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There are many exciting developments in the world of kids’ bedroom decor, and many of the top trends are mirror images of design elements in the grown-up realm.  We all want the same things for our kid’s room right?: to be a welcoming place, a cozy nest to come home to, to play, dream and sleep but we also want it to be a stimulating surrounding for their development and curiosity. Here are 2017’s kid’s room trends that you can rely on. Pink and Pastels

There is absolutely no denying the fact that white is the essential color of shabby chic rooms, and even when it comes to kids’ bedrooms with this style, white is often the go-to color. That does not mean you just pick one shade of white and then create a lifeless setting that is devoid of excitement. Let’s face it; we are talking about kids’ rooms here! Instead of white, light grays, gentle bluish hues and pastel pinks and yellows provide the best alternative. Play with Pattern 

Wallpapers in pastel hues with flowery patterns are absolutely perfect for the shabby chic room, and you can complement them with a striped ceiling or even a fun accent wall with a bold mural to create a vivacious setting. Vintage Revival

There is something magical about a room that has a classic, vintage feel. Mixing traditional elements with handmade pieces in the design of a room brings a timeless and elegant vibe. “I wanted something appropriate for a little girl and something that she would grow into as well. Gray Is Good

 All shades of the color gray are making their way into kids’ design. It’s the great, new neutral that parents should have. Gray tones coupled with soft colors like yellow, pink or tangerine remain serene and soft but with a modern twist.

embracing bright colors and bold patterns with less trepidation, bringing a sense of the pending fun of the spaces into the design palettes.  Parents are no longer afraid to take a design risk. A room that is overly patterned may be a thing of the past. The Comeback Kid

The wallpaper trend is everywhere and this trend isn’t going anywhere! Unlike papers of the past that were were too cutesy or too frilly, fun and contemporary wallpapers that both parents and kids will love are now easily accessible.  In appropriate projects, the effect of a whole wall in a pattern or graphic is stronger than that of a piece of art, and it helps capture the parents’ intended feel and energy for the space

 

We will identify those trends while we take a look at some bedroom inspirations that make use of them. With that said, let’s dive straight into 10 Defining Master Bedroom Trends for 2017.

 

Surrealism

The mixture of extravagant patterns, wild materials, and surprising furniture pieces is making a comeback this year in the bedroom trends 2017 department. Look for pieces that make a statement for themselves, creative tiling and geometric patterns with a wide array of colors to create something that feels out of this world.

 Careful Mess Stacks of chaotically arranged books that seem about to fall off, asymmetrical lighting are one of the defining bedroom trends for 2017.

Golden Nightstands

It is very elegant and soothing to our eyes. Many of the top luxury exhibitors displaying their golden bedside table models.

Clean Mid-century Design

Beautiful clean pieces from the Italian designers of the 60’s and 70’s are on the rise, combine them with the overall white tones to enhance the wooden lines and you’ve got yourself one of the most talked about bedroom trends in 2017.

 

Concrete Walls There’s beauty in combining rough concrete walls with vivid modern furniture and light colors, the contrast makes it irresistible and from what we’ve seen this year, this is one of those master bedroom trends that’s here to stay.

 

Grey with a Glimpse of Color

We’ve seen it time and time again, but it looks like industrial bedroom design has come for real in 2017. Tiled walls, slim legged metallic furniture and heavy brown tones are everywhere. The antithesis of the previous white mid-century bedroom also seems to be defining the year.

Colorful Art over white

One has been on the high side of bedroom trends, but we couldn’t avoid talking about it since it’s been up there for so long and continues to do so. Pick some vivid, colorful art and make it even livelier through the use of white tones.

Having a hard time cleaning your mattress pee odors and stains? It will not be a problem anymore because of these simple steps. All you need are these things:

A roll of paper towels or rags Baking Soda Distilled White Vinegar Spray bottle (optional)

Here are the simple steps that you have to follow:

Spray the mattress with vinegar extremely. Vinegar is a very strong liquid that could take away the odor of the mattress. Soak the vinegar in the mattress using rags. Press the rags in the mattress for some time. Spread baking soda all over the mattress. For several hours, let the baking soda sit in the mattress. After, the baking soda will be seen coagulating as it soaks the odor of the vinegar in the mattress. Vacuum up baking soda in the mattress.

