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10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood with Chic Bedding and More

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding)

Introduction from Linda and Hello I Live Here

Today we have a guest post with Kathy Joe from Across the Pond and Yorkshire Linen Co  as they share 10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood with Chic Bedding and More.  We love to do guest posts that inspire our readers to not fear change and add a punch of color into their lives.  We are sending Kathy Joe a big Hello from the Hello I Live Here family and thank you for sharing your tips and Yorkshire Linen Co. with our readers to help them achieve an awesome new bedroom look 🙂 

Enjoy the article everyone – Linda

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A big hello to everyone! I am Kathy Joe and I crave for good home decoration. It makes things more ravishing. I am so thankful to Linda for letting me be here today. I would love it if you came here and said Hi.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with Chic bedding and more)

If your bedroom is starting to feel drab and unexciting it is perhaps time to revamp your d’ecor and give your room a burst of freshness – change that with 10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more) . Here is how you can change the mood and feel of your bedroom without spending too much money.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

1 Musical Chairs?

Rearrange your bedroom furniture, trying out several different looks until you achieve a layout that you are happy with. You will be surprised at how dramatically different your bedroom can look with the same furniture and accessories moved around, especially if you have only ever had your furniture in one arrangement.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

2 Heap of Cushions

Add a zany and cheerful pile of cushions to your bedroom, on the bed or even stacked on the floor as a kind of informal floor mat. Choose cushion covers that match or harmonies with your bedding to achieve the best, well-put-together effect that you can. For getting a hold of irresistible cushions, my top favorite spot is Yorkshire Linen Co.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

3 Color Scheme

Choose your décor colours and implement them throughout the bedroom. Pick out several bedding sets that play out this color scheme and refresh them often to keep the décor looking fresh and new. (Plus, there is nothing quite like the feeling of slipping between crisp, clean new sheets!)

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

4 Décor Theme Bedding

There is a wealth of variety in the fabric world, thanks to modern techniques and methods and you will be easily able to find the perfect bedding for your needs and desires, from tiger photographs to fantasy landscapes and just about everything else in between! Choose bedding that appeals to you as you will be the one who sees and uses it the most, and buy two or three different sets so that you can change the emphasis and mood in your room simply by changing your bed linen!

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

5 Pattern it Up

Invest in some fun and funky wall and furniture decals with which to adorn your bedroom. If you choose, for example, animal print stickers, why not invest in a chic animal print bedding set to help pull your décor together and enhance the focal point that is automatically created by the bed? If you have, as advised above, several different bedding sets, then you can choose stickers and decals that pick out one or two of the main colors of each set; thereby ensuring that your décor always looks good. For extra ordinary wall art options, my personal favorite is Graham & Brown.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

6 Message From You

Spread the word in your bedroom, by putting up a chalkboard or wipe-board on which you can jot yourself positive and affirming sayings, adages and reminders. It is even possible to find bedding that features such messages and with so much positivity around you, you cannot fail to feel pumped and ready to take on the world!

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

7 Pop Out!

A pop of bright colour always serves to lighten the room of a bedroom. If you love bright colours but can only handle one at a time in your décor , why not get several different but still cheerful bedding all each featuring a pop of one of your favorite shades? In this way you can completely transform the room quickly and easily whenever you feel like a change. Include bright in accessories like cushions, pictures or photographs so as to carry the colour throughout the whole room.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

8 Window Dressing

Your curtains brighten the room and can enhance the décor scheme. For a complete and polished look, choose curtains that exactly match your bedding to make the whole room look properly finished.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

9 Cast a Cheerful Light

The addition of a coloured lamp shade can literally cast a different shade over your room! Soft pink or peach is especially flattering to human skin, while blue or yellow can make us look ill, so do bear that in mind before simply buying a shade in your favorite hue! Make sure that you can layer the light in your bedroom, with bright overhead lights for work and tidying and softer, kindlier lights for getting ready to sleep.

