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Adding Pazazz to Your Bedroom

Just because you're living in a dorm room doesn't mean your bed has to look ordinary or cheap. You can easily create an luxurious look by adding a few pieces to your bedding. These additions are generally inexpensive and will make your entire room look fantastic.

Decide on a Color Scheme

Before you go out and get the items you will need to create an elegant looking bed, decide on the color scheme you want to use. Try and combine three colors that complement each other in order to create a more visually appealing look. Consider using a blend of patterns including florals, plaids, stripes and animal prints.

Add Lots of Layers

When you look at magazines or visit hotels, you will notice that the common element of luxury bedding is a lot of layers of soft, elegant linens and pillows. To create the most luxurious effect be sure to include the following bedding products: a bed skirt, a mattress topper and pad, a fitted and flat sheet, a comforter, at least two down bed pillows with pillowcases and finally at least one decorative pillow.

Caring for Your Linens

Once you have purchased all of your bedding components and have achieved the look you want, you will have to take special care of your linens in order to maintain their quality. Be sure to take the washing and drying instructions that come with your linens and put them with your washing products. Depending on the fabrics you have purchased, your linens will need some specific care to keep them from fading or shrinking. Keep all bleach products away from your new bed linens. The chemicals in bleach can quickly damage the colors. If you have just used bleach in your washer on other items, do not put your linens into the machine without running a second rinse cycle while it is empty. This will ensure that any residue bleach has been removed.