Minimalist Bedroom Decor with Platform Beds

What are platform beds? Platform beds are part of Asian or Oriental type of décor that has become very popular today. Platform beds are trendy and look really neat, elegant and sophisticatedly simple. They are best for minimalist bedroom décor as they are not overwhelmingly big, demanding attention and eating up both floor and vertical space.

Traditional beds have been always bigger and taller. They look imposing and more so if they are four posters with stands and net curtains etc. The main focus of the bedroom will be the bed always but the traditional beds are more demanding and attention grabbing than these low slung platform beds which many associate with Japanese idea of arranging bedrooms.

The complete bed furniture set that are called Asian décor has low slung bed, low slung and chic looking nightstands also at the same level as the bed. Platform beds are fuss free in construction with just four legs and a platform of slats that form the basic support for the mattress. Mattresses are placed right on the platform made by the wooden slats without any spring box etc.

Original Asian type platforms did not have either headboards or foot boards. But today most of the beds have headboards and some have extended overhanging board running all around that serves as an extra nightstand. Some platform beds are made with drawers underneath for storing some extra linen and stuff – essential for small minimalist décor homes.

For bedrooms done in minimalist décor, platform beds are the best choice. Modern and contemporary style platform beds come with simple but comfortable headboards that have classic clean cut design lines. The bedroom looks clutter free and elegant.

Here you can see images of beautiful looking platform beds for bedrooms done in contemporary minimalist design from the renowned Italian designers Jesse. The bedroom décor is minimalist and contemporary with low slung platform beds with matching night stands, and dressing chest. With area rug and bed side lamp, the décor looks sophisticated, simple and elegant.

Most of the platform beds have headboards, made of wood but in different finishes. Some are in the natural wood finish; some are finished black with matching nightstands and dressers. Some of the platforms are upholstered beds for extra comfort and with padded and covered headboards. The mattresses are firmly seated on the platform and the effect is minimal and contemporary with highly sophisticated elegance.

Stunning Gray Cream Combo Bed Décor
Stunning Gray Cream Combo Bed Décor

Oak Finish Platform Minimalist Décor
Oak Finish Platform Minimalist Décor

Handsomely Contrasted Minimalist Bed Décor
Handsomely Contrasted Minimalist Bed Décor

Gray & Wood Finish Minimalist Bed
Gray & Wood Finish Minimalist Bed

Full White Platform Minimalist Bed
Full White Platform Minimalist Bed

Corner Platform Bed Minimalist Décor
Corner Platform Bed Minimalist Décor

Black Headboard Minimalist Platform Bed
Black Headboard Minimalist Platform Be

Bedroom Decor Minimalist Platform Bed
Bedroom Decor Minimalist Platform Bed

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PaperStone® Panels – Sustainable New Multipurpose Material

It is our duty as responsible human beings to contribute whatever little amount possible to control the carbon footprints that are ravaging the ethnic balance of our universe. There are many earth- and environmental friendly ideas that spring up in every walk of life in an effort to a more holistic way of living for a healthier and happier world. With the awareness for sustainable materials on the rise, more new sustainable materials are used in furniture making and for home decor purposes. Paper Stone is the new kid in the block which seems to satisfy the people’s green ethics and desire for sustainable alternative to wood greatly. Paper Stone Panels look elegant, sophisticated and traditionally classic too.

What is Paper Stone? As per Wikipedia – ‘Paper Stone is a Certified (FSC, Smartwood, Rainforest Alliance) post-consumer, recycled paper architectural surface material made with 100% petroleum-free, phenolic resins.’ It seems to satisfy even strictest green ethics in that it is made from recycled paper and 100% free of fossil-fuel resins. There are actually two grades available – ‘original’ and ‘certified’- both are great looking materials that can be used as countertops, for cladding, for wall paneling, ceiling and flooring and as substitute for wooden panels in all types of furniture manufacturing. The panels are quite durable and look extremely pretty in elegant colors with utilization of natural pigments.

Paper Stone ages well, over time with use – much like all popular hardwoods from which beautiful classic furniture are usually crafted. A seasoned Paper Stone product has a softer look and more glowing richer lustrous look and appears extremely elegant and attractive. No wonder Paper Stone has become the favorite choice of more and more renowned designers. Paper Stone countertops in the kitchens and on kitchen islands have become the favorite worktop in colors like denim Paper Stone elegant gray, brown, or soft beige. The patina and finish are superlatively good and elegant. Paper Stone panels can be used for the doors and shelves of the storage accessories like cabinets, racks etc to complete the look.

