Monday, October 27, 2014

Decorating Ideas: Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

I decided to update my guest bedroom by removing all of the furniture and then create a space that would make my small bedroom look bigger.

My guest bedroom is very small and there is only room for a twin sized bed.  Right now I have a bed, night stand and dresser with mirror and it is difficult to walk around the furniture. 

Here is a bedroom set that I created at Polyvore it shows how the built-in shelves and cabinets are great way to save on space.  I accessorized this bedroom with some pretty vintage pink rose accessories from zazzle see them bellow.

When everything was removed from the room I asked my husband to make me some white shutters for the double windows so I could remove the drapes because they were making the room look smaller. 

Then husband built raised cabinetry with doors and shelves for books or collectibles that flanked both sides of the window. By doing this he created storage space for folded sweaters, T-shirts of pants and he also created a feature area for the room.

My plan was to keep this bedroom bright and airy with plenty of natural light I used the same twin bed, however, I painted the wood frame white and husband built wood drawers that fit under the bed.  These drawers eliminated the need for any other clothes storage furniture.  He also remodeling the closet by closing off one side and turning this area into a small built-in desk with cabinet above. 

A white nightstand was added along with a bedside table lamp, I also added a chair in the corner and area rung covered the hardwood floors.

When the remodeling of this bedroom was completed I then decorated with pastel girly accessories and full length ornate antique mirror that would serve as a dressing area and mirror also made the room look bigger. 

The sage green walls with the white wood trim made the small bedroom looked larger and all of my guests have remarked about the coziness of the room.

Here are some bedroom accessories that I like as I think they will compliment the room.  All were found at

Vintage Rose Throw Pillows for Bedroom

Vintage Rose Lighting for Bedroom

Vintage Pink Rose Keepsake or Jewelry Box

Woven Vintage Rose Throw Blanket

Paris Vintage Pink Roses Throw Blanket
Paris Vintage Pink Roses Throw Blanket by 13MoonshineDesigns
Browse Vintage Throw Blankets

Here is a video that will show you how to make a small room look bigger

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Modern Masculine Man Cave Decor Ideas

Recently my husband took an interest in the appearance of our home by announcing that he wanted to update a room in our finished basement.   He said he needed his own space and I liked that he is being creative.  I agreed to help him with picking out accessories for his ultra modern black theme man cave and we would work together on the home improvement.

Before begining this cosmetic remodeling we needed to determine the location.  A man’s room should be away from the beaten path and we decided that husband’s room would be best suited in the finished basement, as it would provide him with a large space and privacy for his pool table, TV and ample seating; sofas and chairs.

My husband favorite artist is Peter Max so the art for the walls will be abstract.  He also likes black leather sofas that have a modern design; primary colors black, gray, white and accent colors; red, blue, yellow or purple.’

Husband will shop for the modern masculine furniture and I will shop for the room accents / accessories.  

Here is a modern man black living area that I created at Polyvore.  I used the colors and the style of furniture,  accessories and wall art that my husband likes and showed to him.  He said I nailed it because that was the look that he desired for his mancave.   

First stop because the quality is excellent, they have fantastic sales and I know of many talented artists. Here are some accessories that I found that I think will complement a modern masculine man cave.

Abstract Art for Walls

Throw Pillows