25 Inspiring and Colorful Bathroom Vanities

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25 Inspiring and Colorful Bathroom Vanities
Make a statement in a neutral bathroom by painting your vanity in a fun color to add a jolt of personality. Check out these 25 gorgeous and colorful bathroom vanities to get inspired to paint yours in an eye-catching color!

If you love teal in home decor, you’ll definitely appreciate a bathroom vanity painted in a shade of the popular color. This bathroom got a complete makeover with a new bathroom vanity that was painted in a peacock teal color. It looks perfect with a wood countertop and the light green walls.

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Here’s another teal bathroom vanity, this one with a white marbled countertop. The matting in the framed art is painted in the same color, making the teal more intentional in this space.

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Go to any paint store and you’ll find many different shades of teal, some leaning towards blue and others more green. This teal-green bathroom vanity looks at home with the black and white graphic wallpaper. The splash of orange in the shelf cabinet works very well with the teal vanity.

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Prefer navy blue to teal? Navy blue is a wonderful color to use on a bathroom vanity, especially in a bright, white bathroom like this one.

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If you don’t want am all-white bathroom, you could accessorize your bathroom with lighting and wallpaper that is in the same shade of your bathroom vanity. This glam bathroom has the same navy blue color on the bathroom vanity, the sconces, and the wallpaper.

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Actually, any shade of blue would look great on a bathroom vanity. This cottage bathroom shines with the beautiful blue color of the bathroom vanity, which is also repeated as a stripe on the hand towels.

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Green is another great color to use on a bathroom vanity. This fun yet elegant kids’ bathroom vanity stands out in an otherwise all-white bathroom and looks very modern when paired with chrome silver hardware.

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For a softer look, mint green is a gorgeous color choice for a bathroom vanity. Check out this mint green bathroom vanity, perfectly paired with a shimmering silver mirror and a marble countertop.

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This bathroom vanity makeover is a great example of how you can buy a vanity from a big box store and make it yours by giving it a custom paint treatment. This vanity was painted with a green milk paint and then covered with antiquing wax to give it a vintage, aged look.

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You could do a similar antiquing wax treatment to a vanity that’s painted a bright teal to get a result that looks like this. Stunning, especially with the gold accessories!

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If you’re having a hard time deciding on a paint color for your bathroom vanity, try finding a pretty shower curtain that you want to use in your bathroom and matching a color on it. This soft green bathroom vanity perfectly compliments the shower curtain.

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The yellow vanity in this bathroom goes well with the yellow and white ruffle curtain and all the other yellow accessories in the room.

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Yellow bathroom vanities are unexpected and fun! This modern bathroom (in a house boat!) is warmed up with a lemon yellow bathroom vanity topped with a beautiful wood countertop.

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Check out the fabulous yellow bathroom vanity in this all-white bathroom! It is perfectly paired with a geometric yellow and white rug.

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A brightly colored bathroom vanity also looks great in dark bathrooms. For example, the coral bathroom vanity is the star of the show in this gray bathroom.

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Here’s another beautiful example of coral bathroom vanity in a dark bathroom! A coral pink color looks fabulous with black walls. A fun, glam combo for a girls’ bathroom.

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What’s more bold than coral? Red, of course. This beautiful red bathroom vanity, with crystal knobs, looks right at home in an all-white bathroom, especially with the amazing red and white wallpaper on the ceiling.

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If you like the farmhouse modern look, you’ll appreciate this cute boys’ bathroom with its two red bathroom vanities with open shelving.

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How about a hot pink bathroom vanity? It’s unexpectedly gorgeous, especially with white pulls and a marble countertop.

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If you want to have a truly unique bathroom, a lavender bathroom vanity might be a great choice. This bathroom is stunningly gorgeous and the lavender vanity is so elegant when paired with gold.

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Nobody will call you boring if you have a bathroom like this, with a orange bathroom vanity! The orange paint on the vanity is the exact shade of the orange flower outlines in the wallpaper, pulling the whole room together.

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A small and open vanity is perfect for a bold color, like this orange bathroom vanity.

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Another way to do a bold color on your bathroom vanity is to paint the cabinet fronts only, like this bathroom vanity.

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And here’s a similar bathroom vanity, in red!

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Still nervous about using a bright color on your bathroom vanity? Try a soft color that has gray in it, like this gray-blue bathroom vanity. So pretty!

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What color is your bathroom vanity? If you could change it, what color would you choose? Or do you prefer the bold color to be on your bathroom walls instead of your vanity?

For more bathroom inspiration, check out 6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms and 8 Ideas for Decorating a Kids Bathroom.

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7 Deadly Germs of the Kitchen Infographic

7 Deadly Germs of the Kitchen

The kitchen is a place where a lot of things happen. Cooking, preparing food, eating, cleaning and just about everything else in between. A kitchen may seem clean, but there are some germs that could be hanging around that you can’t see! Check out the 7 Deadly Germs of the Kitchen infographic from Pressure Washer Today. Learn how to help prevent and treat these germs so they don’t lead to health issues.

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How do you keep the germs at bay in your home?

 

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19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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A good storage space is one of the most essential and yet often most neglected areas of the home. Rather than trying to hide your pantry from view, make it an interior hot-spot with inspiration from these 19 examples of stylish kitchen storage.

