City Skyline Themed Bedding
Uptown Decor: City Skyline Themed Comforters & Bed Sets
A wan bedroom can become quite the showstopper with cityscape and skyline themed bedding design-- you can seemingly hear, see and smell those streets abuzz with 9-to-5 activity, where taxi cabs, jaywalkers and vendors are ever present.
Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
Getting to that big city vibe in your bedroom means accessorizing with a touch of steel melded with a splash of urban color in city themed wall art among other fully charged big-city influences. Scroll down for a look at how you can achieve a 'city that never sleeps' ambiance you'll love. I've included my favorite city skyline bedding along with some basic decorating tips to get your space to a place you want to be!
Image credit: Amazon.com. City skyline theme bedding shown here is available below.
Getting Started with Your Big City Themed Focal Point
NYC City Themed Bedding by DENY
Colorsplash: the Ultimate Design in Contrast; the Energy You Need
NYC City Theme Bedding: Duvet by DENY
Neon & Color: Bringing In the Electricity of the Big City
I began with black and white skyline bedding but color captures the eye more readily if you don't have your heart set on a B&W theme throughout.
See how well the bed sets here seemingly leap from the wall? The eye will make a 'beeline' to the vivid hues, then proceed to other pieces as intended.
I love the look of vintage black and white that's splashed with fun hues you can play off of for accessories and window treatments. Conversely, you can accessorize in the look of black and white newspaper print design and posters with a sprinkling of color like those I'll show further down.
With city skyline bedding like these you can focus on one city or go with a nondescript city look and add what you like without any allegiance to a specific spot on the map. It's all about you!
NYC Big City Themed Bedding
Hollywood California City Themed Bedding
Black and White City Skyline Themed Duvet
A Cautionary 'Tale' About Accessories & Accessory Overload
I know my title is a wee bit quirky but I'll explain and you'll see why. Accessories are a necessary element to any successful decor scheme but too many and you'll be defeating their purpose as a standout. Ideally, you want to keep to one or two like pieces per viewpoint/angle. It's best to have one highly visual piece versus several pillows or chotchkies, as you don't want to dilute the WOW! effect of your favorites.
Pillows like these have a great "look at me!" appeal, so it's a good idea to use them on opposing sides of the room should you use both. Maybe one on your bed and the other a chair. Keeping your fabulous pieces to a minimum gives you to time appreciate their 'energy' all the more before moving on to the next piece. Too, using so many busy print can be downright dizzying--if not nauseous (well, that might be a bit of a stretch but you can see where I'm going).
Keep your accessories just that-- accessories--an added element that's simple, yet highly visual and can stand alone without several annoying 'relatives' in tow. A single larger accessory is far more appealing than an annoying clutter of dust magnets. Simple but WOW!
Pillows like these have a great "look at me!" appeal, so it's a good idea to use them on opposing sides of the room should you use both. Maybe one on your bed and the other a chair.
Keeping your fabulous pieces to a minimum gives you to time appreciate their 'energy' all the more before moving on to the next piece. Too, using so many busy print can be downright dizzying--if not nauseous (well, that might be a bit of a stretch but you can see where I'm going).
Big City Theme without the Commitment
NYC City Scene Pillow Cover
Using Color in Your Space: City Scene Taxi Bedding
2-Piece Budget~Friendly New York City Taxi Cab Duvet Set
Color may seem like an easy concept to work with but too often I see folks in love with a given hue; their bedroom seems to have married garish green or yuck yellow--not because they're ugly colors (I don't believe there is such a thing) but because the color looks to have exploded--it's everywhere.
It's a good concept to keep your theme color in check; it's great to have just a bit here and there--a touch of taxi cab yellow pulled from this duvet on an accent pillow, say, in a black side chair, or wall art that's just black and white, sans any other color. Like accessories with busy designs, make your high-energy color a special event instead of any 'everyday' one; it has the power to stand alone.
With bedding that 'breathes', you can envision yourself on one of NYC's busy street corners, hailing a cab or waiting for that blinking sign for its "Ok to walk" message. Somewhere I hear the distant whistle of an impatient officer directing traffic.
Balancing Your Big-City Theme - Seattle City Skyline Bedding
Successful decor is all about balance--too much and you're in system overload, too little and your big city dreams remain just that--dreams. I may be making this decorating thing sound like rocket science with my wordiness but it's more a passion thing spilling forth. And multiplying.
