How to create a luxurious bedroom

June 16, 2015
How to create a luxurious bedroom  As a place to relax, unwind and escape life’s stresses and strains, your bedroom should represent the ultimate in luxury. Don’t worry if your boudoir doesn’t yet fit the bill. The following simple changes should help you to transform this space into a haven of indulgence and comfort. Select the best possible bedding Given that we spend a third of our lives asleep, there’s no room for second best when it comes to bedding. To complete your room to perfection, you’ll need the perfect duvets, pillows and sheets. If you’re not sure which versions to go for, it’s worth doing some research online. For example, specialist providers like Julian Charles offer advice on the most suitable pillow and duvet fillings according to your preferred sleeping position and whether or not you have any allergies. For a cosy, sumptuous sleeping experience, natural fillings like feather and down could be ideal. On the other hand, if you’d prefer more support or you want lightweight bedding that can be washed regularly, synthetic materials such as hollowfibre or microfiber may be better. Meanwhile, when it comes to your sheets, it’s hard to beat Egyptian cotton. Take your time when choosing your bedding and make sure you select top-quality versions that will help to make your sleeping experiences extra special. Control light levels with blackout curtains Another top bedroom design tip is to select window dressings that give you complete control over light levels. Whether you fancy sleeping in on a summer morning or you need a nap during the day, blackout curtains can come in handy. These accessories allow you to block out any light from outside, meaning you can carry on snoozing regardless of how sunny it is. These curtains can also help you to keep your boudoir cool during the summer and warm in winter. Clear the clutter It’s impossible to relax if you’re surrounded by clutter, so effective storage is a must. By making sure you have enough closet, cupboard and drawer space, you should be able to keep your room tidy at all times. If you’re a little short on square footage, look for imaginative solutions. For example, select beds that offer plenty of storage underneath and take advantage of full-height closets and shelves. Add those all-important finishing touches Once you’ve sorted these bedroom basics, it’s time to think about those all-important finishing touches that can help to set this space apart. Some scented candles or reed diffusers can give your boudoir an alluring aroma, and the addition of stylish cushions and throws should give this room an added sense of opulence. Attractive artwork can also make a welcome addition to these areas. By following design tips like these, you should be able to create a luxurious bedroom that you can be proud of.

  As a place to relax, unwind and escape life’s stresses and strains, your bedroom should represent the ultimate in luxury. Don’t worry if your boudoir doesn’t yet fit the bill. The following simple changes should help you to transform this space into a haven of indulgence and comfort. Select the best possible bedding Given […]

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Simple ways to make your house a home

April 1, 2015

Getting the keys to a new property can be a great feeling. The only trouble is, it can take weeks, months or even longer before your house starts to feel like a home – and until it does, it might be impossible to really relax in the place. Luckily, help is at hand. By following […]

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What’s Your Kitchen Style?

February 5, 2015

With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home? Aside from the look of each style, […]

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Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations

January 29, 2015

(Family Features) When decorating a home, there are endless possibilities to make each room a chic oasis. The laundry room can be upgraded to exude personality and design flair so it becomes a more enjoyable place to spend time in. From the color palette or patterns on the walls to the floors under foot and […]

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Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay

January 20, 2015

(Family Features) If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future. Following […]

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Simple Tips for Easy Kitchen Clean Up

January 15, 2015

(Family Features) From rushed morning breakfasts to hurried dinners, the kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. But with all of this activity comes a world of messes. For busy moms, cleaning up spills and splatters can be a job in itself, especially when kids are involved. From installing kitchen features that make […]

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

January 13, 2015

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let […]

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

January 6, 2015

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter […]

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December 30, 2014
chilis cinnamon apples

This was a great year for Dishwater Dreams and I thank you for coming by as often as you do to check out what is going on in my little world! These are the top 10 reader favorites from the blog this year. #10 – Chili’s Cinnamon Apples recipe #9 Movie Review – The Lego […]

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The Various Reasons Behind Home Remodeling

November 7, 2014

Have you ever considered remodeling your house but you are hesitant to do so? If you are still confused, then you must be enlightened with the right reasons to reconstruct a house. Before contacting your trusted home remodeling contractor, take a quick review on these listed rationales for undergoing home remodeling. For Eco- Friendly Purposes […]

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Fashionably Eco-Friendly: Ready, Set, Go Green!

