Thursday, November 20, 2014

Toddler Low Loft Beds with Stairs

Uber-Cheap Toddler Loft Bed with Storage Stairs for Boys or Girls on Amazon
Toddler low (or junior) loft beds with stairs like these go from super-cheap to oh-so-posh, so no matter your budget, you can find the bed for your toddler boy or girl and have extra storage space inside each step--a definite win-win! 

Low Loft Beds for Toddlers with Storage Stairs: a win-win

As I mentioned, low loft beds are available in lots of styles and prices, so I'll start simpler 
(and cheaper) and go up with price as I move along, giving some ideas I hope will be helpful
in decorating your toddler boy or girl's bedroom. I love, love, love these beds. you won't need a boxspring which will save you, right there. The metal frame low loft bed above is super-cheap and the two stair steps have plenty of storage for those pesky little Legos or bedtime storybooks. 

White Low Loft Bed for Toddlers with Stairs for Storage & Play Room Underneath

Low Loft Beds      with stairs & play room underneath

Isn't this low loft toddler bed too cute? You'll have the stairs for extra storage and the play room tent underneath is optional. But the white metal framed bed is the same model as the blue loft bed at the top of the page. I love the idea of having a play 'room' of sorts underneath the loft bed and as your toddler gets older, you can opt for a more mature play tent or simply peel it away. 
With these fun beds you really have three pieces:
  • loft bed
  • play room underneath
  • extra storage (stairs)

White Wood Low Loft Bed with Stairs for Toddlers

beds that last: low loft bed with stairs

If you want a more classic style bedroom  for your toddler, opt for white finished wood loft bed. I love the Cape Cod look and feel of this loft bed and it built-in stair shelves; aren't they nice?   Too, the bottom rails underneath the bed make for a nice little play room, of sorts.

Here's an idea for decorating underneath these loft beds: Tape off a the shape of a picket fence on the wall underneath/behind the bed. Paint flowers or other fun images and maybe a sun and clouds above the top loft area to create a complete picture. VIOLA! You'll have a little play room underneath the bed. Use the cheap acrylic craft paint. The paints come in a host of colors--anything, really for under $1 per small bottle or you can get a large bottle of the paint for under  $3.99. Easy-peasy.

My Fave:

Loft Bed with Stairs (without) Extra Storage Cube

Toddler Budget-Friendly Low Loft Bed with Stairs & TONS of Storage on Amazon

I love all the options with this low loft bed from South Shore.
You'll have  the stairs with doors for storage and you can add as you
go along or just keep to the bed. I'm familiar with South Shore and have to tell you
these pieces are heavy. Good thing you'll have it shipped if you order it
from Amazon, like I did (I have two platform beds for my teens). Usually, the
shipping is free (they were when I added them, here) but be sure and check. If your space is limited, I'd keep to the storage pieces that fit under the loft. For the lower price, you can have quite the loft bed unit for your toddler on into school-aged years.

going all out:

 loft bed with stairs, dresser, cubbies 

Loft bed with Stairs for Toddlers on Up in Dark Brown Wood Finish

Wow! here's the 'creme dela creme' of loft beds with stairs. Toddler boys and girls on up     can easily access the drawers and cubbies on this unit., so even little ones can keep up with the clutter and corral those little messes (I know, imagine that).  Really, this is one tidy room of furniture with an 'upstairs,' too. About he stairs: you'll access the storage by pulling the drawers on the side, there. That bottom drawer/step is quite large and most-accessible to toddlers. This low loft bed has great ratings and is easy to assemble-seriously. With this loft unit, you'll have two dressers, shelves, stairs and a bed that'll really last you a good while. A  plus-plus.   

So, what's your fave?

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spiritual Wall Art: Artwork with Purpose & Feeling

Spiritual Wall Art: Handpainted Tree of Life 20"x40" on Amazon
Spiritual wall art like these budget-wise prints, posters, and canvas pieces are a fabulous way  to express your inner sentiments--what you truly believe in, your spiritual self. And what better place to remind yourself of what's important to you among all of life's virtues than a piece of art on your focal wall? Here's a great selection of different genres of spiritual wall art to help you find your inner voice and express it with art. 

Your kind of 'spiritual' define your style

Spiritual Wall Art: Modern Tree of Life--Handpainted

There's hardly anything so personal as a spiritual symbol; what's spiritual and endearing to me, may be your deity's nemesis.  Well, maybe it's not that extreme but you can understand the difference between sacred and downright who's who of scary. 

When deciding what's best for you among these spiritual wall art pieces, decide first who or what you want to display and what you want to garner from looking at the picture or other wall decor.   

