What is a Duvet Cover?

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Cleaning your duvet cover is usually just as simple as cleaning sheets. You toss them inrepparttar washer and dryer as needed. Sincerepparttar 136674 duvet cover resides on top of your bed, washing it each season tends to be frequently enough for most people.

Duvet covers can be easily made too, from a pair of bed sheets actually. If you find a set of sheets you really like, or you love your current sheets so much you'd like to show them off, buy another two top sheets inrepparttar 136675 same style, then simply sew them together. Leave one end open to slide your comforter into, and put buttons, a zipper, or pretty ribbon ties on that open end.

© 2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard. This article is provided courtesy of the Stylish Beds section of The Do It Yourself Home Decorating Network - Visit StylishBeds.com for beautiful decorative duvet covers, comforters and more!

Make Your Home's Style Unique With Mix and Match Decor

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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4. Try different color shade combinations. If you're using primarily green inrepparttar bathroom design, try both a light and dark shade as previously mentioned. Testrepparttar 136673 colors out though, because sometimes one shade doesn't sit well next to another. Sometimes you can tell this instinctively by holding two items of different shades together inrepparttar 136674 store, but other times you'll need to actually buyrepparttar 136675 items and test them inrepparttar 136676 actual room itself. Anything that doesn't quite look or feel right inrepparttar 136677 overall room design can simply be returned torepparttar 136678 store.

5. Work with what you have. In our bathroom decor example,repparttar 136679 shades of green might not work well if you have pink walls and aren't able to change them when you're redecorating. If you have deep, dark wood cabinets and other accessories,repparttar 136680 darker green shades might makerepparttar 136681 room seem a bit too heavy and dark once you have all ofrepparttar 136682 new decorations in place.

6. Don't be afraid to try mixing decor styles. It's ok to have a Southwestern style towel set inrepparttar 136683 same bathroom as a seaside designed shower curtain for instance, because both styles tend to use earth toned colors.

7. Last but not least: If you can't find decor styles you like at regular stores, try shopping around at yard sales and flea markets. Even if you find just one interesting or unique piece that really catches your attention - that's a place to start. You can create an entire room's unique design and decor style by simply working fromrepparttar 136684 color and style of that one piece!

Remember that decorating your home is all about you. Your likes, dislikes, and lifestyle are what's most important. So be sure to inject a little bit of your own personality intorepparttar 136685 decor of your home, and your friends and family will be envious of your unique, stylish look!

© 2005, Kathy Burns-Millyard. This article is provided courtesy of The Do It Yourself Home Decorating Network - http://www.diyhomedecorating.com - a large and growing home decorating and decor website featuring articles, tips, advice, and popular home decor shopping.

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