How to Make Your Guest Room Feel Like Home

When you have guests staying over, you always want to make them feel welcome in your home. You want to make sure they feel as relaxed as possible as they would be in their own home. But sometimes, that doesn’t go according to plan. Have you ever stayed in someone’s guest room and just didn’t feel comfortable at all? The bed was uncomfortable, and there were no things like towels and soft pillows. You probably have and know that it is a really unusual feeling staying in a guest room that people didn’t put much thought into when preparing it. So, if you don’t want your house guest to have that experience, you better take action and make your guest room feel like home. And we will help you in that quest. We will give you some tips on how to make your guest room feel warm and inviting so your guests have a great time when staying over.

Make your guest room feel like home with these helpful tips

If you keep in touch after a long distance relocation, it is natural to want to invite loved ones over. But before that, you need to prepare your guest room, so your guests have a good time. So we will share a list of some quick tips to help you:

  • Clean
  • Have a comfortable bed
  • Nice bedding
  • Prepare the bathroom
  • Organize the closet
  • Add a personal touch (a few pillows, books, and wall art)
  • Don’t forget the nightstands

Clean the guest bedroom

For a room to be comfortable and pleasant, it first needs to be clean. It wouldn’t leave a good first impression if your guests walked into a dirty, messy bedroom. So make sure the room is properly cleaned, dusted, and vacuumed. Also, throw out the trash and unnecessary items. You want to make the room feel and look more spacious, and it is hard to do that with unnecessary junk lying around. A room that’s clean and decluttered is much easier to be decorated and prepared for guests.

A good bed

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Keep your bedroom clean so you can sit in it and feel relaxed. Our April Nightgown is a favorite with its butterfly sleeves and lace detail.

Your first investment should be a comfortable bed. Nothing will show your guest more that they are not in their own house, like having a really rough and uncomfortable bed in their bedroom. It’s natural to want to save up a little money when buying a bed for the guest room but think ahead. How important is it to you that your guests feel nice and welcome? If it’s important then you really should invest in a quality, comfortable bed so your guests can have a good night’s sleep. And if your budget is a little tight, you can still find a good second-hand bed that will do the job just fine.

Nice bedding

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Wear a soft comfortable cotton nightgown to bed for added comfort.

After getting a good quality bed, the next step is buying comfortable soft bedding.  Nothing says a warm welcome like a big comfortable bed with a lot of fluffy pillows. The best thing to do when buying bedding for your guest room is to do it the same way you would for your own bedroom. Put the same thought and care into it as if you are buying it for yourself. You want your guests to feel as comfortable as they would in their own beds. Your guests will immediately notice and feel your effort to make them feel good and relaxed. Put your focus on the texture of the bedding. Pick soft linens and big soft cushions. Also, put some thought into the aesthetic of the whole thing. It’s always better to pick brighter colors. It makes the room look more lively and inviting.

The bathroom is important as well

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Spruce up your guest or master bath with beautiful Christmas linens.

If your guest room has its own bathroom, you will need to put some effort into making it look good as well. First, as with everything else, you must clean thoroughly. The bathroom is where your guest will take care of their personal hygiene, and a few things are as off-putting as a moldy, dirty bathroom.  Make sure there are enough towels available for your house guests. Both big towels and hand towels. You also need to provide all the necessary toiletries. You never know what your guests will bring with them, so it’s best to always have the basics in your guest bathroom. Those include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoos, lotions, razors, etc. But it would be best if you didn’t stop there. To make it extra welcoming, add some more items. Things like makeup remover wipes, SPF, a hairbrush, and a blow dryer can make a guest feel really welcome and taken care of.

Organize the closet

If your guests are going to be staying a while, you will need to provide them with enough space for their belongings. If you have a closet in your guest room, make sure it is nicely organized and provides enough hangers. If, however, you don’t have a closet in your guest room, you will need to get a little creative. Thankfully you can get things like clothes racks at a very affordable price.

