Tips On Buying Quilts

I would consider buying quilts a 'big purchase'. Why? It's expensive and its also one bedding that you will want to use for a lo... thumbnail 1 summary
I would consider buying quilts a 'big purchase'. Why? It's expensive and its also one bedding that you will want to use for a long time. It's not something disposable. Quilts are a great comfort and provides warmth and if that is not enough reason, then think that quilts would also add another spark or an interesting element to your bedroom decor.

What exactly is a quilt and how does it differ from your other beddings? Quilts are distinct because they are used to cover your bed. It consists of three layers, a back fabric, the soft batting and the top fabric. All these layers are stitched together, and the stitching often follows the design of the top most fabric. Quilts are either hand or machine sewn.

Buying Tips:


  • Familiarize yourself with the different quilts. One great place to start learning about them is the net. Browse online shops and before long you'll be brimming with information about quilts. Also visit, your local crafts stores, home stores..
  • Having done a bit of research, you'd be at least knowledgeable about the budget you need. There are collectible quilts which could come in pricey like antique quilts. There are also not so pricey decorative quilts like those commemorating an occasion. 
  • Quilts hand made by Amish and Mennonites or in the Appalachian regions of the US fetch a hefty price. The general rule is that, entirely hand made quilts are more pricey and usually doesn't go below $300.

A Decorative Accent Find: Sarah Containers

I love the aged finish. This would indeed make a find accent on your living room. Made of glass and metal with an aged ivory finish with bla... thumbnail 1 summary
I love the aged finish. This would indeed make a find accent on your living room. Made of glass and metal with an aged ivory finish with black undertones and a light gray wash..



Find this at Smart Bargains

Easy Decorating Tips for Fall/Autumn Season

I'm currently living in the tropics, no fall/autumn here but still these months it gets colder so I think this tips would apply to us as... thumbnail 1 summary
I'm currently living in the tropics, no fall/autumn here but still these months it gets colder so I think this tips would apply to us as well. So gone, are the summery, warm days and here we are settling in on an increasingly colder season.

It's quite easy to decide on the color palettes you want to make use of for the cooler months of autumn. See...



It's time to shelve those cheery, summer colors and go for rich and warm tones to give us that oh! so cozy feeling inside our homes. Of course, you need not change your entire decor just to remove it when the season ends. By simply adding some bit and pieces of decor and accents, it will give us that cozy autumn vibe without costing megabucks.Here's some not so expensive yet cool tips:

  • Swap your usual table covers with ones with autumn inspired prints! Check out these items from Target.com






  • If changing your table cloth is not your thing, then why not pick a neutral colored table cloth and just add in these autumn themed accents?
 from Gumps
  • Re-arrange your furniture! Create a cozier living arrangements, group some seats together with a coffee/side table nearby.

  • Candles adds a warm glow to any room. So, go on take out those candles lounging on your storage cabinets and warm up your home.

 from West Elm
  • Get out those warm area rugs and cover hard floors to warm your chilled feet. 
 available at Horchow

  • Decorative pillows make great accents...
 from NapaStyle
  • Tack on some autumn inspired wall decor and artwork..

 both from World Market
  • Change your floral centerpiece to something that's themed Holloween! Check out these assorted items and get inspired..



from Horchow

Also check out Better Homes and Garden for some excellent articles and tips on decorating for autumn and fall. See also these guide books for home decorating from Amazon.com

Beddings for Little Girls Below $60

They are cute! and very hard to resist.. Lol! But beddings for kids can easily be outgrown, unless you have dozens of kids, its really a goo... thumbnail 1 summary
They are cute! and very hard to resist.. Lol! But beddings for kids can easily be outgrown, unless you have dozens of kids, its really a good idea to shop around for good bargains when it comes to beddings. Since I have a little girl, I've been searching online for pretty, cute beddings for her and of course, I need to put out a price ceiling for any purchase I make.

Here's some pretty girls beddings I found from Overstock Home and Garden. I'll be featuring some boys beddings sometime soon, but girl's get to have the spotlight first ;)

Cosmo Girl 'Pretty in Pink' 3-piece Comforter Set - $53.99

Cow Girl Pink 5-piece Bed in a Bag with Sheet Set - $56.99


'Butterfly Flourish' Twin-size Bed in a Bag with Sheet Set - $57.99


Sunny Day Quilt Set - $56.99


Sunny Stripe 3-piece Quilt Set - $39.99

Pink Twister 3-piece Quilt Set - $59.99


Reversible 'Anna' Butterfly Patch 3-piece Quilt Set - $55.99

Gracie Cotton Quilt Set - $36.99

Benches and Ottomans with Storages from SmartBargains

Lacking space? This could be a great solution: benches and ottomans also functioning as storages! And another great thing is that, these fin... thumbnail 1 summary
Lacking space? This could be a great solution: benches and ottomans also functioning as storages! And another great thing is that, these finds are not expensive. I have this justifiable bias towards home furnishings with additional functionalities. As homes now grow a lot more smaller, we should then also be on the lookout for home furniture that saves us not just money but also that much needed space.

Items available at SmartBargains.

Benjamin Faux Leather Brown Storage Bench - $119.98.


Lorraine Red Leather Storage Bench - $179.98



Classic Bench With Storage Shelf & Baskets - $199.99


Russell Red Round Ottoman with Storage - $59.98


Jasper Red Storage Ottoman with Bonus Ottoman - $59.99



Alexis Embossed Cream Leather Storage Ottoman - $179.98

Lovely Greens From Viva Terra

Can you blame me for wanting this? I love having indoor plants! For me, they just add a living quality to any room. Like the very place is b... thumbnail 1 summary
Can you blame me for wanting this? I love having indoor plants! For me, they just add a living quality to any room. Like the very place is breathing just because its there. While surfing the net this afternoon, I chanced upon this website - VivaTerra and it has an awesome offering of terrariums that I was just felt so giddy and couldn't help but post about it here..


Magical Air Plant Garden..Believe me, this is so low maintenance! Even if you don't possess a 'green thumb' you can easily care for this..


Zen Airplant Garden - so tranquil.. this is just the perfect gift..



Air Plant Terrariums - a great accent on top of your desk or your foyer table, or just anywhere you want to have a bit of green..



Understated and Uber Pretty Duvet Covers from WestElm

How I love this! I'm pretty obsessive about collecting beddings, something I probably got from my mom who is an obsessive collector of b... thumbnail 1 summary
How I love this! I'm pretty obsessive about collecting beddings, something I probably got from my mom who is an obsessive collector of bedsheets, duvets, pillowcases and quilts. I love duvets with elegant, simple prints and lovely neutral colors.

I've had a grand time again exploring one uber lovely online shop WestElm and searching through their duvet and quilt collection. Here's just some of my picks.. I love these coz they can easily match up any decor. I'm simply not into beddings in explosive colors since I usually think of my bed and bedroom as a place to relax and unwind. So I prefer really toned-down shades and prints..

Vintage Bird Duvet Cover + Shams - I seriously want this!!! Lovely minimalist and would work well for a guy or a girl's room..



Ethnic Embroidered Duvet Cover + Shams - Err, I'm known to favor contemporary geometric lines so no wonder this made it here.. Love it!




Pyramid Duvet Cover + Shams - Mix and match with items in a lighter or darker shade and you've got a winner here.



Square-Tuck Duvet + Shams - simple and very very elegant..I just love the one in sage.







Reversible Retro Plaid Duvet + Shams - don't you just love plaid prints? I do! They are just so retro and hip!


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