Need a New Luxury Bathrobe? 4 Things to Think About

There aren’t many clothing items more versatile than a great bathrobe. In addition to making it easy to protect your privacy when the housekeepers arrive, the surge in athleisure wear has made high-end robes a normal part of daily dress — with celebrities wearing them everywhere from airports to basketball games. Here are four things you should think about before buying a new bathrobe, and why you won’t regret the research.

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4 Ways to Create a Spa Experience in Your Master Bathroom

Your master bedroom suite should be a haven from the cares of everyday life and should have a relaxed, spa-like atmosphere for everyone who enjoys it. One great way to create a haven like this is by using your master bathroom to create the ultimate home spa. Here are five great ideas.

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4 Tips on How to Decorate Your Dining Table

Families often gather around the dining room table for more than nightly dinners. During birthdays, reunions, holidays, and celebrations, family members congregate around a table to enjoy a home-cooked meal. During such times, the table decor is as important as the taste of the food. Here are some tips to help spruce up a table for family gatherings.

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Having Trouble Sleeping? Here’s a Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Many people have trouble sleeping, and this common issue may be caused by similar issues. By looking at a few of the reasons, you can start to see how small changes around your home can make all the difference. This post lists some of the changes you can make in your home to improve your ability to sleep.

Create Regular Sleeping Habits to Get Better Sleep

Human beings tend to do better with most things when they follow a routine. Sleep is no different. Creating a sleep pattern can help attune your body to sleeping and waking at the right times. Read More

Housewarming Gift Baskets

If you want to congratulate a friend or loved one on the purchase of a new home, treat them to a gift basket filled with luxurious items. If you know their personal decor style, then you can choose items that coordinate with it, or you can purchase neutral pieces that will work with any type of interior design elements.

Even if you’re on a tight gift-giving budget, you can still find items that offer a touch of luxury that will make the homeowner feel pampered as they settle into their new residence. When designing the basket, choose just one or two higher-end products, and fill it in with more basic items

Start with a decorative basket that the gift recipient can reuse around the home for storing towels, bath products or even holiday items. As another idea, use a picnic basket to hold the gifts as a creative touch. Here are some luxurious housewarming gift ideas to get you started.
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Make a Statement with Your Baby Shower Gift

Your BFF, sister or family friend is having a baby. Congrats to her! With her due date quickly approaching, a baby shower is on the horizon. That means you need to get her a stand-out gift. Sure, you could go with the same old package of onesies or the little hat and bootie combo that everyone else is getting her. Or, you could go with something that makes a statement. That is, a statement saying, “I only want you and your baby to have the best.”

How can you stand out from the rest of the gift-giving back and celebrate the new mama-to-be? Take a look at these way beyond basic baby shower gift picks.

Designer Duds

Those teeny tiny little outfits are awesomely adorable. The soon-to-be mommy will totally appreciate a stylish set of baby clothes. Chances are that she’s already bought the basics. Onesies, leggings and socks are probably filling her over-stuffed baby drawers. But she may not have picked out anything that goes beyond sleepers and stretchy pants.
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8 Luxurious Gifts for the Holiday Season

8 Luxurious Gifts for the Holiday Season

Give personal, high-end gifts this holiday season, and all year-long, with some luxurious products that anyone will appreciate. Encourage friends, family, and loved ones to pamper themselves with tasteful items chosen specifically for them.

Look for these eight high-end gifts and luxurious personal products this holiday season.

1. Egyptian Cotton Linens

Give a gift of Egyptian cotton linens this season — the recipient of your gift will love the comfort this high-quality material gives.
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Tips for Putting Together a Luxury Care Package for Men

Men may not often be the center of attention when it comes to enjoying luxuries like manicures, pedicures, and massages. That doesn’t mean they won’t love being pampered every bit as much as women do. In fact, when you are creating a care package or gift basket for the man you love, amp up the luxury factor and consider these tips for maximizing his enjoyment of your present.

Tip #1: Start with the Biggest Gifts

It’s best to start your luxury care package by first selecting the biggest gifts. These will be the luxurious presents that lay the foundation for the rest of the package. Consider how the man you love prefers to indulge himself. Read More

Treat Guests to the Lap of Luxury With These Tips for Creating the Ultimate Guest Bedroom

Now that you have set up your beautiful home, you cannot wait to begin hosting houseguests. Whether you are looking forward to inviting your mom to visit or just know that your old college roommate will be traveling to your city for work soon, setting up the ultimate guest room is next on your to-do list.

The best thing about setting up a guest room is that you get to splurge on items that you know will stand the test of time. Plus, pampering your loved ones is one of your specialties. Since every guest should be treated like a VIP, make sure to include these items for creating a room where your guests can lounge in the lap of luxury. Read More

What’s the Deal with Throw Pillows?

What’s the Deal with Throw Pillows?

DUXIANA 818 Bed with Sferra Throw Pillows

Decorative throw pillows can add a touch of comfort, style, and whimsy to your home. However, you might look at all the options and wonder why there are so many choices. This helpful guide will breakdown what you need to know to make the right selection.

Size

The size of throw pillows you choose should be determined by the size of your furniture. The average size, which is between 16”-24″x 16”-24,” will work for a larger sofa. Oversized pillows create a comfy, lounge feel, but should be reserved for really large furniture with ample seating room. If your sofa is modern and compact, or you need a pillow for a delicate side chair, go for a smaller one, otherwise you will have to remove them to sit comfortably.

Filling

The typical fillings for pillows are feather, foam, or a synthetic mix. Synthetics maintain the shape of the pillow quite well and are cheaper than goose down, which is much softer and better quality. When selecting a filing, consider how you will use the pillows. Are they going to be leaned on or are you using them as decoration only? Cheap fillers stuffed with loose foam will break down from frequent use.

Quantity

While a good rule of thumb is to go for an odd number of pillows, there’s nothing wrong with a symmetrical look. A more important consideration is how many will be suitable for the size of your furniture. There is such a thing as too many throw pillows. On a very large sofa, five decorative pillows will work, but most couches look best with just three. For a small chair, choose one pillow. For loveseats, go with two.

Shape

There are four basic pillow shapes – bolsters, squares, rectangles and rounds. Square pillows will provide the best full-back comfort if you need it to support your body while lounging. Also, consider the aesthetics of your furniture. Sofas with sharp lines can be softened up with round pillow, while round, large squares will give a balanced look to a rounded couch. If you can’t decide what size to choose, go for a mixture of two or three shapes.

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we have a wide variety of decorative pillows for your bed, couch and other areas of your home. Visit our online store to see our full selection.

Iosis Throw Pillows, French Decorative Tapestry Pillows

Iosis Throw Pillows, French Decorative Tapestry Pillows