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

10 Place for Everything

This cannot be emphasized enough – have a place for everything that you want to keep in your room. Once everything is neatly put away, the bedroom will look tidy and welcoming, but if there are features that do not obviously belong there you risk making the room look cluttered and messy. Likewise, always make your bed in the morning, as a crumpled unmade bed does not enhance the décor – no matter what 🙂

10 Ways to Pump up Your Mood (with chic bedding and more)

That’s our guest post article from Kathy Joe at Yorkshire Linen.  So what did you think?  Make sure you stop past Kathy Joe’s facebook page and leave her a message :-).  Want to change your room – make sure you visit their site by clicking here.  Until next post – have an awesome day everyone.

-Linda

Board and Batten Wainscoting

Board and Batten Wainscoting

Board and batten wainscoting for your bathroom

Are you a board and Batten fan?  Today’s post is picking up on part II of the Master bathroom Redo.  You remember our post on master bath storage when we built the in between stud cabinet?  Well, that one cabinet started what my husband refers to as the ripple effect – Every time I use this awesome cabinet, I felt like something was missing.  This cabinet gave our bathroom the start of a cottage like feel, so the next thing we did was a logical choice, we installed Board and Batten Wainscoting of course!

Master Bath Storage Post

It was a fun project but took a little time, about a week or so to plan.  After the cabinet build I changed the wall color to Valspar’s paint color “Shaken Not Stirred” (very James Bond I know) purchased from Lowe’s.  Once this grey color hit the wall, that cottage feel was a little stronger.  So for over a week, I would walk in and stand there thinking what do I install next? Then this little room gave me the answer, and that’s when I ran to Home Depot and purchased my next project – Board and Batten Wainscoting.

Board and Batten Wainscoting

This one tiny change opened up this small room, and I love the effect, and if you try it in your bathrooms I know you will love it too.  It’s very easy, but time consuming due to the cuts.  Here’s how we installed our Board and Batten Wainscoting:

1. First I removed all the baseboards, and then prepped/primed/painted the wall.

Board and Batten Wainscoting

2. After the paint dried, I trimmed out the bottom of the wall with 1x4x12.  I cut all the pieces to match on a 45 degree angle on an inside and outside corner method.  I attached to the foot of the wall using caulking that lined the top, bottom and sides, then nailed to the wall with my Ryobi nail gun and 2” nails.

Board and Batten Wainscoting

(Note: use the caulking on the back of the Board and Batten Wainscoting to make sure you get a tight seal – because it’s in a bathroom you don’t want any moisture creating any problems of mold build up behind the board).

3. Next, I cut two 1x2x8’s in half giving me 4” vertical pieces.  Nailing to wall after adding my Caulking as I did above.  I started with the corners and measured my board spacing each one 10 ½” apart.  Then I finished adding the vertical boards creating my board and batten wainscoting.

Board and Batten Wainscoting

4. Then, I moved on to the top of the vertical pieces using 1x3x12 on a 45 degree angles.  Using a 1x2x12 as a cap piece I turned this piece to give that finished picture rail look.

Board and Batten Wainscoting

5. To finish the look of the Board and Batten Wainscoting, I caulked all the cracks, covered the nail holes, and let cure overnight.  The following day, I finished adding the last coat of bright white paint.  Because I used pre-primed boards, I did not have to prime.  I simply added my bright white paint and let it dry for the pristine appearance.  Just a side note, I love bright white paint, so I have Porter paints mix my white, adding three drops of black paint.  This one little technique brightens the white and you can tell where your white paint stops and starts.  What do you think of the Board and Batten Wainscoting look?

Board and Batten Wainscoting

I want to thank you all who participated with the paint colors and red pop choices through our Facebook and Hometalk discussions.  As you can see I value your input in my design.  I am glad you follow our blog and are so active with helping.  But most of all I hope you enjoy trying the installation of board and batting wainscoting.

Post you tomorrow the next updated Master Bath Redo Part III!  Have a great night everyone!

Linda