Friday, 27 November 2015

Beach Themed Bedroom Decor Ideas

Harbour House Crystal Beach Bedding
Looking to bring a breath of fresh air to your bedroom? Why not choose a refreshing sea breeze to lighten up a dark and stodgy winter room or bring new life to the summer. It's bright, it's cheerful, and it is a very popular theme for master bedrooms all over the world. This is my guide to all of the best bedroom decor for pulling off the look!

 Seashell Beach House Nautical King Quilt, Shams & Toss Pillows (6 Piece Bedding)
Seashell Beach House Nautical King Quilt, Shams & Toss Pillows (6 Piece Bedding)
First of all, you will need some beach themed bedding to form the centerpiece of the room. There are many different styles available, from shell themes, tropical artwork and sandy palm tree themed pieces. On this page are just a few of my favorites, and you can find more incredible beach themed bedding here.

Kona Comforter Set
By far my favorite piece of beach bedding is the Harbor House Crystal Beach collection featured at the top of this page, a bright and modern design which comes with a comforter, a bedskirt and two pillow shams. I would pair it with a white set of sheets or any shade of blue. You can also get a similar look with a more rustic feel with the Seashell Beach House bedding above, which comes with a quilt, two pillow shams, a three beautiful decorative throw cushions.

Palm tree bedding is relatively common, coming usually in a green and white design or a sand-color. I much prefer the sand colored beddings, and out of those, I recommend checking out the Kona Comforter set! You can get the matching sheet set for it here.

SZ HD Painting Canvas Print for Home Decoration, Framed, Stretched
If you are painting your room to match the theme, there are really three ways to go. The classic look is a light pastel color, such as a sandy beige or a baby blue. Alternatively, for an ultra-modern look, shades of white look great with darker furniture. Lastly, for something seriously bold, bright summer colors work very well, such as neon blue, bold orange or a sunny yellow. 

Sealife Shadow Boxes Seahorse
Starfish Shell Seashell
Vinyl Wall Decal - May You Always
Have a Shell in Your Pocket
and Sand in Your Shoes
With the walls painted up, have a couple of choice wall decorations add personalization to your wall space, but don't go overboard. The simpler and more realistic the decoration, the better for this theme. 3D art work with simple color schemes like the Sealife Box Art above works very well, regardless of whether you've gone for demure or bold colors on your walls. 

Froomer Nautical Fishing Net Seaside
Wall Beach Sea Shells Decoration
There is also a lot of 'real' art out there, the sort that incorporates items you might actually find on the beach, such as proper shell art or the unique and interesting fishing net hanging decoration featured on the left. They are a wonderful way to bring the magic of the seaside into your home. You can even make your own shell art if you have access to shells: check out this handy book.

I always recommend decals when it comes to decorating bedrooms, as they are a great way to change the look and feel of a room without having to make a permanent decision: no marks if you want to take them down! My favorite decal is the quote and starfish art on the right: it's very cute and calming.

Santa Cruz Wicker and Rattan 4 Pc. Bedroom Set
Shell Two Door Cabinet
If money is no object, why not go all out and replace all the furniture in your bedroom with something a little more apt? The best materials for beach bedroom furniture is wicker and rattan. My favorite is the wicker look, and above is a whole set of bedroom furniture that fits the theme perfectly. You can get a wicker storage cubby to go with it too if you need even more storage space.

If rough wicker isn't your thing, go for wooden furniture. Driftwood can look lovely with light bedding and decorations, but I would avoid it if you are going for very bold colors in your walls or bedding. Light white woods also look beautiful, like this gorgeous distressed bed frame or the incredible two door storage cabinet on the right. 

Sarasota Seashells Rug
Seashell Frame Mirror
Last but not least, it's time to add those finishing touches to the room with some little bits and pieces, like rugs, mirrors, curtains, clocks, and so one. A must have is some fake or real shells to use as ornaments on your cabinets and shells, and you can find some lovely looking ones here.

Beyond that, the sky is the limit. I've included a couple of accessories here - if you went for the two door cabinet above be sure to get the matching mirror for it on the right too! I also love the seashell rug featured above.

Curtain Chic Seashells
Lace Swag, White
As well as these, other fun accessories that I like include a scrap wood-style waste-paper basket, these cute wall hooks shaped like sandals and this cute beach themed picture frame to immortalize all of your favorite holiday memories. Pick your favorites, and be sure to shop around to ensure you find everything you need and want to make your room perfect.

So there you have it! That is my guide to decorating a beach themed master bedroom. I hope you found some great ideas and have a lot of fun decorating. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best themed bedroom ideas on the net!

British Union Jack Themed Bedroom Decor Ideas

Cliab Union Jack Duvet Cover Set
We've had ourselves a guide to decorating a patriotic Stars and Stripes themed bedroom, so lets move on to another awesomely patriotic and well-known flag theme - the Union Jack. Another red, and blue wonder for your eyes, this bold theme is sure to make your bedroom stand out from the rest of the world. There's plenty of stuff out there that you can use to get the look, so let's get started!

