What’s the Deal with 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all want to provide the very best for our children and grandchildren. This means making sure they are well cared for and have everything they need, including: a quality education, healthy food and comfort items. Purchasing luxury items for children means that you are buying quality that will withstand extra wear. This is especially important if those well-loved items come out of the dresser drawer to be worn or cuddled more frequently. At Opulence of Southern Pines, we offer a full line of items just for the little ones on your list.
Kids love to look just like mom and dad. Our Barefoot Dreams Bamboo Chic Lite Calypso Wrap for girls is a scaled down version of this popular adult apparel. The soft and comfy wrap is the perfect layering piece for cool spring evenings.
Don’t forget about baby! We offer a great selection of layette items including the soft and cuddly Bamboo Chic Infant Cardigan or CozyChic Infant Pants, both with extra give right where it is needed to move with an active little one.
Are you looking for a combination of comfort, good design, ease of maintenance and really good quality? Brahms Mount heirloom blankets embodies all of this and has been a staple for growing families since its beginning in 1983. The large crib size, hardy weaves and classic colors will outlast the nursery and give your child years of textural security and comfort.
Wrap your little one in cozy luxury with an Olgalla Hypodown Crib Duvet. This patented hypoallergenic covering is machine washable and dryable and made in the USA.
The CozyChic Dream Buddies is two gifts in one. Little ones will adore the sweet little friend who comes attached to the blanket, and parents will love the soft comfort to wrap their little one in a warm hug.
The plush toys from Opulence of Southern Pines are as comforting as they are cozy. The CozyChic Octopus Buddy is available in a wide variety of soft heathered hues and the Barefoot Dreams Cuddle Buddies comes in four whimsical characters (puppy, bunny, lamb and bear).
At Opulence of Southern Pines, we provide luxury items for discerning customers. Visit our website to view our entire line of Designer Baby items and find the perfect item for that upcoming birthday or baby shower.
The DUX Bed- Duxiana’s DUX bed is touted as a “vehicle for wellbeing.” Designed with a unique continuous coil system, the DUX bed adjusts to both the shape of your body as well as your movement during sleep.
While most people are aware that a lack of quality sleep can cause mood swings, grogginess, and irritability, according to WebMD, it can also lead to serious health issues including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. This is why it is so important to carefully select your bed.
- Body contouring – The DUX bed conforms to your hips and shoulders while adequately supporting your lower back, allowing your spine to sit in its natural position. This takes any undue strain off muscles so you can enjoy a restful and restorative night’s sleep.
- Lumbar support – The DUX bed includes an adjustable lumbar system to provide extra support and comfort right where you need it most.
- Continuous coil – This high performance system is designed with over 4,000 interconnected springs that provide support to the entire body and distribute pressure evenly.
- Deep sleep – The DUX bed sleep technology allows you to enjoy deep and restful sleep the entire night.
- Customizable support – Because everyone is different, the DUX Pascal system allows you to create the support combination you require for optimal sleep. Customize your bed using our interchangeable cassettes with a variety of sleep tensions.
- Eco-friendly – The DUX interchangeable design not only allows customization, but it also enables you to change only the parts of your mattress that need updating. No need to throw out the entire unit, simply remove the worn section and replace.
- 90 years in the making – the DUX sleep system is backed by 90 years of research and development.
At Opulence of Southern Pines, we are proud to offer our customer the technologically advanced DUX bed from Duxiana. And, for a limited time, we are offering 20% off all down products and fine European linens. Visit our website to learn more or shop online. Coupon code: DUXLINENSALE. The sale ends January 31, 2017- shop today!
Step 1: Determine Your Beard Type & Trim Accordingly
Growing a beard doesn’t mean letting facial hair grow wherever it will. Determine how you’d like the beard to look. Birchbox offers tips on the . Utilize a pair of scissors or straight razor to fine-tune the lines.
Step 2: Keep Your Face Fresh
Remember – the best beards don’t take over your face. Abide by the spirit of “No Shave November” without strict adherence to the letter of the law. Be sure to maintain the appropriate facial hair length for your beard type, shave the rest.
