Friday, March 15, 2013

Decorating A Small Bedroom

It really bothers me when I have to fuss with a too small bedroom. Although I don't have this problem now, It was a chore when we lived in my Mom's home. Small bedrooms were the norm back in the day, whereas, kitchens and keeping room were given more square footage. The bedroom above was considered the second one in the house and measured 11 x 12.

That didn't give much room for a full set of furniture, huh?
Well, I found two ways to arrange things with just enough traffic area in this small room. This is one of them...

Walking into the room, the bed took center stage as shown. To the left, the dresser held this long empty wall. Pictures on the wall above a table was placed just inside the door...all on this left side with room to spare! Mirrors were placed too.

Now on the right side of the room, the night stand was placed  by the head of the bed and held books, magazines, etc.

To reflect images on either sides of the room, giving it a larger appearance, mirrors were placed on each wall. Images from them gave the illusion of more room. Not shown in the picture, on the left behind the other nightstand a large round mirror at floor lever.  
The shelf above and each item in this little vignette was placed to hide an electric-box that stood out as a blue eyesore.

On this same right wall, a double set of windows here, with tea stained lace curtains. I placed a table with a small lamp and a chair creating a reading area. Also, in each corner on either sides of the bed, I placed tall lamps, for lack of better words, so the beams lit and spread out on the ceiling! 
  The closet is on the wall next to the windows where you see the leaves from a plant, then the bedroom door is opposite the closet. 
   What makes this room functional are the arrangements and accessories strategically placed. Oh, did I tell you, the room's walls were dark paneling! Ugh! 
I painted a white white...this also opened the room much!

When you are given such a small room as this one, you work with what you have, using skills to balance your decor and arrangements. Wishing you a beautiful Friday filled with sunshine and hugs!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Is Definitely Near

   Hello, I have missed visiting you all, and your visits too! We took a bit of time to do some Spring cleaning, rearranging, to bring in more light. Things do look a lot brighter, don't you think?

    I can't believe how awful our lawn looks! It is still very cold, too cold for start cleaning, clearing, cutting, pruning. You know, all that stuff that makes everything pretty; yet, it has to be done.

  Through all of this, isn't it wonderful how these beauties above can burst forth and display their awesome selves?
They were here back in mid-February. The Dogwoods also seem to have bloomed early this year.

Of course the Red Camellia did well, but sad to say, we lost our others. Too bad, because they helped us in winning a nice award for their perfect forms.

  The pink Azaleas are early this year too. If there is an Easter snap this year, we may have problems with these early bloomers.

  I' m going to continue to work out the kinks here on the blog. Nevertheless, we are back and will be visiting shortly.  
 We want to Welcome all who are new followers, and invite you to come and jump in anywhere...we certainly don't stand on any ceremonies...
Just plain simple folks carving out a simple life and living. If you're looking for this...well, you found it! Welcome...

Come on back to see us as often as you can...the door is alway open At Our House....

All The Best....
Loretta & James

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