Bedroom Furnishing

Furnishing a bedroom from afresh can be a daunting prospect, however design wise, these days pretty much anything goes. Adding a beautifully crafted lamp and expensive designer bed linen will draw the eye away from a mass manufactured wardrobe and bedside table, or a plain looking bed.

Mixing and matching is perfectly acceptable, gone are the days when the bedroom ‘set’ needs to match the vanity, it all depends on how creative and imaginative we can be when choosing a look for the bedroom.

For those who have neither the creativity nor the time to indulge in fantastical ideas, matching bedroom units are a simple yet effective way of furnishing your room, the advantage of this means the style of the soft furnishings, wallpaper, and accessories, can be changed on a whim, to create a whole new look. You can also look carefully at the floor you are choosing, as this is one area worth making an investment in.

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Always choose the best bed you can afford. Money spent on a good base and a perfect mattress with plenty of support for your back will result in much more efficient sleep. If ornate beds are not your style, buy plain but then choose a headboard that fits in with the rest of the room. A headboard really can transform an otherwise standard looking divan bed into something a little bit more designer.

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As mentioned, this is one area worth making an investment in as it is something you will probably keep forever. Solid wood flooring is a great way to literally match any style, from contemporary to vintage. These days it comes in a range of styles, from rustic to more sophisticated, and offers you an easy clean, easy maintenance option that will work whether you are styling a room for a child, a teenager, or as a haven for a couple.

Wardrobes
Once a bed has been chosen, the second most important piece of furniture to buy is the wardrobe. This should be as large as possible without dominating the room. Consider a wardrobe which compromises drawers, hanger space and if possible a shelf or two. Shelves can be used for folded bed linen and towels,bulky items that can take up a lot of drawer space.

Bedside table

When choosing a bedside table it is best to have one at bed height, so it easy to reach night-lights and alarm clocks. A chest of drawers should match your wardrobe, unless you are willing to pay for unique design or perhaps re-vamp an old one yourself, thus making a feature and an object of desire that stands alone as a beautiful piece.

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Extras
If you have the room for a chair in the bedroom, why not think about a futon chair or a chair bed? An extra bed is ideal for guests and perfect for children’s bedrooms. Strategically placed mirrors will reflect light and open up the room, smaller spaces will benefit greatly from one or more mirrors on the walls.

Whatever design is finally chosen for the bedroom furniture, think storage first and foremost, even the plainest bedroom furniture can be complemented with a few choice accessories, stylish wallpaper and funky soft furnishings.

Storage And Your Fashion Wardrobe

Creating a fashionable and stylish wardrobe requires you to know what will work best for you. Understanding how factors such as your lifestyle and personal sense of style influence your fashion will make shopping for clothes much easier and more enjoyable. But you also need to consider that you may already have the perfect wardrobe nestling amongst all your ‘stuff’, so you may need to take a look at what you already have before you buy more.

Using a Storage Unit

First things first, you need to sort those wardrobe and drawers to see what you already have in your arsenal. Declutter your space so you can see what you’ve got, and get rid of anything that no longer fits, or you no longer wear. Once you have done this, sort out your seasons and store clothes that you wont’t be wearing for three months or more. More and more people continue to use storage units for storing their clothing because they simply require more space. Storage units like Now Storage Swindon offer a safe, clean and practical solution to your lack of space, with storage units are designed to protect your items from the elements and keep them in pristine condition. Units are padlocked and secure, monitored by CCTV cameras 24 hours a day, and have 7 days a week access.

Labels

Although you may be aware of what you place in your storage units, you may find it difficult to remember where you placed various items after a period of time. Avoid the challenge of struggling to find your items when you need them by placing labels on everything. You can also include a checklist that will let you know where everything is.

Now you’ve sorted, what else should you consider?

Fashion Makeover

Fashion makeovers are most effective once your closet is organized. With your out of season clothes out of the way, you can organise by colour or by day/evening wear. An organised wardrobe not only saves you time, but money as well. Your wardrobe forms the basis of being able to create your own unique style. Trends give you inspiration and ideas that you can include in your closet.

Standing out from everyone else is a worthwhile challenge. Keep up with the latest fashionable trends by determining which trends suit you before updating your closet. Maintain an up-to-date wardrobe by ensuring that you in invest in the season’s essentials. There are various places where you can find trendy clothing items and accessories.

Trends and Originality

Fashion involves implementing various trends while maintaining originality and ensuring that your clothes highlight your best features. Accentuate you natural attributes by determining the colors that look good on you, dressing appropriately for your body type, choosing the right accessories and combining various stylish outfits.

 

Accessories

Accessories are vital for a fashionable appearance. Timeless accessories such as shoes, scarves, hats, belts and handbags can instantly transform your outfits. Accessories also enable you to create different looks affordably while providing additional style and originality to your overall appearance.

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We Need To Talk About Savvy Shopping!

Do you adore shopping like me? Some people see it as a sport, even a hobby? Even if you don’t love to shop, you’ll still need to buy things at some point. So check out my tips for savvy shoppers below and get the most for your money.

Your Credit Cards

Many of your purchases, particularly when you are shopping online, are made on credit cards. This seems to be a good thing, you have protection if your items don’t turn up, and can then pay on a buy now pay later basis. But is this really such a good idea, and how much do you actually end up spending on your item? The answer is that this is fine if you pay off what you owe at the end of each month. If you don’t, your payments could actually be made up more of interest than actually paying off your balance, and that balance will grow every week. Use Calculator.Me to find out how much you are actually paying in interest each month, they have a credit card payment calculator which can show some quite shocking results and may encourage you to switch to a much lower interest credit card.

 

Loyalty Scheme

Another thing that savvy shoppers do is take advantage of stores loyalty schemes. It is always worth signing up for a shops loyalty scheme, especially if you shop there regularly. You’d be surprised at how many reward points you can collect over time. Maximize your points by combining them with other offers to get the best use out of them

Voucher Codes

Coupon and Voucher codes are a great way to be savvy when you are shopping. They can save you money on the item, get you items free or even provide you with free delivery.

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You can use coupons in store. Clip and organize them before you go, and make a list of the items and the amounts that you are aiming for. Some people even get into extreme couponing and managed to get their weekly shop entirely free of charge.

Another way to use coupons and voucher codes is when shopping online. Always do a quick search for coupons codes before you complete your purchase, as you never know what discounts you could be missing out on. Vouchers and discount codes can enable you to buy a better quality of the product because of the reduced price.

Sales

Savvy shoppers always make use of the sales. Unless you are just going to grab any old bargain, it’s best to have an idea of the sort of thing that you have in mind, otherwise, it can be too tempting to buy something you don’t need, just because it has a massive price reduction.

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A good technique is to look at and make a note of the full price items that you like. Then go straight to those when the sales starts. This means you are saving money on items that you would probably get anyway.