The impending change of seasons begs for more than just a wardrobe makeover. Hello, new home décor!

1. What does your bedroom say about you? (It has to say something.)

2. Chic bathrooms. Surprisingly, this isn’t an oxymoron.

3. Don’t tell, but we always put our feet on the living room couch.

4. The foyer is your first chance to make an impression. Make it good.

5. Our favorite part of the dining room? The food. Obviously.

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August 20, 2013

 
With the New Year on the horizon, we can’t help but think of ways to start everything off fresh. From sheets to shams and everything in between, all the questions you ever had about thread count are answered right here. Read up, then choose your perfect thread count in our Sink In & Sleep Tight: Sheets by Thread Count Boutique (and prepare to hit snooze).

Our Sink In & Sleep Tight: Sheets by Thread Count Boutique opens Friday, December 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 21, 2012

Whether you’re entertaining out-of-towners for the holidays or looking to spruce up your own sleeping space, follow these easy at-home tips to create a bedroom that’s all about relaxation.

1. Make the bed. It may sound obvious, but if you’re anything like me, you know how temping it can be to throw that comforter over a pile of jumbled sheets and call it a day. Get into the habit of making the bed right after you brush your teeth, and after a long, tiresome day, it will feel as if housekeeping stopped by to tuck in your covers.

2. Stick with one color palette, & upgrade your thread count. Nothing feels more like a hotel room than crisp, white, freshly washed linens, but a soothing sky blue or neutral tone will have the same stress-relieving effect. And if there’s one thing to splurge on in the bedroom, it’s the sheets (not the TV). Up that thread count, or choose a luxury cotton like Egyptian or Supima.

3. Fresh flowers. We don’t often think of buying flowers if we’re not entertaining or greeting someone special, but a freshly cut bouquet perched on a bedside table or vanity circulates oxygen and heightens the room by adding color and pleasing aromas.
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November 20, 2012

The hotel stay is one of the best, but often overlooked, parts of travel or vacationing. After a long day of sightseeing, soaking up rays, or networking at a conference, there’s nothing better than returning to a clean, stylish hotel room and slipping cozily between fresh sheets.

It’s not difficult to come home to such comfort in daily life. Besides completing the obvious (yet easy-to-neglect) basic household chores, use these tips to recapture that pristine hotel feeling – without getting on a plane.

Basic, Neutral Linens
Outfit your bed with a neutral or white duvet and sheets. Stick to the basics, and your bedroom will feel bright, neat, and inviting – three major perks of the hotel vibe. Also, stock your bathroom with tidy, matching towels to keep it looking immaculate.

Lots (And We Mean Lots) Of Pillows
Though I shove aside at least half the pillows on hotel beds before catching Zs, I appreciate their chic, classy appearance. Mix it up with varying (but complementary) sizes, textures, and patterns for a serious bedroom upgrade.

Furniture Reboot
To give your space a grand, serene appearance, invest in a large armoire and conceal your TV inside. Or, consider placing a pedestal table and chairs in a corner of your bedroom – it’s much more relaxing to take in the morning paper and a coffee when you’re lounging in comfort.

Fresh Flowers
Immediately brighten up any room by adding a vase of fresh flowers (or a living plant – white orchids are my favorite) to your nightstand or tabletop. Though this is easier in spring and summer, mums are a welcome treat during the off-season.

Pint-Sized Goodies
Who doesn’t love those adorable mini lotions and pillow chocolates? Pick up a few fancy travel-sized shampoo and conditioner bottles for guests to use – or just to switch up your tub décor. Keep the chocolates in a crystal dish (rather than on your pillow) to add sparkle and class.

Get started on hotel-ing out your home and visit The Rue Sleep-In: Whit & Alex, Villa 408, & coza Boutique, opening Tuesday, October 23, at 8PM ET.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2012

The season of visitors is not far off, so readying those guest rooms is of the utmost importance. And for those of us with very little redecorating time on the agenda? An overhaul of those extra spaces is just not in the cards. But, with a few small updates, any seemingly forgotten room takes on a whole new (cozy) feeling – just in time for the relatives to arrive.

Belle Epoque Baby Alpaca Throw
Stock the closet with luxurious throws to make guests feel right at home.

SEI Portable Indoor/Outdoor Gel Fuel Fireplace
Is there anything cozier than a bedside fire? This portable fireplace warms up any room and creates a welcoming ambiance.

Saro Faux Fur Decorative Pillow
Add this fuzzy number to chairs and pullout couches to up the cuddle factor.

Our Make It Cozy: Throws, Rugs, & Bedding Boutique, opens Saturday, October 20, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 20, 2012

Like in fashion, everyone has a sleeping style all their own. I, for one, can’t get some good shut-eye without an abundance of super-soft blankets and pillows at my disposal, while others may opt for a more simple approach. In honor of all the diverse sleepers out there, this quiz answers that burning question – what style of bedroom is perfect for you?

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October 19, 2012