Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Guest Post: Nine Ways for a Warm and Drop Dead Gorgeous Bedroom with Bed Throws


Today I am excited to have my very first guest post blogger Kathy Joe. Please welcome Kathy Joe!



Hi! I am Kathy Joe @ Blog. Decorating and playing around with crafts has always been very dear to me. I am so thankful to Shanice for letting me come over at her beautiful blog and sharing my thoughts with you all.

Nine Ways for a Warm and Drop Dead Gorgeous Bedroom with Bed Throws
With winter upon us, we want our beds to look warm and inviting, but also fresh, modern and drop dead gorgeous. Bed throws can be used for purely decorative purposes, or you can choose bed throws that you will want to use on colder nights. Either way, with a little imagination, bed throws are guaranteed to make a bedroom look fantastic.

Bed Runners
Bed Runners are thin strips of fabric used on the bed for decoration- they are laid across the bed where the feet would go. They can be plain or patterned, can be checked, spotty or striped and can be bright or subtle colours. Patterns can be pressed out with holes, and they can even be decorated with tassels or jewels.

Bed Throws
A bed throws is a blanket, cover or piece of fabric which is arranged on the bed. Bed throws are available in many different textiles including for example silk, wool, chenille, fleece, velvet, fur and faux fur. You could use any fabric, blanket or cover for a bed throw, for example a shawl, a bed sheet, a duvet, an eiderdown, a bedspread, or even the right tablecloth.

Fold Over an Eiderdown
A duvet or eiderdown could be used as a throw, and would of course be very practical. Or try using flat sheets. Place a crisp, cotton sheet three quarters of the way up the bed and then fold neatly below the pillows. Try using more than one sheet. Smooth the sheets flat or arrange some creases if you prefer.

Experiment and Be Creative
Mix patterned throws with plain; combine a long bed throw with a shorter one, a thick padded throw with flat. Choose animal print throws for a more adventurous look. Use several throws folded on top of one another so that each one shows behind the other. For diversity in the bed throws I am a big fan of Yorkshire Linen Co.

Mix Colours
Depending on the look you want to achieve, try mixing colours. A rich, dark colour such as claret or burgundy on white bedding looks sumptuous; a bright, bold colour can really warm a bedroom up; gold or silver looks stylish and sophisticated; black can look sassy; floral or check patterns might be your choice for a country cottage feel.

Get Knitting
Crocheted throws or chunky knitted blankets look great, and you can make them in the exact colour and length that you require. For knitted blankets, my favorite to get them from is Tangled Yarn.

Vary the Angle
Fold the throws at the top of the bed, the bottom, or arrange them at an angle over the end of the bed. Your throw could be folded neatly and precisely, or arranged in delicate folds to look like a cosy turned down bed. A longer throw could be arranged so that it trails decadently onto the floor, or over the board at the bottom of the bed.

Co-Ordinate your Bedroom
Drape the same (or matching) fabric over bedroom furniture for a co-ordinated look, or use it to make some matching cushions.



Add Finishing Touches
To replicate a luxurious hotel bed, arrange an assortment of square and rectangular cushions of different sizes above and below the throw. If the bedroom is a guest room, place some rolled up towels on the throw.
By using a variety of carefully chosen throws, your bedroom will look and feel so much warmer, cosier, more luxurious, and that extra bit special.
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Thank you for posting on my blog today, Kathy Joe. I absolutely love the bed in the mixed colors section. If you want to follow Kathy Joe and check out her blog posts at Yorkshire Linen Blog. If you want to guest post yourself Contact meI hope you have some time, I would love to hear from you about what you think. Leave a comment to say how much you enjoyed this post or even say hi, follow me on Twitter, like my Facebook page or  even subscribe. Have a wonderful creative day!

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