MODERN FITTED WARDROBE IDEAS TO STYLE YOUR BEDROOM

I admit that my clothes are mostly stuffed in a badly built wardrobe!  This post is about modern fitted wardrobes to style your bedroom.  Modern fitted wardrobes can not only be convenient, they can also make a statement. Increase storage space of your home even in those awkward spaces by transforming them into custom fitted wardrobes that blend in with decor or stand out in decorative contrast. There are many styles to select from and one will be just right to meet your storage space needs.

 

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Modern Hinged Door Wardrobes

Store any items that you want to hide in your custom fitted wardrobes that swing open on modern hinges. Easy to open and close, the modern hinged doors flow from floor to ceiling for a seamless, sleek look.

The modern hinged doors can be matt, high gloss, leather and wood effect, glass or mirrored to meet your interior preferences.

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Fitted Wardrobes For Unusual spaces

Many homes have that oddly shaped nook or corner that no one knows how to decorate or use. Those oddly shaped spaces might be perfect for installing a fitted wardrobe.

The fitted wardrobe will be built to fit the space and to your specifications. The unused space can become one of the most used spaces in your home to store luggage, out-of-season clothing, linens, children’s toys or a host of other items that are not used on a daily basis.

 

Bespoke Attic Wardrobe

Attics are always filled with odd angles, low overhead spaces and spaces that are difficult to access. A fitted wardrobe will meet your storage needs in a most attractive manner.

Have it custom built to your own design to hide the odd angles, low overhead and other trouble spots in your home’s attic. Previously unused space will be transformed into an attractive storage area that can hold everything from clothing to antiques.

 

I hope these ideas help you with your storage solutions in your bedroom and you can have a wonderfully organised wardrobe for years to come.

 

 

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IMPROVING YOUR HOME?   SOME MISTAKES TO AVOID

I love improving our home but it can lead to so much disruption.  Indeed our last renovation had me making sandwiches in the garage!  Although the disruption was worth it even though every single room was full of dust an dirt!  

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For those who want to do the work yourself the project can be – to put it mildly – messy. Messy in more ways than just the debris that is the inevitable side effect of any major work you do on your home. There is also a potential risk of being exposed to unsavory things in the home such as asbestos fibres which can lead to mesothelioma, a form of cancer. Of course you can prevent, and one such way includes wearing a mask with adequate ventilation.  The lovely people at Slater Gordon have developed an infographic detailing all the potential risks of home improvements.  I’d highly recommend checking them out.

 

 

Do you know what you are doing?

 

So you’ve been on Pinterest, you’ve browsed a few forums, and now you think you have got the perfect idea of the changes you want to make. You half-listen to the advice of the people that you have hired to do the work, but your mind is working overtime on plans and ideas for what you want to happen.

 

Overconfidence is never a good thing, and it’s even worse when you are trying to manage a renovation or remodelling project. Take the advice of experts and always try and rein in your impulses, difficult as it might be.

 

Speed Over Substance

 

In your keenness to get the job done, return to your normal lifestyle with your improved home… it’s tempting just to go rushing in. Rather than taking the time to properly plot, budget, and then carry through the work, you just have the idea and go barrelling in.

 

This is particularly dangerous if your project involves anything that is potentially dangerous – and there’s a whole host of things in a house that are potentially dangerous. Even something as simple as drilling new picture holes in the walls could be disastrous if you hit a stud or – worse – an electrical cable or water pipe. It can and does happen, and almost always the reason behind it is that someone has gone too quickly into their project.

 

Take your time. There’s no point rushing, resulting in a substandard job that’s just going to need to be done again in a few years time.

 

Running Out Of Money

 

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If it’s your first time putting together the budget for any kind of work on your home, then you’re probably going to massively underestimate what everything costs. Make sure that you have the funds in place before you begin, otherwise work could grind to a halt while you scramble around for the cash to finish things off. Make sure you include a contingency fund in your budgeting, too – if you don’t use it, great, but if you do need it, you’ll be incredibly glad it’s there!

 

Good luck – may it be the first of many successful home improvements!

 

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5 QUICK TIPS TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

 

 

Buying a home is expensive which is why people are deciding on renovating their homes instead.  However, if you do plan to move soon or want to add some value to your current property with a view to moving, below are 5 quick tips to add value to your home.

 

 

Paint the House

A quick and easy way to add value to your home is to redecorate.  A home that looks fresh and inviting is more appealing to live in but also to potential buyers.  While you are painting, make sure it includes the outside too and add some greenery like plants to add a splash of colour and fragrance to the entrance to your home.  Even if you are not planning to sell anytime soon, it still gives you a nice place to relax.

 

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New Windows

If there is one thing in your home that can often cost a lot, it’s replacing windows.  There are many ways of cutting the costs like going to a place that offers discount windows.  Your priority should be the most cost-effective way of getting the windows you need. It is best to get the windows you can afford especially if you are going to be staying for a bit in the house.  It will also save on your heating costs too.

 

 

Make Your Home Open-Plan

One of the main things that people are looking for these days in a home is one that offers a more open plan feel.  This is more appealing to buyers but is also a great benefit if you are staying in your home.  You can start to knock down walls but for a more cheaper way of doing this try hanging up more mirrors!

 

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Bring in More Natural Light

Homes with more a natural and airy feel can certainly make all the difference.  A way of doing this is to install bi-fold doors and roof lanterns.  Have a look click here to view the range available.  Bigger windows and doors can really make all the difference especially when they blur the line between the indoors and outdoors.

