Window Decorating Tips – Trendy Home Challenge

Today’s Trendy Home Challenge #1:  Low Ceilings

I can across some really cool tips for almost every room in your home, most of them are very inexpensive decorating tips that can generate a complete new mood to any room.

Thank you Better Homes and Garden for all your great ideals.

You have low ceilings in your home and you would like to generate a little height in your room.

Low Ceilings

Low Ceilings

Solution:  Make a room seem taller by installing the curtain rod ABOVE the window frame.  Draperies should graze the bottom of the window sill OR on the floor like the next picture.

Create elegance with length

Create elegance with length

You can also create Height and Elegance with length – in this picture they hung the decorative curtain rod above the window to take your eyes up,  and then down with the long drapes to the floor giving the room a high ceiling effect.

Cornice Box

Cornice Box

If you do not necessary like that look but you want to create height to your room you can make a Cornice Box to conceal your window hardware and give it a much needed face lift.   These cornice box’s can be made out of plywood and crown molding like the one above, or just plywood and be covered by matching fabric.  This little tip can be used in every room in your home.

Elegant Cornice Top

Elegant Cornice Top

In this Dinning Room they covered the Cornice Box’s with matching drapery fabric and fringe to create a very Formal and Elegant look;   they also installed  chair rail and wainscoting in this room that will also keep your eyes busy giving the room a much larger feel.

Hope this gave you an idea or two for the windows in your home, stay tuned for our Challenge #2

Thank you for taking the time in reading my blog and I hope they help you make your Home…thetrendyhomeBLOG-THUMBNAIL

Cathy C

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Trendy Cotton Bedding

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When it comes to convenience and service, The Trendy Bed has it all!

We have added Cotton Duvet Sets and Cotton Comforter Sets to our product line for your convenience.  These sets are made from 300 thread count 100%  woven, long staple Egyptian cotton, a silky smooth luxurious fabric.

Our Duvet Set includes:  One Duvet Cover and two matching Pillow Shams

Our Comforter Set includes:  One reversible Comforter and two matching Pillow Shams

Most sets come with two matching pillow shams in the choice of tailored or ruffled style, the twin comes with one matching pillow sham.

These Trendy Cotton Bedding Sets also have available matching bed skirts and window treatment, all at The Trendy Bed.com

These sets can still be ordered in time for the Holidays. ( place your order now to secure your arrival )

The Trendy Bed, the one place for all your Trendy Bedding!

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Hard to Find Items at The Trendy Bed

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At The Trendy Bed we try to bring you those hard to find items…  I had someone call and ask  about our Flannel Comforters and she said, “Do you know how hard it is to find Flannel Comforters”,   and of course our bed Skirts.  When looking for a black, navy, red, or a orange bed skirt it’s not a item you can find in any bedding store, so that’s why I started  The Trendy Bed.   You can get a bed skirt in over 20+ colors and from 14″ drop to 21″ drop in ruffled or tailored  all by it’s self  OR  with a matching comforter, duvet cover,  pillow shams, and window treatment.

Let your fingers do all the work, and you can shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your PJ’s or your birthday suite, that’s the fun of shopping on the Internet!

We now have satin sheets and flannel sheets for a sofa bed, yes they are different.  The fitted sheet is made for the 6″ thick mattress on a sofa bed instead of using a regular fitted sheet that is made to fit a 16″ thick mattress.   Now, even on a sofa bed you can enjoy the feel of tight crisp sheets to sleep on instead of all that “extra” material that moves around with you every time you turn.

Everyone needs to have a little luxury in your life and sleeping in a beautiful, comfortable bed is a luxury we all can enjoy.

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site that truly specializes just on the BEDROOM!

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A Trendy Window!

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Turn your window treatment into a Trendy Window by Topping it with a Scarf!

Scarves are a great way to add color and texture to your window treatment, yet still maintaining a tailored look. 

At The Trendy Bed we now have window treatment to match most of our cotton blend and 100% cotton comforters, along with matching bed skirts, and pillow shams.

How to Make it:

  • Purchase two women’s dress scarves in patterns and colors that fix your decor.
  • Cut in half, hem.
  • Lay them over top of panel and pin in place.
  • Sew one at a time in place (sew bottom scarf first).

The idea here is to give your room some additional color and texture, but most of all have fun!

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site that truly specializes just on the BEDROOM!

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Indulge in Luxurious Bedding..

Luxurious bedding

Luxurious bedding

What is it that makes luxury hotel beds so welcoming?   The Plump Pillows, the cloud like duvets, or the crisp sheets?

Bedding doesn’t have to be expensive to be luxurious, at The Trendy Bed this is our belief.   When buying bedding remember that 100% cotton sheets soften with washing and let the body breath; cotton-polyester blends wrinkle less but they are not as soft and breathable.

For top-of-the-line sheets that are durable, mostly lint-free, and luxuriously soft, look for Egyptian, or Supima cotton.  The new Bamboo Cotton sheets also have a soft texture, breathable, and Eco friendly.

