Archive for May, 2012

Ready to redecorate? A bathroom is the perfect space to start with a refresh. Often overlooked, the bathroom should be decorated just as nicely as any other room in the house. As a bathroom is a smaller space, this can be done quite quickly and often with a small price tag. A few small updates can really transform the space creating a huge impact and the feel of a whole new room. Check out the following tips on how to makeover your bathroom on a budget:

1. Play with Paint: The easiest way to make a huge impact in any space is to try a new colour scheme. Pick a wall colour and then use this to pick complimentary decor pieces to complete your room. Lighter and brighter colours can make a small room seem larger, where as darker or warmer colours will make a space seem more cozy and intimate.

2. Storage Solutions: Adding storage and organization pieces create a spa like feel to the space, less mess means ultimate relaxation.  Use similar styles of storage pieces for a cohesive feel and introduce texture through the use of baskets for visual appeal and functionality!

3. Lovely Linens: Introducing matching linens gives a balanced and thought out feel that is sure to be noticed. Make sure to hang these on a towel bar or hook and keep extras rolled in baskets or on a shelf.

4. Curtain Crush: A new shower curtain with matching accessories will immediately refresh your bathroom. This is a fast and simple way to create a whole new look on a budget.

5. Dazzling Decor: Add a personal touch to the space by adding scented candles, a vase with fillers and prints on the wall. Really want to play up the space? Play up a boring bathroom mirror with something more decorative. This will really give the bathroom the designer feel you’re craving!

Love the idea? Get started on your bathroom refresh today! Dwellings has just got in loads of new items to decorate your bathroom. Check us out online at www.dwellingsbarbados.com or in store to pick up these great new items and more today!

Thanks again for reading! Comment below or send an email to design@dwellingsbarbados.com and we’ll be happy to solve any design dilemmas! Have a great week. Happy shopping ūüôā


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Mother’s Day is¬†around the corner, why not do something personalized and special and have a brunch date with Mom.¬† This ¬†is the perfect occasion for a ¬†dreamy, spring-like table. Choose a light and simple colour scheme¬† with pops of colours reminiscent of the spring season- whites, creams and soft neutral shades work well together, and will make the tabletop look fresh and pretty. Use a plain white cloth, or leave the table bare; then add decoration in the form of scalloped white plates and feminine glassware.¬†Add lots of florals and personal touches to really create a beautiful atmosphere, remember setting the perfect¬†table¬† is not just about creating a beautiful¬†¬†place to eat but a place to celebrate. Whether you want to create this for your own mother, a group of girlfriends who are moms, or set the table for you and your own young children, here is the plan for you:
1.  Decide on a colour scheme: Stick to two or three colours which compliment each other.  Start with introducing white plates and add colour through table linens, florals and vase fillers. For this occasion dinnerware and linens with feminine accents such as florals, scalloped edges or lace details are perfectly suited.
2. Introduce fun tabletop: Be sure to use serve ware which compliments your tabletop. Le creuset cookware can go straight from the oven onto your table, less hassle, less clean up and a great statement.
3. Get Personal: Having a group of girls together? Have some fun by using mixed glassware or drink markers. Create personalized place settings for a thoughtful touch.
4. Have a ‘WOW ‘ factor: Create a beautiful centerpiece with florals, candles and vase fillers. Introduce hurricanes that are different heights for dimension and visual interest.
5.Gifts to Go: Create personal party favours for your guests. Candles or gourmet goods are perfect for such an occassion. Wether its for your mom, your girlfriends or yourself it’s bound to finish off the day with a smile.

French Perle Dinnerware with beautifully scalloped edges is the perfect way to add a feminine accent to your tabletop for Mother’s Day. 4PC place setting $139.95 BDS. Visit us in store or online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com to scoop up this great find and many more!

Le Creuset Dinnerware is ideal for a no hassle, easy clean up brunch. Straight from the oven, to the table top, to the freezer with a burst of colour these pieces are a must! Visit us in store or online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com to see the great selection available now.

Adding pops of colour to the table is a great way to set the mood for brunch. Visit us in store or online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com to see our great table top selection available now. TAG Trellis Napkins (Set of Eight) РGreen & White Р$89.95.

Gifts to go are a great way to give your guests something to remember and show they are appreciated. A boxed candle or a gourmet goodie basket is the perfect treat! BDS $89.95

There’s no better gift than one that’s thoughtful and heartfelt. Putting together a day to celebrate mom is a perfect way to show how you feel. Remember to introduce feminine accents and personalized pieces for the perfect design for a beautiful day! Thanks again for reading. Happy Mothers Day!

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