Monday, 24 December 2012

SteamPunk Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Steam-punk Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Steam-Punk is one of the most unique looks you can choose for your themed bedroom, though one of the more challenging room designs to pull off. As a big fan of steampunk roleplays and costumes, I thought I'd do a post on creating the perfect steampunk bedroom for all the fans of the genre out there.

Steampunk Bedding Ideas

OLD WORLD NAVIGATION Duvet Cover Bed Linen Set
Steampunk Pillow Cases
Steampunk bedding is practically non-existent, though a few great blankets with steampunk designs can be found here and there - they go out of stock pretty quick due to their rarity. Antique map themed bedding is the easiest to find and fits the steampunk vibe very well - check out all the options here!

Another option available to steampunk fans is to pair a dark brown duvet set like this one with some sweet steampunk themed throw pillows and pillow cases (which are much easier to find than bedding. This is usually a lot cheaper than buying a steampunk themed duvet too, so it's a good option if you are on a budget.

Steampunk Wall Decorations

Steampunk Gears in Space Sci-Fi Canvas
When painting your walls, go for a grungy color, like a grey tinted navy blue, gun metal gray shades or faded browns and creams. This will perfectly capture the spirit of theme.

Steampunk Bat Mirror
Wall decorations are going to be one of the most prominent parts of a steampunk bedroom, so its important to know what is available. There are plenty of steam punk posters available, including some cool ones decorated with schematics for equipment that would be right at home in any steam punk bedroom. There's also some cool canvas art - like the one above! It's really awesome.

You can also try out some steam punk themed decals. An easy way to give your room a steampunk feel is with some cogs and gears decals. Check out some of the best steam punk wall decals here and pick the ones that take your fancy the most.

Another awesome piece of steampunk wall decor I've found is the Steampunk Mechanical Wings Bat Wall Mirror, on the left, and the steampunk themed clocks below.

Steampunk Clocks

Steampunk Valves Clock
I'd almost say one of these kick ass steampunk themed clocks is a necessity for any steampunk themed room, bedroom or otherwise. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes, with as elaborate a design of cogs and gears as you want. There's even a heart shaped one below for girls who want a steam punk bedroom that still represents a feminine style.

If you don't fancy (or don't have room for) a wall clock in your steam punk themed bedroom, there's plenty of table clocks available too.

Steam Punk Accessories

Cool Steampunk Design Human Skull Statue Sci-Fi
Steampunk bedroom accessories are all the rage and there's no shortage of them. I've featured some of my favorites above, but you can also find steampunk trinket boxesVictorian style coat hangers, and even steampunk themed mirrors. If you shop around you are sure to find some awesome stuff to go in your new steam punk themed bedroom.

Happy Decorating!

Steampunk Wall Clock Heart Pierced
Cupid Gearwork Painted Resin
I hope you've found some great ideas for decorating your own amazing steampunk themed bedroom. 

If you liked this post and would like to see more bedroom ideas, don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for all the best themed bedroom decor ideas and bedroom accessories on the net!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Hunger Games Bedroom Decor Ideas

Hunger Games Bedroom Decor Ideas
Are you a huge fan of the Hunger Games series? Looking to decorate your bedroom with lots of awesome Hunger Games merchandise? Look no further. I've collected all of my favorite Hunger Games bedroom decor ideas right here, and I'll be taking you through the essentials for setting up you very own Hunger Games themed bedroom. May the odds be ever in your favor!

The Hunger Games Movie 
Polar Fleece Katniss

Hunger Games Bedding

There's no official Hunger Games bedding yet (I'm constantly on the look out though, so come back often!), but you can make your own DIY Hunger Games bed with some cream or black sheets and a Hunger Games polar fleece like the one on the right. Add some matching Hunger Games pillows to the mix and you have yourself the perfect bed!

You can find a District 12 themed fleece blanket here, and Mockingjay Part 1 themed blanket here for all the Peta fans out there! You can also pick up a cute black Mockingjay Part 1 polar fleece here. Why not collect a few of them so you can always shake it up a little?

Hunger Games Wall Decor

District 13 Hunger Games Vinyl Die-cut Wall Decal Sticker Home Decor
The Hunger Games
Katniss Movie
Poster Print
Next up you'll need some Hunger Games wall art to liven up the walls of your Hunger Games themed bedroom. There's plenty available, especially movie posters which tend to be really bold and a great way to make your bedroom standout.

You can also pick up some sweet Hunger Games wall decals, including some cute Mockingjay symbols as well as decals of the District 12 symbol, which I've featured above. Its a great way to celebrate your anticipation for the third movie - I know I'm excited for it!

Shop around and pick the decor that'll look most awesome in your Hunger Games themed bedroom paradise!

Hunger Games Bedroom Accessories

CafePress Hunger Games fun Wall Clock - Standard Multi-color
Finally, Hunger Games bedroom accessories will add the finishing touch to your bedroom. There's lots of items to choose from, including clocks, Mockingjay lightswitch covers, ornaments and keepsake boxes to store your gear in. Pick your favorites and set them up in your new bedroom!

Happy Decorating!

I hope you've picked up some cool ideas for decorating an awesome Hunger Games themed bedroom. If you liked this post, don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for all the best themed bedroom decor ideas, bedding ideas and accessories on the net. Oh, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Vanity Sets for Girls

3-Piece Wooden Make-Up Mirror Vanity Dresser Table and Stool Set, White
Looking for a gorgeous vanity set to add the finishing touch to a girl's bedroom? These beautiful mirror and stool sets make incredible and practical bedroom accessories and storage units. They come in all styles and sizes, and there's one for girls of any age. 

