Mother’s Day is May 8! What Will You Do to Celebrate? 

Mother’s Day is approaching and we are here to help you find something unique that mom will love. Shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide today and get 20% OFF when you enter MOTHERSDAY20 at checkout. We hope to help you find something that mom will love.

Nightgowns make fabulous gifts for Mother’s Day because each style is comfortable and pretty. What style is Mom’s favorite? Is she the queen of elegant PJ’s? We have a variety of styles that come in different lengths, sleeveless, with sleeves or strap sleeves. Surprise Mom with a special treat, something she would dearly love but never think of getting for herself! Our 100% Cotton Sleepwear will feel cool and crisp against her skin and will last for years to come.

mother daughter matching dresses
Matching Mother Daughter Dresses to Wear for Mother’s Day

What are other ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day? Picking flowers together, exploring a new neighborhood or hanging at home are great ways to bond.

Jamie Beck wearing white cotton nightgowns
 Jamie Beck, enjoying tea time with her daughter in the Pippa dress and Jamie little girl’s dress.
mother daughter white cotton dresses
Matching mother daughter dresses have never been cuter for Mother’s Day! Order cotton dresses your little girl will love wearing to match mommy in her nightgown and PJs.

Jamie Beck in white cotton nightgown
Jamie Beck and her daughter in Madrid wearing our white cotton dresses.

 

joy white cotton nightgown
Mother and Baby in the Joy white cotton nightgown. The Joy Nightie is a favorite nightie for moms of all ages! Great for breastfeeding moms!
jamie beck and her daughter
Jamie Beck loves her Pippa Dress and her little girl loves matching mom in her Jessie Dress!
Seaside Nightie and Seaside Dress
Dreaming of being seaside in the darling Seaside Nightie and little girl’s Seaside Dress.

Embroidered Linens, Toiletry Bags and Slippers are another loving way to show Mom you care. All great items to monogram!  Email us for any monogram request.

flower bikini bag
A cute embroidered Flower Bikini Bag is a great gift moms will love when she travels.
monogrammed cosmetic bag
Customize any cosmetic bag with mom’s initials for Mother’s Day to help mom stay organized.

Welcome spring into mom’s home this May with these botanical embroidered linens she will adore.

potted primrose blue cosmetic bag
Mom will love the decorative blue Potted Primrose items to refresh her home this summer. Our coordinated Tissue Box Covers, Towels and Cosmetic Bags make the first step easy.
beautiful embroidered linens for mom
Tropical Palm Tissue Box Cover and Boxwood Topiary Terry Guest Towel – a pop of spring mom will love!
golf lady embroidered fingertip towel
Does mom love to golf? The Golf Lady guest towel is perfect for golf lovers.
golf lady shoe bag
The Shoe Bag is great when you want to carry your golf shoes in something practical but pretty before you head out to the links!

We can custom gift wrap your items and add a personal gift message upon request! Order today to get mom’s gift in time AND get 20% off with code MOTHERSDAY20

How to Choose and Style Decorative Pillows

The so-called throw pillows add a touch of coziness and luxury to any space. Implementing decorative pillows in your home is also a way to make your home aesthetically pleasing in your own way. However, choosing and styling throw pillows is not an easy task, as there’s a wide variety to choose from. Luckily, there are specific guidelines to help you make your bedroom cozier or any other living space in your home, for that instance. This article shares some of the interior designers’ best tips to help you find, mix, and match your throw pillows.

How to select decorative pillows for your home

embroidered decorative pillows
Add decorative embroidered pillows to any couch or arm chair for a luxurious touch

If you’re about to start living in your brand-new home, you must be excited to get everything in and decorate it, preferably on a budget. Luckily, there are simple ways to add style without breaking your bank account.

So, if you find yourself in this situation, let’s start from the beginning. Selecting the right throw pillows for your decor of preference is the place to start.

Pillow size

The size of your pillows matters drastically. Therefore, you should:

  1. Firstly, choose the base size,
  2. Then add complementary sizes to mix and match.

To succeed in doing so, you will need to know your sofa or bed measures. This is mainly due to the goal we want to accomplish here, which is to compliment the sofa with throw pillows and not overtake it. However, if you choose cushions that are too small, they might look out of place.

Therefore, starting with a 20-inch decorative pillow would be good if you have a regular-sized sofa. Or, if your sofa has a low back, you should opt for 16 or 18-inch throw pillows to properly complement your sofa.

Number of pillows you need

embroidered pillows on couch
Embroidered pillows make a statement in any room of your home

Every interior designer agrees that an odd number is a winner in the case of throw pillows. So, for instance, if you own a loveseat, three pillows would look great on it. On the other hand, if you have a standard 6-foot sofa, adding 5 or 7 pillows is the magic number of decorative pillows.

