An eye-catching headboard is the ultimate bedroom statement piece. Believe it or not, there are more headboard styles out there than we can count, so we've whittled down — and broken down — the top 10 on our list right now.
While task lighting can be handy for reading in bed, a pretty pendant can cast a crowning glow that can completely change the feel of a bedroom. Pair it with the right headboard, and you'll have an eye-catching combination that will anchor your bed as the focal point of the room. The trick is to find a winning formula of pieces that are complementary with just the right amount of contrast. See which picks we're most anxious to pair and decide which combination suits your personal style!
Thirty-five percent of lilsugar readers said they moved their lil one out of their crib and into a bed when their tot was around two-years-old. It is a big switch that is both exciting and imposing for kids (and their parents), but it helps them gain a sense of self-independence that is necessary as they grow up. Before you make the move, take a look at the five things you should consider when creating a big kid bed.
I definitely associate the bed and bedroom with intimacy, but the comfy place where you usually get it on doesn't just have to be about passion and arousal. Here's a list of fun things you can do with your significant other that don't require you to strip down to your birthday suit.
For those pups who find safe havens in their crates, it helps to have a comfy cushion to come onto. North, who rests inside one during the day, prefers to drag his crate pad out as soon as I come home and bring it next to me in the living room . . . which means I need to put it back myself every time I leave. I'm thinking of upgrading with an investment in a heavy-duty version like these beautiful Luxury Dog Crate Mattresses ($60) instead of my current lightweight counterpart. Do you pamper a pet by placing a product like this inside his crate?
After a few months of serious dating, you and your boyfriend have moved into the staying-over-nearly-every-night phase. Things have actually been going exceptionally well relationshipwise, though you have noticed a few weird things on his part. Would it be worse if . . .
This: He just doesn’t seem to want you staying at his place, so you only stay at yours? Truth be told, you’ve never even seen the inside of his apartment, which only piques your curiosity (and concern).
Or . . .
That: He practically refuses to stay at your place even for a night? He claims he’s only comfortable at his place, but he doesn't seem to care that it's inconvenient for you.
If you suffer from allergies to dust, then I hereby excuse you from your bed-making duties. It turns out that a study from London's Kingston University shows that dust mites need humidity levels above 50 percent in order to survive. This means that a neat bed traps the moisture in that those pesky mites need in order to thrive and multiply. An unmade bed, on the other hand, is too dry for those little suckers. Try to remember this little tip in the upcoming Summer months when the air is especially humid. So leave your covers alone in the morning, and you'll have less dust mites living in your bed. Who knows? Not making your bed in the morning may even save you time for breakfast.
I'm a middle-of-the-bed sleeper — I always have been so when I do share a bed with someone, I'm that girl who hogs the sheets and the mattress! So whether you share your bed with your significant other, your dog or cat, or no one at all, tell me, what side of the bed to you claim as your own?
I like to watch television before bed after I soak in the tub; it’s my way of unwinding and getting to that sleepy place. Now, my roommate in college loved to talk. She could talk for hours before bed; it was her opportunity to process the things that had happened during the day and get everything off her chest. Sometimes she talked for so long, I couldn’t help drifting off. But of course, others like to read, talk on the phone, stick in some headphones, check email, or get physical with their bed buddy. So what about you? What’s your standard bedtime routine?