Bedroom Decor And Bedding Designing

The space in your home can be some of the most rewarding work that you can undertake. Your decor can reflect your spirit and style, and done correctly, it can speak to your very soul.

The most intimate space, and perhaps the most important, is the bedroom. Unfortunately, it is most often overlooked as it is not regularly seen by visitors to your home. Too often the rooms meant for entertaining guests take precedence over those nurturing private havens.

Choosing the theme of the bedroom decor can vary as much as personal style and depend upon the desired effect; calming or stimulating, meditative or invigorating, an intellectual retreat or a sensual hideaway. It is entirely up to you.

Horizontal Personalized 4x6 Photo Frame

Horizontal Personalized 4×6 Photo Frame

Beyond choosing the wall colors and furniture, you have important considerations to make concerning the textiles: rugs, pillows, and bedding.

The sumptuousness of these will directly affect the comfort of the room. The luxuriousness of sleeping on fine linens can not be overstated. The bedding is one area that you do not want to skimp on when you are furnishing your own nurturing space.

To properly outfit your bed, you will need a substantial mattress, a mattress pad, sheets, a blanket, a duvet or comforter, and pillows. The pillows’ firmness is entirely a matter of personal preference, but be sure they are of adequate number. The sheets, blankets, and duvet all provide an opportunity to contribute to the overall decor of the room, as well as to your physical comfort.

Some bedrooms’ decor are built around a fabulous comforter’s pattern and/or colors, while others leave the bed linens to play the role of accent pieces in the scheme. There is no right or wrong answer here, but be sure that you do not fall into the trap of purchasing something for its looks alone.

These pieces are to be functional as well. Too often people find themselves sleeping, or attempting to sleep, on inferior quality. Your days depend on your nights’ rest – splurge on fine bed linens.

Remember that other than your comfort and peace of mind, there really are no rules when it comes to creating your private sanctuary. Make it your own.

Yearly Guide For Anniversary Gift Giving

Is your anniversary here again? Don’t know what to buy your better half? Maybe the
anniversary gift guide can help. The guide has been updated with a few gift ideas to make
your shopping a little easier.

1st Anniversary- The first anniversary is the year of paper.
Paper gifts are not as boring as one may think. It can be as simple as a handwritten poem
or as lavish as an airline ticket.

2nd Anniversary – The second anniversary is cotton.

A good cotton gift is clothing. Personalizing it makes it even more special. Nowadays you
can personalize just about anything.

3rd Anniversary- The third anniversary gift is leather.
Wallets and purses are nice leather gifts. There are also tins of leather items that can be
personalized as well. (Ex. Personalized leather bracelets or briefcases)

4th Anniversary-
Linen is the fourth anniversary gift. Linen gifts include table linens and vacation linen
shirts also known as Guayaberas.

5th Anniversary- Wood is fifth anniversary gift. Gift ideas
range from gift baskets to furniture.

6th Anniversary- The sixth anniversary is iron. Iron
gifts include candleholders and metal rooster wall plaque.

Make Your Own Picture Frame 5X7 Desktop

Make Your Own Picture Frame 5X7 Desktop

7th Anniversary- Depending on who you ask, the seven year anniversary is either copper or wool.

Cooper gifts include vases and bowls. Wool gifts include sweaters and scarves.

Anniversary- Bronze is the eighth anniversary gift. Bronze gifts can be anything from a
candleholder or vase to a trinket or memorable keepsake being bronzed.

9th Anniversary-
Pottery is the ninth anniversary. Sculptures, vases and bowls are the most common of these
gifts. A great gift idea would be to enjoy a pottery class together.

10th Anniversary- Tin
or Aluminum is the gifts for 10 years of bliss. Jewelry boxes or tin gift containers filled
with goodies make great tin/aluminum gifts. Gift basket containers would be a great to
incorporate tin or aluminum.

11th Anniversary- Eleven years of marriage equal a gift of
Steel. Gifts can be anything from a stainless steel watch or pendant to stainless kitchen

12th Anniversary- Silk is the twelfth anniversary gift. Silk pajamas and sheets
are a wonderful gift. Robes and clothing are also great.

13th Anniversary- The thirteenth
anniversary is that of Lace. This anniversary gift’s element is more for the ladies. Lace
table linens, hankies and nightgowns are wonderful gifts of lace.

14th Anniversary- Ivory is
the gift fourteen years of marriage. Imagination is important for this gift giving year. An
ivory broche is a worldly gift for your wife and if your husband is open to anything, try
an ivory elephant tusk. Not likely huh? How about Ivory soap?

At least I tried.

15th Anniversary – Fifteen years of wedded bliss earn you Crystal.
Swarovski Crystals set in a pendant, watch or other piece of jewelry is a nice idea. For
the simple folk, a crystal vase or personalized champagne flutes add that touch of romance.