Here's a look at two genres of the Tree of Life paintings. Both are hand painted but  have very different looks and elicit different emotions.  

Inspirational Quotes: wall art decals for your spiritual side

Here's a look at wall decals where you'll be inspired or motivated daily. Often, spiritual wall decals have an inspirational quote like this one below here. On the left, are two henna hands of the more Eastern, spiritual ilk.

 I like that these wall art decals come in a host of sizes and colors, so you'll have just the right wall art piece for that crazy-large wall. Both wall art pieces are available in different fun colors, while the hands are smaller to super-big sizes.

Spiritual Wall Art in Decals: Inspirational Quote on Amazon

Inspirational quotes are a great impression of your first glimpse each morning, so I suggest placing your spiritual wall art on a bedroom wall that's facing you upon arising or perhaps where you sit and reflect, sipping the morning's brew. 

spiritual wall  art: 
it's not all pictures

Spiritual Dimensional Wall Art: Celtic Trinity Knot
   Wall art doesn't have to be about flat pictures; they're quite nice but be sure to
add a bit of dimension with reliefs (art that projects from the wall, like a 
wall sculpture or plaque). This Celtic Trinity wall plaque can be part of a collection among crosses and other spiritual pieces.  You don't have to stick to a religion per se to incorporate
a spiritual element into your favorite space.

Spiritual scrolls:
Dalai Lama Quotes: Spiritual Wall Art Scroll on Amazon

Here's my fave: the quotes of the Dalai Lama. 
I found several scrolls of this same style wall art but
each have their own inspirational-spiritual message.
While not a particular religion, we can all relate to its message.

what's your favorite spiritual wall art piece?    

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cheap Black Chandeliers for Bedrooms: Fanciful or Dramatic

Black Chandelier for Nursery or Bedrooms on Amazon

Black chandeliers for bedrooms are a great finish to any space's decor, like the 'cherry on top' or 'the icing on the cake' kinda thing. Their black hue can be many things to a bedroom depending on your decor palette.  If you'll be going for a boutique look, this black chandelier will really stand out against pastel pink walls. Or you could look at this same black chandelier and see its allure in a more dramatic bedroom space. No matter your style, a black chandelier will fit in quite nicely as your bedroom's favorite lighting.


19" 5-Light Black Bedroom Chandelier

This 5-light black chandelier looks like its more expensive crystal cousin but its cheaper price is definitely more palatable. I suggest using this size chandelier in your girl's or teens bedroom, as the beadwork is a popular design element they'll love having in their bedroom.

                          just the right size:                             measuring for your chandelier

Black Smoke-Crystal Style Chandelier for Bedrooms

If you're like me and loathe to get out a ruler or measuring tape and measure your bedroom, there's an easy rule of thumb for having the right size chandelier for your space: simply (emphasis on 'simply') add your bedroom's length and width and opt for a chandelier in that size width. 

This cheaper chandelier on Amazon, is 22 inches wide, so a room that's 10 feet by 12 feet will be served well by this piece. The measurement can be off by a bit, so don't worry if you're off by a few feet. You'll need other lighting as well for 

bedside lamps and reading, etc.  

Mini Black Chandelier for Bedrooms on Amazon

saving on your lighting needs:  cheaper mini bedroom chandelier

I love this highly-rated, cute 3-bulb ultra-black bedroom chandelier; it's perfect  for an accent corner, where you can create a reading nook with the simple addition of an armchair, a small nightstand and a white, comfy rug--like my fave, flokati. Uber-cheap,  this black mini chandelier will leave you with plenty left over to invest in that rug I mentioned.

I wanted to finish out my post here, with this budget-friendly 100% sheepskin accent rug. It's a perfect match to finish your decor out both above and below. Imagine one of the black bedroom chandeliers I've talked about above, overhead of this arrangement. I want to crack my novel right now and slump down into the chair. You may never get me out of it! 

What's your favorite among these black bedroom chandeliers?  

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Bedroom Storage Bench Seat



Lift Top Faux Leather Tufted Storage Bench for Bedrooms
Keeping it Neat: Bedroom Benches with Storage

Corralling clutter in the bedroom is made easier with these dual-purpose storage benches -some with convenient cubbies- for shoes and whatever else threatens order in your abode.
It makes great sense to have your furniture pieces do double duty, especially in smaller places like bedrooms, where the tranquility of an intimate space can be threatened quite easily with a few wayward shoes and mismanaged, extra bedding taking up residence on your floor.
While it's easy to resolve the clutter-gone-wild in your space with an attractive bedroom bench with storage, sometimes it's not so easy making a place in your bedroom for it. Not to worry, though; I'm happy to oblige with some helpful decorating suggestions for keeping order with a strategically-placed storage bench while adding to your bedroom's overall decor scheme.
Scroll down to peruse several bedroom storage bench options and tips for organization you'll love.

