Category Archives: Bedroom

Gray, White and Yellow Room Idea

I love the look of gray and white however, it seems a little too safe. With gray and white being such neutral colors you can add almost any color to them. I chose yellow not just any yellow but a bright cheerful yellow and it changed the whole appearance and mood of this room. I now call it my Chickadee Room 🙂

Gray White and Yellow Bedroom - Chickadee

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10 Make Over Ideas for Mirrored Doors

Mirrored closet doors can be a little out of date but replacing them can be a little pricey. So what do you do?

Here is a list of 10 make over ideas for your mirrored closet doors.

1. Use a curtain

This one is probably pretty obvious it seems to be the most common fix. You can remove the doors and in its place hang some curtains but there are several ways you can go about doing this. One option is leave the glass doors and hang sheer curtains in front then accent with light to glare off the mirror and shine behind the sheers.  Try using curtain panels on a hospital track for a clean look.  My favorite option with hanging a curtain is hang it across the whole wall or at least a good portion from ceiling to floor. Read more »

Purple Bedroom Design Ideas

Since the time Friends was a hit sitcom I’ve wanted a purple room. Do you remember the purple living room in Monica and Rachel’s apartment?  To this day I still haven’t had my purple room. When you live with a man it may be hard to convince him. But I can always dream. So here is a visual of a few Ideas for a purple room that I have put together on my shopping excursion yesterday. However with so many shades of purple that are so diverse they can work with any theme its hard to decide on which direction to go.

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40 Alternatives to Headboards

If you have decided its time to redecorate your bedroom but your working on a budget you may want to consider creating your own custom headboard.

Why do you need a headboard? Before most believed that the headboard was used to keep your pillows in place and from falling off the bed. I believe your wall can do the same. However headboards can play as an integral part of decor for the bedroom. Most people feel that it anchors the bed and gives a focal point to the room. So while headboards are not necessary the can make all the difference in your decor and help you show case your personal style.

If you’re working on a budget you may not be able to go out and purchase your dream furniture. So instead try an alternative to a store bought headboard. Be sure to think outside the box as the possibilities are endless.

Below I have created a list of 40 suggestions to alternative headboards to get you started. Look around your house as you may already have a great alternative to a headboard laying around. Check your local thrift stores, dollar store, and dollar bins most of these items can be picked up for little cost.

Don’t forget have fun with it. Happy decorating! Read more »

The Horror of Moving in With My Boyfriend

After a year of renting with my best friend it came time to move on and move in with my boyfriend. I was excited to make this change in my life with the exception of one thing… his decor. The furniture that made up his living room was all leather which is just fine by me except the couch was blue, the loveseat was yellow, and the chair was red. His walls had a few pictures but mostly bare, he had a lamp that matched his furniture and of course just like any bachelor pad a huge television to complete the look.

I had previously gone through a divorce and left all my furniture behind. I did however have a few items that I refused to give up. These items were mostly wrought iron wall hangings, a few candle holders, some vases, and framed pictures. They were all mostly earth tones. Needless to say these items did not match his furniture.

So we had a little compromising to do. We decided that we would not buy new furniture until we sold that house and moved into a new one. Ouch in this market that could take forever. But there were definitively a few changes that would have to be made for the time being.

Living Room –
In the red, yellow, and blue living room we quickly changed the furniture arrangement so the main focal point would no longer be the monster television. Hiding behind the yellow leather loveseat we found some beautiful over sized panoramic photographs of the city sky line taken by Autumn Thomes, a friend of his. These photographs were absolutely gorgeous and should be hanging on the wall. Read more »