20th Anniversary- Twentieth Anniversary is the gift of China. That is pretty self

25th Anniversary- Twenty five years of marriage is also known as The Silver
Anniversary. Silver jewelry or nice jewelry boxes are always safe bets.

30th Anniversary-
Pearl is the gift of a thirty year anniversary. Pearls can be given as a necklace or placed
in a ring.

35th Anniversary- Coral or Jade is the gifts for this anniversary. You can find
coral gifts such as vases, sculptures, trays or games made or coral. Jade gifts are usually
jewelry like bracelets and earrings.

40th Anniversary- The fortieth year anniversary gift is
Ruby. Like many of the gifts, jewelry is a good gift.

45th Anniversary- Sapphires represent
forty years of marriage.


50th Anniversary- The Golden Anniversary is among one of the well known. Gold gifts
can be anything from jewelry to golden vases, cups, frames, figurines and other trinkets.

55th Anniversary- Emeralds are the gifts of this year. Jewelry is a common gift.

Anniversary- Sixty years of being married most certainly deserves Diamonds. What could be
better than diamond jewelry?

65th Anniversary- Blue Sapphires are the gifts of this year.
Once again jewelry is appropriate…it’s deserved!

70th Anniversary- Platinum gifts are
representative of seventy platinum years of marriage.

Platinum gifts include jewelry, music boxes, figurines and gift boxes.

75th Anniversary-
Once again Diamond is the gift of choice. After seventy five years of marriage, it is most
certainly deserving. Best gift…Jewelry!

80th Anniversary- Oak represents eighty years of
marriage. If you have been married eighty years than you marriage is stronger than oak.
Nevertheless a fantastic oak gift is Oak Home! If you can’t afford it, there are tons of
handmade oak gifts such as furniture, wall shelves and many more.

Flowers and gift baskets
are great gift ideas for those of the more modern times, no matter which anniversary you
are celebrating.

Unique Home Decor

Home accents and surroundings today offer much more opportunity for self expression. Don’

t be afraid to try something different. decorates my home with items that appeal
to my own individuality, than adhere to someone’s standards of what is the norm. Artisan
crafted products truly create the ability to make one’s castle their own. It is our hope
that by providing you with suggestions and ideas, we are encouraging you to enhance your
home in a style befitting your distinctive personality.

Custom Painted Bunting Bird Wall Art

Custom Painted Bunting Bird Wall Art

The charm of artisan crafted items is in the originality it provides.

Imagine decorating your bathroom in tropical decor, accented by a hand painted shower
curtain. The bathroom is the one room that is often overlooked, but it need not be. Add an
artistic designed mirror that reflects your unique persona. “One of the most exciting
changes you can make to a bathroom is the addition of a distinctive toilet seat” says Dawn
Fowler, co-owner of Unique Decor Online. “Believe it or not, there are many design
possibilities, including our line of limited edition lithograph seats. Our customers are
delighted by the whimsical characters that highlight our toilet seats.”

Decoupage is a
popular craft that turns ordinary items into incredible works of art. A simple glass bowl
becomes a cherished heirloom. You can turn a tray or platter into a relative’s favorite
gift. The possibilities are limitless, and the works created are quite stunning.

is another outstanding way to set your rooms off. Don’t be afraid to add color. Versatile
and vibrant, lamps are stylish accents that can turn a whole room around without much
effort. Lighting comes in many different shapes and sizes for table, floor, and ceiling.
There are many options and you are only limited by your imagination.

It’s a simple change that can make a dramatic change.

Don’t forget your walls! Everyone
has paintings and photos adorning their walls. Be different, add a piece of rooster metal wall art.
There are patterns available for everyone’s taste, so don’t be shy. Try something new and
out of the ordinary. Like the title says, don’t be afraid to step out of the box. You’ll
be rewarded with a home that is a representation of your unique personality.

Last, but not
least, simple accessories provide the finishing touch to your unique home. The small things
sometimes make the most difference.


There are many different types of
switchplates that can perk up a room while keeping within theme.

Picture Frames

Picture frames have become very popular over the past several years and there are literally
thousands of designs to choose from.


We can’t forget a very simple, yet important
addition to every home in the world. Everyone needs a clock, but it doesn’t have to be
your average run of the mill clock. Don’t settle for dull and boring, when you can have
unique and striking in appearance.

Christine Francis, co-owner of Unique Decor Online says “Another popular item that our
customer’s often request is our line of whimsical clocks. We have a large variety from
which to choose and each one is an artistic original design.”

There are many more accents which seem subtle, but really play an important role when decorating your home. We must not
forget the many styles of mirrors, outlet covers, fans and more. The possibilities really
are limitless. It is our mission to impart to everyone, don’t settle for ordinary, when
you yourself are extraordinary.