12 Jun 2015
If you love hosting guests in your home, then you'll want to create the perfect guest room for your loved ones. You want it to have a luxurious hotel feel while still having all the comforts of home. Here are a few essentials you can add to take your guest room to the next level.
Blackout Window Shades
Most people sleep best in near-complete darkness. A blackout window shade is the best way to help your guests achieve their preferred sleeping environment. However, you may also have guests who prefer some light in the morning, to help them wake up, but they still want privacy. 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 shades are the perfect solution. With these shades, you can choose between light filtering fabrics and blackout. And you can even adjust them to have light filtering on top of the shade and blackout on the bottom. Give your guests all the light control they need. They'll thank you for it.
Fresh, Cozy Bedding
Use plush, inviting bedding for your guests. Mix and match lighter blankets with heavier throws, covering all your bases and giving your guests options. The right bedding can create a relaxing, rejuvenating guest bedroom. Don't forget about pillows and sheets, too. They can make a huge difference in the comfort of the bed.
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Add some fresh flowers to the bedside table. This will bring life into the room, add to the décor, and give the space a nice, light scent. If the guest room is a little bland, adding flowers will give it a beautiful pop of color.
Something to Read
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Make sure to leave a few books, magazines, or current newspapers in the guest room. This will give your friend or family member something to read while they're relaxing or getting ready for bed. Everyone needs a few quiet moments to themselves, and giving your guests reading material will give them another reason to relax.
Now that you have all the essentials, add some personal touches throughout the space. You may find that everyone wants to be a house guest.
17 Apr 2015
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19 Sep 2014
Think of your dream master bathroom. What comes to mind? A bathroom with a view? How about a deep tub for relaxing?
That's exactly what Kim Lewis designed for Tiffani Thiessen, a famous actress best known for her roles on Saved by the Bell, 90210, and White Collar. Tiffani Thiessen's bathroom makeover features a luxurious tub, a spacious shower, and a clean, crisp color palette, making this space calming, rejuvenating, and serene - everything that makes it worthy of the dream master bathroom title.
But our favorite part? The window shades. The Good Housekeeping Woven Shades in Jute Natural are a perfect addition to this gorgeous, drool-worthy design, adding texture and visual interest.
With the Select Blinds woven wood shades, this is the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional styles, making it a classic look full of functionality and personality.
The one word we'd use to describe this master bathroom design? Timeless.
Photography Credits: Rebecca Sanabria Photography
5 Sep 2014
Sunday is Grandparents Day, but it's not just about honoring grandparents. It's also a day to enjoy, as grandparents, your grandchildren! Prepare to spend some great quality time with them this weekend, no matter their age. But one of the best things you can do to prepare for your grandchildren to visit all year long is by choosing cordless window coverings.
Not only are cordless blinds or shades sleek and modern, but they're easy to use and pose no threat to small children. With cordless window coverings, you'll never have to worry about potential window covering cord danger when your grandchildren visit. Instead, you can spend the time enjoying their company.
But maybe you can't upgrade to cordless just yet. That's OK! There are other things you can do to ensure the safety of your grandchildren. Simply put, order our free cord cleats. Cord cleats are small parts that can be screwed into the wall and the dangling cord be wrapped around, keeping that excess cord out of the hands of your grandchildren.
Did you know that you could also get remote-controlled motorized window coverings? You won't have to worry about cords, and they're even easier to use. Imagine being able to open, close, or tilt your window coverings from up to 65 feet away. They're perfect if you have hard-to-reach windows or even if you have limited mobility.
This Grandparents Day, give yourself peace of mind. Use that time you used to worry to spend even more beautiful time with your precious grandchildren.
15 Aug 2014
Layering your window coverings will bring extra style into your home, but it's also a great way to have more control over privacy, insulation, and natural light. But knowing why you want to layer your window coverings and knowing how to do it right are two different things. But don't worry. It's actually easier than you think.
Start with Blinds or Shades
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First, cover your windows with your favorite blinds or shades. You can choose anything from wood blinds to bamboo shades to cellular shades. It doesn't matter what you choose. Just make sure you love them.
Add a Cornice
Then, you can add a cornice, depending on how much layering you want, but adding a cornice isn't necessary. Some like the finished look a cornice gives a space, but you may not. Using a cornice is just another way to add depth to your window coverings.
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The final step is to use drapes or curtains. This will complete the layered look. And don't be afraid to mix patterns, textures, or colors. Layering is one of the easiest ways to give your home a unique look, a look that perfectly reflects your style and your personality.
And that's it! Just take it one layer at a time and you'll find a combination that you love.