September 21, 2014
eco friendly furniture

Here’s a secret: despite common belief, eco-friendly home decor doesn’t have to be ugly. Many people believe that to be green means to be simply functionable, not at all fashionable. These are lies! In fact, as an earth-friendly mindset becomes more mainstream, green home design follows closely behind with chic and modern options available for […]

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Paint Free Ways to Brighten Your Home

September 6, 2014
Paint-free ways to brighten your home

Autumn is a beautiful time of year marked by pleasant temperatures and colorful fall foliage. But as vibrant as nature can be in the weeks after summer has ended, homeowners know that the shortened days of autumn mean less light inside their homes, which can become dreary even in the weeks before the arrival of […]

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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

August 30, 2014

Easy Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value & Save You Time (Family Features) Ever hear the saying “Kitchens sell a home?” Well it’s true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you’re considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and […]

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Smart Kids’ Rooms that Grow with Time

August 28, 2014

(Family Features) Costs for furnishing and decorating a child’s room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler’s room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years. From convertible furniture to neutral walls, […]

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DIY Ideas for Every Room

July 31, 2014

Simple steps to update and organize (Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or […]

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How To Achieve a Rustic Country Look In Your Bedroom

May 18, 2014
rustic country bedroom

  Whether you live in a picturesque countryside cottage or a chic townhouse in the city, you can enjoy a rustic and rural feel by decorating your bedroom in a country style. A country inspired bedroom can have a cozy, inviting look that makes rustic bedrooms a welcoming sight at the end of a long […]

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Guest Post: 4 Tips for Home Remodeling for the Spring

May 11, 2014

Spring isn’t all about cleaning. For some homeowners, it’s a time to start a fresh, new design project that makes the home more functional, more attractive–or both! I will introduce you to a few helpful springtime remodeling tips. Whether your budget is large or small, and no matter how new your home is, there’s a […]

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Tips For Making Your Apartment Feel Like Home

May 1, 2014
comfortable modern apartment,red kitchen

As a renter, it’s typical to feel as though your current apartment is more of a temporary space and less of a long-term home. Especially in a major metropolitan area where spaces can feel cramped or uncomfortable, and buildings tend to be dated.That being said, there is no reason why you can’t add your own […]

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Rental Decorating – Living Room Tour

April 24, 2014
rental decorating on a budget

You asked for it so here it is! This is a tour of my apartment living room and how I’ve decorated with the restrictions apartments put on you.

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5 Ways to Slash Your Energy Bill

April 20, 2014
Green Energy concept

If every homeowner in America replaced one ordinary light bulb with an energy-smart bulb, the nation would save about $600 million in energy costs a year, ENERGY STAR reports. Of course, you’d see some of those savings in your power bill. If you’re a homeowner who’d like to lower your home’s energy consumption, consider making […]

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Umba Subscription Box Review

April 8, 2014
Umba Calendar

I love finding unique items to decorate my apartment with. When you have limited real estate for display items, but a palette so bland you have to spice it up, finding those perfect items to showcase your style are the Holy Grail of decor. Sometimes I make my own decor items, sometimes I scour antique […]

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Welcome Spring With These Top 5 Interior Design Trends

March 29, 2014
interior design

Spring is finally here! After the long, bitter winter we had in the U.S., blooming flowers and chirping birds are more than welcome. Mother Nature is at its most beautiful during this time of year, so why not beautify your home as well? Use the colors, sights and smells of the season as inspiration to […]

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Add Some Fresh Color to Kitchen Cabinets

March 22, 2014
kitchen cabinets

Many homeowners dream of giving their kitchens a full-scale remodel. Though such a project can give a kitchen an entirely new look, that look does not come cheap. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2013 “Cost vs. Value Report,” homeowners can expect to spend more than $53,000 on a major kitchen remodel and recoup just below 70 […]

