Nemi Lindbergs. Bedroom. November 18th , 2017.
When it comes to bedroom decor, nightstands are as necessary as they are stylish. A place to set the alarm clock, cell phone and lamp, they can also hold favorite books and magazines that are read before bed. Yet often these small furnishings get overlooked. After all, a bedside chair or other compact item can pass as a nightstand, as well as a couple of stacked cinder blocks.
We always wish we had more space to work with when decorating our home or planning for a new one. For some reason, as a race we seem to be constantly short of both space and time! That aside, it does help when you can bring in décor that cuts back on the used square footage, multitasks or even disappears into the walls when not needed. In case of the bedroom it is often Murphy beds, loft beds and sliding closet doors that enhance its ergonomics and save space. But every little detail from the arrangement of the bed to lighting can turn that small bedroom into a seemingly spacious setting.
Lighting in the small bedroom involves creating different layers of illumination with each one complementing the other. Even though recessed lights set the mood and overall ambiance of the room, bring in small sconces or even slim floor lamps for that lovely bedside lighting. If you are a booklover, then flexible and slim sconce lights are indeed a practical choice. Others can go down the route of bedside pendant lighting that saves spaces and brings incandescent beauty to the modern bedroom.
It is white and blue that traditionally ushers in the magic of sun, sand and surf into your bedroom. But go down a different route this summer and replace the white in that equation with far more exciting shades of gray. Apart from giving your nautical or coastal style bedroom a fresh, new look, replacing white with gray gives you greater decorating freedom and a chance to try out newer shades of blue. In fact, you can fill the backdrop with light gray and maybe even a hint of white and use pops of teal, turquoise or periwinkle for greater visual impact. From bedding and drapes to a complete bedroom furniture set in blue, a gray background lets you switch between hues with ease.
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