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5 Tips to Turn Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Wellness Retreat

What you put on your body in the shower is essentially important. You want to be sure it’s clean, and doesn’t include toxins like sulfates and fragrances. But you don’t have to sacrifice luxury when you go green. Here are some great clean beauty options to complete your ultimate wellness retreat.


Home Decor to Turn Up The Romance in Your Master Bedroom

These home accessories really set the mood

Sexy Bedding for Your Master Bedroom We can all look at a design to determine whether it fits our aesthetic, but a good design is most importantly determined by how it feels when you are in the space. Soft to the touch, this round up of bedding is soft, sexy, and sure to amp up the romance in your master bedroom. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B06X15RY2R,B00VGR4VW4,B06XG1XVTN,B01H1H41R2"; Mirrored Furniture and Accessories Mirrors are a great design detail for so many reasons: They serve so many functions besides helping you determine if your having a bad hair day. They can be gorgeous wall decor, help make you space appear larger, and when installed strategically, they help to bounce light evenly around the room, elevating the ambiance. Modern mirrored furniture is very on-trend right now and mirrored traditional pieces lend their timeless glamour. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B004BSF818,B01J9UINKU,B06XFMC17Z,B00OCUZY14"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; Large-Scale Art for Master Bedrooms Expresses the personality of your master bedroom with a large scale piece of art. Here are some of my favorite finds that can really define and anchor your space. Click Image to Shop Large Scale Art amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B071KHKGLD,B01H2IV3M6,B01BO4AL1S,B014RGUS6S"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; Flower Power What’s more romantic and luxurious than beautiful flowers displayed in a gorgeous vase?  Accessorize with an elegant vase that looks fabulous regardless of whether it’s on its own or full of flowers. Or invest in some low-maintenance plants like small succulents, that only have to be watered every couple of weeks, to improve the air quality of your bedroom and add a little life year-round. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B007ZY4QN6,B001MX2HO6,B01D5QTTLG,B071FH59SD"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; Sensual Scents for Master Bedrooms For such tiny items, scented candles have the potential to really elevate a space by appealing to all of our senses: They are warm and romantic and a sexy light source. Even when unlit, they are still beautiful decorative objects. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B003H4GL7M,B000YBFJQU,B00A5DJVSO,B00429KMH6"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; Organization Systems for Your Master Bedroom Last but not least….For me, nothing is a bigger turn-off than clutter. You can have a beautifully and professionally designed space only to ruin it immediately with too much clutter. But organization can be fun too! Keep your master bedroom looking fine with cute catch-alls and trays on console or side tables, and other organization systems for closets and in drawers that are quick, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "af3aa3b1b92760b4477a7d619e411b11"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01MS6E3SS,B01N134IJW,B01A8MF7RU,B01GVW691O"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_title = "";


Fool-Proof Formulas for the Perfect Styling Side Table

Plus The 5 Basic Rules of Styling a Side Table

 The 5 Basic Rules of Styling a Side Table These are the rules that apply to any surface in your home that you’re looking to accessorize. All of them are meant to make flat surfaces as dynamic and aesthetically interesting as possible. And of course: all rules are meant to be broken, once you understand the function they serve. 1. Rule of Threes When in doubt, revert to the rule of threes: Pick three types of objects to use as your jumping off point. Might we suggest: A plant, a candle, and perhaps some books? Think High/Low levels Work on multiple planes. Think: Tall candlesticks or plants offset by shorter picture frames or catch-all dishes and decorative boxes. Add some Life Tables are both literally and metaphorically flat surfaces. Fix that by adding a little life, including personal photos or plants. Add Contrast to Side Tables High contrast is incredibly pleasing to the eye. Think opposite colors & mixed metals. Pick One Side or Corner of the Surface to Decorate The eye loves some negative space, offset by careful, uncluttered organization and sometimes less is more! How to Style Your Nightstands Emphasize personalization with picture frames containing family photos. Pro Tip: Stagger your picture frames, but keep all frames front facing, rather than displaying them on a slant. This will give your tabletop a much cleaner look. Include an organizer, tray, or cute decorative catch-all for all your personals, and a clock and/or phone & tech docking station to charge up overnight. How to Style Entryway Console Tables Keep this area welcoming and abstract-- we suggest saving any family photos or anything super personal for down the hall. Include fresh flowers, catchalls for keys, coffee table Books to express the personality of your home. Pro Tip: For a super clean look, we suggest organizing everything in one tray. How to Style Fireplace Mantles Emphasize warmth, elegance, and symmetry with obelisks and other architectural art objects. Fireplace mantles are also a great place to display objects collected from worldly travels, as they often add some texture to an otherwise more formal space. This is also a place where we inherently expect symmetry so don’t be afraid to be bold and break from tradition by only decorating one side or the floor underneath.