Happy 2018, folks! Are you feeling the energy of a fresh year, or are you still crawling out of the laze of the holidays? I've finally started to put all our Christmas decorations away which is making the transition feel more natural. All this organizing and putting away of things is propelling me towards some deep cleaning goals that I've always wanted to attempt. There's a long list of tasks I want to tackle, but priority number one was cleaning my mattress. If you too have ever thought about cleaning your mattress, keep reading, because it's really not as daunting as you'd think.
Your bed is probably what you look forward to coming home to at the end of a long day, or it's what you don't want to leave in the early morning. If you think your bedroom is comfortable now, just wait until you give it an upgrade with these 12 ways to make your bed more comfortable with small changes like pillows, mattress pads, comforters and more. All your home needs is a little love to make it feel like a whole new space, and with any luck, you'll be even more excited to go to sleep every night!
Night sweats are the worst. You go to bed all cozy in your comforter, only to wake up a couple of hours later overheating and sweaty. Know the feeling? Then you might want to consider a lighter blanket. I did, and I can't even tell you how much better I sleep now. So today I'm sharing ten of my favorite lighter blankets for a stylish, sweat-free night's sleep.
There are points in my life where I stop and say to myself, Now I feel like a real adult. Like when I bought my first car, or when I took that car for its first oil change. Or when I opened a savings account, or purchased my first washer and dryer. Or like when I learned how to fold a fitted sheet properly.
The fall semester is about to begin and Curbly has you covered. Here are three stylish and shoppable designs that you can steal for your dorm.
If you are like me, you "pin" tons of bedroom pictures simply because the styled bed makes you want to dive in and take a nap...yet your own bed never seems to look that way. It's time to change that. Your bed deserves to be a restful refuge. Here are a few different ways you can make your bed so its stylish, relaxing, and functional.
I'm still loving the "dip dyed" trend, especially when applied to textiles, as it has more of an organic, water-color type effect rather than an opaque, colorblocked look. I think I might snag some plain white bedding and give this project a whirl this weekend!
After 7 years with the same bedding, I recently got the urge to switch things up in the bedroom textile department. In my search, I came across quite a few fun, stylish, and affordable options! If you're looking to add some color or pattern to your bedroom, check out these 16 duvets under $100!
This is a super cool technique for making your own dip-dyed linens and fabric! I am definitely tempted to grab some discounted white sheets and try my hand at it -- what do you say?
A bucket, some dye, and fabric are the core essentials for this DIY project from A Merry Mishap. You could also grab some tea towels and napkins to dye while you're at it! There's also a secret ingredient that you add to the dye that I didn't even know...
With this creative DIY idea, Jen Morris may just receive this year's Coolest Mom Award. Going off of her son's doodles and drawings, she created this incredibly unique (and totally awesome) custom "monster" duvet cover!
It's back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits. Hooray for student housing! Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we're making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible. We've rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside - and friendly on your student budget!
Kojo designs turned some old ripped bedding into a rosette quilt, a la Anthropologie. The original (pictured below) clocks in at around 250 to 300. Kojo's knock
Up till now, when we've wanted to design our own bedding, we'd have to have it custom (code for 'expensive') made or we'd have to make it ourselves. Now inmod lets us design our own bedding for just a few hundred bucks, and they've made the process so fun it's kind of addictive!
To design our own bedding on inmod, we simply choose a pattern, fabric color and type, colors for embroidery details and a size. That's it! When you have your new...
When planning this little tute, it occurred to me, "Why even bother with a pillow cover, just use the form AS IS". How can you miss with natural, white, clean, pure, and contrasting trimmed out details? Come on - It's NO SEW!
When you tire of it, you can strip off the details and stuff it in a boring old pillow cover.
Photo Images: Spoonflower
If you're like me, and I've only heard of one other person who does this, you've imagined a fabric design in your head and you go out and try to track it down. Impossible, as well as a huge time waster. However, if you have some graphic art designing ability, you can design, create and even sell your very own fabrics on etsy, or design and make your own curtains, bedding and even upholster with it.
First the g-rated version:
Oooo La La! Here is my kind of re-do over on ApartmentTherapy. A super simple bedding upgrade plus a little rearranging illustrate how easily and inexpensively you can tranform the same old, same old into an inviting, cozy, luxurious, space. You can't go wrong with monogrammed sheets, now can you?
It may look like this smart, pleated bedskirt (dust ruffle) was custom made for this daybed bedding ensemble, but oh no. This simple, single pleated fabric panel is attached with velcro to the front bedspring rail. It can be removed and replaced easily for lots of under the bed storage. KidSmartLiving.com gives you step by step instructions to make a sewn, and a no-sew version of this bedskirt. All you need to get
O.K. folks, I'm pulling out some of my best archived projects for you to SAVE $$$ by semi-creating your own decor. Often it's more frugal to combine store-bought products with some sewing finesse' to make your own one-of-kind home designs.
I hadn't watched TV for almost three weeks. and the first commercial I saw when I turned it on featured some choice modern bedding and baby gear. "Who with such taste would advertise on the Food Network at one in the morning?" I thought. "Ikea? Room and Board?" Nope, Target.
Apparently the retailer has teamed up with DwellStudio for exclusive releases of bedding, a nursery collection, and kitchen/dining materials.
Grassroots Modern provides these...