that DIY macrame that she started to make so I’m gonna take a cue from that I’m gonna analyze what we have in here already, which obviously we have this bed Just right here you walk in and you see this bed feel like we should hero this bed a bit more kind of Center it.
I want to split up the keyboard and the desk and the dresser and all that. Like right now It’s just feeling too weighted on one side and then the other. This dresser Hmm. It’s gonna be tough. It’s really clunky It’s in the way of the closet. The style of it is like a little kind of, you know old school I know she really wants a more updated Organized clean looking space so that might be the one thing that gets booted But definitely we need to use the bed we’re gonna use her desk. She also has a TV and her record player and everything So entertainment wise try to make sure we work that into the TV not my favorite thing to decorate around But we’ll see if we can work that in and obviously make sure to have the music be a whole moment.
Because she loves Music so we definitely have to celebrate that in here, but I definitely want to make this wall a moment Like I’m thinking some sort of build thing over here that Joey will be great at. There’s also a lot of clutter in here There’s a lot of stuffed animals etc, which is a very common thing you would find in between teen room Since we have to take all this stuff out to redo the room I’m going to encourage Bennett to just go through some of this stuff Maybe she wants to donate some of these things so we can bring back in left stuff Which always looks cleaner and better because that’s the look she’s going for So there’s a ton to do obviously this is kind of just a normal sized tween room with lots of stuff in it and Of course, we have our budget that we have to stick to so I’ve gotta go find Joey because this isn’t going to be easy guys Joey Joey Hey everyone I want to tell you about today’s sponsor at the Art Institute You guys know that being creative is at the core of what we do here at Mr.
Kate We get non-stop emails of people asking us where they can go to school and what to study to get into our field For any of you created weirdos looking for the next step in your education The Art Institutes is Definitely a great choice when considering what’s school to explore your creativity and also prepare yourself for a creative career The Art Institutes has programs in key areas such as media arts, culinary, interior design Gaming, virtual reality technology, audio film production and fashion They have a ton of locations throughout the United States as well as online courses Being creative is fun was also daunting trying to take that creativity into the world and the Art Institutes is here to help you take Take your vision further than you could have ever dreamed possible Check out Artinstitutes.edu/programs for their campus and online offering Here’s to a long and happy future being creative weirdos speaking of let’s get back to designing this room shall we? Hi Joey Hi Kate Okay, now let’s talk about The built in that I want to do or like a built in sort of thing on the wall So we definitely need to go to the hardware store and get like probably a sheet or two of ply wood.
Okay I want to do paint on one wall. We’ll just get a quart of paint To save budget. So that’s a hardware store run we’ll need to do So I think that I might want to pull the golden ticket for this one What?! 100 dollars So you’re officially pulling it already you already know it? Well, I’m just like mapping through in my head The golden ticket is Kate’s allowed to I think we said the rule is once a year. I don’t know where we’ve been Didn’t we say that? Definitely last year, but I also don’t remember that part Well, she’s allowed to pull the golden ticket once a year where she gets an extra hundred dollars, okay. So what are the things we need to get? So we need to get I want to get a dresser I want to get her a little side table for her which I’m thinking we just go to the Swedish Mega store For that.
I want to do a pendant light by the bed which they have those light kits that are really inexpensive There, for like Fun details hit up thrift store for like obviously DIYs. She loves music I already ordered online Some little like instruments For her. At the thrift store we need like a desk chair for her We need like a desk lamp.
We need to bring in some lighting in there. Okay, let’s go to the thrift store first Helping Schools and Youth Programs One Sale at a Time. Wow! Oh my gosh I love it. Joey. Can we get these. Oh yeah, I’d rock those You would rock these? Joey! You’re feeling the hype? They’re too small. They aren’t too small Take em off. Joey all frames on sale. Wait. This one’s perfect actually. Wait, because I have that artwork I did for Well, it’s a very special artwork You guys will see it but I already painted it because I wanted to take more time doing it and I think that it would fit perfectly in here Soccer ball So I have to be careful because She already has a lot of those like soccer trophies, which I think are so cool and that gold So the brass ring will go really well and I wanted to decorate with those trophies.