Step 3: Wash Your Beard
Cleaning your beard combats itchiness throughout the day. Scrub your beard and pat it dry.
Step 4: Further Beard Maintenance
Beard oils, creams, or waxes should be applied to tame your beard and reduce itchiness. Don’t resign your beard to a thicket of tangled knots! Comb or brush your beard every day to keep it growing in the direction you want.
We are in the midst of gift-giving season! From now until January, you can expect friends and family to spoil loved ones with seasonal presents and thoughtful gifts. Whether you are thanking a party hostess for their soiree or attending a bridal shower, everyone deserves a bit of opulence in their life. Here are some ideas that are sure to impress!
Bridal Shower: Heading to a bridal shower? Show the happy couple how special they are with one of these essential gifts!
Lady Primrose Bath Salts – Wedding planning is stressful. Provide the bride-to-be with detoxifying and conditioning bath salts that will leave her glowing!
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe – There’s no better feeling than wrapping up in a comfy cozy robe! Get the happy couple matching robes that they will enjoy day in and day out.
Sferra Celine Fringed Throw – There’s nothing like a good blanket! This cotton fringed throw from Sferra Celine is a great choice for the couple and their home.
Baby Shower: If you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, then look no further. Opulence of Southern Pines has a selection of baby products for welcoming a little one to the world.
The Wild Buddy –Elephant – This super soft and cuddle elephant is perfect company for newborns as they grow up.
Sweet Dreams Pajamas– New parents often register for newborn sizes, but it helps to accumulate a small stockpile of clothes for their little one to grow into. Sweet Dreams has adorable and lightweight jammies for boys and girls in toddler sizes.
Barefoot Dreams Receiving Blanket – These adorable, multi-striped receiving blankets are a cloud of softness to wrap a newborn in. With pink and blue available, it’s a great pick for any gender baby shower.
Hostess Gifts: Don’t go to a party empty handed! Ditch the bottle of wine and show your gratitude to the hostess with a gift from Opulence of Southern Pines.
This premium candle mixes an aroma of wintertime fire and wood with hints of frankincense.
If you aren’t sure what to get for a baby shower, bridal shower or party, pick up an Opulence of Southern Pines gift certificate! A gift certificate is the best way to ensure someone receives just what they want for any occasion. For more information, browse our website or call 910-692-2744 to speak with a professional.
Along with the rich colors of fall, all-new inventory from Opulence of Southern Pines is here! You can browse our latest products in our online catalog (accessible from our homepage in the top right corner, or here). Featuring beautiful full-color imagery of our newest offerings of luxury products for the home, including bed, bath, sleepwear, fragrance, personal grooming and shave, and decorating accessories, you’re sure to fall in love with the fresh beauty and style from our designer brands. For your convenience, this browsable catalog contains user-friendly click-through pages, and clickable photos that link to the full details of each item. The catalog can be accessed from your computer, tablet, or smartphone screen, printed out, or texted directly to your phone.
Fall decorating is all about incorporating some of the vibrant colors of fall, and “cozying up” the home. Add comfortable layers to enhance the look and feel of your living room with these Textillery throw blankets featured in our new catalog, or make your home more inviting with these new classic indoor/outdoor woven rugs from Dash & Albert. Warm up the more intimate spaces of the home, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, by choosing towels, washcloths, and bedding in sumptuous autumn color palettes such as Nandina Savari’s bamboo towels and Anali’s stunning new duvet cover.
Remember, fall decorating doesn’t have to be limited only to warm colors: it’s about making your home look warm, inviting, welcoming, and elegant! For more fall decorating tips, visit this great article from Coastal Living, or see the favorite fall color palettes from 27 designers here!
Come see our newest luxury brand styles for the home…because we believe that “Everyone Deserves a Bit of Opulence in Their Life!”
With stores in Southern Pines and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as online catalog and ordering services, Opulence of Southern Pines has been offering tasteful, designer bath, bedding, and table products for the home, as well as luxurious sleepwear, fragrances, men’s grooming and shaving accessories, and gifts, for over 18 years. To learn more, view the catalog, or place an order, visit https://www.opulenceofsouthernpines.com/.
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