Archive for September, 2009

casey-11-wood-daybed,daybed with finials,roll our trundle,If you’re looking around for furniture and considering a  buying a daybed you might be overwhelmed. There are as many choices out there as there are ways to decorate a room.

Here is a guide to daybed bedding to help you make a choice:

A daybed is nothing more than a really functional couch. You can use it as an extra bed or as a living room accent piece. Some daybeds even pull out to turn into a larger bed. If space is limited in your home a daybed can help make a room more functional; a daybed turns a living room into a bedroom!

There are a lot of options for the actual bedding part of the daybed. One is to use decorative throw pillows as a backrest. Of course there are daybeds that have a built in padded back piece too. Even a back piece is optional.

There are  daybeds  that  have a small arm chair sort of back rest, othere have a full blown couch look, and there are even ones that look just  like a swanky psychologist’s couch with a gentle S curve.

For functional daybeds you can use a twin mattress and then cover it with a tight fitted sheet to match any décor.

Stone Cottage Daybed SetStyle wise they can be made with any sort of framework. From minimalist utilitarian steel tubing to a funky contemporary design, to a rustic rough-hewn wood there is a style frame for any decor.

There are plenty of other options available. You can go with a futon, sleeper sofa or a purely decorative upholstered daybed.

What it all boils down to is what looks best in your home.

Do you need functionality or just an extra couch?

Whatever the reason, a day bed can help liven up any home while giving you the functional aspect of having an extra bed on hand.

Once you have decided on the style of daybed that suits your home, you will find lots of daybed bedding available with which to dress it up and complete a totally coordinated look.

All you need to do is grab a coffee and take the time to  browse online  for what works just right for you and your decor.

Here is an example of a handy daybed with a trundle for even more bed space.

Traditional Style Oak Finish Daybed with Trundle

ralph-lauren-logo-pillowThe Ralph Lauren Logo jumbo pillow is recommended by consumers for those who want style and class combined with comfort and practicality.  A 100% cotton shell surrounding polyester fiberfill makes this pillow machine washable.

Most people buying this product were looking for an extra firm pillow and usually had trouble finding one. These consumers were very pleased when they found the advertising to be correct, and the pillows really were extra firm. They reported that finding this Ralph Lauren pillow put an end to their frustrating pillow searches.

One person stated she found it a quality extra firm pillow and a great buy. Another said he used to suffer from neck pain, and with this pillow, he can sleep with no discomfort. Still others found the extra firm pillows were harder than they wanted and did not find them comfortable.

While most people who used this product wanted the extra firmness in their pillows, some may have benefited from trying a different firmness level, such as the medium or regular pillows. All who specifically were shopping for an extra firm pillow, however,  seemed to find this one quite comfortable.

Most found the pillows held up well with regular use. They did not pack down or become lumpy, and they were not overly fluffy. One person did have a problem with her pillows becoming shapeless after several months of use.

Even with repeated use over time, most who used this pillow found it was worth keeping. The jumbo size negated the need for additional pillows and made the $20 price tag well worth it. A solid five star rating for this product

Bedroom Table and Bedside Lamp & ShadeThere are a easy ways to figure out how to use lighting effectively in your bedroom. You have a couple of different choices – overhead lights, table lights and floor lamps. Each piece can offer a different lighting option to tie together any bedroom décor.

Overhead lights: these are the most common standard bedroom fixtures. You can go as elaborate as your budget desires. A good option is to choose multi bulb fixtures. Using multi bulb fixtures offers two benefits. First off when a bulb burns out you aren’t left sitting in the dark until you get a chance to replace it. Second they let you shed more light on the entire room. For added ambience install a dimmer switch on the lights.

Table lights: Table lights work great on a nightstand. If you like to read in bed at night you will need a lamp with an adjustable neck. Once you have the table lamp you need a bulb for it. For reading try going with a bulb that has a more natural light similar to sunlight. It’s a bit more costly but will be much easier on your eyes.

Floor lamps: Floor lamps can help shed light into dark corners of any room. For subdued lighting use a lamp that has an upward facing shade. This will allow light to spill out indirectly and eliminate any glare. The other option is to go with a directed beam floor lamp that you can use to accentuate a piece of art or even provide extra lighting for a dressing table.

Overhead, table and floor lamps are your three basic choices when choosing how to effectively light your bedroom.  They’re available in any shape style and design to fit your own personal tastes. Choosing the right lighting combination will bring extra warmth and beauty into the bedroom suite.