So we’re looking for an accessories More like Storage stuff we need to make this an organized teen room. Fresh pop Those are cute. Wait for like a little like pen and pencils on her desk maybe. Mm-hmm How cute That reminds me we should give her some notebooks Mr. Kate notebooks. Yes we should Soccer ball What? Look thats our like pastel colors. We’re doing like the sort of ball the soccer ball theme one dollar They’re just like little sleek trays This little shopping basket here. Look how cute Candle lantern Yes From one thrift store down to the next They have a sink. Do we need a sink? No but that’s cool Look at this cute pharmacy one That’s cute. Right, do we like that little guy or what about this little guy? Six bucks. Oh perfect Smaller things aren’t necessarily cheaper Oh wait, Joey look. What 2.99 sure. Joey look the tiniest type writer Forget about smart phones, but it’s $99 Oh Maybe we can bargain make it 99 cents Okay Okay, I love that stuff that we got but now we need to go to The hardware store for the plywood’s to do you like the whole like built in And then we also need to stop at the Swedish superstore Okay And That dresser a side chest Bedding from there, like that’s gonna be like nice and expensive bedding Cool Doing it we’re doing it we’re doing it well.
We’ll see you guys back at her place Okay, I don’t know how to play one of these things This is Joey’s job But guys the cute little instrument that I ordered online are here So these are gonna go on her wall as Accents cuz she loves music. So now she’s got options when her friends are over. They can form a band I don’t know. I wanted to show you guys some of the decorative stuff. Like look at this rug so cute So this is kind of like a runner rug because obviously we don’t have the budget for a big rug But this will go in front of her bed and be so pretty. I love the colors and then I got this Duvet cover which I am obsessed with it has like these beautiful kind of fan flowers on it So cute and what else a plants from the hardware store you guys know, I love a drippy plant This is a beautiful little ivy this light kit.
I think it’s really cool for like a bedside pendant situation Obviously we have the one from the thrift store for the desk lamp so We’re good. Let’s get in there and start we have so much to do. Joey! Can you help me unload? Why do you match me all the time? Oh my gosh you match me I’m the one that woke up with pink hair and you decided to match me What’s happening Joey we’re not painting this wall Yeah, we are. Yeah now we are Touch up. Did you see we match? Yeah, I get it we’re inverted. I get it. We’re opposites opposites attract blah blah blah Let’s focus Okay We so much to do, it looks so much better now It’s cleared out that clutter so already she has access to her closet. Curtains Of course, we’re keeping the blinds With curtains around it. Yeah, we’ll use her desk That she already with the desk chair that we got and then above the desk I want to celebrate her love of soccer.
I have a DIY plan for that It’s gonna be kind of like a whimsical take on soccer over here is where you’re gonna really shine. Plywood project. So we’ve got the beautiful blue paint color that we’ll do on this wall So just paint this wall this wall. We don’t have a budget To paint this whole room the ceilings are too high Show me because you wanted a little bit off that show me what you’re thinking. Okay, so here’s what I’m thinking This is gonna be the whole bed wall So you’re gonna build up around the three drawer chest here And then up again and do kind of like a little side table next to the bed Inside the side table will be a u-shaped little nesting stool She can remove, then we’re gonna go up up up around the bed Making a little shelf there.
I’ll put a hanging plant around here I’ll do a macrame here down down down down down up again over that two drawer chest here Up again here. Boom. Boom another nesting stool u-shaped here and this one she can pull over and use with her keyboard You got it? I hope I can translate that. You can We’re a good team right? So, I guess what I’m doing you can’t guess okay So obviously Bennett started that macrame project in her room She had that little DIY one, which we’re gonna just take a cue from that she likes macrame She likes bohemian accents and give her something a little bit bigger and Obviously bringing in some more colors here and We’re using this really cool Natural stick which Can find in a backyard near you So now that you guys see kind of where this is going.