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Budget-friendly outdoor renovation ideas

March 16, 2014

Homeowners are increasingly extending their living spaces outside the walls of their homes. Expansive and intricate stonework patios and decked-out outdoor kitchens are the kind of additions many homeowners dream of. Those with unlimited budgets can enjoy just about any look they desire, but many homeowners may not have the money to go all the […]

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My Favorite Things February 2014

March 7, 2014
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Restoring Second Hand Furniture

March 4, 2014

Men and women furnish their homes and apartments in various ways. For some, home furnishings are an extension of their personalities, while others prioritize budget over style when furnishing their domiciles. Secondhand furniture has long been used to furnish homes and apartments. While young people working with tight budgets and living in their first apartments […]

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Go Green in the Kitchen

February 24, 2014

Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is a great way to protect the planet for future generations. As the “go green” movement continues to grow in popularity, men and women are realizing more and more ways to reduce their carbon footprints. While some might still associate making green strides with carpooling and changing light bulbs, those are […]

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Coffee Cups to Make Your Morning Brighter

February 4, 2014
brass knukles mug

My sister got me this awesome coffee mug for Christmas. It has made my mornings a bit more fun. I have also decided I need more coffee mugs. Here are some coffee mugs to make your morning better! Camera Lens Mug from Think Geek  Mad Hatter mug! Perfect for hot tea. Who doesn’t love owls? […]

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Gentlemen, Listen Up: 5 Tips for Keeping Your New Place Both Classy and Masculine

January 14, 2014
Man in living room watching television

With those first few professional paychecks accumulating in your bank, you can actually afford to decorate your apartment with more than just Scarface movie posters and empty bottle homages to alcohol. There’s no rush to settle down, and no need to consult your partner with every crazy design idea that runs through your mind. This […]

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Top 10 Reader Favorites of 2013

December 31, 2013
peppermint bark

This was a great year for Dishwater Dreams and I thank you for coming by as often as you do to check out what is going on in my little world! These are the top 10 reader favorites from the blog this year. #10 – Peppermint Bark Recipe #9 – Chili’s Cinnamon Apples recipe #8 […]

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4 Ways to Zen Your Home

December 21, 2013

Inhale. Why is it that you feel a sense of stress when coming home after practicing yoga? Exhale. Maybe it has something to do with the clutter in the kitchen and the garish track lighting in the living room, neither of which replicate the calm and tranquil ambiance of the yoga studio. Or maybe it […]

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Rental Decorating – Home Office

December 10, 2013
home office

Lately I have really been missing having some type of home office space. I think I have a space I can use in this apartment in the dining room. Now I just need some inspiration! I love this simple desk and colorful space with comfy chair from marthastweart.com. It’s a very functional space but doesn’t […]

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Create a lighting scheme that works for the kitchen

November 9, 2013
kitchen lighting

When designing a kitchen, homeowners typically give substantial consideration to many elements of their dream design, including cabinet and countertop materials and which brand of appliances they most prefer. But few may consider the lighting for the room as thoroughly. Lighting is an important consideration in any room, but most especially in the kitchen, where […]

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Time Management Tips for Working Moms

October 11, 2013
time management tips for working moms

The responsibility of raising a family while maintaining a career is never easy. Working moms often wish there were more time in the day to spend with their families or get more done at the office. While there’s no way women can add a 25th hour to their days, there are ways to manage your […]

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How to increase storage in tight spaces

October 2, 2013
increase storage in tight spaces

Cozy, quaint homes attract many home buyers and renters. Be it a cottage-style house or a studio apartment, smaller living spaces often involve getting creative with storage. People live in a smaller homes for a variety of reasons. Some choose to live in a smaller home so they can be right in the thicks of […]

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How to Update a Dining Table

August 20, 2013
updating a dining table

After I changed the fabric on my dining table chairs, I decided I had to change the entire table because the fabric didn't look right with the color of the wood on the table. This project isn't quite as easy as changing the fabric. It took a lot of time and effort, but was worth […]

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