However, there’s an exception to this rule regarding contemporary living rooms. If this is the style of your living room, then an even number of pillows would be the best option to go for, as it creates symmetry.

What are the right colors?

boxwood topiary embroidered pillow
The color scheme of your room is the one that dictates the selection of your decorative pillows.

It’s important to let your living room or bedroom color scheme guide the choosing of your throw pillows. First, you should choose a color that will be an anchor and then look for throw cushions in that shade.

If you’re aiming for a more minimalist look, you could go for throw pillows in a solid color. Or, if an eclectic look is your preference, you can go for different patterns that use your anchor color.

Finally, you could go for two more shades to achieve a look that goes well together. For example, if you want to design a calm kids’ bedroom or a living room, you should go for shades similar to one another. On the contrary, you can choose pillows in contrasting colors for a high impact.

How to style decorative pillows in your home?

honey bees embroidered boudoir pillow cover
The beautiful Honey Bees is a great accent for any season in your home.

Now that you’ve chosen the perfect pillows for your new home and have the decor you want in mind, it’s time to take action.

Print mix & match

There’s an array of different embroideries from Jacaranda Living to choose from. It’s very fun to mix and match different embroidery designs in your home and blend it with embroidered tissue box covers and fingertip towels. The key when selecting designs is to make sure they work well with your wall decor and wallpaper. And make sure they share a dominant color.

So, for instance, if you have embroidered botanical pillows, you can choose embroideries in the same theme as botanical. By doing so, you will achieve a cohesive look even if your prints are different.

pretty botanical pillows
make a statement with pretty botanical embroidered pillows

Style coordination

An additional way to style your living room with throw cushions is to have it match your room’s current decor and vibe.

Grouping of decorative pillows

Finally, creating groups of throw pillows is a good way of decorating your room. For example, two different-sized pillows will look fabulous in the corner of a sofa or a love seat. If you have three cushions, one should stand alone in one corner, while the other two are together in the other corner.

However, the magical number for decorating with throw pillows is number five, as it gives you the most freedom to decorate. The most common way is to have two groups of two cushions in the corners and one that stands alone in the middle.

The takeaway from choosing and styling decorative pillows

Decorative pillows are fun to style and make your rooms feel much cozier and even more luxurious. Ultimately, it all depends on the overall style you’re aiming for.

Bathroom Decor Ideas You Will Love

embroidered bath linens in bathroom
Decorative embroidered bath linens for your bathroom.

People tend to overlook or even disregard bathroom decor when designing their homes. Even though it’s not the first room to expect to see art or plants in, these kinds of details will help you create a one-of-a-kind bathroom that’s also comfortable and pleasant to spend time in. To help you achieve this, we’ve selected several bathroom decor ideas for you to choose from. We’ll even show you ways to arrange your high-quality bathroom products in a decorative way! But let’s not reveal everything – you’ll have to continue reading.

Bathroom decor ideas that will wow you

Whether you’re designing a bathroom in your new home or you’re looking for ways to freshen up the old one, implementing decorative elements in your bathroom will go a long way. Even displaying different bathroom items such as your soft and cozy bathrobes in a decorative way can help you achieve a lot.

A woman lying in a bathtub reading a book next to lit candles
If you want your bathroom to be a relaxing and comfortable space, it’s essential to incorporate decorative elements.

If you lack the inspiration to make your bathroom stand out, we’ve prepared several bathroom decor ideas.

Get creative with walls

One of the best ways to get creative in your bathroom is to update the walls. Even a simple, fresh coat of paint can help you achieve a completely different effect. But if you want your bathroom to stand out, consider adding wallpaper to one of the walls. If you feel bold, we recommend going for a floral print.

Art can make any wall look interesting and unique. More importantly, art can help you show off your personality and enrich the overall space. Even though bathrooms are not the most usual rooms to see art in, adding posters, pictures, or photographs can make a difference.

Display your towels in a decorative way

When decorating any room, the key is in getting creative and finding ways to display everyday items in a way that complements the specific room. So, one of the simplest ideas we’d like to present to you is showing off your high-quality towels in a decorative way.

A towel rack with a towel hanging on it next to a large bathtub in a bathroom
One of the simplest yet most effective bathroom decor ideas is to display your towels on a towel rack or ladder.

There are plenty of towel display ideas to choose from, and we’ve selected three for you:

    • If you have open shelves in your bathroom, use them to display your towels by rolling them up.
    • An exciting and unique way to show off your lovely, monogrammed towels is to add a ladder.
    • Think about replacing your towel hooks. Even better, you can research DIY tips and update them on your own.

Revamp your vanity

In a way, vanity is a centerpiece in any bathroom. Thus, if you want to make your bathroom stand out, make sure that your vanity stands out, too. Whether you like vintage or new, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can even order one custom-made.

vanity bathroom decorative ideas with embroidered linens
If you want to make your bathroom stand out, make sure that your vanity stands out, too. Add embroidered tissue box covers and toiletry bags to spruce up your vanity in your bathroom.

