Cozy Beds You’d Wish You’re In This Rainy Season

While most of us are stuck at the office, trying to negotiate the air conditioning unit’s temperature with colleagues, many of us area also wishing we’re in bed right now. What with the heavy downpour and the cold air, what would we give to get under the covers and cuddle with a loved one right now.

Since there’s really not much to do about today’s total bed weather, why don’t you just join us in whiling away this Wednesday musing over how cozy these beds would feel right now.

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How do you like to spend your rainy days? Tell us about it in the comments below or reach us through our social media accounts at Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!

Bedroom Activities for the Rainy Days

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The Philippines is notorious not only for our awful traffic and grueling public transportation, but also for our rainy days that make everyone stay inside their homes and stay pretty much in bed the whole time. So, with the rainy season here, we might as well look for fun things to do with our loved ones when we can’t go out due to the pouring rain.

What to Do at Home While it Pours Outside

1. Have a movie marathon
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Turn on the laptop and turn off the lights: it’s movie time!

2. Create a fort
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Forts, a.k.a. snuggle caves, are fun ways to spend time and exercise creativity. It’s also a nice way to create a cozier space within your bedroom.

3. Read a book
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For some quiet time, you can also crack open a book and lose yourself in it. Reading to your kids is also a great way to bond and enhance their knowledge at the same time.

4. Snuggle with the ones you love

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Sure you guys snuggle all the time, especially at night when bed time comes. However, snuggling while whiling your time away is a lot different. The intimacy of  this activity can really strengthen bonds, as you’re not only physically intertwined but you can also use the time to talk.

5. Do some pillow talk

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If you’re not too keen on talking while snuggled up, you can also just talk while facing each other in bed. Take the rainy day off to catch up with one another and you may be surprised at how much you haven’t told your spouse or kid because of your busy schedules.

6. Play some board games

For something exciting and stimulating without having to go anywhere, board games are some of the more excellent ways to spend time with your family. Just make sure to use a sturdy surface when playing on the bed, so your game won’t get all messed up every time someone tries to move on the bed.

7. Try some arts and crafts
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Simple crafting activities like knitting or crocheting can be easily done while in bed. However, it’s not exactly something you do interactively with someone else, but if you and your loved ones enjoy these activities, you can always do it together.

8. Catch up on some sleep
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If there’s no threat of flooding or any accidents that could happen while the rain pours, you can also use a rainy day off to catch up on some sleep. Tuck yourself in and spend the day snoozing away.

These are just some of the things you can do in your bedroom during the rainy days. If you have other suggestions, hit us up by leaving a comment below.

Shared Bedrooms: 12 Ideas and Options

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Shared bedrooms are often a challenge for many homeowners as it not only challenges your capability to manage space, but also your ability to make it look good. As shared bedrooms typically have limited floor areas, making it ideal for the number of people who will share it without looking cramped can be a very daunting task.

For those with growing families and looking for ways to extend their young homes without spending too much, creating an effective shared bedroom is a must. So to help you out with this task, check out our collection of the most inspiring shared spaces from all over the web below.

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Bunk beds are some of the most traditional options for shared bedrooms. They come in a wide range of designs and sizes, so you can always be sure that they’re perfectly easy to find.

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Modify a bunk bed by using regular beds with a loft bed and you get yourself a unique and efficient space.
If your shared bedroom is for girls, this twist on bunk beds can also be a great idea. Having them on the same level and quite near each other will allow them to bond without really having to share a bed and depriving them some personal space.
Placing multiple single or twin beds inside a bedroom is also a nice way to create a shared bedroom.
Divided, yet open bedrooms are great example at how you can provide some privacy for each child without the total separation or need to renovate.
We love how untraditional swing beds are for shared bedrooms! They’re perfect if you have the space (and sturdy ceilings/beams).
There are tons of different ways to go about when creating a shared bedroom, so in case you’re planning on creating one, fret not. The ones cited above are just some of the few ideas that can inspire you and ultimately go with. Just remember, though, that comfort should always be your top priority in creating a shared bedroom. Next, of course, is safety, especially if you’re opting for bed bunks or lofted beds. Achieving these things will ensure that you’re on the right path in creating a quality shared space.

Attic Bedrooms You’ll Surely Fall In Love With

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Attics serve a wide array of purposes, from being a storage space to a living area, depending on how you intend to utilize it. If you’re still hesitant about using that remote space in the uppermost area of your home, there is an array of reasons that may just convince you like the following:

1. Attics are usually spacious, especially if it was designed to go the full length of your home. Sure, the  vertical space may be limited, but with a lot of floor area, there will definitely be so much room for activities!

2. It can be the perfect master’s bedroom, if you’d like to have more privacy. Just make sure that it is a lot more accessible and maybe install a small bath in it as well, so you don’t have to take a long journey to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

3. Attic bedrooms are perfect for teenage children. The space and remoteness of their room can give them the privacy they want. Also, if your family is expanding, it can be a great solution to providing your growing child some space instead of having them share rooms with younger siblings.

4. Attic bedrooms can also serve as great guest rooms, especially for extended stays.

Aside from these reasons, the following images of dreamy attic bedrooms will further strengthen our argument that attic bedrooms are great additions to your home.

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With proper air ventilation, an easy access point, the right decor, and a cozy Salem Bed, you can transform a stuffy attic into a cozy space. Give it a shot and you’ll find yourself a lot of extra room right above your head.

