The choice of textures for a room will offer a wonderful focal point when pulling your room together. Textures can set tones or specific themes you are trying to create and balances out your overall look to a room.
Flooring comes in so many different choices from hard floors to an array of carpets. Let’s take a look at different alternatives to help you choose what works best for you, your lifestyle and personal tastes:
Tiles have become increasingly popular in room design due to the assortment of textures and designs and are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Tiling can be much cooler under foot but this can serve as an advantage if you live in an area where warmer climates prevail.
Vinyl is another extremely popular choice due to easy maintenance while offering a large selection of textures and styles. Today’s vinyl floorings offer hardwood designs that, to the eye, appear to be real wood or tiles. From oak to pine, from narrow to wide planks, the choice is up to you. The padding used for vinyl floors offer a softer, quieter experience underfoot along with offering a warmer contact. Overall, you can’t go wrong with vinyl because of the realistic look of real wood or tiles with a less expensive price tag.
Due to its long history, carpet has been re-created over and over. Short fibers to shags, silky soft to tightly knotted. Today’s choice leans toward a short fiber that is easier to maintain and lasts a fairly long period of time. There are people who shy from carpet due to allergies or suffering from asthma. If you fall into this group, do not despair, technology has made it possible for many carpets to become allergy and asthma friendly.
Hard Floors With A Soft Touch
If you want hard floors but really want that soft appeal of carpet, rugs or bound carpets are not only cost effective but give you a wonderful range for your creative juices. Rugs and bound carpets will add warmth to hard floors and make a bold statement within you chosen space. There are two other great reasons to choose rugs vs wall to wall carpet; if you move you can take them with you or should they wear out, just pitch’m and get something new. This also allows for a change in taste or room design.
Decorating a Boy’s Bedroom
Decorating a boy’s room can be a great deal of fun. You can inject his favorite things from a very young boy to an older boy. Let’s look at some creative ideas for doing a makeover in his room:
Choose colors that are bright and bold that will add excitement to themes for boys. As a child starts growing, these themes can be change rather quickly and easily with colors and a change in flooring.
Most young boys have certain themes that seem to resonate throughout boyhood. Various Sports such as soccer, football or baseball. Sci-Fi themes such as outer space creatures or flying saucers. Choosing wallpaper or his favorite colors can accentuate the room as well. Use a splash of color or maybe a single wall for paper.
Try chalk paint to inspire creativity in your child.
Decor, shelves, storage units or trunks can incorporate their interests and hobbies and bring it all together. How about skateboard shelves or framed sports jerseys from their favorite sports figures or maybe their favorite worn out jersey. Pillows, objects, lamps, etc can add depth and texture to pull the entire room together.
If you are using busy colors or prints, you might want to keep the curtains simple. You can dress them up with decorative curtain rods if the urge strikes.
Small Bedroom Design
If you have a rather small bedroom, do not dis-pare – you can make a small room look bigger and seem a great deal brighter.
A small room is not going to benefit very well with a king-sized bed. You might want to downside to possibly a queen to free up some space.
Armoires and dressers take up a great deal of room and make a small room look like a closet. You might want a bed that has storage drawers built into underside of the bed or storage bins that will fit very nicely under the bed.
There are different styles of beds that will actually free up space and give the room a much more airy atmosphere. Sofa beds are very popular because they fold up into a sofa and you have instant space. Futons can also double as sofas. Once, very popular in the 30’s a 40’s, Murphy beds are making a comeback. They pull out from the wall or from a built in wardrobe unit, then close up when not in use.
Many designs of beds come with drawers underneath and headboards that are actually bookshelves. Now you have three pieces of furniture all in one space!
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