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There's a Right and a Wrong Way to Pack Your Teen for a College Move

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/28/14 11:12 AM

Moving is part of the fun of going to college– packing is not, but now is as a good time as any for your kid to learn the value of space efficiency. Packing a car is different than packing a moving van. You need different supplies and the ability to fit all the little pieces, such as your teen’s American made bedding and dishes, together like a puzzle.

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Topics: dorm bedding, dorm shopping

The Right Way to Use Color in Your Bedroom

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/26/14 10:53 AM

If you're not getting a good night's sleep, you may want to rethink the colors in your bedroom.

According to a study from the College Student Journal, certain colors are better at producing the relaxing, calm, peaceful sensations that facilitate a restful night of sleep. But just knowing which colors are better for the bedroom isn't the end of the story.

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Topics: sleep tips, Sleep Well, bedroom

A Beautifully Made Bed Turns Any Guest Room into a Personal Retreat

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/23/14 10:00 AM

There's a lot to look forward to on vacation. There's the obvious time away from work. For some, the greatest appeal lies in the chance to sleep in or to take a break from the same old humdrum routine:

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Topics: personal retreat, guest bedroom

The ABCs of Design Accents

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/21/14 2:00 PM

Knowing how to make a big impact with small details is good talent to have when you’re decorating your home. Accents like pillows, curios, and art all play a role in the overall look of your house. A design that doesn’t use accents usually ends up looking and feeling bland. Use them improperly, and you’ll have chaos. But a house that gets both the big concepts and the little details right can be a masterpiece. 

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Topics: design accents, designing

5 Easy Ways to Make Overnight Guests Feel Welcome

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/19/14 4:30 PM

Being a good host is an art form whether you are throwing a party or welcoming guests for the weekend. The big things like making up the spare room with fresh, American made bedding matter, but it’s the little touches that really stand out.

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Topics: guest bedroom

From Boring to Beautiful: Outfitting Your Teen's Dorm Room

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/16/14 3:00 PM

“Back to school,” means something entirely different to parents preparing to send their kids off to live in dorm rooms. You’re probably busy stocking up on the clothes and books your co-ed needs, but don’t neglect one important detail: your teen’s dorm room. Plenty of eating, sleeping, studying and playing takes place here, so why not make sure it’s the space of your child’s dreams? 

A variety of decorating techniques— from quick wall fixes to luxury bedding— can help you take your teen’s dorm room from drab to dazzling.

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Topics: sleeping an extra hour, dorm bedding, Sleep Well

Color and Style Turns Your Bedroom into a Personal Retreat

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/14/14 11:00 AM

Is your bedroom a serene sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? If you’re anything like thousands of other working women in the US, the answer is—more often than not—a resounding no.

The fact is that with all of the things you have to do every day, you just haven’t had the time or the energy to think about a bedroom refresh. Sadly, sleeping spaces are often an afterthought. Even those of you that have remodeled recently probably focused on more heavily trafficked rooms.

But neglecting your bedroom design is a disservice to your peace of mind. Creating a relaxing personal retreat doesn’t have to be a huge investment of time or money. A tranquil color scheme and other design details can transform an average space into a modern-day oasis.

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Topics: downlite, bedroom, personal retreat

You Can Achieve Magazine-Worthy Minimalist Design at Home

Posted by Downlite Bedding

8/12/14 3:00 PM

When you hear the word "minimalist," you may think of modern, trendy homes or Mondrian art. But minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic movement— it’s a way of life. Chances are that if you're a minimalist, it will be apparent, in some way, in your home. You prefer things to be simple, so you have less stuff to clutter up your house (or you’re at least trying to cut back on clutter).

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Topics: bedding, comforter, down pillow, down comforter

This Is What Your Teen's Official Freshman Packing Guide Leaves Out

Posted by Stefan Hunter

8/9/14 2:00 PM

Your teen is going off to college and you are making a list and checking it twice based on what the schools says to bring. You know your child better than anyone, though, so there are bound to be things the school missed. You probably already picked up that American made bedding set, but what about a favorite series of DVDs that are a must-have when your kid is stuck in bed with the flu?

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Topics: back to school, dorm bedding, dorm shopping

The Right Luxury Bedding Collection Transforms the Style of Your Room

Posted by Stefan Hunter

8/7/14 1:00 PM

For many of us, our bedrooms are our sanctuaries, not simply the place we go to rest our heads at night. The bedding you choose for this restful space can influence our mood, sleep and daily happiness, and our styling tips can help you transform a dull bedroom space into a luxurious retreat.

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Topics: hotel bedding, Down Bedding

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