Outdoor Sleeping Spaces for Your Home

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Since we live in a tropical country, there’s definitely no shortage of sunshine and warm weather all year round. This makes sleeping outdoors a common thing, as we’re always trying to get through the mid-day heat no matter what month it is. However, not many are still too keen about sleeping on a papag or a wooden bed nowadays. Especially with all the ideas you can get online, a modern twist for your outdoor sleeping spaces can already be pulled off easily.

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up a few outdoor beds that you can get inspired from. Check them out below.

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An outdoor canopy bed is the perfect addition for your backyard, garden, or roof deck as it is very versatile, especially if you like to updating and switching your space’s look every so often. Complete it with a cozy mattress and maybe some type of overhead shade or some mosquito netting and you’re good to go for an afternoon outdoor nap.

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Cabanas are the ultimate outdoor structures that typically house daybeds. Whether you have a pool or not, cabanas can easily be a great choice for your outdoor siestas.

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If you have a porch, patio, balcony, or any kind of covered open space within your property, adding a bed can be a great idea to make it useful during the warmer months.
 Do you have some unused space in your property that has nothing in it? Or maybe an old shed or garage that doesn’t see much use anymore? Why not turn it into a backyard cottage or a detached bedroom? Not only can this create a whole new personal space for you, but you may even be able to use it as a guest room (or even rent it out) with lots of privacy should the need arise.

Outdoor beds are excellent ways to relax despite the heat, as well as extend the usability of old mattresses. Just remember, however, that if you’re going to use actual mattresses for your outdoor lounging and sleeping space, cover it with a water resistant material to prevent it from being soaked. Especially with the Philippines’ unpredictable weather, leaving a perfectly good mattress under the ever-changing elements may easily damage or even destroy your mattress.

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Four Poster Bed

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Four poster beds are some of the fanciest frame options for your bedroom. They’re extravagant and elegant, the perfect centerpieces to a beautiful space. If you’re thinking of adding a bit more flair to your bedroom, poster beds are great options.

With their versatility, there’s a multitude of ways how you can make poster beds work well for your interiors. You can keep them bare for a clean, classic, and minimalist look, but you can also put those post and beams to good use. How? Here are some excellent examples:

1. Fabric

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Fabric is possibly the most common material used on poster beds as they not only add some pizazz to these frames, but also offer some additional privacy to the sleeper. You can use, a long stretch of fabric, regular curtains, or opt for mesh-like materials, so it can also double as mosquito nets.

There’s also a lot of ways how to decorate your bed with fabric. You can do it traditionally, using curtains on all sides or drape it on one portion. You can also use the beams nearest the wall as a rod to hang up tapestry or a printed fabric to use as a headboard. If you’re bold enough, you may be able to pull off the draped fabric look on your four-poster to give it that nonchalant chic vibe.

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2. Lights

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Lights can also be excellent accent pieces, as they now come in a wide variety of styles and are extremely functional. You can either use string lights and drape them around the beams and poles of your canopy bed or just place a nice chandelier over your poster bed.

3. Embellishments

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You can also let your creative juices flow when decorating your canopy bed. Hang anything you love and you’ll surely end up with an eclectic and quirky bedroom centerpiece.

4. Plants

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Plants are also some of the great things you can use to decorate your four poster bed. Hang them up or have them crawl one of the posts for a natural and romantic look.

With all of the possibilities your four poster beds have to offer, there’s really no excuse in thinking it’s a boring piece of furniture. Jazz it up and you can enjoy not only a cozy place to rest, but also an exciting interior design element at the same time.

Styling Your Bed Pillows

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When it comes to dressing up your bed, styling your pillows is a must. Especially if you like having a couple of pillows in different shapes and sizes, putting an effort in styling them can help your bed look more attractive, rather than a mess.

The great thing about styling your bed pillows is the fact that the learning process can be fun and exciting. As there are so many ways to go about styling your bed with the help of your pillows, this task will easily turn into a fun activity in no time.

To help you get started in styling your bed, check out our tips below:

1. Keep it plain

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The minimalist look is a massive trend right now as it offers a very clean and modern look. Aside from these, the minimalist look requires less effort, making it the perfect style for a simple, yet sleek living.

The minimalist way is also one technique you can also try to style your bed pillows. You can pull this off as simple as using plain pillow cases and stacking one pillow on top of another. You can do this either by having the pillows laid flat on the bed or against the headboard.

2. Matchy-matchy

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One of the more traditional techniques in styling bed pillows is by matching it with your comforter or duvet cover. It is also easy to pull off, as all you need is get a complete set or make a set on your own if you’re handy enough. To break the monotony, though, you can add in a simpler, complementing print or even plain ones.

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3. Coordinate and Complement

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If you want a bigger challenge, try coordinating and complementing prints for your pillows.

4. Layer

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For a more polished look, layering your pillows is a great styling technique. If you have a number of pillows at hand and you like to put them all on your bed, this is the best and neatest method to display them and make your bed look cozier in the process.

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Above is an easy diagram of how you place your pillows to make your bed look more stylish.

5. Add a pop of color

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Adding a pop of color is an easy solution to make things interesting in any space. These unexpected extras will easily liven up your bed without having to do much.

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These are just some of the many ways how you can style your pillows to add some charm to your space. Try these handy tricks on your Salem bed and you’ll surely end up with a cozier bedroom.