Balance doesn't necessarily mean symmetrical, with what's on one side is one the other. I'm not a fan of that kind of balancing, where if you see one side, you've seen the other, so why bother with such spoilers?
Balance your space with the weight of decor and furniture pieces. Plan your room out on paper or better yet, represent your furniture with squares on your computer; they don't have to be to scale, just in close relation to the real thing. Think: this 'bed rectangle' is bigger than the chair circle (if your chair is round, etc.)~easy-peasy!
Resist to urge to line every wall with furniture pushed against them; pull some pieces away from the wall; leave some walls devoid of furniture. Space can be a good thing and it's so much less stressful to have a clutter-free spot for retreat to after a less-than-perfect day.
These Seattle city skyline duvets have great visual 'attitude', that's for sure. The monumental Seattle Space Needle is the attention-getter your focal point calls for (You've one placemat and Edward E. Carlson to thank for that). You can focus on the city, its ball team, or other notable Seattle sites or go as I mentioned, with nondescript artwork and accessories.
A little planning on paper (or a placemat, mind you) goes a long way in reducing major mistkes and backk pain with all that moving pieces from side to side of the room.
Seattle City Skyline Scene Bedding
Big City Design for Teens to Adults
Black & White Skyline Bed Set
City skyline bedding is fabulous for teens, too. It has the big city, energetic vibe and the bedding looks great when paired with neons, wall decals and those black & white posters with a hint of colorsplash.
A set like this one has an almost electric appearance. I can see this bed set paired with the fun black and white posters and sheer grey window panels and white paper lanterns illuminated with hanging light kits for a nice, balance of city scene and plain, nondescript pieces. Either way, teens and fun-loving adults (that would be me) will appreciate their space for some time to come.
Fabulous Wall Art for Less: Go Standard
Black White with Neon Color Splash 24' x 36" Standard Size New York City Scene/Skyline Poster
Keeping Your Wall Art Just That: Art
Much like what I talked about with city skyline accessories, it's important to keep your artwork in check: on topic, and cohesive. One big mistake I (too often) see is artwork that pales in size in relation to the expanse of wall; that is, a lone, too-small picture in the middle of an otherwise blank wall. If your artwork looks a bit 'lonely' hanging there, it can't support the space.
It's best to keep artwork the main focus at eye level; it shouldn't stand out as being too small. One large piece is far better and gives a bigger WOW than two or three too small pictures. If you have or prefer small art, group as many as it takes to equal the size of one large piece.
Posters like those above are great for medium-size walls or if hung in a line, gallery style, they'll look fabulous. Opt for 24"X36" standard size posters, as most posters are available in this size and you'll ave that cohesive look I mentioned earlier. Keep your art art by thinking, large wall, large art.
36" x 24" Standard Size New York City Taxi Cab Scene Poster
Velvet Black & Neon City Scene Duvet/Bedspread
White Walls Can Be a Good Thing
I've a penchant for deep, deep color and black as a backdrop, so it's no surprise I'm a fan of bedspreads and duvets like these this one that best illustrates contrast.
Surprisingly, this duvet will work well with white walls, as the eye hones in on the bedding's varied spectrum, tricking the mind into overlooking and 'forgetting' those white walls should white paint be the bane of your existence.
You've the option of going full throttle with neon or the more 'refined' black and white with your wall art--indeed, versatility is a good thing!
3D City Scene Bedding: Vibrant Hues & Depth
As I mentioned earlier, a simple bedside table and a few, well-placed accessories will add depth to your space, banishing the flat, blahzay look.
Play around with your accessories and maybe add a long-forgotten best seller or language book you resolved to studying last New Years. Nothing like the a 'friendly' reminder coupled with the guilt factor to get you learning!
Back to your big city ambiance: Use metal pieces like a giant jack (the toy variety) atop that French language tome. A tall, heavy cylindrical candle on a nickel-finished stand will look fabulous. Go as big as your table allows without the arrangement looking burdened.
Use things you you've a passion for: a vintage metal airplane, an old, black dial telephone--stuff you've never grown tired of. Surrounding yourself with things that make you happy are your most promising picks for beauty and rest--hmmm . . . perhaps it's that thing called beautyrest?
I hope my illustration, here, helps you visualize dimension and balance.