Likewise bathroom decor also can benefit greatly by using Paper Stone panels. The panels come in classic, contemporary, traditional as well as modern styles and they come as prefabricated panels that can be fitted as easily by any DIY enthusiast. Paper Stone is a great option as table tops, chair seats and other furniture use also.

I am sure you also would like to check out how PaperStone® can beautify your home.

Tabletop, Cutting Board from PaperStone
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PaperStone Kitchen Countertops Shelves
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Gorgeous Looking Kitchen with PaperStone
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Elegant Looking Kitchen with PaperStone
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Countertop Made of PaperStone
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Countertop and Shelf Door from PaperStone Panels
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Beautiful Bathroom Vanity with PaperStone
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Teenager Room Interiors And Furniture Decor

Cambrass is well known company for kids and teen room furniture and decor. This time Cambrass has come out with very amazing and trendy teen bedroom designs. They are not the normal boring teen room designs but really funky and attractive. They bring a lot of vigor and fun to the room and these are very important factors for a teen so that his mind remains happy and creative. An atmosphere can play an important role in the upbringing a kid and it has a great effect on his mind. To help keep your child’s mind sharp and creative start off by making his room creative and funky and it will automatically add the same zeal in his life too.

Interiors Designs For Kids Bedroom Furniture
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Interior Designs For Teenager Children Bedroom Furniture
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Interiors Designs For Children Bedroom Furniture
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Interiors Designs For Kids Bedroom Furniture
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Interiors Designs Bedroom Furniture For Teenagers
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Feng Shui Tips for Fabulous Looking Baby’s Rooms

Planning for the arrival of a new baby can be the most exciting and beautiful time for the whole family. We plan from cot, mattress, wall décor and other furniture so that baby’s rooms not only look like a dream-come-true baby’s room but also the most comfortable place for the baby and the new mother for the time to come. Today, parents are thinking just beyond comfort level and cool looks of the nursery. They want the rooms to look inspiring and interesting. They want baby’s room to have a theme and co-ordinate all the furniture to follow the theme. Right from the wall décor to bed linen every thing matches just so and looks extremely pretty and nice.

The other thing the parents are now concerned is that the baby’s room should be harmonious in all ways. Not just to look harmonious in placement of furniture and arrangement of accessories, they want the baby’s room to have positive energy flow and the room is in harmonious alignment with all the natural five basic elements for health and happiness. Understanding that good Feng Shui helps health, prosperity and positive growth, parents are keen that baby’s room should have good Feng Shui. The parents realize that baby growing in a room with good Feng Shui is, less fussy, more healthy, easy-going and comfortable. They sleep better; are not startled or restless than normal.

What are the important points to observe for good Feng Shui in baby’s room? Check that baby’s room is in a calming and peaceful location. And the baby’s crib is placed in a good location against a wall and not against a window or in line with a door. Check that the baby’s crib is not adjacent to a toilet or bathroom etc. The other things that can bring good Feng Shui for the baby’s room is pastel and soothing wall decor. Check out for colours that are mutually harmonious if you want to bring dual colour scheme. Check out that there is no sharp-edged furniture pointing at the baby’s head or frightening kind of wall décor in the baby’s room.

Finally make sure that the baby’s room has the most harmonious and pleasant kind of lighting that will not be glaring to the soft eyes of the baby. Here are some images of very prettily done nursery from Creations Baby.

Traditional in Style with Creamy Vanilla Finish

Sleigh Style Crib and Accessories in Chocolate

Pretty White in Cottage Style Collection

Full Collection in Traditional Style

Full Collection in Espresso Finish

Crown Mouldings and Bracket Feet

Antique and Wonderful in Black

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Welcome To Green Ideas – Include Gorgeous Driftwood Furniture in Your Decor

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Today the green movement is gathering momentum and doing our bit for the preserving and promoting the green trend is most important. The aim is to reduce, reuse & recycle – whatever natural treasures we have – like woods, water without wasting as well contain the craze people have to dump old things and get more and more new non-sustainable products. Driftwood can be called the ultimate green product. Felled by no human hands, treated with no harmful chemicals, the driftwood is the embodiment of green sustainable material. Captivating the imagination of multitude of people cutting across language, nationality, creed or age, driftwood is a favorite medium to create unique masterpieces of artwork, furniture and other accessories.