 

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An open, small space pantry deserves a special touch. Coordinate your pantry with the rest of your kitchen by using the same colors and getting creative with your storage.

 

 

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We all know that lighting can make or break a space, and the pantry is no exception. A chandelier takes this pantry from neat to va-va-voom!

 

 

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Balance and symmetry can play an important role when it comes to designing a storage space that is right for your kitchen. The pull-out drawers and balanced shelving in this pantry provide lots of room for organized food, storing and cooking.

 

 

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An assortment of baskets can really add to the character of a storage space. Align the style of your storage pieces with the overall feel of your home to make the transition from kitchen to pantry more cohesive.

 

 

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If your home is lacking in kitchen storage, building some simple shelving of your own could be the perfect solution. This wood unit is ramped up with some metal accents from which mugs and other dishes can hang, and check out the baskets used for kitchen linens!

 

 

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Varied shelf heights can add a lot to a simple pantry. Use adjustable shelving to create smaller spaces for spice jars and larger ones for canisters and baskets.

 

 

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This butler style pantry is chic with its pretty lighting, farmhouse stepstool, and coordinating storage jars, but it’s also very practical. Canned foods are stacked together, boxed foods line another shelf, and cookbooks are arranged according to size. Anyone can pull this off!

 

 

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Make it easier to reach all of the items you need and keep your kitchen organized with labeled pull-out drawers.

 

 

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Not everyone has the room and budget for a pantry like this one, but elements of this large-scale storage can be used in a smaller kitchen too. Add pops of color with pretty dishes and wallpaper and find clever solutions for all your odds and ends.

 

 

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Simple spaces can be made extraordinary with the use of some great containers. This pantry area uses a pretty assortment of vintage glass jars and some statement pieces like a geometric bowl.

 

 

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Sometimes converting another space is the best solution to add to your kitchen storage. Check out the huge amount of space this laundry room conversion added.

 

 

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There’s a lot to love in this kitchen’s basic corner pantry! It got a great facelift with some colorful stenciling and modern farmhouse accessories. Not every jar and basket in your space has to match, either – use smaller collections of containers on each shelf for subtle variations that create visual interest.

 

 

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Along with a great collection of glassware, this pantry boasts a stone backsplash that adds a lot of character to a relatively simple space.

 

 

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Even the smallest pantries can have sweet details. Go for simple, neutral storage to maximize space and if you’re feeling ambitious, use a little chalkboard paint to make a place to write grocery lists and recipes.

 

 

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Plain-Jane kitchen storage gets a makeover worth a million in this kitchen. Choose your favorite piece—chalkboard, backsplash, containers, crazy-cool lighting? This one’s a win.

 

 

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Sometimes simple is the best way to go. The basic shelving and easy-to-clean tile in this pantry provide plenty of space without much fuss, giving pantry goods room to breathe.

 

 

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Get creative with empty wall space by adding pegs for hanging storage. Accessorize walls with pretty utensils and linens in hanging baskets and tins.

 

 

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The open storage in this kitchen gets a decorative touch with a chalkboard, fun kitchen art, and a collection of farmhouse style baskets and containers.

 

 

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This kitchen island was totally hacked – from IKEA bookcases! Add tons of open-shelf storage with this clever creation.

 

 

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Go big or go home! Fill spacious shelving in a kitchen with extra-large display jars for function and design.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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How to Host an Adult Tea Party

Tea parties can be a fabulous way to share an afternoon with friends. Start planning your adult tea party today with this great guide. How to Host a Tea Party for Adults ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty

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Afternoon tea is no longer just for little girls and their dolls. Adults can enjoy a tea party if it has the right food, drink, and decoration to go with it, and there’s no better time than now to host your own! Use this guide to plan, prep, and serve your guests at a fabulous adult tea party.

 

The Invitations

Send out your invitations early so your guests have plenty of time to plan around your tea. Tidy vintage printable invites may be your style, or try a DIY that’s a bit more casual. This invitation starts simply but is made more elegant with a paper doily. If you’d rather purchase invitations, you can find customizable downloads online on sites such as Etsy. Be sure to specify on your invitation what your guests should wear. Teas typically require a little dressing up, but you can make yours as classy or casual as you choose.

 

Planning and Preparing the Menu

Every great tea party comes with two things: tea and dainty foods! You can make your party as extravagant or as simple as you like. In the tea department, provide your guests with options in both teas and tea condiments such as honey, milk, sliced lemon, and sugar. You may want to make both hot and iced teas available, depending on the season and time of day. Using bagged teas will allow guests to select what they like but a common pot of tea is also acceptable, as well as being more traditional. Foods should be relatively small and simple for a true tea party. Tea sandwiches, scones, bite-size desserts, fruit, cheeses, and simple appetizer-type foods make great choices. Chocolate dipped cookies or fruits are nice complements to tea as well, and you can find some ideas and recipes for more tea party foods here. Check out these great tea sandwich recipes to get started. Whatever you choose, make it pretty!