Thread counts – the number of threads per square inch indicate quality: 180-320 is the common range, with 200 to 250 typical for a middle-of-the-road sheet.  Luxury sheets may have thread counts of 300 and higher.

At The Trendy Bed we carry a full line of Cotton Blend,  100% Cotton, 100% Egyptian Cotton, Superior Egyptian Percale Cotton, and the new Bamboo Cotton sheets, Comforters, Duvets,  Bed Skirts,  Pillow Shams,  Pillow Cases, and Window Treatment is selected fabrics.

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site that truly specializes just on the BEDROOM!

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Why Buy on Line?

The Internet has opened up a whole new way of shopping and saving money for people that wish to purchase their linen on line.  Why buy on line?   Choices,  price, convenience, usually cost less than retail chain stores, custom sizes.    

It used to be we had to wait for “white sales” to save money on your bedding from your favorite department store.   Most of the time is was the same selections of sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers that we see at all the other department store. 

When shopping on line your possibilities are endless, your choices can some times be over whelming, but its well worth the hunt. 

If you don’t mind a little wait for your goods, at The Trendy Bed.com we offer you choices that you can only find on line or from your custom designers.   If you can dream it up, we can make it.

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site that truly specializes just on the BEDROOM!

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11 Tips for Spring Cleaning…

I saw this in the Home and Gardens newsletter that I get and I wanted to share,  great Spring Cleaning check list.   Don’t expect to get it done in one weekend – Make it a goal for the month of April..

Get Organized:   Kick off your spring cleaning by getting organized:  Pick up and eliminate clutter in each room before you start cleaning.   Try placing a cardboard box and two or three garbage bags in each room you’re de-cluttering.  Fill the bags while you sort through your shelves, cabinets, and closets.

Donate and Store:  Donate old books, magazines, toys, and clothes that you do not wear to charity, or fill a box for your next garage sale and use the money to take the family out to dinner as a reward for the hard work.   If you can’t bear to give away the old magazines and book, box them up and store them in a good dry location.

Make a Wardrobe Transition:  Now that the warm weather is almost upon us, have your winter clothes cleaned and stored until next year.  Consider storing clothes at a dry cleaner if you don’t have enough space – check first if they do this, and what the costs – hate to have them sell your clothes because you didn’t pick them up for six months…  Put away all the gloves, winter clothing items, and boots so you’ll have plenty of space for spring clothing.

Women making bed

Women making bed

Freshen Bedroom:   Rotate and flip your mattresses.  Wash blankets or comforters or take them to be cleaned.   Pull out your Down or heavy comforter from your Duvet Cover, wash Duvet Cover and store your Comforter in a good Bedding Storage Bag for the Spring and Summer months.   Wash mattress pad and bed skirt.  Now is the time to change that bed skirt if you need a new one!   Freshen up your room with a new color by adding a bed skirt, pillow shams, and some new window treatment to give your room a new look.

Clean Floors & More:  Wash and / or wax floors, depending on their material. Deep clean rugs or have them professionally cleaned.  Wash the baseboards, vacuum upholstery and draperies.  Dust and wax Wood furniture, and flip sofa and chair cushions.

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Clean Up, Down, and All Around:  Clean light fixtures, ceiling  fans, and mirrors.  Dust or wash window blinds, replace bent or worn mini blinds.  Now is a good time to wash and iron curtains or have them cleaned.

Clean Your Bathrooms:  You may scrub your bathroom every week, but now it’s time to battle clutter and refresh old products.  Go through your medicine cabinet and safely discard any outdated products.  Replace worn bath mats, shower curtains, and liners, or wash and dry shower curtains and liners.

Clean Your Kitchen:  Take the time to clean out your pantry, kitchen cabinets, and drawers.  Wipe out and install fresh shelf paper.  Store or donate equipment – small appliances or cookware that you no longer use.  Discard stale spices or dated items such as baking powder.  Turn over your toaster and empty all the old bread crumbs or pull out the crumb trays if your toaster has them – could start fire!

Clean the refrigerator and freezer:  Vacuum the cooling coils under or behind your refrigerator.

Wash Your Windows:  Wash your windows inside and out. Use a commercial glass spray, or try a homemade solution of two tablespoons of ammonia or vinegar and a quart of water.  Then use lint-free cloths, strong paper towels, or crumpled newspapers to rub away streaks.  Don’t forget to clean storm windows and screens.

Evaluate Your Storage:  Assess the state of your storage areas, whether you have an attic, basement, garage, or storage shed.  Add shelving units and containers to create order.

Check Batteries and Stay Safe:  Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Perform all required safety checks.  If you do not own a fire extinguisher, purchase one.   Learn how to use it and keep it in the kitchen.

Visit The Trendy Bed.com, the one site for all your spring Trendy Bedding!

Cathy

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