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Jan 9

Video: How to Fold Hospital Corners

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Though it’s a daily task some of us may dread (or even avoid altogether), making the bed each morning gives us a space that’s all the more inviting come bedtime. In fact, some research suggests that making your bed every day can actually result in a better night’s sleep – it seems those tidier surroundings contribute to an inner peace. Plus, sliding under crisp, smooth sheets just feels so much nicer than rooting around a jumbled pile of linens trying to find the right covers.

Jan 8

Video: How to Stuff a Duvet

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Luxury hotels and interior designers alike have long considered duvet covers an ideal way to dress beds – and we have to agree. Not only does a duvet cover protect your down comforter and help it to last for years, it also gives you greater decorating flexibility. Simply swap out your existing cover for a fresh one when the seasons change or whenever the mood strikes. Even better, duvet covers tend to be an easy-care option. Since they have no batting or fill, they can usually be machine-washed at home and won’t take up much storage space in your linen closet.

Jan 6

Video: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

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Probably no laundry task is more frustrating than attempting to fold a fitted sheet. Those elasticized edges and the puffy corners they create make it seemingly impossible to achieve a nice, flat fold. If we’re being honest, many of us just give up, wadding the sheet into a misshapen ball, shoving it into the back of the linen closet, and hoping the resulting wrinkles aren’t too bad.

Jan 3

Easy Tips for Cleaning Metal Accessories Around Your Home

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How to Clean Metals

‘Tis the season for decorating as you brighten and spruce up your home for the holidays and the new year. Whether you’re bringing cherished keepsakes out for display or changing your home’s seasonal theme and switching pieces for a few months, winter is the perfect time for updating every room in your home.

Jan 2

How to Organize a Linen Closet

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How to organize a linen closet

Do you find yourself tugging at a towel from a jumbled mound of linens threatening to topple out? Is it a struggle to find a matching set of sheets on laundry day? Is your linen closet jammed with so many linens you hardly use that you can’t find the ones you need? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then it’s time to reorganize your linen closet.

Sep 6

How to Select the Right Size Chandelier

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Often, the trick to good interior design is about sizing up your choices and less about the decoration of the piece. This is especially important when selecting a chandelier for your dining room. Even the most fabulous chandelier, if too large, will simply overwhelm the room.

Mar 4

Inspired Porch Makeover

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When we paired the winner of our Porch Makeover contest with award-winning designer, Amy D. Morris, we knew we would love the outcome. We also learned a few tricks along the way.