 

The Decorations

Choose a color scheme and see what fun tea accessories you can find to go along with it. The odd teacup can be hung with a few others from a tree (if your party takes place outdoors) or in windows as a decoration. Place a candle inside a teacup to cast a friendly glow on the table or fill one with flowers. Flowers are a favorite for tea party décor whether fresh or artificial and can be used in many ways. Paper doilies can be wrapped around mason jars or vases filled with flowers or used to make a tea party banner. A simple tablecloth can be paired with a fancy runner. Use a framed chalkboard to write a special message to welcome your guests. The Chickabug Blog and Pretty My Party have some great ideas.

 

The Table Settings and Buffet

A teapot of some kind will be needed for providing guests with hot water for their bagged teas, or to serve tea in general. If you choose to serve in the traditional way, cream and sugar dishes may also be needed. You may want to borrow or buy extras if you will have several guests at multiple tables. You don’t necessarily need a matching tea set to make things look fabulous. Old tea cups and saucers can be found at thrift stores for a steal! Just go with shapes, colors, and patterns that complement one another. Silverware can be dressed up in cloth or paper doilies, and cloth napkins may add a touch of sophistication. For a buffet table filled with your teas and foods, add dimensions. Shoe boxes or books stacked beneath a table cloth can add layers on which to set plates of food, or you may use a tiered service tray or two. Small tongs and spoons should be available for guests to use to take the items they like.

 

Finishing Touches

Make sure everything is set out before your guests arrive for tea. Once the party begins, make sure they remain comfortable and the tea keeps flowing! Traditionally, the hostess (or host!) is the designated “pourer,” but you may want to specify this to your guests before they dig in on their own. You may choose to play a game or keep things simple with good conversation and catching up with friends. Either way, congratulate yourself on hosting a great tea party when all is said and done!

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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Make the Most of your Garage Infographic

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A garage can be used for more than parking cars and storing extra stuff. Are you utilizing your space? Find out all the great uses for a garage that you are missing. Learn how to make the most of your garage with this infographic from Evander. There are so many great ideas, I hope one will help you use in your home as an untapped potential space for fun.

Are you using your garage to the greatest potential? Check out these great ideas to transform your garage and make the most out of it. Make the Most of your Garage infograpic via @tipsaholic #garage #diy #home

What is your favorite idea to use in your own home?

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How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist

A minimalist home doesn't mean a boring home. Use these tips to decorate walls in your home while keeping things minimalist and simple. How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist ~ Tipsaholic.com #minimalism #decorating

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Minimalism doesn’t mean a space has to remain empty. Dial back the quantity and increase the quality when it comes to the artwork, sculpture, shelving, paint, and other wall décor you use in your home. Apply a few of these tips to design something great and start to decorate walls in your minimalist home with less fuss!

 

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Focus on color

Color is an obvious go-to when you want to add to a space without adding to your possessions. Paint a wall in a bold color if you want to make it the main attraction in a room, or use a softer color if you plan to add art. Art is a great way to add color and it can really tie a room together when used to compare colors for other elements such as furniture and rugs.

 

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Focus on shape

A space with little personality can be given a quick punch by playing with shapes on the wall. Shelving built in fun shapes can be functional and decorative at the same time, which is a bonus for minimalists. Try these DIY “honeycomb” shelves if you’ve got a way with tools. Sculpture and art are also great ways to add shapes to a wall. For quality art at lower prices, search sites like Etsy for up-an-coming artists.

 

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Focus on texture

A textured wall can be the focal point of a room and often needs little else. Wood, brick, stone, and board and batten or other wall add-ons can all bring a touch of décor without adding long-term maintenance like that required by furniture and knick-knacks. If a full wall of texture seems a bit overwhelming, another option is to use textured wall hangings or try a fun wall décor project like this macramé creation.

 

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Focus on size

“Go big or go home” is a phrase worth remembering when it comes to minimalist wall design. If you’ve got a lot of space, one of the easiest ways to fill it is with a something big, whether it’s art, a mirror, shelving, or hey, even a television. If a single piece doesn’t appeal to you, try choosing a collection of smaller items, but keep the collection small to stay in line with minimalism.

 

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Focus on contrast

Contrasting colors, textures, and shapes draw the eye in with minimal effort. A large mirror against a wall, a bright painting on neutral colors, or a wall-hanging with bold patterns on a plain background are all simple ways to add decorative contrast to your walls.

 

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Focus on meaning

Rather than decorating your walls with something new, take a look into some of the boxes you may have containing family heirlooms and photographs. Consider enlarging and framing photos, hanging homemade quilts, or placing other sentimental items on simple shelves. Limit yourself to a few of your most meaningful items but let your history and personality show. In the end, these are the things that make any house a home.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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Ultimate Upcycling Turning Trash to Treasure Infographic

A major trend on Pinterest these days is redoing. It is amazing all the beautiful transformations that are shared. From small pieces to large furniture. A little elbow grease and paint can go a long way. Upcycling can be a great way to breathe new life into something old. Want to try your hand at upcycling? Check out this guide to Ultimate Upcycling: Turning Trash to Treasure from Cleaning Services Group. There are lots of great advantages, plus it’s fun!

