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Bedroom Color Ideas Using Pastels

Pink bedroom with Venetian Plaster look.

Pastels aren't just for Easter eggs! These soft washes of color look beautiful and peaceful on bedroom walls. Get inspired with photos of pastel bedrooms.

Bedroom Spotlight10

Choosing a Theme for a Child's Bedroom

Sunday April 20, 2014
Smiling boySure, your child will be just fine in a simply decorated bedroom without a specific theme. But it's a lot more fun to go to sleep each night surrounded by the trappings of whatever topic he or she loves best. Whether your child is drawn to a very specific theme -- such as Harry Potter -- or prefers a more general theme -- like the ocean -- you can work with your child to put the fun in functional, and create a bedroom theme that makes going to bed a delight.

Wallpaper Accent Walls

Thursday April 17, 2014
Lattice wallpaperIf your bedroom is feeling a little blah these days, there's an easy way to bring it to life. Wallpaper isn't the fussy, difficult-to-remove, old-fashioned product you might remember from Grandma's house. Today's wallpaper is far easier to remove, but with the wide range of fantastic colors, styles and textures available, why would you want to? Check out these ten great wallpapers, each strong enough to make a statement as an accent wall, yet not at all tacky or dated.

In Praise of Making the Bed Each Day

Wednesday April 2, 2014
sheetsOne of the easiest ways to improve the look of your bedroom almost immediately is to make your bed each day shortly after getting up. Though it might be tempting to overlook this small task on hectic mornings, or figure, "Why bother making it when I'm just going to UNmake it again tonight?", it's worth spending the couple minutes to pull up your sheets, smooth out the comforter and plump up the pillows. If you are feeling really motivated, go ahead and set out a couple of shams to create some contrast, or use a toss pillow or two for color. You'll feel better when you come home at night and find a neatly made, appealing looking bed waiting for you. I make my bed each day, shams and all. What about you?

Sleeping With Your Pets

Sunday March 30, 2014
dog on bedI admit it. I share my bed almost every night with my dog and one of my two cats. The dog gets annoyed if I turn over, usually growing and stomping off the bed, only to return in a few minutes to cuddle up near my pillow. The cat spends her time pressing closer and closer against my legs, generating enough body heat to warm the entire room, or at least leave me sweating. I often wake up with barely enough room to turn over, much less stretch out my legs comfortably. My bedspread is covered with little rips where the cat catches her claws, and requires frequent washing to remove the pet hair. It's sometimes annoying, yet I wouldn't have it any other way. I like having my two furry friends nearby, and although I know there are some health risks associated with sharing the bed with pets, I'm willing to take that risk. How about you? Do you sleep with your pets, or do they have a room of their own?

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