Friday, June 5, 2015

Graffiti Comforter & Bedding Sets for Boys & Girls: More Than Bedding with Words On It

Decorating with Graffiti Bedding sets and funky decorative pieces like these will transform your teen boy's or girl's blah bedroom to new urban street heights in freedom of expression.




Under $50 Twin Graffiti Bedding: Comforter & Pillow Sham Set

Fun & Funky: Graffiti Comforters, Bedding & Related Decor

During the graffiti boom, where new, more complex styles of this novel art form were being expressed by 'writers' in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, the 'writing' took on a competitive vibe where the scale of the words morphed into 'masterpieces' and exclusive designs were now known as 'tags'.
Fast forward to today, and we know graffiti as an amazing expression of self in urban art; what better way to make a nondescript bedroom space your very own than to appoint graffiti comforters and other bedding that sport such a fascinating written art form?
Scroll down for a glimpse of uber-urban graffiti bed sets at their very best along with cool ideas to take your room up a notch--or ten. And I've included some great examples of graffiti bedding and related accessories and wall art you're gonna love along with tips on how to use them for a jaw-dropping result.

(Matching Urban Graffiti Bed Sheet Set Further Down)



Color Splash or Black & White: What's Your Style? - Graffiti Bedding & Comforter Set for Boys or Girls


Under $50 Graffiti Bedding: 3-Pc. Black Graffiti Comforter Set Twin for Boy/Girl

Getting Started with Your Graffiti Theme Bedroom: Go for the Bold in Graffiti Bedding

Ideally, you want to begin your decor scheme with the room's focal point (the space's largest decorative element).
Beds make the ultimate show-stopper in bedrooms: they're often the space's largest piece, so your bedding has quite a job of setting the stage, introducing your theme and anchoring all other supporting decorative pieces.




Your Space's Voice: Your Own Graffiti Bedding Style Speaks Out



Graffiti Bedding: Twin/XL Graffiti Skater Comforter Set with Bed Sheets
Decide what ''voice' you want your bedding to betray. Will it be a splash of loud color? Or, will you be going dark and mysterious? Obviously, color brings an uplifting air about it, while the black and white bedding is the serious version of 'cool'.
There's no wrong choice; it's all very personal. Go with your passion in making your space truly yours. Here's a selection of bedding that will support your graffiti theme. Some of the bed sets here are obviously full-on graffiti but don't limit yourself to graffiti-or-bust pieces. I explain more about this below.



Big N' Bold with Graffiti: the Perfect Palette

Twin Size Graffiti Bedding: Urban Paint Splash Blue/Black/Yellow

It makes sense if you're going all out with your decor that your bed be your first consideration. Your bedding should be bold enough to grab the eye, with the other pieces playing a supporting role, second to the bed.
Don't hold back with the bed set if you can help it; it's the perfect start to a great finish.






Graffiti and the Art of Suggestion



Graffiti Bedding: Black and Red Twin & Full Comforter and Bed Sheet Set

Those Elusive Graffiti Style Comforters & Bedding Sets


While perusing bedding sets to cull the best among graffiti comforters and related pieces, it became clear that the 'ideal' graffiti themed decor I was after is scarce--almost a rarity among decor genres.
What's a decorator/mom/artist to do?
My first inkling as artist is to make the bed set myself with plain bedding but not everyone is up to the task and I promised graffiti bedding, by golly, so let's work out our options, here.
I recommend using a comforter set like this one or those few below that'll work in your graffiti space quite nicely. This comforter set, while skater related, can lose most of its skateboard spirit when paired with graffiti wall art (I've some fabulous wall art, below) and accessories.
Don't go overboard, just include enough of the graffiti theme to overshadow your bedding's original non-graffiti voice.

Graffiti Bedding: Twin Urban Graffiti Bed Sheet Set Under $25


From Mild to Maniacal: Keeping Your Graffiti Style Theme Sane
Graffiti is such a free art form; there's no 'rules'. Its success relies on those unexpected elements true to each 'tag' (known as a 'writer's' own design or logo in graffiti lingo).
But remember, you're having to work in the confines of a small space as compared to the sprawl of city streets, subways and train yards; so you must keep your busy graffiti themed detail in check, lest you lose control of the room's decor; that would be disastrous and unsettling - not at all the cool, restful retreat you're after.



Graffiti & Nondescript Bedding & Accessories: It's All About Balance

Graffiti Bedding: Urban Scene w/ Graffiti Duvet Cover


Be sure to balance your theme pieces with plain, nondescript elements. I suggest a 3:1 ratio, where three plain are paired to every one graffiti piece.
You can 'count' this bed set with its matching graffiti sheet set as one theme- piece, though, since the sheets will be covered mostly, or entirely by the comforter, depending on how you make the bed up.
In all, a graffiti bed set like this one will set you on the right path to success in your new room with minimal effort. I'll take easy-peasy any day, won't you?



Going Retro with Graffiti in Your Themed Space

Using Period Pieces to Convincing Play Up Your Bedroom's Theme & Voice


Tie Dye Bedding Set for Graffiti Period theme

As I mentioned above, it's a smart choice to opt for period pieces like this true-blue spiral tie dye bed set. Its much like a canvas waiting for embellishment of any 1960s-70s ilk.
I've included a how-to video below where you can easily create your own graffiti without a lot of financial investment.
A great plus-plus for using more nondescript pieces like this bedding, is you'll have the option to easily recreate another space--using this same set-- when the mood strikes.