A little elbow grease and paint can go a long way. Upcycling can be a great way to breathe new life into something old. Want to try your hand at upcycling? Check out this guide to Ultimate Upcycling: Turning Trash to Treasure via @tipsaholic #upcycle #redo #furniture #upcycling

 

What a bunch of great tips. I can’t wait to try them. Have you tried upcyling? If you have how has it turned out?

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Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could organize and store all of the extra things we don’t want to part ways with. Or if you are temporarily needing to move some of your belongings into a storage unit or room, wouldn’t it be great if you knew it was done properly. It might take some work, but you can rest assured that you will know how to properly organize and store your belongings with The Sparefoot Guide to Self-Storage.Self Storage Infographic

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After a long day there is nothing better than curling up in a comfy bed. A bed that is styled with great looking pillows and has sheets that feel just right to slip into, can sometimes make all the difference in getting a good night sleep. Follow these seven tips to make a bed that will be the perfect place to catch some Zs.

 

  1. Start with the sheets Get as high a quality as you can afford. But keep in mind, that while your grandmother might have sworn by thread count, that doesn’t really matter as much anymore. (Now some company’s twist the fibers, which results in a higher thread count.) The best gauge now is the type of cotton that the bed sheets are made from. Look for Supima or Egyptian to get the most high quality sheets. Since these are long-staple cottons, the sheets made from these threads are much softer.

 

  1. Pick your temperature. Some people like to be warm in bed, and others need it to be a little cool to sleep. Selecting a certain texture can make all the difference. For cool sheets select percale weave and for that warm feeling go with a sateen.

 

  1. Make sure you get the right bed sheets for your mattress. With newer mattresses with pillow tops and other padding, this can add to the thickness. Be sure to check at the store the sizing on the packing of the sheets so you will get the right fit. And to prevent the sheets from “riding up”, look for those with elastic all the way around instead of just at the corners.

 

  1. Take care of your bed sheets so they will last. Wash them at least once or twice a week in cold water. Using too hot of water will break down the fibers. Run the sheets in the dryer until they are still slightly damp, and then hang them to finish drying to avoid the fiber damage that over drying can cause. If you can, putting them out for several minutes in the sun can give your sheets a nice fresh scent. Bonus is the sun is a natural disinfectant.

 

  1. Add the right cover to the bed. It is always a dilemma…do you go with a comforter or a duvet? It probably just boils down to personal preference. Whatever you choose, this is the place to tie the bed into the rest of the decor of the room. Beside the curtains, this will be the one place with the most fabric used in the room, the pattern and color you pick for the bed coverings will probably set the mood for the whole space.

 

  1. Top off the bed with pillows. Here is the place you can add some fun. Besides the pillows that you will actually use when sleeping, add euro pillows in a pattern or color that complements the bed coverings. Next, add two or three decorative pillows in either a square or rectangle shape, plus a bolster will finish the look. With the decorative pillows, pick ones that add an additional accent color, fun pattern, or new texture while still fitting with the décor of the room.

 

  1. Enjoy your newly made bed and get a good night sleep!

 

For more inspiration on a well put together bed, check out these bedrooms and these bedrooms.

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens

 

I’m Frances. I am a mother, a wife, and a community volunteer. I work as a scientist by day and moonlight as a blogger. Making lists helps me keep everything on track. While I have a good life, there is always room for improvement. Join me as I decorate, organize, and try new things over at my blog Improvement List.

 

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25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home


25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim,
Who said trim had to be white?

Colored trim can be a great way to achieve an unique look for a special room or even your whole house. This look is perfect for rooms with white walls and amazing molding, so if you have these two features in your home, you should definitely consider painting your trim a color other than white.

 

For example, this bathroom is already beautiful with its marble tile, free-standing tub, and gorgeous plumbing, but the blue color on all the molding and panels brings this room to a whole other level.

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The soft blue grabs your attention and you can’t help but check out all the beautiful trimwork in the room. That bathroom just wouldn’t be the same with white trim and moldings.

 

Here’s another space, this time a sitting room, that is made more alluring with the help of a soft blue color on the trim and moldings.

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Did you notice how the soft blue color on the trim in the sitting room is identical to the blue color on the walls in the living room next to it? What a great way to unify the two spaces. The crown molding in this room is spectacular and that is a detail that would be easily overlooked if it was painted white.

 

This entryway is tall, dark, and handsome thanks to the black trim, ceiling, paneling, built-ins, and doors. But it doesn’t feel dark and gloomy at all, thanks to the white walls.

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Here’s another good example how great trimwork can look when painted in a dark color. The trim, paneling, and ceiling coffers of this dining room are painted a dark gray, drawing your eye to all the excellent trimwork.

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The room is styled very simply, which allows the trimwork to truly shine.

 

When your built-ins are painted a fun color, it’s a great idea to also paint your trim the same color for continuity and greater impact. This desk area in a kitchen is so beautifully unique thanks to the green color of the cabinets, desk, shelves, floor trim, and window trim.

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You don’t have to paint all the trimwork in a room, though. If you only want to highlight a special feature in your home, paint only that area a contrasting color. For example, this entryway is made special with the black paint on the arch and columns, while the rest of the trimwork in the space is left white (except for the window on the right). The painted archway frames the other room, inviting you to walk in there.