Pavlov'z Toyz Light and Sound Vanity
Table Play Set, Pink, Purple, White

Vanity Sets for Toddlers

Every little girl needs her first vanity set to prep her for the real thing, and there's a few cute ones that would look amazing in her bedroom. My favorite one is the one on the right which has a working light and a heart shaped button that plays a melody.

The great thing is they tend to come with lots of accessories like toy hairdryers and combs that make the vanity set an amazing play set that little girls are sure to love. 

Vanity Sets for Young Girls

KidKraft Medium Diva
Table & Stool

Older girls are ready for a real live vanity set, and there are tonnes available in all colors and incredible styles. There are plain ones, ones with skirts, Disney Princess themed vanities, fairy tale vanity sets and many more. They come in a huge variety of different colors too, so there's sure to be one that any little girl will love.

My top favorite vanity set is the one on the right - the color scheme goes with any little girl's bedroom, and its really pretty looking. The stool is nice and stable, so its very safe, which is an addition bonus.

If feminine and girly isn't your daughter's style, there other cool styles to choose from, so shop around!

Vanity Sets for Older Girls and Teens

Vanity Set w/ Curved Leg Design Stool and Table in White Finish
If you are shopping for a vanity set for a teen, there are more mature styles and larger sets available in lots of different styles and colors. These sets might even be appropriate for tweens who want a vanity set they can use for years to come.

Table-top Vanity Sets

KidKraft Accessory Organizer with Mirror
If you don't want to buy a full vanity set or already have a cute desk, table or chest of drawers to put a mirror on, why not pick up a table-top vanity set? These cute sets mean you can have a little extra storage space with your mirror, to store your makeup and hair accessories.

So there you have it, some adorable vanity sets for your bedroom! I hope you found one which is just perfect for you. If you liked this post, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for even more awesome bedroom accessory ideas.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Mini Bedroom Chandeliers for Girls

Mini Bedroom Chandeliers for Girls
If you are decorating a princess or palace themed bedroom, or just want to treat the little girl in your life to something truly special, you can't go wrong with a gorgeous mini bedroom chandelier. These lighting sets are high quality and are sure to make any child feel like royalty.

If the sky is the limit for your budget, you might want to look at the Jubilee range of chandeliers, which are by far my favorites. The image at the top of this page is representative of these high quality and beautiful pieces. They tend to cost between $300 and $700, though some great deals can be found for less than that.

If you are looking for some cute budget chandeliers for $100 or less there are plenty of beautiful ones to choose from. I've included two of my favorites below. One of the best things about mini chandeliers is that no matter your budget, you will always get something that looks incredible. Enjoy!

Pretty-in-Pink Pull-Chain
Ceiling Fan Light Kit
4-Arm Chandelier with Glass
Crystal Stem and Drops

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Canopy Beds for Girls

 Triple Lace Ruffle Princess Pink Canopy
Triple Lace Ruffle Princess Pink Canopy
A beautiful net canopy on a little girl's bed is the perfect way to make her feel like an absolute princess. They come in all sorts of colors and styles and there's one to fit any budget. Let's look at the basics of what you need.

Powell Princess Emily "Shabby Chic
White" Carriage Canopy

Canopy Bed Frames

If you want to go for a four poster kind of canopy (which look really amazing, so I recommend it!) you'll need a bed with a built in canopy frame to hang it upon. There's loads of styles to choose from, and a few of them even come with their own canopy cover, but my favorite has to be this gorgeous Cinderella's carriage style bed on the right.

You can also get full canopy beds for toddlers at a really good price, such as this one here.

Canopy Day Bed Frames

Bristol Daybed

Another great option for those of you looking for a good canopy bed frame is one of these canopy day beds. They're a dream land palace at night, and a comfortable sofa and seating area in the day!

Not only can these save you money on seating, which is really convenient, but they look absolutely wonderful too: really delicate and feminine. I recommend setting them up with some frilly or lacy floral bedding with cute pastel colors like the one in the picture for a truly fairy tale atmosphere.

 Nicamaka Casablanca 4-Point Bed Canopy - Fuschia
Nicamaka Casablanca 4-Point
Bed Canopy - Fuschia

Four-Poster Canopies

Once you have your bed frame you'll need the finishing touch, the canopy itself. There's lots of different styles available, such as curtain like canopies that can be closed to defend against mosquitoes, to simplistic but beautiful net throws to decorate an elaborate bed frame.

They also come in pretty much every color you can imagine, though pink and white are by far the most common and popular. Pick the one that suits your little girl's bed best and you are good to go!

Stand-Alone Canopies

Purple Feather Metallic Moon and Star Trimmed Girls Bed Canopy

If you don't want to fork out for a brand new bed and all the trimmings, you can always get a stand alone hanging canopy for your daughter's bedroom. These hang from the ceiling and have the advantage of fitting many bed sizes at once. There are two main styles, circular canopies like the one above, and square canopies that imitate the ones you would get for a four post bed frame.

Happy Decorating!

I hope you've found some sweet ideas for setting up your own beautiful princess style bed set for the little princess in your life. If you liked this post, don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for all the best bedroom themes, bedding and decor accessory ideas on the net!