Add a personal touch

While a comfortable bed and nice bedding are essential, you need to add some personal touches to make your guest room more than a hotel room. Add some decorations to make the room feel warmer and more inviting. Put up some nice wall art and a few decorative pillows. A nice soft rug would also leave a nice impression. Having some books or magazines in the room is a nice personal touch. Also, you can always add different things depending on which guests will be visiting you. For example, if your guests have kids, why not add a nice baby door hanger? Small things like that really make your guest room feel like home.

Don’t skip the nightstand

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Add decorative tissue box covers in the room to keep your guests happy and the room pretty.

When preparing a guest room, you shouldn’t forget about nightstands. This is another great opportunity to show your guests you thought about their comfort. Nightstands shouldn’t just be aesthetically pleasing but also practical. Some nightstand essentials are:

  • A lamp (so you could comfortably read in bed)
  • A lovely candle
  • A phone charger (those are always necessary!)
  • A tissue box (you never know when you will get a runny nose)
  • An alarm clock ( even though you have an alarm on your phone, this is a nice touch)

In conclusion

These were just some tips on how to make your guest room feel like home. And as you can see, they are quite normal. Nothing too extravagant. You should always start by asking yourself, “What would I want to have in a guest room I am staying at?” and go from there. At the end of the day, the most important thing is for your guests to see that you put some time and effort into it.

Falling In Love with October

Fall is here!

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Season shopping for friends and family is approaching. Don’t miss out on these fall styles for your home and special loved ones.

Shop now and get 10% off when you enter GIFTFORYOU10 at checkout.

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The Elise Nightgown with smocking and red rosebuds is an essential for the holidays. Shop the red Pear Topiary tissue box cover for the ultimate gift.

We love boxwood topiaries! Order the cozy Boxwood Topiary pillow for your friend who loves our linens.

Can’t get enough of these Honey Bees. Shop now for a busy body you know will enjoy these embroidered linens!

Shop the fall gift guide today!

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Our girl’s long sleeve white cotton dresses with embroidery are perfect for the colder seasons. Shop for your darling little ones and order the nightgowns to match!

 

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Bedroom Storage Ideas for a Small Space

Functional bedroom storage ideas for a small space.

Having a small bedroom and dealing with a lack of storage can be infuriating. If you struggle to find adequate places to put your possessions, you most certainly aren’t alone. However, with little creativity and resourcefulness, you can make a few minor adjustments and enjoy your bedroom despite it being a small space. There are plenty of things to do that can reduce the stress a cluttered room gives you, and here are some exciting bedroom storage ideas for a small space that can hopefully help.

Better organizing of your small space

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Place an embroidered tissue box cover next to your bed

First of all, it is very clear that good organizing can help you when you are living in a small apartment and lack space. For starters, whenever you have the time, you should clean your room. A spotless room can seem more extensive, and you will have more space for other things if you put everything in its place. It will be helpful if your clothes are not on the floor or the bed, and if you put some small unnecessary stuff on the shelves or in drawers. A clean and uncluttered room is the key to success in this case. Add an embroidered Tissue Box Cover in your bedroom for added style and luxury. This specifically applies to rooms with less natural light. Mirrors are also proven to make a room appear larger. We suggest you place them in front of the window, so they collect light.

Try to find space in unusual places

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Place decorative pillows on a sofa or couch for added style in unexpected places

You can utilize every corner of your bedroom. So don’t look away from narrow spaces or awkward corners because they can be useful too! Of course, you cannot fit a large piece of furniture there, but a few small shelves can fit perfectly. You can find a small desk, a pretty shelf, maybe decorative pillows, and a lazy bag. It depends on your needs and style. However, if you cannot utilize those small places in your room, you could put out some decorations, such as a lamp or an attractive plant. Some decorative boxes are also not a bad idea for storing important things; you can also use them as shelves. Buy them in different colors and various patterns so your bedroom looks livelier.

Choose the right furniture

Realistically, you are looking for a small, simple type of furniture for a cramped living space. You are trying to make your room as comfortable as possible, so don’t buy large pieces because it can ruin the harmony you are trying to establish. According to the relocation specialists from Zippy Shell NV, big pieces of furniture can also create difficulties when moving. In addition, combining small and large furniture into a small space is not just unhelpful, but it doesn’t look that good either. Therefore, buy some small pieces that fit well into the given space. Also, furniture with multiple functions is strongly recommended. If you place your shelves on the wall close to your bed, you can put much more on them than just books; maybe the jewelry you use most often. You can also use the hanging shelves for anything you need at night: medicine, your phone, or a glass of water.