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The dark gray trim highlights the unique shape of the front door in this entryway. Also, note that the rest of the trim in the room isn’t painted, which puts all the focus on the door. However, the crown molding and trim in the next room have been painted the same dark gray, which nicely frames the entryway when you’re standing in the other room.

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It’s amazing to see how much of an impact colored trim can have on a room. You could go big and paint all the cabinets, doors, and trim in your kitchen a bold turquoise color

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Or paint all the trim in your dining room a cool black color.

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All the dark gray trimwork in this room highlight the beautiful trim, crown molding, mantel, built-ins, and the gorgeous french doors. The light-colored furniture, artwork, and textiles compliment the dark trim perfectly.

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If you love color, you’ll love this amazing living room with the raspberry trimwork! Now, this is a room that your guests won’t soon forget. The two pink chairs and the pink pillows work well with the colored trim, but everybody knows who is the true star of this room.

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Check out another happy room, complete with orange window trim and crown molding! The orange trim looks great with the light blue walls and the colored trim sets the mood for the room, which is fun and happy with the addition of the disco ball light fixture, the graphic rug, and the colorful art. Click through to see the rest of the room with all of its beautiful painted trimwork.

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Colored trim works very well in bedrooms, too. Designer Andrew Howard painted the trim in this bedroom a vivid blue that perfectly matches the wallpaper.

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The same treatment is given to this bedroom, with the green trim perfectly matching the graphic trellis wallpaper.

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Here’s another bedroom by Andrew Howard, this time a girly bedroom with pink trim in the exact same shade as the pink lamp. Note the pink door and door casing in the reflection in the mirror!

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Pink trim is unexpectedly elegant and perfect for girls’ bedrooms! Check out this girls’ room decked out with pink trim, designed by Natalie Clayman. The pink rug works so well with the colored trim.

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Colored trim works so well in kids bedrooms; here’s another example of a fun kids’ room with the trimwork painted a vibrant yellow. Since kids’ tastes change so fast, it might be a little easier to paint only the trim when they decide they love a different color than repainting all the walls or buying all new furniture.

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And here’s another example of a room with yellow trim, this time a dining room.

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In the same house, a simply decorated bedroom is made more beautiful with a soft blue color on the trim and crown molding.
Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
You could paint your trimwork and doors the same color as your bed and rug for a soothing effect.
Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
A soft gray color on the trim pairs beautifully with the cream walls in this serene bedroom.
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Smaller spaces, like bathrooms, can look more interesting with colored trim. This bathroom is just stunning with the trim and door painted black. The sleek black mirror fits in perfectly with the black trim.

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You can play with how you want to paint the trim and the walls in your home. Paint in a way that highlights what is unique and beautiful in your spaces. For example, the crown molding and the walls in this hallway are painted a soft gray, while the paneling, door trim, and floor trim are painted white. This paint job shows off all the different trimwork in the space.

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
Here’s another gorgeous example of a room that’s all painted in one deep color: this living room by Thom Filicia with its walls, crown molding, wall molding, and built-ins painted an intense shade of blue.
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Will you be painting the trimwork in a room of your home anytime soon? If you have lots of light, beautiful and chunky trimwork and crown moldings, windows with thick trim and mullions, and high ceilings, colored trim would look great in your home!

 

For more painting ideas, check out 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens and Grey and White Painted Kitchens.

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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Grow These 5 Beautiful House Plants From Food Scraps

House plants add beauty to your home and clean your indoor air. Grow these 5 house plants from food scraps to get a couple of plants for practically free! Grow These 5 Beautiful House Plants From Food Scraps via @tipsaholic #gardening #plants #greenthumb #regrow


Grow These 5 Beautiful House Plants From Food Scraps
House plants add so much life and beauty to your home. They also clean your air, making your indoor air healthier for you and your family. However, they aren’t free if you buy them from a store… but they can be practically free if you grow plants from food scraps!

Lemon Tree From a Lemon Seed

As long as you buy organic lemons, you can grow a gorgeous lemon tree from a lemon seed! Here’s how. Don’t expect your lemon tree to grow any fruit for three to five years, but in the meantime you’ll have a pretty tree that adds a lot of charm and fresh air to your home.

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You can grow similar trees from the seeds of oranges, limes, and grapefruits!

Avocado Tree From an Avocado Pit

Grow another tree for your home with an avocado pit! This would make for a great science experiment to do with the kiddos, since you’ll need to suspend the pit in water and watch the roots and stem grow. Try this with several avocado pits and choose the most thriving seed to turn into a houseplant. Again, don’t expect it to produce anything, but you never know!

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Sweet Potato Vine From a Sweet Potato

Bought too many sweet potatoes and have one or two left over? Turn them into vine houseplants with purplish green colored leaves! Suspend a sweet potato that’s covered with eyes in a jar of water and watch the vines grow. This is another houseplant that your kids will love watching grow!

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Pineapple Plant From a Pineapple Crown

A pineapple crown can be turned into a great little spiky houseplant that resembles an aloe vera plant. It takes years for one to grow a pineapple, if at all. If a red flower starts growing at the top, get ready to watch a mini pineapple grow on the top of the plant!