We now have to knot all of these together So now that I’ve got my first few loops knots done I’m gonna show you guys This box knot. So basically you take four Strands and You make a little Kind of like a four over it and then you take your fourth and You loop it up and Back Through Like so Pulling out The tail and there is your first knot and then you just kind of bring that up So now we need to do the same thing, but reverse it So where you made the four on one side now, you’re gonna do the four on the other side It’s basically just a mirror image of what you just did Come up with my fourth in between here up and around pulling Alright, so I’ve got my first row of the box knots done So now moving on to the second row and this is what you’re gonna be doing all the way until you’re finished Is you’re gonna take two pieces for your next row you’re taking these two pieces out and Then you’re gonna be grabbing the four that’s here to continue the knot and go all the way across and Then when you come back again for your third row You’re gonna take another two out do your row and that’s gonna create this kind of Descending Angular shape to the knots.
You guys don’t have to watch all that go check on Joey. Alright guys, it’s that time again It’s time to get serious with the power tools we’re doing two big projects I have one piece of quarter-inch plywood and then I have one larger 3/4 inch plywood first things first We’re doing the soccer ball. I’ve already measured it out But basically you just take a straight edge like this Drive a little screw in there so you can keep it centered and you just draw around in a circle with your pencil Leave your saw at the same spot Goaaaaaaaaaal! I’m just going to Sand off the edges with some sandpaper and then Kate’s gonna somehow turn this into a soccer ball We’ll see.
All right, next up. We got that big big built in Soccer time! I actually am terrible at sports. So thankfully this is a DIY Not a sports game. Okay. So Joey has cut this down and this is going to be our Soccer ball artwork for the wall. Now, we’re keeping everything kind of bohemian with the accents because that is what Bennett likes What Bennett likes Bennett gets for this room, especially so rather than doing the traditional black and white I actually love this woodgrain. It’s so beautiful. And so very sort of natural and peaceful looking So we’re gonna keep it like this Yet but and I’m gonna make it into a soccer ball using Some moss Budget saving tip for you guys when you have something with a beautiful natural wood grain rather than going and buying a Can of stain you can enhance the look of the wood using some cooking oil Also, we’re playing with perspective so the lines aren’t totally the same size in order to make it look like it all on the wall This is like an entire 3D Situation now, but I hope she loves it.
What do you guys think? Oh my gosh So cool. So now we just have to put some mounting hardware on the back and get it up on the wall Just kidding. It’s an art piece now More rolling around Alright guys got the stools ready to go. Oh Okay guys so I Knew after I met Bennett and her mom and we decided to do this room for her that I really Wanted to do a very special piece of art Honoring Arbor, her sister who’s obviously this used to be her room and now Bennett’s moving in So I spent some time at home creating this watercolor piece and Basically my inspiration was The two of them as sisters I’m gonna try to not get emotional About it, but um, obviously Bennett loves music and Arbor Her name is a tree.
So that was sort of the inspiration of all of it. And I like the idea of I don’t think I’ve ever cried while talking about it and obviously The music notes are now on the tree So it’s sort of like the idea of her memory living on through the music that Bennett gets to play in her room And the music notes on. Oh, okay. I’ll stop talking about it because I need to get in the frame and on the wall, but that’s The whole the whole spiel. Okay, so vintage frame here come All right guys, so I’m pretty much done in here I do want to leave Bennet Some last little goodies some gifts. So these are all of our Mr. Kate stationery items this is a little note card set They’re all different inside. Of course, they’re all painted and drawn by me. These are our puffy stickers Which are all the moon makes an amazing pop socket accessory just saying and then We have the note book bundle, which I’m so excited about.
This is new Bennett Is the first person to get these but I’ll just show you guys inside. They’re so cute So we’ve got the creative weirdo definition and they all say on the inside Stay creative. Stay weird. Stay you. Gonna bundle these back up and Leave them as a surprise for Bennett on her desk, I think as a little, you know extra surprise But guys, I think we’re done in here. This was such a special room. What do you guys think? As usual we play with Floorplan and we took her bed out of the corner made it more of a moment in the middle of the room The biggest difference in here obviously came from this Amazing built-in which I just think gives the room such a custom look and guys It was inexpensive And Joey just needed with plywood and some screws and a drill and paint and it just gives her a place to display all her Trophies because whoa she’s a lot of trophies props Bennett and Obviously this bedding is bringing in some color, but it’s a very gentle room I know Bennett wanted something peaceful with bohemian accents and really just an Organized look and we’ve got our amazing macrame now over there We took a cue from Bennett’s DIY and we’re just amplifying it now kind of finishing what she started I love the pendant light over there That’s obviously such a fun way to have a Bedside lamp and there’s a little switch on for her to turn it off and we have the stools here as part of This built-in design So when she has her friends over she can pull those out for extra seating and Obviously use the one over there for the keyboard and she’s got this great closet here with the sliding doors So we mounted the TV in her closet, which is such a much of better use of space now The TV just isn’t out amongst the room She can close the closet when she’s not watching it open it and watch it directly from her bed the whole music area With her keyboard, her records are nearby.