With that simple 4 steps, your mattress is now odor and stain free!

Make your bedroom your comfort zone with these beautiful bedroom ideas from different designers.

SILVERY GRAY

Designer Nina Farmer layered shades of gray with autumnal colors in a New England home’s master bedroom. The walls are now sheathed in Phillip Jeffries’s soothing silk-and-abaca wallpaper. The custom Roman shades are in a Holland & Sherry print. A Circa Lighting ceiling fixture casts a warm glow reminiscent of the golden leaves on the river birch trees that line the property.

STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON

 

TRAIN INSPIRED

In a boys’ room at a Lake Tahoe mountain home, curtain-shaded bunks in Farrow & Ball’s Calke Green are inspired by Pullman train cars, says designer Matt O’Dorisio.

KARYN R. MILLET

Cool and Crisp

Update the classic blue-and-white combo with a tangy orange. Dramatic pendant lights also free up storage space on the bedside tables.

Stacy Bass

COLORFUL PLAID

Both parents and kids can agree on this refined space. In a sophisticated Manhattan apartment, a rainbow-hued Italian Sputnik-style chandelier hangs in a boy’s bedroom and a trellis-print Phillip Jeffries grass cloth covers the walls.

CHRISTOPHER STURMAN

 

 

Contemporary Bedroom With Leather Bed

As seen on DIY Network’s original series “Rev Run’s Renovation,” this bedroom is decked out in earth tones thanks to rich gold paint colors and two-toned carpet. Tufting softens the look of a contemporary leather bed, while large artwork adds drama to the wall.

Traditional Pink & Blue Girl’s Bedroom

This lovely girls bedroom is a soothing space perfect for any little girl. Blue and pink pillows and bed linens compliment the light blue wall and blue and white patterned floor. A pink floral glass chandelier highlights the pink ceiling, providing a lovely contrast to the rest of the space. Oversized windows with simple lace curtains allow plenty of natural light. A yellow nightstand brings in a pop of color and serves as an excellent space for a unique sculptured figurine bed lamp.

From: J&J Design Group

Multicolored Transitional Girl’s Room With Horses

Any girl who loves horses will be over the moon for this delightful bedroom where horses gallop across the walls and a cheerful mix of pink, blue, green and yellow fill the space with personality.

 

Simon Brown

BEDROOM WITH DE GOURNAY WALLPAPER

In the main bedroom in Hannah Cecil Gurney’s London flat has hand-painted silk cushions and a Burmese lamp pick up on the green in the ‘Badminton’ wallpaper by de Gournay, the wallpaper company her father founded in 1986.

 

PALE GREEN PANELLED BEDROOM

The design of the bedrooms at Soho House’s High Road House in Chiswick is thoughtful rather than overt. The simple panelled rooms have no wardrobes, just Shaker-style pegs.

BAMBOOZLED

On the Caribbean island of Mustique, interior designer Veere Grenney has redesigned a bamboo house that is a study in neutrals and natural materials.  The main bedroom, in a pavilion, has a bed from Soane. Green fabrics complete the room’s natural design while adding another colour to the simple scheme.

 

 

A small bedroom isn’t necessarily a bad thing…. there’s less square footage to clean, it’s cozy and snug and with less furniture, it’s easier to decorate. Still, many people with small rooms want to make the space look larger than it really is.  If you fall into that group, there’s no need to call a contractor – with a few decorating tricks, you can make your room look bigger, no remodeling required.

 

Go Dark

 

You’ve probably always heard that a small room needs white walls to open up the space. While it’s true that white DOES give an airy, open appearance, it’s also true that dark colors visually recede, making something that’s dark look further away than it really is. Take advantage of that color wizardry by painting your walls a medium-to-dark shade of a cool color like indigo blue, hunter green or charcoal gray. If you don’t want that much drama, paint just one wall in your favorite dark shade.

 

Careful with Pattern

 

A small room doesn’t mean you are limited to tiny prints or to no pattern at all. But if you want your small room to look more spacious, it’s best to limit large prints to small accents, such as throw pillows, sheets or lampshades. Use solids or small-scale patterns on your comforter, window coverings and upholstered furniture.

 

Bare the Floor

 

Breaking up your floor space with small area rugs is a sure way to make a small room look even smaller. Whatever your flooring choice, if you want your room to look larger, think wall to wall.