Tan Faux Suede Storage Bench for Bedrooms

Narrow bedroom storage bench seats like these lift top pieces, are an economical (yes, cheap) way to get your off-season bedding up and out of the way--freeing up space--while affording a great place to get dressed or wrestle with those stubborn boots and other unruly clothing. 

You'll need to be sure you've enough floor space to walk around your new bench or it'll become one of those nuisance pieces before too long.  Everyone has their own comfort level, so I don't recommend any measurement formula other than going with the size of your largest family member and how they'll relate to the storage bench: is it too wide and will anyone trip on the bench's legs?  I have three young men  in my home (yes, they're related to me!)--all with big feet, so what's great for me when rounding a corner is a disaster for them.

White Storage Benches: let the light in

White Storage Benches for Bedrooms Add 'Light'

Style for Less: Bedroom Benches that Rival  Expensive Designer Styles

Whenever I'm looking for decor ideas I like to find comparable pieces that cost much less than their more expensive counterparts. Keeping a check on budget is a wise one; it's hard to enjoy a piece you've paid too much for.
Often, you can satisfy the look you want in size, shape and color, though you might want to invest a bit more if you plan to use your bench every morning and night for sitting and dressing. Having a studier piece for heavier use will be the better investment.
For casual use, though, these cheaper storage benches for the bedroom will work when you need the look for less.

Off-White Lift Top Bedroom Storage Bench

Here's a handy tip for measuring what's right for you: place a sofa table or even two chairs at the end of your bed or wherever you plan to place your storage bench. Note how much room you'll have to navigate around the bench; if it's too much, consider another area. 'Rinse and repeat' until you're comfortable with the arrangement.       

Sitting & Dressing: bedroom bench with cushion and storage baskets 

If you're like me and sit while dressing, having storage bench in the bedroom is a great convenience, especially when putting on hose, sock and/or shoes. Balancing while dressing is not on of my fortes.
It's a good idea to have room enough on the bench for you and your clothing and laying out tomorrow's duds saves time in the morning. I like the ample storage afforded by this bench's baskets and handy drawers. A real plus~plus in the bedroom!
Bedroom Storage Bench with Cushion and Basket Drawers

what's your style storage bench?

Obviously, there's a host of lift-top storage bench styles and colors and you may have your eye out for a neutral or maybe even  a fun color, like this red bench. You'll have the bedroom storage you need in the energetic hue you're after.  I'll talk about other considerations you might want to broach below.

Red Upholstered Bedroom Lift Top Storage Bench

form & function: getting the most from your bench  

If you'll be using your storage bench to get dressed, you might want to forgo a leather or faux leather bedroom bench, as you might be slipping and sliding after you get the first article of clothing on (seriously). This red upholstered storage bench is 19" narrow--great at the end of the bed or as a wall-hugger. Be attentive to how you'll be using the bench, other than for just storage and you'll get optimal use from it in both form and function. 

your bedroom's storage bench:                                         what's your color? 

It's fun to decide on your bedroom's color palette and find the color you want in your other furniture pieces, like this neutral, tan lift-top storage bench or the red bench I talked about, above. But be sure to consider that your new bench will be part of your focal point, should you put it at the foot of your bed. I suggest you opt for a bench that's very similar to your bedding, like this tan bench, below. It doesn't take from the bedding's beauty at all. Conversely, a strong hue like red needs a similar color to blend and not compete with.  

Neutral Bedroom Lift Top Storage Bench Seat

Beige Tufted Lift Top Bedroom Storage Bench

tufted lift-top bedroom storage benches

      & looking for storage space  

I love tufted upholstery; it's both posh and defined. Add the functionality of having extra storage and seating in your bedroom and it's like having two great pieces of furniture.  If you've a smaller bedroom, it would be smart to add storage to as many pieces as you can. Look to store things in decorative hat boxes on simple, floating shelves. Store things in plastic bags and stick them inside your knee-high boots. Note the shelf below and see how many items on it can be used for storage while looking every bit the decorative element. Go up with your storage needs; you'll be surprised with what you come up with!

Faux Leather Tufted Lift Top Bedroom Storage Bench

Bedroom Benches with Storage & Backrests: ideal against those long walls

Storage Bench with Backrest and Lift Top
Storage benches with backrests are a good idea for bedrooms with the wall space. The bench above has a high backrest and a lift-top storage area, so a long wall is almost a must. You can opt to add a cushion for comfort or leave a smooth, wood finish, as shown above.  

which bedroom storage bench do you love?

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