Monday, March 23, 2015

Bringing Home Baby - Tips For The Nusery

There are so many emotions that come with expecting a newborn. Nothing can quite prepare you for the task of taking care of a new baby, but here are some things you can do to get your nursery ready and feel more comfortable for your new arrival.

Paint the Nursery

Painting is an easy and affordable way to get a nursery ready. Whether you go for a gender specific pink & blue or a neutral color, painting a room will provide the room with warmth and personality. Accessorizing the space is a great way to feel like you are connecting with the baby before its arrival.

Hang Window Treatments

Not only will window treatments add to the decor of the nursery, but getting drapes with black-out lining will help assist with a newborn's sleep cycles. Preventing light from entering through a window will create a calm, dark environment at night while letting the sun shine in during the day.

Invest in a Comfortable Chair

There will be many nights that you will be snuggling up with your newborn, trying to rock them back to sleep. A comfortable chair will be an important investment that will make the time with your child more enjoyable. Pick a neutral fabric that can grow with the child's room decor as they age.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Window Treatments

Spring is in the air, so now is the time to clean those window treatments you've been ignoring for the past year. If you have no time to spare or can dedicate some time to do a complete cleaning, we have some spring cleaning tips for you!

Tip #1: If you don't have a ton of extra time to clean your window treatments, gently shake them instead of taking them down to remove dust. Follow it up with a vacuum attachment, moving from top to bottom. You can also use hair dryer on a non-heat setting to blow dust off.

Tip #2:  Some drapes and curtains must be professionally dry cleaned. Be sure to check the fabric washing instructions before you proceed with any cleaning.

Tip #3: If you decide to wash your window treatments at home, be sure to use the gentle cycle on the washer and remove from the dryer while they are slightly damp to avoid shrinking. Instead of washing your window treatments, you can run drapes or valances through an air-fluff cycle in the dryer with a damp towel. Run for about 15 minutes and hang immediately after.