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Does Thread Count Really Matter?

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Sferra Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Does a high thread count ensure a better night’s sleep? Thread count is best used as a qualifier for comparing different products within the same brand, this means that a set of 300 thread count sheets from a luxury brand such as Sferra, will offer a tremendous feel, however not as nice as, say, a set of 600 thread count sheets from that same brand.

Thread count is nothing more than the number of threads per square inch. Even that number is somewhat misleading because it says nothing about the strength of the sheet in question. Two sets of sheets, both with a 1200 thread count, could be vastly different in terms of durability. Consider the ply, or number of layers. While both have a 1200 thread count, one has a 600 double-ply, the other a 1200 single-ply. Meaning the durability will be better in the set of sheets with a double-ply. Continue reading

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Boys Bedrooms Designs – Camo & Comfort, Plus Other Cool Combos

He’s your future astronaut, all-star center fielder and cowboy, all rolled into one. A boy’s imagination is reflected in the wide range of bedroom decor designs available. Depending on your little guy’s age and interests, you can transform his old bedroom into a welcome retreat.

And you’ll know you’ve knocked it out of the park with his new room when your son asks friends to stay for a sleepover. If it’s THAT cool, he’ll want to show it off to his buddies!

The Home Decorating Co. offers endless boys bedroom design possibilities. Let’s look at three trendy options.

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Boys’ Bedrooms Designs – Camo & Comfort, Plus Other Cool Combos

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Bedroom Ideas for Girls

Your daughter is ready for a new bedroom. And what your little princess wants, she usually gets. If you’re stumped for design ideas, you’ve come to the right place. The Home Decorating Co. offers plenty of comfortable, affordable bedding options that make a great base to build an entire room from. We can supply the furniture and fashionable accents – the design is up to you!

Here is a trio of chic bedroom ideas that any girl will love.

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Let’s face it – every girl has dreamed of becoming a princess. With a royal-themed makeover, you can turn any bedroom into a worthy retreat. Colors and fabric types work in harmony for this type of room; think bold pink hues paired with a billowy cotton comforter. If you’re going the royal bedroom route, try our Royal Princess bedding collection, with style and support fit for a queen. With this comforter, every night is truly happily ever after!

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The Ultimate Guide to Bedding Size Chart

Guide to Bedding Size Chart

Guide to Bedding Size Chart

The Ultimate Guide to Bedding Size Chart

When it comes to selecting the best bedding for your cozy place of rest, size is everything. You don’t want a too small comforter or an enormously large bedspread, as that would completely hinder your comfort and upset your ability to sleep well. Customizing your bedding to your liking has no set rules, so feel free to get creative, layering several different blankets and blanket types.

A bedspread and comforter can be used interchangeably, but they are two distinct types of blankets. A bedspread is generally larger, intended to cover the entire bed and possibly go down as far as the floor. For example, a full bed mattress measures 54” x 75”, and a full bedspread should measure 96” x 110”. A California king, the largest of all mattresses, is 72” x 84”, and the corresponding bedspread should be 114” x 120”. Bedspreads generally don’t offer as much warmth as a comforter, which should be made of a thicker material and fit the bed differently. A full-size comforter should measure 100” x 106”, while a California king should be 114” x 106”. Comforters are meant for warmth and comfort more than full coverage and attractiveness. An additional blanket option, a quilt, is generally smaller than the other blanket types and is purely for ornamental reasons and, if necessary, extra warmth in colder months. A full size mattress requires a quilt that is 80” x 80”, and a quilt for a California king should be 94” x 104”.

While any blanket option can suit your preferences and meet your needs, make sure you choose the proper size for each different blanket type to perfectly fit your size mattress.


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What Is Your Design Style?

With so many terms being used in the design world today, it can be hard to understand what all the different styles really represent. Here’s an overview of some of the most popular design styles and what they really mean.


Clean lines and solid colors define this design style. Neutral bases with loud, colored accents are common, as is low furniture and simple designs. Plain shapes are key, and minimal accessories and smoother, calmer surfaces are also important factors in contemporary designs.

