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Left side: a room stripped down to the studs and foundation. Right side: Fully furnished and made over bedroom.
Sometimes, to create the ultimate bedroom retreat, a top-to-bottom transformation is needed.
Creating the bedroom of your dreams need not come with a nightmare-inducing price tag. Here's how to get it done on the cheap.
Interior designer Patrick Sutton retreated to his guest bedroom to escape the early morning sun. Sleeping on a new bed inspired fresh ideas about how to increase comfort.
Perfectly made bed in a guest bedroom
Follow these seven steps to create perfectly cozy guest room decor that will help your guests settle in and enjoy amazing sleep.
So, you've bought a new mattress, but the task of refreshing your bed is far from done. While building the sleep sanctuary you deserve may seem straightforward, there are various things to consider, from box springs to linens to pillows.
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Plus the best way to clean your sheets, duvet cover, mattress, pillows and more.

1. Make sure your bedding is fresh

Dust mites, dirt, and dead skin cells can build up over time. Don't let them be your oldest bed partners.

2. Do bed-related laundry once a week

Rule of thumb: Wash anything your body touches once a week. For other items, follow our laundry guidelines.

3. Vacuum around your bed

Did you know your curtains are dust-collecting culprits too? Keep them on your to-do list when vacuuming.

4. Practice literal sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene here means habits and practices that keep you sleeping well. Follow these foundational tips.
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Let’s be honest: guest rooms often play second fiddle to primary bedrooms. But shouldn’t your visitors – from distant relatives to close friends – also feel at home in a comfy, cozy space?
Bedroom interior in the night
Interior designer Patrick Sutton describes two subtle elements that make a sleep space cozy.
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Thanks to a jet-setting dad, Patrick Sutton was exposed to luxurious hotels all over the world at a young age. Now he designs them himself. He shares some of his top tips for creating the best bedroom.
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Following a few simple feng shui rules in your bedroom can help you create a sanctuary for sleep and serenity.
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Could a consistent sleep schedule be the key to a more content life? Our experts say it could definitely help.
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