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How to Furnish a Man’s Crib

How to Furnish a Man’s Crib

Unlike women, men are not easily enticed by pretty and cute furnishings. Men, especially bachelors like it when their cribs ooze masculinity and this can be achieved by buying furnishings that have a lot of manliness in them. For instance, color schemes such as black and cream are great colors to work with when furnishing a man’s crib. Add a dash of decorative accessories for the sophisticated ambience. Masculine interiors are not only sexy, but they are also dramatic. Every bachelor wants to impress the girls that come to his crib. To add a special touch, you can incorporate bold shades such as coral pink on white. 

Men like having the finer things at home and you can use bespoke furnishings to create that spectacular ambience. A dull carpet will also do justice to the living room and add some coziness while still maintaining that masculine outlook. Speaking of bespoke, a bespoke storage unit goes a long way to hold items such as books, movie collections and electronics. Besides, a proper storage facility will ensure that the bachelor’s pad remains organized at all times. 

Incorporate hues that will bring the crib to life. Most men are color blind and you should make a point of advising the homeowner what colors will go well with his current décor. When creating a masculine ambience, ensure that you add a luxurious effect. Do not get carried away and end up creating a strict and too uptight ambience. 

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Tips for Bathroom Cabinets

Tips for Bathroom Cabinets

The bathroom is one of the most frequented areas in a home. However, today’s bathroom has taken a new role, as it is not only used for ablutions, but for relaxation too. The appearance and any component in this room must provide comfort. A neat bathroom also makes even the smallest of rooms to look more welcoming. Bathroom cabinets offer adequate storage space without compromising on the overall design of the bathroom. You have to choose the right to achieve the desired results. 

If you are looking for bathroom cabinets, it is important to assess the needs of the entire family. In most cases, everybody in the house will use this room. Hence, consider putting provisions for all their belongings. The bathroom cabinet should have enough drawers to hold all the essentials. There are many varieties in the market to choose from.

Most bathrooms are small, hence, if yours lacks in space, you will need to select a bathroom cabinet that is proportionate to your room. Upright bathroom cabinets are suitable for small spaces. They should be narrow, but rise all the way to the ceiling. This will save you much space, for placing other items. Other options include a corner bathroom cabinet. It maximizes space in a small bathroom, while looking cozy. As a rule of the thumb, take the dimensions of the bathroom before you go shopping.

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Choosing Perfect Window Drapes

Choosing Perfect Window Drapes

A good number of homeowners have neglect and deny their windows some upgrades even after redecorating. Windows too just like any other aspect of the home deserve to be accorded the attention that they rightfully deserve. Window drapes can be used to create a beautiful ambience in your home and the number of fashionable drapes in the market will impress you. Remember that window drapes have the power to transform a home from plain to spectacular. In order to settle for the perfect drapes, determine the styles and decorations in relation to the existing décor. 

When shopping for the drapes, do not mix and match your drapes. You can either try simple, cozy or flashy window drapes to create a little haven. The trick is to complement the overall décor of the home. Please note that dark window drapes create a dull and squeezed atmosphere while brightly colored window drapes create an illusion of space. Consider the style of the window drapes that you want. 

Here are other tips that should be considered when selecting window drapes:

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Creating the perfect sitting area

Creating the perfect sitting area

A bedroom is a place of calm retreat and thus deemed to be cozy and welcoming. Arranging furniture appropriately around the room is very important in order to have sufficient space to move and feel at ease.You should make maximum use of the dimensions of your room and space available to properly plan the exact place to put a piece of furniture.


An ideal addition to a bedroom would be a sitting area that allows you to relax and do some non-strenuous activities before bed. You could either want to watch a good movie, read a good book or simply curl up with a relaxing drink and have some interesting conversations before bed. One can picture the idyllic lounge area but it will all depend on the amount of space one wishes to allocate to that intimate area. You should also choose appropriate lighting for you sitting area. If you are using it for reading, you will require a well-lit room. You can choose an overhead lamp or a ceiling lighting for the whole room, depending on your preference.


A person who has a very spacious bedroom can afford to have a wide sitting area with lounge chairs or love seats in front of a TV screen. Alternatively, one can also opt to put wide sofa seats or simply some chairs.A small desk can also be included if you want to make notes, check your mails or indulge in some crossword puzzles. It all depends on the purpose of the sitting area and the number of people you want to accommodate. If you have kids, it can be a place for them to watch TV instead of sitting on your bed. However, if there is a lack of space in your room, you can instead simply put a chair or a couch. This modest piece of furniture adds an amazing touch to your entire setting and brightens the whole room.You can also choose to invent your own intimate sitting area by simply putting a small mattress in a corner of the room over a rug and make it comfortable by accessorizing with pillows and cushions.

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Choosing the perfect theme and bed sheets

Choosing the perfect theme and bed sheets

The color you choose for the walls of your bedroom is as important as the bed linen that clothes your bed. Your bedroom should have a main theme, depending on the things that appease and define you. It is advisable to choose a theme that naturally draws you in and induces you to relax and feel most calm as the bedroom is your safe haven. For example, a person who loves the seaside may choose to paint his walls the color of the ocean and add wave effects. For kids, you can use glow-in-the-dark star shaped stickers to adorn the ceiling and walls. If you are not sure about a color theme for your bedroom, the best thing do is to look into your wardrobe. You will definitely find the colors that suit you the most in there by your choice of favorite clothes.

Furthermore, the bed linen can either match or contrast the overall theme of the room. Bed sheets come in a variety of colors, designs and fabrics. Choosing the right fabric for your bed sheet is of utmost importance for your comfort. Some types of fabric you can choose from are listed below:


Cotton is the most widely used fabric as it is affordable, very durable and soft. Egyptian cotton is the most luxurious and high quality cotton because of its long fiber. Other popular cotton types which have very smooth textures are the Pima cotton and the Sea Island cotton.


Polyester is another material that is used in bed sheets. It is usually interwoven with cotton to provide a more durable fabric compared to a purely synthetic polyester fabric. The latter is usually very stiff and uncomfortable. Fabric blends are typically combinations of different types of fibers including cotton, silk and polyester, in order to produce more long-lasting fabrics. They are very popular and widely available.

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