I think it just is super inspiring over there And obviously the feature art over the keyboard is in honor of Arbor and her memory in this room and Just celebrating the music that Bennett is gonna play and yes, we got her desk over here Just ready for the homework Because she is a tween a growing tween and she’s got a lot of homework and a lot of growing to do in this room And honoring her love of soccer. I am obsessed with the small soccer ball. I love how it turned out And of course, we have our thrift store things like hello the popcorn I put her wand in the popcorn container I mean one of my favorite moments ever. Okay guys I think it looks really good in here I’m so so excited for her and her mom to see this room and I really really really hope that they love it.
So oh Okay Now close your eyes we’re gonna put you in the room You’ve seen the drill. Alright on the count of three. One…..Two……Three! Oh my goodness Oh my god I know it’s a lot to take in when you first open your eyes my goodness that was Inspired by your DIY that you started. Oh, yeah. I mean obviously this isn’t the same one. Yeah I took inspiration from that and then look at that Do you like that? That’s so cute. Oh, it looks like a soccer ball I’m shaking a little bit. I’m shaking too! I get so excited No, this looks like this looks so much better than I expected I had no idea it would even look like this It looks so good I love decorating with gold and thank you for being such a winner I think they’re mostly Participation We found a place to put your TV where it doesn’t have to be out in the room because to watch So I painted this for you obviously but also for Arbor for her memory right? My Interpretation of this is that rather than the notes being on the music staff That they’re on the tree instead.
So it’s like you’re keeping her memory alive with your music. Thank you So you’re you don’t have a stool here, but We have these little things tucked away Also for your friends to hang out Over there too so you can pull it out you can sit Yeah, and you can tuck it away so that it’s easier to move around in here. This is so Wow Like I’ve been having like dreams like oh my gosh What is it gonna look like and there’s been so many things and this looks like so much better than anything I’m so happy you like it Should we show your mom? Yeah Giver the Mr. Kate treatment? Yeah One Two Three and open! Oh my gosh I did this watercolor art because of course, obviously we wanted to make sure that the memory of Arbor in this room, is still there You got a clean desk to work on For all that homework that just started.
The note card set you can like decorate with these All the little touches. I love the trophy shelf Yeah And I think having the bed out open like this just makes it more inviting So when your friends are over you guys hang out on the bed like having both sides to access it Plus the stools plus your chair, like now you have seating or those can even be little side tables for drinks, etc You know. Also we did all of this for 400 bucks We had $300 and Kate pulled the golden ticket which gave her an extra hundred But I wanted to get you like the new dresser and side table and the nice bedding Thank you it looks fantastic.
It’s amazing. I’m so glad that you love it We’ll leave you guys here cuz this is it, we’re done Enjoy, thank you so much Bennett Thank you. This was so special. You guys enjoy It is just fantastic Okay yay yay Bennett loved it. That was so special Obviously, this was a very emotional episode for me I’m a big sister And you know I just took this really seriously to make sure that that room was special for Bennett also honoring Arbor’s memory So I’m just still glad that she liked and her mom liked it and everything Guys big thumbs up For Kate, that was a great room Thumbs up for Joey for that Built in Like that was so cool Big thumbs up and big thanks to the Art Institutes for sponsoring today’s video Guys creative weirdos Art Institutes.
