Black and white bedroom

I am always obsessed with black and white, but would I go to an extent for living in a dark room! I had no idea.
When making over this room my husband and I rotated from yellow to plum to I dont knw what.. we simply could not make up our mind.. My head was made up for charcoal but we had used it already for another masculine room in our home so it had to be something else and it had to be something that blended with black and white.. so we were thinking black, white, and yellow..
But when my brother in law asked me what color WE need.. I said black.. My BIL went like black :O I nodded slowly.. and in my head I went like Black?!?!?!? But the deed was done and I was bent on making it work.. I have to say I loved the effect it was not scary or overwhelming as every ones reaction was initially and it coordinated beautifully with my other black and white stuff.. and quenched my thirst for the black annnnd white.. ūüėÄ
Then came the other design thing.. The headboard.. I removed the old headboard gently disregarding my husbands plea who prefers functionality over style.. but I simply could not bear to live with the horrendous thing.. and I loved the without headboard look and giant comfy pillows waaaay over it.. thus came the design and the inspiration that fell right into place giving our focal wall length and character.. and a place for my lovely sunburst mirror to shine..
My absolute favourite is the ikea SVINGA hanging chair.. There is nothing more fun than having my morning cup of tea and bruschetta while pinteresting on my fav chair overlooking the cars passing by…
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So this is my black and white bedroom I have to say pretty serene it is.. LOVED the black wall.. and its the new neutral for me.. I can incorporate anything into it from reds to pinks to greys to blues and yellows.. surprisingly I am glad we made this choice

Bedding…… ikea
lamps…… homes r us
sunburst mirror…….. global village
cushions….. ikea
ikat cushions…… Marina homes
sheepskin throw and swing chair…… ikea
curtains…… Dragon mart
map cushion… loose fabric found at a retail in Pakistan and custom stitched

photo credits: me

Home Decor: How to decorate large spaces?

Use of space is one of the strongest issues regearding home decor. I find large spaces just as challenging as small spaces during the process, or rather journey, of home decor. Sprawling wide spaces opened like canvas are more likely to go out of hands and failing to meet the vision during the home decor process than the smaller ones, which are prone to go towards the crampy side. So here are a few tips to create a beauty out of an open

Furniture placement:

1- Group pieces of furniture into two or more separate seating arrangements. Use a divan to fill a corner in a living room or to add more seating arrangement. Add a reading corner or a console for added storage.

2- Place the furniture away from the wall to create an oasis in the room rather than a huge pool of dead space left undefined in the middle. Instead of arranging it in a traditional-according-to-the-wall arrangement you can create a semi circle or you can play around with your key pieces.

3- Arrange the room around a focal point such as a fireplace or a home theatre system in the living room. Or make a bold piece of art, wall colour or furniture the focal point to arrange the rest of the room.

4- Rule of the thumb for decorating large spaces is: divide, define and harmonise
Divide the room in various sections by grouping pieces of furniture together. This does not require formal markings of the space it can be done with the use of furniture and rugs very effectively.

Define the purpose of the room and than use that as to further describe the purpose of  that space in accordance

And finally unify it with a common feature such as colours, textures, art or rugs to create harmony.

Accessorise:
5- Go big. Use large art and large patterns to match the proportion of the room. When you have a large expanse of wall, you can fill it with a large art piece or a large grouping of smaller pieces. But avoid small pieces hanging alone on the wall. They would appear lost in the space. The same principle applies to the furniture. A small chair or sofa would be lost in a space. To bring the desired effect pieces should be bold enough to dominate the space and create the desired drama.

6- Get some zones going in the room using colours and rugs.

Colour:

7- To create the effect of coziness use warm color tones rather than the white which adds to thhe spaciousness of the room.warmccolorsforthe wall. Experiment with warm and dark colors on your wall to make the room look cozier and friendlier.

8- Blank white walls are the most basic and the most challenging canvas anyone can have. Use it as that! and bring out your creativity!

The bottom line is any time you move into a new space, whether large or small, it seems empty and big. The key to decorate a large space like a small one is to live there. Fins out what¬†the space inspires in you or what¬†you want the space to do for you.¬†Put up a few things slowly and when you can – a few favorite pictures, a swatch of bright fabric, etc. In a year you’ll have a space that reflects you an is in stark contrast to the blank walls you had before.

 

sources: meta filter
            http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/gallery.gas 
            rhizome
            about.com





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