Archive for August, 2012

Creating a beautiful bedroom starts with picking a style and creating an ambiance in the space that suits your personality. Now everyone needs a little inspiration and motivation to get started. This week, we are sharing our top bedroom look through inspiration photos to get you designing! Everything featured in this week’s blogĀ  is currently in stock and voted a favourite by our customers. Check out the top picks for looks and get tips on how to create this look for your self.

1. Cottage Bedroom- Start with a simple white bed for an airy look. Mix in natural textures such as reclaimed woods for a beachy feel. Add pops of colour to add some interest and fun. This look should be charming and fresh and can be either more traditional or even have a contemporary flair with some character.

Cottage Bedroom Inspiration: This room by Sarah Richardson is fresh and cozy and full of beachy charm.

Create a beach cottage look full of charm with just a few updates. This look is perfect for any seaside home.

2. Coastal Glam- This consists of muted tones, sleek finishes and bits of bling for a more refined seaside look. This look should be polished and soothing with a more minimalist feel that would be right at home in a modern condo on the beach.

Coastal Bedroom by Adam Zollinger is absolutely beautiful with muted spa tones and linen fabrics to create a refined and elegant feel

Dwellings takes on coastal glam. Create a sophisticated and refined feel with muted tones and reflective decor ideal for seaside living

3. Earthy Notes- Warmer wood tones mixed with luscious greens and warm neutrals. This look should make you feel like you’re in a rainforest that’s full of vibrant natural beauty.

Create an earthy and tropical feel with dark wood tones and earthy colours. Ideal for any Caribbean home.

Dwellings creates a bedroom prefect for island living. Warm wood tones and earthy colours make your bedroom an island paradise. Refresh your space by simply changing a few items for a huge impact

4. Eclectic Brights-Create a fun feel by mixing colours & patterns with some special pieces to create this look. Don’t be afraid to have fun and go bold.

This inspiration room is so fun and colourful and full of life. Choose unique eclectic pieces and make it a cohesive space by tying in colours and textures.

Dwellings creates an eclectic look for your bedroom by mixing colours, patterns and styles of furniture. Pick out an element from your design and use it throughout the room to bring the look together.

5.Cool Contemporary – This look is ideal for a couple who is looking for a gender neutral space. Darker woods, and neutral colours create a sophisticated statement room.

This inspiration room is so inviting with it’s neutral tones that it will appeal to both genders and any age group. Perfect for a master bedroom or a guest room to create the feeling of staying at a luxury hotel.

Dwellings creates a luxury hotel get away perfect for your master bedroom or guest room that’s inviting for every person. Use neutral colours and furniture that are appealing to either gender and any age range to make your room the perfect retreat.

Which look do you love? We’d love to hear from you! Feeling inspired? Check out featured items all available now in store and online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com. Need some help getting your look together? Contact the Dwellings Design Studio to take the hassle out of your design. Remember to check out the blog every other week for a new and exciting post. Have a great weekend!


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When putting together a look for your living space, make sure it’s one you love. Just because a certain look is the latest trend, doesn’t mean it will work for you. Much like when putting together the perfect outfit, it must suit your style, and have your own little personal twists to make it special to you. Start by looking for inspiration, check out magazines, watch a little HGTV and make note of looks & colours that you like. Print some pictures and have a shopping list you can check off. Keep larger pieces neutral, and bring interest through accessories with patterns, prints and colour. Check out some inspiration mood boards below and let us know which look you love.

inspiration Room- This room has a contemporary beachy feel with fresh white furniture while still keeping its charm with warmer accents and pops of colour.

Dwellings take on the inspiration room:

Dwellings’ take on this contemporary coastal look – keep your major pieces like the sofa and case goods white and add interest through accessories such as lamps, rugs and decor.

Inspiration Room- This nature inspired living room boasts an earthy palette that is warm and inviting.

Dwellings’ take on the earthy living room – warm wood tones are brought to life with pops of green and orange. Fun patterns play against each other for visual interest.

So remember the following when shopping for your living space:

1. Get Inspired: Take the time to do some research. Find a look or two you love and put your personal twist on it. Take ideas and create some of your own!
2. Start Basic: Keep larger pieces neutral so that you can keep on refreshing. Bring interest in accessories in different patterns, colours and textures.
3. Have Fun: Don’t over-think! The only thing you need to know are the measurements. Design is what you make it. Need some help? Contact the Dwellings Design Studio and complete your space hassle free!

Thanks again for reading. Remember to check in every other week for a new and exciting blog post! Have a fun and safe Kadooment weekend!

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