Monday, January 6, 2014

9 Ways to Makeover With Bedspreads

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A bedroom makeover is not a cheap process and it can feel like a daunting prospect, especially if you are working with a restricted budget, as most of us are these days! However, it is possible to revamp your room relatively cheaply, by just making one or two small changes. The best way to see the maximum benefit of such a change is to use your bed as your palette, the background against which you set your entire décor theme.



1. Have options!

Choose two or three highly contrasted themes for your bedroom’s décor, and make the major differences in those themes work around your bedding. In this way you can simply change your bed-clothes and have the entire look and feel of the bedroom change to an alternative theme. This theme can then be highlighted and enhanced with other small accessories, such as tiebacks, a vase of flowers or even a careful choice of bedside table ornament. 


2. Texture adds Interest


Textured bedding adds a depth of greater interest to any décor theme, highlighting certain colours choices and drawing the eye towards the fabric. Even if you are not fond of textured fabrics such as chenille, candlewick and brocade, why not purchase just one set of textured bedding and try it out the next time you feel like a change? You may be pleasantly surprised by the result!



3. Appealing Throws and Cushions
Add throws and cushions to your bed for some welcoming charm and appeal. There is something about lots of pillows and cushions on a bed that makes it seem very inviting, while warm and snuggly throws positively invite you to lie down cosily for a short while.







4. Out with the Old!
Refresh your bedding often, brutally throwing away any old, faded or torn bedding. There is nothing more uncomfortable that scratchy old bed linen, especially when it is dotted about with worn patches and holes – and it does not look very good either!


5. Quality of Bedspread Tells
Always choose the best quality bedding that you can afford. Good quality fabrics last much longer and stay in better condition than cheaper fabrics, and will actually be a more economical purchase in the long run. Apart from this, better quality fabrics hold on to their colours and add a subtle but noticeable air of luxury to every bedroom. Because I never compromise on quality, I always go for Yorkshire Linen Co. for nice bedspreads.






6. Match To Décor
Choose bedding that goes very well with the furniture and décor scheme that you have in mind for your bedroom. Make sure that your preferred bedding will work well with the furniture and accessories that you have chosen for your room. If they do not work together the room will look scrappy and poorly planned.




7. Light It Up
Make sure your bedding is beautifully offset by your bedroom’s lighting. Choose soft lights that illuminate, rather than hard lights that dazzle and glare and the entire room will instantly look more welcoming and inviting.



8. Accessorize
Team a certain set of bedding with a set number of accessories. These can include pot plants, flower vases, colourful ornaments and even pieces of art. Having these small items to use in conjunction with that particular set of bedding can go a long way to creating the perfect décor scheme for your room, one that is easily changed for another, equally attractive and ridiculously easy to achieve! My utmost favorite for getting bedroom accessories is Aspace.



9. Make it you!
This is perhaps the most important feature of bedroom makeovers! If your bedroom does not appeal to you in every way, you will not feel comfortable or safe in there. Choose colours and accessories that appeal to you and this certainly applies to bedding too – after all, you will be wrapping that bedding around yourself at a time of the day when you are at your most vulnerable. If you are not comfortable in your bedroom, no-one else can be…




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22 comments:

  1. I don't usually go crazy over decorating posts, but yours was really wonderful and the photos truly added to the message. Even a non-home-decorating person like me could understand it! Thanks! I have pinned this to my "home" board on Pinterest.

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  2. Hey Bonnie,
    I am so delighted and grateful to know that you liked all the tips and the post. Makes me stand tall to hear this. I am very grateful to Darlene for letting my voice across. Thanks for pinning aswell :)

    Love Kathy

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  4. Love this! Great ideas! Thank you for sharing on Whatever Wednesday @ Thank You Honey.

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  5. Great post. It seems I'm always redecorating one of the bedrooms in my house. I love textures, they do so much for a room.

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  6. Thanks a bunch everyone for liking my ideas. These comments mean the world to me. Keep smiling and keep it crafty :D

    Kathy x

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  8. these are wonderful ideas and suggestions! I would love it if you would link up to our party! http://www.mycraftilyeverafter.com/2014/01/07/awesome-things-tuesday-8/

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  9. i love how a breadspread can change a room. we like to keep walls neutral and change out bedding when we need an update. thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party.

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  10. A great post! So glad I saw it on the Dear Creatives.com Linky Party for today. No. 9 is definitely my style! All comfy and casual, except it needs a coupla kitties on the bed!

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  11. Really lovely, thank you for stopping and sharing it with us at #WWDParty. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Making over my bed is my favorite way to freshen up our room! Thanks for sharing all these ideas with us over at the weekend wind-down party! I am now following all of your social media platforms! :)

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  13. Oh I love the blankets in the contrasting colors photo.... gorgeous!!! Thanks for linking up with us at our Weekend Wind-Down Party!

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  14. I love all of the different looks. They are so pretty.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing them with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  16. Thanks for sharing your post at the HomeAcre Hop!
    Sandra

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  17. You were featured on Link'n Blogs! Check back Thursday to see your feature and please link up again.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/01/linkn-blogs-link-party-8.html

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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  18. You were featured on Link'n Blogs! Check back Thursday to see your feature and please link up again.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/01/linkn-blogs-link-party-8.html

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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  19. Great tips! I've been working to transform my bedroom from the catch-all room to a master bedroom retreat. Right now I'm stuck on the bedding and curtains. I know how I want it to feel, just can't seem to find the perfect bed covering. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Family Fun Friday.

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  20. Thank you so much everyone for showering tonns of love! I am really over whelmed and happy. The best part is, that all of you have enjoyed reading these tips, as much as I enjoyed writing them. Very happy to know that this was featured in one of the linky parties aswell. Totally makes my day! A big huge thanks to Darlene for letting me be here. She had faith in me and that is why it has worked out so well!

    Lots of love to you all x
    Kathy

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  21. Thank you so much everyone for showering tonns of love! I am really over whelmed and happy. The best part is, that all of you have enjoyed reading these tips, as much as I enjoyed writing them. Very happy to know that this was featured in one of the linky parties aswell. Totally makes my day! A big huge thanks to Darlene for letting me be here. She had faith in me and that is why it has worked out so well!

    Lots of love to you all x
    Kathy

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