Or, even better, you can revamp your old vanity. If you are moving your old vanity to your new home, you want to relocate it stress-free. Keep in mind that the key to a successful bathroom move is in packing well. So, make sure your vanity, as well as other bathroom possessions, are safely packed and protected.

There are plenty of ways to refresh your old vanity. For starters, you can paint it into a new color. Choose bright colors if you feel bold or stick with neutral if you are looking to create a soothing atmosphere. Another great way to make your vanity more decorative is to update the lights. You can create a glamorous station and give your bathroom an old Hollywood feel.

Incorporate plants

Besides art, plants are another thing that is not commonly seen in a bathroom. However, they are a great decorative element. They have the power to make any space feel more natural, airy, and fresh. On top of that, they will surely make your bathroom unique and more enjoyable.

Besides looking beautiful, adding plants to your bathroom has other benefits. For instance, it will make the air in your bathroom cleaner and healthier. As plants can remove toxins from the air, they will help improve overall air quality. They can also help enhance your mental health and give you an energy boost when you need one.

A house plant next to a hand soap dispenser and two candles in a bathroom
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Keep in mind that plants require specific conditions to thrive. Therefore, make sure to choose plants that love moisture and heat and can handle low light. For instance, you can go for air plants or ferns. They are both gorgeous and, more importantly, a low-maintenance choice.

Find a shower curtain that stands out

Another regular bathroom item that can become a decorative piece is your shower curtain. Sure, you can always go for a plain and simple curtain, but if you go for a more daring option, you’ll make your bathroom stand out. Plus, there are plenty of interesting and high-quality shower curtains to choose from.

embroidered sailboat shower curtain
Spruce up your bathroom with a beautiful shower curtain, embroidered and made in South Africa.

One of the ways to use your shower curtain as a decorative element is to choose a bold print. Anything from geometrical shapes to animal print will work as long as you like it and it goes well with the overall style of your bathroom. Alternatively, you can decide to go with a bright color. Choose vibrant red or turquoise, and you are sure to make your bathroom more attractive.

decorative bathroom ideas
Spruce up your bathroom with a beautifully embroidered shower curtain

Which ideas will you choose?

We hope that the bathroom decor ideas we’ve chosen for this article inspired you to find ways to create a relaxing space where you can unwind after a long day. Imagine having a warm bath after a stressful day at work while surrounded by elements you like and make you feel good. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Tips for Packing Bedding and Linens for a Move

A king-size bed with a night table on each side and white bedding and pillows on it
Little girl wearing her Christmas candy cane dress on a beautiful king size bed!

Packing bedding and linens for a move is one of the most straightforward tasks during the relocation process. However, you still need to be careful. You want your soft goods, regardless of if they’re made of linen, cotton, or satin, to arrive in perfect condition – safe, clean, and ready to use. Don’t worry; we’re here to assist you with this task. We’ve prepared tips that will help you streamline the process and make packing your bedding and linens even easier.

A few tips on organizing a stress-free move

Before we reveal the easiest ways for packing bedding and linens for a move, we’ve prepared five tips to help you organize a smooth relocation:

  • Set a moving budget – Moving can be costly, so you need to analyze all potential expenses and set a realistic budget. As the moving consultants from A2B Moving and Storage suggest, you have to know how much you can spend on your relocation expenses and choose the services you need accordingly.
  • Hire reputable movers – Experienced and reliable movers are crucial to making your relocation as simple and easy as possible.
  • Take your time – Don’t wait until the last minute to start preparing for your move. Instead, take your time and start decluttering and packing ahead of time.
  • Gather packing supplies – Make a list of packing supplies you’ll need and buy them.
  • Pack smart – Make sure to pack in a way that will make unpacking easier. For example, make an inventory and label the boxes.
Little girls jumping on the bed before packing for their move.
Make sure to start planning and organizing your move well in advance. That way, the process will be less stressful for everyone involved.

Packing bedding and linens for a move

Here are our tips for packing bedding and linens in a way that will ensure nothing from your sheet sets to bolsters gets damaged. Also, you’ll find advice on how to make the first night at your new place go more smoothly.

Prepare Yourselves for the Move

Before you start packing your bedclothes and linen, make sure to prepare packing supplies. Get the house ready and your children organized for the move ahead.

Find boxes to pack for the move.
Get your household ready to start your move.

As bedding, blankets, and towels can be used as packing material, it is good to set some of them aside. You can use them as padding for your moving boxes to prevent damage.

