Thursday, March 14, 2013

Enjoy A Simple Bedroom



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LESS IS MORE.
These are the words that sum up my view of design (really?!),  personal style and life in general. While it is easy to maintain a minimalist look in a large space (because there's always room for ... stuff), real life tends to overwhelm small rooms (because we need several certain functional items to be IN that little room...). Also, I personally find that a bunch of personal stuff makes a small space even more cozy! But every now and then, I just take things away from one room instead of adding more. And the result is simple, streamlined, uncluttered beauty.




After the dramatic makeover of my Valentine bedroom, I needed to cool it down a bit, so I created a calmer place. The colors are less vivid and the decorations are kept to a minimum. If you wish to create a simpler design for your room, follow these simple tips:
1. Stick to the basics. Remove all unnecessary items from the floor, the walls, tables etc. For example, my simple bedroom has a bed, a wardrobe, a little nightstand and a small carpet. No cluster of pictures on the walls, no throw pillows and extra duvets on the bed, no poufs or boxes on the floor. And I could have lived without the rug, too :)



2. Choose double-duty furniture. Use clever space saving pieces of furniture: a convertible sofa for an extra bed; a stool or ottoman with ample storage space; a folding table which can transform into a desk; a stool which can serve as a coffee table, an end table or a nightstand (like the one you can see in here).
3. Avoid too many colors. Decide on a simple color scheme and stick with it. This way, the eye will travel across the room. Too many colors would make the area seem too busy and cluttered.



4. Avoid too many patterns. The safest way to play with a simple interior design is to work with solid colors for everything. Solid color translates as a single unit into your brain - this way, you perceive the room as simple, with a small amount of objects inside. But if you are playful by nature and you can't stay away from pattern (like me), make sure that you don't have more than 3 patterns in the room and that these patterns are different sizes (notice that the rug stripes are so much smaller than the flowers on the bed sheets).





5. Make it personal. A simple space doesn't have to be devoid of all personal objects - it's your home, after all, not a hotel. Choose something small, but significant, to make the space cozy and familiar. For my simple bedroom, the choice was easy: a potted plant (the beautiful Madagascar Jasmine, who refuses to bloom but still graces us with its beautiful foliage) and a Mongolian doll dear to my heart. And now I feel at home!

A little update, ladies! My thanks go to Carolyn from Homework and to Betsy from Romance on a Dime for featuring my simplified bedroom - thank you very much indeed!

58 comments:

  1. I love your blog! I'm back, and following you. :)Thanks for stopping by and following my blog over @ http://crazylittlelovebirds.blogspot.com.
    Can't wait to see more of your posts!

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  2. Gah! Every time you change something it's better! And you just stuck a picture on the wall with washi tape and it looks like art. Ridiculous!!! Love!

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    1. Thanks, girl! I just copied this wonderful illustration to practice my hand with watermark :)

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  3. I agree with Janel, every change you make goes better and better!
    I like this carpet, my greatgrand mother used to make them. I wish my family had more interest in her weaving loom, sadly we don't have it any more.

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    1. Thank you, Ana! I also have the carpet from my boyfriend's grandma and next to my house there is a popular art coop, where women make traditional rugs on huge weaving looms :) I wish I could take some pics, someday, those are very impressive!

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  4. Love these tips! I totally agree with you that less is more. Clutter just drives me nuts!

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    1. Maybe I should open a club for "control freaks" as my friends sometimes call me :)

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  5. You are so super talented! Love this post and the look of your room. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  6. I love the moose picture and your little doll is precious. Love the streamlined look!

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    1. Thanks, Patty, the minimalist illustration adds charm, indeed!

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  7. Love how you decorate Meeha! Love the black and white comforter!
    Yes, he is going to be in the wedding but I think he is just going to walk down the aisle with the two little ones.

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    1. Oh, how lovely, the 3 of them on the aisle :) PS: The black and white comforter is from Ikea, actually!

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  8. I am following you back dear!
    As you may know GFC is shutting down on July...
    So do you want to follow also on BLOGLOVIN and FACEBOOK?
    So that we can keep ourselves updated!
    Let me know!

    NEW POST UP!


    www.OntoMyWardrobe.com

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    1. Thanks for following back - and yes, I must prepare for Facebook (I already liked your page today) and perhaps also Bloglovin, seems like a great idea!