Storage around your bed

Bed with drawers for extra storage.
Drawers under your bed can save a lot of space

You should utilize the free space under your bed when looking for bedroom storage ideas for a small space. You could put drawers or baskets there. If they match the color of the bed, that’s even better. It will look amazing, and you will have extra additional space. Another thing you could do is to put just one large drawer for one extra mattress, so it will be perfect for a sleepover when you have guests. A small night table on the side of your bed can also help you with smaller items like medicine, tissue box, or jewelry, so you don’t spend much time trying to find them. Use the space above your bed as room for more floating shelves on which you can put books or photos in frames. And finally, add a small bed trunk at the foot of your bed as an extra seat in your bedroom.

Built-in storage

A built-in closet is one of the best bedroom storage ideas for a small space
Built-in storage is a good solution for saving space

Endless piles of clothes are tricky to handle, so when you try not to make your small space too crowded, built-in closets are the choice for you. You can fill them with as many clothes as you want. However, you must also be careful with space in your built-in closet. If you outgrow your closet, you can consider renting a storage unit for even more space, plus it will help you maintain a stylish home and keep the clutter away. Ask yourself if you need specific clothes at the current time of the year. If you consider that you don’t, you should pack them in airtight bags and make room for something else. You can do the same thing with shelves. If you like to read but live in a small place and don’t know where to put all your books, built-in shelves are a good option. Built-in storage is not just practical; it is also aesthetically pleasing, so it will make your room look even better.

Use the door and walls

With some creative ideas, you can even use the door and the walls as storage. For example, if you have a lot of jewelry, hang them on the wall using hooks, and when it comes to the back of the door, hang coats, jackets, and even bags. Don’t forget a door hanger for your room so that nobody can disturb you.

Final comment

Now that you have discovered some new bedroom storage ideas for a small space, you can get creative and come up with additional ideas on your own or use some of the tips given here! The most crucial part is that you should enjoy setting up your room and making more space for your possessions. Look at this bedroom renovation as a new, fun thing to do and not some responsibility you have to do. Get your friends or family and have fun picking colors, furniture, and decorations. In the end, this is an excellent excuse to go shopping!

Guide to Preparing Fine Linen for Long Term Storage

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We are going to talk about preparing fine linen for long term storage and why it is important

Everybody who has a lot of stuff in their house and doesn’t like to throw anything away knows how life-saving storage units are in those situations. Storage is the perfect solution when you are moving, relocating your office, or simply making more space in your home. But to get the maximum use out of storage, you need to know how to prepare different types of items for it. You also have to know there is a difference between preparing things for long-term and short-term storage. Today we are going to simplify all of that a little bit. Specifically, we are going to talk about preparing fine linen for long term storage, especially items such as pillows, sleepwear, towels, and children’s dresses for long-term storage. Linen is a delicate material and should be properly stored.

The importance of preparing fine linen for long-term storage

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It’s important that you separate linen from other materials when washing it in a machine

First, you may ask why it is important to know this.

Well, because linen is not an accessible material to store, you may damage your linen items if you are not careful. And according to experts at Best Long Distance Movers, it makes moving and packing things for storage much easier when they are prepped beforehand. So, knowing how to prepare linen for long-term storage properly is essential if you want to speed up that process. Same as cotton, linen is a natural fiber. But it’s more absorbent, and it dries faster. Also, linen items such as bedding can be costly, so preserving them while they are stored is necessary.

The first step- Pick the right storage

A cardboard box for packing. Packing carefully is important when preparing fine linen for long term storage
Use big boxes for packing to give your line items enough space

Before anything else, you must make an intelligent choice when it comes to choosing the appropriate type of storage. Because you want to store your items long-term, you should search for good temperature-controlled storage. Over time many things can cause damage to your belongings, such as sunlight, pest, and mildew. Temperature-controlled storage is designed for items, like pillows, beddings, etc., that require a certain temperature level so they don’t decay. Linen also needs to be sheltered from sunlight, so storage without windows is necessary. These types of storage are a bit more expensive but definitely worth it in the long run.