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10 DIY Cabinet Ideas for Small Bedroom
March 31, 2019
Having some cabinets to organize the things in your small bedroom is not a top-notch idea. Their bulky size definitely gobbles up the valuable space in your tiny bedroom. But, that won’t be a big deal if you can make your own cabinets that fit snugly into your bedroom. If you are looking for some DIY cabinet ideas, you’ve come to the right place as I’ve listed 10 cabinet ideas for small bedroom that are DIY-friendly. 10. Turn it into a Loft Bed Loft bed is the best solution for any bedroom with very limited space. By going vertical, you will have more space to move through so the bedroom will become more comfortable and spacious, just like this loft bed. These cabinets fit perfectly with this tiny bedroom. The first thing you need to do is measuring the width of your bedroom thoroughly. Then, you can make the cabinet frame. You will also need to make the bed frame that holds the bed in place.
9. Space-Saving Cabinets for Those who Share a Room When two users share a room, it means double mess. But sharing a room is not always a bad idea because it can be so much fun. All you need to do to maintain the fun while eliminating the mess is by making cabinets that can accommodate all the stuff without compromising the space. Shoving the cabinets and beds against the wall is the best way to create more space in the middle. Don’t forget to make use of every space you have including the corners of your bedroom by making corner cabinets. Raising your bed a few inches off the ground allows you to have more space underneath, which means you can make some drawers for more storage solutions. 8. A Comfortable Nook Cabinets with built-in bed can be a great nook for reading or taking a nap. It might be rather tricky, but it doesn’t mean you can’t tackle it. You can always seek some assistance if you can’t do it yourself. The first thing you need to do is making the frame where the bed nests. The frame will also support the upper cabinets that will be installed right under the ceiling.
You will also need to make some niches on the support frame so they can host your books and any item that deserves displaying. 7. Replace the Footboard with Cabinets You probably have been advised to rip your headboard and footboard off for many times. Well, some people think that downsizing the furniture and some add-ons is the safe bet when it comes to an undersized bedroom. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of ripping the footboard off, you can replace it with cabinets. It is an easy project as you will only need to make some cabinets and install them to replace the footboard. To make these cabinets, you will need some plywood, screws, pocket hole jig, and some other materials.
You might want to reinforce joints of the cabinets using corner brackets. 6. Make Use Every Space You Have Every inch counts in a small bedroom. Therefore, don’t let the walls and the space under the bed leave wasted. And to achieve this goal, you will need to install wall mounted cabinets. You do not need to make sophisticated cabinets. Some simple ones that look like cubes will do in a pinch. You can either ditch or install the cabinet doors. But for an easier access and a more stylist look, you can try removing the doors. 5. Try Sliding Doors The ubiquitous cabinets usually feature pull-out doors that take up more space which makes your bedroom look more cramped.
Why don’t you try replacing the door of your cabinets with sliding doors? Sliding door requires sliding door track that enables it to move aside rather than forward, which means you won’t sacrifice any space. This cabinet, for example, offers you ample storage space without seizing extra space. Besides having sliding doors, it has open shelves on one side that can help you store books and decorative items so you can grab them easily.
4. Incorporate Murphy Bed to The Cabinets The great thing about a murphy bed is it can be hidden away when you are not using it so you can maintain the clean floorspace. You can find the steps of making a murphy bed from scratch on the internet, or you can add a twist to an existing bed frame by removing one of its legs, installing the struts, and attaching the frame to your cabinet.
3. Use a Headboard that Features Cabinets This headboard packs a lot of storage space for your small bedroom. It has plenty drawers at the back side of the headboard that you can use to store socks, jewellery, and underwear while you have some cabinets and foldable side table at the front side. The way you make this headboard is exactly the same as the way you made the common cabinets. You can begin with cutting the boards and making the cabinet frame. Then, install the drawer slides to the frame and each drawer.
For the foldable side table, you’re gonna need to attach a board with hinges that allow you to fold it. 2. Upcycle Fancy Drawers Drawers and cabinets with curvy edges and sophisticated details can be outdated for some people. But you can turn it into an epic headboard that is not only chic but also functional. You simply need to sand and paint the drawers and cabinets the colour of your choice, replace the pulls if necessary, and attach them in the place of your headboard. Before we get to number 1, I suggest you to press subscribe button if this channel is new to you. Get new updates automatically every time I upload new video and let’s find out last idea sitting on our top chart. 1. Anchor the Bed Sometimes placing the bed in the middle of the bedroom is worth trying as you can have more space on both sides of the bed.