Red White Lavender Green the Union Jack London Bedding Set
Union Jack Rock & Roll Reversible Bedding
First things first: when it comes to decorating a themed bedroom, you always start with the centerpiece of the room: the bed. There is a huge amount of Union Jack bedding out there in many, many different styles, and I have just included a few of favorites here. You can find more amazing Union Jack themed bedding here.

Bronte Throw Blanket Rule
Britannia Merino Lambswool
The bedding at the top of the page is good basic look, with very bold colors and a simple but effective design. For all you shabby chic lovers, the distressed Rock 'n' Roll bedding on the right or the postage stamp style bedding above would be perfect!

If you are looking for a budget way to decorate your bed, here is a cool tip. If you already have red, white or blue sheets, all you need to do is buy a blanket in the style like the one on the left, and viola, easy and inexpensive Union Jack themed bed! You can even pair it with Union Jack decorative throw cushions like this one

London Poster Poster Print
British Flag Union Jack Wall Decal
Repositionable Peel and Stick
Never leave your walls boring and bare, that can make your room look depressing and empty. Spruce them up with a lick of red or blue paint and stick up some posters and framed art!

Decals are a great option for decorating walls, as they are easy to apply, remove and reapply without leaving any marks on the walls, so if you get bored you can always switch things up a bit. Check out the British Flag decal on the left for example - it would look great on any blank spot!

Union Jack Triangle Pennant Olympic Bunting
For a cheap and easy piece of British style decor, I highly recommend picking up some bunting. We Brits are crazy about bunting, as anyone whose been here during a major football game will know, and its a very inexpensive option you can hang up and get an instant dose of Anglo-mania. You can even make paper bunting yourself if you have time and are handy with scissors.

Zuo Union Jack Sofa, Red/White and Black
Bassett Mirror Union Jack Chest
Painted Flag Motif
Did you know you can even get Union Jack furniture! Yep! This tends to be in the pricier range, so it's only an option for those not on a tight budget, but if you can get some of this stuff it looks seriously amazing.

If personally a fan of the vintage style faded Union Jack furniture, exemplified by the beautiful Bassett Chest on the left, but if you like the more modern, colorful look, there are plenty of pieces in the style of the Zuo sofa featured above.

A few of my other favorite pieces of Union Jack furniture include this Union Jack themed cabinet, or, if you need some lighter duty, versatile storage, here are some cool storage trunks.

Buckingham Great Britain Flag
Union Jack  Blue Red White Rug
Union Jack Great Britain England
Flag Custom Window Curtains
Lastly, finish of your room with some personal accessories that match the theme: this will make you bedroom feel homely and lived in. If you have bare flooring, a great place to start is with a rug, and there are a variety of Union Jack rugs out there in various sizes and styles. The one above is a classic!

Union Jack Sport
Silver Lamp
Don't leave you windows bare either - there are a range of Union Jack curtains available, from the vintage distressed style on the right to cottage-style floral pattern styles like this one.

Lighting is also a necessity, and there are plenty of options out there. For a big lamp, there is the sweet one on the left, and you can also get smaller night lights for kids. Why not decorate your light switches with some colorful light switch plates too?

So there you have it! That is my guide to decorating a cool Union Jack themed bedroom for all you Anglophiles out there. I hope you found to wonderful ideas that are perfect for you, and have a tonne of fun decorating. If you liked this blog and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best themed bedroom ideas on the net!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Top British Union Jack Themed Bedding Ideas

Cliab Union Jack Bedding London Bedding Big Ben Bedding 100% Brushed Cotton Duvet Cover set
This post goes out to all of you Anglophiles out there who are looking to transform your bedroom into a very different kind of red, white, and blue wonder. The bed is the centrepiece of any bedroom, so if you are hoping to decorate a Union Jack themed bedroom, you have better have some awesome bedding to fit the tone. These are my personal top Union Jack bedding collections!

Cliab Union Jack Duvet Cover Set
Union Jack Rock & Roll Reversible Bedding
First off, let's take a look at some of the more classic, bold and conventional looks, just a big old Union Jack blazing out from your bed. For something that catches the eye right away, you can't go wrong with the seriously loud Cliab Union Jack bedding featured above. It's simple, it's effective, it's perfect! Each set comes with the duvet, a sheet and two pillow cases.

Luk Oil Velvet Union Jack
Velvet Sheet Duvet Cover
Ready to rock? The UK is said to be the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, and so there are some awesome British/rock mash-up style bedding out there. My personal favorite, and definitely one of the most popular pieces on this page, is the distressed style Rock 'n' Roll Union Jack bedding on the right. It would look amazing in a teenager or young adult's bedroom! Each set comes with the duvet cover and two matching pillow cases.

You can also get bedding with more subtle Union Jack decorations, but equally bold and eye-catching colors. There is a great rustic style piece with a band of British flags at the top of this page, for example, and I also like the collegiate style Luk Oil Velvet bedding on the left. Each set comes with a flat sheet, a duvet cover, and either one or two pillow cases depending on whether you buy the twin set or the full set.

