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Ideas For Updating Your Guest Room

11 Sep

GuestRoom1Make your guests feel at home


Some guest rooms seem like an afterthought, with a mishmash of furniture and linens

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 A well-planned guest room makes your guests feel welcome.

and a closetful of stuff, while others are carefully planned to help visitors feel pampered and comfortable.

Think your guest room could use some TLC? Don’t worry, it’s easy to make a guest room more inviting, and it doesn’t have to do with the size of the room or the cost of the elements in it. It’s much more about the details you include to add comfort and function.

 

Where to get started

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 A bench at the foot of the bed doubles as seating and a place to put bags.

First and foremost, clear some of your stuff from the closet, so guests can hang their clothes and store their shoes out of sight. Also clean out at least a couple of drawers from a dresser for visitors to stow their socks and t-shirts.

Think about where people can put their suitcases or sit to put on shoes and socks. A bench at the foot of the bed is perfect.

If there’s enough space in your guest room, set up a sitting area with a cozy chair or two, good lighting, and a small table.

How to add comfort and function


Other elements to consider are:
– A high-quality mattress and good bed linens

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 For a bit of luxury, add pillows with different firmness levels.


– Pillows with various stuffing materials and a couple of firmness levels
– Several blankets or throws, so guests can adjust to their own heat level
– A ceiling fan and/or space heater as needed
– Window fashions that provide privacy and block out the morning light
– Side tables or nightstands on both sides of the bed, with good lighting for reading

Upgrade your guest room this season, and you’ll be ready to host your holiday visitors in style.

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Kids’ Room Decorating Ideas

19 Jun

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How to decorate a child’s bedroom

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For smaller kids, make sure to leave free floor space for playing.

Planning the décor of your child’s bedroom is a very personal experience, both for you and for your child. Every child has different interests, likes and dislikes; yet there are some commonalities in all children’s rooms.

The room should have a comfortable bed, a desk or table with chairs, and storage for clothes, shoes, books, toys, and other items. It’s also nice to have free floor space in the room for playing, and let’s admit it: Many kids prefer to sit on the floor instead of in a chair!

It’s smart to buy sturdy, long-lasting furniture that can transition from early childhood to the teen years. Use smaller and less expensive elements to reflect your child’s current interests and likes.

Get your child involved

Let kids make some decisions, especially about colors they like and the theme of their KidsRoom3room. Themes may include a cartoon character, the circus, music, ballerina, horses, dolls, astronauts, cowboys, safari, lodge, a favorite activity or sport, or a local sports team.

Great elements to let kids select include:
– Paint color
– Bed linens
– Pieces of art
– Rugs

Maybe even help them create a unique piece of art for their room!

Create a fun and durable décor

KidsRoom4Additional decorative elements to consider include:
– Stencils or decals on walls or ceilings to carry out a theme
– An unusual lamp or light fixture
– Colorful plastic bins for storage
– Painting one wall with chalkboard paint so they can draw on it and erase whenever they’d like

Furnishings should be easy to clean and maintain and difficult to break. Install lower hanging rods in the closet that can be removed, as they grow taller.

Your children will grow up sooner than you think. Have fun planning a bedroom they KidsRoom5love and that will provide long-lasting memories.

 

 

 

 

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Headboards or Head “Bored”

22 Jun

Head-Bored?

Since we spend so much time in our bedrooms, our bedroom furniture shouldn’t be boring. And If you are looking Headboard1for a way to make your bedroom more interesting, you can accomplish that by adding a unique headboard to your bed to make a bold statement, or add a splash of color to a muted room. And what’s more fun than making your haven your own by personalizing your headboard. And if you feel confused and flustered by the possibilities, we are here to give you some ideas.

Headboards come in different shapes, finishes and endless varieties. It isn’t so much a piece of furniture as much as an aspect of your bed. For example, you can choose to hang lights, tapestries, or frames instead. And if you feel confused and flustered by the possibilities, we are here to give you some ideas.

