Sunday, May 31, 2015

DC & Marvel Comic Superhero Rugs & Bedroom Ideas

Kids' Superhero Justice League Area Rug

Decorating with Marvel Comic Superhero Rugs & Fun Accessories

Fun, superhero Marvel Comics rugs, bedding and other fun accessories like these promise to morph kids' bedrooms from BLAH to BAM!

Decorating your child's bedroom in their newest superhero doesn't have to cost a ton of money, time and brain energy with hit and miss guessing games. Begin with a strong foundation of themed bedding and ground the space with a fabulous superhero rug and you're off and running to a successful finish.
With your new superhero bedding and rug (dare I say, "dynamic duo?) and a few decorating basics you can be on your way to greatness, indeed.
And I'll show you how.
Scroll down to find great ideas and learn how to incorporate fun, Marvel Comics superhero character rugs, bedding, wall art and cool gotta~have accessories into your little superhero's space for a too~cool bedroom you'll both love.

In the Beginning: The Oh-So-Important Focal Point Fit for a Superhero:

Kids' Superhero Bedding: 4-Pc Marvel Comics Avengers Comforter & Sheet Set

Ideally, your bed will serve as your bedroom's focal point, as it's typically the space's largest contribution. Using superhero bedding like this Marvel Comics, Avengers comforter set is a great way to introduce your space's theme, welcome your little superheroes and warm the space.
That's quite the job description!

Ideas for Getting a Super Superhero Bedroom

Marvel Comics Superhero Bedding: Twin Spiderman Comforter & Sheet Set
Kids' Twin Size Marvel Comic Spiderman Superhero Comforter & Sheet Set

Using bedding in a big way--as your bedroom's main attraction--with the help of this set's brilliant hues, will for sure bring your kid's space into focus with your proposed superhero comic theme. Bathe walls in a contrasting color like lighter blues or even white if you're not up to or able to paint.
Ideally, your bed set should to be your room's crowning jewel and everything else serve in supporting 'co-star' roles. Bedding is such an easy way to start of your decorating venture with a Bang!

Batman DC Comics Superhero Comforter Set: Another Great Idea for a Marvel~ous First Impression

Kids' DC Comics Superhero Bedding: Batman Comforter & Sheet Set

Build your Superhero Bedroom Piece-by-Piece: DC Comics Batman Comforter & Sheet Set

 As I mentioned earlier, your bedding should take center field but adding themed accessories and wall art is a fun way to build upon your bed's voice and enrich the space, adding dimension to a blank palette.
Any of these Marvel or DC Comics superhero bedding sets will make a great first impression.

4-Pc. Twin Size Avengers Superhero Sheet Set

Finally: Dark-Colored Marvel Comics Superhero Sheet Set

While crisp whites are fabulous for us adults to lounge about on lazy days, kids can make them a disaster with stains you have to tend to come every wash day--and in between.

This sheet set features Marvel Comics Avengers, The Hulk, Spiderman and other superhero faves, so you're not locked into a given character. 

I love the versatility these dark-colored sheets lend to your kid's superhero themed decor palette, don't you/

4-Piece Twin Size Avengers & Spiderman Superhero Sheet Set

Large 52" Round Captain America Shield Area Rug


Using Unrelated Pieces in Your Superhero Themed Bedroom Space

Superhero Area Rug Bedroom Decor

Area Rugs with Splashes of Color Create a Superhero Area Rugs

While this handmade rug isn't a product of DC, Marvel Comics et al. it's a great shoe-in and emphasizes how you can mix seemingly unrelated pieces to make a great themed impression. Too, you can save quite a bit on your decor budget by piecing together accessories like this colorful area rug.
Its design is reminiscent of the comic book callouts, like, "BAM!" "POW!" and "SMASH!" (well maybe not the latter, but you get the idea).
Look for related 'unrelated' pieces and you'll often save big while adding a unique quality to your kid's superhero themed bedroom.