To balance the look, you can place two cabinets on the right and left side so it will look like the bed is anchored with them. Now you know that having cabinets in your small bedroom is not always a horrible idea. There will be always the ways to keep them without sacrificing the space. Therefore, you should give these ideas a shot! That’s it for now, before you leave, like this video (if you truly enjoy it), comment it, or share it with anyone close to you in your social media account or email list. Browse and follow Simphome website for more home décor and makeover ideas. Lastly, see you again later with more video like this in a near future. And, Until that time….
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10 Bedroom Ideas for Small Sleeping Room Owners
March 26, 2019
Sleeping time should be the most relaxing time for you. But who would sleep comfortably in a small and crammed room? A small bedroom can ruin your sleep which eventually ruins your day. Unfortunately, you have no choice but dwelling in a small apartment with a small bedroom since a bigger one can cost you a fortune. Well, it means you have no other choice but putting up with the small space and using some smart tips to make it feel more comfortable. And this is your lucky day as I’ve listed 10 ideas for homeowners who have to sleep in a small bedroom. As usual, this list is crafted for you by simphome.com 10. Use Curtains and Shelf as Room Dividers One of the best ways to make your small bedroom look and feel comfortably sized is by forgoing the wall separating the bedroom and living room.
However, this action also entails a drawback. You will have to compromise your ultimate privacy. You can stick to this idea by having a room divider. Room dividers come in a wide array of designs and sizes. Instead of picking the one that will only better the look of your bedroom, opt for a shelf that incorporates additional storage space and functions as a perfect room divider as well. If it is not enough, try adding a curtain to cover the other side of your bed so you can get your privacy you need. 9. Stick to White Hues Besides the space-saving furniture, another thing that plays a crucial role in a small bedroom is the colour hues. Darker colours like black might make your bedroom look bolder, but it will make your bedroom look more crammed and confined too. Instead of black, try painting your bedroom white. White hues can help you trick the eyes so you will think that your bedroom is bigger than it really is. Besides, white is a neutral colour. You can pair it with a few tints of any colour of your choice to make it less stark.
8. Invest in a Bed Frame with Built-In Drawers You can’t have many pieces of furniture in your small bedroom. Therefore, you need to invest in a piece of multipurpose furniture just like a bed frame that features built-in drawers. This bed frame allows you to store your clothes, shoes, or any other thing without cramming your bedroom or make is look messy. You can get this bed frame in the home improvement store near you or you can always make it yourself to save more bucks.
7. Be Creative with Wall-Mounted Shelves Wall-mounted shelves are your safe bet as they can help you organize things while keeping your floorspace clean, which is good for a space-challenged bedroom. You can find many wall-mounted shelves at IKEA, but it is always a great idea to make the shelves yourself as you can cut down on more expenses as well as getting the shelves that suit your style and personality well. Honeycomb shelves, for instance, can be a best choice as they are easy to make and provide ample storage space for your decorative plants or books. To make a honeycomb shelf like this, you’re going to need 1”x4” woods, staple gun, wood glue, sponge brush, and paint. For a cheaper one, you can glue a bunch of popsicle sticks together to form a honeycomb shelf. It is much easier and cheaper too. Besides the honeycomb shelves, you can make triangle, round, or even Batman shelves. They not only help you keep things tidy but also decorate your bedroom nicely.
6. Incorporate Another Purpose A nightstand is one of the must-have items in a bedroom since it holds your table lamp in place so you can get sufficient light when reading something on your bed. However, a nightstand can take up the floorspace. Instead of a nightstand, you can replace it with a wall-mounted shelf over your bed. What about the table lamp? Don’t worry! You can swap it with two or three LED lights attached on the shelf. Now you can still have enough light without having a table lamp on your nightstand.
5. Swap the Headboard with Mural Art A headboard is actually a decorative item that accentuates your bed. It will make your bed look more elegant and stylish. But if you have an undersized bedroom, keeping your bulky headboard is not a good idea. Try replacing your headboard with mural arts. Mural art works better than a headboard. It can draw the eyes to the focal point without gobbling up your limited space. Besides, it’s a fun activity that you can do with your family members. Just explore your imagination and begin to make a masterpiece in your bedroom. 4. A Side Table with Storage Space Instead of a Nightstand Why do you have to keep a table that can only hold your glasses and table lamp if you can have more than that? Opt for a side table that features some drawers or a cabinet to hold your table lamp.
