Folky Florals

So winter is upon us, but there is no reason why the deeper shades of spring can’t be used in the home, they really do make the most of the darker months.  Think along the lines of pinks, purples and reds, with a splash of palm leaf green.  These colours are ideal for infusing into the bedroom.  Look towards plain pieces of bedroom furniture as the main accent will be the depth of soft furnishings.

Cleverly intersperse floral patterns amongst bold purple bedspreads, by using cushions and updating the curtains.  You can also bring the floral accent in by making use of floral china or ornaments decorated with flourishes of pink and cream. If you want a more long term effect, artificial flowers will carry on the look throughout the winter months without you having to worry about constantly replacing.

If your budget doesn’t stretch to replacing wardrobes, then think about how a folksy look works with mismatched pieces of furniture, the key is to ensure there is a singular theme running through, in this case it would be floral and purple, so even adding a patterned rug will get your bedroom folky.

Crystal Lights

There is always a way to glam up a room on a small budget and crystal or faux crystal chandeliers’ are an ideal way to create that extra bit luxury on a winters day. They are ideal for bedrooms, the lounge or dining area, if you are feeling a little more extravagant you could even think about the bathroom adorning a touch of opulence.

As with all things, chandeliers’ have a variety of budgets, but you could also make your own, by using your current lightshade and attaching crystals so they hang from the bottom and sparkle when the lights are on. Very easy to do and you can pick the crystals up from online auctions or jewellery making sites.

You could even spruce up your tired bedside lamps with crystals, there is such a variety for you to choose from you could even match your colour scheme. Some are available for you to stick directly to cloth, while others come with pre-drilled holes for you to sew or use a fine wire to attach the stones. The end result will be an original design, suited to you and will give that extra bit of sparkle over the dreary months of winter.

Messy Bedside Cabinets & Drawers

The staple of any bedroom, aside from the bed is the bedside cabinet or chest of drawers, useful storage, a great place to for resting a glass of water or a morning cup of tea on a Sunday.  However, they can get overlooked, as they aren’t the largest piece of furniture in the bedroom, but they are probably the one piece of furniture you look at before sleep and when you wake up in the morning, thanks to the alarm clock or bedside lamp.  It makes sense to have them looking their best.

Nowadays you are more likely to find a large amount of gadgets by the side of the bed from mobile phones to kindles, including charging units.  There is also the odd coins found in pockets, not forgetting receipts that need keeping, the bedside cabinet is an easy place to put these items until needed, but it’s not the most pleasant of sights when waking.

The easiest way around mess, is to make sure your bedroom cabinet has drawers, even better if the drawers fit a sock tidy, as each little compartment can house those bits which can get scattered around the room or fall down the back of furniture.  Gadget chargers easily fit alongside jewellery and coins.  This will leave the top of the unit available for a more accessorised feel, possibly for some flowers or a decorative ornament, a much more pleasing sight to eyes in the morning.