Light Up Your Superhero Space with Themed Lighting

Official Marvel Comics Superhero Bedroom Decor: Thor Table Lamp

Thor Superhro Action Figure Table/Accent  Lamp

There's no greater thief of fabulous decor than poor lighting, lending to gloomy shadows and creepy corners. Obviously, you want adequate light in your child's bedroom, lest you get frequent late-night visits from your kid seeking solace from the shadow man (and I'm not talking one of those superhero villains, either).
Having enough lighting can be pretty easy and you won't have to dump a ton of cash to get the light you need. I suggest having one superhero themed piece like this Marvel Comics Thor lamp and giving it well-deserved, prominent placement atop any focal piece.
Other must-have lighting is overhead and either lower or task-oriented fixtures.Consider budget-friendly uplights (aka can lights) and a simple fixture at the ceiling. I love paper lanterns paired with an uber-cheap hanging light kit. Together, you can have a nice ceiling light for less than $15.
Allow this Thor lamp to garner the attention it so deserves and keep other lighting to a minimum visually.

Marvel Comics Superhero Poster

Marvel Comic Superhero Bedroom Decor: Marvel Comic Heros Poster

36" x 24" Posters: Superhero Themed Wall Art on the Cheap: Bedroom Decor's Best-Kept Secret
I'm always lamenting the great investment posters are. They're ideal wall art for kids who often change their preferences seemingly overnight. When paired with poster frames, you've quite an impressive art form that's nice and neat.
The standard size poster is 36" x 24" and most posters are available in this size.
I've found that big-box crafts stores carry these frames and when bought using a weekly coupon you can have 'forever' frame for super-cheap. Come time for your kid's newest fad, simply pop out the old poster and in with the new.

Twin Size Marvel Comics Avengers Superheroes Sheet Set

Avenger's Superheroes Twin Size Sheet Set

While it's a given that kids and extra sheet sets are a go-together, themed pieces like this Marvel Comics Avenger set pair up nicely with solid color comforters. You'll save on having plain outer bedding while having the benefit of themed design exposed by turning it down to reveal the sheets inside.

Kids' Superhero Accent & Area Rugs: Warm and 'Enlarge' Your Superhero Themed Bedroom Space

DC Comics Superhero Area Rugs: Batman, Superman Logo

Area Rugs by DC Comics

These superhero are rugs are the ideal way to warm up your new bedroom and ground your decor palette. There's plenty to look at on your newly~appointed walls and it makes good sense to have a rug to balance the whole look and feel of your child's bedroom.
Too, a large area rug can help "enlarge" a smaller space by placing it on the diagonal, as doing so gives your room the illusion of more square footage without much fuss. Tuck the rug at an angle just under the foot of the bed; you'll see intant results.
For hardwood floors, rugs are a must~have for warming the space.
Click on the Batman image to see more about these DC Comics superhero area rugs.

Marvel Comics Superhero Spiderman Area Rug Comforter Towel

Marvel Comics Spiderman Bedding Set: Comforter Area Rug & Towel Set

It's a good idea to balance your space with three uniquely shaped pieces to every one large straight edge elements. You can also create this different look by using the diagonal approach I talked about above.
Though still a linear element, the placement can make a big difference. Play around with your rug and you'll be surprised with how many looks you can create!

Superhero area rugs help add dimension and warmth to the largest of spaces.

Wall Murals: Easy-Peasy Way to 'Wow' in Your Kid's Superhero Bedroom

DC Comics Superhero Theme Avengers Wall Art Mural 6' x 10'

Instant Superheroes Avengers' Themed 'Headboard'

I love using big decor pieces versus several small ones. This huge, 9' X 15' Marvel Comics Avengers mural makes easy work of defining your superhero bedroom theme and can hold its own in the absence of a headboard.

You can hang this mural easily with four manageable strips. When it's time to remove the mural, it can easily be pulled off ~ no scraping. There's no question what the theme of your room is with such an engaging element in your space.