The storage space offered by the side table enables you to stash books or even chips in case you want to grab some snack before sleeping. 3. Place the Bed Against the Window A focal point is also important even for a small bedroom. You can’t just brush over it. But you also need to use your wall space wisely as every inch counts in a small bedroom. Therefore, placing your bed against the windows will help you solve this problem. The windows and curtains come as a natural focal point for your bedroom. And the good news is you don’t waste your wall space. 2. Suspended Side Table Sleeping in an attic bedroom is a blessing in disguise because the low ceiling allows you to make this wonderful side table. To make this side table, you only need to drill three holes on a piece of wood. Make sure the holes have the same width as the ropes. Then insert the ropes through each hole and make a knot on each rope. After that, screw an S hook on the ceiling and knot three ropes around the hook. Done. And lastly number 1. A Mirror Wall idea It is common for a small bedroom to have a full-length mirror because it can reflect the light and make it look more spacious and airier.
You can try covering your wall with a huge mirror to get more light. Just place it at the opposite side from the window so it can reflect the natural light better and your job is done. Leaving you with cleaning chores every new week or so. So, having a small bedroom is not the end of the world. In fact, you can do various fun activities there and to turn it into the most comfortable place for you and anyone you want to spend your rest of your life with.
That’s it. Next time we are going to learn about “10 Bedroom Ideas for Small Sleeping Room Owners”. .
Hacks For Arranging Your Bedroom
March 25, 2019
Home is where the heart is — but what if your home doesn’t feel quite as homey as you’d like? According to the pros, the most important part of your home is your bedroom. So here are your expert-approved hacks for creating the dreamiest space around! Start with the bed Numerous experts recommend starting with bed placement and then arranging everything else around it. California-based designer, Becki Owens, tells Apartment Therapy the best place for the bed is usually “…your longest uninterrupted wall.” “Don’t be afraid to put your bed up against a window if necessary.” “The aim here is to make the bed a focal point of the room.” Libby McMillan, editor at Apartment Guide, recommends also asking yourself whether or not you like to watch TV in bed.
Try out different arrangements until you land on one that works for you. Focus on symmetry Anna Shiwlall, a California-based interior designer, says, “Symmetry is key. Giving the space visual balance calms the mind and makes the room much more comfortable and livable.” So while you can always pop in matching night tables and reading lamps, she’s also got a few tricks up her sleeve, saying, “You can give the illusion that there’s another window by adding a mirror that’s the same size on the other side of your bed. It gives great symmetry and opens up the space.” According to Nebraska-based interior designer, Genevieve Wilhelm, the placement of the bed also affects lines of sight. She says, “I always try and place the bed so that you see the front of it when entering the room. I think it’s great to come in and see a bed face-on instead of walking into the side of it.” Hit the sheets According to Terry Cralle, a registered nurse who works with the Better Sleep Council, good bedding is a worthy investment.
She says, “We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, and that sleep is fundamental to our functioning: our health, our general well-being, our success, our quality of life.” When it comes to sheets, Stephen Cardino home fashion director at Macy’s, tells Real Simple that 100 percent Egyptian cotton is the most top-of-the-line option, and notes that 100 percent pima cotton is the second best option, saying, “Egyptian cotton’s long fibers produce sheets that are thin and sumptuous yet extremely strong and long-lasting.” Maximize storage Especially if your room is small, HGTV’s experts say furniture with built-in storage gets you more bang for your buck. UK interior stylist, Ana Zuravliova, recommends Ikea shelves like the Kallax line that “…can be painted and personalized, so you can create a piece of furniture that’s personal to you, as well as enabling you to organize your room better.” Additionally, Nick Fu, owner of a home furnishing company in Washington D.C., says, “If you’re limited for floor space, will take up less space in the room.” “Build shelves on your walls, use closet organizers that hang for shoes and shirts, and utilize bookcases with multiple levels to showcase pictures and other personal items.” Use soothing colors Genevieve Wilhelm achieves a calm, serene bedroom environment with a “Monochromatic color palette, soft grays, whites, light blues.” The benefit of working off a neutral base, Wilhelm says, is that you can then “Swap out with different seasons or trends because main investment pieces are neutral.” Zuravliova also notes, “White and light colors work well with a warm accent, like blush, rust, or deep teal.