 

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Utilise Your Attic

You don’t need to go through the process of a conversion.  You can still put up some storage units in your attic to show potential buyers what an attic room could look like.  This will certainly add value to your home.

 

What other ideas do you have for adding value to your home?  I’d love to hear them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DECORATING HACKS TO GET THAT VINTAGE LOOK

So you want to get that vintage look?  If you are like me, you have a desire to add that touch of glamour in your day to day life especially in your home, then you will love some of the little decorating ideas below.

 

I continue to strive for that vintage charm and elegance at home to reflect my passion for all things vintage.

 

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Why Vintage?

 

For me vintage means quality, it means it was made with care and attention that mass produced cannot match.

 

For me it means history. Whatever the item it has been pre loved, it has been pre cherished. It is a key to the past with every item having its own history, quite often I won’t know the history of each item, but it is easy to be swept away to past times.

 

Vintage also means individualism. Most items are one offs or limited finds. There are so many different styles and beautiful flourishes to vintage items that our modern mass produced items just cannot come close.

 

If you want to create some vintage charm in your home you can do it a step at a time, it doesn’t have to be a full makeover, take your time to look at items and designs that you like also remember you can give a vintage piece a make-over too!  Whatever the item it can then become unique to you and your style.

 

I would recommend first of all to start small.  Instead of heading to a charity shop or looking online to purchase why not visit your parents or grandparents to see if they have anything they are looking rid of?  It doesn’t have to be a huge chunk of furniture, picture frames, knickknacks can add so much and can be a focal point.

 

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Adding Advertising Memorabilia to get that Vintage Look

Why not consider adding some advertising memorabilia to your kitchen or using old tea caddy’s for your plants?

I would highly recommend you visit your local charity shops, look on Gumtree or visit car boot sales which have sprung up all around the place.  Visiting these first off would be preferable to heading to your local antique shop as the prices there may put you off!

Just because some of your items are from different time periods, don’t be put off, I suggest you make a feature of putting them together, staging these beside each other in 3’s will show them off to their full potential.

 

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Mixing Old with New to Get that Vintage Look

It is sometimes difficult to add vintage items to furniture that is new.  I recommend mixing the old with the new whenever you can.  For example using different chairs for your dining table by bringing in two or three vintage ones, this can make a stuffy dining room more relaxed and casual.  You can also add some vintage cushions to a new sofa.

 

Adding a Splash of Colour to Get that Vintage Look

What can be a little daunting at first is colour!  We are used to seeing modern clean lines and neutral colours today in our homes – I can still remember those television programmes telling me to ditch the colour and go neutral!  Be brave and be bold by adding some colour with the array of vintage items – especially those from the 50s with their pastel shades or the 70’s and their love for all things orange! If you already have furniture but it doesn’t match then why not consider painting it?  There are now such an array of paint out there that doesn’t require any sanding – that is such a bonus.

 

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So, start slowly and take it from there, one small change at a time.  I hope that this has inspired you and you will take the plunge in to adding some vintage glamour to your home, whatever you decide to do remember your home reflects you so just go for it and don’t be afraid.

 

 

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3 SIMPLE TRICKS TO ADD A TOUCH OF BEAUTY TO YOUR BEDROOM

These days we lead such busy lives that we rarely have time to spend in our bedrooms. Most of us simply fall into bed and switch off the lights after an exhausting day! That doesn’t mean you should leave the decor of your bedroom to become an afterthought. In fact, it is thought that a bedroom that is carefully planned and decorated could even aid good sleep. If you’re looking to add something extra to your bedroom, then try some of these beautiful ideas for a new look:

 

Flowers

If you love the beauty and the scent of flowers and blooms, then add a vase or two to the bedroom. Lavender, in particular, can aid sleep. You can buy fresh lavender almost all year round these days. The colour is particularly attractive and can easily be incorporated into your theme or colour palette. Soft lavenders and powder pinks are ideal for this room.

 

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Don’t forget, you can also include floral wallpapers or bedding to your bedroom. Petite patterns like this have come back to popularity, so there are plenty in the stores to choose from. Some window blinds feature this type of pattern too. Prints or sketches of flowers in light pastels or pencil could become perfect wall art material for your bedroom as well.

 

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Furniture

You can choose elegant metal bed frames that offer a more feminine and pretty look for the bedroom. An antique brass finish can be very attractive. Some Serene Furnishings beds have an elegant ivory finish for a softer look in the room. This can be ideal if your bedding is in ivory, or you have pale curtains in the room. It can also match any rugs that you might be using. Bedside cabinets can also be painted the same shade if you have a wooden cabinet to upcycle.

 

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Dressing tables are essential. If you continue the ivory or metal theme here, you will find you have plenty of choices. The table and the table-top mirrors should match. You can place a vase of flowers here, and the colour from them will be reflected in the mirror. Why not add a delicate lace or crochet topper? A couple of ornaments or trinkets will finish this off beautifully.

 

Flooring

Stripping your floors bare and painting them can open up a lot of choices in the bedroom. You can use a thin lacquer or varnish to protect and highlight the grain of the wood. Or you can paint them ivory, duck egg blue, or a soft lavender colour. Add a couple of rugs for a soft finish. Why not paint the skirting boards in a feminine colour too? If you have floor-standing radiators, it might be worth painting these the same colour too.

 

Bedrooms can be elegant, feminine and beautiful. They can be painted and furnished in any colour you like to suit your mood or suit the season. Add a few pillows, cushions and a throw to the bed, and you’ll have a room you’ll love to use. Perhaps you’ll make it to bed a little earlier tonight?

 

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