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Carrot Foliage From Carrot Tops

Cut off the tops of carrots and put them in water and you’ll get sweet little delicate plants growing on the tops. Plant them in a pot and enjoy your new houseplant! This is another great project for the kids.

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These 5 houseplants that can be grown from food scraps aren’t the only ones — try growing houseplants from onions, watermelon seeds, apple seeds, kale, turnips, and more! It’s just amazing to know that life can come from our food leftovers!

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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3 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night

A great way to spend a warm summer night is to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard. Here are 3 tips to get the party started. 3 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night via @tipsaholic #movienight #outdoor #backyard #movie #summer #summerfamilyactivities

3 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night

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A great way to spend a warm summer night is to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard. With just a little planning, you and your friends could have great fun under the stars. Here are 3 tips for you to get the party started.

 

  1. The equipment needed is fairly simple. First, you need a movie screen. If you already have a light colored garage door or wall of your house, you have a surface to display the movie. But if you need to make a movie screen, a simple white bed sheet tacked to a wall or fence will work great. Next, you will need a projector and some kind of speakers. If you don’t have these maybe you can borrow from a friend, or they can easily be rented. Also, you need a video source like a laptop computer or a dvd player. Simply set it all up on a table, aim it at your make shift movie screen and you are all set.
  2. What would a backyard movie night be like without snacks? Set up a concession stand on a table. Keep everything in individual portions, so everyone can easily grab what they want to eat before heading over to watch the movie. Pop a lot of popcorn before guests arrives and put it in decorative popcorn bags you can get at most party supply stores. Prop them up in a box or tray, so guest can select a bag of popcorn. Also, include candy you would normally find at a movie theater or bake up a sweet treat like brownies or cupcakes. Don’t forget the drinks either. Put those in a tub full of ice, to keep them nice and cool.
  3. Comfy seating is a must. Provide a variety of options. Set out a few folding chairs, lay out blankets on the ground, and spread out a few seat cushions from the patio set.

 

Once you have everything set up, it is time to start the movie and enjoy a backyard movie night with your friends.

 

Featured and title image via: Better Homes and Gardens

 

I’m Frances. I am a mother, a wife, and a community volunteer. I work as a scientist by day and moonlight as a blogger. Making lists helps me keep everything on track. While I have a good life, there is always room for improvement. Join me as I decorate, organize, and try new things over at my blog Improvement List.

 

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10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa

Looking for a new sofa for your home? Consider getting a colorful sofa! Here are 10 beautiful examples of how a sofa in a color can truly make a room. 10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa via @tipsaholic #livingroom #sofa #couch #colorful #colorfulsofa #home


10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa
Looking for a new sofa for your living room? Consider getting a colorful sofa instead of a safe, neutral one! A bold sofa in your favorite color injects a lot of personality and charm in a room and makes it easier to decorate the rest of the room, since you already have the wow factor. Here are 10 beautiful examples of how a sofa in a vivid color can truly make a room.

1. This relaxed living room by Lauren Liess wouldn’t be the same without the striking mustard yellow sofa.

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The room is already special, with its built-in shelves, sconces, and window seat, but the bright sofa makes it a truly beautiful space. The yellow sofa is repeated in the pillows on the window seat, tying the two areas together.

2. The eggplant purple sectional gives this living room, designed by Hillary Thomas, a cool bohemian feel.

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Imagine the room with a white sectional. It would be pretty, but very girly and kinda one-dimensonial. The dark eggplant sofa grounds the room while playing well with the other colors: pink, cream, and white.

3. Katherine Vos’ living room is elegant and stunning, thanks to the bold blue sofa.

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The blue color is repeated in the art, but the rest of the room is decked out simply in white, black, and gold. This allows the blue sofa to shine without being overwhelming.

4. This living room by Ilaria Chiaratti wouldn’t be as alluring without the pastel blue sofa.

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Imagine the room with a gray sofa. There would be nothing exciting or special about the room. The soft blue color of the sofa looks great with the neutral pieces in the room and brings out the little pops of color around the room, like in the ottomans, the accessories on the shelving, and the pillow on the chair.

5. The blue sectional sofa in the basement designed by Jamie Meares looks beautiful against the backdrop of dark gray walls.

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A room painted in a dark color can look cozy and welcoming, but it can also get dark and depressing. This basement is definitely not depressing in any way, thanks to the gorgeous blue sectional that commands the space.

6. The emerald sofa, custom-made by designer Nicole Cohen, is the star of this room that’s mostly black and white (and gold).

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If you love a room that’s mostly filled with neutral furniture and accessories, with a little gold and lucite sprinkled here and there, you absolutely need to have a sofa in a saturated color. The result is always a beautiful room.

7. A small room, like this tiny living room, can handle a bold sofa.

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As long as your tiny room is mostly neutral, a brightly colored sofa looks great in a small space. Since it’s so bold, it takes up space visually so you can get away with only a few furniture pieces, which is a good thing for small spaces.

8. The hot pink sofa in Harriet Anstruther’s home makes a statement about the person living there.

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If you have a signature color, go ahead and get a sofa in that color to give your room a big dose of personality! Even if your signature color is pink. Just look at the room, it totally works.

