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Picking towels that feel soft and fluffy is a good start, but following these expert-approved tips will make sure you’re picking only the best and hardest-working bath towels wherever you shop. As with picking other household essentials, picking bath towels can be a drawn-out process when you take the time to do it right. Sure, anyone can pick up some cheap options at the nearest home goods store, but anyone seeking only the best bath towels for ultimate durability, fluffiness, and drying ability will need to put some time and effort into the search. Figuring out what to look for and how to pick...

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Learning how to fold a fitted sheet—that top sheet is a whole other story—is like riding a bicycle: Both tasks can seem overly complicated at first, but once you’ve done them smoothly, they become second nature. (Next up is figuring out how often you should wash your sheets and sticking to it.) If you’ve got riding a bike down pat but still need a little help with folding a fitted sheet, we’re here to provide those figurative training wheels for a little longer with our How to Fold a Fitted Sheet video. Folding a fitted sheet may not seem like a high-priority skill, but...

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They look and sound luxurious (and have a passionate following), but linen sheets have a much different feel—and are a little more high maintenance—than cotton; here’s what you should know before buying your first set of linen sheets. Just thinking about linen sheets conjures an image of airy, breezy fabric—possible even the most comfortable sheets ever—blowing in the wind, hung out to dry on a clothesline at a picturesque country home. As dreamy as they sound, linen sheets are quite different if you’re used to sleeping on other fabrics, such as cotton. The good news is, linen sheets are pretty hearty: Linen...

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Four things you need to know before investing in your next dreamy set—they may just be the best bed sheets you have ever slept on. Stephen Cardino, who has been the home fashion director at Macy’s for 7 years and is a 25-year veteran of the bedding industry, weighs in on what you need to know to be certain you’re picking only the best bed sheets. Follow these tips—and try to shop at the best places to buy bedding—for a smoother, softer sleeping experience, stat. Is Thread Count That Important? Yes and no. Thread count is often used as the barometer of the best bed sheets’...

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A bedroom should be a personal getaway, a sanctuary, which expresses your favorite colors, feelings, and collections. Learn the main rules to remember when decorating your bedroom. Choose Subtle Color Instead of bold primary colors, choose soothing shades and a restful palette of monochromatic tones. Remember color theory: gentle hues of blue, lavender, or green are considered calm and serene. Rich jewel-toned hues help set the mood of coziness and comfort. These might include toasty browns, deep pomegranate, or topaz. Use toned-down versions of your favorite colors in the bedroom." That might mean choosing mauve instead of eggplant, or pumpkin instead...

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