Tuesday’s Tips: renting a room? Keep it neutral…

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I’m baaack. I needed that week off from blogging. Anwyay I like to browse airbnb.com and look at homes you can rent and I’m always amazed at the design styles of people. Personally, if I were using a room or a home as a rental, I would keep it as neutral as possible and try to take cues from hotels. Maybe it’s the designer in me but I’ve come across way too many homes with dark busy bedding which would make me think of dirt. I even prefer hotels that at least have all white sheets. Dark and busy patterns is a way to hide dirt and spots. I think it doesn’t mean you have to be boring just stick with lighter shades and light patterns or maybe add some funky pillows to the mix. I simply think the less taste specific, the better in guest or rental rooms.

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{Last image via Summer House Style}

Bedside table VS bedside chair…

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I was browsing the addictive Brittany Makes blog when I noticed the transformation of her bedroom. It got me wondering about using chairs in replace of nightstand or side tables.
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Bedside chairs
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Bedside tables
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I haven’t done this series in forever. See more in the VERSUS category here.

{birch & bird, the design chaser,the cuban in my coffee, Apartment Therapy’s Danielle Moss home, & Live Creating Yourself}

Mixed Metal wonderland….another high low room design

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This time I wanted to create a room that would be fit for winter and cold seasons but not lack glam. Mixed metals always brings it. A nice compliment of bronze and golds with silver and mirrors….exotic details like (faux) snakeskin and furs and a nod to the great outdoors with an abstract painting of a tree that is echoed with a tree with metallic branches.  The floor vase looks like chopped wood and the geode is a nice way to incorporate a little bit of nature without feeling cabinesque. Price points range from1st Dibs, $100 swag chandeliers from Lamps Plus, Target, bedding from Zara Home, decor from Z Gallerie, Layla Grayce & Ikea.

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QOTD: Is it gross to have a faux fur throw on the bed to match your pet so their fur blends in?

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I love my cat to death and though this is an odd topic, I really want to know thoughts because I am beyond sick of using lent rollers every morning. It’s one thing to swipe my leather couch but on the bed? Much harder and tedious.
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The only way I thought I could get out of it is by placing a nice faux fur on top of my bed. It would be hers so I wouldn’t have to lent roll it down daily. But the thought of that kinda turns me off. I even put her floor pillow at the foot of the bed and sometimes she does stay on it but other times she’s sleeping anywhere like she owns it. Help!

 

Modern Bedroom by Portland Interior Designer Faith Cosgrove

 

Modern Bedroom by Dallas Home Builders Bauhaus Custom Homes

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