Archive | February 2013

Unique Daybed Bedding

As far as daybeds go, less surface area doesn’t always mean less impact. A well-decorated King bedspread is certainly lavish but risks overwhelming a small room. Those with dorm rooms or studio apartments, fear not! With the proper daybed bedding and a decorator’s eye, you can concentrate the sheer gravity of a decked-out King into a bed only half its size.

The romantic Springfield Floral Daybed Bedding Set, with daybed cover and three shams, is a little island of pastel flowers quavering on a light cream ground. Reminiscent of plump petals, a rippling flounce kisses the floor below. The daybed cover and shams are accented with twist cording that traces their edges like vines.

Springfield Daybed Set

The Chateau Rouge Daybed Bedding Set includes two shams and a crisp yet cheery spread. The daybed cover is “no-nonsense” with its tailored fit, yet boldly proclaims its ripe-red color scheme. The diamond motif swirling throughout its vermicelli quilt pattern is recollective of a wild, cottage-side strawberry. Off-white borders, top and bottom, exhibit floral patterns. Tidy and compact with its split, gusseted corners, this fitted daybed cover is pleasing to the eye as well as to wayward feet.

Chateau Rouge Daybed Set

Finally, the quintessential Color Classics Hollywood Daybed Cover is truly a spread you can make your own. The lustrous polyester provides striking contrast when coupled with your matte decor. Its solid coloration boosts creative potential, allowing you to effortlessly mix and match pillows. Diamond loop quilting provides interest, making for an elegant bedding—or seating!—arrangement. A cap on the back edge helps to hold the Hollywood cover on the mattress.

Color Classics Hollywood

Back cap of Hollywood Daybed Cover (Camden shown)

View this video to learn more about Hollywood covers (Camden featured).

A regular twin bed frame, with its head and footboard, is not always ideal for a daybed cover. Invest in a daybed frame that accentuates your chosen spread and surrounding decor, and you’re well on your way to a beautiful room, no matter how big or small.

Decorating a Wall with Accent Mirrors

Accent mirrors should do just what their name suggests: that is, accentuate your most cherished decor. Besides providing additional light and depth, accent mirrors can coordinate with a room’s “main attraction,” lending it an emphasis it otherwise lacked on its own. The possibilities are limitless, but here are a few decorating ideas to get you started:

  1. Piece It Together: Create a multidimensional mosaic by combining accent mirrors of varying sizes and shapes—or mix in family photos with varying frames. For striking contrast, pair rectangular or square mirrors with round wall art. You can provide unity by selecting mirror and picture frames with similar finishes or embellishments.
  2. Find Your Center: This arrangement is ideal for highlighting an exceptional piece of decor. Whether that is a stunning canvas, an elegant lamp, or a whimsical clock, accent mirrors can be positioned all around to extend its influence and project its importance into the room.
  3. Play Up Some Drama: Sconces, when mounted between bands of accent mirrors, create a particularly stately atmosphere. Place a sculpture upon a wall shelf and have it preside over a kingdom of mirrors, or capture segments of its reflection for a mysterious look.
  4. Add a Console Table: Adorned with potted plants, candleholders, and other tabletop accents, a console table can add dimension and height to an already superb arrangement.

Accent mirrors are attention-grabbers and creative outlets all in one. View this video for more decorating ideas!

Celebrate Spring’s Approach with Floral Wall Art

With floral wall art, you can sow a seed of spring ambience into even the drabbest wall. A bouquet of sweeping tendrils and pastel petals will invoke the freshness of springtime, and more importantly, embellish any empty areas.

One stunning form of floral wall art is the Metal Wall Sculpture; distinguished by their gently swooping stems and understated colors, these sculptures are cheerful statements either on their own or when framing another piece. Sweet striations of lavender, pink, and cream rollick through clusters of blossoms in the Hydrangea Wall Art Set. Pastel green leaves upturn their fronds, motioning for a little spring rain.

Wall Tapestries lend an air of sophistication to spring decor. The Magnolia Crimson Wall Tapestry features blithe magnolias spreading against a regal background of dark green and crimson. The striking contrast between blossom and background will captivate all eyes and melt away the pale tones of winter.

Wall Plaque Art also has a way of thawing out a tired winter wall. The Carissa Floral Wall Plaque Set is soft and antiquated, like a fond memory of spring. In each set, yellow, mauve, and apricot roses swim in an off-white porcelain background, each arrangement arrested forever in time by encircling gold leaf frames.

On the other hand, if “artsy” is more your style, it’s worth looking into some Canvas Art. The Marche de Fleurs Canvas Set is a serene depiction of drifting wildflowers and butterflies, with a classy scroll of French words blooming just beyond.

Whichever you choose, floral wall art brings a certain liveliness to your home, a breathless anticipation of warmer days and clearer skies.