Comparing mattresses can feel like comparing apples to oranges, since everyone has a finely tuned preference for what sends them off to snoozeville. Some want to sleep like Aslan on the stone table in Narnia; others prefer to feel like they're sinking in a vat of quicksand.
Unless you have the luxury of an oversized closet — or can live with three turtlenecks and two pairs of jeans, Steve Jobs style — conquering your closet is a necessity. Below are some small closet products that will not only help you organize your clothing, shoes and accessories, but also add storage space and beautify your closet.
Don't have enough room for books? Store them neatly near your bed and crate a very nowledgeable headboard. Or open up the books and post them on the wall, for easy access to any famous quote. Mirrors, wallpapers, old wooden panels, an aquarium and even skis- when it comes to designing your perfect headboard, there are no limitations. Unless your sleep partner is not all that much into extravagant bedroom features- you guys should probably have a chat first. From traditional to modern, the headboard ideas below will surprise and inspire you. As usual, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know which design is your favorite!
In the spirit of highly individual design, the 'Be Yourself' contest, brainchild of industry leaders, challenged visualizers to create the ultimate bathroom. This concept by Deluxe Home Creation Studio was the viewer's favorite and it's not difficult to see why. However, starting with images of grandeur is not such a bad idea. Even for a personal/residential project it is possible to gain inspiration from images such as these and scale them down to fit comfortably within standard spaces, keeping elements such as a simple water feature or simulated rain shower as part of the fundamental ideal.
Each material seems carefully chosen to accent the brighter portions of the color palette. Yellow brings out the sunny tones of the wood, and the polished coppery bronze seems to reflect the depth of the orange. Other accents are more subtle but still fall along the spectrum of spicy appetizing hues – the deep carmine radio and coffee grinder and sage green scale are just two gorgeous examples.
An LED light is a closet necessity for many reasons. The quality of light this battery-powered fixture emits is excellent, replicating bright daylight. Your space will look bigger, clothing colors will read true and you'll be able to more easily see what's in your closet.
Yellow is a bold design choice, but it's popular in adventurous kitchens for a good reason – it's a cheerful color full of energy and optimism, associated with cleanliness and freshness. Part of this energetic perception contributes to its association with the marketing of healthy foods. It's appetizing! Yellow is the color of ripe bananas and fresh citrus fruits like tart pineapples and lemons. And if you're working with an especially dark kitchen, there's simply no better way to brighten the space and let this warm natural tone bring nature to you. Check out our yellow room inspiration post to see ideas for the rest of the home.
If you have the space, float a dresser, cabinet or desk in the room with enough space to open the drawers on one side and with the back of the furniture piece as your headboard. The best part is that you can sit lamps or other objects on the dresser to shine over you when reading in bed. If you're dresser back is unfinished, paint it or line it with wallpaper.
Giving the breakfast bar area a separate wood finish creates a relaxing separation from the kitchen's countertop and a comfortable place for guests to relax while dinner is being prepared. A butcher block countertop is a dream come true for any chef, making quick work of chopping and aging beautifully over time. Black and white is always chic as evidenced in this kitchen/breakfast bar space that's perfect for one or hopefully two.
The eye can't help but be drawn to the pretty pastel wall art in this living room. You don't even miss the TV. A cool, neutral color palette keeps this living room simply chic. An area rug is one thing, but painting an entire section of wall in a contrasting color really drives home the point that this living room is separate from the rest of the home.