Vibrant Graphics = Fabulous Superhero Focal Piece

DC Comics Superhero Batman Bed Set in Vibrant Blue & Yellow 

Superhero Bedding: Batman Comforter Set Twin

The deep blue hues and bold print this Batman superhero comforter set boasts will serve you well as a valuable focal piece. In larger rooms you may want to add other themed pieces but smaller spaces will get by splendidly with just this set as the bedroom's only themed textile.
I'd pair up this bed set with black and navy (or royal) blue sheer window panels, flanking each side of the window in both colors to add dimension. Sheer panels are uber-cheap and look fabulous with all the colors available.
Allow this strong contribution to be the amazing piece it is; you don't need to add a thing!

Marvel's Spiderman Theme Decor - About Layering

Spiderman Superhero Comforter & Sheet Set

Marvel Comics Superhero Bedding: Spiderman Comforter & Sheet Set Twin

Build your decorating palette with a few key pieces like the Spiderman comforter set I've shown here. Warm up your space with an accent or area rug if floor space allows.
Using decor pieces from the floor upwards is a process called layering ~ building and balancing each element; that's the fun part! Keep busy prints and low key designs in check to avoid a messy, cluttered appearance. It's a good idea to place or hang similar elements on opposite sides of your room to avoid conflict. You'll want to appreciate each piece on its own.
Experiment before you make your final decision on placement for best results.

Create a Batman Focal Point: Super-Sized City Scape Wall Decal

Kids' Superhero Bedroom Decor: Batman Gothic City Mural

Remember Batman's Gotham City? The city skyline is illuminated with the bat symbol in the fashion of a strobe light.
You can easily recreate a stunning skyline much like the ol' standby with wall mural decals like this one. Unlike challenging wallpaper of yesteryear, wall decals are removable and re-positional and you can try again if your first try isn't picture-perfect.
Too, they're available in a host of sizes and other styles, so you can create an amazing mural quite easily and affordably.

Thinking Outside the Box: Hang a Rug on Your Wall

Kids' Superhero Bedroom Oval Batman Rug Logo

DC Comics Batman Logo Oval Accent Rug

While it seems logical that rugs are floor dwellers, don't discount the idea of using your superhero accent rug on your space's wall.
Yes, I said, "wall."
Remember my reference earlier about the batman logo/shield beaming over the cityscape wall decal above? This Batman accent rug can be the shining star piece you need on your focal wall. Indeed, there''s no shortage of ideas for your superhero theme; just take your cues from your child's favorite comic book.
Have him or her express their favorite ideas and I'd venture to say they'll care for their room a bit more.

Worthy of a Superhero: Walls That WOW

Giant Batman Superhero Removeable Wall Decal

Creating Your Own Superhero Stunt Wall Art

Use your imagination or peruse comic books to get ideas for a one-of--a-kind superhero mural. I like the idea of hanging thus giant batman wall decal over the cityscape piece above.
The result would be spectacular with Batman seemingly coming through the wall to save the day. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?

Keeping Your Decor Balanced
I created this visual to give you an idea of how wall art often mirrors the space's other pieces. While you may clearly see the three posters, you may have overlooked the trio arrangement on the table.
Now that I've brought that to your attention, you can clearly see their relationship and how well the arrangement works together. Ideally, you want to keep each addition in your space a ''welcome' one. One where the new piece won't compete with the other.
The practice is best realized by stepping back and determining if it's 'Wow!' or 'War.'

Which is your favorite superhero comic rug or bedding? Leave me a comment, and thanks for visiting!


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Kids' Loft Bed with Workstation Desk Underneath

These budget-wise-only kids' loft beds with desks and workstations underneath are a smart solution to saving space in otherwise cramped quarters.