Tackle one room at a time

When packing your bedding for a move, you want to be strategic and pack one bedroom at a time. It will help keep you organized. The best way to go is to take out all the bedding and linens you have in one room and place it on the bed. Sort it accordingly, so it’s easier to pack, and don’t forget to label the boxes. It will be that much easier to unpack when you arrive at your new home.

Handle bedding and linens last

beautiful embroidered bed linens and pillows
Organize your pillows and bed linen last because it might come in handy to protect fragile items in boxes.

The best way to go is to hold off packing your bedding and linens and deal with them last. You will be using them until moving day, especially your bedclothes. Also, as have we already mentioned, you can use these items for padding, so you might need them for that reason. Any surplus sheet, towel, or pillow you don’t use daily can be great to fill out empty spaces in the boxes and prevent shifting and potential damage.

Wash bedding and linens and fold them carefully

Before you pack your sheets, covers, and pillows, make sure to wash them first. You also might be tempted to save time by tossing them into a moving box, but try not to do this. Not only will they take up more space this way, but you will also create more work when you move into your new home. Nobody likes crumpled sheets, and even fitted sheets are not difficult to fold and pack! Therefore, carefully fold each item to be as flat as possible. This way, you’ll save space and ensure your bedding and linens are ready to use as soon as you take them out of the moving box.

a little girl's bedroom with embroidered linens
As bedding and linens can be bulky, get your family members to help you fold them and pack.

Use plastic bags to protect linens

As you want to prevent any potential damage from moisture and dirt, make sure to wrap your linens and bedding in plastic bags before placing them into moving boxes. Regular trash bags should do the trick. You can even transfer them in plastic bags and skip boxes. However, boxes offer an extra layer of protection as plastic bags can easily tear, especially during transit. The good idea is to use vacuum bags because they will save you a lot of space.

Set bedding aside for the first night

When you move into your new home, you’ll need clean bedding, pillows, and towels for the first night. For that reason, make sure to put some of them aside for everyone who needs them. Make sure to label each box, so it’s easier for you to find them. You’ll have to admit that it will be nice to crawl into a warm bed with fresh and clean linens after a tiring day of moving. Nothing beats resting your head on a pillow with a freshly washed pillow cover after a long day.

Make an inventory and label everything

The first night box isn’t the only one that needs to be labeled. It will be much easier for you to unpack and find anything you might need. Also, make sure to create an inventory. It will help you keep everything organized and save you from having a meltdown trying to find extra towels or bedding you might need. All you’ll have to do is check your list and find the box with the corresponding label on it.

Good luck with your move!

We hope our tips have made packing bedding and linens for a move easier and quicker for you. Best of luck with your relocation!

Towel Display Ideas That Will Make Your Bathroom Look Luxurious

If you are looking to give your bathroom a luxurious look, you don’t need to invest in expensive renovations. The key to achieving this lies in the smallest details, such as bathroom accessories. Therefore, we’ve prepared several towel display ideas that will help you give your bathroom a simple makeover that can make a huge difference and give it a luxurious feel. From ways to fold your towels to decorative storage tricks, we made sure to cover everything. If you are about to renovate and lack inspiration, we’ve prepared simple bathroom remodeling tips as a bonus. Now, let us begin!

Remodeling tricks to make your bathroom look luxurious

Renovating a bathroom is not an easy task. You need to organize the process efficiently and think about functionality and aesthetics at the same time.

A luxurious bathroom with a big bathtub, tall plant, and a ladder used to display towels
Adding plants and a ladder as a towel storage are great ways to make your bathroom look more luxurious.

Before we reveal our easy tricks for displaying towels, here are a few bathroom remodeling ideas that can make even the smallest bathroom look luxurious.

  • Choose colors wisely – Even though you might be a fan of bright colors and patterns, if you want to make your bathroom look luxurious, consider choosing neutral and pastel colors for both walls and decor.
  • Incorporate plants – Another great way to make your bathroom look more expensive is to add plants or even artwork depicting plants. Also, consider letting more natural light in by updating your window treatments.
  • Think about lighting – Soft lighting can make you feel like you are on a spa retreat while relaxing in your bathroom. Therefore, consider updating your lighting fixtures.
  • Double sink or double shower – Depending on your bathroom size, consider adding a double sink or double shower. They are reminiscent of high-end hotel suites and can make your bathroom look luxurious. If you have a small bathroom, a walk-in shower with either a glass door or stylish shower curtains could be a perfect choice.

Towel display ideas that will make your bathroom look luxurious

Changing the smallest details in any room of your home can make a big difference. For instance, a simple thing such as covering your tissue box can add a more lavish feel to your living space. To help you add a luxurious glow to your bathroom, here are our simple towel display ideas.

Ways to fold towels

The way you fold your towels can help make your bathroom pop. But first, make sure that you invest in high-quality towels as you can’t make your bathroom look luxurious with towels made from cheap and synthetic materials.