9. The teal accents in this room compliment the orange sofa perfectly.

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It just goes to prove that a sofa in any color can be beautiful, as long as the room is decorated correctly. Neutral pieces always work, as you’ve seen in previous examples here, but a complimentary color that is repeated around the room is another smart way to let a colorful sofa take center stage.

10. A sofa in a fun color is the perfect addition to a room that is filled with youthful exuberance, like this room by Will Taylor.

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Some rooms are just all about the fun, like playrooms, family rooms, and game rooms. Fill these rooms with lots of color and pattern, starting with a colorful sofa!

Are you convinced yet? What color sofa would you love to put in your home?

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids

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If your kids share a room, you know the headache it can be to make the most of your space.  What’s the best layout?  How do you fit all the furniture?  How can you create separate but cohesive areas for each child?  How do you bring each personality into the space while making it flow?  And what do you do with all the clothes and clutter??  There are a lot of challenges that can arise with shared bedroom spaces, but there are great benefits as well – not the least of which is a stronger sibling bond.  Whether your kids share a room out of necessity or because you prefer it, the questions of furniture, layout, storage and design are still relevant.  Boys, girls, both, twins, triplets, old and young, there’s a way to make one space work for everyone.  Here are 25 stellar shared bedrooms that will provide all the inspiration you need!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsLumberjack Room  – This is a cute room shared by two young boys.  The design and decor is kept simple and comfortable which will allow it to grow with the boys.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Baseball Room  – This is a great idea for making the most of an awkward space!  By hanging the curtains centered on the wall and therefore off-center from the window a bit, you trick the eye in seeing the window as centered between the two beds.  Genius!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Simple Space for 4  – You’ll never believe how this family fit 3 boys and a baby comfortably in one small bedroom!  It’s amazing!  You’ll have to click over for the details, but the simple, comfortable decor tie the room together beautifully for boys ages 7-newborn.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBunk Beds and Baby  – Not only does this room house three small children, but they’re different genders, as well!  Have you figured out how to make that work?  This post shares a ton of information from furniture, decor and layout, to tips and tricks for making it work for real life.  If you want ideas for how to handle bedtime routines, midnight wake up calls, mornings and nap times while your kids are sharing a space, read on!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Apartment Bedroom for 3  – It’s amazing what you find works even when you’re sure it won’t.  This young family lives in NYC, and has sacrificed space for the experience.  It’s a situation that works well for them, and if you want to see how they make this small bedroom work, just click over.  There’s ideas for keeping things tidy and the sleeping arrangements.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsModern with Vintage Touches  –  This is an adorable space for two young girls. There’s a ton of personality crammed into a small area here – but the white background with the walls, sheer curtains and beds endure that the colors and styles don’t overwhelm the space.  Each girl has their own spots with favorite books within reach and monograms to designate who is where.  The gallery walls add a personal touch to the space so they can really call it their own.  See their solution for closet doors that took up too much space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBedroom Playroom Mixed  – Not only does this room sleep two kids comfortably, it also houses all their toys and books as well!  It’s a shared space between a little girl and baby boy AND a bedroom and playroom – it’s pulling double duty in more ways than one!  It works well because decor and furniture is kept simple, light and bright.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsDIY Inexpensive Vintage Room for 2  –  This entire room is done DIY style on the cheap.  The beds themselves are an amazing touch – completely designed and made by hand and the top lifts for some much needed storage under the mattresses, while there’s still enough space underneath for some DIY “drawer crates” that organize toys.  You have to see what they did with the closet!  This tiny room now has enough space for sleeping AND playing for two active little girls!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExplore! Bedroom/Playroom  – There was no space left untouched during the transformation of this room – which was intended as a bedroom and playroom for a little boy and girl.  The solution for bulky bunk beds that would take up too much space?  Turn the closet into a “bed nook” with separate sleeping spots decorated for each kid.  Other awesome details: a reading loft, a completely wall mounted craft nook, tons of toy drawers that double as benches and a wall of customized wardrobe-style closet space.  It’s a room any kid would love.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTrio of Hanging Beds  –  Get the largest, bulkiest items up off of the floor to create more space underneath – by hanging bunk style beds from the ceiling/walls!  This tiny room is home to three young boys.  Getting the beds up and out of the way created eye catching style and gave them plenty of room to sleep and play.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSimple and Trendy Small Space for Sibs  –  This family needed a double duty room (for play and sleep) that would be comfortable and inviting for a brother/sister combo.  To make it even more challenging, there’s quite a gap in their ages, so it had to appeal to young and old.  They accomplished this by keeping the design very simple and monochromatic, and adding hidden storage where possible.  The result is a peaceful area both kids could appreciate.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsMaking Room for Baby  –  Here’s a super quick room makeover that involves changes to the furniture layout and a few extra decor items to define separate areas for the siblings.   If you’ve got a toddler and a newborn, this is a good idea that features two cribs in one space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSocial Studies Room  –  The decor in this room adorably mirrors the interests of the pre-teen boys who share it – history and geography.  The beds were created with frugality, using old pallets.  The key to success for this shared space is plenty of shelving and dresser storage.  