Loft Beds, Space & Study Space

Metal Twin Loft Bed for Kids with Workstation Desk Underneath

Creating space can be tricky in tight bedrooms--especially kids' rooms--where floor space is often at a premium. And kids and teens need either a desk or full-on workstation for doing homework. Finding room for all that junk . . . er . . . school stuff is a conundrum best left to professional organizers, or if you're like me, you can opt for a tidy loft bed with a desk underneath for saving space--and money.
Either loft bed you choose will give your kids the homework space they need below, while serving as an attractive element to their bedroom. And it's all in one tidy package.
Scroll down for several ideas for great low loft beds or the full-size version single loft beds with homework desks and computer workstations underneath the bed itself. Plus, (I hope) you'll get a better idea of what's best for your boy or girl's bedroom without breaking your bank.

Black & Silver Metal Twin Loft Bed with Workstation Underneath
Loft Beds & Windows: Friend or Foe?
Most of us love windows; they bring your room to life, banish otherwise dark corners and looming shadows and create the illusion of more free space.
I can't imagine covering kids' bedroom windows with heavy panels. Instead, consider sheer panels in your room's color scheme; they're uber-cheap and provide privacy while allowing natural light into your space.
Another thing to think about is window placement: will the bed be covering your window if you go for a higher loft bed? Do you have an awkwardly-placed window? There are several things you can do to easily fix the window issues for either a low loft bed (aka, twin junior) for smaller children, or a high twin loft for older kids and teenagers--and on to college dorm. I created a few visuals (at the end of this page) to give you an idea of some easy fixes.

NOTE: About the Children's Loft Bed Above: Uber-budget-friendly Black or Silver Kids' Twin Metal Loft Bed with Full Workstation Underneath for Under $210 & Free Shipping (as of this writing; be sure to check 'free shipping'). Looking at the ratings, I'd trust that this loft bunk is a great find.

Full Metal Loft Bed for Kids with Workstation Desk Below

Kids' Two Ladder Full Loft Bed with Desk Underneath & Two Bunk Ladders

Under $300 with Free Shipping (as of this writing).

Some Things to Think About with Your Kid's New Loft Bed

Kids' Metal Twin Loft Bed with Workstation Desk Underneath

In this article, I'll broach several things that might be detrimental to your kid's overall bedroom decor and the loft bed's functionality if you're not careful.

I'll start with size because it's often the obvious gets overlooked--like when you've just secured that last bolt and you realize junior can't sit up in the loft bed's upper bunk without a major whack to the head. 
Be sure you measure for your floor space, width, ceiling height and depth while considering your child's size (weight included). Too, you might want to construct the bed fully in its intended spot because it may not fit through the door or up the stairs or around a hall corner, otherwise.

Serious Business in a Full Size Metal Loft Bed with Workstation Underneath: computer keyboard tray and shelves

Kids' Full Metal Loft Bed with Computer Desk Workstation Below

I've included several study loft beds that seem to have it all: great desks and workstation--some with storage aplenty--with bookshelves all tucked into one tidy unit underneath a twin or full loft bed. So, you've quite the package in the floorspace of a single bed. How neat is that? If you've kids like mine, the bed may be the only 'neat' thing in their bedroom!

Full Size Metal Loft Bed with Full Computer Workstation Desk, Keyboard Tray and Shelves Underneath

Twin Metal Loft Bed Fit for a Teen: a 'dorm room' made easy

Twin Loft Bed with Corner Workstation Desk & Futon Underneath

Twin Size Metal Loft Bed, Corner Workstation Desk, CD Holder, Memo Holder, Futon Sofa Bed and Desk Chair Underneath-- Yes, the loft bed is included! 

