love nests

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Registered: 11-20-2005
love nests
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Sun, 12-18-2005 - 11:54am

I'm sure most of you are busy with Christmas just a week away but my ADHD is kicking in and I'm finished everything and my mind has moved on. In the new year I would like to finally get around to doing our bedroom. In every place we've lived I redid every other room several times and have always just thrown ours together with whatever I've already had. Except for great down pillows, duvet and feather bed.I need some ideas on how to make it a special place for DH and myself. Is your bedroom calm and serene or a sex den? What ideas can you pass on that you love?

Thanks, Tanya.

 

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Registered: 07-13-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 10:22am

"They" say that you should have candles, curtains, a sexy picture of the both you, and some way to play music.


Since we are in the "moving" mode, I am definitely missing our "love nest"! I can't wait until we get into the new house, and can start decorating and stuff. It will surely beat the damn air mattress! LOL!


Anyway, I also highly recommend painting, and use a bold color, something you might not normally go with. It will help create an "exotic" feel.

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Registered: 11-17-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 12:01pm

I just recently moved and wanted something different in our bedroom besides what we had. So, I bought new bedding, colors that I have never used in my house at all (sage green and a dark lavender purple). Also, having our furniture in a different house made it seem new again. I decided to paint 3 walls sage green and accent the wall with our bed the dark lavender purple. It will have a very warm and sensual feel with just an exotic touch too. I'm also bringing those colors into our master bath and against my DH's wishes I am going to paint the whirpool tub wall the same dark lavender purple for an accent with the rest of the walls being the sage green! Our only windows are on the wall that will be painted the sage green so I have decided to buy sheer dark lavender purple fabric to make the curtains. I can't wait!

Also, my best friend is constantly rearranging her furniture. She said it makes the room look new again! HTH

 

 

 

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Registered: 09-24-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 12:31pm
we added a long cushioned bench at the foot of the bed (good for lots of activities), and an overstuffed chair with low arms (also an alternative to a bed, added lots of low lights and candles. I also came up with a "pleasure chest" (much to the delight of DH). It looks like an accent piece but looks are deceiving. LOL The colors you chose sound wonderful.
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Registered: 11-17-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 12:59pm
I've always wanted a cedar chest at the end of the bed, but never gotten one. Maybe someday . But I really want a chaise(sp) lounge - reading type area in our bedroom (I read a lot). We have enough room and that chair would be wonderful for all kinds of things! I also have candles and such and was thinking of some kind of plant but I tend to kill plants, so I'm trying to think of something else.

 

 

 

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Registered: 09-24-2005
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Mon, 12-19-2005 - 1:38pm

I made the bench out of 3 rectangular metal storage bins (decorative) cut a fiberboard top, put 4 inch foam on it and then stapled matching decorator fabric to cover it. It stores magazines in the bins. We have an artifical ficus tree (about $30. at Wal-Mart) that I strung 100 Christmas lights on that stay on all year. It casts just enough light to see what you're doing LOL along with the candles. I also refuse to let clutter build up, your boudoir should not be a storage room. This past move we didn't put the television back in the bedroom, it is nice to have it gone. If we absolutely want to watch a movie, the armoire where the computer hides, does play DVDs.

I had let so much pleasure slip away, that now I've found it again, it it doesn't provide
something to the senses, it goes.heehee

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Registered: 11-17-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 2:26pm

That bench sounds awesome! Will you make one for me too! I don't have a creativity gene anywhere in my body. I also thought about the artificial tree, and saw it at wally world, but wasn't sure if it would look truly "fake." KWIM? I know you can get those sprays to put on them to make them look more real, but does it work? I honestly keeping going back to that stupid fake tree almost every time I'm there - I might as well buy it!

Like you, my bedroom has very little, but I'm not a clutter person. I throw things away almost immediately, if not needed! Drives my DH crazy! His mom is a "pack rat" and I can't stand it, so I tend to throw things away too fast! LOL

 

 

 

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Registered: 11-20-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 3:15pm
Thanks for the ideas guys! You've got my mind racing! That sounds weird, I meant about the decorating!LOL. Next week I think I'll go out shopping to get started. It sounds like you recommend deep, saturated colours over calm and serene.The rest of our place is neutrals with a lot of red accents. We've had a bright orange room before maybe it's time to go red(my favourite!). I also like the white Christmas lights and the "tresure chest" idea.

 

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Registered: 09-24-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 3:30pm
The trees look great when placed in a room and in a subtlely lit bedroom, it works great.
Plus you blow or gently hose them off a couple times a year to keep them clean. You just can't kill them. LOL I get a lot of useful decorating items from thrift stores. You just repaint it, change it's function and then recycle it to someone else when you tire of it. That way I don't feel too guilty about redefining a room. I'm looking for a new idea for a head board now. I'd like a four poster bed but we have had to relocate and
I don't feel like worrying about a huge bed to dismantle. The last one was picket fence
sections that I distressed with paint. It worked but I didn't pack it this time.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the BIG things..." Robert Brault
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Registered: 11-17-2005
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Mon, 12-19-2005 - 4:57pm

You know, I heard somewhere, that red is, obviously, a vibrant color - not very settling or calming. So, and this is strictly concerning me, I would never have red in my bedroom. That being said, I do have variations of red in every other part of the house. I have the red apples in the kitchen and burgundy plaid in the den. Then burgundy and dark blue in the living room. So, I do like the variations of red but not so much in the bedroom. It would be very hard to calm down and fall asleep! Now, as far as other things in the room - it would most likely "spice" it up!!! LOL

Right now our house is completely "apartment" white! You know the sterile while color. No room has been painted yet and it is KILLING me! I have decided to paint the majority of the house what is called "desert sand." It's like a tanny-green or sand color. It's a very calming color and neutral! I had it in my basement in our other house and love it!

 

 

 

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Registered: 11-17-2005
In reply to: tr1720
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 5:00pm

I'll end up getting the tree - it's been calling me! LOL

I always wanted one of those headboards that are made of the fabric! Kind of like bolted to the wall and you push your bed up to it. It matches your bedding and it just becomes a part of the bed. Do you know what I mean?

Your fence one sounds cool too! I'd love to do that in my daughter's room! But, once again, it's that creativity thing I don't have!

 

 

 

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