We’re on a bit of a bedroom theme this week. It just makes sense. As the seasons change and cooler weather comes along, one thing that tends to change radically is what we’ve got on our beds. Your bed should feel comfortable and welcoming, and we’ve offered tips on achieving that layered look and going a bit lighter for a summertime bed. Today we’re delving even deeper into bed making territory to create a bed that’s effortless, elegant, personal and most of all, luxurious and green. Continue reading
The bedroom is perhaps the most personal room in your home. It’s where you get dressed, unwind, sleep and dream. It should be a place that makes you feel rested, invigorated and calm. All too often, however, our bedrooms are the last room we think about; they end up cluttered, disorganized and serving as hidden storage for things that don’t fit anywhere else. Add in double-duty use like a home office, gym or TV room and it gets even more difficult to make our bedrooms the sanctuary they should be. But that’s about to change. We’ve written about styling your bedroom, making it more masculine, trying an all-white palette and setting it up for better sleep. Today, we’re going to look at ways to give achieve a bedroom makeover. Continue reading
Your bedroom should reflect the people who sleep there, so if there’s a guy in the home, embracing a more balanced or masculine décor can be a good thing. It’s time to go beyond the man cave! How do you create a more masculine (and grown up) look in the bedroom without making the place look like an old English hunting lodge? The key to a more manly look is the right mix of color, pattern and texture. It’s possible to create a luxurious and inviting bedroom that doesn’t have a single ruffle, frill or flower. Continue reading
The last kid is heading off to college in the fall, now comes the big question: renovate or relocate? Many families are choosing to downsize once all the kids have grown and gone. Others take a slightly different approach; rather than relocate, they repurpose the space they have. Maybe they really like where they are, the commute is perfect, the market isn’t right, or they want plenty of space for their now grown kids to come for a visit. Whatever the reasons for staying, it doesn’t make sense to leave the kids’ rooms as they were. It’s time for a little empty nest redecorating. Continue reading
What’s more relaxing than a stay at a fabulous hotel? You don’t have to travel to enjoy the comforts of that 5-star experience; you can create that same sense of relaxation and luxury right in your own home, and you can make it green. So what’s the secret to a hotel bedroom? What makes these spaces feel so plush and comfy? Sure, part of it is that you don’t have to do the cleaning, but the rest of it… well, that’s easy to recreate.