Stacking towels

Luxury is often closely related to minimalism. That’s why many high-end hotels choose the simplest ways to display their towels. Adding monograms to your towels is also a great way to add a luxurious touch to your bathroom.

hydrangea guest towels in bathroom
Beautiful embroidered Hydrangea guest towels hanging in the bathroom.

The most efficient but, at the same time, beautiful way to display towels is to stack them. You can also organize them by size and type before placing them on your shelves. Classic and timeless, this technique is very simple to learn.

Fold it over around two-thirds after laying the towel horizontally on a flat surface in front of you. Before folding the remaining third, smooth the edges. The next step is to fold it in half, smooth the edges and fold it in half once more. The folded spine should be facing outward when stacking.

Rolling towels

If you want to add a spa vibe to your bathroom, consider rolling your towels. Besides looking great, this is also the best and most efficient way to pack your towels too. For instance, if you are preparing for a move, you can simply fold your towels this way, place them into a moving box and get in touch with zippyshellphl.com to help you relocate to your new place. It’s as simple as that!

embroidered guest towels from jacaranda living
Embroidered terry guest and bath towels will give your bathroom a spa feel.

To perfectly roll your towels, lay them down on a flat surface, fold the left bottom corner to the center and repeat the same with the right-bottom edge. The next step is to smooth the towel and flip it upside down. Roll it tightly, then tuck in the flap after you’re done.

Towel display and storage ideas

The open storage trend is slowly becoming a favorite in interior design. You can incorporate these pieces into your bathroom and display your beautifully folded towels. Here are some bathroom storage ideas that will make your bathroom look luxurious.

Open shelves or towel ladders

Ladders or open shelves can do wonders in your bathroom. Not only are they great storage options that can help you maximize your space, but they can also create a Pinterest-worthy look. Simply lean ladders on a wall next to your bathtub or shower and display your perfectly ironed towels.

Towel stools or baskets

Depending on the style of your bathroom, you can consider adding a rustic stool and placing rolled towels on it. On the other hand, consider adding towel baskets if you want to give your bathroom a spa look. You can place rolled towels inside of them and leave them on display.

A wooden table or stool with towels stacked on it in a bathroom
A rustic bench or side table could be a perfect addition to your bathroom and a great storage solution for your beautifully folded towels.

Towel hooks or rings

If you have a smaller bathroom, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a luxurious feel to it. Add stylish towel hooks or rings and use them to display your towels. They can be a perfect solution, especially if you don’t have enough room for a towel rack.

Vanity with cubby holes

If you are looking to invest in a new vanity, consider having one custom-made with cubby holes. It’s a great way to have dedicated space for freshly rolled towels. It will look even more luxurious if you have a double sink.

Final thoughts

We hope our towel display ideas inspired you to make small changes in your bathroom and give it a luxurious vibe. Remember, the most important thing you should focus on is buying high-quality towels, as, without quality, you can’t give your bathroom the look it deserves.

Guide to Packing Your Bedroom & Bath Items for Relocation

spacious bedroom

Our bedrooms are our safe havens. They also tend to house many treasured items and closets cluttered with too much stuff. So, packing your bedroom for relocation may feel daunting, especially if you have to deal with a big space. However, there is no need to worry because this guide can help you sort, pack and adequately prepare your bedroom items for moving easily and without too much stress.

The crucial step – declutter your bedroom

Relocation is an excellent opportunity to sort through your items, especially your wardrobe. Leave enough time to get rid of things you no longer need, use, or want. That will make the whole moving process easier, from packing and transportation to unpacking and making your new space tidy from the start. Separate the things you want to keep from those you wish to donate, sell or throw away.

Gather enough packing supplies

If you’ve already sorted and decluttered your stuff, you need to gather enough quality packing supplies. When packing your bedroom for relocation, make sure to have:

  • Enough boxes in a variety of sizes,
  • Mattress covers,
  • Packing tape,
  • Wrapping paper,
  • Shrink-wrap,
  • Paper for writing,
  • Markers and pens,
  • Garbage bags,
  • Cleaning supplies,
  • Tools for disassembling furniture,
  • Moving blankets.

A woman writing down notes while packing for relocation
Quality packing supplies will ensure your items are protected during transport.

Pack methodically

When packing for an easy move, take a systematic approach – start packing guest bedrooms first, and then move on to the master bedroom and kids’ bedrooms.

First, you should pack up the least used items (anything you won’t be using until you’re in the new home). To make things easier for yourself, make a list of everything that goes into each box and label them.

Then, pack frequently used items at the very end and, most importantly – don’t forget to pack an essentials bag. This should be an easy-to-identify bag that will cover the first few days after your move. Include the essential clothing, cozy pajamas, and toiletries.

white cotton jacaranda living nightgown
Packing your essentials like your nightgowns and PJs!

