Tips on washing your sheets

Here you’ll see one of the experts at famous bedding maker Anichini being interviewed about the best way to take care of your bed linen.

The basics he covers:

Wash in cool or lukewarm water

No dry cleaning because of the harsh chemicals..you don’t want all of that against your skin when you’re sleeping.

Use mild detergent..dissolve in liquid and let it agitate for abit before adding your linens.

No whiteners…no bleach. Oxygen bleach is ok on occasion. Test a corner first to doublecheck that the color doesn’t bleed.

Hot water and high settings on dryer is very hard on fabric fibers…use gentle cycle.

Line drying is really good if possible…your sheets will actually need minimal ironing.

Could add rod to dry sheets in laundry room.

If you must use dryer, have settings on low, take out before hot and dry…take out while tiny bit damp..let air dry the rest of the way.

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From purple to brilliant master bedroom decor

Sometimes we just walk into our bedrooms look around and say yuk, I really need a change. If that sounds like you but you don’t know where to start, then check out this short but sweet video showing the transformation of an unused attic office with scary purple walls being transformed into a beautifully designed master bedroom.

Now it features neutral relaxing tones ranging from ivory to chocolate with lush raspberry accents.  Look at what some new paint, a few shelves and wall art, and interesting paintings can do for your surroundings.

You’ll notice the new platform bed as the focal point of rest and relaxation. I really like the way they have it showcased on that plush white rug. Notice the lighting from under the bed. Pretty neat touch I think. I would’ve never thought about that when designing a bedroom before. But now I might.

I also like what they did with the walls–They achieved A hammered broze look on the walls with creative painting techniques which is very beautiful and fits in the overall look of the bedroom perfectly.

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Easy tips on creating a fresh, beautiful, cozy bedroom

Your bedroom should be your personal refuge, your beautiful oasis.  It is your escape from the hustle bustle of the rest of the world. However, often the last room that we take time to decorate is our own bedroom.  Instead, we focus on getting the rest of the house ready.  It is time to take control of your master bedroom and to really create a beautiful and cozy room that you will be thrilled to settle into after a long day.

Perhaps the biggest change that you can make to your room is to simply paint it.  Adding some color onto the wall will give you a new and different feeling when you walk into the room.  For example, if you are looking for a calming room you might want to think about painting your room a soft soothing blue.  Blue has been shown to be one of the most calming colors, and by putting it onto your walls you will set yourself up to instantly breathe when you walk into your bedroom.  Or maybe you want your bedroom to feel more warm and cozy.  If this is the case, then you will want to look at putting more of a warm color up like a rich buttery yellow or a deep cranberry color.  These colors are rich, and will add instant depth to your walls.

A really easy change to make to your bedrooms appearance is to change the linens on your bed.  This can give your room and instant pop that will be well worth the money that you are going to spend on the new sheets.  One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways that you can make this change is by purchasing a bed in a bag sheet set.  With these sets, you will get everything that your bed will need for its new look.

There are so many options in bedroom linens these days that really the only limitation is your imagination.  If you want to create a clean, classic, and simple bedroom then perhaps you want to look at a solid sheet set.  There are great solids on the market that are beautiful. When purchasing a solid you need to take some care in selecting a top quality material for your comforter set.  Since it is a solid, the quality of the material is even more important than it would be in a different set.  If you are looking to give your bed more of a pop then you might want to decide to purchase a patterned sheet set.  If you are going to do this, then that should be the focal point of your room.  You are going to want to choose an eye-catching pattern that you love, and then everything in your room should be chosen to compliment this pattern.  You will want to be sure to not add in competing patterns.

Finally, you can add to the decor of your bedroom by adding in a beautiful piece of furniture or a rug.  Choosing an accent piece like these will allow you to instantly add style and personality to your new cozy and beautiful bedroom.

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, and with a few simple changes, you can make it that.  Decide what feel you want it to have, and go for it!

Easy Tips For Redoing Your Girls Bedroom

If you’re planning to redecorate your daughter’s bedroom and aren’t sure of what to do then you need to read this article. We’re going to look at three creative girls bedroom ideas.

How to decorate the bedroom is going to depend partly on your daughter’s age and what she likes. Not every girl is the same, so you should definitely get her input and let her help decide what to do. It can still be a surprise if that’s your plan, just ask questions when the opportunity arises to see what she wants.

Let’s look at three popular themes for girls…

Princess Bedroom

What little girl hasn’t dreamed of being a princess? Its an almost universal theme for girls, especially from about 4 to 8 years old. Whether it’s the Disney Princesses or something a little more traditional, there are a ton of products available for a princess themed room.

You can easily find wallpaper, borders, decals, lamps and other accessories to help decorate the room. You can buy lace curtains that hang from the ceiling to enclose the bed like you see in many princess movies. And there is plenty of bedding with princess designs to outfit the bed.

Pop Star Bedroom

When girls reach 8 or 9 years old, they often outgrow the princess theme and start thinking more along the lines of the hottest pop star. Right now that would be Hannah Montana, but they tend to change every 3 or 4 years, if not sooner.

This can be a fun theme as well, but keep in mind that girls’ taste in music can be a little fickle. They might be a huge fan today, but a year from now that pop star might be replaced by someone new.

The best way to handle this type of theme is to finish the room in colors and accessories that would suit any singer, and use posters and other decorations that are easily changed to create the specific theme. That way you can just change those things when the time comes for a new pop star.

Movie or TV Show Bedroom

Most girls have their favorite movies and TV shows, and they often want to outfit their room with one of them. This is another theme where things can change pretty quickly, so it’s a good idea for the paint, borders, wallpaper, etc. to be more generic and then use posters, decals and other easily changed accessories to make the theme.

Whatever theme you choose, keep in mind that girls’ taste is going to change every few years. Unless you want to completely redecorate each time that happens, try to use paint colors and other more permanant accessories that will work for any theme.