Children's Low Loft Bed with Homework Desk and Storage Shelves: a tidy package 

Kids' Junior/Low Twin Metal Loft Bed with Desk and Shelves
While full-height loft beds seem to afford the most for your investment, don't discount junior loft beds with plentiful storage like this one that best suits younger to school-aged kids.
Another consideration is your kid's bedroom, especially those smaller rooms with limited turnaround space. It's these rooms where low loft beds like this one are ideal picks for little boys and girls. This model is available in white, also. Really, both color choices are gender neutral, so if they've a younger sibling you'll have a bed at the ready be they a boy or girl. You'll get plenty of storage, a roomy, twin size bed atop and a great return on your investment. A definite WIN-WIN.
Low Loft Bed: Kids' Twin Size Metal Loft Bed with Homework Desk and Shelves: Great for Bedrooms with Low Ceilings

My #1 Fave for Low Loft Bed with Desk & Storage Shelves, Dresser/Drawers

Kids' Twin Low Loft Bed with Locker Storage & Desk Below


Kids' Uber-low Price Junior Loft Bed with Plenty of Storage Shelves and Drawers and Desk Underneath--even an optional trundle bed (further down)

Low Loft Bed with the 'Personality' of Four Pieces of Furniture: in several finishes 

Children's Low Loft Bed White Wood Finish with Desk, Dresser Drawers

Low Loft Bed with White Wood Finish: Homework Desk, Dresser Drawer Storage and Shelves

Wood Loft Beds: melding classic design with modern necessities 

Wood low Loft Bed with Desk, Dresser Drawers, Slide & Chair Underneath

Your kid's age is another consideration you might want to give weight to before hitting the gavel for best loft bed ever. It's been my experience that tweens and teens opt for modern design beds and decor over the more traditional, mission and craftsman genres.
Here's a look at both classic and more modern design loft beds to give you a visual on the subtle--but important--differences. If you're looking for a more-permanent arrangement for your kid's room, I suggest opting for a loft bed with straight lines more indicative of modern pieces.
Note how the loft bed (above white) with its metal accent betrays a 'cool' vibe, while the bed above left has a cottage appeal that looks fabulous in younger kids' bedrooms.
So, while any of these loft beds will do for little kids, it's likely they'll outgrow the traditional styles once they get into teen idol posters; I've coined it the 'Bambi to Bieber' phase.
For the biggest payback, I'd go for a loft bed that will grow with your child's maturing tastes. All you'll need do is switch out posters and maybe a lamp and you're good to go for the next phase. Easy-peasy.

Classic Wood Loft Bed with Computer Workstation & Shelving Underneath

Solid Wood Twin Loft Bed with Computer Desk/Workstation Underneath

For those who just hafta have the wood and detail of traditional furniture pieces, this solid wood twin loft bed fits the bill with its arched head and footboards.
And while its twin frame is indicative of a more rustic setting, the bed has a great desk/workstation setup underneath for the serious student with a PC and keyboard, books and all the accoutrements for acing their next exam. But back to the bed:
The desktop is more a workstation with its ample width. I would place a mat atop any carpet to protect the pile from all the wear from the desk chair, while making easy work of rolling from desk to shelf and back again. The slide-out keyboard tray rivals that of the modern tekkie computer desks, too. With this study loft bed, your kid will have a full-on home office setup underneath for homework, and in the space of a twin bed--old meets new at its finest, I'd say.

When Only White Will Do: white twin loft bed with lots of storage and homework desk 

White Wood Twin Loft Bed with Desks, Dresser Shelf Storage

Decorating with Loft Beds: wall art on the cheap

Higher beds like this study loft design are a real boon for all school-age kids where a quiet place to do homework is a must. Of all the loft beds I've featured here, this one is my personal pick for tweens and teens, especially.
The desktop arrangement is more a workstation than simple desk and there's a pull-out keyboard shelf I can appreciate--truly a computer desk kids can grow with and there's the extra shelf for reference materials and supplies at arm's reach. Along with an additional bookshelf and storage drawers, there's definitely no shortage of space all packed into a twin bed's floorspace.
With its linear frame, your wall art should be snap when you use those cheap poster frames. I suggest buying standard poster-sizes like 36" x 24." Since most posters are available in this size, you can easily change the posters out on a whim and have a nice, clean-edge piece of art.
You can also buy ugly pictures at thrift stores and yard sales, pop out the glass, paint it and hang the frame around any object, like a boomerang or starfish--literally anything. I say, "Put a frame around 'it' and art it is!"