If you want to choose the best technique for packing various bedroom items, consider the following advice:

Wardrobe

Before you pack up your closet, make sure that all your clothes are clean. You probably won’t have enough time to do laundry right after moving. Leave some of your t-shirts as padding to protect your belongings.

Pack your clothing easily by simply placing them in wardrobe boxes. Leave them on the hanger and just quickly transfer them to a closet in your new home when unpacking your bedroom.

You can leave clothing you keep in drawers right there. Just remove the drawer from your dresser, then secure it with wrapping paper and tape.

Clothes inside a wardrobe
When packing your bedroom for relocation, declutter your wardrobe and use the right techniques for easy unpacking.

Accessories

If you have any expensive jewelry or other accessories, make sure to pack them in jewelry boxes, secured boxes with compartments, or small cosmetic bags. Then you can group them into one larger bag and place it safely into your car. Have them close by during the moving day to avoid your most valuable items being misplaced, stolen, or lost.

small cosmetic bags jacaranda living
Packing your accessories into small cosmetic bags to keep things organized when moving!

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Can’t forget your slippers and bath item essentials!

It would be best if you left your shoes and comfy slippers inside of their original boxes. If you tossed out the original boxes, wrap your shoes in paper and tape them together, or place them in a bag. Just make sure they are not at the bottom where they can be crushed or damaged.

Bedroom furniture

When packing your bedroom for relocation, disassemble anything that can be taken apart. You should put any screws, nuts, and bolts into a bag, label it, and attach it to part of the furniture they belong.

Furniture surfaces should be covered with paper or shrink-wrap as protection from scratches. Larger pieces of furniture can be covered with moving blankets. Wrap furniture legs with leg protectors.

Before packing your rugs, vacuum them and roll them up. Then, secure them with packing tape. You can cover them with shrink-wrap or an old sheet as a layer of extra protection.

To easily pack especially delicate lamps, remove the shades and light bulbs. Wrap the lamp’s base in shrink wrap and cushion it with packing material to prevent shifting in the box. Pack the shade in a separate box, wrapped in paper so that it doesn’t get crushed or torn during transport.

Blankets, linens, and pillows

embroidered pillows on a child's bed
Wrap your pillows up and use them to protect fragile items when packing.

You can start packing all blankets, sheets, pillows, and pillow covers you won’t need before your move. Leave some blankets and sheets to use as padding for fragile and delicate items. Place your mattress into a mattress bag or box, and it will stay clean and protected.

If you’re renting a storage unit for your belongings, it’s essential to take proper care of your linen. Adequately storing linen, clothing and bedding is vital if you want it to stay safe and clean until you move into your new home. Avoid plastic boxes and plastic bags when packing and storing your fine linens because they can easily retain moisture become moldy. It might be a good idea to place them in a suitcase, breathable containers made of natural materials, or special fabric storage bags.

A woman packing boxes in her bedroom
Be especially careful when packing your linens for storage.

The bottom line

We hope that this guide to packing your bedroom for relocation will help you speed up the process and decrease stress. Good luck!

Top 5 Reasons To Wear Slippers When You Get Home

When you get home, take your shoes off and put on our comfortable, cozy waffle weave slippers. They are the best! Here’s why it’s important to put on clean slippers and take your shoes off before entering your home.

  1. Protect your health!

Now more than ever, it is crucial to take care of our health. COVID-19 outbreak is a serious threat, and one of the reasons to leave shoes at the front door is to stop the spreading of bacteria and viruses in your home.

If you have small children or pets around the house, they probably spend a lot of time on the floor. By putting on our comfortable slippers and removing shoes before you enter the living room, you keep it clean and bacteria-free. The best way to additionally protect your kids is to get soft indoor booties to keep their feet warm.

leave shoes at the front door and put on our cozy slippers
At the end of a long busy day, these comfy Slippers enjoy hugging weary feet!

  1. Avoid spreading dirt or damaging your floor

Besides preventing harmful bacteria or toxins from entering your home, leaving shoes at the front door will help you keep the dirt off your precious carpet! Another reason is to prevent any damage to the floor. If you wear large boots, they can often catch a few pebbles on the soles. Once you start walking on your hardwood floor, there is a chance it will get scratched. With that in mind, heavy boots off – cotton slippers on!

  1. Maintain clean hygiene

Besides doing everything you can to protect your health and boost your immune system, it is also crucial to keep foot hygiene at a higher level. Wearing shoes all day long will cause an unpleasant smell and sweating. Your feet need some time to relax and breathe.

One of the reasons shoes should be left at the front door is to prevent this issue and take care of your feet.

As soon as you come home, take your shoes off, and give a nice, bubbly bath to your feet. You can even apply a few massage moves to relax your soles and fingers. Feet play a crucial role in our health, so treat them with care.