Step two – Cleaning

Cleaning and washing your fine linen items before storing them is a must. The good thing about linen is that you can both hand wash it and wash it in a washing machine. Both options will do fine. If you decide to hand wash it, follow these steps. First, fill a plastic wash basin with lukewarm water. Then add detergent, but not the one that’s too strong. Find some milder types of detergent; soak the linen item in the water for about 15 minutes. Then when washing, be gentle, so you don’t stretch the material. After that, rinse it a couple of times until you are sure the detergent is completely gone from the item. Hang to dry. The second option is the washing machine. There are a couple more rules to follow when washing linen like that. First, you must separate linen from other materials when washing it, especially if those linen items have anything embroidered on them, because other more rough materials can cause damage to it when mixed. Then you will also have to separate white and colored linens, so they don’t mix colors in the washing machine. When setting the dryer, avoid high temperatures because they can cause shrinkage to your linen items. Also, avoid strong detergents and find some detergent that is specifically for delicate fabrics. Don’t use fabric softeners, as they can cause your things to go yellow after a while. And a quick tip, if you decide to dry linen items in a dryer, don’t set it on too high a temperature.

Step three – Packaging fine linen

Organization is key when it comes to packing anything. First, prepare all the supplies you are going to need for this. Make a list of all the linen items you have to pack so you don’t miss anything. Boxes, paper, and markers are some of the items you are going to need. One thing to you have to avoid when packing linen items is plastic. Plastic is an easy target for mold, humidity, and pests, and your items will likely end up damaged. The best thing you can use is acid-free packing paper. Acid-free paper is beneficial for storing more delicate items for a long time. It prevents them from getting damaged and going yellow. And this paper can last more than 100 years.

When packing linen items, make sure they are loose and not too tightly folded. A fabric like fine linen needs some breathing space. Get a really big box for linen items so you can place them comfortably inside. Add a slit to the box to allow air to circulate through it. To keep your things smelling nice, add a sachet bag with a smell of your choice. Finally, if the whole packing process proves too challenging and overwhelming for you, you can always find experts to help you with preparing fine linen for long term storage. There are many moving and storage companies that can be useful when it comes to this.

In conclusion

This was a quick guide to preparing fine linen for long term storage. If you follow these steps, your linen items should be fine in storage. But don’t forget you can choose just any type of storage. All this prepping of linen items will go to waste if you don’t find appropriate storage. As we said, temperature-controlled storage is a bit more expensive than regular storage but extremely worth it. No amount of washing and careful packaging can save your fine linen items from a storage unit that is full of sunlight, humidity, mold, and all kinds of pests. Picking the right storage is half of the job. And finally, don’t hesitate to get some professional help. It’s better to get professionals to do it for you than risk damaging your fine linen items.

8 Tips for Organizing Your Linen Closet

All parts of the home can be beautiful, including the linen closet. With a bit of time and effort, you can turn it from an ordinary part of the house into an aesthetically pleasing one without losing its practicality. So check out these eight tips for organizing your linen closet to get you started.

A built-in closet with white shelves

1.     The first tip is to take some time to declutter

Closets can get disorganized over time, so before you start reorganizing, take out everything you have stored here and go through it. Sometimes, less is more. Make an inventory of all the things you own. Sell, donate or recycle what you don’t need to make room for really useful things you will need in the future. Some things can even be upcycled, like using old towels and turning them into clothes for cleaning. This is an excellent chance to do a deep clean of the closet. Doing this at least once a year ensures that your linen closet always stays tidy.

2. Move on to decorating

Combine functionality and beauty by redecorating your linen closet. This is excellent if you just moved into your new apartment or house because you have a blank canvas to work with. But if you are just looking to move, with advice from cleancutmoving.com, you can pack efficiently and make unpacking much less of a chore. Paint the back wall or use wallpaper to add color to the closet. Buy cute door hangers to incorporate into the room. Put some lovely wall shelves or even some built-in pieces of furniture to store your things.