Union Jack Colorful Blue Brown White Orange Thickening Sanded Soft Bedding Set
If you like your bedding to break the mold and have a more unusual flair, there are quite a few 'alternative color scheme' versions of the standard Union Jack bedding design. For example, the one above gives you a whole rainbow of colors, and contributes to a very modern and interesting aesthetic. With this bedding you get the duvet, a flat and fitted sheet set and two pillow shams.

Red White Lavender Green the Union Jack London Bedding Set
Red White Blue Bowknot Union Jack Bedding
Postage/VISA stamp style bedding is all the rage at the moment, so why not collect a few of them featuring patterns from all of your favorite locations? Above is a sweet London stamp themed bedding, with a much gentler color scheme that is easier to blend into more rustic bedroom styles.

On the right is a fun piece of bedding I think teenage girls will especially like, with a cool stripy, modern design and an array of funky patterns, like hearts, bows, and a very posh little guy in a top hat. It made me laugh!

Red Blue and Khaki British Style Union
Jack Pattern Sanded Soft Bedding Set
Last but not least, for those of you who want a demure look that will fit in a bedroom with a more gentle color scheme but still adds a bold flair, check out the Khaki British Style bedding set on the left. Each set comes with a flat and fitted sheet set, the sophisticated but cheeky duvet, and two bright pillow cases to finish off the look.

So there you go! Those are my personal top British flag bedding sets for an Anglophile's bedroom. I hope you found one that you love and have a great time with it. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best bedding and bedroom decor ideas on the net!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Top Ten Dog Themed Bedding for Dog Lovers!

Lt Twin Full Queen Size 100% Cotton Brown Orange Dogs Puppies for Kids Thickening Sanded Soft Bedding
Woof! We've had a post for all of the cat lovers out there, but what about the dog people? There are plenty of cute bedding sets out there that will help you bring a touch of man's best friend into your bedroom to keep a safe watch over your dreams. I've collected my top ten favorites here for you to check out, so let's get started!

Pug reversible Paws Bedding Set
Pug Puppy Bedding
My favorite type of dog themed bedding features real photos of the cute little critters. There are quite a few varieties of this sort of bedding with all sorts of dogs on them, but the most popular seems to be pugs!

My top favorite is the fun rock 'n' roll pug bedding above - it would be a perfect gift for teenagers or adults with an 'urban' vibe to their bedroom decor. Each set of this bedding comes with a duvet cover and two matching pillowcases. If you need extra sheets and pillows, this would go well with a plain light grey set.

Dolce Mela Luxury Duvet Cover Set
For a plainer style, check out the lovely pug puppy on a white background style bedding on the right. It is so adorable! Each set comes with a duvet and a matching pillow case. 

Lastly, we have the Dolce Mela bedding collection, which has a couple of dog themed pieces! As well as the huggable puppy on the left, you also can get a Chihuahua themed bedding set. Each set of this bedding comes with a fitted bedsheet, a duvet cover, a pillow case and a pillow sham.

Dog Paw Prints on Jade Green Bedding
Want something bright and colorful that will bring warmth to the winter months and a refreshing breeze to the summer? Then check out the awesome bedding above, with its gorgeous blue-green coloring and simple but effective paw print design that is sure to lend a bold touch to any room. Each set comes with a flat sheet, a duvet cover and two pillow cases.

Dog Paw Print Bedding Set
Lab Lovers Triple-Brushed Flannel Sheet Set



Here are another two very simple designs that blend in well into any dog-lovers room with a subtle and demure look. On the left is a cute brown paw print sheet set, while the one on the right is perfect for fans of Labradors with its cute 'labs in scarves' print. Each set of these beautiful bedding sets comes with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet and two pillow cases.

FUANNA 100% Cotton 4-Piece Bedding Set / Fashion Pet
If you like your bedding designs funky, here are three sets that will appeal to you, starting with the very kitsch Fuanna dog bedding above. Along with a feminine color scheme, the doggie outfits are just heart-melting! With every set of this bedding you get a fun duvet cover, a flat sheet and two sweet pillow cases. 

Dog Animal Orange Brown Bedding
I also love the colorful and bright 'Good Night' dog bedding on the right, with its cool orange tones and sleepy little clever puppy design. I think this one would look particularly good in a student's dorm room! This bedding comes with a fitted sheet, a duvet cover and two pillow cases.

Cartoon White and Black Dog Boys
Mens Prints Duvet Cover Set
Last but not least, for something funky but minimalist, take a look at the cartoon dog print bedding on the right, which would make a lovely gift for a dog lover of any age. 

There you go, those were my top ten dog themed bedding sets for lovers of man's best friend. I hope you found one that is perfect for your bedroom and have sweet dreams. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best bedroom and bedding ideas on the net! In particular, you might like my cat themed bedding guide.