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  1. Show off your favorite embroidered slippers!

Even though the holidays are behind us, there is no reason to stop wearing those awesome vacation slippers you love so much! Many people like to buy colorful slippers with different designs and patterns on them, but no one gets to see them if you wear shoes all day long. Now that we are all working from home, you might as well show off your favorite designs.

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show off your favorite slipper designs to your friends and family at home

  1. Set an example for your children

Kids are like sponges; they learn everything, good or bad. When we see a child who misbehaves, they have probably picked that up from someone close. Parents often unintentionally transfer their bad habits to children.

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Children love comfy clothes, introducing the new Zoe dress for your cute princess.

If you wish to raise your kids the right way, make sure to set an example for them. If they see you removing your shoes at the door, they will start doing it themselves. This is an excellent way to teach them proper manners, which may help them in the future. Some cultures take shoe rules very seriously. Set the precedent for them! Shoes off at the front door, slippers on. 🙂

Top 5 reasons shoes should be left at the front door 

Let’s do a quick summary of the top 5 reasons shoes should be left at the front door:

  1. it helps protect your health
  2. no dirt on the floor or your expensive rug
  3. it is easier to take care of hygiene
  4. show off your awesome slippers
  5. set an example for your children

Rest your tired feet at the end of a busy day to just hang out at home! You’ll want to slip them on from the moment you get home … every day.

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Pamper yourself in these soft ‘comfy pillow beds’ with a ribbed waterproof rubber sole for better grip.

Slippers are the way to go! Wear slippers as soon as you get home, stay clean and comfortable, and stop bringing in dirt from outdoors to your home. Spread love, treat yourself and a dear friend today, and have a great week!

 

Sources:

https://www.pexels.com/photo/crop-ethnic-woman-tying-shoes-of-anonymous-girl-5094107/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-home-area-rug-2950003/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photography-of-person-wearing-pink-house-slippers-1444417/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/canvas-shoes-close-up-color-design-288157/

 

The Ultimate Summer Gift Guide for the Host or Hostess

Summer is upon us and there is no better way to spend your weekends than on a beach with your friends. If you are planning to visit a friend’s beach house this summer for a dinner party or a long weekend, be sure to bring a few nautical-inspired beach products to thank your host or hostess and leave them with something beautiful that they can add to their home. Below is a list of a few of my favorite gifts from Jacaranda Living that are sure to make you look good in the eyes of your host and hostess this summer.

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How divine are these Lighthouse embroidered cocktail napkins? They are great to have as decor and for guests to use at their next cocktail party this summer.

Bed Sheets

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These lovely blue sea shell embroidered pillows and matching sheets will look beautiful in a guest room. Every host or hostess would love to have this bed set at their beach home.

Tissue Box Covers

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Freshen up your bathroom or living room with these gorgeous embroidered tissue box covers from Jacaranda Living. They make the perfect host gifts for any room in the house!

Cosmetic Bag

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Help your host stay organized with this cosmetic bag so fishing for their lipsticks, lotions and shades will be less of a pain. Choose your favorite style today.

Embroidered Guest Towels

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Your friend will love these embroidered hand towels for their home’s guest bathroom. They are easy to wash and pretty to look at.

Slippers

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The perfect seaside slip on! Comfortable for you, an appreciated gift for someone special!

Embroidered Pillow

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A crab, starfish and sand dollar embroidered Boudoir Pillow – give to a friend so they can use it for a shady rest in a hammock!
So with these beautiful gifts, you really can’t go wrong! Shop the beachy collection at jacarandaliving.com today.
Have a great Monday and enjoy this (finally) sunny weather.

New Year’s Resolutions – Renew You with a Home Spa

A Home Spa – Incentive to Stick to Those Resolutions

The big new year’s celebration is over, and for some those resolutions have already been forgotten, but for many a resolution to get healthier is a very real, and very attainable goal. If you’ve vowed to run more, walk regularly or renew that gym membership and really use it, read on! Consider creating a home spa to relax and rejuvenate after your workout. It’s a definite motivator, and It’s easy with these 4 simple steps!

Create a Home Spa Environment

When you go to the spa, what do you notice first? The scent of eucalyptus? The soothing music? The soft, fluffy towels? These are easy to recreate in your home spa!

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Create a home spa you’ll look forward to coming home to

Spa Scents Made Easy

From aromatherapy candles, to essential oils and room sprays, the scent of a spa is an immediate signal to your brain that its time to relax and revitalize. ScratchMommy recommends the following to ease you into a relaxed state of mind:

  • Jasmine, rose, chamomile, or ylang-ylang for frustrations with loved ones
  • Citrus, lavender, sandalwood or sage if dark days have you feeling down.
  • Oregano, peppermint, eucalyptus, pine or rosemary can help with a stuffy head

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Scented candles bring a relaxing glow

ScratchMommy also has a great candle recipe using beeswax or soy to create a soothing scent to turn your bath into a sweet space to rediscover your sanity.

