Best bedroom ideas 2018

Painting ideas

Because bedrooms have far less foot traffic than say a kitchen, bathroom or living room the paint you actually use in these rooms does not have to be as durable.

Rather you can go for those paints, which have a much softer sheen such as eggshell ones. Painting a room is not difficult but coming up with bedroom painting ideas can to some people prove somewhat difficult especially as our eyes are actually able to distinguish between 7 million different colors.

However when it comes to redecorating a bedroom you need to understand what the colors are and what rules there are to follow, which will ensure that the colors you use will complement one and other. Firstly, let us talk about what the groups of colors are that you can use in your bedroom painting scheme.

1. Primaries – These are the three main colors of blue, yellow and red.

2. Secondaries – These are the colors, which are produced when the primary colors are combined together. For example by combining red with blue you get purple, red with yellow gives you orange and blue and yellow will give you green.

3. Tertiaries – This is another set of colors, which can be produced by combining the secondary colors with the primary color that neighbors it. So by combining orange with yellow will provide a further lighter orange, but orange with red will produce a much darker shade.

As well as understanding out the above, three grouping of colors work together to produce the many different shades our eyes can see. It is important that you keep the following rules in mind to ensure that they colors you use in your bedroom-decorating scheme are balanced and complement one and other.

However, along with making sure that the colors work together you need to ensure that the bedroom decorations you choose also match with what else is in the room.

Therefore, if you have any kind of unique bedroom furniture such as bunk bed with steps, which has particular colors on it, then you need to use paint colors, which will complement rather than make the furniture, stand out.

Remember you are trying to make this room a place of peace and tranquillity, which can help you to relax and forget about the stresses and strains modern living, places upon you.

In addition, when it comes to selecting an interior design bedroom scheme you need to ensure that you should not use one color alone in your design.

If you can yes use similar shades of the main color in the room, but also use colors that many find opposite on the color wheels you see in many home decorating and DIY stores to act as accents in your overall scheme. For example for a room that is blue in color not only include various shades of blue but greens and purples as well as each will provide a contrast and complement to the other.

Design ideas for boys’ bedrooms

Just as with girls coming up with the right design for their bedrooms can prove extremely challenging to their parents. Certainly when it comes to decorating a teenagers bedroom actually finding teenage bedroom designs that they like can often prove more difficult than one first imagined. In this article, we provide you with some ideas, which may make the whole task of decorating teenage boy’s bedrooms much easier when the time comes.

Firstly, it is important that the parent spends time sat down with their teenage son discussing what ideas they have if any for decorating their room. The more input they have into the design the more willing they are to actually get a room that they will like and feel comfortable in.

Secondly, you need to decide upon a color if they want something a little more vibrant or deep within the room say blues or purples, then to enhance the look aim for much lighter colored furniture and pillows. If you can go for light beeches along with some stainless steel or chrome, which will provide an accent to the colors that the walls have, been painted. If you can paint the walls, using two colors rather than choosing to opt for one color all over.

Next you need to look at bedding again it is preferable to select that which will combine and complement with the colors in the room. A great way of getting the ideal look when it comes to bedding is to go for something which is a combination of the colors within the room or is just one solid block of one of the accent colors you are using.

When it comes to buying boys roll-away beds and you have sufficient space within the room arrange an area that is set aside for them to study in. Nevertheless, if you do not have this amount of space available then why not go for a higher cabin bed which underneath comes with an area that can be utilized for studying. Many of these high cabin beds often come with a table and chair which provide the study area that a teenage son will need.

For adding accents to a room in order to add a completely new look to their room, but make sure that they match perfectly in with the design that has been chosen. For example if your son has chosen to go for a design which is very simplistic and modern then rather than putting up curtains replace with wooden or metal Venetian blinds. Not only are they great for keeping light out but will further enhance that contemporary feel to the room that your child is after.

If they are going to be using their room as a place to hang out with the mates after school and at weekends then add some kind of seating area for them. To give teenage boys bedrooms a place where they can relax with the mates include a few beanbags, which they can then use rather than having to rely on chairs or the bed.

