Does just walking into your bedroom give you a case of the blues? Bedrooms can easily become boring even when the activity taking place inside the living quarters is anything but boring. You don’t need to completely overhaul everything about the bedroom in order to transform it into a place that doesn’t make you come down with the blahs after just a few minutes.
Not exactly sure when the canopy over the bed fell out of favor, but you have to admit that in old movies it seems all the really stylish characters slept in beds with some kind of canopy. And here’s the great thing about bed canopies: they can be as sophisticated as you want or as inexpensive as you require. You want an inexpensive but still stylish canopy hanging over the bed? Affix some J-screws to the ceiling and buy the fabric of choice from a fabric outlet to drape from overhead and for less than the price of a 3-D movie you can completely transform the look and entire emotional tenor of the bed. Mosquito netting can replicate a very common canopy look found in old movies. Accent a 1960s bedroom theme by investing in some very groovy fabric.
Two-Tone with a Belt
Two-tone with a belt? What? Huh? Try this for a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to transform your bedroom. Buy some decorative wall molding and attach it to the wall not at the top or bottom but about a third of the way up. Then paint the walls one color below the molding and use either a complimentary or contrasting color above the molding. From this beginning can eventually spread a two-tone theme that touches upon every other decorative aspect of the room from wall coverings to furniture to bedspreads.
Drive-in Bedroom Theater
You’ve seen those beds in the shape of a sports car, right? Kiddie stuff. How about combining two of the things that make bedrooms so much fun and invest in what it takes to transform your bed into the make-out hot spot of the past. You could go the whole route by buying an actual 1950s-style fancy car bumper if you have what it takes. Or you could paint a plain headboard in the style of a car’s front bumper with headlights. Then dump the headboard and invest in a mural that features either the interior back window of a car or the view through the rear window of cars parked in a drive-in theater. The point, as you clearly grasped by now, is the most authentic transformation of your sleeping area into a car. But, of course, that’s just the beginning. What is a drive-in without movie screen? A parking lot. And that’s not cool at all. You have to invest in the largest screen television you can afford and, for extra added effect, maybe some movie posters from the golden age of drive-in movie theaters.