Graffiti-Themed Wall Size Giant Art Mural Decal

Sizing Up Your Graffiti Themed Wall Art




All too often, I've seen art that gets lost in a sea of drywall, where a picture is so small it hardly makes an impression, let alone be called art. Spatially, you need to keep to the 'small wall, small art' and 'big wall, big art' mantra; it's that simple. Graffiti artists figured this scale-thing out quite quickly when they went bigger and bolder; often times their work went from floor to ceiling and top to bottom depending on their 'canvas'.
I suggest going as big as your budget allows on your focal or accent wall.




Graffiti Wall Art Decal from Poster Size to Mural



Graffiti-Themed Wall Art from Poster to Mural Size



Color & More Color: a Graffiti Must Have

See how well the color in this wall art complements the otherwise, unrelated bedding above? Even if an admirer wasn't familiar with the 60's relationship between the two, the hues of each seem to grab hold of their color-match making them perfect mates.
Go easy with such striking design work and allow like pieces to stand out without the interruption from other, less-important pieces. Indeed, Less is More!



Graffiti Accessories: Area Rug in Graffiti Style

Using Rugs in Your Space

Mohawk Graffiti 5x7' Area Rug


Rugs can do more than feel great underfoot; they can create the illusion of more floor space, ground the room's other pieces and transform the look of cold, hard floors into a warm ambiance. That's a lot to expect from a single decor element but rugs really earn their keep in any space they occupy.
If your floor space could use a few more feet here and there, consider placing the rug on the diagonal or semi-sharp angle tucked just under the bed a bit. Stand back and watch your room grow! Well, not really but the illusion is there and I'm a big-time fan of instant results. Bare, hard floors can leave a room looking cold and unfinished. Rugs tie the room's decor while creating a cohesive, finished look you'll love.
This graffiti rug will tie in perfectly with your new theme without draining all the attention away from your focal point. Isn't it quite the unique piece?
You can find out more by clicking the image.


Black and White Graffiti Style Urban Modern Bed Set

But Is It Graffiti? 
I've often used pieces in themed rooms that are simply 'suggestive' of the theme, much like this Squiggle duvet set. Not true-blue graffiti, the squiggles do have the lines and style that betray the makings of graffiti, so it will make a great addition to your themed space.
I like the idea that, while the bedding isn't quite 'there' in graffiti, it will do nicely in keeping your theme from going hog wild.
It's also a perfect companion for a colorful wall of graffiti. When visualizing the amazing hues of graffiti, It's easy to visualize with the bedding--a perfect pairing up of contrasts. Don't you think so?
NY City Skyline Graffiti Themed Wall Art


City Streets & Skylines = Convincing Graffiti Bedroom Theme
NYC skylines are another element that works well with your graffiti theme. I prefer a huge wall full of sky scrapers versus a small scaled piece. A great idea that's quite dramatic might be a skyscape lower on the wall and a spray of graffiti above. For very little investment you'll have one amazing focal or accent piece that's sure to get plenty of attention.
Pick your largest wall and go for it!



Wall Art is a Must for Your Graffiti Bedroom Theme

Graffiti Theme Bedroom Wall Art Decal



I like how the Brooklyn graffiti wall decal, here consumes the entire wall space.
Wall art is crucial to any space's decor, it's true, but no more so than in a graffiti themed room. Indeed, you'll need at least on wall full of the tell-tale deliberate scrawl. But your artwork must be the appropriate size for the wall or you'll have lost its impact, its ability to WOW!





Poster to Mural Size Graffiti Theme Wall Art Decal



Keeping Your Graffiti Art Art: The Right-Sized Art for Your Wall

All too often, I've seen art that gets lost in a sea of drywall, where a picture is so small it hardly makes an impression, let alone be called art. Spatially, you need to keep to the 'small wall, small art' and 'big wall, big art' mantra; it's that simple. Graffiti artists figured this scale-thing out quite
You can easily create your own graffiti piece on a giant roll of paper and unfurl it like a mural in your room. I love the idea, so I've included a helpful video below. Like anything, practice makes perfect. If you're not confident, there's a plethora of graffiti wall decals you can easily apply to your walls for a instant WOW! factor.



A Bit About Graffiti's Beginning

Graffiti: An Enduring Art Form

Graffiti was born in the 1960s at a time of free love and expression, so it makes sense to pair up the decade's trademark styles with the likes of tie dye, peace signs and other groovy art. As I mentioned, everything in your room needn't be graffiti. Unique decor depends on melding your favorite interests into one broad spectrum. I know, I've made that idea seem complicated but really, just mix and match to your hearts content but try and keep things related in color, design or other elements you find a great match.
The bed sets here are just the cusp of what's available in 60's theme if that's where you're going. Notice that while these bed sets aren't graffiti, the graffiti wall art I show below go quite well when paired with the hues in these bedding sets. They both (the art and bedding) complement each other without being overdone.


What Graffiti Themed Bedroom Pieces are You Looking For: Girls' or Boys' Bedding & Decor?



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