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Home Decorating Company’s Bedding Selection now Includes Sferra –

Sferra Avery Bedding

Sferra Avery Bedding

At Home Decorating Company, we’re always looking to provide you with the best possible selection. Some of our merchandise offers exceptional value, while other products are known for superior quality. When it comes to luxury, however, there’s one brand above all the others – Sferra.

We’re proud to announce that we’re now selling high-end bedding products from legendary Italian manufacturer Sferra.

Direct from Italy and into Your Bedroom!

The company was founded in 1891 by pioneering designer Gennaro Sferra. Specializing in delicate Venetian lace cuffs, Sferra quickly gained a foothold in the United States.

The rest, as they say, is history. The Sferra family expanded their original line of cuffs and embellishments to include the most luxurious linens of the mid-20th century, including the very finest fabrics from Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and France. Sferra soon became the preferred supplier of fine linens and bedding products for upscale homes and many glamorous hotels. Continue reading

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Marvelous Holiday Decorating Tips for 2014

While there are some holiday decorations that remain constant through the years, like your first ornament/dreidel or grandma’s vintage nativity scene/menorah; sometimes you want to freshen up your seasonal décor with a beautiful new look. To help inspire you this year, we’ve asked some of the most creative minds in home design for their insight on the latest trends in holiday style. Get ready to deck the halls with the most marvelous holiday decorating tips for 2014. burning christmas lanterns and decoration background

Contemporary Holiday Colors

Many designers are shifting to rustic charm and metallic tones this holiday season. Kelsey Wells, president and chief designer of The Wells Collection, suggests giving the traditional red/green combo a rest:  “Instead of traditional holiday colors, you will see holiday decor in all neutrals- whites, silver, gold, creams, greys, etc., with accents through texture as opposed to color.” Continue reading

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Ultimate Bedding Guide: Which Bedspread is just right for you?

When choosing the bedding for your room, you may think one blanket is just like another, but this isn’t the case at all. It’s important to understand your options when trying to decide on what type of blanket will meet your needs the best and stay within your budget. Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know for Designing Your Bedroom

Designing and decorating your bedroom is exciting. You want to create a space that not only looks great, but promotes relaxation, comfort, and functions well for your needs. Even while on a budget, you’re able to design the bedroom of your dreams with just a few simple tricks.

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Choosing the right bedding is one of the single most important aspects of designing a great bedroom. The comforter, bedspread, or quilt you choose not only adds to the appeal of a room, but also offers a luxurious spot to sleep and relax. There are many colorful bedspreads and comforters to choose from, each offering the perfect touch to your bedroom. Continue reading

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How to Measure a Curtain

Curtains not only add privacy to a room, but they can also be the perfect final touch to complete the appearance of a room. However, simple mistakes when measuring your curtains can lead to a huge headache as you spend time and money hanging them just to find out your measurements were wrong. By taking a minute to properly measure your window, you’ll avoid common mistakes when you go to hang your curtains. All you’ll need is a tape measure, pencil, and a piece of paper.

Luxurious StylesHow to Measure a Curtain

How you measure your window depends on the type of look you want. For the luxurious look, you want your curtains to be hung as close to the ceiling as possible, while leaving enough length to allow them to flow to the floor. To accomplish this, you’ll measure above your window as close to the ceiling as you can get down to the floor, then add 8 to 10 extra inches. To find the ideal width, measure the width of the window and multiply by three.

Traditional StylesHow to Measure a Curtain

To measure curtains for the classic tailored look, you’ll want to hang your curtains about 6 inches above the window frame, but three inches beyond the window frame on the bottom, but this can be adjusted depending on how long you want the curtains to hang. Measure the width of the window and add one half inches of the width to increase the fullness of the curtains; thus, helping to hide the window frame.

Contemporary StylesHow to Measure a Curtain

To achieve the contemporary look where the curtains touch the floor, you’ll measure from 6 inches above the top of the windrow frame to 1 inch above the floor. Next, measure the width of the window and add one half to three times more inches depending on the level of fullness you want.

As a general rule of thumb, the higher you hang your curtains, the more inches in width you’ll want to add to achieve the ideal look. It’s also best to use a metal tape measure instead of a fabric tape measure, which can bend, causing inaccurate measurements.

Add style and privacy to your room by taking the necessary steps to properly measure your window for curtains.

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