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When Buying A New Bed, Size Matters

If you’ve never bought a bed before or haven’t purchased a new bed in the last 10 years, you’ll have an easier time shopping by remembering one simple thing – size matters. 

How big do you want your bed to be? First, consider your current needs.  Are you downsizing or upsizing? Do you want your

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Finding the Best Used Furniture

Finding great used furniture takes some digging – yard sales, consignment stores, antique malls, and more. Some items aren’t worth the trip home, so before you plunk you’re your money, consider some tips on what makes a smart buy in used furniture.

Dealista.QuickAndDirtyTips.com’s Linsey Knerl offers a short list of furniture to avoid; sofas and

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Choose Colors for Ambiance

Color personality tests are fun to take. Who doesn’t enjoy being told that they’re true blue or mellow yellow?

The color tests help confirm who you already know you are, or perhaps which shades you wear best, which you may also already know, but they may not help you when it comes to decorating your

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Color Identity – Red

Few colors are more attention-getting than red. As the most sensual of the primary colors, red represents the polar ends of emotion – from anger (seeing red) to joy (paint the town red) to love (my love is like a red, red rose.) It connotes passion, power, danger and celebration.

Red’s intensity is difficult to

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Keeping Kitchen Counters Clutter-free

Today’s kitchens are filled with all kinds of gastronomical gadgets, from coffee bean grinders to indoor rotisseries. You have everything you need to prepare five star cuisine, yet kitchen trends are leaning toward minimalism. That means you can show off your white marble countertops, commercial range and custom backsplash, if you put away the other

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How to Pop Monotone Décor

White on white or neutral on neutral is the usual way to do a monotone décor, but how do you make it memorable? You can enrich the look of a calming, neutral monotone décor with a little pop and sizzle.

Decorative pillows

This is an old designer trick, but it’s tricky to do it well.

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The Importance of Thread Count in Bed Linens

You spend one-third of your life between the sheets. What can make your sleeping experience more enjoyable? Buying better quality sheets is one answer. You can go for a higher thread count, but there is more you need to know. 

Thread count in bed linens is only about the number of threads per square inch

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Create a Homework Haven for Your Child

Hard work and dedication are keys to success, but so is having the right space to do homework. Children can truly benefit from working in a quiet haven away from distractions where they can be comfortable and productive. 

You can help your child create a homework haven. All you need is a dedicated space that

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Revitalize Your Home Office

Feeling overwhelmed as you try to get office work done at home? In as little as a few hours, your cluttered home office space can become an efficient machine, capable of maximizing your productivity, and ensuring better time management.


It’s all within easy reach. In fact, reach is one of the first concepts to

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