Where do driftwoods come from? Most of the driftwood is washed ashore on the coastal shores in various areas. Also in deep forests, where rivers rub/scour the banks on which trees have grown, over time some limbs of trees get loosened and flow along the water as driftwood. Also driftwood can come from thick woodlands with streams and lakes. It is deadwood, cured by water mostly. Sometimes without falling into water, dead tree limbs in forests or hilly terrain can become like driftwood which can be used in the same way. Sun, rain and wind bleach it effectively. Whatever be the way, driftwood embodies timelessness and the eternal power of elements over the flora, fauna and human beings. And it brings a whiff of blue oceans, green forests, sun and sand.

Inspired by the unique shapes sculpted by water, wind and sun, there are myriad ways drift woods get shaped – as furniture, as sculptures, mantle frames, mirror frames and as well displayed in their natural glory also. Artists use their imagination along with things like glass, resin and clay to make unique and wonderful looking sculptures, lamps, wall hangings as well as furniture like glass topped tables, chairs etc. Here are some wonderful looking coffee tables, mirror frames, console tables etc from All Driftwood Furniture. Pine, cedar, walnut or oak – any tree’s driftwood works fine. Knots and gnarls in the wood add to the character. Look at the beauty of sun-bleached natural bone-like look of the driftwood. Each one of them is unique and hand crafted beautifully and carefully.

If you are thinking of a DIY with driftwood, cleaning, soaking, sterilizing and other preparations ought to be done. Or you can get some ready-to-use from pet store. Wherever you get it, you are sure to love driftwood furniture.

Wonderful White Dining Table
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Vertical Frame for Mirror
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Glass Topped Coffee Table
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Driftwood in Natural Glory
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Driftwood Christmas Tree Illuminated
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Dining Table Round from Driftwood
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Console Table atop Two Driftwood Pieces
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Cane Dining Table-Chairs – Perfect Green Option for Your Home

Dining tables are now used more in the outdoor area as small homes and apartments are not keen to have separate dining room or dining area. Most of us use an open kitchen plan with kitchen and dining area planned continuously and this area opens into the living room area. Most of the times the kitchen counters or the island counters are used as dining table with bar stools or high bistro level chairs as dining chairs.

But all of us love to have a dining table set either in the terrace, or in the patio where we can sit out in the open area and have a relaxed time eating or partying. If you have a garden or front or back yard, you will love to furnish this area also with a dining table and chairs. These are more informal kind of dining area and we do not want heavy or ornate looking dining table sets.

Cane dining table and chair set is the best informal thing you can have for outside dining as well patio or terrace dining furniture. Other areas where you can use light-weight and informal kind of chairs tables are if you want to have a separate breakfast nook in the kitchen itself, but away from the cooking or working area – like the kitchen counters or island counters.

But there are some homes where they still want a dining area separate from the kitchen, even if it is not too big or spacious. Here we may find big and large-size wooden dining tables out of place and out of proportion too. A small square or a round cane dining table and chair set may be the perfect fit for this dining area seating. There are matching console tables or coffee tables also available that will make the set complete.

Most of the cane dining chairs comes with upholstered cushions and a few may have padded backs also. These are made of cane frames and fitted with wicker work which is done by hand and intricately done. But today there is furniture made of synthetic resin material which looks very much like cane is available which resembles original cane and wicker work greatly. Cane is a great green option as it is very fast growing grass-like material which is self-sustaining. Here are some beautiful looking cane dining chairs-table sets from Capri’s Furniture.

Stripe Cushioned Chairs and Glass Topped Table

Round Table and Round Backed Chair

Round Pedestal Table Chairs and Console All in White

Lovely Looking Console Table and Table Chair in Wicker

Handsome Bar Table Stool and Dining Set in Cane

Gorgeous Rectangular Table Chair Set in Cane

Cute Round Glass Top Table and Round Back Chairs

Beautiful Back and Seat in Coral Red

Cane Table Chair Set with Cream Upholstered Seats

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