Planning for the new arrival is a big part of preparing for a new addition to your family and you want everything to be just right. Shopping for the perfect nursery bedding and décor can be a challenge because there are so many adorable choices it can be hard to settle on just one. The good news is that you really don’t have to get locked in to just one look for baby’s room, especially when you use home textiles to create the decor theme.
It can be tempting to get very specific in terms of wall treatments but painting the room a bright color or wallpapering it with a juvenile print can be very limiting. Babies grow quickly and their tastes and needs evolve; the darling baby print or patterned wallpaper that seemed just right will soon become dated. A better choice is to paint the walls a neutral tone such as buff, eggshell or cream because this way you can easily repurpose the room by simply changing furnishings and décor. If you really want to personalize the nursery there are many modern removable wall borders and wall art designed specifically for temporary use; these are especially helpful if you live in an apartment or are renting a home and need to leave the walls in pristine condition.
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Decorating with home textiles opens up a range of possibilities – use area rugs, window treatments, pillows, throws, slipcovers and bed clothes to add colors and prints to your heart’s content. As your child grows and tastes change it is easy to revise the décor by switching out individual items or starting out fresh with all new home textiles.
Perhaps you simply can’t decide on a particular crib ensemble – there’s really no need to settle on just one because changing the look requires little more effort than making the bed. Generally a crib ensemble includes a crib skirt (which is like a bed skirt), a fitted crib sheet (starting from $— at www.bedbathandbeyond.com) and one or more crib bumpers. Experts recommend three sets of sheets for any bed with one on the bed, one in the laundry and one set at the ready; when it comes to crib sheets savvy parents know that four or five sets will ensure you are never caught short because laundry chores can get backed up.
It can also be tempting to go over the top and invest in luxury bedding for your little prince or princess; while this looks great in the fancy home décor magazines, it often simply is not practical. Look for baby bedding that is machine washable because sending it out to the dry cleaners is costly and time consuming.
Bathroom is one of the most important parts of our house, so we tend to improve and make it comfortable the way we wanted. We add some fixtures and furniture around it, my mother recently add a shampoo and soap holder in our bathroom. It was a bit expensive but she is satisfied seeing it attached to our bathroom with different brand of shampoos, conditioner added to it like kneipp products – www.smallflower.com.
Kneipp offers natural products and remedies, including truly natural herbal bath salts and essential oil soaks, body washes, lotions and skin conditioners, as well, they are effective body care products because of its botanical and pharmaceutical contents.
Shopping is something that we all enjoy. Different stores will typically provide for different needs. When it comes to needs that involve each of the different areas of the home, there is no store more important than home improvement stores.
When we shop, we tend to look for stores that specialize in different areas of life. If food is needed, we look for a great food market and if clothing is needed, we look for a great clothing store. The same holds true when we are in need of something to improve the look and feel of our home.
Home improvement stores provide a much needed service to homeowners throughout the world. As with most other specialty stores, home improvement stores provide, well, home improvement merchandise and supplies. You wouldn’t go to the local area market to purchase a new pair of jeans so you shouldn’t go to a general merchandise store to purchase something needed in the home.
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Now this brings up a completely different subject and that is utilizing the services of a general merchandise store when in need of a home improvement item. There are people who settle for the merchandise carried in a general merchandise store and they simply don’t know what they are missing out on. While the merchandise and supplies carried in a home improvement store are all specialty, name brand items, the merchandise and supplies carried in a general merchandise store are typically low end, no name items. They might be cheap but they usually don’t last very long at all.
There is no substitute for a great home improvement store and this is a fact that will not change soon. There are many different needs that can come about in the home and when they do, the best place to fill that need is at the nearest local area home improvement store.
Long before there was an international recycling moving, the tradition of quilting had taken on one of its key tenets. Women and men who made quilts were able to repurpose old clothing or remnant fabric in order to make bright, unmatched large squares for bedding. This was an especially useful technique during times of war when food, clothing and other essentials had to be rationed. Savvy seamstresses knew nothing, no matter how far it seemed beyond repair, was wasted. Every worn and torn garment could have a new purpose. The patchwork quilts at Linens-n-More honors this tradition with their wide array of bright patterns.
[Herringbone Square Quilt]
Priced from just above $100 up to about $390, this bedding is hand quilted and made of 100 percent cotton. One pattern that breaks with the usual color scheme is the Herringbone Square quilt made by Donna Sharp. The squares are gradients of a grayscale, and the quilt comes in king, queen and twin size varieties. Sharp’s quilt is staged in a room that continues the chromatic design. It pops against a white rug and is accessorized with black and white photography, black small furniture and large black and white art pieces strategically leaned against a distant wall. It is easy for any viewer to imagine the quilt draped cozily across his bed.
[Kettle Grove Quilt]
The eye-catching Kettle Grove Quilt provides a slightly different approach to patchwork design. The squares are small and uniform, and the alternating light and dark patterns help the lines look sharp. This variation on the design is a reminder that age-old traditions can always have some merit in modern times.