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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.  


Rugs Shopping 101: Your Checklist for Shopping For Rugs

How to Shop for Rugs Like a Designer

How to Shop for Rugs Rugs are responsible for the overall sense style in a space. They ground and define the space; add color are work wonderfully as a jumping off point to create a color palette in the room. From how to shop ethically to what materials are most durable: we’re answering the top 10 Questions we get about rugs: How Do I Choose a Rug? Color is often a good place to start, then consider style (traditional, modern, global), price point, and how much foot traffic a room gets (which often cen help you determine price point): Using a rug as a room’s anchor point, you might want to op’t for a monochromatic /neutral colored rug. Or perhaps you want something splashy! You’ll also want to look for ethical labels that prevent child labor in other countries, like Good Weave: https://goodweave.org/ What Size Rug Should I Buy? A few rules of thumb: In larger rooms, you want to be sure all the furniture can fit comfortably on the rug, without feeling cramped. In a mid-sized or smaller space, you want at least the front legs of your couches and chairs to fit on the rug. What is the Most Durable Type of Rug for High-Traffic Areas? Jute, Sisal, Woven rugs made of recycled material are known for their durability! Outdoor rugs made to withstand weather and spills are great for indoors too, since they’re easy to clean up messes from kids and pets. How Do I Care for My Rugs? When you vacuum, turn off the spindle to prevent the rug fibers from breaking down faster.  Vacuum on bare floor setting, rather than the carpet setting, and be sure to include rug pads beneath your rugs! Be mindful of the pile height as well-- shorter piles are going to be easier to maintain and clean.   Why is Pile Height Important? Important to look at pile height and be sure to always include a rug pad underneath, especially when pile height is thicker. Flat weaves are durable and thin, making them excellent choices for high-traffic areas.  General pile sizes include: less than 1/4″ (short); 1/4″ to 1/2″ (mid-sized); 1/2″ to 3/4″ (luxe and shaggy). Some shags, including wool, can be up to ½” thick. Though longer, shaggy rugs can feel very luxe, they’re susceptible to crashing. Shorter piles will last a lot longer. Do I Really Need a Rug Pad? Rug Pads are important. They give cushion to the rug, making it easier on your knees. They also add traction so the rug doesn’t pull off the floor, and you don’t slip. You definitely need them in hallways and in kitchens. They’ll also help maintain your rug: They allow for more air circulation, which prevents mold and mildew in the inevitable case of spills. What Materials Are the Healthiest? When rug shopping, look for natural fibers, rather than those made of synthetic materials: Wool, Cotton, Jute, Hemp, Silk Blends, Sisal. That said, for some purposes, synthetic rugs may be the way to go: Viscose, for example, is synthetic but looks like silk, and is much more affordable. Which Materials to Are the Most Toxic? Health Concerns: Polypropylene Rugs can be very affordable but are also toxic, made of gasoline and can offgas (that’s how you get that ‘new carpet’ smell!). We wouldn’t recommend synthetic rugs for children’s rooms, where they are sleeping, or could be crawling on the rug with their faces near the rug. (The same goes for pets that lick their paws and the carpet at the same time). How Come Rugs Are So Expensive? How Come Some are So Cheap? Rug prices are generally determined by a few different factors: the materials they’re made of, the process by with they are made, and their country of origin and how ethically produced they are. Rug-making processes are fascinating! Rugs can be stamped, hand woven, hand loom, machine woven, or flat weaves-- which can account for disparities in price. 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 = "Rugs 101"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "269d4a4e9fc68ca010298907d1c83760"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B00OHYQ47I,B01GS0CV2U,B0044MRFO4,B01HDWIOUK"; What are Common Types of Global Rugs and What’s the Difference Between Them? When shopping globally, we source a lot of rugs from South America, Africa, especially Morocco, the Middle East, and India. Dhurries are a type of flat-woven rug, and they're generally very affordable, Kilims are a popular type of flat-woven wool rug similar to dhurries, except they're more tightly woven. What’s Trending in Rug Design Right Now? Themed, novelty rugs are adding a youthful vibe to every space, not just children’s rooms! They’re also great for game rooms, man caves, and outdoor spaces. Coastal, tropical rugs are still trending as Palm Springs Desert Glam style continues to be popular. Modern, graphic, abstract rugs are trending as modern statement pieces! Natural Fiber, over dyed, ikat print rugs are richly textured and durable and are perfect for achieving that ‘California Cool’ aesthetic.