Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 14:00:09 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. In recent years, formal dining spaces have experienced a plunge in popularity. While it once was unthinkable to have a home without a dedicated room for hosting your family and friends, today's homeowners are breaking tradition in favor of more relaxed interiors. However, don't call these spaces a thing of the past just yet. These 2017 dining room trends prove that even the most outdated interiors can be modernized. Trust us when we say these are not your grandma's dining tables.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:40:54 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. Sleep is a beautiful thing. In the warmth and comfort of your own bed, sleep can help you stay healthy, improve mental dexterity and recharge for whatever tomorrow holds. While finding your perfect mattress is essential to a good night's rest, it's all for naught without a great pillow to rest your head. Finding the right pillow — as well as sleeping on the wrong one — can be a real pain in the neck. Ironically, choosing your perfect pillow can force you to sacrifice precious sleep as you peruse the far reaches of the internet in the night in search of the right one (we've all been there).
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:38:45 PM by Aubine fontaine. Kitchen. Open shelving gets a bad rap because we tend to associate things that are artistic and arranged with being fragile and permanent. Lay out your open shelving in a way that makes sense to you. Get a stepstool if you need to for reaching higher shelves. Make things convenient, and change them up if they aren't. After all, this is how restaurant kitchens do it (and they're in the business of making cooking easy).
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:36:18 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Due to frequent use and the resulting wear and tear, bathrooms tend to start breaking down after about 20 years, whether that's a perpetually leaky faucet or crumbling grout or chipping tiles (or all three). On average, bathroom remodels cost $16,724, so your design should be both intentional and strategic in order to secure a high return on investment, as well as to create a functional space. That said, bathrooms are typically small, enclosed rooms so they are also a place in your home where you can play around a little bit with color and texture.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:33:40 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. For this review, we spent about 60 hours delving into everything there is to know about mattresses. From reports on insufficient sleep by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to hundreds of customer ratings and reviews, we were extremely thorough in our research. Ironically, we did lose quite a bit of sleep over this one. Comparing mattresses can feel like comparing apples to oranges, since everyone has a finely tuned preference for what sends them off to snoozeville. Some want to sleep like Aslan on the stone table in Narnia others prefer to feel like they're sinking in a vat of quicksand.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 14:14:43 PM by Aubine fontaine. Bedroom. A few triangles go a long way on these white walls. With an all black, white and wood color palette, this room remains youthful with cartoonish accent pieces. Where can we get a big cloud pillow for ourselves? This bedframe is a funky statement piece that says big girl without saying too big. A decal, a floral pillow, and touches of color make this kids room sweet and simple. A mix of geometric prints, a flying washi tape airplane, and a few knick-knacks turn this kids room into a space to dream and create.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 14:00:09 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. Keep the desk surface clear by using vertical space and walls for all the extra stuff. Hang cork board and cork strips, baskets and other cubbies from the wall in a cool gallery wall pattern. Again, use Command adhesive strips instead of nails to hold items in place. Create an interesting headboard by adding a bookcase behind your bed to store extra items. Just be sure the shelves are high enough that you don't bang your head when you sit up. Or you can avoid that by choosing a narrow book case that your bed sits against.
Published at Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 13:39:26 PM by Belda Leclerc. Decorating Ideas. You probably can't paint your dorm room walls but you don't have to live all year with white or yellow. What makes the room in this picture so cool? It's the combination of textures on the floor and bed, as well as the clear desk chair that takes up little visual space. Notice the boxes under the bed and the narrow wall shelf that add extra dorm storage without taking up too much space.