How to stay warm without electricity or gas when SHTF

staying warm without electricty

Once you have solved the water issue (Water Barrels and Storage) and started storing food for disasters, the next step in an emergency preparedness plan is to keep your home and your family warm in a crisis.

If you live in a warm climate year-round, heating your home may not be a big consideration. For most Americans, it is a concern, for at least part of the year.

A house full of food and bottled water is useless if it is so cold that you cannot stay in it. You must make sure that you have a safe back-up plan to heat your house in the winter if the power goes out.

Heat without electricity or gas

#1 Use gas wall heaters

Gas wall heatersWithout electricity, neither an electric furnace nor a gas furnace will work. A gas furnace still requires electricity to circulate the air in your house.

Gas wall heaters that utilize propane (stored in a tank in your yard) or natural gas (piped in from city gas lines) are a great idea, and make a great emergency system since they require no electricity to operate.

Except during the coldest times of the year, these gas wall heaters will efficiently heat your home for a fraction of what that furnace would cost you on a monthly basis, saving you hundreds of dollars. They are not vented and can be installed in any room except the bedroom.

#2 Heat with a kerosene heater

is it safe to use kerosene heaters indoorsPortable kerosene heaters can supply temporary emergency heat during a power outage, or they can be used to heat just one room.

The great thing about these heaters is that they can be used in the central living room area during the day, and moved to a bathroom or bedroom at night. This saves fuel and you don’t have to heat the entire house in a crisis.

Kerosene heaters can also share fuel with your kerosene lanterns.

Check local regulations to make sure kerosene heater usage is allowed in your neighborhood.

Kerosene heaters are reasonably safe as long as the user follows the manufacturer’s safety instructions. Use only 1-K kerosene, which is very refined.

At the same time, be careful about stockpiling too much kerosene in your emergency preparedness plans because it goes bad within a year.

Using any fuel other than kerosene in your heater may cause an explosion. Kerosene storage containers are blue, gasoline containers are red. Always store each fuel in the appropriate color container.

There is the potential for carbon monoxide build-up in small rooms with poor ventilation, and you may find the slight kerosene odor objectionable.

Operator error has resulted in a few home fires with kerosene heaters, so use common sense:

  1. Don’t use gasoline instead of kerosene
  2. Don’t attempt to refuel it while it is running
  3. And don’t refuel it indoors.

Check the wick about once a month and make sure the wick guide doesn’t have a tar build-up, which can interfere with the smooth operation of your heater.

#3 Wood-burning stoves

non electric heater wood burning stoveThe best emergency preparedness system to heat a house is undoubtedly a wood-burning stove.

The stove is relatively inexpensive, the fuel is inexpensive and readily available in most rural areas, and installation and operation of the stove are not difficult.

Once properly installed, a wood stove is totally independent of all other utilities and can save your bacon in a disaster which causes a power outage.

In an extended emergency you can also cook food and heat water on some of them as well. Make sure it is installed correctly and provide shielding to prevent children from getting burned.

What about a wood-burning fireplace?

non electric space heaters A wood-burning fireplace will do only if you have no other options.

Fireplaces are horribly fuel inefficient and they struggle to warm a house of any size when the temperatures really drop.

Remember that though a fireplace is aesthetically pleasing, it is still a dressed-up hole in the wall that lets precious heat escape up the chimney when not in use. Even when it is in use, 80-90% of the heat generated goes up the chimney.

That is a terrible price to pay for beauty.

If your emergency heat plan involves a fireplace, make sure that the chimney is clean and clear with no obstructions. You might want to consider a fireplace insert. They are more efficient, you can cook on some models, and they are worth the money.

You may even want to consider installing a set of propane-burning gas logs in your existing fireplace. The increase in efficiency and the reduction in heat loss will be profound.

Always equip your home with fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors. Always have lots of blankets and warm clothes on hand.

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