Arranging a small bedroom begins with balancing the larger furniture pieces in the room and requires utilizing all available space efficiently.Continue Reading
Place the bed against one wall, leaving about 2 feet for walking around the bed. Look for a bookcase headboard for extra storage space. Place a small nightstand close to the side of the bed. Alternate ideas for nightstands include a stack of books or boxes or a set of nesting tables.
Place the dresser or chest of drawers on the wall opposite the bed to create a sense of balance in the room. Tall chests of drawers provide plenty of storage room and take up less room. If there is a television in the room, and it fits, place it on the dresser to optimize space.
Shelves create plenty of extra space, and they are not just for books. Line shelves with movies, music and games. Mount the television on the wall, if possible.
Look for pieces that serve more than one purpose. Decorative baskets or stackable boxes hide storage while looking nice. Look for thin boxes and bins that fit underneath the bed to store seasonal items and shoes.
Some design ideas for large ceramic floor vases include using an empty ceramic floor vase to fill a vacant space and add color to a room, bringing flowers into a room, or filling it with tall plants or flowers to make it appear larger. These and other ideas are available at Decoist.com.Full Answer >
The most inexpensive ways to decorate a space are to adjust the lighting, repaint the walls, substitute unique pieces of furniture and add wall decorations. When decorating must serve function as well as form, it is also relatively inexpensive to replace old cabinetry with standing bookshelves, recoat an ailing floor and cover old furniture with discount fabrics.Full Answer >
To use old porch columns in decorating, place them inside the house to divide and enhance an open floor space without blocking the view or cut the pillars into sections to use as accent pieces. Damage from the elements often makes old columns too weak for continued outdoor weight-bearing use.Full Answer >
Vilas Furniture Company produced a variety of household furniture pieces including living room chairs, tables and sofas, dining room and kitchen pieces, bedroom furniture and furniture for children's playrooms. Living room pieces include, for example, maple arm-chairs with upholstered seats and backs and two-tier maple end tables. Dining room pieces include dining tables and chairs, china cabinets and hutches, and Vilas also sold complete bedroom sets including head boards, foot boards, dressers and night stands and four-poster beds.Full Answer >