Headboards, Canopy Beds & More

The bedroom is the inner sanctum of a home, the place where you go to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Because a bedroom is not a common area which will be seen by family and friends, many people scrimp on decorating the bedroom and go with a simple Hollywood bed fame, skipping headboards or any other sort of ornamentation. They have the basics – a nightstand or two, a dresser and perhaps a chair.

When you think about it you spend almost a third of your life in bed – don’t you deserve to treat yourself at least as well as you might treat company? It does not cost much to outfit a bedroom in a style that is warm and welcoming; creating a bedroom that is a reflection of your personal style can be a rewarding effort that pays dividends for years to come.

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If your mattress is a bit tired you can easily improve conditions by investing in a foam or feather mattress pad or mattress enhancer – these help to extend mattress life and provide a better sleeping surface. New bedding is a fast and easy way to change the look of a room and you don’t need to be a designer or interior decorator to create an amazing look. Most bedding ensembles include a bed skirt, quilt or comforter and one or two pillows shams, all of which have been selected to coordinate perfectly.

A net canopy enhances any bed – the simple mesh netting can be draped at the head or foot of the bed or gathered to one side as a swag; bed canopies add drama and romance to the look of a room and are easy to install in minutes. A bed throw is another way to add visual interest to a mundane bedroom.

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Simple Tips on Organizing Kids Room

Organizing your home is one of the hardest things to maintain especially if you have young kids who loves to play with things they can grab at home. That’s why it is easier to keep things out of their reach especially those valuable items that are breakable vases, music instruments like fender ukulele, collector items, glass ornaments and more.

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When it comes to organizing you must know which room needs more attention and will require a long way to do so. Kids room are expected to be full of clutter, toys and bed sheets sometimes are scattered around their room since they tend to play a lot with them so it must be organized accordingly, their toys could be keep in a large box or open cabinets that can blend with room decors. You can also use floor-level open plastic baskets to store socks and underwear. and in a young age kids must learn how to make their own beds in the morning and how to keep their room clean and organized.

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Nursery Bedding – the Ultimate Luxury Bedding

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.

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How to Shop for Dorm Room Bedding

Preparing for college requires a lot of planning – there is so much to acquire and typically such a small space to work with that each and every item counts. Between clothing and shoes, bedding and bath items, sporting goods and study aids, dorm décor and stuff beyond the basics it becomes a real transportation and storage issue, especially if you do not have access to a large automobile or truck. For kids who take a plane, train or bus to head off to university it can be even more challenging.

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The best place to begin is by reviewing the college materials and looking for a checklist – this should detail what items are provided such as beds, desks and dressers, what items are available for rental or purchase and what items may be prohibited. Also take the time to review the websites of the major bedding and bath stores as many have whole sections dedicated to camp and college. Download any digital checklists as they can be very useful for coordinating with parents and future roommates. Some retailers will deliver goods directly to the dorm which can be very handy if transportation is a problem.

When you were a baby in a crib the bedding was standard and while you might think it would be the same way in a dormitory setting, many communal living facilities do not use standard twin mattresses. The more popular format is a twin extra long, also known as a twin XL; the standard twin sheets you may already own will not fit on a twin XL mattress. Look for twin XL bedding sets which often include everything you will need to outfit the bed.

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