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4 Easy Bedroom Makeover Tips You’ll Love

Your bedroom is the place in your home where you should feel the most comfortable and love spending time in but having the same layout and decoration in your bedroom for a long time can start to get not only boring but also depressing. Don’t let your bedroom become a source of stress and boredom. Try out some of these four easy makeover tips to breathe new life into your room!

A Splash of Paint Goes a Long Way

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest difference. Whether you’re completely changing the look of a wall or just rejuvenating it with a fresh coat of paint, a new color on your bedroom walls will instantly brighten the space and can even make it look bigger than it originally was. You don’t have to simply paint a wall in the same block color. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can paint a mural on your wall of whatever you want. This will not only breathe new life into your bedroom but customize it completely to your tastes with a mural of things you love. 

Switch Up the Color Scheme

If you’re getting bored of looking at the same old room or you’re finding that you’ve grown out of the color scheme that you once chose, you can easily change it to give your room a whole new feel. For a classy look, try replacing your existing room with modern and elegant colors such as duck egg paired with a classy and bold tan. It can be difficult to picture what colors would look good paired together or whether your existing décor will stand or need to be placed, so try creating mood boards on websites like Pinterest to get a clearer idea of what you want before you commit. 

Try Minimalism

Minimalism is a craze that not only applies to lifestyle but also applies to a style of designing. Making use of white walls, muted colors or earthy tones, minimalism wants to play down a design and make it look elegant, classic and raw rather than turning your head with bright, bold colors. A classic minimalist look is plain white walls, little decoration or clutter, string lights and a tapestry hanging on the wall. Plants are also immensely popular in the minimalism movement, as they add an airy and elegant look to a room, so get planting and put them wherever you can! Whilst this look isn’t for everyone as it can seem quite empty or boring to some, it is very easy to achieve, so why not try minimalism?

Comfort is Important Too

Whilst the idea of a makeover makes people think simply of what they can see, it is important that your makeover takes comfort into account too, as people often spend a long time in their bedrooms, so it’s important to be comfortable! If you have an old wooden chair at your desk, this is the perfect opportunity to throw it out and get more comfortable with a simple velvet, comfy chair decorated with a throw. As your bedroom is where you sleep, it’s important that your makeover includes your mattress. Throw out your old uncomfortable mattress and replace it with a beautiful memory foam mattress, designed to adapt to your curves and figure for ultimate sleep quality. If you’re unsure where to find these, check out this one from Zoma and never have a restless night again!

Sometimes a bedroom makeover is just what you need to lift your spirits and bring new excitement and new beginnings into your life. It doesn’t have to be a difficult full-scale project, try some of these four easy bedroom makeover tips you’ll love and, most of all, make sure you have fun!

Comparing, Contrasting, Cutting, GUINNESS

The Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate in Dublin has been brewing beer since its founder, Arthur Guinness, signed his now famous 9,000-year lease on the property on December 31st 1759. The brewery began its life producing ales for Dublin City, it would soon embark on a journey brewing new styles of beer originating in London known as Porter’s and Stout’s. This journey would lead the then small family brewery located on the outskirts of Dublin City to become the largest Stout brewery in the world. Along the 258-year journey that Guinness has undertaken it has been frequently enjoyed at the table alongside a well paired dish.

 

The secret of a good pairing lies in the three C’s, Comparing, Contrasting and Cutting.

 

We will now use Guinness Draught Stout as an example of how to Compare and Contrast the same beer with two different dishes, and examine how the presence of one can interact with the flavor of the other.

 

When Comparing we are required to find foods with similar flavor and intensity to that of the beer. These flavors will then compliment and resonate with each other.

 

For our first pairing, we use Guinness Draught Stout, found in new throw-back cans featuring the Kinkajou, a marketing creation from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s by legendary artist John Gilory. Distinctively dark with a rich creamy head, coffee and malty, and the perfect balance of bitter, sweet and roast characters. These flavors are the product of using roasted barley in our brewing and also give Guinness Draught Stout it’s iconic ruby red color. When the barley is roasted at 466 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 and 1Ž2 hours it undergoes a change called the Maillard reaction, a chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that also gives browned food its distinctive flavor. The flavors from the roasted barley used in Guinness Draught Stout balance wonderfully with the similar rich roasted flavors of an Applewood Smoked Bacon Sandwich with each sip of stout harmonizing with every bite of sandwich until both glass and plate are empty.

 

GUINNESS DRAUGHT & APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON SANDWICH

 

After looking at Comparing let us now review Contrasting Guinness Draught Stout with a different dish. As we know Stout tastes of coffee and bitter flavors, let us use those to contrast against and accentuate the sweet and creamy deliciousness of a warm Apple and Pear Tart nestled under a generous scoop of Vanilla Gelato. This pairing is very similar to having your cup of coffee with a sweet pastry or confection.

 

GUINNESS DRAUGHT & APPLE AND PEAR TART

 

Finally let’s discuss Cutting. We will utilize Guinness Blonde American Lager as our example for Cutting. Guinness Blonde American Lager, light and hoppy with floral and citrus notes and a long malt biscuit finish. This crisp and refreshing lager has a lively mouthfeel provided by its ample carbonation, this carbonation is ideal for “Cutting” through creamy and juicy dishes and cleansing the palate after each bite. While enjoying a burger at a BBQ or creamy ham and cheese croquettes using this pairing technique, Cutting scrubs the palate and resets your taste buds after each sip.

 

BLONDE AMERICAN LAGER & HAM & CHEDDAR CHEESE CROQUETTES

 

We hope you enjoy using the 3 C’s for your future beer and food pairing adventures! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Brewer’s at Guinness and always remember to Drink Responsibly.

 

Eoghain Clavin, Guinness Brewery Ambassador, Pacific Region U.S.