 

That doesn’t only mean carpet — Bare hardwood or laminate floors with a slightly glossy finish are also excellent for visually opening a space. If you want to use an area rug, choose one large enough to fill nearly the entire room.

 

Drape It

 

The right drapes work double-duty to open up a small space. First, choose drapes the same color as your walls. Second, hang them up high, with the rod just an inch or two below the ceiling line, and the fabric hanging to the floor. The lack of color contrast with the wall makes the room look wider, while the long curtains make the ceiling look higher. It’s a double win for a small room.

 

Let There Be Light

 

A dim room feels claustrophobic. Dispel the darkness with good lighting – even in a small bedroom, you need at least two sources of light. At a minimum, you’ll need a bedside lamp and a floor lamp across the room. If you have ceiling lighting as well, that’s even better.

 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

 

You can’t beat the eye-fooling qualities of a mirror for visually enlarging a small room. And you need at least one large or full-length mirror in the bedroom anyway, or how will you know if those shoes complement that outfit? Hang a large mirror over your dresser, or install full-size mirrors on your closet doors.

 

Forget the Footboard

 

While every bed needs a headboard of some sort to balance the large horizontal surface of the mattress, footboards or benches at the bottom of the bed are optional. If your bedroom is very small, and especially if there is little space between the end of the mattress and the wall, skip the footboard. Instead, match your bed skirt to your comforter, or use a bedspread that drapes to the floor. An unbroken line of fabric keeps the eyes moving, making your room look a little bigger.

 

Color it Clear

 

Just as a window expands a room by allowing the eye to travel beyond its confines, clear glass or Plexiglas furniture opens up a space by eliminating visual weight in front of the walls. You wouldn’t want a clear bed or dresser, but a see-through bedside table or vanity work perfectly in the small bedroom, and look very contemporary. If that isn’t your style, consider a metal-framed piece with a glass top instead.

Yes, you have to clean your pillows. And if it’s been more than six months, they’re way overdue. DOWN AND FIBERFILL PILLOWS Good news! You can wash these kinds of pillows in your washer. For best results, we recommend washing two pillows at a time (to help keep the washer balanced) and using a front or top-loading machine without an agitator. If an agitator-style top loader is your only option, place the pillows in the tub vertically, so it’s less likely they’ll get wrapped around and damaged by the agitator. If your pillow has a care label, definitely read that and follow the directions. If not or you’ve clipped off the tag, use warm water and opt for the gentle cycle. It’s also a good idea to add on an extra cold-water rinse and spin. Tumble dry the pillows on low heat, fluffing and turning them often. In the Good Housekeeping Research Institute Home Appliances and Textiles Labs, we toss in a few rubber dryer balls, like Nellie’s, to help plump the filling and keep it from clumping as it dries. FOAM PILLOWS Unfortunately, you can’t put foam pillows in the washing machine, but if there’s a removable cover, you can wash that according to the care instructions on the tag. To remove dust from a foam pillow, vacuum both sides with your vacuum’s upholstery tool. If possible, dial down the suction level to make the job a bit easier to do. Or, tumble the pillow in the dryer on the no heat or air-only cycle for 20 minutes. Spot-clean any soiled areas with a cloth dipped in a mild sudsy solution. Rinse with a damp cloth. Allow the pillow to air dry completely before putting it back on the bed. Some foam pillows include instructions for hand washing. If you choose to follow them, be very gentle. Wet foam is heavy and tears easily. To help pillows stay cleaner longer, use liners under your pillowcases and wash them monthly. WHEN TO REPLACE THEM No matter how diligent you are about cleaning your pillows, you will need to buy new ones eventually. How do you know when it’s time to toss? If you fold the pillow in half, and it doesn’t spring back into shape, plan for a shopping trip. If you’re not sure if your pillow is still doing its job, ask yourself: Is the foam or batting inside the form lumpy or bumpy? Does your feather pillow have to be punched or fluffed up for support? If you fold the pillow in half, does it stay folded? If you answered yes to any of these, it’s time for a nice, new pillow. If you’d rather your old pillows didn’t end up in the garbage, consider how you can repurpose them. I give mine to my miniature schnauzer, for her bed — the ultimate in recycling!