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5 Innovative Furnishing Ideas for Modern Bedrooms

5 Innovative Furnishing Ideas for Modern Bedrooms

Most of the modern bedroom furniture items are made from a combination of different materials and innovative thinking.

The idea is to use to traditional items made of wood or metal and convert them into more spectacular modern designs. So, if you are looking forward to enhancing your new bedroom then here are some easy tips that will help you:

1. Consider the Size of the Bedroom

Bedroom furniture choices include a range of contemporary and modern designs. But how do you choose the right one for your home?

However, you need to keep in mind that your home space should be considered when choosing the same. Those with compact bedrooms should opt for the furniture styles that are ideal for occupying smaller spaces. Generally, the traditional or classic style furniture is not suited for compact homes.

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They create a claustrophobic environment, so you should select pieces very carefully. It’s safer to opt for small and sleek designs. Opt for narrow beds with under-the-bed storage and smaller headboards.

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    2. Pick materials with caution

    No matter what style of bed you choose, be it wrought iron, wood or even stainless steel base, choose a sturdy one. These materials provide a good sturdy frame to the item.

    The spongier mattresses of yesteryears used to be made from cotton and covered with a cloth. Now, these have been replaced by things like latex and sponge. So, think of materials that provide durability with a contemporary finish to the bedroom furniture. 

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    3. Mix themes

    There is also the option of mixing various themes. Globalization has increased the number of options we have. Various furniture items inspired by the culture of the Asian countries are also available now.

    The contemporary designs of furniture, which are based on various things like better ecological designs, or even ergonomically designed furniture items, have become very popular. The newer designs of bedroom furniture which makes use of salvaged wood or even more metal based beds are a great option to buy.

    Colour themes are equally important. Lighter colors can make small bedrooms look bigger. So choose the colors of curtains and sofa coverings accordingly. Using too many colors can create a sense of chaos.

    4. Compare designs

    The huge number of possible options and a large number of places from where one can buy furniture for good deals can be confusing.

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    A person planning to buy furniture should look at either online websites or offline brochures and decide which designs of furniture suit their taste and provide them with the required functionality and suits their homes before actually buying it.

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      5. Accessorize

      There are a lot of simple ways to accessorize your contemporary bedroom furniture. Get bright and peppy cushions that you can throw on the bed. Besides this, you can also consider having a little seating area near the window. You may also opt for a bigger window with a seating in the area that doubles as a lounge. It works quite well for modern homes with compact space.

      All types of curtains may not look good in compact spaces. So here you can consider other alternatives like using blinds, which are functional and accentuate the window space. Think of balustrades if you have a balcony attached. Besides all of this, you can also work on other accessories like vases, decorative pieces, etc.

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      Conclusion

      Modern bedroom furniture options are unlimited these days. You can now choose from multiple designs of bed cots or pick the latest and trendy designs for sofas as space permits. The designs are available in wooden, glass, metal, and durable plastics. You have the option to customize the designs according to your lifestyle, personality or even budget! This surely means you can get the best designs for your home at the most affordable prices.

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      Last Updated on September 16, 2019

      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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      • (1) Research
      • (2) Deciding the topic
      • (3) Creating the outline
      • (4) Drafting the content
      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
      • (6) Revision
      • (7) etc.

      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

      2. Change Your Environment

      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

      6. Get a Buddy

      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

      Reality check:

      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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