Music to Relax and Inspire

Relaxing in a warm bath with soft music in the background is a great way to end a busy day, or soak away tightness in tired muscles. Kohler has some great tips for adding music to your bathroom to help create that spa environment. The Moxie Showerhead and wireless speaker is an easy addition to make your favorite music a part of your Home Spa. The speaker just pops into the showerhead, and is interchangeable so each family member can have their own.

Or if you’re into a bit more immersive experience, consider the VibrAcoustic Hydrotherapy system which works with your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player to send vibrations pulsing above and below the waterline!

Look for appropriate spa music on iTunes, Pandora, or even your Amazon Echo Dot and you’ll be ready to sit back and relax.

Fluffy Towels, Robes, and Slippers Complete the Sensory Experience of a Home Spa

We can’t forget the luxurious feeling of fluffy towels for drying, slipping your feet into linen slippers and wrapping yourself in a luxurious robe after your home spa experience. Quality cotton like that used in products offered by Jacaranda Living can give you that spa at home feeling every day!

Generous bath sheets – 35” x 70” are large enough to wrap you up after a hot shower, or a warm bubble bath. Choose from white or ivory to give that clean, uncluttered spa look to a bathroom. If you want to give your home spa a personal touch, why not choose embroidered designs drawn from the sea, or our popular Bee Wreath design.

Sweet Accessories Amp Up the Home Spa Feeling

Looking to really transform your bath to give it that home spa feeling? Consider adding a fluffy terry robe, an elegant shower curtain, and even slippers and a shower cap all embroidered with the same design. With 100% cotton, you’ll have the soft, super absorbent accessories you love at the spa, right in your own home! What a great way to reward yourself after a long run, or a yoga class. It’ll keep you on track and be an incentive to continue to treat yourself throughout the year. Why not? You deserve it!

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Quality cotton, delicate embroidery and attention to detail create the perfect home spa

A Few Additional Touches

With just a few more simple touches, your bath will really stand out as a home spa! Add fresh cut flowers in a pretty vase to a small table in the bath. Consider adding a dimmer switch to your bathroom lighting. Add a small table for candles, a favorite book, hand-made sugar scrubs, or a glass of wine. With just a few simple steps your family bathroom becomes a home spa you’ll look forward to using every day!

Resources

www.popsugar.com

www.scratchmommy.com

ideas.kohler.com

Enjoy your Home Spa and Happy New Year from Jacaranda Living!

5 easy ways to care for your bedroom

We all spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, be it sleeping or checking Facebook on our phones in the dark. That’s why it’s important to know exactly how to care for and maintain your nest. Here are five pro tips to keep your bedroom clean and fresh.

 

1. Wash your sheets the right way

Bed linens need to be pulled off and washed every one or two week. With cotton sheets, it’s important to use warm water when cleaning, as hot water could shrink some of the fibers. If you have any special embroidery or other delicate flourishes, such as some of our sheets, make sure to read the care instructions.

Some embroidery requires gentle hand washing. In those cases, don’t scrub with a brush or rub parts of the sheets together. Instead soak the material to loosen stains and unwanted smudges.

Chlorine bleach may be too gruff for most bed linens. Instead try an oxygenated bleach for white sheets. Gentleness is the main idea to keep sheets in tip-top shape as long as possible.

 

2. Seal it up

Make sure to use a vinyl mattress cover to protect against spills or leaks. If given the chance, mattresses will sponge up any mess, including ones from human bodies. These are extremely difficult to clean and it’s much easier to prevent the problem in the first place. The vinyl cover will act as a barrier to keep the mattress unsoiled.

 

3. Vacuum the bed

You have probably heard from time to time that skin cells and dust mites build up inside the mattress and will double the weight over a decade. That’s actually an urban legend, but even though the dramatic scale is wrong, there is still a real problem with shed skin and dust mites. To help combat the menace, every time you strip or rotate the mattress, pull all materials off the bed and use your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery to clean the top and sides of the mattress.

 

4. Use a duvet

Comforters are difficult to clean, and their bulk requires a commercial-grade washing machine to avoid compressing the item and leaving pockets unwashed. The comforter will still need to be cleaned now and then, but wrapping it in a duvet cover will keep it much cleaner during the stretches of time between cleanings. Duvets should be cleaned in a similar manner to bed sheets.

 

5. No plants and animals

Constant contact with human bodies already presents a large amount of exposure to bed linens. There’s no need to add on additional problems with animal contact. Cats and dogs leave dander behind, so if you want a clean bed then you need to banish your pets from the bedroom. Even having plants in the bedroom can create some airborne debris, so keep them out of the room too.