White Low Loft Bed with Pull-out Desk, Dresser Drawers and Shelves

Easy 'Bed-Making' Tip

Low Loft Bed with Pull-Out Desk and Dresser Underneath
I don't think a spot the width of a toothpick was spared in this tightly-packed low (often referred to as 'junior') loft bed with its bookshelf, shelves and dresser underneath the twin size bed.
Like the other low loft junior beds, this mini is ideal for smaller children, too and it's available in a three, popular wood finishes (white, black and cherry brown),so it's sure to fit in with your planned decor.
Speaking of decor, you'll want to dress the bed in super-cute bedding but in order for it to look great, the bed needs making daily. And with bunks and loft beds with storage and all that going on underneath, making up the bed can be tricky. For wee ones, making a bed upon arising just isn't feasible.
So, don't!
Here's a 'trick' for having a great-looking, neat bedroom I've used in my early days with toddler twins: Use your kid's comforter as you would a top sheet, then use a simpler blanket for warmth. Upon arising, have your child place the blanket in one of the cubbies or drawers in the morning. VIOLA! You're left with a tidy loft bed with a neat-as-a-pin comforter (tuck the comforter under the mattress or use velcro strips to keep it crease-free).
Who knew?

Loft Beds and adding color to your kid's room

Children's Low Loft Twin Bed with Desk, Shelves and Dresser
Odds are you--or your child-- has a theme or color in mind, so that makes buying art, bedding and accessories a bit easier. But like anything, too much color is not a good thing and results in diluting the effect you most prized pieces have on your space.
A brown loft bed like the one here at left is made fabulous by adding a colorful rug, matching window panels, and bedding . . . etc, but be careful, lest the bed get lost in a sea of a one-color-zoo-gone-wild.
Keep your space's main attraction just that: the star of the show.
It's ok to have a hint of sameness in each piece; just keep it to splash, hint or pinch level. I like the 3:1 ratio, where you've three nondescript--or plain--pieces to every theme piece; you'll achieve a balance that's pleasing to the eye.
Either of these beds will make a smashing impression in your kid's room and they'll do great on their own without too much help. Choose a theme-based bed set and keep the other themed pieces low-profile.

Totally Teen-Friendly Decor: cool but ingenious loft bed with desk, storage and optional trundle

Trundle for Low Loft Bed with Locker Storage and Desk Underneath

Metal and modern design go hand-in-hand and this teen loft bed with desk and the optional, pull-out trundle bed underneath it, betrays that hard-as-steel city streets loft design.
The cool factor is apparent with this low loft study bed in high-energy red and blue or it's girly-girl version is done up in pink and purple. I would have gone berserk for this bed but most importantly, it's the beds' features that have so much promise for great decor while serving as quite the piece for studying and storing.
I'd venture to say these teen loft beds with desks will be a 'coveted piece of several pieces' of furniture (I would have never thought this verbiage would make sense)
Tweens and teen kids love metal framed furniture; its soooOO SoHo! Pair this lofty piece up with NYC posters like the yellow cab and the black & white with neon bedding and wall art and you've one ama-ZING! space they'll swear to love you forever for.
As a side note, I must say the abstract wall art over the bed is a great way to decorate while spending quality time with your child. Their simplicity promises to be a cherished, no-fail project you'll both love. The canvases can be had for uber-cheap at big box craft stores where they're usually in a package of two or three. Throw in a weekly phone app coupon and it's a win-win.
I hope I've been some help to you in your quest for the best loft bed for your kid's bedroom!

Ideas for Creating Harmony with Loft Beds and Those Tough Windows

Off-center Window: use well-placed window panels for balance

Older Mid-Century, High Windows & Corner Windows: it's all about the curtain panels

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