Jungle Theme Kid’s Bedroom Projects

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When you are getting set to decorate a child’s bedroom, you often search through bedding for inspiration.  It makes sense because there are so many great bedding designs out there for kids, and its fun to let your child make the bedding decision. Then, it’s up to you to bring the entire bedroom to life….

Make Your Bed The Star of Your Bedroom Decor

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For years I’ve taught that when you enter your bedroom, your bed should be positioned front and center because it is the largest piece of furniture in the room. Also, it is the one piece that you can design any way you like by selecting an upholstered headboard versus a wood or iron one. You…

Create This Cottage Style Picket Fence Headboard

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Whether it’s cottage style, or simply a garden theme, this picket fence headboard will be a lovely focal point in any bedroom. Garden romance is so appropriate for a cottage-style bedroom, but this one works beautifully in a young girl’s room too.  Combine it with a picket fence painted around the room, add a floral bedspread…

Everyone Should Learn How to Sew a Ruffled Bedskirt

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Learning to sew a ruffled bedskirt teaches you how to gather fabric, sew hems, and save money by sewing decorative items yourself!  A bed skirt can be ruffled or tailored, depending on the style of the bedroom. Also referred to as duster, dust ruffle or bed valance, bed skirts serve to finish off the bed…

Transform an Attic into a Guest Room and Office

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Walk up attic spaces are wonderful for storage but they can also be made into all the rooms you are lacking downstairs! I have never lived in a home with an attic like this home.  It had its own staircase right up to the third floor. The walls were finished, painted at least, and it…

Make a Wall Mounted Upholstered Headboard

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This is a great headboard to make for any bedroom.  It takes just a little wood working skill and the use of a staple gun, batting and fabric.  Mix in about 3 hours of your time and you’re done! The headboard is two units (counting the 6 top layer panels).  The back headboard is covered with…

Ideas to Create a Bedroom Any Teen Would Love

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I’m sure you think it’s crazy that someone writing articles about interior design would suddenly start writing about the psychology of parenting a teenager.  Well, I have found that I can find some common ground with my teens when we talk about making their rooms look cool or “awesome”. Even if we are in the…

Here’s How We Created a Peaceful Nursery

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Sometimes it’s the colors and other times it might be the pattern that makes for a peaceful nursery.  We’ll tell you what we did to get the best results. I know that not too often do the terms “peaceful” and “nursery” go together, but it is possible to create that illusion.  And, sometimes the illusion…

Try Giving Your Nursery a Hot Air Balloon Theme

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If you are one of those blessed couples that have a baby on the way, you might be interested in a couple fun and functional ideas for your nursery!  Grandmothers and Grandfathers, this could be interesting to you as well.  Matt Fox, my decorating partner, and I have decorated quite a few nurseries in our…

Use These 6 Master Bedroom Decorating Tips

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Read through these tips and apply the ones that are new to your master bedroom and I promise you’ll be happy with the results. The easiest way to explain tips for decorating a master bedroom is to start with a master bedroom that needs some decorating! Well, here is a master bedroom that needs some help. …

Easy Personalized Pillows and Lamp Shades

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Who doesn’t want to have their pillows and lamps shades reflect their own personalities? Well, with these projects you can do just that. As you all know by now, the accessories are the final addition to any room design and I have a couple projects to show you here that allow you to customize some…

Follow These Steps to Make a Duvet Cover

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Duvet covers offer so many options from the added warmth of the actual insert to the comfort of using the light duvet cover alone.  Plus, make several so you can change up your bedroom for the seasons! A bedroom should be a retreat, a place to let daytime worries fade away. One way to create a warm and inviting…

Try a Tropical Theme for Your Teen Bedroom

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Check out this before and after which shows a boring teen bedroom with many issues transformed into a sophisticated yet fun tropical paradise! This teen’s room wasn’t the greatest.  It had many issues including the fact that it was extremely narrow as you can see from the photo.  The end wall was so marred, this…

Ideas on How to Embellish Your Bed Linens

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Embellishing items that you already have around your home is a great way to freshen up the place without spending too much money.  For instance, how about giving your plain sheets and pillowcases a little lift with simple embellishments that make them look like a million bucks? How about embroidery? This photo is taken from…

Learn How to Purchase Quality Bedding

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The world of bed linens can be complicated with thread count and weave, but these words will turn you into a confident and informed shopper.  Doctors say that seven or eight hours of sleep is essential to good health, but how many adults do you know who regularly get a good night’s sleep?  For many of…

Inexpensive and Easy to Build Platform Bed

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All it takes is a few pieces of particle board and some pine boards and you too can have a very sturdy new bed.  Add a mattress and bedding and you’r done…the headboard is extra! This platform bed project is a long time favorite of Shari’s and mine.  We were working with a young couple…

Red, White and Blue Headboard Adds Drama

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Even though a flag headboard seems like it is perfect for the patriotic summer holidays, it can also just be an intersting focal point in a geat looking bedroom! One of our favorite holidays is the Fourth of July not only because it’s the birthday of our nation, but it’s a special day to spend with…

It is Helpful to Know Bed and Bedding Dimensions

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When you are shopping for comforters and bedspreads it is helpful to know the exact sizes of your mattresses to ensure you are going to get a good fit. I can’t tell you how often I have had to recite the dimensions of a mattress to someone I’m with.  Seems crazy, but no one seems…

Learn About All the Pieces Needed To Dress a Bed

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There are all sorts of pieces parts to a well dressed bed from the dust ruffle to sheets to accessoriy pillows. Read on to find out everything.  As you know it is put together in layers.  You choose the number of layers you want to have from two, a bottom and top sheet, to six…