When storing items such as towels, use a combination of folding and rolling to make it look better organized. Style it and keep similar colors together. Use good lighting in the closet to make finding things more accessible. You can even buy an air freshener or potpourri to make it smell nicer.

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Fold and roll towels to make them look nicer in your bathroom

3. Categorize your linens

The first step to organizing your linen closet is to separate things into different categories by their use. For instance, pillowcases, sheets, blankets, etc. Furthermore, separate them by their size and then by color. Try to keep all your bed sheet sets and towel sets together. When putting items in drawers, such as towels, you can leave them vertically, so they look nice when opened. This way, things will also be much easier to see and reach.

Make a plan of which items will go where before you start putting things back in the closet. Keep seasonal items in the front and switch them out when necessary. Store bulkier items on the bottom and smaller ones on the top. Your most used items should be at your eye level and easily reachable.

4.  Label all of your linens

When you are reorganizing, label everything as you go. This is the key to organizing any closet, not just a linen one. When everything has its place, the closet will look much nicer. With labeling, it will be easier to pack and move later. If you ever find yourself needing to make an emergency move, you can have it done quickly and with no stress. You won’t have to take down storage containers that aren’t see-through just to find something.

Nowadays, there are so many different types of labels that you can even make them match the room. Chalkboard labels are the best because you can easily change the writing on them. You won’t have to go through piles of things to find something or try to remember which size of sheets are stored where. To make things easier, label what size the sheets are and what is all included in the sets.

5. Use different storage solutions

There are so many different ways to sort your linens. Other than storing them in boxes, you can use drawers or shelves. Baskets are also a fantastic storage solution for closets. They double as décor and are easy to access. Hanging baskets on the wall is a neat solution that looks beautiful and uses vertical space. Recently, it has become more and more popular to use decorative ladders as storage solutions for towels. Alternatively, you can invest in a rolling cart for some smaller items you frequently use or decorative pillows if you have them. For linens that take up too much space, store them in vacuum bags and then in larger bins or shelves.

A pink and white bed sheet set on a bed
Another tip is to separate the items in your linen closet by function

6. Maximize vertical space

Make sure to use the vertical space that’s available to the max. Pick out shelves that will go with the aesthetic of the room and the closet. They can be built into the closet or placed individually. You can use hangers on the door or a shoe organizer for some extra storage. If your space is limited, you can invest in some shelf dividers to make it look even better. Consider buying a ladder to access the things on higher shelves safely.

7. Organize your toiletries and cleaning products

Throw out any items that may be expired and sort the remaining ones into categories. You can use a basket with a handle for your cleaning supplies so that they can be quickly taken out of the closet and carried around the house when needed. A well-organized closet removes the risk of forgetting some items and having them go bad. It will be much easier to reach any necessary refills for your home. You can use tissue box covers to make them match the linen closet.

8. Make a designated place for laundry

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Use your linens as decor.

If you have the room, you can have an ironing board built in. Now, you will have a designated space just for ironing. That can easily be tucked away and not collect much dust. Make room near it for iron as well. Buy some laundry baskets to go with the style of the room. You can have multiple to save time and not spend it separating your laundry later. If the space allows, you can build the laundry basket into the closet shelves so it can be hidden.

Final thoughts

As you can see, organizing your linen closet can be a productive and entertaining activity. It will make your space not only more efficient but also more accessible. So let your imagination run wild and have fun making your linen closed a more beautiful space.

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.

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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.

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 Jamie Beck, enjoying tea time with her daughter in the Pippa dress and Jamie little girl’s dress.
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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.

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

 

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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!
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Jamie Beck loves her Pippa Dress and her little girl loves matching mom in her Jessie Dress!
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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.

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A cute embroidered Flower Bikini Bag is a great gift moms will love when she travels.
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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.

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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.
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Tropical Palm Tissue Box Cover and Boxwood Topiary Terry Guest Towel – a pop of spring mom will love!
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Does mom love to golf? The Golf Lady guest towel is perfect for golf lovers.
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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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.