But first, let’s talk history. Headboards surprisingly have such an interesting history; they headboard4can go back as far as ancient Egypt and Greece. And like any other piece of furniture, they differ from civilization to another. For instance, ancient Egyptians used them for decoration mostly, making them out of silver and gold, while Greeks and Romans were more concerned about the function of headboards, which was to protect them from cold drafts since homes lacked insulation during those times. And then in the middle ages canopies & bed drapery appeared for aesthetic purposes. Since nowadays it’s all about the looks, let’s stick to aesthetically pleasing headboards, and after all, we wouldn’t want you to be head-bored.
Headboards come in different shapes, finishes and endless varieties. It isn’t so much a piece of furniture as much as Headboard3an aspect of your bed. & here are some tips and ideas:

  • Custom upholstered headboards are fun to design and make, from the shape to the color, pattern, & texture of the fabric.
  • In small rooms, designing a headboard that stretches to the ceiling helps in adding dimension.
  • If you are into antiques, finding special doors, or room dividers and using them instead of a headboard can add that uniqueness you long for.
  • Canopies & bed draperies can add a soft or luxurious look to your bedroom.
  • You can also create the illusion of a headboard by hanging lights, frames, tapestries, or even rugs instead of having a headboard.
  • And you can always choose to combine 2 or more of the listed options to create a dramatic look.

Hope you learned something new about this interesting piece of furniture. If you are considering changing the look of your bedroom to make it more welcoming, share with us your favorite idea.

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Plush Bedding Is So Enjoyable!

22 Jul

Plush bedding is one of the most enjoyable investments you can make in your home.

It’s an enhancement you’ll appreciate every night.
Where do you spend more hours each day than in your bed? Why not dial up the luxury and sinkplush bedding1
into a comforting haven each night when you go to sleep?
Making over your bed linens is one of the easiest and most reasonably priced enhancements you can make to your home. It will make you feel pampered every day and every night.
The look and feel of the fabrics. You can choose among many design schemes when selecting bedding, including sophisticated, elegant, feminine, masculine, zen or whimsical, but whatever the look, comfort is always key.

ShowcaseHome1Make sure the fabrics you select feel good on your skin. Soft choices for sheets and pillows include high-thread-count cotton, smooth silk and toasty flannel.
The colors. Some people like their bedroom linens to have the soothing look of neutrals without pattern, while others like the energy of bolder colors and patterns. It’s your choice. Popular patterns include floral, geometric, stripes, medallions, seaside prints, paisley, or even a patchwork quilt for a cozy look. You can also add interest by using solid color bedding with borders in a different color or gentle pattern.

The pillows. Have you noticed that “more is better” is the strategy with bed pillows these days? First you have the pillows you actually lay your head on to sleep. Then you can add complementary shams and, on top of those, decorative pillows in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes.

Sink into soft, luxurious bedding every evening when you go to bed, and you’ll wake up in a better mood. Invest in new bedding for pure enjoyment!

 

 

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Your Bed Is The Design Anchor Of Your Bedroom.

15 Jul

Your bed is the design anchor of your bedroom.

Select a headboard or bed frame that adds beauty and commands attention.
In the bedroom, it’s all about the bed. Make it the centerpiece of your boudoir and the first thing people notice when they walk in.Headboard1
Beds can be made from so many materials, including wood, upholstery, brass, bronze, iron or leather – or a combination of these materials, such as a wood headboard frame with an upholstered insert or a wooden canopy bed with softly draped fabric. Some headboards even include built-in shelves above the bed or built-in nightstands at each side.Headboard3

Beds come in so many shapes and sizes. They should be the right scale for the room, with larger rooms requiring taller or more substantial beds to add drama. In general, a headboard with sharp square corners will look more tailored and modern, while a cut-out or rounded shape will look more feminine and soft. The bed should also complement the other furniture and fabrics in a room. For more interest, add tufting or nailheads to upholstered headboards and think about painting the wall behind the bed in a dramatic accent color.
If you don’t have a headboard, your bedroom may look like something is missing. However, you can fill out the space above your bed with artwork, shelves, a hanging tapestry or a Japanese fan – or display lots of pillows standing upright on the bed.

Make your bed the star of your bedroom by focusing on the design of the bedframe or headboard in your decorating plans. Then your next decorating project can include all the other beautiful elements in a bedroom, including linens, furniture, rugs and window fashions!

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