All of these shades are trending at the moment.” Mix textures San Francisco-based designer Alice Chiu also recommends adding depth to your bedroom by mixing in different fabric textures. She says, “Texture helps to transform light and adds dimension to a space. Rough and coarse textures reflect less light and feel warmer, so adding a fleece blanket, mohair throw pillows, or a shag rug to your bedroom will help make it more inviting.” Play with light You can also add depth, warmth, and trendy accents to your room by incorporating different types of lighting. Chiu says, “A poorly lit room comes across as unpleasant and not inviting. Include different layers of light from ceiling lights to table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces… Adding a combination of light sources helps make the space more warm, cozy, and cheerful.” Add some feng shui Interior designer and feng shui master Catherine Brophy tells Real Simple that feng shui is “A practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening inside us. The purpose of feng shui is to get your environment in alignment with who you are and where you want to go — to harmonize your energy with your home’s energy.” According to Brophy, it’s important to carefully consider “…what you bring in, how you arrange your rooms, and how you maintain the place.” “Everything has energy…
Feng shui helps guide that energy and lets it flow freely throughout your home.” Make sure there are clear paths from place to place in each room, as well as incorporating a mix of shapes. As Brophy explains, “Squares represent earth; rectangles, wood; triangles, fire. Round and oval items represent metal. will feel most balanced if it includes all of them.” As life coach and Oprah contributor Martha Beck puts it, “Your surroundings are an expression of your inner state. You can’t change your life without changing your stuff, and you can’t change your stuff without changing your life. I now fill my rooms with things that energize and delight me. Mostly.” Thanks for watching! Click the List icon to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Plus, check out this other cool stuff we know you’ll love too! .
How to distribute Your Kid’s Bedroom Furniture
March 9, 2019
Presenter: what’s the perfect position of the crib and the bassinet? And the place will have to we put them to promote excellent rest for our little one? The informed guide in Feng-Shui, Ana Postigo, tells us. Ana: From the factor of view of Feng-Shui, it’s not constant, it isn’t harmonious, having him in a crib too enormous when the child barely weighs 3 kilos. The youngster is going to get lost, as he’s used to being in the womb and being good includedâ¨ and he may end up pressured.â¨ therefore, we resolve the difficulty by using putting him in a bassinet like this. It’s some thing between a crib and little smaller. This may be extra suitable.<br><br>The child is blanketed; he can stability together with his possess motion,â¨â¨ and on this case, â¨ it has an extraordinarily proper color seeing that it’s a color that we call neutral. A neutral colours is a colour that has no way over different colours.â¨ It does no longer have fiery colours.â¨â¨ It does no longer have extra land colors.â¨â¨ It does not have extra water colours.â¨â¨ as a result it is a colour that can be used each for boys and for ladies.â¨ it can be a beautiful colour, which can be very wellknown and one we are able to use to have our infants calmed.â¨â¨ if you happen to do not know what element number it has, given that we have no method of figuring out this, no,â¨ it would be very main.â¨â¨ And a different factor that is very most important from the factor of view of a baby, is the swinging movement.â¨â¨ The infants within the womb are used to move with the mom.â¨ and so they go far and wide with her.â¨â¨ zero:01:27â¨Then, repeatedly, most effective with a bit motion, they consider like they’re at home.â¨â¨ that is what it is about, â¨ that newborns feel at home once they simply come into the sector.<br><br>And from there, as they develop and without doubt the baby outgrows the crib,â¨â¨ he goes from his nest, to the crib, the place he must be.â¨â¨ If we appear on the hospitals, â¨ the nests or bassinets they have for the toddlers are very tiny.â¨ They don’t have gigantic bassinets due to the fact they wish to recreate the womb and to have the child calmed.â¨ And with that, we will accomplish it. 00:02:03.360,00:00:00.000 .
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