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  9. I love how often you change up your decor, and with minimal effort! I think simplicity is gorgeous. I want to get rid of items and clutter as well. Although its cozy, it's also so refreshing and inspiring without it.

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    1. Yes, at the beginning of summer it feels liberating to clear the room!

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  10. The room looks so peaceful now. Well done and great tips. I'm your newest follower!
    Magali

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    1. Thank you, Magali - you are right, it feels very calm now :)

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  11. Hi!
    Love you blog!
    Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know, if so I will follow you back as soon as you follow me. :)
    xoxo

    http://narvaga.blogspot.com

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  12. Ciao Meeha,
    You always made gorgeous photos&arrangements of your home, changing some things and playing with colors and minimal style!!! Bravissima!!!.Incredible talent!!
    Xoxo,Eva

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    1. Grazie, Eva, you always have the sweetest words and I take it as a BIG compliment, coming from your stylish taste :)

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  13. Şi eu tot simplu mi-l păstrez, nici măcar şifonier nu am în dormitor... :)
    Covoraşul este superb! eu am trei bucăţi(mici) de blană de oaie, aruncate ..aşa.. pe parchet.. :)
    O zi minunată, draga mea!

    ps.
    mă uit la blogul meu şi abia acum îmi dau seama că nu mă reprezintă.
    e întunecat, iar la mine totul este luminos, pe culori deschise... interesant!

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  14. Awwww so cute *-*
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com + GIVEAWAY you can win a pair of shoes

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, have a great week-end!

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  15. I love how you can change your entire appartment with some little moves! You have a gift! :)

    pd: That moose print is awsome!!

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  16. Your bedroom looks cute and cosy! Like the big black flowers and the lilac! Sweet deer and doll! Nice with the green plant on the sweet little table! Like the browns too! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa, you are so sweet to see the good things in every detail :) Sorry for the long absence, I think the job will give me grey hair!

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  17. I really love the new look of your bedroom! The tips are great and really true but I cannot follow them... I'm in love with color- and also pattern-confusion. This is me... I know it's not a tip for decorating... I enjoy to see the beautiful images you show us and like them so much, really, bu i cannot... :(

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    1. Ha ha ha, yes, pattern confusion everywhere! In a short while I'll be all about that, no more restrains for me any longer!

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  18. Gorgeous bedroom ~ love the clean look. Thanks for the great tips too =) p.s. ~ found you on the More the Merrier Party! @day2daySuperMom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Marcy, I'm heading over to your blog right now!

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  19. Gorgeous bedroom. Clean lines are always in!
    Visiting from Making the World Cuter link party.
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my simplified bedroom, Anjana!

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  20. I love this. I so need to work on simplifying my bedroom.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Ellen! Simplifying is sometimes the hardest thing to do, but it all pays up when you're done!

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  21. I love your fresh and inviting blog! I found you at the Style Sisters linky party... hey! I'm there, too!! :-) I am now your newest follower and if you ever get a moment, I would love to have you visit me. Always love making new friends! And btw, I have really enjoyed going through your older posts getting some fabulous inspiration. Thanks!

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  22. Love how with so simple changes, you can change an entire room! Loved it and Followed it!

    Follow back at http://anythingonmymindpr.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Glory, I'm heading over to you blog right now!

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  23. Always love seeing your decor posts! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, you're such a sweet host!

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  24. Love your beautiful simple clean space Meeha!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Jill, I really appreciate it!

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  25. I love it! It's beautiful streamlined! I love that you re-do all your spaces again and again. It's so fun seeing what transformation you have made :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and to leave such a great comment every time!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Marie!

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  27. Beautiful ideas...I like your streamlined look. I'm needing less clutter and more simplicity. Thank you for the inspiring pictures and tips. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my simplified bedroom, Lynaea - I'm struggling with clutter everyday and it's so refreshing to rest my eyes on a simple room ;)

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  28. Yes, less is more. Little by little I've been trying to get rid of stuff. I'm glad I live in a smaller space as it is. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    1. Good luck in your fight against the clutter, Betsy!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Kim, I really appreciate it!

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  30. what a calm space you have created! I need calm in the bedroom... it's a cluttered mess. :(

    gail

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Gail... you can simplify your bedroom, too, once you set your mind to it!

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  31. Beautiful simple look!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing on bedrooms this week, Alice x

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