The boys appreciate defined sleeping and storage areas, while the decor and bedding keeps the room cohesive.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsGender Neutral Room To Grow  – This room is long and narrow, and the family made the most of the space by placing the short crib against the shorter wall and the vintage bed at a 90 degree angle.  The decor and colors are kept light and neutral, perfect for kids of different genders.  In the future, this room will turn into a room for three with a trundle bed on wheels pulled from beneath the current twin bed.  With some creative thinking, a good layout and plenty of storage you can make even a small, narrow room work for multiples!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTucked Away Bunks  – A seemingly awkward nook or alcove can be the perfect solution for maximizing space in a shared bedroom.  This bunk bed was designed and handmade to fit into an out of the way corner, making sure that bulky furniture didn’t take up valuable floor space.  The rest of the room features lots of open shelving and a lot of dresser storage to keep treasures safely in their spots.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCorner Beds  –  The long, rectangular shape of this room along with the placement of french doors and large windows made furniture layout a little less straightforward when planning for two kids.  By placing identical beds in an “L” in one corner, wall space is fully utilized while the middle of the floor is kept free of clutter and bulk.  The functionality of one under-bed drawer is lost, but there are other storage solutions added to the room to make up for it.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCrib Nook  – Two boys shared this room originally, and it was cozy then.  When a baby girl came along, they converted the closet to a nook for her crib, complete with shelving and decor to feminize her space and make it uniquely her own.  Clothes were put in a dresser between the twin beds.  While it’s a small room, it definitely works for three kids and there’s no lack of space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsColor Blocked Space  – Define separate areas in a shared bedroom by decorating in two different but complimentary colors.  Place a bookshelf or dresser for storage and division.  Start with base colors for each side (in this case, yellow and turquoise) and add pops of the other colors throughout the whole space to make the look cohesive.  It’s simple and unique with lots of individual personality.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExtra Long Bed  – This room features an extra long platform that spans the length of the room.  It’s long enough to fit two twin mattresses on it with some room between.  This is a great solution for sleeping arrangements in a shared space, especially if it’s a narrow room and could benefit by having all the furniture against one wall.  Notice the storage drawers below the bed and the storage shelves above – in coordinated colors that bring a cohesive, put-together feeling to the space.  Though the bed butts up to the closet along the perpendicular wall, the doors slide apart, making it completely usable still.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Space for 3  –   The space beneath the loft bed in this room was just large enough for a king sized mattress, placed perpendicular to the twin above so it juts into the room.  With three young boys in this space, it’s the perfect solution as it eliminates headboards, footboards, and bed frames that take up valuable real estate.  The steel frame of the loft was the perfect inspiration for the industrial decor and storage – a chest with bins for toys and two metal racks, one with metal toolboxes for small treasures and collections and one with galvanized buckets for stuffed animals.  The kids have enough storage and space to sleep and play – even with three in one room!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsAbove Bed Shelving  –  At first glance, this room seems as if it’s not big enough for one child and their accompanying “stuff,” let alone two.  When one of them is a girl and one a boy, making this tiny space work for both seems an insurmountable challenge.  By placing the beds next to each other, but separated by a chest of drawers, there’s a clear division of space.  But what makes this room really work well is the above bed storage – a wall of shelves above each bed for storing special treasures and toys.  Making use of the architecture already present in the space, the beds and shelves look like expensive built-ins.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-Ins On Both Ends  –  A narrow room like this is best utilized by placing the furniture together against one long wall.  This can be challenging when trying to add everything necessary – like dressers and shelves along with two beds.  This room does it with built-ins – on both sides of the room.  One side is built-in bunk beds with closed storage/cabinets on both ends, and open shelving filling in the remaining space along the wall.  The other wall is a combination of open and closed shelving, so there’s no need for dressers or bookshelves.  Everything has a spot.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsPrivacy Partition  –  Perhaps your kids would appreciate a bit more privacy to their separate areas.  You can accomplish this in nearly any sized bedroom by utilizing some kind of room divider.  The best room divider for a kids’ bedroom will incorporate plenty of storage, as does this large shelf with cubbies.  Putting pegboard on one side of the shelf allows for hanging storage and even more separation.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids5 Kids, 1 Room  – You’ll never believe it, but there are 5 boys in this room.  5 of them!  And it works.  The furniture is kept to a minimum – two small bookshelves, two sets of bunk beds and one toddler bed.  No dressers.  No desks.  With the bunk beds pushed into the corner in an “L”, it gives the look (and space-saving) of built-in bunks.  There are shelves and bins in the closets and under beds for clothing, so no dressers are needed.  A clever solution to keep from feeling too stuffed, even with a herd of boys!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-In Bunks  –  This is an amazing space for 5 girls.  One wall was changed into built-in bunk beds – with a set of stairs in between.  Each bed is outfitted with a curtain to pull for privacy, a shelf for books and a lamp.  It’s basically like sleeping in a fort, every night.  Below the bunks are oversized drawers for toy storage.  There’s a nook for a dresser built-in across from the beds (which is actually three Ikea dressers put together, but you’d never know it) and on one short wall, they created a closet by hanging curtains along a track in the ceiling.  It’s comfy, it’s bright and cheery and, surprisingly, not at all cramped.

 

Also, check out this sunny, gender neutral shared room with lots of details and tips.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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