For most of us, the bedroom is the ultimate respite. It's where we go to recharge, enjoy a guilty pleasure on television, or dive into a favorite book. The bedroom should be soothing; it should be clean, cared for, and welcoming, reflecting the type of peace of mind you'd like to achieve. Here's the definitive guide to the bedroom, a tour of tips, tricks, and inspiration that will help you build a better oasis in your home.
Although some experts recommend professional dry-cleaning for down and other fluffy bedding items, it is generally safe to wash them, either in the machine on gentle cycle or by hand. Here are some nifty tips from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook" on how to keep your pillows and comforters looking like new.